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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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Protective Bond + Otiluke’s Resilient Sphere combo, how to rule?

Can anyone explain to me how the combo is going to work? Peace Cleric uses its Protective Bond. Cleric protects himself with sphere. Cleric uses its reaction to protect an ally and get all damage. ...
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Can you use a melee spell attack with the Hunter Ranger's Whirlwind Attack?

The Hunter Ranger's Whirlwind Attack feature states: You can use your action to make a melee attack against any number of creatures within 5 feet of you, with a separate attack roll for each target. ...
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Is there a naming map for the Pathfinder 2e remaster?

As part of the remaster, Pathfinder 2e has renamed many spells and magic items, for example magic missile is now called force barrage, baleful polymorph is now cursed metamorphosis and hat of disguise ...
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Can a 10th Lvl Chronurgy Wizard use its Arcane Abeyance on a spell cast into a Spell Glyph?

(So far as I can tell, this isn't comparable to Wristpocket...) In this scenario, let's say a 10th Lvl Chronurgy Wizard, casts Magic Circle into a Glyph of Warding spell glyph, & applies Arcane ...
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How does the Healing Spirit spell interact with a Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature?

How does the healing spirit spell interact with a Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature? This is a multi-class question regarding the possible synergy between the druid/ranger spell healing ...
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Does Extend Spell Metamagic affect duration specified in spell description?

Some spells have duration as secondary effect of the spell, Some spells have both tagged duration and secondary duration within spell description. My question is: does this kind of in-description-...
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Is there a spell that can permanently freeze an area?

Is there any spell or magic item effect that can permanently freeze an area? (Freeze as in ice and snow).
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Does sound pass through the dome from the Leomund's Tiny Hut spell?

Does sound pass through the dome of force from the Leomund's Tiny Hut spell? In other words, can people inside the dome hear sounds coming from outside? The spell mentions that light does not pass ...
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German spell descriptions for DnD 5e? [closed]

Does anyone have a good site where I can find German translations for all the spells? We are struggling with different translation variants.
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How much does the Identify spell tell me about a Deck of Many Things?

When cast on a magic item, the Identify spell tells you, among other things, "its properties and how to use them". If I cast this spell on a Deck of Many Things, how much do I learn about it? ...
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Can a spell be readied to trigger when its intended target comes into view?

Can I ready witch bolt, for instance, with the condition of attacking "the first goblin to come out of the cave" if I cannot see the goblin at the time of my (Ready) action? To be perfectly clear: at ...
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Could you kill someone using Enchantment School Wizard's Hypnotic Gaze forever?

If your character really hated someone very much and had enough resources to stay alive longer than the hypnotized target (Let's say, through the Constructed Resilience feature or something similar), ...
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What happens when a creature reaches six levels of exhaustion while Death Ward is active on it?

Exhaustion is a special condition which has multiple levels. From the PHB p. 291, all emphasis mine: Level ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Effect ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ⋮ ​ ​ ​ ​ 6 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Death Exhaustion is measured ...
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What is the appropriate spell level for this homebrew spell (Devolve Person), intended as a mental counterpart to Hold Person?

Overview I recently became interested in exploring physical vs. mental spells in D&D 5e and I noticed that there is no true counterpart to Hold Person. Specifically, to my knowledge, there's no ...
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Does a Charmed person have to know who damaged them for the spell to end?

Spells like Suggestion and Charm Person have lines in their description that indicate the spell ends if you or your companions do anything harmful or damaging to the creature. For example, Suggestion ...
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How many hit points can a druid generate per day from Aid with Wild Shape?

Alice is a 2nd level druid with 10 hit points. She receives the benefit of an Aid spell, bumping her to 15 max and current hit points. She then has a run-in with a couple of goblins, who hurt her for ...
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Can Nolzur's Marvelous Pigments be used to open a hole or door through a Wall of Force or Forcecage?

