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Blinded + casting a spell with a bonus action + Find Familiar

Here's the setup: My familiar is adjacent to a target. I use my action to use my familiar's senses. I'm now blinded and deafened. I use a bonus action to cast a touch spell. My familiar uses its ...
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Do I need a clear path to the target, or just my familiar, when delivering spells with Find Familiar?

Here's the setup: My familiar is adjacent to the creature I want to target with my touch spell, and is within 100' of me. Both the target and my familiar are around a corner, and I do not have a ...
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When a spell asks for targets, can I choose the same target multiple times?

When a spell has multiple targets, can I choose the same target multiple times? Is there any general rule I can refer to? An example of ambiguity is the spell Steel Wind Strike: You flourish the ...
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Does Evasion work against effects that don't target an area?

At 7th level, rogues gain the Evasion feature: Beginning at 7th level, you can nimbly dodge out of the way of certain area effects, such as an ancient red dragon’s fiery breath or an ice storm ...
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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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Can the spell Arcane Lock be used on objects like books or backpacks?

Having recently had to endure a nosy little halfling, my wizard is considering going ham with Arcane Lock. The spell states that casting it locks a closed door, window, gate, chest, or other ...
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Can you cast Magic Missile at a Living Darkness spell?

Thanks to this question: Is it possible to launch a magic missile at the darkness? We know it is not possible to cast Magic Missile at an area affected by a Darkness spell, as that area is not a ...
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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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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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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 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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Can I cast Haste on myself?

Can my character cast the spell Haste on himself or can it only be cast on another character?
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Can you counterspell a spell if you don't know who's casting it?

Related to this question about a spellcaster hiding in a group of spellcasters. The reaction trigger for counterspell is "when you see a creature within 60 feet of you casting a spell". It has a ...
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Can a creature without its own will (e.g. zombies, golems) be a “willing creature” when controlled?

In D&D 5e it appears that willing creature is defined by consent. Zombies, skeletons, and golems all essentially have no will, but while they are under the control of someone, can they be willing ...
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Can the Deathlock Mastermind's Grave Bolts be used to attack a single target twice?

In Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (p. 129), the Deathlock Mastermind has the following attack: Grave Bolts. Ranged Spell Attack: +6 to hit, range 120 ft., one or two targets. Hit: 18 (4d8) necrotic ...
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Can you Attack of Opportunity yourself?

As far as I'm aware, you do threaten your square: Most creatures of Medium or smaller size have a reach of only 5 feet. This means that they can make melee attacks only against creatures up to 5 ...
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Can you target specific spells with the Greater Dispel Magic spell? How many?

Greater Dispel Magic works as Dispel Magic for the Targeted Dispel option. This functions as a targeted dispel magic, but it can dispel one spell for every four caster levels you possess, starting ...
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Can you cast Animate Dead on someone under effect of Feign Death?

The Feign Death spell (PHB, p. 240) says: For the spell’s duration, or until you use an action to touch the target and dismiss the spell, the target appears dead to all outward inspection and to ...
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Can Nystul's Magic Aura's False Aura option be used on creatures?

This question was inspired by a question on whether detect magic can sense feign death. I believe it would, which raises the question of how you could foil detect magic in this case. The obvious ...
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Which spells can be cast across Pathfinder's Wall of Force?

The Wall of Force spell description says, "Breath weapons and spells cannot pass through a wall of force in either direction". But what exactly does this mean ? Specifically, Can I cast a Fireball ...
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Can you use the Administer First Aid skill on yourself?

The Administer First Aid skill has the text: perform first aid on an adjacent creature Which seems to imply that you can’t use this skill on yourself, as the target must be another creature, but I ...
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Would webs catch fire if Fire Bolt is used on a creature inside of them?

When using the Web spell it states that: The webs fill a 20- foot cube [...]. The webs are flammable. Any 5-foot cube of webs exposed to fire burns away in 1 round If Fire Bolt is cast on a ...
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Can Fire Bolt be twinned?

Spells that can target more than one creature can't be twinned, even if they are used to target only one. Spells targeting objects can't be twinned, and Fire Bolt can target either creatures or ...
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What are all the ways to damage more than one creature in a single attack? [closed]

The slow spell states: [...] Regardless of the creature's abilities or magic items, it can't make more than one melee or ranged attack during its turn [...] I realized that one way around this ...
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What are the targeting range limitations of Glyph of Warding?

Glyph of warding states, in part: When the glyph is triggered, the stored spell is cast. If the spell has a target, it targets the creature that triggered the glyph.If the spell affects an area, ...
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Can the Guiding Bolt spell be aimed at an invisible target?

Most spells state that the target must be something you can see. for example the magic missile spell says: Each dart hits a creature of your choice that you can see within range. But recently I ...
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Can you create a Wall of Fire in midair?

In 4E and 5E there seems to be the requirement of a Wall of Fire to be resting on a solid surface. But in 3.5 I did not find such a rule. So: can you create a Wall of Fire in midair?
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Do you count as “a creature within X feet” of yourself?

