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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Can Wish give me a contingent spell?

Wish allows the user to "Duplicate any wizard or sorcerer spell of 8th level or lower, provided the spell is not of a school prohibited to you". Is this enough to give myself, say, contingent True ...
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Do enemies still attack you after failing the saving throw against the Feeblemind spell?

The Feeblemind spell, at first glance, looks like a brain-blasting spell. In the details of the description, though, it talks about the breaking of the mind and personality, but the creature does not ...
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Is lighting a Drift Globe a bonus action?

I'm in a combat...running towards an enemy. I use the first activating word (light vs Daylight)...is it a bonus action? Am I still able to attack when I reach my enemy? For reference, the Drift Globe ...
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Can Shape Water make an ice bridge over water?

The cantrip Shape Water can freeze a 5' by 5' by 5' cube of water. The water unfreezes in 1 hour. I've often read or hear that this can be used to make an ice bridge across water, by continuously ...
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Is the Blood Transfer cantrip that my player came to me with overpowered

Now, I know that healing cantrips are completely broken. So then, my player comes to me with this: Blood Transfer Evocation cantrip Casting Time: 1 action Range: Touch ...
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Are lower level illusion spells capable of producing illusions that animate passively?

Can lower level illusion spells, specifically minor illusion, silent image and major image, create an illusion that can passively animate itself without requiring any further input on your part? ...
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What spell level is “Thunderwave” when cast with the Fist of Four Thunders discipline as a Way of the Four Elements monk?

Fist of Four Thunders only says: You can spend 2 ki points to cast Thunderwave. Is it always cast as a 1st level spell?
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Is there an acceptable way to ready an action to move and avoid the Cloudkill spell?

Say you are confident an enemy might cast cloudkill on their turn. Your turn is before theirs. If you ready an action to move, would that allow you to avoid getting hit by the spell?
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Does Blink work in the outer planes?

Does Blink work in the outer planes? The spell it states: you vanish from your current plane of existence and appear in the Ethereal Plane as well as: While on the Ethereal Plane, you can see ...
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What level should this spell be? (Harry's Horrendous Headache) [duplicate]

I previously submitted this spell. Everyone agreed that it wasn't broken or overpowered. However, there was no consensus on what level the spell should have been. People suggested anywhere from level ...
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Can the Minor Illusion cantrip create an animated illusion that follows a creature?

Can I conjure a small rain cloud above a creature's head using minor illusion? The text does not indicate whether the illusion is static or animated, so can I create a rain cloud like a GIF? Can the ...
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Can a victim of the Dream spell's nightmare take another long rest immediately after the rest they were affected by Dream?

The Dream spell states as part of its effect: You can make the messenger appear monstrous and terrifying to the target. If you do, the messenger can deliver a message of no more than ten words and ...
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What are the limits of the harmless sensory effect of the Prestidigitation spell?

If I cast prestidigitation the first bullet point says: You create an instantaneous, harmless sensory effect, such as a shower of sparks, a puff of wind, faint musical notes, or an odd odor. So, a ...
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Can the Creation spell create food?

I looked for any duplicates and didn't find any, but if there is please let me know. The spell creation states: You pull wisps of shadow material from the Shadowfell to create a nonliving object ...
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Does the extradimensional space created by Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion count as a separate plane? [duplicate]

Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion You conjure an extradimensional dwelling in range that lasts for the duration Does this extradimensional space count as a separate plane for effects dependent on ...
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What's the correct way to apply Thorn Whip pull effect on a mounted target?

The thorn whip cantrip description is: You create a long, vine-like whip covered in thorns that lashes out at your command toward a creature in range. Make a melee spell attack against the ...
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How is 'Same or Lower Intelligence' determined for the spell Polymorph Any Object?

