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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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Can the spell Bestow Curse change a creature's race?

In Volo's Guide it is suggested that a curse could transform someone into a race of 'monstrous origin' (p. 118). Does this apply to the Bestow Curse spell specifically? Note: this is a complicated ...
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Can the Bestow Curse 3rd-level spell turn any creature into a humanoid? [duplicate]

Can a 'curse' or 'polymorph' transform any creature into a humanoid? In Volo's Guide to Monsters, a note suggests a 'curse' can turn someone into another humanoid - the 2nd row of the Monstrous ...
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Can you cast a spell just before the end of a long rest?

This is quite a cheesy question, but let's say I have a human wizard. And I'm the last to "stand watch" so I've already slept during that rest. This is largely to avoid the incapacitated condition: ...
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Is there a way for a Champion to gain access to Cleric spells in 2e?

I'm building a Champion of Shelyn and there are Cleric spells that I believe would be useful, is there a way for a Champion to gain access to Cleric spellcasting?
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Spell pre-select? [on hold]

Is there an app or a software that select spells at random based on class and ability scores? or a pre-select spell build? I don't feel like spending hours and hours of reading and selecting spells ...
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Does taking the form of a Muse using Fey Form gain you the Sound Strike attack?

I have this possibly game-breaking doubt about the spell Fey Form and the Muse creature. Does the caster get the Sound Strike attack? That's way too strong for a level 3/4 spell.
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Can the 5th-level spell Dream contact a petrified creature?

A player would like to cast the 'Dream' spell on an ancient statue of a petrified hero. Thematically this is wonderful, sure - but does it work by RAW? Here are possible answers we discussed / ...
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What are the implications of allowing a shove attack with the Spiritual Weapon spell?

I saw this on a stream and it got me wondering. Instead of attacking with the spiritual weapon spell, they were allowed to try a shove using their spellcasting modifier rather than Athletics, ...
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If a creature is True Polymorphed into a Wight that uses its Life Drain ability to raise zombies, do they stay controlled if True Polymorph ends?

Say you have a high-level wizard that can cast True Polymorph, and they turn into a Wight. They then use the Wight's Life Drain action, and manage to create a few zombies. Let's assume the Wizard does ...
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What are the targeting range limitations of Glyph of Warding?

Glyph of warding states, in part: When the glyph is triggered, the stored spell is cast. If the spell has a target, it targets the creature that triggered the glyph.If the spell affects an area, ...
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Where can I find the “Destructive Smite” paladin spell?

In the list of spells in the Player's Handbook, one of the level 5 paladin spells is "Destructive Smite". However, I can't find the spell description. Where can I find the description of the "...
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Can a creature that has been Reincarnated be Resurrected using the old body?

Say a creature (humanoid) was killed and then reincarnated through the Reincarnate spell, gaining a new body. (Note that Reincarnate does not destroy the old body). Then that creature is killed again. ...
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Can the Mending cantrip affix any surface to any other surface?

Mending (5e cantrip-spell) has these limits: that the damage must be a break or tear the damage cannot be any larger than 1 foot in any dimension the spell cannot restore lost magical properties One ...
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Are there any spells that aren't on any class's spell list?

Chapter 11 of the 5e Player's Handbook has a list of spells each spellcasting class can learn, followed by a description of all the spells in the game. I am wondering: are there any spells that are ...
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We know someone is scrying on us. Is there anything we can do about it?

It would be unusual, to me, if there were no spell in the world that could "feedback" (as my DM puts it) on the scryer. We're usually really creative about this sort of thing, but on this we have no ...
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Is there a way to resurrect yourself with the Glyph of Warding spell? [duplicate]

While looking at the glyph of warding spell, I noticed that the trigger of the glyph does not really have boundaries. The spell only states "The most typical" triggers with a few examples. So I am ...
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Can the Lightning Arrow and Conjure Barrage spells be combined in this way?

In the game I DM for, one player is playing a ranger. The player asked me if he would be able to cast the lightning arrow spell, then use the arrow as ammunition for the conjure barrage spell. The ...
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Where can I find the “Trap the Soul” 8th-level wizard spell?

In the Wizard spell list, under level 8, there is a spell listed as "Trap the Soul". However the spell can not be found in the subsequent spell descriptions. Some people online are saying that the ...
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What happens if you are holding an Iron Flask with a demon inside and walk into an Antimagic Field?

What happens if you are holding an Iron Flask with a demon inside and walk into an Antimagic Field? Do the magical powers of the Iron Flask stop, releasing the demon? Also, would the demon then be ...
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What happens if you store the Simulacrum spell in a Glyph of Warding spell?

I'm looking at the option of storing Simulacrum in an 8th-level Glyph of Warding. My question is how it will determine what creature gets duplicated. Simulacrum says: You shape an illusory ...
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Can a scourge aasimar's Radiant Consumption dispel magical darkness?

Scourge aasimar (Volo's Guide to Monsters, p. 105) have the Radiant Consumption trait, part of which states: Starting at 3rd level, you can use your action to unleash the divine energy within ...
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Can an Aasimar grow their wings in an Antimagic Field?

One of my players wants to play a Protector Aasimar (VGtM, p. 105) but wondered if he'd be able to use his racial ability, Radiant Soul, in an antimagic field. Would an antimagic field block the ...
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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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Casting light on an object [duplicate]

If I cast the light cantrip on an object and the object breaks while the spell is still in effect is each piece of the broken object still lit? Could the pieces be carried in different directions? ...
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Does Dim Light created by an effect override Bright Light in an area?

