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Can a spell cast from a Spellwrought Tattoo be counterspelled?

By D&D 5e rules, is a spell cast from a spellwrought tattoo subject to someone else casting counterspell against it?
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Can I use healing on a construct?

I have a campaign that is running on dark matter (sci-fi DnD 5e conversion) In this campaign there is a player with the race of Vect, which is a construct. There is also a player who can create ...
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Do you roll once for hunters mark and hex? [duplicate]

Both hex and hunter's mark state extra 1d6 [necrotic for hex] damage to the target whenever you hit it with a weapon attack Recently a player stated that this means you roll 1d6 at the start of ...
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If you are invisible, cast Detect Thoughts, and attempt to probe deeper into a target's mind, how would they know it was you?

As part of the description of the Detect Thoughts spell, it states: As an action, you can either shift your attention to another creature’s thoughts or attempt to probe deeper into the same creature’...
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Does a small creature hidden under your clothes also become invisible when the Invisibility spell is cast on you

Does a small creature hidden under your clothes also become invisible when the Invisibility spell is cast on you? I.e.: Our druid wildshapes into a mouse that crawls into the pocket of the jacket of ...
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Vortex Warp and Spider Climb

One of my players is a sorcerer who knows Vortex Warp. Another is a rogue with a pair of Slippers of Spider Climbing. The sorcerer has posed the question asking whether he could Vortex Warp the rogue ...
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Can thunderwave be used to launch an object and cause damage?

Related to this question (sort of): Thunderwave in constricted area Say you found a 1 ft. × 1ft. × 8 ft. hole in a cave that led to the outside, and you loaded a projectile of sorts – let's say a ...
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Thunderwave in constricted area

If Thunderwave is cast in a dungeon, say in a five by ten corridor, would the volume of effect be extended down the corridor? That is, a fifteen-foot cube consists of 27 five-foot cubes, so the effect ...
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Warped Constriction & Grasp of the Deep Interaction

In PF2E, there is an Archetype called Living Vessel, and one of the features you can pick up is listed as the following: Warped Constriction The entity inhabiting your body is an aberrant being with ...
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Is Spirit Shroud damage "owned" by the source of the attack, or the Spirit Shroud spell itself?

Until the spell ends, any attack you make deals 1d8 extra damage when you hit a creature within 10 feet of you. This damage is radiant, necrotic, or cold (your choice when you cast the spell). Any ...
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Can you cast a Wall of Force into water?

In our current game, we are contemplating to cast a wall of force into a canal that is set into a dungeon corridor, to block the flow of water (which is powering some turbine-like contrivances we want ...
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Why don't water-controlling spells work on the water in pipes?

I recently asked this related question but some things are still not clear to me. Why don't spells like Control Water, Shape Water, and Create or Destroy Water (and possibly others?) work with water ...
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changing out spells gained from feats or racial abilities

I have an elf paladin with the fey touched feat. Palain spells are changed out/prepared as part of a long rest and the Blessed Warrior fighting style says you can swap cantrips when leveling however I ...
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It is possible to cast the homebrew spell "Breath of the Last Love" on myself if I have the "stunned" condition?

I have the homebrew spell "Breath of the last love". I was given the status of "stunned" for 1 turn. Can I remove the status of stunned using this spell, or can I use it again? The ...
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How do water controlling spells work on water in pipes? [closed]

How do spells like Control Water, Shape Water, and Create or Destroy Water (and possibly others?) work with water in pipes (let's say about a foot in diameter if that matters)? Consider two cases: ...
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Would water-affecting spells work on the River Styx?

Would spells like Control Water, Shape Water, and (Create or) Destroy Water work on water(?) from the River Styx? In other words, does "water" in Styx count as water? I'm asking in context ...
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What specifically can’t the Wish spell do?

Other than what’s described in the text of the wish spell, are there any things that wish specifically cannot do? The one example I know involves ​​mind blank: Until the spell ends, one willing ...
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If my wizard learns Dissonant Whispers from Fey Touched, is it a Wizard Spell?

