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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, and [spellcasting] for questions specifically about the process of spellcasting.

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At which level does a Glamour bard cast the Command spell when they activate Mantle of Majesty? [duplicate]

At level 6, Glamour bards gain the Mantle of Majesty feature (XGtE, p. 14): At 6th level, you gain the ability to cloak yourself in a fey magic that makes others want to serve you. As a bonus ...
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When multi-classing, can you always select any spell from either spell list, as long as you have the correct level slots to use it? [duplicate]

Apologies if this is a duplicate (or just common knowledge) but I found it hard coming up with a way to search for this succinctly enough to get a definitive answer and I haven't really played a ...
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Which spells are currently available to shape the terrain? [closed]

After posting these two questions: Which spells are currently available to safeguard a fixed location? How can one create permanent, obedient minions? I'm also interested in a list of all spells ...
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If I cast the Polymorph spell on an ally to assist the group in a fight, will he attack us or fight alongside us? [duplicate]

What happen if I polymorph an ally to assist the group in a fight? Will he end up attacking us, or remember the fact than we are ally and help us? The only relevant part I can find is this: The ...
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If a character possesses a lich's body via the Magic Jar spell, what benefits of lichdom do they get access to?

A good-aligned human king seeks long life and the power to protect his people. They are willing to suffer the cosmetic drawbacks of lichdom, but not the risks and unethical procedures involved. ...
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Which spells are currently available to safeguard a fixed location?

After reading this question on how to safeguard an inanimate item, and thinking back on this question of mine, which was closed as too broad, I still think a list of spells that allow creating a very ...
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Is there a spell to protect inanimate objects?

So are there any spells to protect items, like a powerful weapon, from being stolen. Like a trap spell or something that paralysis or kills anyone who touches the protected item?
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Does Planar Binding extend the duration of “another spell” after the completion of casting Planar Binding or before the completion?

Planar Binding (PHB 265) has this clause: At the completion of the casting, the target must make a Charisma saving throw. On a failed save, it is bound to serve you for the duration. If the ...
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Is this homebrew Energy Shield spell balanced? [closed]

Is this homebrew spell extension to the shield spell balanced? The spell is supposed to be a more powerful version of the shield spell that produces a shockwave back to the attacker when the enemy ...
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What would be the approximate price to modify the DC on “Goggles of the Golden Sun” from the Magic Item Compendium?

Goggles of the Golden Sun (MIC p. 205) allow a caster to use one of their spell slots to cast fireball. It provides a flat save DC of 14, which is kind of lame. They normally cost 4000 gp. How much ...
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Does the Nystul's Magic Aura spell mask the auras of spells cast after it?

Does the Nystul's Magic Aura spell mask the auras of spells cast after it? Suppose I cast a transmutation spell on an object, then cast Nystul's Magic Aura to make the object appear non-magical, and ...
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Does the sorcerer's Subtle Spell Metamagic option allow you to ignore both Verbal and Somatic components?

This may sound like a basic question, but I'd like to be 100% sure. In D&D 5e, Subtle Spell's description in the sorcerer class description says When you cast a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery ...
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Does an inverted Magic Circle spell prevent a conjured creature from vanishing at the end of its spell's duration?

The Magic Circle spell (which takes a minute to cast but lasts an hour) can be used in an inverted way: When you cast this spell, you can elect to cause its magic to operate in the reverse ...
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Is there enough time to Planar Bind a creature conjured by a 1-hour-duration spell?

Many planar entity conjuration spells, such as Conjure Woodland Beings, last up to exactly an hour, at which point the creature vanishes: A summoned creature disappears when it drops to 0 hit ...
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To what extent may I customize a demiplane?

For example, say I want to cast demiplane and make it zero gravity. Can I do this? The rules do not say anything about the demiplane's gravity so this seems like it could be valid but I am not sure.
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Tricking someone into being the willing target of a spell [duplicate]

Some spells, I believe, require a willing target. Others only allow a save if the target is unwilling. I am wondering if you can tell a target that you are going to cast one spell and then actually ...
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Can more than one creature benefit from multiple Hunter's Mark spells cast on the same target?

