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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What happens to a lich's control of undead when they are destroyed, but their soul and phylactery are still intact?

Normally, according to the answer to this question, when a person dies, their spell effects are still in place. When a character with undead controlled by animate dead or command undead dies, I ...
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How does ‘Pocket Dimension’ work?

Specifically, when cast without adding Time 2 (so time would flow normally), it seems intuitively that anything in the pocket dimension would effectively be frozen in place, making it the equivalent ...
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Question about Guards and Wards confusion effect

The 6th level Sorcerer/Wizard spell Guards and Wards features a confusion effect, quoted from the text it states: Confusion Where there are choices in direction—such as a corridor intersection or ...
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Do external, non-innate methods exist in Faerûn circa 1489 DR to situationally alter the efficacy of spellcasting?

Prior to D&D5e, Forgotten Realms lore included situational methods and circumstances that could change the way spells and spellcasting worked. For example, the 1e product Volos' Guide to All ...
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What is "Pledge" in Magitech Chronicles RPG

Recently I acquired the Magitech Chronicles RPG book and I'm really confused what Pledge spellpool means, I searched all around the book and there is no clear explanation. See, some spells have a cost,...
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What happens when you cast the same spell on the same target twice?

I cannot find any rules text that states what happens if you apply two spells to the same target that would then overlap in effect - e.g., let us presume two spells of Weight Increment (Earth 10) are ...
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What player options, or monster traits, can/can not affect the Multiverse UA races, due to different creature type?

In Unearthed Arcana 2021: Travelers of the Multiverse, a few of the races are singularly a type other than Humanoid. Specifically, Construct, Ooze, and Monstrosity. What are the mechanical ...
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How do summons interact with soul-affecting effects?

For reasons of my own, I need a trapped soul for at least a couple of hours. The exact type of soul doesn't matter: so long as I have a soul in a "jar" for, say, 8 hours, I'm good. I'm a ...
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Does Animate Rope remove magical properties of a magic rope?

Animate rope can be used on a magical rope like an Iron Rope or a Rope of Knots - that's pretty clear. It just has to be a "nonliving rope-like object." A Rope of Knots is not living. But if ...
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What are the spells that have a target other than self (and a target entry) for Ocular spell eligibility that aren’t already touch/rays?

I asked the question Does Ocular spell make every eligible damage spells have a critical chance since it becomes a ranged touch attack (ray)? and I realized it was a bit hard to find spells that were ...
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How many spell-bearing items can you activate in a turn?

In the Prometheum Exxet, there are two means of creating an item that can cast a spell: Items with the Automatic Spells power, which require no Zeon and have to recharge, and items with the ...
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How can a Psionic Manifester get full Bab reliably

I’m currently trying to make a Talshatora Monk/Erudite multiclass work, partially as a challenge and partially because I want to play a psionic Gish. The issue is that, under the constraints i’m ...
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Distance Restrictions for Unseen Servant

In its description the only mention of the spell Unseen Servant ending due to distance from the caster is found at the end of the description: If you command⁠ the servant to perform a task that would ...