The Forcecage spell states: A creature inside the cage can't leave it by nonmagical means. And its box mode states: A prison in the shape of a box can be up to 10 feet on a side, creating a ...
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Does target of Geas know the penalty for disobeying?

Geas spell states: You place a magical command on a creature that you can see within range, forcing it to carry out some service or refrain from some action or course of activity as you decide. If ...
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Can you tell the difference between plane shift and invisibility?

Should/could a creature tell the difference between an enemy gone invisible and an enemy that switched to the ethereal plane? For example when someone uses blink, would an enemy NPC continue attacking ...
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What happens when the Aid spell ends on a creature while its hit point maximum has been changed to another value?

A number of effects in D&D 5e can change a creature's hit point maximum. Some issues in the specifics of how some features are written can arise when these effects coexist or otherwise interact. ...
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How does the target of Telepathy become aware that it has been cast so they can decide if they are a "willing creature"?

Without warning, a wizard casts telepathy targeting a friend who is on a different continent. You create a telepathic link between yourself and a willing creature with which you are familiar. How is ...
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Does Dispelling Globe counteract a spell that targets a creature inside the Globe?

While this previously seemed obvious to me, the answer to my previous question makes me doubtful. Dispelling Globe (previously known as Globe of Invulnerability) has the following effect: It attempts ...
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How does invisibility interact with something being thrown on the subject?

So this is coming up because in a game in the past, I thwarted an enemy's attempt to turn invisible and flee from us by basically rolling a high enough perception check to watch the trail of grass ...
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Do you have to be holding the agate for Awaken to awaken a beast/plant?

Relevant text: Awaken. Duration: Instantaneous. ...After spending the casting time tracing magical pathways within a precious gemstone, you touch a huge or smaller beast or plant. It doesn't say ...
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Rewriting Control Water's whirlpool option

One of my players recently got access to the control water spell, and in the last session, had the opportunity to use the Whirlpool option for the first time. It went badly! This spell is so poorly ...
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Can a Wall of Stone be made with 7200 hit points?

I was recently looking at the spell Wall of Stone and I was thinking about whether or not it would be possible to create an almost impenetrable cube using this spell. Here is my math: In the spell ...
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Can I use a single target spell on a creature I can't see?

I was looking at the spell Mind Thrust I; in this situation, I was aware of a target, and I knew what square she was in, but because of Obscuring Mist, I couldn't actually see her. The actual text of ...
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Would a creature finding itself in the AOE of Insect Plague when it is cast receive damage three times if it were to also end its turn there?

During our session, we ended up debating with our DM over the wording of Insect Plague. Insect Plague's damage occurs under three conditions. Once when the spell is cast, and creatures find themselves ...
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How does Forbiddance interact with the door to a demiplane created by the spell Demiplane?

I want to create a demiplane with the spell Demiplane and protect it with a permanent Forbiddance ritual. This would prevent others from gaining access to it via Gate or Plane Shift. But would this ...
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Can you dispel a magic effect you can't perceive?

Discussions about Dispel Magic seem to imply that as long as you can perceive a magic effect in range of the spell, you can try and dispel it. See Can the Dispel Magic spell end a Darkness spell? ...
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Can you cast dimension door as a contingency?

Me and my DM had a discussion about whether or not dimension door was an eligible spell for contingency because it doesn’t specify “self” in range. He argued that the destination was actually the ...
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Can I light up honey or other non-solid objects with the Light cantrip?

Can someone cast Light (the cantrip from PHB page 255) on something like honey? It would be really cool if one could throw a sticky piece of honey or tree sap. Is this possible or can we only cast ...
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What are ways to copy self?

Intention is: make a copy of self (as in PC) as close to the original as possible. Copy goes on adventures while original works in the lab and only gets involved when copy dies or is captured. Target: ...
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Is the subject of a commune spell question the target of a divination spell?

In a previous question, I asked how the drow clergy of the Fane would be able to gather information on a cautious party that had infiltrated the city of Erelhei-Cinlu. One of the answers suggested ...
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When wish is used to emulate a spell, what is the casting time?

