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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 ...
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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'?

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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How does Wall of Force grant cover?

Which mechanic of wall of force gives cover to creatures on either side of the wall? It grants a attributes similar to cover. It specifically states cover-like effects against physical and astral ...
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Can an Illusion of a wall of glass grant cover? [closed]

If I were to create the illusion of a transparent wall (of glass for example) 1/4 thick in a box surrounding my character, does this wall grant me full cover? This question is different from: Can an ...
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Do Gaze Effects work through a Wall of Force?

A lich listed in a WotC Adventure can cast wall of force. We are trying to determine what the lich could do if it were to cast a spherical Wall of Force around itself. Wall of force creates a ...
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What attacks are not stopped by Emergency Force Sphere?

If my wizard is surrounded by an Emergency Force Sphere, what attacks can ignore/bypass the sphere and kill me?
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Can Wall of Force have multiple disconnected segments as long as each section is connected to one other segment?

Can wall of force have multiple disconnected segments as long as each section is connected to one other segment? The rules say "Each panel must be contiguous with another panel." Each panel connected ...
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Does a Wall of Force block concentration on a spell?

If a spell was cast on a recipient prior to the wall of force being brought into existence, and that recipient was then on the other side of the wall from the caster, does wall of force prevent ...
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Can a mystic use the psionic effect Wall of Wood as a floor?

I'm playing as a 4th-level mystic (from Unearthed Arcana: The Mystic Class). I was wondering whether I could use the Wall of Wood psionic effect (from the Mastery of Wood and Earth psionic discipline) ...
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Would Fire Breath go through Wall of Water?

Like it says on the tin. Let's say a fire dragon wyrmling is directly in front of a wall of water - wall is less then a square away - and on the other side is its target. The target is 15 feet away, ...
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How long does it take to build a wall?

My table group wants to build a wall to protect a village from future invasions. They intend to cut down the trees around the village and use those as the primary material. How long would it take a ...
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Can Wall of Force stop shockwaves?

In this setting, siege weaponry has advanced much faster than infantry weapons, leading to an invention of gunpowder and cannons; however guns have not been developed properly. In an invasion of an ...
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Can Wall of Force transfer thermal energy?

Is there any text stating that walls or objects made of force can or cannot conduct thermal energy? For example: Wizard is pushed off edge of volcano into magma. Let's surmise he is able to cast wall ...
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Suffocation via Wall of Stone

The spell Wall of Stone allows you to create stone walls and fortifications from thin air. At 60 hp per inch, the difficulty of getting out of it would add up fast. Since the wall doesn't have to be ...
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Wall of fire dimensions

Last session we re-encountered issue with Wall of fire According to compendium: Daily - Arcane, Conjuration, Fire, Implement Standard Action Area wall 8 within 10 squares Effect: ...
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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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How tall is a Wall of Water? Can it be made wider at the cost of making it lower?

If a wall of water is more than 5 ft tall, could it be shortened to 5 ft to make it wider? It would still be within the casting range of the caster and is really only meant to be an obstacle for ...
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Ringed Wall of Fire: How does the damage sequence go?

When casting WoF, you can cast it as a ring, and designate the inside of the ring to be the damage side (thus, everyone inside must save or take 5d8 at the time of casting). The spell then says "A ...
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Can enemies charge through, walk through, or even go through Witch Thorns and other walls?

I was playing as my Wizard and I was up against a golem protecting some treasure. I was all alone in a small room, and to block the entrance and prevent the golem from getting to me, I used the power ...
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Pathfinder Wall of Ice Anchoring Rules

Is it allowable to cast a "Wall of Ice" spell in its hemispherical configuration in mid-air, or upside-down? The description of the spell is very explicit about it being anchored when it's in the flat ...
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What effects can hit a phasing creature in a nonmagical wall square?

In a recent battle I was Dming, the party was fighting against Wraiths (in the Madness at Gardmore Abbey adventure). Wraiths have phasing and thus can fly into and through walls, so the players and I ...
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Can I use Spell Accuracy on a Wall of Fire?

The epic level feat Spell Accuracy from the PHB says: Benefit: You can omit a number of squares from the area of effect of any of your area or close wizard powers. This number can’t exceed ...
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Does a large creature take damage moving through a Wall of Fire?

Here's the situation, a large creature moves next to a Wall of Fire. W CCW CCW W Next it moves into the wall, taking damage W CC CC W Then it moves again W CC CC W Does ...
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Does a creature take damage from Wall of Fire if it is moved before its turn?

Here's the scenario: A wizard is separated in initiative order from his target by one or more creatures/PCs. The wizard creates a Wall of Fire which occupies the space of his target creature. Prior ...