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Questions tagged [spells]

Specific manifestations of magic that can be generically called "spells". Use [magic] for more generic questions about magic.

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Would a caster know whether casting Remove Curse on a lycanthrope born that way was unsuccessful? [duplicate]

I have a player that's a born lycanthrope (weretiger), that was bitten by a known werebear. one of my other players is planning on casting remove curse on them. Would the caster know that the spell ...
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Would Hex disadvantage non-proficient skill checks made with the associated attribute?

If Hex causes "disadvantage on ability checks made with the chosen ability", and non-proficient skill checks are effectively just an ability check with no prof bonus added, would those checks be at ...
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How does a shadow monk teleport into magical darkness if they don't have line of sight to a square inside of it?

There was a question similar to this question posted here. Where the jist of the question was asked what use does a Shadow Monk have for casting Darkness if they can't see through it. My question is ...
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How, other than Hallow, can a place or object be consecrated or desecrated, so that it would be detected by Divine Sense or Detect Evil and Good?

The paladin's Divine Sense feature allows the paladin to ...detect the presence of any place or object that has been consecrated or desecrated, as with the hallow spell. Similarly, the spell ...
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Does a countered spell cost a spell slot?

When a spell caster is interrupted by a counterspell, does the countered spell use a spell slot? The spell description reads, in part: You attempt to interrupt a creature in the process of casting ...
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For a multiclassed cleric/wizard, can cleric class features be applied to my wizard spells, and vice versa?

I play a D&D 5e campaign. My Tempest Cleric is about to take his first multi-class dip into Wizard. Am I able to use my Cleric class and domain features on my Wizard spells, and vice-versa? Both ...
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What are the limitations to using the Shape Water cantrip for cheating and forgery?

The shape water cantrip has the following description: Casting Time: 1 action Range: 30 feet Components: S Duration: Instantaneous or 1 hour (see below) You choose an area of water that ...
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Can one use the catapult spell with a net to restrain a target?

It is clear that a net, being a 3 lbs item, can be used with a Catapult spell. Using the Catapult with an object against a creature is described as (emphasis mine): On a failed save, the object ...
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Can Chain Lightning and similarly worded spells target worn or carried equipment?

Chain lightning can specifically target objects and does not specify that the object must be unattended; spells like fireball or lightning bolt do. Does this mean its secondary targets can be objects ...
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Does the multiclassing spell restriction also apply to spell replacement?

Several spellcasting classes have a clause saying "when you learn more [class] spells of your choice, each of these spells must be of a level for which you have spell slots". They also have a clause ...
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Does Sunlight Sensitivity impose disadvantage when in illusory sunlight?

Inspired from here Does the Daylight spell count as "direct sunlight" for the purposes of Sunlight Sensitivity? I want to cast Major Illusion just outside a window to make an illusion of ...
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What kind of action is the Investiture of the Erinyes' beckoning?

While the spell is in effect, the subject can beckon a creature it can see clearly, forcing it to approach unless the creature succeeds on a Will save against the spell's save DC. What kind of action ...
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If one is sure that he is perceiving an illusion, having not interacted with or investigated it, can he see, hear, etc. through it?

I am specifically asking about the many spells (e.g. major image, silent image, etc.) that contain the following text or similar: Physical interaction with the image reveals it to be an illusion, ...
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How do I handle players attempting to intimidate enemies with non-enchantment spells?

I'm a DM for the first time and I'm running LMoP with a group of 5 very experienced players. I have difficulties in handling situations in which the players try to intimidate the enemy roleplaying ...
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What is the most damaging Time Stop combo? [on hold]

I'm running a powerful lich and I want to nuke the party from orbit when he gets low on HP. The plan is that he will pop Time Stop, and cast a flurry of spells that will all hit the party at once. ...
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What are the impacts of permitting casters to concentrate on 2 spells?

A common lament at tables I play at from players is often the inherent limitation on being able to maintain concentration on only one spell at a time. This doesn't just come from casters, but also ...
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Are there ways to concentrate on more than one spell at a time?

