Podcast #128: We chat with Kent C Dodds about why he loves React and discuss what life was like in the dark days before Git. Listen now.

Questions tagged [wizard]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
23
votes
5answers
7k views

Can a character use a luck point to affect a roll that was replaced by Portent?

When a divination wizard character uses their Portent ability: Starting at 2nd level when you choose this school, glimpses of the future begin to press in on your awareness. When you finish a ...
23
votes
1answer
3k views

Can a multiclassed Warlock/Abjuration Wizard with Armor of Shadows repeatedly cast Mage Armor to recharge Arcane Ward?

The warlock's Armor of Shadows eldritch invocation (PHB, p. 110) says: You can cast mage armor on yourself at will, without expending a spell slot or material components. The School of Abjuration ...
22
votes
6answers
4k views

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 ...
22
votes
6answers
3k views

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 ...
22
votes
2answers
7k views

Does whether a Wizard can maintain the spell Polymorph upon themselves depend on the form they change into?

The level 4 spell Polymorph requires concentration to maintain. The subject retains their personality and alignment, but they have the mental statistics of the new form, which must be a beast and ...
22
votes
1answer
2k views

How can the Starter Set's pre-made elf have 5 languages?

So I'm not sure if I'm just missing something but the premade elf in lost mine of Phandelver should only have 4 languages (two from race and two from background) but for one reason it has 5. Can ...
22
votes
2answers
1k views

Does the time required to copy a spell into a spellbook have to be consecutive, or is that just the cumulative time required?

I was unclear from the 5e PHB if the time needed to copy a spell into my spellbook needed to be consecutive (like my character sat down and just dug in), or if he could practice a little here and a ...
21
votes
4answers
3k views

Could you replicate a spell book using minor conjuration?

The Minor Conjuration ability given to Conjuration Wizards allows you to replicate non-magical object you have seen, so could you theoretically create your own spellbook, or even the spellbook of a ...
21
votes
3answers
6k views

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? ...
21
votes
2answers
7k views

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, ...
21
votes
2answers
15k views

Can Wizards, Tome Warlocks, and those with the Ritual Caster feat use spells from each other's books?

How compatible are the spellbook used a Wizard, the ritual book of a character with the Ritual Caster feat, and the Book of Shadows used by a Pact of the Tome Warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets ...
20
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
20
votes
4answers
9k views

Are the “fine inks” a wizard needs to copy a spell the same as the “rare inks” a warlock needs to copy a ritual?

The Book of Ancient Secrets Eldritch Invocation says that a Warlock can add ritual spells to his book of Shadows, and that this requires 50 gp worth of rare inks per spell level. A wizard can copy ...
20
votes
4answers
2k views

When must the wizard choose to overchannel?

The Evocation specialist wizard's overchannel ability says: When you cast a wizard spell of 5th level or lower that deals damage, you can deal maximum damage with your spell. Does the "that deals ...
19
votes
4answers
6k views

Can a warlock teach a spell to a wizard?

My wizard is in a pinch and needs to learn a spell the party warlock knows. Can he teach me? Assume the spell belongs to both classes lists. If it makes any difference, you can assume he has pact of ...
19
votes
3answers
3k views

Is it reasonable for multiple party wizards to share their spellbooks with each other?

It occurred to me that since wizards in 5e are allowed, upon encountering another wizard's spellbook, to copy spells of a level that they can cast into their own spellbook (at the cost of only time ...
19
votes
3answers
4k views

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?
19
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
19
votes
2answers
29k views

Is it possible for a wizard to change the spells in her spellbook?

Wizards choose new spells to add to their spellbooks at level-up; however, through the course of play a wizard might find that one of the spells she learned is not very useful, and want to exchange ...
18
votes
9answers
39k views

How to allow cantrips to be changed

The wizard in my game has requested the ability to change out his cantrips similarly to his higher level spells. His justification is that every other wizard spell is memorizable, so having fixed ...
18
votes
2answers
4k views

Why does the Starter Set wizard have six spells in their spellbook?

One of the characters in the Starter Set is a 1st-level high elf wizard with an Int mod of +3. How does this character have 6 spells? I understand that one is a ritual, but it has 5 more and not 4? ...
18
votes
1answer
2k views

Can someone break into a Leomund's Tiny Hut via the Ethereal Plane?

I've got players who rely heavily on Leomund's Tiny hut for a "safe" night time rest. I'm alright with them using it to help, but it gets irritating having a wrench thrown into my nighttime attacks. ...
18
votes
3answers
14k views

Can an Arcane Trickster Rogue learn all of the wizard spells from the low levels it has slots for?

My take on this is as follows: Arcane Trickster level 17 class ability allows for stealing spells somebody is casting (this isn't restricted to wizard spells). Skill is located on PHB pg. 98, ...
17
votes
4answers
8k views

Can the wizard in our group prepare a spell from the spellbook of an NPC wizard?

Whether the players killed a mage and got his spellbook(s) or they met with a nice wizard who let him or her learn a spell from his spellbook, can a player prepare a spell from a spellbook that isn't ...
17
votes
4answers
4k views

How might my unwitting houseruling of Sculpt Spell affect play?

