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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What happens when a Held ooze splits? [duplicate]

I'd created a homebrew ooze monster with the same Split reaction that Black Puddings have. A PC cast Hold Monster on it before it was hit with any attack that would split it, so what would happen ...
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Is there a way to store 9th-level spells in a Glyph of Warding or similar method?

Are there any methods to store spells of 9th level at a location, preferably in a manner that can be triggered in a manner similar to glyph of warding? Magic items could be accepted as the answer as ...
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Is a creature aware that a Hex or Hunter's Mark spell has been cast on it?

Both spells have a verbal component when casting them, but they can both be cast from 90 feet away, possibly from stealth or while the creature is distracted, so it may not notice the casting. I'm ...
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Does moving the curse from the Hex spell to a new target have any spell components?

Casting the Hex spell initially requires a verbal, somatic, and material component. For the duration (concentration up to 1, 8, or 24 hours depending on spell level), if something dies while hexed, I ...
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Does the Hex spell require a Clear Path when moved to a second target?

The Hex spell reads (PHB, p. 251): You place a curse on a creature that you can see within range. [...] If the target drops to 0 hit points before this spell ends, you can use a bonus action ...
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How does the Flaming Sphere spell's area of effect work?

The description of the flaming sphere in the PHB reads: Any creature that ends its turn within 5 feet of the sphere must [...] Does this mean flaming sphere affects a sphere with a diameter of 15 ...
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If the initial target of the Hex spell is reduced to 0 HP, can the curse be moved to an unseen target or one out of range?

To originally cast the spell hex, you must target "a creature you can see within range". The spell says that if the target drops to 0 hit points before the spell ends, the caster can use a bonus ...
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Can Phantasmal Force knock and hold someone prone?

Phantasmal Force states: You create a phantasmal object, creature, or other visible phenomenon of your choice that is no larger than a 10-foot cube and that is perceivable only to the target ...
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Can Phantasmal Force Incapacitate Someone? [duplicate]

The spell Phantasmal Force allows the caster to implant an illusion into a creature's mind. Would it be possible to use some form of illusion that would make the target believe it is incapacitated, so ...
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Can the Flaming Sphere spell be moved on subsequent turns outside its 60-foot range?

Can the flaming sphere spell be cast to have it initially appear 60 feet from you, then be moved 30 feet farther away on the following turn? In other words, can it be moved on subsequent turns outside ...
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Can a Major Image illusion move outside of the range in which it was originally cast?

Major Image (relevant sections): You create the image of an object, a creature, or some other visible phenomenon that is no larger than a 20.foot cube. The image appears at a spot that you can ...
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To what level of detail must you know the contents of a demiplane to connect to it?

The Demiplane spell states (emphasis mine): Each time you cast this spell, you can create a new demiplane, or have the shadowy door connect to a demiplane you created with a previous casting of ...
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Does Mirror Image enable Sneak Attack?

This question is related to this other question and builds on that. From some of the answer provided in the linked question, it would seem that the RAI for proccing sneak attack is that the enemy ...
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Does Absorb Elements give you resistance to damage from the triggering attack?

Absorb Elements says: Absorb Elements 1st-level abjuration Casting Time: 1 reaction, which you take when you take acid, cold, fire, lightning, or thunder damage Range: Self Components: S ...
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What is the most damage that can be done in one round to a single target with spells?

I'm new here, but I scrolled through and did not see this question answered. I would love to see your theory-craft at work! What is the most damage you can do to a single opponent in one round, with ...
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Do objects/magical effects have to interact with Mirage Arcane?

The Mirage Arcane spell says: Creatures with truesight can see through the illusion to the terrain's true form; however, all other elements of the illusion remain, so while the creature is ...
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Can a Wall of Force be made portable?

Grog the Conqueror wants to sack an enemy city. He has his battering ram ready to go and wants his Wizard to use Wall of Force to create a roof over the ram by resting the spell on top of the frame. ...
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Where can I find the details of the Legion of Folded Paper Feat?

I've been tooling around with a Pathfinder 1E campaign of mine, specifically with trying out some templates for potential monster encounters. While I was doing this, I stumbled across the Ofuda ...
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What does a caster get to decide about the effects of a spell?

When a character casts a spell, a number of decisions need to be made. Some spells, like Conjure Animals (who decides the exact creatures), Major Image (who decides the exact appearance of the image), ...
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While inside of the Rope Trick space, can plane-bound abilities access the plane from which it was entered?

My character, as of the end of our last session, is located inside the "extradimensional space" created by Rope Trick. He has previously cast Soul Cage and would like to exploit the trapped soul ...
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Dimension Leap with A Held Rope

My Bard is holding one end of a 100' rope in his hand. The other end of the rope is in a row-boat, either tied to the boat or held by another character in the boat. The Bard casts Dimension Leap to ...
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Casting two cantrips, both modified by metamagic?

Can you cast one cantrip, modifying it with "Twinned Spell" (Fire Bolt) to target 2 creatures, and then cast another cantrip as a Bonus Action (Fire Bolt), using "Quickened Spell" to target one of the ...
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How does Scent interact with Mirror Image?

From what I undestand, scent lets you pinpoint the square's direction that a creature occupies. Scent reads, in part: The creature detects another creature’s presence but not its specific ...
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Does the Shield spell block the Jim's Magic Missile spell, the same way it blocks the Magic Missile spell?

Since the description of the Jim's magic missile spell (Acquisitions Incorporated, p. 76) states that it is an "improved version of" the magic missile spell, not a different spell, does the spell get ...
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How does barkskin work?

Now the wording in the spell description is extremely vague and ambiguous making the spell effect up for interpretation. It just says: ... the target's AC can't be less than 16, regardless of what ...
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Does Faerie Fire provoke a saving throw?

