Questions tagged [spells]

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How does Magecraft work for (Human Mark of Making)?

In regards to Magecraft can someone help define how long "temporary magic item" last. Also, How many of these Items you can have at one time. for example a pair of wrist wraps that will allow me to ...
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Can the Wish spell be used to increase ability scores? [duplicate]

Could you wish for an ability score of 30 in D&D?
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What to do when a player wishes for magic not to exist? [closed]

The question is simple, the answer... not so much. My player has access to a wish spell, and he has decided to wish for magic not to exist, on all planes, from the current time, forever. If I grant ...
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Does the damage from the drawback of wish prevent the casting of the triggering spell if the damage kills the caster?

Wish [...] After enduring that stress, each time you cast a spell until you finish a long rest, you take 1d10 necrotic damage per level of that spell. If this damage kills you, will the spell that ...
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Should I use assumed value when using the spell Wish to produce a house or similar object?

So I was looking into the spell wish, and according to its description, it has the ability to produce an object up to 25,000gp of value. I was wondering if this could be used to produce a homestead, ...
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How long does damage resistance granted by Wish last?

One of the possible effects you can create with the 9th level spell Wish states: You grant up to ten creatures that you can see resistance to a damage type you choose. And that's it. No length ...
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Spell save DC on a wish spell cast from a magic item

So I got a luck blade from my DM and I am trying to cast dominate person on someone at 8th level. What would the saving throw be for the person it is being cast on. Wish says that any spell at 8th ...
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Wish on a scroll: Who suffers the consequences?

If I create a scroll with the Wish spell and an other person uses it to do anything that would trigger the penalty (anything that is not replicating an 8th or lower level spell causes necrotic damage ...
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Does the wish spell trigger the 33% automatically?

The answer to "Are there limits or costs to Wishing forever for ability score increases?" seems to indicate "There is a 33% chance you can never cast wish again." Several other answers on here take ...
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What happens if you make an impossible wish

What would happen if someone were to use a wish spell to request something that is literally impossible? For example, the resurrection of someone who is not dead. Would the spell simply be wasted, or ...
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Can wish be used to recharge magic weapons, armor, or items that use charges?

Wish explicitly states that it cannot be used to create magic items, however, it doesn't say anything about using the wish to recharge a magic item (if it uses the charges system). Is it with the ...
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Does casting Contingency via Wish remove the requirement to carry a statuette?

When used to cast another spell, Wish states: You don't need to meet any requirements in that spell, including costly Components. (PHB 288) Contingency states: ...contingency ends on you if its ...
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Does using Wish for a use that's mentioned elsewhere, but that's not duplicating a spell, cause stress?

On page 289 of the PHB for Wish: The stress of casting this spell to produce any effect other than duplicating another spell weakens you. There are effects and uses for Wish mentioned through D&...
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Do you “suffer stress” even if you use a wish from an item? [duplicate]

If you use a ring of 3 wishes or a luckblade for a wish (not emulating a spell) do you "suffer stress" - specifically the 33% chance of never casting wish again?
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Can the Wish spell overcome the post-casting time requirements of the Clone spell

Per the Wish spell: Wish You don't need to meet any requirements in that spell, including costly components. The spell simply takes effect. Per the Clone spell: Clone This clone ...
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What happens if a sorcerer can't ever cast wish again?

A level 17 Sorcerer casts the Wish spell for an effect that would trigger the repercussions, rolls the d100, and finds they are never able to cast it again: Finally, there is a 33 percent chance ...
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Does a Simulacrum-Wish combo affect the original caster?

I'm in a new high-level campaign which is a continuation of a previous one. I'm an 18th-level wizard, and our DM allowed us to have multiple simulacra at a time in the previous campaign. However, now ...
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How does Wish work with spells that interact with material components?

How does wish work with spells that interact with material components? For example, how does wish work with a spell like leomund's secret chest? Do an exquisite chest and small chest just appear with ...
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Wish for Instant Summons spell gives a sapphire? [duplicate]

Wish: The basic use of this spell is to duplicate any other spell of 8th level or lower. You don’t need to meet any requirements in that spell, including costly components. Instant Summons: ...
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How much XP can the Wish spell grant?

If someone had the Deck of Many things, drew the Moon and got a wish spell, and wished to "Level up as much as (They) can", how much XP would the wish spell give to the player?
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Could a wish spell make someone who is not able to cast the wish spell, able again? [duplicate]

This is a weird question, I know, it's simply food for thought. It states in the PHB that casting a wish spell for any other effect than duplicating another spell causes a stress that can, among other ...
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Wish spell used by non-caster

When using a magic item that can cast wish in other ways with a non-caster, like ring of three wishes used by fighter: if he/she failed his roll on the first wish would he be unable to use the other ...
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Questions regarding Wish+Simulacrum [closed]

An 18th level Divination wizard uses his 9th-level slot and wish to cast Simulacrum on himself as an action at the start of combat. Provided he had just started the adventuring day, and hadn't spent ...
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Does the wish-granting Efreeti from an Efreeti Bottle suffer wish stress?

There is a small chance that an efreeti released by this item has the following effect: The efreeti can cast the wish spell three times for you. It disappears when it grants the final wish or after ...
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Are there limits or costs to Wishing forever for ability score increases?

Are there any drawbacks to using a wish spell to increase ability scores? If not then what would stop players from just using wish repeatedly and raising their ability scores to 30? I'm just getting ...
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Can the 5th lvl 'Dream' spell contact a petrified creature?

