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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How does Celestial Radiance affect allies who use darkness or shadow spells?

I am running a campaign with clerics, wizards and shadowcasters. One of the PCs, a cleric, wants to choose a celestial brilliance spell. That's not a problem. The problem lays in how this spells ...
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Spike growth with forced movement

I am playing a level 5 warlock that is pact of the genie (dao) with the Repelling Blast, Grasp of Hadar, and lance of lethargy Eldritch Invocations. I cast spike growth centered on an enemy. On my ...
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Is the Lightning Launcher from the Armorer Artificer affected by the Spell Sniper Feat? [closed]

Is the Lightning Launcher from the Armorer Artificer affected by the Spell Sniper Feat? If not, how can you increase it range? Reason: The Armorer's "Arcane Armor" (if we are to actually ...
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What happens when you cast Speak With Dead on a person who used Clone?

The Clone spell immediately moves someones soul to a new body upon death. What happens if you try to use the Speak With Dead spell on the body of the person with a Clone? Presuming the body still has ...
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Does Amulet of the Devout give bonuses to spells that aren't paladin or sorcerer spells?

The Amulet of the Devout requires attunement by a Cleric or Paladin, and provides the following benefit: This amulet bears the symbol of a deity inlaid with precious stones or metals. While you wear ...
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If an enemy hits a duplicate from the Mirror Image spell, does it trigger the Tempest cleric's Wrath of the Storm feature?

I'm playing D&D 5th edition. My character is a multiclassed Tempest cleric level 2/Sorcerer level 9. If an enemy hits one of the duplicates from a Mirror Image spell cast by me, does it trigger ...
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When casting the Control Water spell underwater, does the Part Water option create a cube of air?

The control water spell has the option to separate water and form a trench on a cubic area of up to 100 feet per side: Until the spell ends, you control any freestanding water inside an area you ...
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Can Fuse Stance be applied to Wild Winds Stance and e.g. Gorilla Stance?

The Wild Winds Stance focus spell grants a character a stance, which is entered by spending a focus point. Does the level 20 Fuse Stance feat allow this stance to be used alongside another stance ...
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Using Absorb Elements after coming out of wildshape due to reaching 0 HP [duplicate]

Let's say we have a druid without the Beast Spells feature. They take enough elemental damage to reach zero HP, thus reverting them from Wild Shape. They are already in their original form, so they ...
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What is the spell Vierna uses in Book One of the Legacy of the Drow (pg 150) to create webbing that cannot be cut by any weapon? [closed]

In the legacy of the drow, Drizzt's sister Vierna used a wand to create a web (obviously a create web spell), then she "produced a packet of fine dust, and, beginning a second chang she sprinkled ...
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Can a beholderkin summoned with Summon Aberration be used as a flying mount?

If I cast Summon Aberration to summon a Beholderkin, would I be able to stand or sit/mount it and have it fly?
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Do creatures that fall from the removal of a stone bridge created by a wall of stone spell get a save?

Wall of stone Says: The wall can have any shape you desire, though it can't occupy the same space as a creature or object. The wall doesn't need to be vertical or rest on any firm foundation. It must,...
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Can the sapphire crushed as part of the Drawmij's Instant Summons spell be mended and sold for the original price?

The spell Drawmij's instant summons states (emphasis mine): [...] Components: V, S, M (a sapphire worth 1,000 gp) Duration: Until dispelled You touch an object weighing 10 pounds or less whose ...
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If you change your Wizard subclass from Chronurgy Magic to something else, do you retain the subclass-specific dunamancy spells you've learned?

For reference, Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 8) adds official (optional) mechanics for changing your subclass. It states, in part: [...] With your DM’s approval, you can change your subclass ...
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What is the point of the "Grasping Undergrowth" effect of the spell Druid Grove?

The 6th level spell Druid Grove (XGE p.154) lets the caster pick various effects for the targeted area. One of the possible effects is Grasping Undergrowth: You can fill any number of 5-foot squares ...
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How many damage dice does an Undead Warlock get to roll with Eldritch Blast?