When wish is used to emulate a spell of an allowed level that has a lengthy casting time, what is the casting time for the wish? The same as the standard wish time, or the same as the emulated spell?
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Can a wizard escape a cage by casting mirror image?

Let's assume that a wizard is being trapped in a very small cage, so that there is no space for anyone else in it. When the Mirror image spell is cast, is it possible that any of the 3 images appear ...
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Can Shape Water be used on Watery Sphere?

The 4th level spell Watery Sphere creates an area of water as the name suggests: You conjure up a sphere of water with a 5-foot radius at a point you can see within range. To my understanding, a 5ft ...
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How light is light enough to be affected significantly by the "sensory puff of wind" effect of Druidcraft?

If I was 4 lbs and then I cast enlarge/reduce on myself to become 1/8 of my previous weight, becoming .5 lbs, would that be light enough to be significantly more affected by the sensory puff of wind ...
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Does the target of Otto's Irresistible Dance followed by Dissonant Whispers (failed saving throw) move as a reaction or just keep dancing in place?

A creature is under the effect of Otto's Irresistible Dance: A dancing creature must use all its movement to dance without leaving its space... The creature then fails its saving throw against ...
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Can a Forcecage be destroyed with brute force?

Forcecage states that a creature cannot leave the cage by non-magical means. It also says it can't be dispelled by dispel magic. However, it doesn't say anything about disintegrate. To me, this ...
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Reading the forcecage spell

Below is the text of the forcecage spell. I've numbered the paragraphs for reference. I've used or been in games with this spell many times, and I just noticed something. I can't believe I've never ...
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Can you use Twinned Spell on Fireball and target the same creature with both attacks? [duplicate]

Can a sorcerer use the Twinned Spell metamagic on the fireball spell and target the same creature with both attacks? Also, if you can target one with both, would it be double damage?
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Do different effects of the same spell stack? [duplicate]

Some spells, such as hallow and enhance ability, have different effects that you can only choose one of per casting. For example, hallow says: [...] Second, you can bind an extra effect to the area. ...
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Would casting enlarge/reduce on myself to become small enough to fit through the bars of Forcecage then using druidcraft for wind let me escape?

This is somewhat of a follow-up to my last question, where I learned I can't destroy a Forcecage with brute force unless an effect actively states that I can, so now I'm trying to find out what ...
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Who chooses how a course of action given by Suggestion is pursued when cast on PC? Player or DM?

Sub-questions: Do Suggestion's suggested activities need to be pursued immediately, at the expense of anything else? Can the DM decide that the influence of Suggestion sets limits on action economy, ...
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Is it RAW that Fabricate can be used to "fabricate" a material that goes outside the purview of artisan's tools?

Relevant Quotes: You convert raw materials into products of the same material. For example, you can fabricate a wooden bridge from a clump of trees, a rope from a patch of hemp, and clothes from flax ...
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Can Blindness/Deafness Condition caused by Find Familiar etc be removed by Lesser Restoration?

Spells such as Find Familiar and Beast Sense cause the caster to be blinded and deafened to their own senses when perceiving through the senses of the familiar/beast. Does that count as the blinded ...
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Can movement spells that don't specify they are teleportation bypass Forcecage?

Forcecage states: A creature inside the cage can't leave it by nonmagical means. If the creature tries to use teleportation or interplanar travel to leave the cage, it must first make a Charisma ...
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Does an upcast Banishment send the targets to the same place if they share a native plane?

I want to cast a 5th level Banishment on two party members who are both native to the Astral Plane. Theoretically they will both fail their save (Silvery Barbs and a high save DC). We are currently ...
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What does the Wand of Wonder mean when it says "as if you had cast" vs. "you cast"?

One of the possible effects of the wand of wonder magic item is (emphasis mine): You enlarge the target as if you had cast enlarge/reduce. If the target can't be affected by the spell, or if you didn'...