Does the 5e D&D spell Faerie Fire provoke a Dexterity saving throw? Part of the description states: Any creature in the area when the spell is cast is also outlined in light if it fails a ...
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If I cast True Polymorph on my simulacrum and concentrate for the full duration, will casting Simulacrum again still destroy it?

Simulacrum states: If you cast this spell again, any currently active duplicates you created with this spell are instantly destroyed. Does this mean that if I take my simulacrum and permanently ...
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Is there a save if I cast Wall of Force as a dome around an opponent?

Wall of Force can be cast as a dome. If I choose to trap an opponent in this way, is there a saving throw? The spell description does not list one.. So I know there isn't one RAW; But I'd like to ...
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Can the spirit of a destroyed Sentient Weapon be recovered by Divine Intervention?

So, I'm in a 5th edition party that just finished up Rise of Tiamat. We defeated the Dragon Goddess, but our Barbarian's sentient weapon, Hazirawn, sacrificed himself to stop her from re-entering the ...
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If I have cast the Fire Shield spell, and then I cast True Polymorph on myself, what happens to the fire shield?

If I cast Fire Shield, and afterwards cast True Polymorph, does the new form still have fire shield protection?
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Do Armor of Agathys and Fire Shield stack?

I have a party of a paladin, rogue, and warlock. The warlock player thinks having only 2 spells per short rest is making him really weak, so he is trying to find the best possible ways to be more ...
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Can your familiar concentrate on a spell it delivers?

The description of the find familiar spell states: Finally, when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. Your familiar must be ...
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Can you choose to cast a lower-level version of a cantrip?

As a 1st-level character, the Warlock cantrip eldritch blast can be used with the Twinned Spell Metamagic feature of the sorcerer. However, when a character reaches 5th level, eldritch blast becomes ...
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Multiclass spell casting and spell modifiers

I know that you use your spellcasting modifier from the class you gained the spell from. However, for something like Tempest Domain cleric gaining the use of thunderwave from their subclass (...
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Does rolling a critical hit on a spell attack do double damage?

Does rolling a critical hit on a spell attack do double damage? Specifically, do you double the number of damage dice if the spell attack roll is a natural 20? This came up in a game with the Guiding ...
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Are there critical hits for spells?

According to PHB p. 194 you always score a critical hit on any attack roll. Does this rule also apply to magical attacks, e.g. the inflict wounds spell?
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How can you selectively dispel spells?

Suppose an enemy have blur and slow cast on them. Can I use dispel magic to end the magical effect blur, without dispelling slow? The above spells are just examples. This question mainly ask about ...
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If someone is using multiple Illusion effects, how do they layer?

Say if someone is using a Hat of Disguise, the Rogue ACF Mimic, Alter Self Spell, and a Disguise Self Spell? Which effect would be seen?
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How do the Planar Ally and Planar Binding spells interact with one another?

Let's say I'm a cleric of Mystra, and I need her help, so I cast Planar Ally: You beseech an otherworldly entity for aid. The being must be known to you: a god, a primordial, a demon prince, or ...
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Does the Sacred Weapon from the Channel Divinity of Devotion Paladin dispel Darkness?

This is a tricky one, and I haven't found a similar Q&A, but may have missed it. Devotion paladins have a Channel Divinity option of Sacred Weapon that emits light 20/20 of bright/dim. Does this ...
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Can reaction spells be used as an action?

I was wondering if spells like Shield wizard spell could be used as an action instead of as a reaction in response to some trigger? Shield spell gives protection until the start of casters next turn, ...
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How does the Evocation wizard's Sculpt Spells feature interact with creatures attached to the target?

The Evocation wizard's Sculpt Spells feature says you can create "pockets of relative safety" in the area of your evocation spells, allowing the chosen creatures to automatically succeed on saving ...
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When you use wish as a contingent or glyph spell, when do you get to specify the effect?

Contingency and glyph of warding allow you to store a spell as part of the casting. Both also states the stored spell does not take effect until it is triggered. Contingency ... but the ...
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Is it possible to possess a non-humanoid creature with a combination of True Polymorph and Magic Jar?

True polymorph says: Creature into Creature. If you turn a creature into another kind of creature, the new form can be any kind you choose whose challenge rating is equal to or less than the target’...
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Does drowning count as a condition?

So I know we are going to some kind of underwater place next session. I was wondering if the bard could use Lesser Restoration to "fix" the drowning "condition". That is, if it counts as one.
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What are the best uses for the spell Dust Devil?

One of my players took Dust Devil as a spell, but in practice, it did not perform as expected. STR save: good, it is a rare save 1d8 bludgeoning damage + 1d8 per spell-slot above 2nd: below average, ...
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Can a Fireball, a fragile glass jar, and a lot of ball bearings make a “Claymore”-like explosive device?

My rogue has some ball bearings and of course, he wants to build Claymores. He talked to me about it beforehand since he was excited. I would like to see if he can make this work, but I told him ...
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Why is there no Permanency spell in 5e? [duplicate]

In 3.5e, there's the permanency spell, which makes other spells permanent. There isn't a spell like this in 5e, but there are ways to make specific spells permanent, usually by casting it in the same ...
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Is it possible to cast two 9th-level spells without taking a long rest?

The 9th-level spell foresight says that the spell immediately ends if you cast it again before the duration is up. However, the spell's duration is 8 hours. I get that you could cast it a second time ...
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Does an Enlarge/Reduce spell on a druid affect the beast form if the druid Wild-Shapes?

If a druid (multiclassed into sorcerer) casts Enlarge on himself so that he becomes a Large humanoid (approximately twelve feet tall), and he then Wild Shapes in a brown bear, is the brown bear form ...

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