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For questions about summoning, which refers to the process of bringing an object or creature to the spellcaster via magic to aid them.

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What happens to creatures Swallowed Whole by a summoned creature when that creature is dismissed?

I am a conjurer and I have a particularly nefarious idea. Granted there are monsters I can summon with the "Swallow Whole (Ex)" ability, and I then dismiss my summon after the summoned creature has ...
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What happens when a summoned creature uses antimagic field?

Using the feat Expanded Summon Monster, the spell summon monster VII can bring forth a movanic deva that can itself use as a spell-like ability antimagic field. If the deva—or any summoned creature—...
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What level should this homebrew spell be? (Conjure Insect Swarm)

I'm attempting to design a spell. I think I have the base mechanics mostly covered, I just need to determine what level this spell might be to be balanced. Primary Question: What level should this ...
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Do summoned creatures die when reduced to 0 hit points?

Imagine that the conjure animals spell has been used which includes the following text: [...] Each beast is also considered fey, and it disappears when it drops to 0 hit points or when the spell ...
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Command action for strike summons/minion

Wonder if someone could help. I have created a pathfinder 2e Druid character with an animal companion (Bear) and a Summon Fey spell (Sprite). Can the bear only attack my enemy when commanded? From ...
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Is the Summon Woodland Beings spell (to summon pixies) broken?

As a DM I want to be fair and not just never allow a druid the chance of summoning pixies, but it seems so broken. At one point I had four PCs and two NPCs all running about as dinosaurs. I'm hoping ...
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How long do summoned beings last?

My friends and I are looking to play World of Dungeons, but I'm a little confused about the magic system: Most magic requires summoning a spirit, demon, or elemental to perform supernatural effects....
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Do animals summoned by the Conjure Animals spell get extra HP from the Circle of the Shepherd druid's Bear Spirit Totem?

Do animals summoned by the conjure animals spell get extra HP from the Circle of the Shepherd druid's Bear Spirit Totem? This came up last game and seems very powerful. A 5th-level druid gives each ...
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What does “Summoned creature has maximum hit points” actually mean?

I'm running Princes of the Apocalypse for my group, and they're about to encounter their first elemental prince, Yan-C-Bin (p. 220). I see that he has the following ability: The part I'm confused ...
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Will my familiar remember me when I re-summon it, or is it a new entity?

Playing D&D 5e, and my Pact of the Chain warlock's quasit familiar, Jimmy Peanuts, has fallen at the hands of a lizardman and vanished upon hitting 0 hp. I understand that I can cast Find ...
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What are the limits to Orcus's ability to use his wand to summon undead?

In the module Out of the Abyss, there is a stat block for Orcus (p. 245). The part, describing the abilities of his wand, says: So, my questions are: Is he allowed to choose the undead he summons? ...
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How to dismiss a conjured elemental?

Is it possible for caster to willingly dismiss an elemental who was summoned by the Conjure elemental spell? Spell description says An uncontrolled elemental can't be dismissed by you, and it ...
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What happens when a caster loses concentration on a banished creature?

The scenario is as follows. The evil wizard summons forth a demon to fight in combat against the party with the summon greater demon spell, which failed two saves against the wizard. The party's ...
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What is the caster level of a summoned creature with the Greenbound template?

The Greenbound template gives your summoned creatures the ability to cast spell-like abilities, at will, with the description: Caster level equals greenbound creature's character level; save DC 10 +...
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What's the Cap on Minion Summoning?

just screwing around with Character Creation again in Mutants and Masterminds. I'm just a little confused with how the Summon power functions, specifically its limits. I know that each attack and ...
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What other ways are there to summon a specific, named devil (besides Planar Ally and Gate)?

I need to summon a specific devil (an imp), whom I've met recently and whose name I know. He is not hostile to me, and is willing to be summoned. I know I can do this with the spells Planar Ally: ...
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Does a summoned monster's corpse vanish when the spell duration would expire?

If I summon an Eagle with Summon Monster 1 with a duration of 4 turns, but the Eagle dies after only 2 turns, does the corpse vanish after 2 more turns or does it stay on the ground indefinitely?
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Which spells count for a Shepherd Druid's features affecting creatures “summoned or created” by spells?

