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 a transmuter wizard own multiple transmuter's stones, i.e. keeping the ones produced by his simulacra?

Are there proscriptions in AL to prevent a transmuter wizard from owning multiple transmuter's stones? The idea is to keep the ones producted by his simulacra and keeping them also in different ...
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Does the target of sanctuary lose the effect of the spell if they attack an illusion?

This question is inspired by on this question but is focused on the sanctuary spell instead of the rage feature. The last line of the Sanctuary spell is - If the warded creature makes an attack or ...
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How can I hit what I can't see? [closed]

In reference, and expansion on, This Question How does one tell where that point in the air is. Meaning If I target a place above a wall, and there just so happens to be a Mountain behind it, How do I ...
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What happens when a Slowed character casts a spell on a target that moves out of sight?

William the Wizard is under the effects of the Slow spell, which states: If the creature attempts to cast a spell with a casting time of 1 action, roll a d20. On an 11 or higher, the spell doesn't ...
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Must the Wind Wall spell be vertical, or can it be angled or even curved?

Our group has two different interpretations of Wind Wall. A wall of strong wind rises from the ground at a point you choose within range. You can make the wall up to 50 feet long, 15 feet high, ...
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At what point is Empower Spell better than Maximize Spell?

When I'm trying to increase the output of my spells such as Fireball, Cure Critical Wounds or Magic Missile, I can't decide whether Empower Spell or Maximize Spell is better. I'd like to compare only ...
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Does casting Fog Cloud break a Sanctuary spell?

The spell Sanctuary can ward a creature, with the following caveat: If the warded creature makes an attack, casts a spell that affects an enemy, or deals damage to another creature, this spell ends....
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When you take the Dash action via Expeditious Retreat, does that consume your action on that same turn?

The expeditious retreat spell (which has a casting time of a bonus action) says: This spell allows you to move at an incredible pace. When you cast this spell, and then as a bonus action on each of ...
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Are there any cleric spells that qualify for the Minor Shapeshift feat?

The Minor Shapeshift reserve feat (Complete Mage, p. 45) would be great for my melee-oriented Cleric. For it to work, you need to have available a "level 4 or higher polymorph spell". Are there ...
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How much information should the GM reveal with a Legend Lore spell? [closed]

The PCs decided they want a minor artifact (deck of many things) and decided to cast a Legend Lore to get information about it. They intend to barter, but if it stands within the grasp of an evil NPC, ...
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If a cleric wrote a scroll of a spell that a wizard can learn, could a wizard learn the spell?

When a cleric would write a scroll of a spell that a wizard could cast like Protection from Evil and Good, would the wizard be able to learn the spell from the Cleric scroll?
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Can you apply metamagic on a Mythic spell?

As per Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Mythic Adventures, a level 19 bard has 2 tiers in his Mythic path. This bard took the Mythic feat Mythic Spell Lore Benefit: You can learn a number of mythic ...
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Would a Sun Blade be considered to be made of metal, for the purposes of the Heat Metal spell?

As the title states, would a Sun Blade be considered to be an item made of metal? I'm trying to work out if the Heat Metal spell would be effective against it. A regular long sword would almost ...
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Does Spellbane stop Wish from transporting into its area of effect?

I'm specifically trying to figure out whether or not Spellbane can stop the "regardless of local conditions" clause for a caster using Wish to transport into an area guarded against it. Transport ...
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Do the effects of the Modify Memory spell stack on the same creature to affect multiple memories?

In the DMG, multiple non-damage effects from a source with the same name do not stack (for example, a character with Bless cast on it multiple times only gains the benefit once). Would this also be ...
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What happens when Catapult is cast on something that is under the effects of Levitate?

According to Catapult's description, the spell is limited by the weight of the object with some variance based on the level in which the spell was cast. With the spell Levitate, could you interpret ...
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Can I teleport unconcious allies with Thunder Step? [duplicate]

Say my ally is making death saving throws, can I still teleport him with Thunder Step? Provided that he is the same size or smaller, within 5 feet of me and there is space for him where I teleport to. ...
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Does a creature Shapechanged into a Balor activate the Death Throes feature when reduced to 0 Hit Points?

