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

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Is there any information about Covenant in Waterdeep?

One of my D&D players is a wizard from Neverwinter. He found notes about the "Covenant" and thought to me that he wants to find any member. Can you tell me - is there any pieces of ...
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Should a high elf wizard use weapons instead of cantrips?

As a new DM I'm running my first adventure for my kids (LMoP). My daughter took the high elf wizard and she was wondering whether she should use weapons instead of her cantrips when she runs out of ...
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Can I use the Wizardly Quill to make a free copy of my actual Awakened Spellbook? [duplicate]

I know the Order of Scribes can already make a copy of the Awakened Spellbook by making the ritual in another blank book, but that leaves the old Awakened Spellbook in blank. I want to have both ...
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Can an Order of Scribes wizard cast 'touch' spells through Manifest Mind?

If I wanted to cast bestow curse via the spectral mind from the Order of Scribes' Manifest Mind ability on an enemy adjacent to it, would I be able to? Manifest Mind lets you cast spells 'as if you ...
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Can a wizard have previously prepared objects as backup arcane focuses?

Could a wizard somehow have already prepped objects (like backup wands, staves, or whatever object) as backup arcane focuses? For example, say you're a Runesage (which is the class I'm interested in), ...
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can i use a divination wizards portent through a scry spell?

If a divination wizard scrys on a creature, and the creature is about to make a roll, could the wizard use portant to affect the result?
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Are Arcane Tricksters still limited to Enchantment/Illusion spell schools when multiclassing with a Wizard at higher levels?

Please help me with Arcane Trickster Wizard multiclass spell options? I have a Rogue-Arcane Trickster Lvl 10, Wizard-Bladesinger Lvl 6. I understand they use the other spell slot chart in the ...
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How to work with Portent for replacing enemy rolls

It seems like, RAW, if a Divination Wizard is in the party then the DM would have to ask that player whether they want to interrupt the roll ... on every single roll that any NPC makes. That's going ...
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Can an Order of Scribes Awakened Spellbook communicate in any way?

Can an Order of Scribes Wizard's Awakened Spellbook communicate in any way? This seems like it would be up to the DM but it's not clear whether it is a possibility or an expectation. Arguments against ...
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Is this alteration to the Evocation Wizard's Potent Cantrip balanced?

The Potent Cantrip ability states: Starting at 6th level, your damaging cantrips affect even creatures that avoid the brunt of the effect. When a creature succeeds on a saving throw against your ...
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Can I use Spell Mastery, Expert Divination, and Mind Spike to regain infinite 1st level slots?

So, I was planning on making a divination wizard build in D&D 5e, but something dawned on me. Could I technically cast infinite level 1 spells, by choosing Mind spike as a spell mastery and have ...
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Can Arcane Abeyance allow you to cast a spell longer than one action in one action?

I recently did this in a campaign of mine and it... ruffled the DM's feathers to say the least. Arcane Abeyance is a 10th level Arcane Tradition for the Chronurgy Wizard that allows the caster to ...
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How does the Order of Scribes feature Awakened Spellbook work with multiple damage types?

Awakened Spellbook, a level 3 Order of Scribes feature, says the following: When you cast a wizard spell with a spell slot, you can temporarily replace its damage type with a type that appears in ...
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Ways to learn Antilife shell on a Necromancy wizard?

Is there a RAW way to learn the spell Antilife shell on a wizard of the necromancy school without taking more than 3 levels of any other class? Any feats or magic items or features that would make ...
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Can a Bladesinger Wizard cast Shillelagh, Magic Stone, or Mending with their Extra Attack feature?

The Bladesigner Wizard's Extra Attack feature reads: You can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. Moreover, you can cast one of your cantrips in place of ...
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How does the altered Extra Attack feature of the Bladesinger (Tasha's Cauldron version) interect with the Eldritch Knight Fighter's War Magic feature?

The Extra Attack feature of the Bladesinger allows you to replace one of your weapon attacks with casting a cantrip. The Eldritch Knight's War Magic feature checks if you have "use[d] your action ...
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Does the Necromancy Wizard's lvl 10 feature, Inured to Undeath, prevent losing maximum hit points as a result of losing attunement to a magic item?