The Hunter's Mark spell states: You choose a creature you can see within range and mystically mark it as your quarry. Until the spell ends, you deal an extra 1d6 damage to the target whenever you ...
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How does the Time Stop spell work when being grappled?

If a creature is grappled and then casts Time Stop, are they able to escape from the grapple? Also, if they can escape from the grapple: Since the creature they're grappled by would be under the ...
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Can you summon yourself?

Assume two characters, a summoner and a wizard. (The wizard is, in theory, not necessary, but let us assume them anyway.) The wizard has learned the Path of Creation spell Chimera (Creation 80). ...
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Would Dwarves have advantage on saving throws against the Contagion spell?

Contagion (PHB, p. 227) has always been a powerful spell. It used to be unclear, by RAW, what happened during the three (or more) turns a target was making saving throws. The original spell ...
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How does the Polymorph spell affect procreation?

The Polymorph spell alters the body of one willing target, changing it into a different creature- Potentially from a different type. If someone were to breed whilst under the effect of this spell, ...
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Do ranged weapon attacks against creatures restrained in a Watery Sphere have advantage?

Creatures engulfed by a Watery Sphere are restrained, which grants advantage on all attacks against them. However, they may also be considered underwater, which would impose disadvantage on most ...
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Does a surprised creature obey the 1st-level spell Command?

The description of the Command spell says: 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 ...
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Which spells are in some way related to shadows or the Shadowfell?

In order to fit a character's theme, I'm looking for all the spells that are in some way related to shadows or the Shadowfell. The ones I've got so far are: Illusory Dragon By gathering threads of ...
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What happens to someone who resists Faerie Glade?

The Time 5 Faerie Glade spell affects an area and speeds up or slows down time inside. However the spell can be resisted with a reflexive roll. Success on this roll would mean that that creature is ...
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Temporal and spatial sympathy when casting Postcognition

The Time 2 spell Postcognition allows a mage to view the past. However there are some confusing factors (emphasis mine): She can review the past of her current location or any moment in her own ...
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For a Small race using a heavy weapon, does the Enlarge spell remove disadvantage on attacks with it?

The heavy weapon property is described as follows: A heavy weapon’s size and bulk make it too large for a Small creature to use effectively. And in the description of the Enlarge option of the ...
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Do you take falling damage if falling from 20 feet or less while grappled by someone affected by the Cat's Grace option of the Enhance Ability spell?

Here are the rules on falling: At the end of a fall, a creature takes 1d6 bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it fell, to a maximum of 20d6. The creature lands prone, unless it avoids taking ...
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Can the Telekinesis spell be used on yourself for the following?

My rogue recently "acquired" a ring of Telekinesis. Can the Telekinesis spell be used on yourself for the following? saving yourself from a fall as long the fall distance allows you a standard action ...
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What happens when a colossal-sized creature casts Righteous Might?

Righteous Might doubles the caster's size and provides a number of other benefits. My question is this: If the caster is already colossal, does it still get the doubled size and other benefits, or ...
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Spiritual Weapon Range vs. LOS [duplicate]

There's plenty of discussion and even sage advice out there explaining that a caster need not have Line of Sight (LOS) on a target for their Spiritual Weapon to make an attack. I.e. a paladin can ...
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If an attacker targets a creature with the Sanctuary spell cast on them, but fails the Wisdom save, can they choose not to attack anyone else?

The Sanctuary spell reads: [...] any creature who targets the warded creature with an attack or a harmful spell must first make a Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, the creature must choose a ...
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How large is a Globe of Invulnerability cast by a Large creature?

The Globe of Invulnerability spell describes its area of effect like so: An immobile, faintly shimmering barrier springs into existence in a 10-foot radius around you and remains for the duration. ...
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How can I learn Shadow spells at a level lower than I should?

