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Questions tagged [wizard]

A character who learns and casts arcane magic through study.

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Is there a way for me to use souls to expand my life? [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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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Phantom horse and Tensor floating disk artillery: feasible? [closed]

I'm a bladesinger in a party with a bard and a fighter trying to break into a sealed tomb. I came up with an approach with a scary level of damage that isn't as bullshit as peasant railgun. It only ...
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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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Does the 'within range' count as a requirement for wish? [duplicate]

I was reading the wish spell, which says: The basic use of this spell is to duplicate any other spell of 8th level or lower. You don't need to meet any requirements in that spell, including costly ...
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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 ...
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How many spells does a Wizard start off with?

I'm creating a Mage in AD&D 2e for fun, and want to know how many spells my character starts off with at first level. I know that there is Table 21: Wizard Spell Progression, but my Dad and I ...
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Is it possible for 2 (or more) wizards to share a spell book?

I have a party idea where a group of eager to learn young apprentices leave their masters tower after getting impatient with his method of teaching. But they only remember to take one spell book, and ...
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Should non-human transmuter wizards be allowed?

I recently joined a group about to start a new adnd-2e campaign. As I am new to D&D in general, I only learned after the fact that I made a mistake during character creation, resulting in a ...
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Can the Minor Illusion spell hide the “visibly magical” nature of an object conjured by the Minor Conjuration feature?

A Wizard who chooses the School of Conjuration at level 2 can use Minor Conjuration (PHB, p. 116) to conjure a smallish non-magical item that they have seen before such as a hammer, a gem, gold coin ...
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How can my necromancer become a Lich?

My RAW Necromancer (pure Wizard) wants to become a Lich. What's the surest path to becoming one? He is OK to change alignment and spend lots of coins, but not to worship any god or sell his soul ...
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Does a fluid substance (a beer), created with Minor Conjuration, disappear from one's body after drinking it when this class feature is used again?

Context In our game my wizard frequently casts Minor Conjuration to create a beer (in a mug) for our dwarf barbarian, as a friendly gesture. Every six seconds I would do the same thing, and he would ...
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What is the purpose of the Evocation wizard's Sculpt Spells feature?

The School of Evocation wizard's 2nd-level Sculpt Spells feature says: The chosen creatures automatically succeed on their saving throws against the spell, and they take no damage if they would ...
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Can an Illusion wizard use Illusory Reality to create a sun?

An idea came to mind while playing a game that involved vampires to create an illusionary sun or something that creates sunlight so that they fight while in sunlight. So if a 14th-level wizard were to ...
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As a Bladesinger, can I get the arcane keyword on my basic attacks?

I'm starting a Bladesinger character. Is there any way to add the arcane keyword to a weapon so that I may use the White Lotus feats with my basic attacks?
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Can a paralyzed creature targeted by an Evocation Wizard's Sculpt Spells feature actually succeed a Dex save?

Say a friendly barbarian is currently paralyzed. Part of the description of the paralyzed condition says: The creature automatically fails Strength and Dexterity saving throws. Its friend, the ...
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Does replacing Metamagic with a delayed Arcane Tradition have glaring balance issues?

In an answer to a related question, linksassin suggests an untested variant rule to apply some wizard flavor to the sorcerer class. I've attempted to formalize this approach and want to verify that I ...
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Will allowing a wizard to cast spell without preparation be unbalanced?

A wizard complained that preparing spells every long rest seems a very tedious task, and asked me if he could trade his ability to copy new spells with the ability to cast any spells he knows without ...
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Can a familiar with low intelligence report back to its master what it observed when it was more than 100 feet from its master?

According to the Find Familiar spell description, ...the familiar has the statistics of the chosen form... and While your familiar is within 100 feet of you, you can communicate with it ...
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What can a level 10-12 Necromancer do and bring to a party? [closed]

What can a level 10-12 Necromancer do and bring (by himself) to a party? Just asking in general because I'm new to D&D and want to see my necromancer fight hordes of goblins and/or other monsters ...
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Can an Abjurer wizard use the ability Projected Ward without summoning the Arcane Ward before?

Can an abjurer wizard use the ability Projected Ward without summoning the Arcane Ward before? If yes what would happen to the Arcane Ward after using the Projected Ward ability if it has still some ...
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How to summon risk free with Gate

Related: Does Mordenkainen's Private Sanctum block summoning? I am attempting to create a scenario where a single wizard of 20th level with no special items can summon a creature of great strength (...
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Is there a limit to how many spells you can add to your spellbook per day?

Basically I was able to purchase seven scrolls of lower level spells (two first, three second, two third) that would be useful to my wizard. Assuming an hour per spell, could I scribe them in all in a ...
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Can a Magus learn Wizard spells by conducting independent research?

By the rules of non-downtime Independent Research: Independent Research A wizard can also research a spell independently, duplicating an existing spell or creating an entirely new one. The ...
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Does polymorph cancel bladesong?

A wizard is fighting with his bladesong active and decides to cast polymorph upon himself. Will bladesong still be active in the new form (let’s take a giant ape for example)?
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By using Misty Step with Spell Mastery, can a wizard effectively increase their travel speed?

So, one of my players has recently asked me if they could use misty step with the wizard's Spell Mastery feature to effectively increase their travel speed by 30ft/6 secconds. Effectively doubling ...
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What are the properties of Minor Alchemy materials when used with spells that require special materials?

Consider this Part 2 from What happens to objects, changed while transmuted using Minor Alchemy, after they revert? This is regarding the School of Transmutation wizard's Minor Alchemy feature (PHB, ...
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If I stole a spellbook from a wizard, could I learn spells with it?

So I have this character idea: a rogue who wanted to be a wizard, but didn't have enough money to go to a wizard school. And I was thinking, if he stole a wizard's spellbook, what could he do with it? ...
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Why doesn't Acid Arrow go against Spell Resistance?

I've seen and understand that Acid Arrow doesn't go against Spell Resistance, as shown here. But I have no clear idea for a basis of why this would be the case? Even if you were flinging the dart that ...
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When Smokesight is shared, whose magically created smoke can one see through?

The wizard focused school smoke includes the Smokesight ability (emphasis mine): Smokesight (Su): You can see normally through natural fog and smoke, as well as any fog and smoke that you (but not ...
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Can a Wizard cast a spell as a ritual without physically accessing a spellbook?

Part of the answer to this question what can a wizard do without a spellbook got me wondering. It states that you, as a wizard, can't cast a ritual spell without your spellbook. And I can't help ...