Questions tagged [spells]

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Ephemeral Tread's balance implications

The feat Ephemeral Tread, paired with the spell dream travel, seems to let you travel to the Dimension of Dreams and perform impossible actions. This seems to let you (at a low level) cast wish upon ...
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How could a dragon deal with the spell Hide from Dragons efficiently when hunting alone outside his lair?

The typical known means to defend against Hide from Dragons are focused around dragons inside his lair, like using non-dragon minions, traps, magical alarms, dispelling screens and what-not, but that'...
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Does Divine Word's Killing Effect Come Before or After the Banishing Effect (For Fiends)

This question is stated right in the title. In this case, a cleric might cast Divine Word with a fiend with 20 or less HP in the area, and the fiend can hear the cleric. As we all know, if a fiend ...
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Can an animal cast spells via a Ring of Spell Storing? [duplicate]

Based on this question, (answered here), I have a follow up question: Can a normal animal cast spells via a Ring of Spell Storing? It seems that any animal, if properly trained, can attune to the Ring....
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Does the Construct Spirit from the Summon Construct spell cast at 4th level have 40 HP, or 55 HP?

I believe that there is a typo in the summon construct spell from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything. The spell is shown as a 4th-level spell in the table at the beginning of the chapter (p. 105) and in ...
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Can the automatic damage from the Witch Bolt spell be repeatedly activated using an Order of Scribes wizard's Manifest Mind feature?

The Order of Scribes wizard sublass has the Manifest Mind feature (TCoE, p. 78), which creates a manifested spectral mind that can be moved by the wizard as a bonus action. Additionally, the wizard ...
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What level should a shorter-duration “Mass Protection from Energy” be?

The group I DM for (7 characters - Bard, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Wizard - all level 7) will soon go up against an Adult White Dragon. (They don't know yet. Heh.) I would like to gently ...
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Does the NPC wizard 'Diviner' regain their Portent ability on use of a scroll? [duplicate]

Most NPCs use a flat-basic stat block in lieu of character classes. Please observe the Diviner, a 15th level caster, from Volo's Guide to Monsters. This Diviner wizard has (1) class feature, the daily ...
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For an attack against a target with the Blink spell cast on them, does Spirit Sensing Stance reduce the miss chance to 20%?

The description of the blink spell says, in part: Physical attacks against you have a 50% miss chance, and the Blind-Fight feat doesn’t help opponents, since you’re ethereal and not merely invisible. ...
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Is it possible to escape from a Wall of Stone spell on the turn it is cast by flying?

The spell wall of stone allows those that might be trapped by it a chance to escape during the action in which it is 'springing into existence'. If a creature would be surrounded on all sides by the ...
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Does Arms of Hadar hit the caster?

The text is unclear to me. Tendrils of dark energy erupt from you and batter all creatures within 10 feet of you. I assume I'm a creature within 10 feet of me, so am I also a target of this spell? ...
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Can the Battle Master fighter's Precision Attack maneuver be used on a melee spell attack?

I've searched here and in various reference books but can't find the answer to this specific question. The description of the Battle Master fighter's Precision Attack maneuver (PHB, p. 74) states that ...
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Does the Aid spell affect creatures engaged in combat?

The Bless spell has this restriction: A blessing, however, affects only those not already engaged in melee combat. ...While the Aid spell doesn't directly say anything similar. It does, however, say ...
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Are there any official CR 8 beasts that are not dinosaurs, for the purpose of the Polymorph spell?

Although the party wizard has had a wand of polymorph since finding it in a hand-converted U3: The Final Enemy (before the release of Ghosts of Saltmarsh), she has typically used it defensively, ...
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Embiggening monster for higher CR for Polymorph [Homebrew] [closed]

Although the party wizard has had a wand of polymorph since finding it in a hand-converted U3 (before the release of Ghosts of Saltmarsh) she has typically used it defensively, turning enemies into ...
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When you learn True Polymorph, do you learn about every creature in existence?

When a wizard learns true polymorph, do they also learn about every creature in existence? Since the spell says the new form can be a creature of any kind you choose, it seems to me that this would ...
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For the Fey Touched and Shadow Touched feats, what exactly does “spell slots […] of the appropriate level” mean?

