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Questions tagged [wizard]

For questions about the wizard, a traditional character class in RPGs that learns and casts arcane magic through study.

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Can a wizard cast the same spell twice simultaneously?

Could a wizard cast the same spell (utility, non-combat [Tiny Servant]) twice at the same time? Using, obviously, both slots, just dual-cast to save a minute or two? I assume the Somatic components ...
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Can a Wizard take the Magic Initiate feat and select spells from the Wizard list?

If a Wizard takes the Magic Initiate feat (PHB, p. 168), can he select 2 cantrips and a level 1 spell from the Wizard list? Or does he have to take them from a different class?
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Should a wizard buy fine inks every time he want to copy spells into his spellbook?

PHB says that Wizards should use 'fine inks' for 50 gp for every levels of the spell he want to copy into his spellbook. The problem is that there are no any 'fine inks' in the PHB goods list, just ...
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Would the Life Transference spell be unbalanced if it ignored resistance and immunity?

I want to create a Abjuration wizard (PHB, p. 115-116) that uses the Life Transference spell (XGtE, p. 160) and the Arcane Ward feature to heal people, but I've heard people saying Life Transference ...
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If I fail the check to copy a spell from a scroll, is the gold needed to copy the spell spent anyway?

I am playing a wizard. I was reading the PHB and saw that you could copy spells into your spellbook for a cost (50 gp + 2 hours of work, per spell level). My question regards when copying the spell ...
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How would it imbalance gameplay to allow a multiclassed wizard/sorcerer to copy wizard spells in a spellbook for which one has spell slots?

Background I'm playing an eladrin wizard in a homebrew game of a friend. After hitting level 6 I'm thinking of multiclassing into sorcerer, because it fits thematically. I'm an accidental traveler ...
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How many spell slots should my level 1 wizard/level 1 fighter have?

I am working on making a wizard fighter multiclass character where the wizard is the original class. How many spells should I have in my spellbook if I am a level 1 wizard and level 1 fighter? I have ...
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Can a Simulacrum regain health from class features?

My proposed question comes from the School of Necromancy wizard's Grim Harvest feature (PHB, p. 118): Grim Harvest At 2nd level, you gain the ability to reap life energy from creatures you ...
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Can a Bladesinger Wizard use Bladesong with a Hand Crossbow? [closed]

I am asking for research to determine many class options and how I want to build a potential character. This concept has interested me for a while and I'd like to know. However, I could not help but ...
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Spells that belong to multiple schools

The new arcane elemental schools mention nothing about what spells belong to what schools. So in the case where a spell appears in both your elemental focus school and the opposition school, how are ...
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Can someone with vulnerability to necrotic damage benefit from resistance, in regards to the Evocation wizard's Overchannel feature?

Overchannel (Evocation Wizard feature) states that the necrotic damage it deals ignores immunities or resistances to its damage - but something like vulnerabilities would still be applied. If I am ...
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What is the purpose of the Evocation wizard's Potent Cantrip feature?

The School of Evocation wizard's Potent Cantrip feature (PHB, p. 117) says: Starting at 6th level, when a creature succeeds on a saving throw against your cantrip, the creature takes half the ...
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Which source or sources expand the elementalist wizard's spell lists?

The Advanced Player Guide introduced Wizard Elemental Schools, along with spell lists associated with those schools. For example, for the Air School, the following level 1 spells are given: Alter ...
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What are all the ways wizards can learn more spells per level?

I'm trying to find any and every way I can to get a Wizard in Pathfinder to learn more spells every time they level up. I remember quite a few from D&D 3.X but I don't know any for Pathfinder.
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Can a controlled ghast be a leader of a pack of ghouls?

I'm creating a necromancer wizard player character and searching for the most optimal amount of undead to control. I searched for the lore of the monsters, and found that Ghasts tend to be leaders in ...
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Does gaining an extra domain increase a wizard's spell slots?

Complete Divine on Extra Domains says that when a creature that casts arcane spells gains a domain then If she is a spellcaster who keeps a spellbook as a wizard does, then she must find or ...
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When a wizard copies a new spell into his spellbook, it costs 50 gp. Where does that money go?

