Questions tagged [spells]

For questions about specific manifestations of magic that we generically call "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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Is my homebrew Hiccupera spell any good?

I have designed this spell: Hiccupera 0th-level transmutation Casting Time: 1 action Range: 60 ft Components: S, M (a spoonful of sugar) Duration: Concentration, up to 10 minutes Classes: Druid, Bard,...
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Does the Wizard's Spell Mastery spells need to be prepared as a Wizard or can they be "known"?

At 18th level, a Wizard gains the feature Spell Mastery. It reads: At 18th level, you have achieved such mastery over certain spells that you can cast them at will. Choose a 1st-level wizard spell ...
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Does your hit die include your Constitution modifier for purpose of Wither and Bloom?

The wither and bloom spell says, in part: one creature of your choice in that area can spend and roll one of its unspent Hit Dice and regain a number of hit points equal to the roll plus your ...
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What effects not mentioned in its spell description does Greater Restoration cure?

The Greater Restoration spell cures many conditions in the worlds of D&D 5e. According to the spell description, these include: One effect that charmed or petrified the target One curse, ...
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Are there any non-concentration spells that consume a costly nonmagical component, besides True Seeing?

As per the title, limited to any official material published by WotC that isn't still in UA stages. I've scoured the wizard spells as best as I'm able and have only come up with True Seeing so far. ...
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Can you Misty Step past a Wall of Force? [duplicate]

A Wall of Force is invisible. Misty Step allows you to Teleport up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space that you can see. Can you Misty Step past a Wall of Force?
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Spell Targeting, Or: Can I use the fire bolt cantrip as a flare gun? [duplicate]

This is intended as a very general question on spell targeting but let's focus on a very specific example. The fire bolt cantrip description states: You hurl a mote of fire at a creature or object ...
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Do I and the target have to wear the platinum rings at casting time of Warding Bond?

The material components of Warding Bond are (emphasis mine) *- (a pair of platinum rings worth at least 50 gp each, which you and the target must wear for the duration) Since the description clearly ...
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Can Temple of the Gods be cast on a small floating area at sea?

Players want to cast Temple of the Gods on a small floating square at sea. (It involves the shape water cantrip, but I want to put that aside for this question). The spell says it requires to be cast ...
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Who holds the bond when the Warding Bond spell is cast through a familiar?

The text of the spell Find Familiar states (emphasis mine): when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. The spell Warding Bond's ...
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Can someone using a Detect Magic spell see a Subtle Spell being cast?

Can someone who has a detect magic spell up see someone (for example, a Sorcerer) casting a spell that has the Subtle Spell metamagic applied to it? Specifically, would the detector see the school of ...
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When using Telekinesis to lift an object, do you need to use your action to keep it in the air on subsequent rounds?

Telekinesis enables you to move an object up to 30ft in any direction, including upward. Once I have lifted the object up, on subsequent rounds do I need to use my action to keep it in the air? I can ...
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How does a familiar deliver spells, 'as if it were the caster'? [closed]

Find Familiar involves a tricky clause at the end Finally, when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. An edge-case of which, Mearls ...
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Can you use your bonus action to move, but not attack with, a spiritual weapon?

I realized something curious about the wording of spiritual weapon: As a bonus action on your turn, you can move the weapon up to 20 feet and repeat the attack against a creature within 5 feet of it. ...
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What spells are maximized on the Plane of Shadows?

The Plane of Shadows has the Enhanced Magic trait, with the effect that: Spells with the shadow descriptor are enhanced on the Plane of Shadow. Such spells are cast as though they were prepared with ...
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How to handle dispel magic on split objects from True Polymorph?

True Polymorph allows you to turn a creature into an object permanently, but you still can undo it with dispel magic or similar means and see through the change with true seeing. Otherwise, the object ...
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Moonbeam's Ghostly Light vs Invisibility

What happens when Moonbeam targets an area that contains an invisible creature? Moonbeam says When a creature enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, it is ...
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Is there a value limit on the objects True Polymorph creates?