Are there any ways to maintain concentration on more than one spell at a time, or to interrupt and later resume concentration on a spell? I do know the general rules says it can't be done, but the ...
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Is my nerfed version of the Healing Spirit spell in line with the relative power level of other sources of healing?

I have concerns about the immense healing potential that the Healing Spirit spell can put out. As it appears in Xanathar's Guide to Everything (page 157), the Healing Spirit spell is able to heal any ...
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Does the Wind Wall spell affect you and your allies' projectiles?

The wind wall spell description includes the following line: Arrows, bolts, and other ordinary projectiles launched at targets behind the wall are deflected upward and automatically miss. Does "...
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Is there any spell to bring back a disintegrated character?

In our latest session, one of our PCs got hit by a Disintegrate ray from an Undead Beholder. This dealt the exact damage needed, and so his character got disintegrated. Naturally, we are all sad that ...
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Does Mind Blank also protect your gear?

Does Mind Blank protect magic items or even normal gear that is on the Mind Blanked target from divination spells (including but not limited to Detect Magic, Locate Object, etc.)? Another player and ...
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Can a Sorcerer/Wizard prepare spells from another person's spellbook? [duplicate]

Sam is a level 8 sorcerer that takes 1 level of wizard for his 9th level. He now has a wizard spellbook and all that. Walter the level 9 wizard has a thought. Walter hands Sam his own spellbook for a ...
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Can a multiclass Wizard copy any Wizard spell they find into their spellbook?

The Wizard includes the following feature: Copying a Spell into the Book. When you find a wizard spell of 1st level or higher, you can add it to your spellbook if it is of a level for which you ...
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Would giving Sorcerer archetypes extra “spells known” unbalance them?

Sorcerers don't have many spells. If I compare them to other full casters (I'm not including Warlocks in this because they work entirely differently), namely Bards, Clerics, Druids and Wizards, then ...
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Can you use Thaumaturgy to hit someone with a door?

My group was in this cottage gathering clues when someone kicked open the door while wielding a battle axe. I as a cleric reacted to this by using my action in order to make the now open door slam ...
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How does the Telekinesis spell's Violent Thrust option work?

Part of the Telekinesis spell description says: Violent Thrust: Alternatively, the spell energy can be spent in a single round. You can hurl one object or creature per caster level (maximum 15) ...
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Can you use Wish to allow yourself to cast Wish without risks?

In D&D, wish is an extremely powerfull spell, but it also comes with its risks: The stress of casting this spell to produce any effect other than duplicating another spell weakens you. After ...
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Does a Huge Object that has already been Animated continue to be Animated if it is Enlarged to Gargantuan?

I'm hashing out a collective of NPC Rock Gnomes who live in a small stone castle shaped like a Huge person, about 15 x 15 x 22 feet, which is the maximum size for a creature of Huge size. This ...
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Does the Enlarge spell stack if it is cast multiple times?

Does the enlarge/reduce spell stack if it is cast multiple times? In my campaign my character and party want to know if it is possible to cause our barbarian to become huge in size (two enlarge ...
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Which spells benefit from the Spell Sniper feat?

Looking at the Spell Sniper feat (PHB, p. 170), it seems to be potentially useful - but when I started looking for spells that could be used with it, the choices seem really limited. This makes me ...
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Can Mage Hand drop Magic Stones on an enemy?

Can a warlock cast magic stone on 3 pebbles as a bonus action then subsequently cast mage hand to fly the stones over an enemy and drop them to deal 3d6 damage on hit? If so, what, if any, would be ...
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How could my enemies find my victims' corpses left in a Magnificient Mansion?

The magnificent mansion spell states: When the spell ends, any creatures inside the extradimensional space are expelled into the open spaces nearest to the entrance. Based on these two questions, ...
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Does gaining a proficiency via the Shapechange spell let you add your original proficiency bonus if yours is higher?

For example, if a 17th level character with a +6 proficiency bonus and who isn't proficient in Acrobatics casts the shapechange spell to turn into a Quickling (who have a +6 Dexterity modifier and an ...
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Can I use the Fabricate spell to make a Keen weapon?

