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Can you cast a Wall of Force into water?

In our current game, we are contemplating to cast a wall of force into a canal that is set into a dungeon corridor, to block the flow of water (which is powering some turbine-like contrivances we want ...
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Does Sphere of Annihilation pass through a wall?

The description of the Sphere of Annihilation states, in part: This 2-foot-diameter black sphere is a hole in the multiverse, hovering in space and stabilized by a magical field surrounding it. The ...
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Does a Sphere of Annihilation immediately make a hole in a normal wall, or does it need to damage it first?

The description of the Sphere of Annihilation magic item states, in part: This 2-foot-diameter black sphere is a hole in the multiverse, hovering in space and stabilized by a magical field ...
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Can a creature stop trying to pass through a Prismatic Wall or take a pause?

If a player says they want to either step through the wall, charge through the wall or even put their hand through the wall, can they stop after the first (Red) layer's saving throw and pull back or ...
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Does immunity to conditions imposed by layers of a Prismatic Wall give immunity to that layer's further consequences?

In a fairly high stakes scenario, I (DM) put a Prismatic Wall in a party's way. It goes off, does Prismatic Wall things, one person is hit by the Indigo and Violet layers and here we develop a problem....
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Wall of Fire - Melee Attack with Reach

A huge creature, having melee attacks with a 15-foot range, can attack a target (the red target in the picture) on the opposite side of the wall of fire without necessarily going through the wall. In ...
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What is the nature of a demiplane's walls?

The demiplane spell creates a demiplane that appears to be an empty room 30 feet in each dimension, made of wood or stone. Are these walls actually made from wood and stone? Can a character chip off a ...
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Can spells that target creatures affect (damage) the layers of a Prismatic Wall spell?

I know that spells, in general, state what they can target - which is often only creatures. Spells which can target other things like objects (as in Fire Bolt) or magical effects (as in Dispel Magic) ...
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Opportunity Attacks and move-through-walls [duplicate]

There are a few ways to achieve "this person walks through the wall" in 5e; and I suspect the exact mechanics aren't too important for the question. Suppose I have an enemy backed into a ...
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What happens when a Wall of Force spell is created in the area of a (previously cast) nonphysical spell such as Moonbeam or Stinking Cloud?

The description of the moonbeam spell states, in part: A silvery beam of pale light shines down in a 5-foot radius, 40-foot-high cylinder centered on a point within range. Until the spell ends, dim ...
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Does an enclosing Wall of Stone with a tiny gap provide a saving throw to escape the area?

The Wall of Stone spell creates a contiguous wall. If the wall would surround a creature, the creature gets a saving throw to avoid getting trapped: If a creature would be surrounded on all sides by ...
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Does the Wall of Ice block line of sight?

The Wall of Ice spell creates ice that can block movement: You create a wall of ice on a solid surface within range. In real life, ice can be either clear or opaque, depending on factors such as the ...
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Is it possible to escape from a Wall of Stone spell on the turn it is cast by flying?

The spell wall of stone allows those that might be trapped by it a chance to escape during the action in which it is 'springing into existence'. If a creature would be surrounded on all sides by the ...
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How does Wall of Force interact with objects?

Wall of Force discusses what happens when it goes through a creature's space: If the wall cuts through a creature’s space when it appears, the creature is pushed to one side of the wall (your choice ...
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How can I prepare my party to reasonably be able to bring down a prismatic wall?

Background In my campaign I have a villain who uses misdirection and avoidance as their main combat methods. They won't fight directly, but they use summoned creatures, minion allies and illusions to ...
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What are the permitted shapes of a Wall of Fire?

The text of the Wall of Fire spell is found on page 285 of my printing of the Fifth Edition Player's Handbook. The following is all the text states regarding how the wall is shaped: [...] You can ...
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Can you attack a creature behind a Wall of Sand?

Wall of Sand's description reads as follows (emphasis mine): You conjure up a wall of swirling sand on the ground at a point you can see within range. You can make the wall up to 30 feet long, 10 ...
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How does the Leviathan’s Tidal Wave interact with objects?

The Leviathan's Tidal Wave action says (MToF, p. 198): Tidal Wave (Recharge 6). While submerged, the leviathan magically creates a wall of water centered on itself. The wall is up 250 feet long, up ...
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What happens to Wall of Fire if the surface moves [duplicate]

The situation I am wondering about is if Wall of Fire is cast upon a wall and then the wall either falls over or crumbles. Would the wall of fire remain floating in the air? Would it disappear? Would ...
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Can a Wall of Force be made portable?

Grog the Conqueror wants to sack an enemy city. He has his battering ram ready to go and wants his Wizard to use Wall of Force to create a roof over the ram by resting the spell on top of the frame. ...
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Does the target choose which side they move to for Wall of Ice?

The description for Wall of Ice states "If the wall cuts through a creature's space when it appears, the creature within its area is pushed to one side of the wall and must make a Dexterity saving ...
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After a creature makes a Dex save from Wall of Fire, does it end up inside or outside the ring?

Let's say a Wizard casts Wall of Fire in the ring shape, choosing the inside of the wall as the side that does damage. An enemy is in one of the squares on the edge of the ring (ie. one of the 8 ...
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Does Wall of Fire get to deal its damage twice (minimum), when normal creatures are trapped within the circle? [duplicate]

Let's say a character casts Wall of Fire in the ring shape, choosing the inside of the wall as the side that does damage. A creature is inside the ring. When the spell is first cast, the creature ...
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How does damage work when entering a Wall of Fire?