True Polymorph has the option to transform a creature into an object that can not be larger than the creature. What about the object's value? Wish has a limit of 25,000 gp for on label use. Could ...
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True Polymorph + True Seeing = True Death? [duplicate]

The premise is 5e D&D, setting is FR, all published sources that aren't from another setting are valid, no UA, no 3rd party. I'm the sort of caster player that looks for the funky, outside uses of ...
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Can a Magic Jar-possessed body level up?

I was looking over the Magic Jar spell, and there are lots of ways to simulacrum and cheese and clone shenanigans. But I haven't seen this question yet and I was wondering... Simulacrums specifically &...
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Writing text anyone can understand as a Wizard

I'm playing D&D 5th Edition. I'm a wizard 8 / artificer 2 with access to 5th-level spells. For the purposes of this question, I can cast any spell that is in the wizard spell list that's 5th level ...
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Can I animate water with Shape Water to follow (and contain) an aquatic creature?

For example: I have primal companion "Beast of the Sea" that has only 5ft. speed on land, but 60ft. swim speed. The second effect of "Shape Water" says: You cause the water to ...
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Do either truesight or x-ray vision see through a prismatic wall?

We were fighting Vecna himself, and at one point had a prismatic wall up between us and Vecna. The prismatic wall says it creates "a vertical, opaque wall." Vecna's powers include truesight, ...
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Can anyone cast Guidance from a Pendant of the Occult?

Can a Fighter with a Pendant of the Occult invested cast Guidance, even if he normally does not have the Cast a Spell activity?
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In general, is an AOE's "or" inclusive or exclusive? [duplicate]

A few AOE spells use the wording "...when first entering the area ... or ending it's turn there". The question is, is this "or" inclusive, (A creature that enters and remains for ...
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Can I keep concentration on a spell and an ability that works like concentration? [duplicate]

I'm playing a ranger with the astral drifter background. The background gives me the magic initiate feat and I took hex, a concentration spell. The ranger has the optional feature of favored foe that ...
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When you use the Clone spell, will the command of Undead minions transfer to the clone?

I am currently playing in 5e campaign and a question came up regarding the transferable of command of undead servants. My Necromancer wants to live forever but not be a lich, so naturally the idea is ...
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Does Spare the Dying count as "stabilizing" or not?

The Healer's Kit says: As an Action, you can expend one use of the kit to stabilize a creature that has 0 Hit Points Whereas the cantrip Spare the Dying says: You touch a living creature that has ...
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Is Mind Sliver + Pact of the Chain Investment of Chain Master pseudodragon game breakingly OP?

The spell Mind Sliver's text says: You drive a disorienting spike of psychic energy into the mind of one creature you can see within range. The target must succeed on an Intelligence saving throw or ...
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Is Reaving Dispel strictly better than Greater Dispel Magic?

I've seen Reaving Dispel listed as a strictly superior (i.e. always better) replacement for Greater Dispel Magic, provided that you don't care about the spell slot cost difference. Having read the ...
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Could Locate Object be used to locate a portal?

The spell locate object states: "Alternatively, the spell can locate the nearest object of a particular kind, such as a certain kind of apparel, jewelry, furniture, tool, or weapon." I'm ...
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When using Air Walk and you're knocked out, do you fall?

Yes, the title is heavily inspired by the similar PF2 question about the Fly spell, with the difference that air walking is more walking than flying. While Air Walk is on... The subject can tread on ...
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Is a Phantom Steed affected by terrain?

The Phantom Steed spell describes a quasi-real mount (emphases mine): A Large quasi-real, horselike creature appears on the ground in an unoccupied space of your choice within range...The creature ...
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What spells can be used to increase the speed of another creature over an extended period of time?