When a wizard copies a new spell into his spellbook, it costs 50 gp. Where does that money go? According to PHB p. 114: For each level of the spell, the process takes 2 hours and costs 50 gp. ...
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Do these spellcasting foci from Xanathar's Guide to Everything have to be held in a hand?

I see that, for example: A cleric or paladin can use a holy symbol as a spellcasting focus, as described in chapter 10. To use the symbol in this way, the caster must hold it in hand, wear it ...
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Does your character possess a magic aura as a wizard while you are incapacitated? [duplicate]

My character was incapacitated (0 HP, passed my death saving throws). My party went on head to the next room without me after failing to revive me. Little did they know the next room was the boss room ...
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Can a wizard research an existing spell of a higher level than they can currently cast?

TL;DR - Can a 6th level wizard research (not cast) an existing 4th level spell? As a wizard of the 13th circle, I have a need for some spells of the 4th tier. I have been unable to find scrolls for ...
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Of what use is Arcane Recovery to an Elf Wizard?

My reading of this Q&A is that elves recover spell slots after a 4-hour long trance. However, if that is the case, then what good is Arcane Recovery to an Elf Wizard?
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What are the issues with an additional (limited) concentration slot instead of Bladesong?

My DM is frustrated with balancing encounters with my high AC as a Bladesinger and wants to make a modification for a more kiting/spell-heavy playstyle. The version of Bladesong my DM is looking to ...
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What happens if a wizard reaches level 20 but has no 3rd-level spells that they can use with the Signature Spells feature?

At level 20, a wizard gains the Signature Spells feature. This allows them to choose two 3rd-level spells, and from then on they always have those spells prepared and can cast them once each without ...
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How do I fight with Heavy Armor as a Wizard with Tenser's Transformation?

Tenser's Transformation is a rather unique, gish-y spell that lets wizards toss their spellbooks aside and take up arms like their Fighter counterparts. One aspect of this spell that disappoints me ...
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Dungeon World: can a Druid multi-class through Ranger to Wizard?

Can my Druid in Dungeon World, through use of the Hunters Brother move and Stalkers Sister move, take the following two Ranger moves: Animal Companion and Special Trick. We are accepting as a given ...
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How many copper coins fit inside a cubic foot?

I have a Wizard who is level 5, currently running in a pirate campaign (homebrew), and I thought about some scams I could pull to earn the ship some extra coinage whenever we touched port to resupply ...
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Portent, as it relates to the Gambling downtime rules from Xanathar's Guide to Everything

The Gambling downtime rules in XGtE state that it takes the character a workweek (5 days) and a stake of between 10gp and 1000gp to partake in the gambling downtime activity. The resolution of this ...
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Is there a way for me to use souls to expand my life? [closed]

I have an idea for a wacky D&D 3.5 character. She is a human wizard, but, she is over 1500 years old. Is there any way that she can expand her own life span or make her eternally young? I was ...
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How do I level up my wizard to level 2? [closed]

How do I level up my wizard to level 2? I need answer by today, so please hurry up and come up with an answer cause I am running out of time.
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Is my adaptation of the Battle Master as a Wizard subclass balanced relative to other Wizard subclasses and to the original Battle Master?

Background Motivation I wanted to create a subclass for Wizard that uses an expendable die resource to augment its magic and benefit its allies, similar to how the Battle Master Fighter expends ...
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What low-level arcane spells are directly relevant to combat where my spellcasting ability score doesn't matter?

I'm building a tough front-line Fighter maxed on CON and STR who is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I'm going with no higher than INT 13 (which I intend never to increase, and would love to let ...
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Can the Necromancy wizard's Command Undead feature be used on the Nightwalker from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes?

The School of Necromancy wizard has the Command Undead feature (PHB, p. 119): Starting at 14th level, you can use magic to bring undead under your control, even those created by other wizards. As ...
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For the Divination wizard's Portent feature, how do “glimpses of the future” manifest? [closed]

The Divination wizard's Portent feature description (PHB, p. 116) begins: Starting at 2nd level when you choose this school, glimpses of the future begin to press in on your awareness. Most of the ...
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Can a Transmutation Wizard cast ritual transmutation spells to change the active effect of their Stone?