The Fey Touched and Shadow Touched feats that have been released in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 79-80) both include the line: You can also cast these spells using spell slots you have of the ...
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If I use the Shapechange spell to turn into a phoenix, can I use its legendary resistances to pass Con saves to maintain concentration? [duplicate]

I've been trying to make use of the Shapechange spell as a 9th-level spell with a Druid class, but concentration seems to be a major issue. Say I transform into a Phoenix, can I use its 3 Legendary ...
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Can one use the spell Goodberry as a weapon?

The spell Goodberry produces ten berries that heal one hit-point each. It has a few other uses in terms of nutrition. Have some RAW berries: Up to ten berries appear in your hand and are infused with ...
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Shield spell - removing the special effects of a hit [duplicate]

Background A Shield spell is cast as a reaction to an attack that hits. It applies its AC bonus even against the attack to which it is a reaction, meaning that it can make the attack that hit, ...
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What does “Ninemen” mean, in the name of the Nulathoe's Ninemen spell?

Every reference to Ed Greenwood's spell Nulathoe's ninemen makes sure to note that "ninemen" is pronounced "nin-em-en" rather than "nine men," making it a unique word of ...
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If the Feywild Shard magic item's Wild Magic Surge results in a spell, does that replace the initial triggering spell, or occur in addition to it?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 127) includes a magic item called the Feywild shard. The relevant part of its description states: When you use a Metamagic option on a spell while you are holding ...
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Can a space from Phantasmal Force move?

So, my DM is doing a pvp tourney and I am fighting a Mage (5th level). I am a Shadow Monk and also 5th level. What happened is that in the middle of the fight, the Mage cast Phantasmal Force on me. I ...
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As a sword-and-board Eldritch Knight fighter, do I need to put away my sword on my turn if I want to cast the Shield spell as a reaction?

Without the War Caster feat, I can't cast spells with somatic components if I have both a shield and a sword in my hands. Putting my sword away or dropping it is a free action; however, you can't do ...
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How do the Warding Bond and Tether Essence spells interact?

The warding bond spell states: [...] Also, each time it takes damage, you take the same amount of damage. [...] The tether essence spell states: [...] When damage is dealt to one of them, the same ...
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Who can use a Spell Scroll scribed by a bard who learned the spell using the Magical Secrets feature, if it is not normally on the bard spell list?

When a bard learns a spell using the Magical Secrets feature, it counts as a bard spell. Of note, should they replace any spell learned via Magical Secrets at a later level, they can only replace it ...
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Why do level 4 and 5 Druid spells seem to change tone? [closed]

I am playing a Druid for the first time (D&D 5e) and am quite enjoying it. My character recently hit level 9, and I noticed that the 4th and 5th level spells seem to shift in tone dramatically ...
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What is the point of origin for a square area of effect?

The spellcasting rules for areas of effect state: A spell's description specifies its area of effect, which typically has one of five different shapes: cone, cube, cylinder, line, or sphere. Every ...
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How does the Transmuted Spell metamagic work with Flames of Phlegethos?

In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything there's a new meta magic option that reads Transmuted Spell When you cast a spell that deals a type of damage from the following list, you can spend 1 sorcery point ...
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Can I use area of effect targetting rules to Entangle a target 105 feet away from me?

Entangle is a spell with a range of 90 feet. But, the wording of it... Grasping weeds and vines sprout from the ground in a 20-foot square starting from a point within range. Can I orient the square ...
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Does reading the Book of Exalted Deeds prevent casting non-upcast 5th-level spells into a Ring of Spell Storing?

The Ring of Spell Storing states (emphasis mine): This ring stores spells cast into it, holding them until the attuned wearer uses them. The ring can store up to 5 levels worth of spells at a time. ...
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Can an Elder Oblex be subject to an AoE more than once?

The Elder Oblex has the Sulfurous Impersonation feature which lets it create an impersonation of a creature in another space. The feature goes on to state: For all practical purposes, the simulacrum ...
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Does the Dispel Magic spell affect “Living Spells” in any meaningful way?

