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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Since the caster of the Zone of Truth spell knows whether a creature failed the save, can they use it to detect hidden/invisible creatures?

I'm DMing for a 5e party that includes a cleric, as many parties do. This cleric has found (what appears to be) an interpretation of the wording of the "Zone of Truth" spell that makes it even more ...
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Can a wizard cast Blink, then Polymorph into a TRex to become a blinking TRex?

Blink is a non-concentration spell, so you can easily have both up. Does anything prevent you from using blink, then Polymorph and continue to blink? The blink effect isn't a class feature like rage, ...
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Can the Wish spell overcome a rakshasa's limited magic immunity when used to duplicate the effect of a lower-level spell? [duplicate]

Can the wish spell overcome a rakshasa's limited magic immunity when used to duplicate the effect of a lower-level spell? I always wondered how the two interacted. What if I cast wish, duplicating ...
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Can a multiclass Warlock/Wizard add spells known from Warlock to the Wizard spellbook?

I have a Pact of the Chain Warlock/Evocation Wizard character. All of my current Warlock spells are also on the Wizard spell list, except Eldritch Blast of course. I've found a related question ...
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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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What is my attack bonus and damage bonus with Shillelagh?

The description of the Shillelagh cantrip says: The wood of a club or quarterstaff you are holding is imbued with nature’s power. For the duration, you can use your spellcasting ability instead ...
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Can a multi-class Bard/Wizard write spells known from Bard, into Wizard spellbook?

Can a multi-class Bard/Wizard write spells known from their Bard class, into their wizard spellbook? e.g. they know the Comprehend Languages as a Bard spell, and want to write it directly into their ...
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What happens when you banish an elemental creature that was formed/born on the Material Plane?

Background: In one of our campaigns we have quite a few Elementals that are forming in the material plane, as opposed to forming on an elemental plane. The elementals are otherwise identical to the ...
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For the Conjure Animals spells, are the summoned fey spirits 'smart' enough to take a form that fits the summoning locale?

Currently I'm running Conjure Animals fairly restrictively. The player says they are casting the spell and designates the locations that they will appear (I then label them, as they are designated)....
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Does using the Holy Weapon spell to create a burst of radiance end the spell entirely?

Does using the holy weapon spell to create a burst of radiance end the spell entirely?
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What happens to the target of a “permanent” True Polymorph spell when its caster dies?

The description of the spell says specifically that after the caster has maintained it's concentration for an hour, the spell can be dispelled. The transformation lasts for the duration, or until ...
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What happens when Otiluke's Resilient Sphere is cast on a creature that has momentum going for them?

If a creature casts Otiluke's resilient sphere on himself while he is walking or running, does the momentum stop when the spell is cast? I'm thinking about a scenario where a creature is surrounded ...
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How many spells does a Wizard start off with?

I'm creating a Mage in AD&D 2e for fun, and want to know how many spells my character starts off with at first level. I know that there is Table 21: Wizard Spell Progression, but my Dad and I ...
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What happens when the Tiny Servant and True Polymorph spells effects a single target but end at different times?

I was inspired to ask this question from a post about using a tankard to fight people. Here's the scenario: A tiny object, in this case a Tankard, has been turned into a tiny construct thanks to the ...
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How dangerous can I make my tankard?

I bore of the savagery of combating my many adversaries, so I should like to outsource this chore to my tankard. By casting tiny servant on a single object (ie. my tankard) and presumably other spells,...
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If you cast Polymorph on yourself, can you continue to concentrate after if the new form has a very low intelligence? [duplicate]

If you cast Polymorph on yourself to turn into a creature with low intelligence, can you/it continue to concentrate and thus remain in the polymorphed state for the duration of the spell? Or would the ...
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Can I multiclass and cast a spell I already know as a different class?

If I start with a Celestial Warlock with Cure Wounds and then multiclass into Bard, can I cast Cure Wounds as a Bard now, or do I have to learn the spell a second time to be able to cast it as a Bard?
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Can Death Ward save you from death due to damage from falling?

I am curious about ways of using Death Ward and wondered what happens if you cast Death Ward on yourself and then throw yourself off a great height. For example, would it be possible to cast Death ...
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Can an illusion be seen in a mirror?

In Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, can the visual effect produced by a magical illusion be seen in a mirror or other reflective surface? A specific example would be Minor Illusion. This question is ...
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Can I use Silent Image to create the illusion of a torch that illuminates the area?

Assume the players are in an area of natural darkness (no magic involved). Can I use silent image to create a bright illusion such as a torch or maybe a miniature sun to illuminate our way? A good ...
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What happens if you use the Magic Jar spell to possess a creature which has Spellcasting?

I would like to know what happens if you use the Magic Jar spell to possess a creature which is capable of casting spells. Below are 3 different situations. I post all these questions in the same ...
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Spells or magical abilities that allow multiple simultaneous effects?

Combining Magical Effects on page 205 of the Player's Handbook says: The effects of different spells add together while the durations of those spells overlap. The effects of the same spell cast ...
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Does Alter Memory allow the caster to see the target's memories?

While this charm lasts, you can affect the target's memory of an event that it experienced within the last 24 hours and that lasted no more than 10 minutes. You can permanently eliminate all memory of ...
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Is it possible to move through a guardian of faith's space?

Per p. 191 of the Player's Handbook, you can't move through a hostile creature's space unless they're two sizes larger or smaller than you. You can move through a nonhostile creature's space but can't ...
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For the purposes of Magic Jar, does a monster with the Spellcasting special trait have class levels? [duplicate]

The spell magic jar says with regards to the creature who's body the caster is possessing: If the target has any class levels, you can't use any of its class features. The only class feature a ...
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Does being under the effect of more than one Sanctuary spell require more than one saving throw?