The text for a School of Transmutation wizard's transmuter's stone is as follows (PHB p.119): Each time you cast a transmutation spell of 1st level or higher, you can change the effect of your ...
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As a Theurgy wizard with the Life Domain, can I use the Preserve Life feature?

If I choose the Theurgy subclass (from Unearthed Arcana: Wizard Revisited) as a wizard and pick the Life Domain for my Divine Inspiration, will the Channel Divinity: Preserve Life feature work for me ...
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Can an arcanist choose an Arcane discovery in place of a feat, or must it be with the exploit?

I've had a fierce discussion with a friend regarding the Arcanist. He insists that for everything he counts as both a sorcerer and a wizard, in regards to qualifying for it. Feats, etc. I am ...
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Can a War Magic wizard get multiple Power Surges with one casting of Dispel Magic?

I was looking over wizard subclasses for a new character, when I read a Reddit comment that says if a War Magic wizard casts dispel magic on an object affected by multiple spells, they get a Power ...
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Which is more powerful, an arcanist or an exploiter wizard?

For playing in Pathfinder Society, I'm trying to decide whether to play either a level 1 Arcanist or a level 1 Wizard with the archetype Exploiter wizard. While still adhering to Society guidelines, ...
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Does the Evocation wizard's Empowered Evocation feature increase the damage of the Booming Blade cantrip?

Does the School of Evocation wizard's 10th-level Empowered Evocation feature increase the damage of the booming blade spell?
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How does a Divination Wizard's Portent work when they are not sure if/what roll the target may be making?

What happens if you try to use a Portent die on a roll when the target is not in fact making a roll in the first place? For example: An enemy casts a spell on my ally (from out of sight, so I can't ...
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What is the number of Temporary HP you get from Wizard's Arcane Ward? [duplicate]

I'm playing D&D 5e as a DM for about a 3-4 sessions now and the math involved in the Wizard's ability Arcane Ward is a little unclear to me. All of my players just reached level 2 and one of the ...
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Can an Abjuration Wizard's Arcane Ward only absorb damage from one attack using Projected Ward?

The School of Abjuration wizard's Projected Ward feature (PHB, p. 115) says: Starting at 6th level, when a creature that you can see within 30 feet of you takes damage, you can use your reaction to ...
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Which class is better for being able to contribute to battle when out of spell slots, Wizard or Warlock?

I have joined a campaign and am now choosing a class. So far my character is a Half-Elf with the ability scores: STR 12 (+1) DEX 18 (+4) CON 16 (+3) INT 17 (+3) WIS 10 (+0) CHA 18 (+4) The ability ...
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How do wizards acquire sanctified spells?

The Book of Exalted deeds states This section begins with a list of sanctified spells, which are available to any class that prepares spells rather than casting them spontaneously. Book of ...
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Can a multiclassed Wizard/Sorcerer use the Twinned Spell metamagic option on Simulacrum?

Consider a Wizard 13/Sorcerer 7 multiclass, who happens to have the Twinned Spell metamagic option: When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn’t have a range of self, you can ...
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Can Bardic Inspiration be used on a roll replaced by Portent?

A creature with a Bardic Inspiration die can roll it to add the result to an ability check, saving throw, or attack roll, while the Divination wizard's Portent feature overrides the roll before the ...
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Does the Abjuration wizard's Improved Abjuration feature apply when casting sufficiently high-level spells from scrolls?

Inspired by this question on how to improve the chances of casting spells from scrolls. Improved Abjuration, the School of Abjuration wizard's 10th-level feature, states (PHB, 115): Beginning at ...
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How can I help/encourage a wizard player with their bookkeeping?

One of my players is playing their first caster in 5e and chose a wizard. Unbeknown to them, the wizard class comes with a fair amount of bookkeeping both in long rests and downtime with their spell ...
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Can Yew Wands be used as a focus for both druids and wizards?

As I was developing a level 4 character for a 5th edition D&D campaign I was playing with my friends, I settled on a multi-class character using the Druid and Wizard classes. When I went to choose ...
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Can an abjuration wizard willingly dismiss their Arcane Ward or allow an attack to bypass it?

I play an abjuration wizard, and I recently encountered a situation where I wanted to take damage (in order to get a saving throw to permanently end an aboleth's charm effect that was only temporarily ...