Note: This is a possible duplicate of Are spells learned from feats considered to be associated with your class?, but I couldn't find any relevant answers there. ===================== I'm playing an ...
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'Sneak attack' using AOE spells

In Pathfinder a level 10 Arcane trickster gains a Surprise spells feature: Surprise spells At 10th level, an arcane trickster can add her sneak attack damage to any spell that deals damage, if the ...
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Can Awakened Spellbook borrow bludgeoning/piercing/slashing damage from the Magic Weapon spell?

For the purpose of the damage type swap feature of the Order of Scribes Wizard's Awakened Spellbook feature, does the +1 bonus to damage rolls from the Magic Weapon spell qualify as bludgeoning/...
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Is this quest possible without being too easy?

I'm concocting a scenario for my players. In this scenario, in order to convince a ghost to hand over the keys to a valuable piece of property, they'll be given a quest: "To redeem {a paladin ...
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How can an adventurer traveling using the Astral Projection spell have their silver cord cut?

The Astral Projection spell allows you to travel to the Astral Plane, where you are invulnerable... unless someone cuts your silver cord. Some effects that allow this are the githyanki knight's silver ...
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Can you make a spell attack with the Hunter's Giant Killer?

The full Hunter's Prey ability is written as such (Player's Handbook p.93, emphasis mine): Hunter’s Prey At 3rd level, you gain one of the following features of your choice. Colossus Slayer Your ...
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Does wall of force version forcecage allow air to go through?

Windowless Cell: This version of the spell produces a 10-foot cube with no way in and no way out. Solid walls of force form its six sides. If it doesn't, would the trapped creature (with the type ...
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How does the Cloak of Flies eldritch invocation interact with the Invisibility spell?

Cloak of Flies is an eldritch invocation for warlocks that does the following (irrelevant parts snipped): As a bonus action, you can surround yourself with a magical aura that looks like buzzing ...
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Would it be possible to make the rope in the Rope Trick spell hang horizontally?

The rope trick spell states (emphasis mine): You touch a length of rope that is up to 60 feet long. One end of the rope then rises into the air until the whole rope hangs perpendicular to the ground. ...
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Surprise, long range, and Eldritch Blast

My character is a lvl 6 Bugbear Warlock Assassin Rogue, with the invocation Eldritch Spear and Spells sniper. This makes the range of EB 600 feet. Is it correct to assume that by attacking from that ...
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Does a new source of temporary HP instantly end the effects of motivational speech?

Per the wording of the spell - Choose up to five creatures within range that can hear you. For the duration, each affected creature gains 5 temporary hit points and has advantage on Wisdom saving ...
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What are the limits on the movement of your "Project Image" illusory copy?

In D&D 5E, the Project Image spell allows you to create an illusory copy of yourself ...at any location within range [500 miles] that you have seen before. The illusion is "intangible,"...
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Zone of Truth Enslavement

Suppose I cast Zone of Truth on Bob and he fails his saving throw. I tell Bob to tell me "I will spend my entire life moving to the closest rock, picking it up, throwing it, and repeating the ...
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Can you hold Plane Shift on an unwilling creature until they touch you to skip the melee spell attack?

One of my players uses the Plane Shift spell quite regularly in battle to get rid of unwanted opponents. With the ready action and the holding of a spell being a thing, the question has come up, ...
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Can Lesser Restoration fix a missing eye?

The lesser restoration spell description states: You touch a creature and can end either one disease or one condition afflicting it. The condition can be blinded, deafened, paralyzed, or poisoned. ...
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Can the darkness created by Summon Fey (Tricksy) be illuminated?

A tricksy fey from the spell Summon Fey can: fill a 5-foot cube within 5 feet of it with magical darkness, which lasts until the end of its next turn. However, unlike the spell Darkness, Summon Fey ...
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Can Truesight see through an area that is heavily obscured?

