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Questions tagged [spells]

For questions about specific manifestations of magic that can be generically called "spells". Use the [magic] tag for more generic questions about magic.

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When a spell specifies two possible resistances, how is one chosen?

As per title. For instance, the spell Create Memories specifies Resisting the spell requires beating a MR or PsR check with a Difficulty of 100. Who determines which check is made, and how do ...
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What is, or should be, the Magic Resistance required to resist the Fuse spell?

The Fuse spell states, in its Added Effects block, “+5 to the MR and +5 to the maximum Presence affected”. However, nowhere in the text I have in front of me (taken from the basic sourcebook in ...
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If you target a Sheele in Soul Form with the Fuse spell, can you affect its maintenance cost?

As per the title. The current party I am in has a spellcaster with the Fuse spell (me), a Ki/Nemesis user (also me), and a summoner who has a Sheele with Soul Form (someone else). We are currently ...
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Does the Sleep spell put a warlock with Aspect of the Moon to sleep?

The phrasing of the invocation from XGtE pg. 56 is: You no longer need to sleep and can't be forced to sleep by any means. (emphasis mine) To me this phrasing sounds like it is specifically ...
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Can I drop concentration on a damaging spell before it affects an ally in combat? [duplicate]

If on my turn I cast a damage spell that requires concentration, can I keep it up on subsequent enemy turns then drop it before it damages an ally at the start of their turn? For example, this is ...
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A spell that let's you travel to another setting. Which level would it be? [closed]

My last campaign took place in the Forgotten Realms. The characters lived in a kingdom, which was threatened to be annihilated by some strange outside force. In the course of the story, the characters ...
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Can the Dispel Magic spell be used to dispel a familiar summoned by the Find Familiar spell?

Since you cast the find familiar spell to get a familiar, is the familiar a magical effect? And if that is true, would you be able to target the familiar with the dispel magic spell and get the ...
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How long for metal to cool down after a fireball melts it [closed]

A fire ball can melt gold which has a melting point of 1064.18 °C. How long would it take to cool down? I would imagine that a fireball gets a lot hotter then 1064.18 °C as it happens so quickly
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Astral Projection in Ars Magica

I have been trying to work out how to build a spell, or invested device, to allow my Ars Magica Magus to astrally project, but been finding it difficult. As a Mentem specialist, and I would like them ...
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Is it possible to upcast ritual spells?

Is it possible to upcast ritual spells? For example, say I'm a level 11 bard that has the spells Leomund's Tiny Hut (LTH) or Alarm. LTH is a 3rd-level spell with the ritual tag; Alarm is a 1st-level ...
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Can elves maintain concentration in a trance?

Following the question Must 5e elves take a long rest? and LegendaryDude's suggestion, I wanted to further elaborate on the benefits elvish trance has while adventuring. In the PHB 5e, there's a note ...
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Can unconscious characters be unwilling?

Some spells like enlarge/reduce and polymorph specify that only an unwilling creature makes a saving throw: If the target is unwilling, it can make a Constitution saving throw. and An ...
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Does the caster of Dispel Magic know if they are successful?

Upon reading the text of Dispel Magic it isn't clear to me whether or not the caster of Dispel Magic knows whether or not they have been successful at dispelling a higher level effect. Or even if ...
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At what level can a dragon innately cast its spells?

In D&D 5e, when using the Variant: Dragons as Innate Spellcasters, a spellcasting young red dragon is going to know 4 spells of up to 3rd level and can cast each spell once a day. When the dragon ...
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Are harmful glyphs created by the Symbol spell detectable and/or revealed by the Detect Magic spell?

The symbol spell describes creating a "harmful glyph" on a surface or within an object. This glyph is described as being nearly invisible, requiring an Intelligence (Investigation) check against [...
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Is the +10 Stealth bonus of the Pass without Trace spell in addition to a character's current Stealth bonus?

I know the pass without trace spell is strong, but it seems absolutely ridiculous if characters can add +10 to their already high Stealth bonus. For instance, with a Stealth bonus of +8 (which is ...
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Can a wizard research an existing spell of a higher level than they can currently cast?