A player would like to cast 'Dream' spell on an ancient statue of a petrified hero. Thematically this is wonderful, sure - but is it RAW? Here are possible answers we discussed / lacking backing: 1/ ...
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I'll polymorph an adult dragon into a mouse and put it into a mouse cell. What would happen? [duplicate]

What would happened after the polymorph ends? Does a dragon stay a tiny sized dragon forever because there was a size limitation to enlarge more than a tiny creature? Does a dragon tear the cell ...
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Can a player choose to add detail and flavor to their character's spells and abilities?

I'm not really sure how to word this so I'll detail the situation and hopefully I can not only get an answer but a name for this situation. I was in a game with a regular group doing a one shot as ...
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What happens to a Disintegrated Troll RAW?

Related to This Question, and meant to provide a basis upon which that question can be answered. Keep in mind that this is a Rules as Written question: Questions about the rules as written are ...
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Would the Dimension Door spell trigger or bypass the Mental Prison spell?

After failing the saving throw for mental prison, the target is subjected, among other things, to this: If the target is moved out of the illusion, makes a melee attack through it, or reaches any ...
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Can a sorcerer use the Quickened Spell metamagic option to cast cantrips?

Considering that in higher levels, cantrips deal more damage than L2 spells (especially if you dip 2 levels of Warlock, with EB + Hex + Agonizing Blast), I'm wondering whether it's more efficient for ...
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How to increase the attack bonus of an Arcane Trickster?

I'm starting to build an Arcane Trickster in Pathfinder. As you can imagine it would be hard to use weapons with a wizard attack bonus. I am already taking two levels of Unchained Rogue which gives ...
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What official glyphs/spells would help contain a book that radiates evil?

My player has a book that radiates an evil from it that blackens and tarnishes, even melts in some cases, whatever container it's in (sack, box, etc.). The entry for the property in question (DMG ...
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When does a target know it's under the effects of a charm/enchantment spell?

In 5th Edition which spells, like Suggestion, are not noticable, and which are noticeable by the target and/or nearby onlookers? Are there differences if a target fails or succeeds on a save roll? I ...
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Can the Guiding Bolt spell be aimed at an invisible target?

Most spells state that the target must be something you can see. for example the magic missile spell says: Each dart hits a creature of your choice that you can see within range. But recently I ...
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Does a Globe of Invulnerability move with the caster?

The globe of invulnerability spell creates "A barrier with a 10-foot radius [that] surrounds you". Does that barrier move with the caster, or stays in the same place for the duration regardless of ...
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Can the hit point maximum be reduced repeatedly with multiple Harm spells?

I know that the effects of a spell don’t combine if it is cast multiple times. Only the most potent effect would be applied. In our last game, this topic came up in regards to the Harm spell. Harm was ...
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Beast Bond Duration

A Gloom Stalker Ranger cast Beast Bond. Does it end in 10 minutes, and the beast just leaves? Or does it take 10 minutes of concentration to establish the Bond and gain a companion? Beast Bond ...
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How to handle a player wanting to use the (UA) Remote Access spell on an android player character?

This is in my sci-fi D&D 5e campaign. I have a warlock who's using a spell from the Modern Magic unearthed arcana called remote access. I also have another player who is playing a homebrew android ...
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Must the layers of the Prismatic Wall spell be destroyed in order?

Must the layers of the Prismatic Wall spell be destroyed in order? You'd think this is answered read-as-written on page 269 of the 5e PHB: The wall can be destroyed, also one layer at a time, in ...
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How does Charm Person work?

In a campaign I've been playing in, we've been having a real tough time deciding how powerful to make the first level Charm Person spell for Magic Users. We are playing Swords & Wizardry, a D&...
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What abilities can the Hex spell target on an adult white dragon?

The hex spell description says (PHB, p. 251): You place a curse on a creature that you can see within range. Until the spell ends, you deal an extra 1d6 necrotic damage to the target whenever ...
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Does the secondary damage of the Green-Flame Blade cantrip damage the caster if no other targets are available?

The description of the green-flame blade cantrip (SCAG, p. 143) reads: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature within the ...
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Can I combine Haste, Green Flame Blade, Divine Smite, and Thunderous Smite like this?

This question is asking if my coup de grace manoeuvre action-sequence, that could only be pulled off once per long rest, is working as intended. I'll try to keep what I am trying to do as simple as ...
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Are spells learned from feats considered to be associated with your class?

The multiclassing spellcasting rules (PHB p. 164, or here in the basic rules) state: Each spell you know and prepare is associated with one of your classes, and you use the spellcasting ability ...
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Can you create a Wall of Fire in midair?

In 4E and 5E there seems to be the requirement of a Wall of Fire to be resting on a solid surface. But in 3.5 I did not find such a rule. So: can you create a Wall of Fire in midair?
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Do your spells end when you die?

I linked to this answer in a 5e question, attempting to bring support for the idea that, if you cast an open-ended spell, like Magic Mouth, it could remain after you die. Someone pointed out that, as ...
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Does the “damage for disobedience” effect from the Geas spell end when the caster dies? [duplicate]

Situation Some NPCs were under the influence of the geas spell cast by a pair of Lamias. The NPCs were commanded (1) to rebuild some buildings in a town to further the Lamias' evil goals and (2) to ...
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Does a creature know that the Suggestion spell was cast on it?

I have a problem about the spell Suggestion. One of my players wants to use it on an NPC and the NPC fails the save, does the 'thing' he is told to do and now ____. Does the NPC 'magically' forget ...
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What are the stats of spider constructs created by the spell “Stone Spiders”?

The spell Stone Spiders (FRCS, p. 75) reads: You transform 1d3 pebbles into stone constructs that resemble monstrous spiders. The constructs can be any size from Tiny to Huge as you decide, but ...