Truesight states: A monster with truesight can ... see in normal and magical darkness, see invisible creatures and objects, [and] automatically detect visual illusions ... Heavily obscured is ...
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How to interrogate a magic user who has misty step?

We're players in a homebrew campaign, and have recently knocked out some sort of wizard that can use spells such as fly, fireball, shield and misty step. We've tied him up and put something in his ...
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What is the most amount of jury tampering I can commit using spells?

Unfortunately my scheme to win an election using necromancy failed, not mind you because I created too few undead minions. The regions had an electoral system by which I had to win the majority of ...
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Magic effects of light and darkness

I have a question about the magic effects inherent in light and darkness in d&d 5. Within an area subject to Darkness (spell level 2) if I wield a sword that magically emits light, the light is ...
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Can a spell cast using the Cartomancer feat's Hidden Ace feature be Counterspelled?

The Cartomancer feat includes the Hidden Ace feature (The Book of Many Things, p. 49), which lets you imbue a spell into a card and later cast it. Of course, there’s dissension about whether or not ...
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Does the water created by the Tsunami spell disappear after the spell is over?

The Tsunami spell creates quite the amount of water, up to millions of cubic feet. After the spell ends, where does the water go? Some possibilities: It magically disappears just as it came. It ...
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Are creatures caught in a Tsunami spell moved vertically as well?

Joe the Barbarian was at ground level when he was caught in an enemy's Tsunami spell. The wave is as high as the spell allows. Is Joe automatically moved to the air-water interface at the top of the ...
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Tsunami spell cast in the air

Let's suppose a spellcaster casts the Tsunami spell 100 feet above the ground. The spell description says that it originates at a point in range (sight) and does not say that it needs to be supported....
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What happens if you cast knock on a target that is both mundanely locked and has Arcane Lock cast on it?

The knock spell says (emphasis ine): A target that is held shut by a mundane lock or that is stuck or barred becomes unlocked, unstuck, or unbarred. If the object has multiple locks, only one of them ...
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When is being able to cast Mending as an action more effective than taking a minute to cast it?

In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, there is a rare magic item called the Lyre of Building, which allows you to cast Mending as an action. Normally, it has a casting time of 1 minute, so this (if ...
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How does 'Enlarge Spell' affect Area of Effect?

I would like to understand the impact of the feat Enlarge Spell on spells such as: Laogzed's Breath Level: Clr 3, Sor/Wiz 3 Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels) Area: Cone Duration: Instantaneous ...
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Can the Hold Person spell target an Eladrin NPC?

In D&D 5th edition, can the Hold Person spell affect an Eladrin NPC? The Hold Person spell specifically targets "humanoids". Meanwhile, the (NPC/monster) stat blocks for Eladrin say that ...
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Aid spell cast multiple times [duplicate]

When you cast an Aid spell for a second time on the same character, do they gain the healing benefits (since you can heal people multiple times)? I saw this post: Can casting the Aid spell stack on ...
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Could a creature use a spell like Plane Shift or Word of Recall to escape the Maze spell?

In this scenario my PCs are planning on casting Maze on an evil cleric to take them out of the fight for some time while they handle all the other enemies, then ready actions to attack the cleric when ...
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Shouldn't Magic Missile be a Divination Spell instead of Evocation? [closed]

Don't take me wrong, but in all editions I've seen so far, Magic Missile is a spell that launches darts or orbs of pure magical force (thus, it's an Evocation Spell). Inside its descriptions, it says ...
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What happens if the Maze spell is cast in Sigil?

I'm curious about casting the Maze spell in the city of Sigil.... In Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse – Sigil and the Outlands, the "Alterations to Magic" section states: Banishment....
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Further explanation on shape water [closed]

After reading shape water I have questions since I know the DM will refer to sage's advice. With shape water it says you have 125 ft so does that mean the 8.3 lb per gallon would apply if you decided ...
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