TL;DR - Can a 6th level wizard research (not cast) an existing 4th level spell? As a wizard of the 13th circle, I have a need for some spells of the 4th tier. I have been unable to find scrolls for ...
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When does spellcasting longer than 1 action provoke an Attack of Opportunity?

Assuming they do not cast defensively, when a spellcaster takes longer than 1 action to complete a spell (as is the case with long casting time spells and, more likely to see in combat, Summon Monster,...
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How does Dispel Magic work against Stoneskin?

Take a spell like Stoneskin. One of my BBEGs (I'm a DM) cast Stoneskin on themselves to maximize their tanking capabilities. Our party wizard asked about Dispel Magic, and if it could be used to ...
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If Invisibility ends because the original caster casts a non-concentration spell, does Invisibility also end on other targets of the original casting?

A bit of a 'What-If' situation has cropped up in our group. Nothing that has caused any table drama, mainly something that has been noticed by some, and debated at the table off-line and casually, but ...
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How does the Dueling Fighting Style interact with Shocking Grasp and Booming Blade?

Dueling When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon. Do I get 1d8+2 instead of straight 1d8 on my Shocking Grasp ...
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How can one cast Liquid Pain as a standard action?

So, a certain character likes making stuff. He isn't sufficiently morality-bound to not use Liquid Pain/Agony as a material, but practical concerns prevent him from setting up a factory for it. So he ...
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Can a Druid cast the Flame Blade spell, then use the blade while Wild Shaped?

The Flame Blade spell description says: You evoke a fiery blade in your free hand. The blade is similar in size and shape to a scimitar, and it lasts for the duration. lf you let go of the blade, ...
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Does werebat guano satisfy the material component requirement for Fireball?

In one of Wizard of the Coast's adventure modules (noted in the spoiler box below), you can meet werebats: The fireball spell has the material component: A tiny ball of bat guano and sulfur Could ...
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How does the Antilife Shell spell work?

I'm confused about some aspects of the Antilife Shell spell, which reads as follows: Antilife Shell School abjuration; Level cleric/oracle 6, druid 6, shaman 6; Domain animal 6; Subdomain ...
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip feel?

I've seen the debate on whether Mage Hand can be used without being seen or being cast in an area that cannot be seen by the caster, but my question is can you feel through the mage hand? For example,...
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Is this combination of Quivering Palm and Haste RAW?

I’ve found a combination that seems rather broken to me, and I can’t find anything stating that the combination itself isn’t RAW, although it definitely seem like it isn’t RAI. However, the ...
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How does wizard spell preparation and slots work? [duplicate]

So my friends and I, being new to D&D, have decided to start D&D, but I'm not entirely sure about the wizard spell slot system, and how many slots I get from leveling up. Also, preparing ...
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Does a spellcaster need to be willing for a Mezlan to use its Store Spells (Su) ability?

Mezlan is a type of morphic ooze with a special ability called Store Spells. A mezlan can store up to 10 levels of spells that it can then cast freely. The spells imbued into a mezlan are each ...
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How many characters using PHB rules does it take to be able to have access to any PHB spell at the start of an adventuring day?

I originally read this related question as wanting to find out how to have a party with access to every spell during an adventuring day with as few members as possible. It turned out that the linked ...
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Which classes are needed to have access to every spell in the PHB?

If a party wanted access to every spell in the PHB, what is the minimum number of PCs needed and which classes would those PCs need to be? To clarify, I mean the potential to choose from all spells ...
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Does the spell Rusted Blade cause ability damage during an encounter?

The spell Rusted Blade reads: You cause a rustlike patina to temporarily cover the target weapon. (Despite its name, the spell can affect any kind of weapon regardless of material.) For the ...
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How does Haste work on natural attacks?

How does haste work with Natural Attacks? I was going to play a Master chemist in my game, but I ran across a problem. for those who are not familiar with the Master chemist, it is a prestige class ...
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Does the Flaming Sphere spell come with or as a bonus action as a default? [duplicate]

Reading PHB p. 242 about Flaming Sphere (second paragraph) it begins “As a bonus action, you can...”. Does this mean that when it is cast that a wizard gets to use a bonus action and move the sphere? ...
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Can the Witch Sight warlock invocation see through the Mirror Image spell?