Does being under the effect of more than one Sanctuary spell require more than one saving throw? In the case where there are two Clerics who cast Sanctuary on the same PC: would a monster trying to ...
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Can I cast sanctuary as a bonus action as part of the same turn I hit someone

With sanctuary as a bonus action, can a character whack someone then cast sanctuary to try and prevent retaliation? Can they then repeat the same combination of attack and casting sanctuary as a bonus ...
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If a hidden creature attempts to attack another creature warded with the Sanctuary spell and fails the Wisdom save, is the warded creature alerted?

If a hidden creature attempts to attack another creature warded with the sanctuary spell and fails the Wisdom save, is the warded creature alerted? If I'm wandering the woods as a monk with sanctuary ...
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Can the Suggestion and Mass Suggestion spells alter feelings?

In 5e D&D, the Suggestion-style spells can suggest a path of action via charm-like forces. This suggests (ha ha) that it alters the thought and feeling process of the target. Obviously the ...
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How does the Contingency spell with Cure Wounds as the contingent spell work with incoming damage?

If a bard selects the contingency spell as a Magical Secrets pick, and uses contingency to cast a contingent 5th-level cure wounds with the trigger "when I drop to 1 hit point", how does the incoming ...
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How does the Sanctuary spell stack with the College of Glamour bard's Unbreakable Majesty feature?

The College of Glamour bard's Unbreakable Majesty feature (XGE, p. 14-15) has a similar effect to the sanctuary spell, although it requires a Charisma save instead of a Wisdom save. If someone ...
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Does Wish just give another spell slot?

The description of the wish spell reads: 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 ...
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Is there any spell or method to teleport land?

I've been searching on Google, and the closest thing I've been able to find has been 3.5e homebrew. I want to see if there is anything official for this that I am missing, or something that wouldn't ...
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If I animate a corpse made real by the Illusory Reality ability, does it become an illusion after 1 minute?

To better explain my question, the process follows as such step by step (assuming the caster is of a level to cast and use all proposed abilities): Spellcaster casts Major Image to create a corpse on ...
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Is there a spell that would give my character insight to an enemy's weaknesses and resistance?

When I first heard of True Strike, I originally thought it was quite a powerful cantrip that would allow the castor to sacrifice 1 attack in order to be granted insight into the target's elemental ...
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Can Wish Negate Antimagic Field?

On page 213 of the PHB for Antimagic Field: Spells. Any active spell or other magical effect on a creature or an object in the sphere is suppressed while the creature or object is in it. And ...
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Can you store Hex in a Glyph of Warding?

Can you store Hex in a Glyph of Warding? If a Cleric multi-classes and takes one level in Warlock, would they be able to use Glyph of Warding to store a Hex spell? Spell Glyph. You can store a ...
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Creating a Fortress that Allows Owner to Scry, but Blocks Others

I'm a GM designing the remote fortress of an ancient-but-still-living archmage (>=20th level?). The archmage lives in society at present, and only returns to his fortress a few times per year, or as ...
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Does using Wish to cast a 7th-level spell use a 7th-level spell slot as well as the 9th-level one for Wish?

The PHB says the basic use of the Wish spell is to duplicate the effect of any other spell of 8th level or lower without having to meet any requirements of costly components. If, as a wizard, you ...
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At what level are spells duplicated by the Wish spell cast? [duplicate]

Wish is a 9th level spell, one of the uses written into it is: 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 ...
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Is there anything that can create a fire that burns underwater?

Is there any fire-related item or spell in D&D 5e that can create a fire that can burn underwater?
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Does the Wall of Fire spell damage creatures on both sides of the wall?

The spell Wall of Fire has the following text: One side of the wall, selected by you when you cast this spell, deals 5d8 fire damage to each creature that ends its turn within 10 feet of that ...
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Does using material components in spells make D&D 5e more challenging?

In my campaigns we typically don't rely on material components, allowing casters to use any spells as long as they have the right spell slots available. My impression is that using components would be ...
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What does it mean for a cone's point of origin to be included or excluded in the cone's area of effect?

As part of the definition of a cone spell in the handbook: A cone's point of origin is not included in the cone's area of effect, unless you decide otherwise. As an example, what would either case ...
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How does damage work when entering a Wall of Fire?

When casting Wall of Fire, "each creature within its area must make a Dexterity saving throw. On a failed save, a creature takes 5d8 fire damage, ar half as much damage on a successful save." Later ...
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If the Conjure Elemental spell or Conjure Minor Elementals spell is cast in an area affected by a Hallow spell, does the summoning just fail?

Hallow states "Celestials, elementals, fey, fiends, and undead can't enter the area..." but it doesn't say what would happen if someone tried to summon some into the area. Would the spell fail? Would ...
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Does the Hunter's Mark spell stack with the Rogue's Sneak Attack feature?

Wondering if when multi classing a ranger and a rogue, can the spell hunters mark stack with sneak attack on damage roll? For reference, hunter's mark states: You choose a creature you can see ...
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Can Alter Self grant you wings to fly?

Alter self can turn your body into anything as long as you basically retain the same body shape. It can even change your weight. Moreover, it can transform you into a member of another race. So, this ...
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Do Nondetection and Invisibility protect you from True Seeing?

Nondetection says it hides the target from all divination spells. Invisibility hides you from normal sight. When combining both effects on one target, are they hidden from true seeing?
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How could one defeat a pervasive antimagic field?

There is a campaign I'm in that, though I'm pretty much done and ready to bail on it, has inspired a thought experiment. Long story short, we got railroaded hard into being gladiators. We have had ...

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