I was looking at making a Circle of the Shepherd Druid for a game and noticed a part of the Mighty Summoner and Guardian Spirit features regarding creatures "summoned or created" by spells. For ...
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How does concentration work in other planes where the passage of time is different?

I recently came across the following issue in a homebrew campaign setting, and am unsure how it would work RAW: Our Warlock had used Minions of Chaos to summon a Fire Elemental via Conjure Elemental. ...
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How can I design a witch (or other enemy) that summons/controls lightning birds at sea to attack the party while hidden on a ship?

The PCs (3 of them, at 3rd level) are on a disabled, abandoned pirate ship at sea in a storm. I want them to have hard encounters that become somewhat predictable and that they can put a stop to, so ...
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What's the difference between the Find Steed and Find Greater Steed spells?

What's the difference between the find steed and find greater steed spells? I found the find steed and find greater steed spells while playing 5e. By the rules as written, they seem almost identical ...
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What happens if you throw a magical creature through an antimagic field?

Inspired by this question. I have this idea. Take a creature that would be suppressed by the antimagic field, like an elemental or a celestial from conjure celestial. Since the spells creating one of ...
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Why use the Conjure Minor Elemental spell when its results are so unpredictable?

The conjure minor elemental spell states: You summon elementals that appear in unoccupied spaces that you can see within range. You choose one the following options for what appears: One ...
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Can anyone tell my why someone would cast Conjure Minor Elementals? [duplicate]

If I understand this right - you don't pick the CR of the elementals, you pick their maximum CR. You don't pick where it actually appears, it just appears somewhere within 90 feet of you. You don't ...
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Can you heal a summoned creature?

In D&D 5e, when a creature is summoned through the bag of tricks or other magical means, can you heal these allies? Or are they meant to not be healed but just used until their expiry?
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How does dismissing my familiar from the Find Familiar spell interact with the Flock of Familiars spell?

In the wording of the Flock of Familiars spell (Lost Laboratory of Kwalish, p. 57), we find: You temporarily summon three familiars – spirits that take animal forms of your choice. Each familiar ...
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Can I summon an otherworldly creature with the Gate spell without knowing its true name?

Can I summon an otherworldly creature with the gate spell without knowing its true name? For example, say I cast gate and say Orcus's name. Assuming he didn't veto the gate opening, would this summon ...
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Can a demon summoned by the Summon Greater Demon spell be summoned into and contained by the spell's blood circle?

Can a demon summoned by the Summon Greater Demon spell be summoned into and contained by the spell's blood circle? I'm designing a character who can summon demons and bind them with Planar Ally. The ...
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Does an inverted Magic Circle spell prevent a conjured creature from vanishing at the end of its spell's duration?

The Magic Circle spell (which takes a minute to cast but lasts an hour) can be used in an inverted way: When you cast this spell, you can elect to cause its magic to operate in the reverse ...
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Is there enough time to Planar Bind a creature conjured by a 1-hour-duration spell?

Many planar entity conjuration spells, such as Conjure Woodland Beings, last up to exactly an hour, at which point the creature vanishes: A summoned creature disappears when it drops to 0 hit ...
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Can you summon yourself?

Assume two characters, a summoner and a wizard. (The wizard is, in theory, not necessary, but let us assume them anyway.) The wizard has learned the Path of Creation spell Chimera (Creation 80). ...
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How are conjured creatures controlled?

Looking at the various summoning spells that I could find: Conjure Animals (level 3) Conjure Minor Elementals (level 3) Conjure Woodland Beings (level 4) Conjure Elemental (level 5) Conjure Fey (...
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Is this Magnificent Summoning homebrew conjuration spell balanced?

I have been looking at playing a conjuration wizard, but annoyingly the only spells that I am interested in are Unseen Servant and Tenser's Floating Disk neither of which have any real use beyond RP (...
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If you subscribe to JC's ruling, are enemies attacked by a conjured creature considered “targets” of the conjuration spell? [closed]

According to Jeremy Crawford the "Dragon's Breath" spell also targets the creatures hit by the exhalation, and Green-Flame Blade targets two creatures. My understanding is that according to JC, any ...
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Can PCs be Summoned?