I came across a bizarre instance where a Pact Blade Warlock with the Witch Sight invocation ended up fighting several lower-level mages, a few of which cast Mirror Image. The Warlock claimed that ...
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What does Banishment do if the target Plane Shifts back?

When the spell Banishment is cast: If the target is native to a different plane of existence that the one you're on, the target is banished with a faint popping noise, returning to its home plane. ...
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What happens when you cast a spell on yourself with spell turning on?

I have tried looking on the internet and the FAQs but I couldn't find an answer to this. It seems like when you cast a spell on yourself and spell turning is on it gets reflected to yourself...but you ...
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How does learning spells work when leveling a multiclass character? [duplicate]

I have a Bard 4/Sorcerer 1 that is going to continue levelling in the bard class. When he reaches Bard 5/Sorcerer 1 and he learns his first 3rd level spell, can he take from the sorcerer list or just ...
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Under what conditions would I NOT add my Proficiency Bonus to a Spell Attack Roll (or Saving Throw DC)?

For physical attacks, the scenario where you don't add your Proficiency bonus to an attack roll is relatively clear-cut: when you don't have proficiency in a weapon. If you're a Sorcerer trying to ...
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How do spell attacks work? [duplicate]

How do spell attacks work? Roll 1D20 + your spell Attack Modifier. Spell Attack modifier = 2 + 2 (Charisma Modifier) For a total of 4. I roll a D20 and get 10. Add 4, to get a total of 14. What I ...
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Can a Tiny Servant be used as a messenger?

The local wizard lives in his wizard tower, which is located just outside the city walls. He sends the low-level adventuring party into the city to uncover some crucial information. He himself is not ...
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If the Heat Metal spell is cast on a mounted character's armor, does it hurt their mount?

The Heat Metal spell description says: Choose a manufactured metal object, [...] Any creature in physical contact with the object takes 2d8 fire damage when you cast the spell. Until the spell ends,...
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How durable is a Floating Disk?

If I create a floating disk, and another creature or person decided to try to break it, how durable is it? Does it have the hardness of a wall of force? Comparing it to other force spells, such as ...
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Can you cast Insect Plague into another room with and/or without scrying? [duplicate]

So there's a potential scenario coming up in my game. I've "accidentally" given my players a very fortifiable position that could make a cakewalk of a rather grueling fight if they think to use it. It'...
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Can a Trickery Domain cleric cast a spell through the Invoke Duplicity clone while inside a Forcecage?

The Trickery Domain cleric gains the Channel Divinity feature Invoke Duplicity: As an action, you create a perfect illusion of yourself that lasts for 1 minute, or until you lose your concentration ...
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Can the Shape Water Cantrip be used to manipulate blood?

As you can manipulate water within a 5 ft cube and most medium sized creatures can fit in that size space, can I manipulate their blood? I'd figured you could move the blood just the same as water and ...
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Can you enchant trinkets the same way to create spell scrolls?

In short, I was thinking of an idea for two enchanted statues to be crafted and sold: A Fire/Light elemental statue polished with phosphorescent moss that's imbued with the spell "Light" to make a ...
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Do light and darkness from spells turn around corners?

Does light or darkness radiated from objects targeted by spells such as Light, Darkness, Daylight and similar turn around corners (act like spread-like emanation)? Or do obstacles block such effects, ...
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Is it possible to counterspell the revised Artificer?

February 2019's Unearthed Arcana gave us a revisited version of the Artificer class, a magic user whose magic is stored and accessed through items instead of invocations or eldritch power. In the ...
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Do the Bite of the X spells from Spell Compendium allow the target to cast spells and wield weapons?

Spell Compendium has several "Bite of the X" spells, such as Bite of the Weretiger, that grant enhancement bonuses to physical attributes and give the caster natural attacks. Some include text such as ...