Say a PC casts Shapechange on himself to turn into a Balor. This grants him some sweet abilities, such as: Death Throes. When the balor dies, it explodes, and each creature within 30 feet of it ...
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Does my improved version of the Witch Bolt spell make it less of a “trap” choice, while keeping it unique?

Witch bolt is situational, mediocre, or borderline useless, depending on who you ask. In play, I have seen it consistently chosen by new players (or players inexperienced with casters), who are ...
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Can the Silent Image spell create an illusion of multiple creatures or objects?

I am creating a 2nd-level Warlock, and I was planning on taking the Misty Visions eldritch invocation. This Invocation gives the ability to cast Silent Image at will. I have been doing a search online ...
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Can I use the bonus action granted by the Charger feat to cast Booming Blade?

Is it possible to use Booming Blade as part of my charger feat attack? Or is it separate? If so, what would my attack damage calculation be (assuming I'm using a greatsword and have Great Weapon ...
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Are there any monsters or items that can trap a person in a time loop?

I'm working on a D&D campaign where a town is stuck in a time loop. my players can do whatever and the day doesn't repeat exactly; every day is a different day, the sun revolves around the planet ...
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What happens if the Daylight spell overlaps with the Hunger of Hadar spell?

The hunger of Hadar spell states: You open a gateway to the dark between the stars, a region infested with unknown horrors. A 20-foot-radius sphere of blackness and bitter cold appears, centered on ...
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Does the spell Darkvision allow a PC to see through magical darkness?

Does the spell darkvision count as magical darkvision? If the BBEG cast darkness, and one of the PC's casts darkvision, are they able to see through the darkness spell?
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Can I get an ally out of grapple with Thunder Step?

Provided the ally is the same size or smaller than me, is within 5 feet of me and that there is space for him at the space I teleport to could I Thunder Step him out of grapple? Thunder Step: ...
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Incorporeal Creatures and Astral Projection

I've been mulling over a dream character for some time now. I like to play with Pathfinder as the base with 3.5 material available to be converted for use. Enter the Convert Spell to Power Erudite. ...
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Can multiple castings of Glyph of Warding be stored in different objects at the same time?

Glyph of Warding looks like it is going to be a very fun and useful spell once I learn it, but in its description I don’t see any mention of whether is can be cast multiple times to store spells in ...
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When I cast Counterspell as a reaction to an enemy's Counterspell, do I do so before or after the enemy makes their spellcasting ability check?

If I cast disintegrate and the enemy casts counterspell, would I wait to see the outcome of the enemy's counterspell before I cast counterspell? Or would I have to just cast it without knowing (like ...
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Can you activate a spiritual weapon while inside the effect of Otiluke's Resilient Sphere?

One of the rules for the Resilient Sphere spell states: Nothing—not physical objects, energy, or other spell effects—can pass through the barrier, in or out, though a creature in the sphere can ...
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Gaining spells for the feat ritual caster in Adventurers League

This is a simple enough question, I hope. I couldn't seem to find a clear answer anywhere. This is regarding an Adventurers League (AL) character. I've taken the Ritual Caster feat on my character ...
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Are creatures affected by the Slow spell if the character who cast it does not know their exact location?

We had a little problem last session. Here's the scenario: there are enemies in the area of a darkness spell that the PC has never seen but has heard. He casts the spell slow on the area that includes ...
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What happens if a character casts the Time Stop spell again while time is stopped from a previous casting of Time Stop?

I'm wondering what happens when casting time stop during time stop - especially given that the rule on combining magical effects exists: The effects of different spells add together while the ...
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When do the extra turns from Time Stop happen?

Time Stop says "you take 1d4 + 1 turns in a row". My question is, when do the additional turns happen? Here are two scenarios I can think of. Scenario 1 The caster casts Time Stop. This ...
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How to confirm that party member hasn't been replaced or charmed?