In dnd 5e the Undead Warlock has the Grave Touched ability starting at 6th level. Most of the ability is for role playing but the ability says In addition, once during each of your turns, when you ...
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Do you make multiple saving throws when hit by multiple rays from the Prismatic Spray spell?

The prismatic spray spell states: [...] Each creature in a 60-foot cone must make a Dexterity saving throw. For each target, roll a d8 to determine which color ray affects it. [...] [...] 8. Special. ...
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Is a forced Concentration save a spell effect of a damage-dealing spell?

In our last session the party was ambushed by kobolds, and I included a trio of kobold scale sorcerers, a monster I have not used before. The scale sorcerers have the ability Heightened Spell, which ...
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Using a familiar to deliver a spell attack while both of us are under Sanctuary

Suppose both my familiar and myself have the sanctuary spell on. Sanctuary states that it ends when the warded creature makes an attack, casts a spell that affects an enemy, or deals damage to another ...
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Does the whirlwind spell work during a battle at sea?

While I think that the surface of the sea ought to work as 'ground' in naval battles, where using whirlwind could clear the decks of the opposing ship's crew and render it disabled, the spell says ...
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What level of knowledge constitutes being familiar with a location for clerics casting Find the Path?

In the answer to this question it is determined that, RAW, a cleric only needs the 100gp of divinatory tools and a component pouch to cast Find the Path. The text to Find the Path includes This spell ...
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True Seeing into Ethereal plane in Fog Cloud, what is seen?

True Seeing spell allows, among other things, this: and can see into the Ethereal Plane, all out to a range of 120 feet. Assume that True Seeing doesn't allow one to directly see through the Fog ...
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Can Tidal Wave be cast in midair?

Nowhere in the text of the spell does it say that it can't be, or that it has to be cast or water or ground. I cast it for the first time recently and the DM and another player both expressed concern ...
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Can Primal Savagery be used as a reaction with the War Caster feat?

My druid player has just taken the War Caster feat, which states (from the PHB): When a hostile creature's movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to cast a spell ...
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Is Fog Cloud objectively better than Darkness despite being one spell-level lower?

The spells Darkness and Fog Cloud basically have the same purpose: Denying vision within an area. One does it by darkness, the other by obscuring it with fog, but the result is the same: The creation ...
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How does a level 6 ranger communicate with a seagull?

I'm playing as a level 6 ranger and have wild empathy and +11 in Handle Animal. I also did use the spell speak with animals. So isn't Handle Animal supposed to be used in this?
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What does it take to get out of Grease and Web at the same time?

Last night in my session, a wizard and I stopped a small group of pursuers chasing our wagon with a timed Grease and Web spell cast at the same time. With the group failing at least one of the saves, ...
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Can Tether Essence be used to heal Undead?

The tether essence spell states: Two creatures [...] are magically linked for the duration, regardless of the distance between them. When damage is dealt to one of them, the same damage is dealt to ...
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Can I keep a hollyphant in a gem necklace with the Imprisonment spell and use its Aura of Invulnerability trait to be immune to lower-level spells? [duplicate]

The description of the hollyphant's Aura of Invulnerability trait says: An invisible aura forms a 10-foot-radius sphere around the hollyphant for as long as it lives. Any spell of 5th level or lower ...
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How large is the whirlpool when a Nereid uses their Shape Water (Control Water) feature?

The nereid from The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan has a special feature called "Shape Water" (not to be confused with the shape water cantrip), which does the following: Shape Water. The ...
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Does the phrase "the simulacrum lacks the ability to learn" have any implications beyond those explicitly described in the spell description?

The spell simulacrum states: The simulacrum lacks the ability to learn or become more powerful, so it never increases its level or other abilities, nor can it regain expended spell slots. The first ...
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What happens if magic jar ends and the caster's body is undead?