There are various features that affect "targets within X feet". For example, the Wild Magic Sorcerer's Wild Magic Surge table (PHB, p. 104) has the following result on a d100 roll of 83-84: Each ...
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Can the Message cantrip be used to communicate with a sentient object?

Can the Message cantrip be used to communicate with a sentient object? I just want some clarification, since my DM gave me a sentient staff and my character only really communicates through the ...
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Does the total cover provided by being swallowed work both ways? [duplicate]

Say a character ends up being swallowed by a monster, for the sake of an example say the monster is a Kraken. The rules for being swallowed by a Kraken include this sentence: While swallowed, the ...
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Is there a penalty for switching targets?

I'm playing a fighter with the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style. Several times in the game tonight, I killed my target with my first attack, and so I wanted to use my bonus attack to go at one of ...
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Can You Recast Hunter's Mark Whenever You Want? [duplicate]

Hunter's mark states the following: If the target drops to 0 hit points before this spell ends, you can use a bonus action on a subsequent turn of yours to mark a new creature. Does that mean ...
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Can an NPC use the Teleport spell to affect an object they can see with the Scrying spell?

Teleport shows that it has a range of 10 feet and uses the following language: This spell instantly transports you and up to eight willing creatures of your choice that you can see within range, ...
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Should I allow a PC's spells to affect a very large space vehicle?

I'm running a sci-fi campaign using D&D 5e, Ultramodern 5e (an add-on that allows you to run modern and sci-fi settings using D&D 5e), with Esper Genesis space combat rules. I have a player ...
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Does the wording of the Wrathful Smite spell imply that there are other living beings that aren't considered “creatures”?

I've been playing D&D 5e for about a year, and as I've understood, every living being falls under the "creature" category: humanoids, beasts, monstrosities, monsters, constructs, undead, ...
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Can you mark a new target with the Hunter's Mark spell if the original target shifts to a different plane?

In the description for the Hunter's Mark spell, it says: If the target drops to 0 hit points before this spell ends, you can use a bonus action on a subsequent turn of yours to mark a new ...
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Can you create water inside someone's mouth?

We just finished the latest session and one of my characters gain access to the spell Create & Destroy Water. The Create and Destroy Water spell says: You create up to 10 gallons of clean water ...
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Does the Scrying spell require you to have a clear path to the target in order to work?

The section "A Clear Path to the Target", on page 205 of the PHB states "To target something, you must have a clear path to it, so it can’t be behind total cover." The description of the Scrying ...
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Does the Enemies Abound spell make you your own enemy?

The enemies abound spell states: [...] On a failed save, the target loses the ability to distinguish friend from foe, regarding all creatures it can see as enemies until the spell ends... Does the ...
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Can you attack yourself while affected by the Enemies Abound spell?

The enemies abound spell (XGtE, p. 155) states: [...] On a failed save, the target loses the ability to distinguish friend from foe, regarding all creatures it can see as enemies until the spell ...
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In AL, can an evocation wizard protect themself from their own spell with the Sculpt Spells feature?

At 2nd level, a Wizard of the Evocation School gains the Sculpt Spells feature (PHB p 117). Beginning at 2nd level, you can create pockets of relative safety within the effects of your evocation ...
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What sorts of objects can you target with the Enlarge/Reduce spell?

The enlarge/reduce spell has the following text specifying its target: You cause a creature or an object you can see within range to grow larger or smaller for the duration. Choose either a ...
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What counts as “humanoid” for the target of the Enlarge Person spell?

I know that similar versions of this question have been asked, even by me. The line in question of the enlarge person spell says: Target one humanoid creature The glossary/common terms doesn't ...
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Is my soulless catatonic body a valid target for the Imprisonment spell?

I want to cast Magic Jar to transfer my soul into a gem, then possess someone, then cast Imprisonment on my now-soulless body to store it safely and be able to carry it everywhere with me in case my ...
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How does targeting work when casting the Call Lightning spell through Glyph of Warding?

The Call Lightning spell targets an area, then the caster chooses a point in that area and anybody within a 5-foot radius of that point is damaged. Then on each of their turns, the caster can use an ...
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Can you copy a Tiny Hut spell onto a Medium-sized mount from the Find Steed spell?

Tiny hut is a "self"-target spell that allows the target (typically one's self) to exist in the hut with up to 9 other Medium creatures. Find steed allows spells that only target yourself to be ...
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How does the Split Ray metamagic feat apply to the Light of Lunia spell?

I stumbled across the Light of Lunia spell in the Spell Compendium (p. 132), and was wondering how exactly Metamagic would apply to it. Split Ray in particular interests me, as I would love a way to ...
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Can the Delayed Spell metamagic feat be used with Fireball?

Can the Delayed Spell metamagic feat be used with Fireball? Delayed Spell says: ...Only spells that target one or more squares or grid intersections can be affected by Delayed Spell... Fireball ...
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What does the Find Familiar spell target?

Directly pulling from this Q/A about who controls a summoned steed's familiar, I am wondering what the find familiar spell targets. Does the find familiar spell target the caster, a point in space, ...

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