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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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Can Bladesingers combine: Bladesong + Double-Bladed Scimitar + Revenant Blade feat?

Can Bladesingers combine: Bladesong + Double-Bladed Scimitar + Revenant Blade feat? I won't detail it heavily, but can an Elf and/or Half-Elf Wizard (Bladesinger) combine all these for enhanced ...
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Can a multiclassed Wizard/Bard scribe a spell scroll for a spell they know as a bard, then copy it into their spellbook (if it's on both spell lists)?

I'm playing a multiclassed wizard 6, bard 1. I know that you can't copy non-wizard spells into your spellbook. What if I copied one of the 1st-level spells I have access to as a Bard that is also on ...
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Can a multiclass Warlock/Wizard add spells known from Warlock to the Wizard spellbook?

I have a Pact of the Chain Warlock/Evocation Wizard character. All of my current Warlock spells are also on the Wizard spell list, except Eldritch Blast of course. I've found a related question ...
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Can a Wizard 14/Bard 3 copy bard scrolls into the wizard spellbook?

Since I have levels in Bard, can I copy (for example) mass cure wounds (a level 5 bard spell that isn't also a wizard spell) from a bard scroll into my spell book? Could I do this idea with 3 levels ...
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Can you use Arcane Bond to cast a spell with a long casting time?

The Drain Bonded Item action says: During your turn, you gain the ability to cast one spell you prepared today and already cast (Core 205) Does this mean that you cannot use this to cast any ...
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Can a multiclassed Wizard enchant an arcane bonded weapon by qualifying with a second casting class?

Suppose that I want to have a first-level wizard school ability, and that I took an arcane bond with a weapon. Say that for whatever reasons, I take the rest of my levels in a different casting class. ...
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Does the Abjurer have to activate the Projected Ward before or after damage is rolled?

Does the Abjurer have to activate the Projected Ward before or after damage is rolled? For example, if another player is at 10hp, can the wizard wait to see if 10hp damage is done before choosing to ...
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Can a wizard cast Blink, then Polymorph into a TRex to become a blinking TRex?

Blink is a non-concentration spell, so you can easily have both up. Does anything prevent you from using blink, then Polymorph and continue to blink? The blink effect isn't a class feature like rage, ...
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Can a multi-class Bard/Wizard write spells known from Bard, into Wizard spellbook?

Can a multi-class Bard/Wizard write spells known from their Bard class, into their wizard spellbook? e.g. they know the Comprehend Languages as a Bard spell, and want to write it directly into their ...
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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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If I animate a corpse made real by the Illusory Reality ability, does it become an illusion after 1 minute?

To better explain my question, the process follows as such step by step (assuming the caster is of a level to cast and use all proposed abilities): Spellcaster casts Major Image to create a corpse on ...
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Why Does Necromancer's Undead Thralls grant Animate Dead?

So Undead Thralls adds Animate Dead to your spellbook if it isn't already there, at level 6. You can get a free spell by holding off on Animate Dead until level 6, but why would the Necromancy school ...
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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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DnD 5E Cleric Multi-Classing [closed]

If a cleric (or a wizard) multi classes in another spellcasting class, would it be fair for them to be able to swap out their secondary class spells? I'm guessing "no", but I feel like there's an ...
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Is the Chronomancer Wizard's Rewind feature triggered if their spell is counterspelled?

The Chronomancer wizard archetype gains the ability to reclaim ineffective spells using the Rewind feature: As an immediate action after losing a spell due to a failed concentration check or after ...
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Can a Necromancy wizard raise a Spawn of Kyuss?

Are there any spells out there that would allow a necromancy school Wizard to specifically raise a Spawn of Kyuss? Or would controlling one only be achievable through turning it?
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Do wizards' spells gained per level just appear in their spellbook?