When casting Wall of Fire, "each creature within its area must make a Dexterity saving throw. On a failed save, a creature takes 5d8 fire damage, ar half as much damage on a successful save." Later ...
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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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Wall of Force cutting through an immovable creature's occupied space

An adventurer cast Wall of Force around a Lich, imprisoning them inside a 5ft hemisphere. The Lich, having Wall of Force prepared too and not fearing death, tries to cast it from inside the hemisphere ...
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How do the Wall of Force and Wall of Light spells interact?

In 5th edition D&D, suppose I cast a hemispherical wall of force, trapping a creature inside it on the ground. We will make the hemisphere 5 feet in diameter so it encompasses a Medium-size ...
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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 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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Does the Wall of Stone spell need support or not?

The description of wall of stone states: The wall doesn't need to be vertical or rest on any firm foundation. It must, however, merge with and be solidly supported by existing stone. (PHB 287) ...
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Holes in Wall of Force

According to answers to this question wall of force follows rules for area spells (PHB, 204) A spell's effect expands in straight lines from the point of origin. If no unblocked straight line extends ...
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Can you illusion a window out of a solid wall?

Right now I'm designing a dungeon that is actually a ruined castle, but with illusion magic it appears to be restored to its original shape. One of the key parts I need is a window, which is actually ...
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What's up with shapeable Wall spells?

Wall of Brine says it creates a wall 10 ft/level long, 5 ft/level high, and 5 ft thick. It also says this wall is shapeable, using the '(S)' denotation. Shapeable, in this case, means: If an area ...
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What damage does the Wall of Fire spell do to a creature immobilized on top of it?

Our resident grappling dwarven runesmith has presented us with a new challenge: he got 30 points of fire resistance via resist energy and decided to drop walls of fire on himself while he is grappling....
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Can the Phantasmal Killer spell be cast on a target on the other side of a Wall of Force? [duplicate]

Wizard 1 casts wall of force which surrounds Wizard 2. Now both wizards have full cover against each other. For example, now they cannot cast fireball against each other, because "nothing can ...
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Can the Sickening Radiance spell pass through a Wall of Force? [duplicate]

The spell sickening radiance states: Dim, greenish light spreads within a 30-foot-radius sphere centered on a point you choose within range. Wall of force states: An invisible wall of force ...
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What can modify the area or shape of a Wall of X spell?

Summarizing the question into parts here. I am looking for abilities that do one of the following regarding walls. Increasing the size of the wall Changing the shape of a wall Allow for the moving of ...
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Can Nolzur's Marvelous Pigments be used to open a hole or door through a Wall of Force or Forcecage?

The Forcecage spell states: A creature inside the cage can't leave it by nonmagical means. And its box mode states: A prison in the shape of a box can be up to 10 feet on a side, creating a ...
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Can an Area of Effect spell cast outside a Prismatic Wall extend inside it?

The Indigo layer of a Prismatic Wall states: While this layer is in place, spells can't be cast through the wall By comparison, a Globe of Invulnerability states: Any spell of 5th level or ...
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Does the Wall of Fire spell damage creatures on both sides of the wall?

The spell Wall of Fire has the following text: One side of the wall, selected by you when you cast this spell, deals 5d8 fire damage to each creature that ends its turn within 10 feet of that ...
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Does the Prismatic Wall need to be on the ground?

Looking at the description of prismatic wall, it doesn't say anything about where it has to be placed. It seems to me it could be cast in the air or underwater. Is there any restriction on where you ...
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Casting wall of fire in a T-shaped corridor

In D&D 5e, is casting wall of fire like this allowed, or would I need to have line of sight for the entire corridor? Assume my wizard knows that the corridor extends both ways and how long it is.
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Does the Wind Wall spell affect you and your allies' projectiles?

The wind wall spell description includes the following line: Arrows, bolts, and other ordinary projectiles launched at targets behind the wall are deflected upward and automatically miss. Does "...
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How much damage does a creature take for spending its entire turn inside a Wall of Fire?

The conditions for when wall of fire deals damage, after the initial casting, are as follows (emphasis mine): One side of the wall, selected by you when you cast this spell, deals 5d8 fire damage ...
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How does the Prismatic Wall spell handle an AOE?

Would the indigo layer of a prismatic wall spell (in a spherical shape) block the effect of a fireball, if it had radius bigger than the radius of the wall, cast outside the wall but centered/targeted ...
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Does a persistent spell effect cast on a moving platform move with the platform, or is it fixed in space?

Does casting a persistent spell effect on a moving platform fix the spell's orientation to the platform, or is its orientation absolute to the world around it? Quick backstory: I have a pirate bard ...
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Can a Spell Glyph of a wall spell appear around the triggering creature, but not on it?

Some wall spells, like wind wall and wall of fire, can be shaped into a circle (ring). Part of the Spell Glyph portion of the glyph of warding spell states: If the spell affects an area, the area ...
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Wall of fire: What's a 'solid surface' and what happens if it stops existing?

Wall of fire has to be cast on a solid surface. What's a solid surface? Can it be the back of a dragon? Dragon scales are pretty solid.. If the solid surface disappears (ice melts away, roof ...
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How do Transmute Rock and Wall of Thorns work together?

I've been reading up on druid spells for future use and was quite interested in the crowd-control abilities of both Transmute Rock and Wall of Thorns, especially since Transmute Rock doesn't require ...
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Creating a SoP Energy Wall in a straight line

Using the Spheres of Power rules, the destruction sphere has a talent called Energy Wall You may spend a spell point to shape your destructive blast into either a wall up to 20 ft. per caster level ...
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