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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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What happens when Misty Step is put in a Glyph of Warding?

If misty step were put into a spell glyph using glyph of warding, what happens when it triggers? The creator of the glyph is teleported to the location set when the glyph was created? Whomever ...
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Are casting times for echoed spells increased for sorcerers?

I can clearly see from Do metamagic feats increase a spell's casting time in Pathfinder? that casting times are increased for spontaneous casters when using meta-magic. The Echoing Spell ...
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Can a cleric cure myopia?

Can a cleric cure spontaneous or acquired myopia (“nearsightedness”) with spells? Which spell should she use if it’s possible?
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How much damage can the Guardian of Faith spell deal?

The guardian of faith spell description states that it disappears after it has dealt a total of 60 points of damage. There are two things about that which I am questioning: What about creatures ...
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In a 2-vs-1 fight, can a spellcaster cast Dragon's Breath on their ally while charmed by the enemy?

5e rules designer Jeremy Crawford stated the following in a tweet about the dragon's breath spell: Dragon's breath has two sets of targets: the creature you give the breath weapon to and the ...
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How much damage carries over, or which attack triggers the end of Polymorph?

Polymorph is said to be a great spell, and I can see why: it can turn a CR 18 monstrosity into a CR 0 Frog, or something along those lines. My question comes from one specific paragraph in polymorph'...
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Can a Drunken Master monk use the Redirect Attack feature when the Mirror Image spell causes them to not be hit?

If you have mirror image active and a creature targets you with an attack and doesn't hit you due to your mirror image spell, does that allow you to use the Drunken Master monk's Redirect Attack ...
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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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Can you use Contingency to cast Lightning Bolt?

The Contingency spell allows you to "prepare" a spell of 5th level or lower that can target you and set a trigger for it to take effect. It can be any spell 5th or lower capable of targeting the ...
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Can two repelling blasts from opposite directions deal extra damage by crushing the target?

There are two Warlock twins, Boris and Doris, who have made a deal with a celestial entity to cleanse the evil from the world. In one of the catacombs they are exploring they encounter a skeleton. ...
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Does re-casting Witch Bolt use up another spell slot?

I'm relatively new to D&D and was wondering how the second part of the witch bolt spell in 5e works. The first cast allows me to recast it until the target exits the spell range, moves into full ...
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Can a Sorcerer twin a spell to hit a creature with two heads with both attacks?

During our campaign this weekend we encountered an Ettin named Oinkers Boinkers. It had two heads (one head was Oinkers, the other was Boinkers), each with a different personality and it acted like ...
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Is my ruling of the Sanctuary spell correct? [duplicate]

The sanctuary spell description says: You ward a creature within range against attack. Until the spell ends, any creature who targets the warded creature with an attack or a harmful spell must ...
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Is a body part “missing” if severed but present? [duplicate]

Partly inspired by the question about using Mending to reattach body parts to a corpse , this question concerns both the spells Raise Dead and Revivify, which both state that they return dead ...
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Does the spell Fog Cloud obscure light sources?

Consider this very basic scenario: I grab a rock, and cast the cantrip Light on it, choosing a violet hue as the color for the light. I set the rock down on the ground I cast Fog Cloud in the area ...
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How much may I customize a Fog Cloud spell?

The description for the fog cloud spell says: You create a 20-foot-radius sphere of fog centered on a point within range. The sphere spreads around corners, and its area is heavily obscured. Is it ...
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Can a Kenku use verbal spells?

A Kenku can only speak by mimicry, so can a Kenku fulfill the verbal portion of spells of his class? I would assume that he could only cast a verbal spell if he has heard the spell be cast by another ...
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Can a multiclassed Wizard/Sorcerer use the Twinned Spell metamagic option on Simulacrum?

Consider a Wizard 13/Sorcerer 7 multiclass, who happens to have the Twinned Spell metamagic option: When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn’t have a range of self, you can ...
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How does the Mirror Image spell interact with the Trickery cleric's Invoke Duplicity ability?

A third level Trickery cleric gets mirror image as a domain spell (PHB, p. 63). Invoke Duplicity is a Channel Divinity ability gained at second level. Case 1 The cleric casts mirror image (which ...
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Can Mending be used to reattach severed body parts?

Corpses are considered objects, and the Mending cantrip can do the following: This spell repairs a single break or tear in an object you touch, such as a broken chain link, two halves of a broken ...
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Does a target charmed via the Diplomat feat remain charmed if you are over 60 feet away from it but only briefly?

In Unearthed Arcana: Feats for Skills, the Diplomat feat includes the following benefit: If you spend 1 minute talking to someone who can understand what you say, you can make a Charisma (...
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How is “targeting” a spell defined for the Order Domain cleric's Voice of Authority feature?

The Order Domain cleric's 1st-level Voice of Authority feature gives one ally a bonus attack. If I use an area-of-effect spell that includes them, does it count as targeting them? If so, would I ...
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Can objects with a spell effect pass through Leomund's Tiny Hut?

So here's the situation: I'm chilling inside a tiny hut I cast earlier, and some of the other party members are right outside. No one is in danger, and then someone does something to cause an attack ...
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What happens when a glyph of warding with Blink is triggered?

Context: I am a player setting traps for other players If I cast Glyph of Warding with Blink as the spell glyph, what would happen when it triggered? I think it would either: Teleport whatever ...
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Can a Druid cast Revivify in 5e or Pathfinder?

In Critical Role campaign 1, my friend is convinced she remembers Keyleth (moon circle druid) using Revivify at some point. Revivify is not a Druid spell, but she swears up an down she remembers ...
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Is a mushroom a plant for the purposes of Speak With Plants?

