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If my wizard learns Dissonant Whispers from Fey Touched, is it a Wizard Spell?

Note: This is a possible duplicate of Are spells learned from feats considered to be associated with your class?, but I couldn't find any relevant answers there. ===================== I'm playing an ...
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What is the most amount of jury tampering I can commit using spells?

Unfortunately my scheme to win an election using necromancy failed, not mind you because I created too few undead minions. The regions had an electoral system by which I had to win the majority of ...
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Can I as a Wizard multiclass learn higher level spells through Spell Scrolls despite not being able to cast them?

I am an Arcane Trickster 3/Wizard 2. Based on the multiclass spell slot table, I have two 2nd level spell slots. These are my questions though: Can I copy the Misty Step spell, a level 2 spell, into ...
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Questions related to the wizard's "Arcane Implement Mastery" and the "Staff of Defense"

In D&D 4e Player's Handbook 1, at page 157, there's a section about "Arcane Implement Mastery" for the wizard. It says the following: You specialize in the use of one kind of implement ...
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Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced? [Version 3]

This is a follow up to Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced? [Version 2] I will soon be playing a wizard who I intend to become a transmutation wizard. However, I find ...
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Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced? [Version 2]

This is a follow up to Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced? I will soon be playing a wizard who I intend to become a transmutation wizard. However, I find the ...
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Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced?

I will soon be playing a wizard who I intend to become a transmutation wizard. However, I find the transmutation wizard sorely lacking in power. To remedy this, I have begun creating a revision. The ...
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Is there wide agreement on what an optimised Wizard should use Craft Contingent Spell for?

Craft Contingent Spell is ridiculously powerful, so much so that I feel no need to even cite that claim. It is generally assumed that any optimised Wizard will have a long list of contingencies ...
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What's the exact RAW order of interaction between an Abjuration wizard with the Arcane Ward feature casting Absorb Elements in response to a Fireball?

What's the exact RAW order of interaction between an abjurer with the Arcane Ward feature casting absorb elements in response to a fireball? The curiosity comes up because you have two conflicting ...
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Can my Order of Scribes wizard gnome with the Mark of Scribing cast Silence to survive her 120 ft fall?

If I can cast silence on the ground below me before falling, with the thunder damage immunity replaced with bludgeoning, and we land from the fall inside the sphere of silence, do my party and I take ...
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Spell Perfection and Magical Lineage

Spell Perfection - Pick one spell which you have the ability to cast. Whenever you cast that spell you may apply any one metamagic feat you have to that spell without affecting its level or casting ...
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How many more non-wizard spells can an Order of Scribes wizard get that are either a new source of damage type or new use of damage types?

A few setting specific backgrounds (such as the Izzet Engineer from Ravnica) and lineages (such as the Mark of Handling Human from Eberron) have spells that are "added to the spell list of your ...
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What happens to the prepared spells of a wizard who dies and then is brought back to life?

I can't find anything on what happens to the prepared spells of a caster who dies. I did find this about a PC's attunement to their magic items: A creature's attunement to an item ends if the ...
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Can Abrupt Jaunt take me out of a grapple?

I have a question after a combat with animated furniture: I have the ability Abrupt Jaunt Wizard specialist ability from PHB2: Abrupt Jaunt (conjuration): You teleport up to 10 feet. Activating this ...
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How does the Order of Scribes wizard's Awakened Spellbook feature work with spells that require you to choose a damage type?

There is a question that handles how the Order of Scribes wizard's Awakened Spellbook feature works with spells that have multiple damage types at the same time. However, those spells are rare. There ...
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Is this Order of Scribes wizard combo with the Elemental Bane and Faithful Hound spells a legal exploit?

So I'm playing an OOS wizard in a 3/4 shot game. I really like the replace damage type feature for the interesting flavour it can provide to battles, but when looking at the spell list, I stumbled ...
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Can I use the spell Immovable Object to create a castle which floats above the clouds?

The spell Immovable Object when used at 6th level or higher gains a permanent duration. Does this mean that if I have a wizard take enough bricks to make a castle, they could use the bricks to create ...
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Does Chain Lightning deal damage to its original target first?

