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Can you cast Teleport to teleport to a ship, even if it's not in a fixed location?

My players spent 2 weeks on a ship and want to use Teleport to get back to it. They have a couple of items that came from the ship like some wood and potions. Normally I would say these would count ...
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Can a permanent Teleportation Circle be made on a moving vehicle?

There is a similar question about this for 3.5e, but can a permanent teleportation circle be created on a large moving vehicle? For example, a sailing ship, or a wide portable floor? The spell says: ...
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What defenses are there against being summoned by the Gate spell?

The spell Gate allows the caster to summon any creature whose name is known to them. When you cast this spell, you can speak the name of a specific creature (a pseudonym, title, or nickname doesn'...
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Do Teleportation spells transfer kinetic energy?

The Short question here is do teleportation spells in Pathfinder/3.5 carry over any kinetic momentum you were subject to before the teleportation. For context, please see this example situation (which ...
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Way to prevent teleportation

My party (average level 10) just had a pre-boss fight. That was an opportunity for me to make them spend some of their resources, because they thought that was actually the big bad boss fight. So we ...
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Can You Use Teleportation to Stand Up?

I feel like most tables end up asking this question and I think it usually comes down to a table by table decision, but can a caster who has been knocked prone use teleportation to stand up again? I'm ...
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Do teleportation spells conserve momentum?

To be more specific, do teleportation spells conserve momentum from before to after the obvious infinite violation of momentum conservation inherent in instantaneous magical travel? Credit to nitsua60 ...
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Can Bag of Holding + Portable Hole Turn Enemies Inside-Out?

First, the player is swallowed by a large monster, such as the Tarrasque or a Dragon. Next, the player puts a bag of holding into a portable hole. This opens a gate to the Astral plane inside the ...
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Can a character use teleport as a weapon?

The player characters are fighting a large creature, let's say dragon sized, in a large area like the town's market square. A player decides he wants his character to point at a boulder (large but ...
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Can you teleport closer to a creature you are Frightened of?

I encountered a situation where I was Frightened of a large creature. By the words of the Frightened condition: The creature can’t willingly move closer to the source of its fear. Could you use ...
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Can a Way of Shadow monk use Shadow Step to teleport from a cape's shadow?

For quick context, in a story about a group with special powers, there is a human with shadow-based magic, including teleporting between shadows. He uses this in the following escape-trick: He swirls ...
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Can I Misty Step into Midair?

If I had a flying speed due to being Aarakocra or having fly cast on me, would I be able to use misty step to teleport to midair rather than staying on the ground?
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Can Dimension Door be cast into Leomund's Tiny Hut?

In tonight's session, the party came across a Leomund's Tiny Hut. The party's bard chose to cast Dimension Door into it. This caused a bit of a (friendly) disagreement among the party, and none of us ...
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Can you Plane Shift to a specific layer of the Nine Hells?

The description of the plane shift spell (PHB, pg. 266) says: You and up to eight willing creatures who link hands in a circle are transported to a different plane of existence. You can specify a ...
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How can I prevent teleportation in 4e?

In our gaming group, our storyteller loves to use creatures with teleportation abilities. This is starting to get frustrating since as soon as a creature is bloodied, it teleports away with its next ...
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What would happen if I put an Immovable Rod (or in general an object) into a closing portal?

Visiting the lost mansion of a conjurer, where portals were opening for a few seconds, a sorcerer tried to keep open one that led to the Elemental Plane of Fire blocking it with an Immovable Rod. I'm ...
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Is there any way to throw your weapon and then teleport to its position?

I'm building a bladesinger who dual-wields scimitars. I'm taking 3 levels in Eldritch Knight for the ability to throw them and teleport them back. Is there any race, feat, enchantment, anything, ...
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Can I use Teleportation Circle with a random sigil sequence, hoping it leads somewhere?

Suppose a wizard casts Teleportation Circle (or Plane Shift) and writes down a sigil sequence not corresponding to any circle the wizard knows. We're not concerned with why they would do this; maybe ...
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Is teleporting a creature considered forced movement of said creature?

Is teleporting a creature considered to be forced movement of said creature? I have a player interested in a power that adds damage on forced movement and teleport.
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Why the bad guys don't just teleport somewhere drop a bomb and teleport back?

This question could be also How to avoid teleport/drop bomb/teleport back attacks? or How to avoid the use of Dimensional Shamblers as bomb carriers? Background Recently my group of players thought ...
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Can a character shadowstep, dimension door, or teleport away from sovereign glue?

A character gets stuck to a handled firmly attached to wall with sovereign glue. Can the character use shadow step to get away from the wall? Can the character use teleport to get away from the wall?...
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What happens when a grabbed target of Avalanche Stomp is teleported?

Avalanche Stomp is a power of the Stone Titan (all quotes are from the DDI Compendium): Close burst 3; +21 vs Fortitude; 3d10+7 damage, and the target is grabbed by earth and stone. The stone titan ...
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Would the Dimension Door spell trigger or bypass the Mental Prison spell?

After failing the saving throw for mental prison, the target is subjected, among other things, to this: If the target is moved out of the illusion, makes a melee attack through it, or reaches any ...
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Is a teleportation circle usable as a destination during the one-year setup period?

In addition to teleporting to an existing circle, the teleportation circle spell allows one to "create a permanent teleportation circle by casting this spell in the same location every day for one ...
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Can you teleport or Dimension Door out of your clothes?