Sculpt Spells, a class feature for Evocation Wizards, says the following: Sculpt Spells Beginning at 2nd level, you can create pockets of relative safety within the effects of your evocation ...
17
votes
2answers
2k views

Can a Barbarian/Wizard multiclass cast a spell with a magic item while raging?

My party has a Barbarian who multiclassed to wizard. Levels 3 and 1, respectively. He has incorporated the Staff of Defense (from Glasstaff, Lost Mines of P) into the handle of his great axe and is ...
17
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
17
votes
2answers
3k views

“Tele-fragging” with Illusory Reality

The 14th-level Illusion Wizard feature, Illusory Reality, allows you to make an object in an illusion real (PHB p. 118): Illusory Reality. By 14th level, you have learned the secret of weaving ...
17
votes
3answers
12k views

How does a Wizard achieve a very cheap spellbook full of spells?

At 1 page per spell level and 100gp ink per page scribing spells gets extremely expensive, and I have to spend money on spells instead of magical items. Assuming aggressive spell research, what's the ...
17
votes
1answer
13k views

Must a Wizard prepare a spell to cast it as a ritual?

Ritual casting does not expend a spell slot, I know that. However, the Wizard class feature does not say anything about whether you must prepare the subject spell to cast it as a ritual. On one side, ...
17
votes
2answers
4k views

Mirage Arcane, Malleable Illusion, and Illusory Reality: Is this legal?

I'd like to verify if the following is RAW. It's very pivotal to a game of mine. An Illusionist wizard will cast Mirage Arcane, keeping the illusion of the area to be exactly the same as the area now....
17
votes
1answer
884 views

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 ...
17
votes
3answers
618 views

How does the Melf's Minute Meteors spell interact with the Evocation wizard's Sculpt Spells feature?

The evoker wizard feature Sculpt Spells is worded thusly: Beginning at 2nd level, you can create pockets of relative safety within the effects of your evocation spells. When you cast an ...
16
votes
5answers
17k views

Does a Wizard's Familiar grant advantage on every roll?

We're a new group playing DnD 5e. Three of us have no prior experience (and I'm one of them, never played the earlier editions) whilst two of us have some to good experience with other editions. I'm ...
16
votes
8answers
2k views

Would being stickler for material components break the game?

Inspired by How many times can I use a spell component pouch before having to purchase a new one? In DnD 3.5, as in 5e, the RAW say that a wizard is assumed to have any spell component that does not ...
16
votes
5answers
31k views

Does a multiclass Sorcerer/Wizard have something that a single-class Wizard or Sorcerer doesn't have?

I have a character concept (for roleplaying reasons primarily) of a Sorcerer who started to study the Arcane in an intellectual way and gained a few levels as a Wizard. He is Sorcerer 3 / Wizard 3 now....
16
votes
3answers
718 views

How does an Evocation Wizard's Overchannel ability interact with Chaos Bolt?

With the release of Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica, characters were given new background options. Some of these options add spells to a character's spellcasting classes. One of these is the Izzet ...
16
votes
8answers
3k views

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 ...
16
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
16
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
16
votes
1answer
6k views

Can the 5E abjurer wizard recover temp hp on his arcane ward any time it is below max or only when it reaches 0?

On p115 of the PHB under Arcane Ward there are a few facts that I think are clear: The ward is created by the first abjuration spell you cast in a day It has a max hp of level × 2 + int ...
16
votes
6answers
13k views

Creating a Wizard at high levels: How many Spells should he know?

I have looked all over this site & Google but I can't seem to get a good answer to this. When creating a Wizard over level 1, how many spells should he have in his spellbook? I'm speaking in ...
16
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
16
votes
1answer
1k views

Can you use Lucky (feat) followed by Portent to replace a roll that's already been made?

Consider the following scenario: I am playing a Divination Wizard with the Lucky Feat. He is sufficient level to have access to the Portent feature. He rolls his Divination Dice for the day and rolls ...
16
votes
2answers
23k views

Can wizards have familiars without the use of the find familiar spell?

In the class section for wizards in the PHB it doesn't state anything about familiars. You can learn the find familiar spell as a 1st level spell which creates a "spirit that takes an animal form", ...
16
votes
2answers
4k views

Can an arcane trickster/wizard multiclass use an arcane focus for their arcane trickster spells?

By default, an arcane trickster cannot use an arcane focus to cast their spells, as they lack the class feature that wizards and warlocks have that allows them to; this forces them to use a component ...
16
votes
2answers
12k views

What can a wizard take instead of a familiar at 1st level?

The familiar is brilliant feature for a wizard, but not for a prestige multiclassing one. Such a wizard stops upgrading his familiar once getting off the main road. So if he still wants to utilize his ...
16
votes
2answers
1k views

How often can a creature be damaged in one turn with Wall of Fire?

Question 1: During a creature's movement, he moves into more than one fire space. Does he take the damage for each square? Question 2: Using Forced movement (push/pull/slide) does the creature take ...
16
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
16
votes
2answers
1k views

Does a Pyromancy Apprentice with the Burn Everything Feat ignore Fire Immunity?

If a Wizard (Mage) who was apprenticed under the Pyromancy School also had the Burn Everything feat, would he ignore Fire Immunity? Let me explain: The Pyromancy Apprentice benefit allows you to ...