How can my PC confirm that the other PCs haven't been replaced by a shapechanger such as an incubus or doppelganger, and haven't been charmed/controlled in some way to work against the party? One ...
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Would declaring a sworn enemy using an oathbow cause disadvantage when attacking with a spiritual weapon?

The oathbow allows you to make the target of its ranged attack your "sworn enemy", which grants a number of benefits to your attacks with the oathbow against that enemy. However, it also states: ...
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Can a rogue make a Sneak Attack with a wand?

Rogues' Sneak Attack ability states "The attack must use a finesse or a ranged weapon." For purposes of sneak attack, is a wand a ranged weapon? Specifically a wand that can cause a ranged spell ...
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Can or can you not target an undead creature with the Atonement spell?

I have some undead PCs playing my game, and think it would be an interesting if they were given the option to atone instead of being outright destroyed if/when they run into a cleric of high enough ...
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Can the Prestidigitation cantrip flavor magical food?

The prestidigitation cantrip's description lists the following effect as one option: You chill, warm, or flavor up to 1 cubic foot of nonliving material for 1 hour. The create food and water spell'...
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Would the flavoring from the Prestidigitation cantrip mask a food/drink that is otherwise inedible?

Based off of this other question about flavoring swamp water, and highly related to this question about the "limits" of the flavoring. It's been kind of skirted around, but can magical "flavor" mask ...
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Can good-aligned damage hurt good creatures

Recently I've been trying to make my dream characters into tangible concepts which is why I've asked so many different class-related questions. I was skimming through templates and found the soulfire ...
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What magic 'survives' for a spell-Reincarnated humanoid? [closed]

Spell Reincarnate, 5th level Transmutation (Druid [& Bard]): The reincarnated creature recalls its former life and experiences. It retains the capabilities it had in its original form, except ...
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Is the Shadow Pin maneuver prevented by the Freedom of Movement spell?

Freedom of Movement RAW is a mess, and we don't know what it stops exactly. Relevant 3.5e question (but applicable to Pathfinder 1e as far as I know): What Are Freedom of Movement's Limits? ...
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Can Flesh to Stone spell &/or magic turn a dead body to stone?

Any creature failing two DC 13 Con-saves vs. gorgon breath (or other such magic such as Flesh to Stone spell) is stone-petrified. Also, a dead yet animated creature (ANY corporeal undead) suffers ...
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Can Guidance give a bonus to activity that takes more than 1 minute?

Can the spell Guidance give a 1d4 bonus to an activity that takes more than 1 minute to complete? For example, a character may have to find its way through a frozen wastelands. The activity may take ...
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Can a spell Conjure Elemental be used to make an elemental appear on the other side of a closed door?

The spell states : You call forth an elemental servant. Choose an area of air, earth, fire, or water that fills a 10-foot cube within range. Blockquote So lets say a party is standing in ...
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What Are the Limits of Flavoring Things with Prestidigitation?

Inspired by this question, I'm curious about what exactly a "flavor" is with regard to effects of the Prestidigitation spell. The relevant text of the spell is You chill, warm, or flavor up to 1 ...
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Can a spell cast outside a primal magic area affect its interior?

The question divides in two possibilities: A spell is cast outside a primal magic area but the target/place is inside of it. Does it work? A spell is cast outside a primal magic area but the target/...
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Carrying Capacity and Spells

So, as I go into detail on the spells I noticed something that I hadn't noticed before. For example, with Fly, it states: The subject of a fly spell can charge but not run, and it cannot carry ...
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If you are pushed out of Evard's black tentacles while restrained, are you still restrained?

In our game, a monster was restrained by a party member's spell, Evard's Black Tentacles. The wording of the spell is: ...the creature must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or take 3d6 ...
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Can a spell storing ring give a whole party Greater steeds? [duplicate]

This came up in a game the other night, it seems broken but I can't find anything that says it's not allowed. A party member has "Find Greater steed" and casts it into a spell storing ring. Another ...

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