In real life, fungi are not plants; they are their own separate kingdom (I'm no biologist, so here's a quote from Wikipedia, for what it's worth): These organisms are classified as a kingdom, fungi,...
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Is this homebrew Spiritual Shield spell balanced?

I have a pacifist cleric in my party, so I created this spell to replace spiritual weapon for him: Spiritual Shield 2nd-level evocation Casting Time: 1 bonus action Range: 60 feet ...
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Who gets teleported when a Glyph of Warding with Teleportation in it is triggered?

I am a player in a campaign vs campaign game (players versus players), and was trying to find a way to defend my evil wizard tower. One idea was to create an unavoidable trap to teleport players out ...
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Will the Rakshasa's Limited Magic Immunity prevent Detect Magic from detecting the effects of a spell like Disguise Self on the Rakshasa?

A Rakshasa has the following trait: Limited Magic Immunity. The rakshasa can't be affected or detected by spells of 6th level or lower unless it wishes to be. It has advantage on saving throws ...
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Is Rakshasa immune to the Booming Blade cantrip?

Is Rakshasa immune to the booming blade cantrip (SCAG, p. 142)? Does it avoid also the extra damage?
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Is there no way for a lone caster to planar bind a demon/devil with the Xanathar's spells?

Is there no way for a lone caster to planar bind a demon/devil with the Xanathar's spells? I refer specifically to the spells infernal calling and summon greater demon. Unlike the conjure elemental ...
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Do animals of the same CR summoned by Conjure Animals have to be the same animal?

Do animals of the same CR summoned by conjure animals have to be the same animal? I had a ranger player of mine ask. I know that the DM chooses which animals are summoned, and that the creatures are ...
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Does Sovereign Glue unbond in an antimagic field?

Sovereign Glue is a magic item that permanently bonds two objects together. However, magic items stop working in an antimagic field. So, if you put two objects, bonded by Sovereign Glue in an ...
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Does a NPC wizard know the spells in their stat block or spell book?

In Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, there is an encounter with an apprentice wizard. Apprentice Wizard in the appendix has a stat block with a spell list, however the adventure text states that this ...
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Does the Abjuration wizard's Improved Abjuration feature apply when casting sufficiently high-level spells from scrolls?

Inspired by this question on how to improve the chances of casting spells from scrolls. Improved Abjuration, the School of Abjuration wizard's 10th-level feature, states (PHB, 115): Beginning at ...
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Does the Ancestral Guardian barbarian's Ancestral Protectors feature grant resistance against spells such as fireball and toll the dead?

The Path of the Ancestral Guardian barbarian's Ancestral Protectors feature (XGtE, p. 10) says: While you’re raging, the first creature you hit with an attack on your turn becomes the target of the ...
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How can a spell caster increase the probability that they can cast a spell from a scroll that is a higher level than they can cast?

From what I understand, even a level 1 wizard can try to read a wish scroll. But how can an adventurer increase their likelihood of doing so? To be clear, this does not necessarily mean in what way ...
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Can a creature with truesight see the invisible sensor created by the Clairvoyance spell?

When you cast clairvoyance: You create an invisible sensor within range in a location familiar to you [...] If you do this near someone with truesight, which gives the following benefit: A ...
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What can I do to maximize illusion/enchantment spells as a sorcerer?

I've read up online but it doesn't seem there are that many people talking about the Sorcerer's maestro bloodline. The adventure path I'm doing will be a play-by-post(PbP) roleplay heavy campaign with ...
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Is there a divine caster class/archetype that has access to a significant number of illusion spells?

I like the idea of creating a tricky, illusion-wielding, stealthy Cleric of Sivanvah ("patron goddess of illusion magic, tricksters, and those who keep secrets"). I know I can make a Cleric with the ...
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Does a missed Green-Flame Blade trigger Flames of Phlegethos wreath? [duplicate]

Similar to this question but replace produce flame with a missed melee attack with green-flame blade. If I cast green-flame blade but miss the melee attack with the weapon, does the benefit of Flames ...
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When does the soul leave the body after death?

In D&D (Forgotten Realms) lore, is there any kind of answer for how long it takes the soul to leave the body after death? If not, is there any answer implied by other rules or effects (such as ...
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If two Ensnaring Strikes affect the same target, does it have to make two saves to be unrestrained?

Say two Rangers shot the same target with ensnaring strike and the target failed its saves on both. The PHB says the effects of the same spell cast multiple times don't combine such as two Clerics ...
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Is there any visible “signature” at the destination of a Teleport spell?

During today's session, the Bad Guy used Scrying to spy on the party (as the Bad Guy has met the party before), and then used a Teleport spell to send some monsters to attack them. I wasn't sure how ...
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Is “all targets must be within an X-unit diameter (circle)” equivalent to “all targets must be within X-units of each other”?

Several spells—or up-leveled versions of spells—have language such as this (charm person At Higher Levels from the Player's Handbook): The creatures must be within 30 feet of each other when you ...
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When upcasting Cause Fear, do targets need to be within 30 feet of all other targets, or just any one target?

The Cause Fear spell states the following about upcasting it (emphasis mine): When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, you can target one additional creature for each ...
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When exactly can the target make an Int check to end Detect Thoughts?

The spell description for Detect Thoughts in D&D 5e says that after you have done a deep probe "unless you shift your attention to another creature's thoughts, the creature can use its action on ...
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Can my storm sorcerer really long jump 120 feet and high jump 60 feet?

I play a 6th level storm sorcerer in one of D&D groups, and I just got the boots of striding and springing which increases my jump distance by x3. My strength score is 14 and I have the jump spell,...
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Can either flavor of Restoration remove the Frightened condition?

The characters in our party got a minor boon that allows us to cast either Minor or Major Restoration on ourselves once as a bonus action. We're about to face off against an enemy that has Frightful ...