I understand that a wizard gains 2 free spells to add into their Spellbook when they gain a level (pg. 178). What isn't clear is if they have to pay to inscribe the spell or take the time to put the ...
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UA Psionic Wizard Subclass: Thought Form interactions

UA Psionic Wizards get a special ability called Thought Form where they become beings of pure psionic energy. While you are carrying your psionic focus, you can use a bonus action to magically ...
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Does UA Psionic Wizard's Though Form let you ignore non-consumed material components with a cost?

UA Psionic Wizards get a special ability called Thought Form where they become beings of pure energy. Part of that ability is Psionic Spellcasting. Thought Form Psionic Spellcasting. When ...
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Shadow Blade and UA Psionic Wizard

From new Psionic Wizard subclass: Psionic Focus 2nd-level Psionics feature When you roll psychic or force damage for any of your wizard spells, you can reroll any of those damage ...
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Can you use Magic Initiate to cast a spell you already know, and still learn another spell?

I have a wizard PC who wants to gain the feat Magic Initiate and use free 1st level spell to use mage armour once a day. He already knows Mage armour, so: Can he use the Feat to gain a free casting ...
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What happens to a Wizard's Transmuter Stone when she dies?

Unfortunately, last monday night our transmuter wizardess met her early (only 160!) demise at the hands (claws) of some elf-hungry trolls. Her transmuter stone was not on her, because another ...
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Can a transmuter wizard own multiple transmuter's stones, i.e. keeping the ones produced by his simulacra?

Are there proscriptions in AL to prevent a transmuter wizard from owning multiple transmuter's stones? The idea is to keep the ones producted by his simulacra and keeping them also in different ...
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Would a person affected by Hypnotic Gaze scream for help?

The level 2 Wizard Enchantment tradition feature, Hypnotic Gaze, does the following: Starting at 2nd level when you choose this school, your soft words and enchanting gaze can magically enthrall ...
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Can the Illusion wizard's Illusory Reality feature be used to make food or potions?

Can the School of Illusion wizard’s Illusory Reality feature be used for self-sustainment and healing? Illusory Reality specifies that “you can choose one inanimate, nonmagical object that is part of ...
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If a cleric wrote a scroll of a spell that a wizard can learn, could a wizard learn the spell?

When a cleric would write a scroll of a spell that a wizard could cast like Protection from Evil and Good, would the wizard be able to learn the spell from the Cleric scroll?
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How does a damage dealing Wizard use higher level spell slots optimally?

In D&D 5e, one of the neat features for spell casting is the ability to cast spells at higher levels than the spell is originally set at. For Clerics, this makes it handy such that Cure Wounds, ...
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Does my necromancy wizard lose hit points when he gives hit points to his homunculus?

In the 5e campaign I'm playing in, my necromancy wizard just got the spell create homunculus (from Xanathar's Guide to Everything), and one of the features of that spell is: Whenever you finish a ...
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What's the least resource-intensive way for a wizard/sorcerer to cast a Persistent Time Stop spell?

This question made me curious: How does a wizard/sorcerer (with or without prestige class (related to Wizard/sorcerer)) can cast Persistent Time Stop? To my knowledge (assuming non-epic and no ...
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Is this homebrew Weaver Wizard subclass balanced?

I've made a subclass for Wizard, hoping to make a sort of spellmancer (manipulating and changing spells). I wanted to capture some of the feelings of Sorcerer and their Metamagic, but repurposed for ...
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Which absorbs damage first: temporary hit points or Arcane Ward?

Suppose I am an abjuration wizard with 3 temporary hit points and 5 hit points on my Arcane Ward. If I take damage, which hit points absorb damage first? For example, what will be my status after ...
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Can the Mage Hand Spell do somatic components if the person who cast it doesn't have a free hand?

A wizard casts the Mage Hand spell. They then pick up a short sword and a shield. They then want to cast Burning Hands against an opponent. Can they use the active Mage Hand to provide the somatic ...
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What are the ways for a Wizard to get cure spells?