Two examples. A silvery beam of pale light shines down in a 5-foot-radius, 40-foot-high cylinder centered on a point within range. Until the spell ends, dim light fills the cylinder. —Moonbeam,...
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Does a caster under the effect of a True Polymorph spell retain their class levels?

The true polymorph spell specifies that: The target's game statistics, including mental ability scores, are replaced by the statistics of its new form ... The creature is limited in the actions it ...
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Can a wizard transcribe spells for which they only have spell slots? [duplicate]

In a campaign that i'm playing in, my my Wizard 3/Cleric 2 has come across some new spells, the one in question being a 3rd level spell. Because of multi classing rules, he has 3rd level slots, but no ...
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How does Magecraft work for (Human Mark of Making)?

In regards to Magecraft can someone help define how long "temporary magic item" last. Also, How many of these Items you can have at one time. for example a pair of wrist wraps that will allow me to ...
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Can the Wish spell be used to increase ability scores? [duplicate]

Could you wish for an ability score of 30 in D&D?
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What to do when a player wishes for magic not to exist? [closed]

The question is simple, the answer... not so much. My player has access to a wish spell, and he has decided to wish for magic not to exist, on all planes, from the current time, forever. If I grant ...
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Does the damage from the drawback of wish prevent the casting of the triggering spell if the damage kills the caster?

Wish [...] After enduring that stress, each time you cast a spell until you finish a long rest, you take 1d10 necrotic damage per level of that spell. If this damage kills you, will the spell that ...
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Should I use assumed value when using the spell Wish to produce a house or similar object?

So I was looking into the spell wish, and according to its description, it has the ability to produce an object up to 25,000gp of value. I was wondering if this could be used to produce a homestead, ...
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How long does damage resistance granted by Wish last?

One of the possible effects you can create with the 9th level spell Wish states: You grant up to ten creatures that you can see resistance to a damage type you choose. And that's it. No length ...
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Spell save DC on a wish spell cast from a magic item

So I got a luck blade from my DM and I am trying to cast dominate person on someone at 8th level. What would the saving throw be for the person it is being cast on. Wish says that any spell at 8th ...
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Wish on a scroll: Who suffers the consequences?

If I create a scroll with the Wish spell and an other person uses it to do anything that would trigger the penalty (anything that is not replicating an 8th or lower level spell causes necrotic damage ...
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Does the wish spell trigger the 33% automatically?

The answer to "Are there limits or costs to Wishing forever for ability score increases?" seems to indicate "There is a 33% chance you can never cast wish again." Several other answers on here take ...
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What happens if you make an impossible wish

What would happen if someone were to use a wish spell to request something that is literally impossible? For example, the resurrection of someone who is not dead. Would the spell simply be wasted, or ...
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Can wish be used to recharge magic weapons, armor, or items that use charges?

Wish explicitly states that it cannot be used to create magic items, however, it doesn't say anything about using the wish to recharge a magic item (if it uses the charges system). Is it with the ...
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Does casting Contingency via Wish remove the requirement to carry a statuette?

When used to cast another spell, Wish states: You don't need to meet any requirements in that spell, including costly Components. (PHB 288) Contingency states: ...contingency ends on you if its ...
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Does using Wish for a use that's mentioned elsewhere, but that's not duplicating a spell, cause stress?

On page 289 of the PHB for Wish: The stress of casting this spell to produce any effect other than duplicating another spell weakens you. There are effects and uses for Wish mentioned through D&...
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Do you “suffer stress” even if you use a wish from an item? [duplicate]

If you use a ring of 3 wishes or a luckblade for a wish (not emulating a spell) do you "suffer stress" - specifically the 33% chance of never casting wish again?
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Can the Wish spell overcome the post-casting time requirements of the Clone spell

Per the Wish spell: Wish You don't need to meet any requirements in that spell, including costly components. The spell simply takes effect. Per the Clone spell: Clone This clone ...
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What happens if a sorcerer can't ever cast wish again?

A level 17 Sorcerer casts the Wish spell for an effect that would trigger the repercussions, rolls the d100, and finds they are never able to cast it again: Finally, there is a 33 percent chance ...
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Does a Simulacrum-Wish combo affect the original caster?

I'm in a new high-level campaign which is a continuation of a previous one. I'm an 18th-level wizard, and our DM allowed us to have multiple simulacra at a time in the previous campaign. However, now ...
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How does Wish work with spells that interact with material components?

How does wish work with spells that interact with material components? For example, how does wish work with a spell like leomund's secret chest? Do an exquisite chest and small chest just appear with ...
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Wish for Instant Summons spell gives a sapphire? [duplicate]

Wish: 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 components. Instant Summons: ...
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How much XP can the Wish spell grant?

If someone had the Deck of Many things, drew the Moon and got a wish spell, and wished to "Level up as much as (They) can", how much XP would the wish spell give to the player?
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Could a wish spell make someone who is not able to cast the wish spell, able again? [duplicate]

This is a weird question, I know, it's simply food for thought. It states in the PHB that casting a wish spell for any other effect than duplicating another spell causes a stress that can, among other ...
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Wish spell used by non-caster

When using a magic item that can cast wish in other ways with a non-caster, like ring of three wishes used by fighter: if he/she failed his roll on the first wish would he be unable to use the other ...
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Questions regarding Wish+Simulacrum [closed]

An 18th level Divination wizard uses his 9th-level slot and wish to cast Simulacrum on himself as an action at the start of combat. Provided he had just started the adventuring day, and hadn't spent ...