Inured To Undeath (bolding mine): Beginning at 10th level, you have resistance to necrotic damage, and your hit point maximum can't be reduced. You have spent so much time dealing with undead and the ...
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Can you upcast spells for Master Scrivener?

Magical Scrivener, the 10th level feature of Order of Scribes Wizards, says the following: At 10th level, whenever you finish a long rest, you can create one magic scroll by touching your Wizardly ...
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Does the Wizard Order of Scribes' Manifest Mind fly?

According to the updated info in Tasha's: As a bonus action while the book is on your person, you can cause the mind to manifest as a Tiny spectral object, hovering in an unoccupied space of your ...
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What happens if I let my conjuration wizard be able to target unwilling creatures with Benign Transposition?

The 6th level conjuration wizard feature Benign Transportation says: Starting at 6th level, you can use your action to teleport up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space that you can see. Alternatively, ...
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How does Diviner Wizard's Portent work with bonuses/penalties? [duplicate]

I've been trying to find the answer to this question, but haven't been able to find it yet, as I seem to find conflicting answers online. The description of Portent is as follows: When you finish a ...
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Can the automatic damage from the Witch Bolt spell be repeatedly activated using an Order of Scribes wizard's Manifest Mind feature?

The Order of Scribes wizard sublass has the Manifest Mind feature (TCoE, p. 78), which creates a manifested spectral mind that can be moved by the wizard as a bonus action. Additionally, the wizard ...
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When you learn True Polymorph, do you learn about every creature in existence?

When a wizard learns true polymorph, do they also learn about every creature in existence? Since the spell says the new form can be a creature of any kind you choose, it seems to me that this would ...
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Can a player add new spells to the spellbooks described in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything?

In the descriptions, they each say things like "You can use this book as a spellbook" and "It functions as a spellbook for you", so I expect that spells can be added to them. Am I ...
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Does the Order of Scribes Feature Awakened Spellbook also change the damage type of Absorb Elements?

The Order of Scribes from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything has the "Awakened Spellbook" feature. Part of the feature reads as follows: When you cast a wizard spell with a spell slot, you can ...
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How does the altered Extra Attack feature of the Bladesinger (Tasha's Cauldron version) interact with Fighter's additional Extra Attacks?

As an example, a level 6+ bladesinger wizard/11+ fighter character takes the Attack action. Are they able to use a cantrip? How many attacks do they get?
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As an Order of the Scribes Wizard, can I cast a Psychic Fireball at Level 7?

According to the Awakened Spellbook feature of the Order of Scribes school of magic presented in Tasha's: When you cast a wizard spell with a spell slot, you can temporarily replace its damage type ...
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Do Order of the Scribes wizards have reduced spell learning GP costs?

The Player's Handbook uses the following language to explain how wizards obtain spells: Copying a Spell into the Book. When you find a wizard spell of 1st level or higher, you can add it to your ...
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Alternate spell count system for wizard [closed]

I am playing a wizard, and realized that my DM is unlikely to know that they should provide spells for my wizard to copy (also it doesn't fit the character concept). Has there been any word on a level ...
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Does Command Undead last past an undead's death and raising?

If an undead creature fails its save against the Necromancy wizard feature Command Undead, and then dies and is raised or rejuvenated (eg a lich coming back from their phylactery) are they still ...
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Is the Adult Gold Dragon's Weakening Breath considered a curse, disease, or poison?

In a fight with an Adult Gold Dragon today our delightful barbarian suffered from the effect of Weakening Breath. Our transmutation wizard used his Transmuter's Stone for Panacea to restore hit points,...
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When using the evocation wizard's Sculpt Spells, can you protect fewer creatures than the maximum you are allowed?

The Evocation Wizard's Sculpt Spell ability allows the wizard to protect some creatures from their own evocation spells: When you cast an Evocation spell that affects other creatures that you can see,...
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Is there anything preventing a wizard from using a staff of healing?

The Staff of Healing has a lot of spells I wouldn't expect to see a wizard cast - Regenerate, Heal, etc, but I don't see anything in the rules on staves that precludes a wizard from using it. Is any ...
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What are the consequences if wizards can cast unprepared spells from their spellbooks? [duplicate]

It's a staple of the fantasy genre: faced with an obstacle the barbarian can't punch his way through, the wizard flips through his spellbook until he finds the perfect spell. He reaches into his ...
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What happens when a dying abjurer with an Arcane Ward active is attacked?