When Chain Lightning deals damage, does it deal damage to all targets at once, or does it's original target takes damage first? I ask this question because after damage was taken concentration checks ...
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Is this "Rebound Energy" Arcane Tradition homebrew feature balanced?

I am currently working on a homebrew Arcane Tradition for Wizard, based around the concept of modifying spells, amplifying or mixing them by directly tampering with the Weave, at the risk of ...
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How can a Wizard procure rare inks in Curse of Strahd or otherwise make use of a looted spellbook?

For information specific to the Curse of Strahd campaign, please use spoiler tags because I am a player and not the GM. Two notes first: We are playing the Curse of Strahd, but I don't know what ...
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Can a Chronurgy Wizard upcast using Arcane Abeyance?

Can arcane abeyance be used to upcast a spell? For example, can a bead made via arcane abeyance hold a 4th level fireball?
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How does a wizard Halfling (Mark of Healing) learn the healing spells

The race/species of Halfling (Mark of Healing) (ERLW, page 43) states Spells of the Mark. If you have the Spellcasting or the Pact Magic class feature, the spells on the Mark of Healing Spells table ...
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Is this homebrew Arcane School of Phantasm (Variant School of Illusion) balanced?

Context: I have a player who is attracted to the "flavor" of being an illusionist, but finds the School of Illusion in the PHB to be rather lackluster, especially before 14th level. Here is ...
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Can an Order of the Scribes wizard cast a spell from a magic item through its manifested mind?

Manifest Mind: Whenever you cast a wizard spell on your turn, you can cast it as if you were in the spectral mind's space, instead of your own, using its senses. You can do so a number of times per ...
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How do the Wizard's racial bonuses affect the number of spells and cantrips known?

In Dungeon World, the "Spellbook" section of the Wizard's playbook explicitly says: You start out with three first level spells in your spellbook However, when creating a Wizard, one of ...
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Could an Artificer / Wizard multiclass add any of their prepared spells to their own spellbook? [duplicate]

Or would they have to go through the process, and cost, of scribing a scroll of, say Detect Magic, then pass an Arcana check to 'learn' and spend more precious gp to scribe it into their spellbook? If ...
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What spell can turn a large area of dirt into mud?

I'm trying to determine what's the minimum level of the legendary Lützerath mud wizard (more imagery: 1, 2, 3, 4). What spell could flood an area sufficiently big to be filled by several dozens ...
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Is there anything to stop me from using this OP combo of Destructive Wrath and Meteor Swarm to do 120 or 240 damage?

A friend recently pointed out to me that by using a Tempest Domain cleric's Channel Divinity: Destructive Wrath and the Order of Scribes wizard's spell damage-changing feature, you can do a maximized ...
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Plant Companion questions

I am playing a 4th level Druid, 3rd level Wizard (1D/1W/1W/1W/1D/1D/1D/1AH) combination going into Arcane Hierophant at 8th level through to 17th level. I chose the plant companion from Dragon ...
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Which spells should my level 3 divination wizard focused on crowd control and/or disabling take to achieve those goals?

I'm starting a new campaign with a level 3 divination wizard. My race is custom lineage with fey touched feat and I selected gift of alacrity as the free first level spell to cast (together with misty ...
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Where is the explicit rule that states a wizard must have an appropriate spell slot to prepare a spell?

Where is the explicit rule that states a wizard must have an appropriate spell slot to prepare a spell? Asked another way: Can a wizard prepare a spell he does not have a spell slot for? I am having ...
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Can you stack Eldritch Knight's War Magic ability with Bladesinger's Extra Attack? [duplicate]

Let's say I am playing a 13th level character, 6 levels Bladesinger Wizard, 7 levels Eldritch Knight Fighter. I would have access to these abilities in question: War Magic: Beginning at 7th level, ...
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Is Dunamancy legal in Adventurers League?

Is Dunamancy legal in Adventurers League?
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Would it be possible for a Multiclass Order of scribes wizard/sorcerer to put sorcerer spells into their spell book [duplicate]

The Multiclassing rules state that you determine the spells you are able to prepare and cast independently, but it does not seem to apply to spells a wizard is able to transcribe into their spellbook. ...
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How to survive level 1 as a wizard?