The Shadow spells I'm looking at are (Greater) Shadow Enchantment, (Greater) Shadow Conjuration, (Greater) Shadow Evocation, and Shades (not just any spell with the [shadow] descriptor). They are X ...
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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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Can the Tidal Wave spell trigger a vampire's weakness to running water?

In my last session as a player, me and the rest of the party found a bunch of vampire spawns, and at the start of the battle, the group's druid cast Tidal Wave. Me and another friend at the table, ...
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Would a “Permanence” spell in 5e be overpowered?

I know that other role playing games have a Permanence spell that has a sole purpose of giving other spells a permanent duration, but 5e seems to have no such spell. Is this because it would be ...
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Does an attack redirected to an invisible target have disadvantage?

An interesting combo came up in gameplay: An invisible party member chose to defend another party member using their non-spell, non-attack reaction (arrow catching shield.) In the description for the ...
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Can a bard use Captivating Melody to increase the DC of the Soothing Voice spell-like ability?

Soothing Voice is a spell-like ability for half-elf bards that give them the ability to expend a bardic music to cast Calm Emotions. Captivating Melody allows for a bard to expend a bardic music as a ...
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What happens if you dispel a “permanent” True Polymorph after the target has died?

With the errata (no longer so recent), it is clear that true polymorph can be dispelled, even after it has been concentrated on for the full hour. On page 185 of the SRD, the spell description now ...
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Can Nolzur's Marvelous Pigments be used to open a hole or door through a Wall of Force or Forcecage?

The Forcecage spell states: A creature inside the cage can't leave it by nonmagical means. And its box mode states: A prison in the shape of a box can be up to 10 feet on a side, creating a ...
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How are conjured creatures controlled?

Looking at the various summoning spells that I could find: Conjure Animals (level 3) Conjure Minor Elementals (level 3) Conjure Woodland Beings (level 4) Conjure Elemental (level 5) Conjure Fey (...
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Can you apply metamagic on Wish spell? [duplicate]

Can you apply metamagic on the Wish spell? For example using Twinned Spell on Otto's Irresistible Dance cast through Wish?
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If you cast Reincarnation on a body, can you still cast Speak with Dead on it?

In this scenario a person that has been dead for less than 10 days is Reincarnated. Their old body is still there. Someone then casts Speak with Dead on the body. Question: Would the Speak with Dead ...
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Can an Unseen Servant move into Leomund's Tiny Hut?

The spell Unseen Servant creates a "Medium force" that can move around and perform simple tasks. Meanwhile, the spell Leomund's Tiny Hut blocks creatures & objects from passing through it, but ...
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What happens when a Vampire gets hit with the Disintegrate spell?

Just for a clear concept the players are Vampires and they are about to face a Beholder. A Vampire has the Undead Type Traits: (p317 MM) No Constitution score Immunity to any effect that ...
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Do I add modifiers to the Charisma check roll of 15 granted by the Glibness spell?

While affected by the Glibness spell, a creature can replace any Charisma check roll with a 15: Until the spell ends, when you make a Charisma check, you can replace the number you roll with a 15. ...
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How does the Gaseous Form spell interact with the grappled and restrained conditions?

Among other things, the Gaseous Form spell allows a creature to pass through small holes, narrow openings, and even mere cracks The spell does not explicitly make the creature immune to the ...
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Just how gaseous is the “gaseous form” of the Wind Walk spell?

The Wind Walk spell allows creatures to assume a "gaseous form" that enables them to fly very quickly: You and up to ten willing creatures you can see within range assume a gaseous form for the ...
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Does casting the Glyph of Warding spell from a spell scroll take 1 action or 1 hour?

Does casting the glyph of warding spell from a spell scroll take 1 action or 1 hour? Say a wizard has a scroll of glyph of warding (GOW). Would they be able to, at time of casting - assuming you can ...