Suppose I cast magic jar and possess a body, then I kill my old body and cast animate dead on it, and after that I break the magic jar. What happens when the soul returns to the zombified body? For ...
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Is a spell considered "ongoing" or "started" even if its effects are delayed ? (Mad foam rager)

My questions is about, generally speaking if a spell is considered "ongoing" or if it has "started",in D&D 3.5, even if the effect of the spell is delayed, and in particular ...
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Can you cast a spell between extra attack attacks? [duplicate]

If I had the extra attack feature, could I make the 1st attack, cast a BA spell (or action surge to cast an action spell), and then make the 2nd attack?
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Is Otto's Irresistible Dance saving throw action compulsory? [duplicate]

Otto's Irresistible Dance has following effect/end condition: As an action, a dancing creature makes a Wisdom saving throw to regain control of itself. On a successful save, the spell ends. I'm ...
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Is allowing to Polymorph Any Object into a specific person balanced?

I'm pretty sure that, by RAW, the Polymorph Any Object spell would function like the Alter Self spell when talking about specific physical aspect. But would it be balanced to allow Human A to ...
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Does an unlimited duration Polymorph Any Object give back a lost limb until the target decides to resume its normal form?

Most polymorph spells are temporary, but suppose the target gets polymorphed from an "armless" human to an elf. The spell Polymorph Any Object would last indefinitely: would the target then ...
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Is animate objects overpowered?

I am a new DM, just having run a game around 10 to 15 times. I have an experienced player, and he plays as wizard. He is casting animated object so that he can attack my mage or weakling. He moves 20 ...
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Is the diameter of a spell with range of Self (15 ft Sphere) always 30 ft.? [duplicate]

Or asked another way, does the area of effect of a sphere spell (such as Spirit Guardians) extend from a point inside the caster's space, or from the edges of it? Does Spirit Guardians cover a larger ...
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Hiding with a Cloak of Elvenkind vs Faerie Fire

In a game, my PC hid using the cloak of elvenkind and the GM used Faerie Fire to expose me. Faerie Fire states that shimmering out line of an invisible creature is exposed. Will Faerie Fire expose you ...
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Is there any rule that prohibits a character from using Wish to cast Simulacrum on a hostile humanoid?

Could a character use Wish to cast Simulacrum (thus requiring only one action and no material components) on any humanoid target?
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Can I use the Conjure Animals spell to drop cows on targets in order to deal damage to the targets?

Can cows that I conjure using the conjure animals spell fall onto targets, thereby dealing damage? The feys summoned by conjure animals take the shape of a beast (a cow, in this case). But since the ...
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How does the Sorcerer's Careful Spell Metamagic interact with the Earthquake spell?

The earthquake spell is a bit unusual in that it calls for two saving throws: [...] Each creature on the ground that is concentrating must make a Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, the ...
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When casting True Polymorph on myself, what is the challenge rating of my new form?

I'm a level 18 wizard. The Creature into Creature option of true polymorph states: If you turn a creature into another kind of creature, the new form can be any kind you choose whose challenge rating ...
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Fiery Blood damage taken by a Blood Draining Creature [closed]

How does the spell Fiery Blood interact with a Blood Drain ability? FIERY BLOOD School transmutation [fire]; Level druid/shaman 5, sorcerer/wizard 4 Components V, S, M (pinch of sulfur) Casting Time ...
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Can an Arcane Gate spell be facing up or down? [duplicate]

Arcane Gate states: Choose two points on the ground that you can see, one point within 10 feet of you and one point within 500 feet of you. A circular portal, 10 feet in diameter, opens over each ...
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How do the effects of the Charm Person spell apply during combat? [duplicate]

On success, the spell Charm Person has the following effects: The target is charmed by the caster: it can't attack or harm the caster The target regards the caster as a friendly acquaintance The ...
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By numbers, is Booming Blade opportunity attack damage unreasonable?

The DM in a campaign where I am playing doesn't want to allow Booming Blade opportunity attacks with the Warcaster feat. Fluff-wise reasoning is, with OA there is not enough time to first "...
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Blindsight vs Darkness and Shadows of Moil

How does a dragon's blindsight interact with a PC casting darkness or shadows of moil. Would the PC get advantage on their attack rolls, and would the dragon get disadvantage on it's attack rolls?
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Can a character be hurt by standing outside of a tight Wall of Fire?

The description for Wall of Fire states: You can make the wall up to 60 feet long, 20 feet high, and 1 foot thick, or a ringed wall up to 20 feet in diameter, 20 feet high, and 1 foot thick. [...] ...

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