Context My 5e homebrew world is set in the same cosmos as Faerun, but on a different world, so this is a Forgotten Realms question. I want to introduce a mercenary guild that issues magical items to ...
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Can conjured creatures act in the round they're conjured in?

Specifically, if someone casts the Create Homunculus (Creation 26) spell, could the homunculus created thusly act immediately? Taken to extremes, this could well set up a budget grey goo scenario: ...
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Cast Summon Monster inside a Rope Trick? [closed]

Can a wizard summon a monster or elemental inside a Rope Trick then exit that space into the prime material plane with that summoned creature and still control it?
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Can I cut the hair of a conjured korred with a blade made of precious material to harvest that material from the korred?

The Korred (Volo's Guide to Monsters, p. 168) is a CR 7 Fey that can be summoned by the Conjure Fey spell. The description of the Korred has this bit of text: Korreds have hair all over their ...
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How weak can the Conjure Animals spell be, in terms of the CR of the creature(s) summoned?

If the caster chooses "one beast of challenge rating 2 or lower", well, one tiny little CR 1/8 insect is that. Is that legal, or even a good idea, for the DM to choose? There is already a question on ...
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For creatures that have a death burst ability, is it triggered if they are summoned and reduced to 0 HP?

Certain creatures have a death burst ability that applies when they die eg. steam mephits. If the creature is only present on the battlefield due to a spell like conjure minor elementals, does the ...
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What magic item can I give my NPC to summon monsters?

Is there anything a low-level NPC could get their hands on to summon monsters? Preferably an option where the monsters simply infest the location and are non-responsive to the summoner. I'm looking ...
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Can a Spectator be a bodyguard? Can the treasure/item it guards be a person/person's item?

Basically, my question if is it possible to summon a spectator as a bodyguard. But let me first explain it: Monster Manual p. 31 says, about Spectators: A spectator is a lesser beholder that is ...
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Can 5 Aarakocra PCs summon an Air Elemental?

According to the Elemental Evil Player's Companion, a player can be an Aarakocra. According to the Monster Manual (p. 12), five Aarakocra can perform a ritual and summon an air elemental: ...
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Do the Beast Sense and Beast Bond spells work on creatures from Conjure Animals?

The Beast Sense and Beast Bond spells, as their names imply, require the target to be of type "beast." Now looking to the Conjure Animals spell, its description says: You summon fey spirits that ...
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How would strategic but non-damaging actions affect monster CR?

I'm in the middle of designing a dungeon with heavy fire and ice elemental themes influencing a lot of undead enemies. I'm relying on CR a lot to rough out encounters, as I don't have a super great ...
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Does Planar Binding require you to keep concentrating on the summoning spell?

Planar binding states: With this spell, you attempt to bind a celestial, an elemental, a fey, or a fiend to your service. The creature must be within range for the entire casting of the spell. [......
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Is there a quick and fair way to adjust stats for an upcast Conjured Elemental?

The 5th level spell Conjure Elemental spell states (PHB, p. 225, bold added): An elemental of challenge rating 5 or lower appropriate to the area you chose appears in an unoccupied space within 10 ...
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What are the effects of a Dispel Magic on a Conjure Elemental spell?

If you cast a "successful" Dispel Magic in the following cases, what are the possible outcomes? An active Conjure Elemental spell, i.e. the caster is maintaining concentration at the time you cast ...
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What happens if I cast Planar Binding on a creature who was brought by a spell that has ended?

Planar Binding states: You attempt to bind a celestial, elemental, fey, or fiend to your service. It must be within range for the entire casting of the spell. At completion, it makes a ...
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Is Summon Lesser Demons strictly worse than Conjure Animals?

Summon Lesser Demons and Conjure Animals both summon creatures of equal CR (with CA potentially summoning a single CR 2 creature where SLD cannot), however: Conjure Animals summons creatures that are ...