First, does the Keen weapon trait exist in D&D 5e? And if it does, is it possible to make a keen weapon using the fabricate spell? The caster needs proficiency in smith's tools to make a weapon, ...
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Is there an item or spell to see through the Disguise Self spell?

I'm playing a Firbolg character. The Firbolg's racial Firbolg Magic trait (VGtM, p. 107) allows them to cast disguise self once per short rest. As part of the character's backstory I want someone to ...
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Do wizards really have to prepare spells multiple times to cast them multiple times?

According to the Pathfinder Magic overview, a wizard has to prepare a spell multiple times to cast it multiple times, which make 0 sense to me. I've also read other comments saying otherwise. Can ...
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To Beef up my Summon Spell, do I need Thaumaturgic Circles, or will Human Sacrifice alone suffice?

Specifically, my question's about the wording of this sentence in LotFP's Summon Spell (Rules & Magic pg. 134-143). 500 sp worth of materials is required to invest in a circle for every +1 ...
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Can any spellcaster use Mage Hand to perform a Sleight of Hand check?

The description of the Arcane Trickster rogue's Mage Hand Legerdemain feature (PHB, page 98) states: Starting at 3rd level, when you cast mage hand, you can make the spectral hand invisible, and ...
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Can Storm Sphere's bonus action be used on the same turn the spell is cast?

I am wondering whether one could cast Storm Sphere as an action, and in the same turn immediately follow it up with the spell's bonus action to deal more damage. I have a feeling this doesn't work, ...
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What happens if you cast Banishment on a Darklord in Ravenloft?

Playing in Ravenloft, if my Sorcerer tries to Banish one of the Darklords, what would happen? I know the Campaign Guides say the Darklords will always be returned to their demiplanes, but will they ...
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Can Calm Emotions suppress Dominate Person?

We are currently doing the World's Largest Dungeon campaign, which is written in 3.5e, and converted to 5e. This creates rules conflicts that we frequently must resolve. There was an NPC that cast ...
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Can Nystul's Magic Aura mask a creature created by a Protean Scribe?

I play a Protean Scribe (from Mythical Classes by LPJ Design) and it has word powers. You can write a story so eloquent that you can bring the very creatures and objects of your story into existence. ...
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What happens if you cast Energy Immunity (Fire), then Energy Immunity (Acid)?

What would happen if you cast an Energy Immunity (Fire), then follow it up with an Energy Immunity (Acid)? Are you now immune to both Fire & Acid for the duration of the spells, or does the second ...
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When transformed by the Shapechange spell, do you retain the benefits of your feats?

Some friends and I are playing a level-20 battle royale, so rules are very important. I was wondering if the creature's new form retains their feats when using the shapechange spell (specifically ...
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As a Sorcerer, can you trade out the spells granted by the Drow High Magic feat?

The Drow High Magic racial feat (XGtE, p. 74) states: You learn more of the magic typical of dark elves. You learn the detect magic spell and can cast it at will, without expending a spell slot. ...
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How does Detect Magic interact with Spellcraft?

One of my players has a constant detect magic and is claiming that being able to literally see magic should give a bonus to Spellcraft to determine what spells are being cast. Is this reasonable and ...
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Considering only spells from the PHB, are the Elemental Adept feat and the Elemental Affinity sorcerer feature only good with fire damage?

I'm trying to build a Draconic Bloodline sorcerer with the Elemental Adept feat (PHB, p. 166) and the Elemental Affinity subclass feature to maximize one element. I'm a new player, and our group so ...
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What are the Grim revenge spell's “wight” stats?

I am trying to figure out how the “wight” works for the grim revenge spell. The spell states: The hand of the subject tears itself away from one of his arms, leaving a bloody stump. This trauma ...
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Using the optional flanking rule, would a Spiritual Weapon on the other side of an enemy allow a character to benefit from flanking?

Using the optional rules on flanking in the DMG on page 251, would a caster who gains access to the Spiritual Weapon spell be able to use said weapon to trigger the advantage from flanking?
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Can Reincarnate extend the life span of a target by reincarnating as a longer-lived race?

When using resurrection spells like Revivify or Raise Dead, it's obvious that you return to life as you were before you died - as in, same body, same age, etc. However, Reincarnate, the druid's ...