In this spell, one of the factors that determines the spell's final duration is "Subject is... Same or lower intelligence." What does that mean? Obviously, if the spell turns the subject into an ...
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Is Damage Considered an Effect? [closed]

Do the rules for Combining Game & Spell Effects apply to damage? A player argued that damage wasn't an effect so the rules regarding "Combining Game & Magical Effects" didn't apply. This was ...
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How does Ring of X-Ray Vision interact with Illusion spells and similar effects?

Specifically, the ring states that "solid Objects within that radius appear transparent and don't prevent light from passing through them". Does it apply to solid objects created through illusion? It ...
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Can a 17th level sorcerer kill all demons with Simulacrum and Wish?

Inspired by the answer to this question about sunbeams, I realized that there may be a way to exploit Simulacrum to do basically anything an infinite number of times. Specifically, the course of ...
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Is the Chronomancer Wizard's Rewind feature triggered if their spell is counterspelled?

The Chronomancer wizard archetype gains the ability to reclaim ineffective spells using the Rewind feature: As an immediate action after losing a spell due to a failed concentration check or after ...
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Does the Ensnaring Strike spell work against an Ochre Jelly?

Does an Ensnaring Strike restrain an Ochre Jelly in 5e? I'm also assuming the answer would apply to any other ooze. Is that right?
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When True Polymorphed and making concentration saves, what stats do I use?

If I true polymorph myself, when I make a concentration save, should I use my character's or monster's statistics? And if I have relevant feats can I use them?
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Can You Use Create a System using Glyph of Warding to Cast Teleporation Circle all 365 Days [closed]

Just curious if there's some ingenious way to set up several glyph of warding spells to activate simultaneously. Some of them cast teleportation circle, Some of them to receive glyph of warding and ...
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How do “spells known” work in multiclassing in 5e? [duplicate]

I know how spell slots work, to a degree, when multiclassing, but I'd like a better understanding of "spells known". I'm an Arcane Trickster Rogue, multiclassing into a Wizard. Do I learn the number ...
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Can you continue to issue new commands throughout the duration of Geas?

Inspired by this answer and the comment by @jgn, it made me dig deeper into the wording of the Geas spell, and how it doesn't seem to tell you if you can only give commands at the beginning, delay the ...
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What's my most efficient use of spell slots to help my AC?

I've got a wizard with 11 Dex and I'm trying to figure out what my most efficient use of spell slots is to help me from getting hit. We typically have 2-4 very difficult encounters per day and I ...
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Can Sanctuary save our party from a wipe-out if I cast it on myself as a healer?

Can Sanctuary save our party from a wipe out if I cast it on myself as a healer? I am playing in a campaign where our DM's creatures often deal high damage to our PCs and occasionally we run into a ...
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If a hidden creature attempts to attack another creature warded with the Sanctuary spell and fails the Wisdom save, is the warded creature alerted?

If a hidden creature attempts to attack another creature warded with the sanctuary spell and fails the Wisdom save, is the warded creature alerted? If I'm wandering the woods as a monk with sanctuary ...
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What does “Polymorph Any Object” actually do?

So, I'm not entirely sure what this spell actually does. Based on the answer to this question, I would think the generally accepted use of this spell is 'greater polymorph' but with a longer duration ...
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If I cast the Speak with Plants spell and then cast Geas on a plant creature, can I continue to control it after Speak with Plants ends?

Say I cast the Speak with Plants spell, targeting a plant creature, and during the duration, I cast the Geas spell on the plant. Can I continue to control the plant after the Speak with Plants spell ...
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How does the Split feature of Ooze creatures interact with buffs or debuffs? [duplicate]

Bart the Bard is fighting against three Black Puddings. Bart casts Bane to protect himself from their attacks, which all three fail. Bart then sends a lightning bolt through all three. Unfortunately,...
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Unexpected complications with the “Transform Object” spell

The "Create Object" spell There's a very curious spell belonging to the school of Illusion and Creation, "Create Object", which allows the caster to cheaply conjure a simple artifact (cup, robe, ...
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Do Steel Wind Strike's melee spell attacks have advantage if the caster is under the effect of the Invisibility spell?