My party and I are flying on the back of a large undead creature (homebrew) to go extended distances. It has a speed of 50, so we estimate that if it moves and dashes as an action it gets 100ft per ...
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How to create a magic trap on fabric?

I have a concept for my game and haven't had much luck find anything saying that you can't have a magic trap on fabric. I'm thinking a tapestry but wanted to confirm that here. The spell I would like ...
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Does Revivify work on trapped souls?

Nearly all the resurrection spells state that your soul has to be free and willing to be revived. The DMG on page 24 further states that A soul can't be returned to life if it doesn't wish to be, so ...
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Does forced movement free someone from telekenesis' grip?

I was thinking about a team that was pushing and pulling folks into hazards. I'm wondering if an eldritch blast that pushes the enemy will synergize with a teammate using the telekenesis spell, or if ...
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Does dominate monster spell continues working if the creature caster is 60 feet away or more? [duplicate]

I was planning on running Waterdeep Dragon Heist for my party and i have a doubt. In chapter I page 28 a mindflayer cast Dominate monster on any player or party member who tries to intervene in his ...
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Does a ranger with the Land's Stride feature ignore damage from the Spike Growth spell?

I was running a combat for a ranger character, and the player claimed Land's Stride allowed them to not take the 2d4 damage per 5 feet of movement from the Spike Growth spell. Is this accurate?
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Please Clarify Spiritual Weapon effects using higher spell slots?

Please Clarify Spiritual Weapon effects using higher spell slots? Spiritual At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, the damage increases by 1d8 for every ...
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Otiluke's Resilient Sphere Effect on a Flying Creature

If you cast Otiluke's Resilient Sphere on a creature that can fly, can they move the sphere up off the ground by flying/pushing up? (The sphere is weightless, so it should be easy to lift)
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Can you use silent image to create an illusion of yourself to extend the frightened condition when you are out of line of sight?

Here is the specific scenario I am thinking: Spellcaster A uses a spell to frighten an enemy, and they can no longer move closer to them. On certain spells, they actively have to run away from the ...
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Does Hex / Hexblade's curse end the spell Time Stop?

Time stop states: This spell ends if one of the actions you use during this period, or any effects that you create during this period, affects a creature other than you or an object being worn or ...
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How do a dragon's Frightful Presence and Becoming More Fearful interact?

Scenario A dragon attacks, which activates its frightful presence. Everyone in the party has at least 5 HD, but fewer HD than the dragon. At least one party member is affected, and they are shaken. ...
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Does the Death Ward spell prevent the side effect from the Nimbus of Pathos feature from the College of Tragedy bard?

The Nimbus of Pathos feature from the College of Tragedy bard states that after 1 minute the target immediately drops to 0 hit points and is dying. Does death ward prevent that?
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Does Faerie Fire's affect objects/creatures partially in the area of effect?

What effect does Faerie Fire have on objects/creatures partially within its 20' cube area of effect? Two simple examples: a 10' pole which is half-in, half-out of the area of effect, or a purple worm ...
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Who does the Hellish Rebuke spell target when the Warding Bond spell has been cast?

The description of the warding bond spell says, in part (emphasis mine): This spell wards a willing creature you touch and creates a mystic connection between you and the target until the spell ends. ...
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How does Protective Bond interact with Armor of Agathys?

Armor of Agathys A protective magical force surrounds you, manifesting as a spectral frost that covers you and your gear. You gain 5 temporary hit points for the duration. If a creature hits you with ...
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By a strict reading of RAW: does Revivify work?

Given the following two facts, through a strict RAW reading (a DM of course can and likely should handwave this issue), is a typical corpse a valid target of Revivify? Creatures are Objects. ...
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Does the Wristpocket spell allow a bead from the Chronurgy wizard's Arcane Abeyance feature to last forever?

Normally, beads from the Chronurgy wizard's Arcane Abeyance feature disappear after an hour (EGtW, p. 185): When the duration ends, or if the bead is destroyed, it vanishes in a flash of light, and ...

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