At level 1, a wizard has a very small amount of hp compared to most classes, and lacks armour proficiencies meaning they must invest in Dexterity as well as constitution to have less AC than most ...
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How do you determine your available spell slots as a Wizard/Sorcerer multiclassing? [duplicate]

When you multiclass as a sorc and a wizard, you add the two classes together and that determines your spell slots. This is one combined table of available slots that both casters share, or does the ...
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Writing text anyone can understand as a Wizard

I'm playing D&D 5th Edition. I'm a wizard 8 / artificer 2 with access to 5th-level spells. For the purposes of this question, I can cast any spell that is in the wizard spell list that's 5th level ...
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What's the best "big-gun" 3rd level spell outside the schools of Transmutation and Illusion?

Long history below, I'm in trouble with a problem that I created for myself. I'm roleplaying a Wizard (School of Abjuration) for the 2nd time. In my backstory, I was trained by my mother, a former Red ...
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Are there any V/S/M components for the Chronurgy wizard's Momentary Stasis feature?

We're having an epic scene where the tavern in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is being raided by the Waterdeep government representatives who suspect that there is a Zhentarim officer hiding in the party's ...
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Does the Wristpocket spell allow a bead from the Chronurgy wizard's Arcane Abeyance feature to last forever?

Normally, beads from the Chronurgy wizard's Arcane Abeyance feature disappear after an hour (Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 185): When the duration ends, or if the bead is destroyed, it vanishes ...
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What's the difference between casting the Shield spell from the Wand of Shield magic item, and casting it as a level 1 wizard?

I'm playing a solo game of D&D 5e, as a D&D virgin. I'm using a pre-gen character from the D&D Starter Set (a level 1 wizard). I've only really tried one spell so far, just an attack ...
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Does the Cantrip Formulas optional feature allow a wizard to increase the number of cantrips they know?

I have come across similar questions like Can I swap my cantrips known for new ones from scrolls?, and Can a spellbook contain cantrips?, but I noticed that the questions predate Tasha's Cauldron of ...
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Multiclassing mid-dungeon into Wizard. Where's my spellbook? When do I prepare my spells?

In one of my campaigns I have a character that just leveled up. I've been planning for a while to multi-class into Wizard, but never really had the character RP prepare for the event, since I didn't ...
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Can Gravity Well activate multiple times per cast of a spell?

Recently I've been looking at ways to make a forced movement character. This initially leads me to look at the warlock, specifically repelling blast. Repelling blast obviously works on each cast of ...
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Can "minor conjuration" create a 50 ft rope?

As a DM I have just been asked this: "Can a coiled rope count if it's in the 3 ft cube?" Honestly I applaud the initiative, but I can't find a definitive answer. I have looked and I cannot ...
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Do wizards not cast spells in their free time? [closed]

So the common consensus seems to be that spell slots and the restrictions that come with them are an in-universe truth that characters are aware of, to varying degrees. But that implies a few strange ...
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Low level Eldritch Knight or Bladesinger for front line [closed]

I’m starting a new low level 5e campaign, level 3. The other two players are a cleric, and a non-melee warlock. We need another front-line tank. Which would be better at low level (level 3-8) for ...
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Can you take 10 on spellcraft checks to copy a spell into a spellbook?

"At the end of the hour, he must make a Spellcraft check (DC 15 + spell’s level). A wizard who has specialized in a school of spells gains a +2 bonus on the Spellcraft check if the new spell is ...
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How can I efficiently gain access to sorcerer-only spell as a non-sorcerer

Dragons of Eberron printed a spell, strength of the true form. It’s a level 1 transmutation, and, somewhat unusually, it is only on the sorcerer list (not sorcerer/wizard). How can I get access to it ...
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Which feat is most likely to boost wizard survival?

Assume you used the first two ASIs to maximize the intelligence for a Wizard (Divination). Then, on level 12 you have the choice for another feat. The primary goal is to maximize the survivability (i....
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