Inspired by this question; I was intrigued to know ways at any level that a Wizard could cast cure spells, without using Use Magic Device. Solutions should not use multiclassing and only use official ...
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Can an Abjuration wizard with the Martial Adept feat use the Parry maneuver before their Arcane Ward absorbs damage?

If a Wizard of the School of Abjuration takes the Martial Adept feat and chooses the Parry combat maneuver, how will it interact with their Arcane Ward? Can the Wizard parry and reduce the need for ...
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What happens when you target a creature attuned to a cursed magic item with something that removes curses?

The remove curse spell states: At your touch, all curses affecting one creature or object end. If the object is a cursed magic item, its curse remains, but the spell breaks its owner's attunement ...
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Does the UA Lore Mastery wizard's Master of Magic feature create a prepared spell?

According to the wording of the UA Lore Mastery wizard's capstone, it says: At 14th level, your knowledge of magic allows you to duplicate almost any spell. As a bonus action, you can call to mind ...
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Is this proposed change to the Transmutation Wizard's Master Transmuter class feature balanced for a setting without resurrection? [Version 2]

In my previous iteration of this question, I proposed a replacement for the Master Transmuter option Restore Life. the feedback I received identified that it was too powerful, so I have a new, much ...
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Can a wizard use spells from his spellbook without preparing them?

Can a wizard use spells from their spellbook without preparing them? Outside of combat as well?
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Can I use the Enchantment wizard's Instinctive Charm feature after seeing the die roll?

Multiple abilities can be used "after seeing the roll, but before knowing whether it hits or misses" (examples: a Lore bard's Cutting Words or a Valor bard's Combat Inspiration). However, in the case ...
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Is this proposed change to the Transmutation Wizard's Master Transmuter class feature balanced for a setting without resurrection?

The School of Transmutation wizard archetype has a feature at level 14 called Master Transmuter. It can allow such a wizard to, once per long rest, destroy their transmuter's stone and do one of a ...
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Can a wizard learn spells written in an unfamiliar language using the Comprehend Languages spell?

If a wizard finds a spell book in an unfamiliar language, which he can understand via the Comprehend Languages spell (but not otherwise), can he transcribe these spells in his own spell book?
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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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How is repeated use of Illusory Reality limited?

I'm planning on creating an advanced Illusionist for a high level campaign. When reading through the rules for said school of wizardry, I came across this: When you cast an illusion spell of 1st ...
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Can a multiclassed Evocation wizard/rogue use the Overchannel feature on the Shadow Blade spell and maximize Sneak Attack dice as well?

A level 14 Evocation Wizard with 3 levels in Rogue, uses their Overchannel ability on a 5th level Shadow Blade spell and lands an attack against a creature dealing 4d8 + Dexterity modifier + 2d6 sneak ...
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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 familiar count as an ally? [duplicate]

If a hobgoblin wizard had a familiar summoned, would that familiar count as an ally, thus boosting the Saving Face ability? Saving Face: Hobgoblins are careful not to show weakness in front of ...
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Would the Life Cleric's Disciple of Life feature work with the Necromancer Wizard's Grim Harvest feature?

The Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature (PHB, p. 60) says: Also starting at 1st level, your healing spells are more effective. Whenever you use a spell of 1st level or higher to restore ...
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Can Hypnotic Gaze be used through Resilient Sphere?

Can the Enchantment Wizard's level 2 ability Hypnotic Gaze be used through a Resilient Sphere? The ability seems to only required the Wizard to see the target, and the target to see or hear the ...
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Ultimate Magus Question

I'm making a Beguiler 1/Wizard 4/Ultimate Magus X. Using the practiced spellcaster feat, I can make sure that levels 1 and 4 of UM count towards my wizard class. However, at level 7 of UM, the ...
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Using a found spellbook as a Sorcerer-Wizard multiclass [duplicate]

I have a Divine Soul Sorcerer 6 (with INT 13) playing in a published adventure. I just found a spellbook with 11 spells in it of varying levels. All are wizard spells, and some of the spells are ...

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