An abjuration wizard has the Arcane Ward class feature (PHB, p. 115): Starting at 2nd level, you can weave magic around yourself for protection. When you cast an abjuration spell of 1st level or ...
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What happens to an abjurer's Arcane Ward when they fail the saving throw against a Banshee's Wail?

An abjuration wizard has the Arcane Ward class feature (PHB, p. 115): Starting at 2nd level, you can weave magic around yourself for protection. When you cast an abjuration spell of 1st level or ...
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Would a multiclassed Arcane Trickster rogue 3 / wizard 1 have only three 1st-level spell slots? [duplicate]

I am new to multiclassing and new to spells with 5e. Currently I am a Level 3 Rogue (Arcane Trickster) and just leveled up to level 4. For my fourth level, I was going to put a level into the wizard ...
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Does the Divination wizard's Portent feature replace only the d20 roll, or the final outcome?

The School of Divination wizard's Portent feature states (PHB, p. 116; emphasis mine): You can replace any attack roll, saving throw, or ability check made by you or a creature that you can see with ...
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Can Bardic inspiration be used in portent creation?

Can a bard use bardic inspiration on a divination wizard to improve the roll of their portent die? In other words, can bardic inspiration be spent in the creation of portent dice? My initial thought ...
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What’s easier for a new dnd player, component pouch or arcane focus?

I’m just starting out in dnd and creating my first character (a half-elf wizard) and I’m at the equipment section. I’ve looked up the differences between the component pouch and arcane focus and can’t ...
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Does Improved Abjuration affect spells that have a circumstantial ability check?

Consider the Abjuration Wizard's 10th level feature: Improved Abjuration Beginning at 10th level, when you cast an abjuration spell that requires you to make an ability check as a part of casting ...
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Do any published adventures contain spells a wizard can copy that aren't written in a spellbook?

A wizard can copy a spell they find into their spellbook. This is described in the "Your Spellbook" section of the Wizard's class features: When you find a wizard spell of 1st level or ...
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Can a multiclassed Divine Soul sorcerer/wizard add cleric spells to their spellbook?

I am in a campaign where I am a multiclassed Divine Soul sorcerer 2/wizard 1. I have a paladin, a cleric, and a druid in my party. As a Divine Soul sorcerer, I have access to the cleric spell list. ...
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D&D 5e Divination Wizard and Lucky Feat [duplicate]

If I am a divination wizard, and I have someone take 5 for their saving throw, can they spend a luck point from their lucky feat to roll something else? It seems like they can I just want to make ...
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Can Rainbow Servant be combined with Versatile Spellcaster and Spontaneous Divination to cast all Cleric spells spontaneously?

A ridiculous idea has occurred to me and I'm looking to verify if really works. Consider the following build: Wizard 5/Rainbow Servant 10 (a class from Complete Divine) At Wizard 5, take Spontaneous ...
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Am I correctly understanding the number of spells a wizard can prepare?

Looking at the Dungeon Worlds's Wizard playbook Prepare Spells move, it seems quite clear how it works at the first reading: When you spend uninterrupted time (an hour or so) in quiet contemplation ...
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How can my Bladesinger Wizard ensure that their spells cannot be avoided?

I have been playing a Bladesinger wizard in a fairly long running campaign, at least by my standards. There have been a lot of good moments but after my third attempt to make disintegrate work, I have ...
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Can a Wizard cast a Ritual Spell as many times as they want during the day?

I'm a newbie D&D5e Wizard player and was intrigued by the Ritual tag and its major benefits for Wizards. I'd like to ask if a Ritual Spell in my Spellbook can be cast multiple times a day, without ...
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Can the sorcerer's Twinned Spell metamagic and the Enchantment wizard's Split Enchantment feature be used at the same time?

The Twinned Spell option for the sorcerer's Metamagic feature says (PHB, p. 102): When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn’t have a range of self, you can spend a number of ...
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Can the Chronurgy wizard's Chronal Shift feature be used when a creature uses Legendary Resistance to succeed on a saving throw?

The Chronurgy Magic wizard's Chronal Shift feature (Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 184) says: You can magically exert limited control over the flow of time around a creature. As a reaction, after ...

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