I've got a warlock with Flee The Scene, a dimension door spell-like ability. He's been attacked by monstrous spiders and has 1 STR left, meaning his 15lbs of armour alone is more than a heavy load. ...
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Can you teleport a monster vertically up and thus damage them when they fall?

Can you teleport a monster vertically up and thus do them the D10 per 10' falling damage?
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Does teleportation trigger Booming Blade?

I've seen this question (about whether standing from prone triggers the Booming Blade additional damage) and this one (whether other actions trigger it), but neither seems to address exactly what I'm ...
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Can a Horizon Walker ranger use the Distant Strike feature to teleport out of the Forcecage spell?

Distant Strike is a Horizon Walker ranger feature which states (XGtE, p. 43): At 11th level, you gain the ability to pass between the planes in a blink of an eye. When you use the Attack action, ...
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Can you use a readied action to teleport out of the way of a weapon attack?

Let's say that a player uses the ready action and says "If a character aims at me with a weapon, I'll use Teleport to move behind cover." What happens? Does this work? If not, please cite the rules ...
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Can I learn sigil sequences for teleportation circles before learning a spell that can use them?

Suppose I plan to learn the teleportation circle spell, or another spell that can use teleportation circles, some time in the future, but I don't currently know any such spell (or have one in my ...
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Does the Wall of Force spell block teleportation?

Does the Wall of Force spell in 5e block teleportation? This does not seem to be addressed in the 5e spell description.
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Can a Way of Shadow Monk use Shadow Step to teleport to a dark ceiling and then body slam another creature?

The Way of Shadow monk's Shadow Step feature says you can teleport up to 60 feet to an empty space from one dimly lit or dark space to another. Does that include the ceiling of a dungeon? ...
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Can I teleport to a location that's been destroyed?

I own a tavern on a different side of the land I'm on and I have things from it to make sure I go back with no flaws. There is a war raging across all the land so it appears to have been destroyed. ...
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Can a blind creature teleport another?

Our wizard has the feat Twist the Arcane Fabric, which lets you teleport an ally out of an area of effect spell. In a recent battle the wizard was blinded, and so ...
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Can I have an interplanar portal return someone to the wrong time or place?

I'd like to create a scenario where the PCs enter some sort of portal for interplaner travel but when they return, they aren't in the same time period OR they aren't in the same location. And they ...
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Using wish to teleport without rolling on the mishap table

A wizard in my group wants to use wish to cast teleport without rolling against the mishap table so it'll just take him and his group straight there. His reasoning is that wish states: You don’t ...
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If you are falling, can you Misty Step to the ground to avoid damage?

If I fall off a cliff - say, 1000 feet - can I wait (readied action?) until I am near enough to the ground (my understanding is you fall 500 ft/round) then misty step safely to the ground? Or, does ...
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How to make a Nightcrawler-esque NPC villain for my players?

I am currently DMing a D&D 5e campaign for a party of 4, and I wanted a villain with a teleporting ability similar to Nightcrawler, from X-Men/Marvel Comics. I have run into an issue. The main ...
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What spell to use in conjunction with “Teleport, Greater” to get sufficient information for the teleportation to succeed?

Here is the problem: we want to use the spell Teleport, Greater to reach a place we only have basic info about: We have a map of our continent (scale 1cm for 500km) and we know the general location ...
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What spells are available to teleport willing characters?

What are the official spells (published materials only) that can be used by characters to teleport both themselves and others in Fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons? Which classes can cast them and ...
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What happens if a Player Misty Escapes into an Invisible Creature

The Archfey warlock patron grants the Misty Escape feature at level 6 (PHB p. 109). Part of the description of the feature states: When you take damage, you can use your reaction to turn invisible ...
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Does the boiling mud stay on my character when I teleport?

My character fell into boiling mud and I used misty step to get out. When I teleport am I still covered in boiling mud, and will I continue to take damage?
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If a prone creature teleports can it stand as part of that move action?

I can't find anything in the PHB about how teleporting affects prone creatures. Teleporting automatically ends the restrained condition, I wonder if it also can end the prone condition. Can a prone ...
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Can a permanent teleportation circle be dispelled?

Teleportation circle (PHB, pg. 282) can be made permanent, as the spell description says: You can create a permanent teleportation circle by casting this spell in the same location every day for ...
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Benign Transposition on an unwilling creature

One of the Arcane Traditions of a wizard is the School of Conjuration, which grants unique spell-like abilities. Benign Transposition (PHB p.116) Starting at 6th level, you can use your action ...
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Does a Globe of Invulnerability spell block outsiders from teleporting inside with a spell?

The Globe of Invulnerability spell states: Any spell of 5th level or lower cast from outside the barrier can't affect creatures or objects within it, even if the spell is cast using a higher level ...
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How can one create a permanent walk-through-portal to another location?

I'm looking for a way to create a permanent portal between two locations (on the same or on different planes, though the latter is more important), without using homebrew (UA is fine) or relying on DM ...
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What happens when a small army runs through teleportation circle?

What happens when the number of creatures transported exceeds the space immediately surrounding the destination? Consider the following situation: A wizard casts teleportation circle. Before her ...
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Does teleportation count as movement for a Tabaxi's Feline Agility trait?

A Tabaxi, after using his Feline Agility trait to double his movement speed for a turn, must then move 0 feet on a subsequent turn in order for his trait to recharge. If the Tabaxi teleports, does it ...
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How does the mezzoloth's teleportation work?

We fought a Mezzoloth (MM, p. 313) last game and in the same turn he could use its Teleport action and then attack, or use magic (like dispel magic) and then attack. As I understand from the Monster ...