I recently came to a point where I was trying to find a source that talks about the dispel magic spell in relation to Living Spells. Living Spells are very similar in a lot of ways to spells; they ...
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Can a character with darkvision see into Hunger of Hadar? [duplicate]

Can a character with darkvision see into Hunger of Hadar? This assumes the character is not inside the spells area, and therefore not blinded. This has come up a few times on this stackexchange, but ...
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Can you make four attacks on the turn you cast Blade of Disaster?

Blade of Disaster is a new spell from the Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden module and is found on pg. 318. According to the spell description (emphasis mine): When you cast this spell, you can ...
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Can the Command spell be used to force someone to drink poison?

The Command spell does the following: You speak a one-word command to a creature you can see within range. The target must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or follow the command on its next turn. The ...
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Hideous Laughter while climbing

I found this question about hideous laughter being casted on someone who is flying. James Jacob’s answer in the exchange is more geared to what happens when a character who’s flying is knocked prone (...
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What counts as a sorcerer spell for the purposes of the Wild Magic sorcerer's Wild Magic Surge feature? [duplicate]

The Wild Magic sorcerer's Wild Magic Surge feature states (PHB, p. 103): Starting when you choose this origin at 1st level, your spellcasting can unleash surges of untamed magic. Immediately after ...
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Can reaction spells be cast without any trigger?

I've come across a few questions regarding the spell storing ring to which my question matters. Under spell storing ring it reads: Any creature can Cast a Spell of 1st through 5th Level into the ring ...
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Can a chain of simulacra casting a spell make it permanent?

This is a weird question. It has been established that a caster could cast Simulacrum on themselves to make a simulacra, then the simulacra can cast Simulacrum on the caster to make a second simulacra ...
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As an Order of the Scribes Wizard, can I cast a Psychic Fireball at Level 7?

According to the Awakened Spellbook feature of the Order of Scribes school of magic presented in Tasha's: When you cast a wizard spell with a spell slot, you can temporarily replace its damage type ...
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Can you change a recently deceased familiar’s form when recasting the Find Familiar spell?

One of my players is playing a wizard who knows the find familiar spell. Last session, they had to deal with some hags. While they were scouting a manor, one of the hags attacked his familiar and ...
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Can you warm yourself up with Fire Bolt?

During my last encounter my 3lvl wizard fell into a trap with freezing water below. He managed to save himself using Levitate, but during my party's post-game discussion there was a question of ...
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After Tiny Hut has been cast, does the dome disappear when a large creature appears in it?

Our wizard casts Tiny Hut: Nine creatures of Medium size or smaller can fit inside the dome with you. The spell fails if its area includes a larger creature or more than nine creatures. My druid is ...
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Shield Spell and triggering effects of damage not taken

A Shield spell is cast as a reaction to an attack that hits. It applies its AC bonus even against the attack to which it is a reaction, meaning that it can make that attack that hit, retroactively ...
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Does a Divine Soul Sorcerer have access to the additional cleric spells in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything?

Additional Cleric Spells 1st-level cleric feature The spells in the following list expand the cleric spell list in the Player’s Handbook. The list is organized by spell level, not character level. ...
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Can objects created by Performance of Creation be used as expensive material components?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything introduces the College of Creation which gets the class feature Performance of Creation: As an action, you can channel the magic of the Song of Creation to create one ...
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Does the metal construct summoned from Summon Construct also cause fire damage when using Slam?

The Summoned Construct's Heated Body ability is the same wording as the Remorhaz' (though it does less damage). Construct Spirit: Heated Body (Metal Only). A creature that touches the construct or ...
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Does the Protection from Evil and Good spell kill the host of an Intellect Devourer?

The Body Thief action in the Intellect Devourer's statblock in the MM and SRD says, in part: A protection from evil and good spell cast on the body drives the intellect devourer out. [...] By ...
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Does a ghost gain a familiar if it uses a Ring of Spell Storing + Find Familiar?

A ghost takes possession of a humanoid. Humanoid possesses a Ring of Spell Storing. The ghost uses the Ring of Spell Storing that contains at least one Find Familiar spell. The ghost-humanoid ...

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