The Invisibility spell (PHB, p. 254) says: A creature you touch becomes invisible until the spell ends. Anything the target is wearing or carrying is invisible as long as it is on the target's ...
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Would allowing a flying creature to be summoned using the Find Steed spell cause problems?

In our Curse of Strahd campaign, the group's Paladin has just hit level 5 and is requesting that I, as the DM, would allow him to summon a Giant Owl for his Find Steed spell. The spell does say "...
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If two Moonbeam spells are placed on a Large creature, does it take damage from both beams on its turn?

If two moonbeam spells are placed on different parts of a size Large (or larger creature), does it take damage from both beams on its turn? Or is this subject to the rule on combining magical effects ...
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What is the duration of the Scrying spell?

The description of the Scrying spell says: Casting Time: 10 minutes Duration: Concentration, up to 10 minutes I usually interpret this as: Cast the spell for 10 minutes. After casting, the ...
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Damage of duration spells (like acid arrow) on critical hits?

During the planning process of a new character I came across the following question. What is the damage when you get a critical hit with acid arrow? Lets take a look at acid arrow cast at CL3, and ...
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How much room is needed for the Call Lightning spell?

The description of the Call Lightning spell says: A storm cloud appears in the shape of a cylinder that is 10 feet tall with a 60-foot radius, centered on a point you can see within range directly ...
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What is the interaction between the Aura of Vitality spell and the Life Domain cleric's Blessed Healer feature?

The Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature works with any spell that you use to restore hit points to a creature, so I know it works with Aura of Vitality to heal 2d6+5 as a bonus action: ...
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If I cast Simulacrum on myself, will the simulacrum still have the spell slot used to cast the spell?

If I cast simulacrum on myself, I expend 1 spell slot to do so. Will the simulacrum still have this spell slot when it is created? Or will the simulacrum be missing the spell slot as well?
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What happens if I use the Twinned Spell metamagic on Simulacrum?

If I cast the Simulacrum spell, and then use the Twinned Spell metamagic to cast it again, targeting myself and the first simulacrum, is the first simulacrum destroyed? What happens?
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How does the Natural Weapons option of the Alter Self spell affect a Longtooth Shifter's Shifting Feature?

I play an Eldritch Knight Longtooth Shifter who's about to get 2nd level spells. I was looking at Alter Self (which I realize I can't get until a level later anyway because of its school) and I was ...
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What defines a harmful effect or ability?

Charmed condition says: A charmed creature can't attack the charmer or target the charmer with harmful abilities or magical effects. The charmed condition is just one example mentioning harmful ...
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Can I benefit from more than one celerity effect in the same round?

Assuming I'm immune to daze (quick recovery does not work it seems, so any other way then like Mark of the Dauntless) I resist it after doing my standard action acquired via celerity that I ...
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Who is able to cast a spell from a spell scroll in D&D 5e? [duplicate]

Back in AD&D, a spell scroll was created by basically casting a spell onto a specially prepared scroll. The next person to read said scroll was able to cast the spell exactly as the original ...
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Can Nerveskitter be cast during a surprise round, let's say directly when you realize that you are being ambushed?

Let's say my group is ambushed and no one is aware, the ennemies then have a surprise round against us. As soon as I am aware of the attack (they could jump/charge in front of us, shoot an arrow AND ...
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What spells or class abilities can prevent possession by a Ghost?

What spells or class abilities can prevent multiple Ghosts from possessing a character? To set the scene: "You find yourself drifting on a raft and can't believe your luck as you come across a rock ...
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Can the target of a Sanctuary spell use the Help action in combat?

I have a Life Cleric who would like to help the party's "Big Guns" be more effective in combat, but do so in a way that (hopefully) doesn't increase my healing load. The Sanctuary spell forces ...
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Can you interrupt the standard action a wizard acquired via celerity with a celerity of your own?

The answers in the Question: A question about Celerity spells confused me... Some people claim that immediate actions are resolved in the order they are called wich I agree, except in the case of ...