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Can a creature take turns as normal if they are inside an Antimagic Field while another creature casts Time Stop?

Tim does not get to take turns The key here is that time stop has Range: self Which means that the one under a spell here is the caster, not everyone else. If they remain outside of the antimagic ...
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How do I know if an ability is magical?

Until recently, the answer has been very much the province of the DM's judgement. Some things are very obvious, like a fireball or a magic missile. Some things are not, like ki-powered effects or a ...
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Does ki count as magic for the purpose of an antimagic field, or is it only fluff?

"Magical Effects" and "multiverse" are keywords / themes to resolve this Short Answer: Ki creates magical effects that are subject to Antimagic Field's effects. Discussion In the boxed section ...
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Does ki count as magic for the purpose of an antimagic field, or is it only fluff?

No, it is not magical Jeremy Crawford clarified this point on Twitter, using Sage Advice to support it. It is "background magic" similar to the breath weapon of a dragon. Grant Myers @...
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How can a BBEG activate or deactivate anti-magic tiles on its turn?

Consider making the tile manipulation a Lair Action. Lair actions are a method other than Legendary Actions to give a monster ways to balance the action economy between themselves and the party of ...
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What's the best way to resolve a paradox created when a mage shapeshifted into a larger creature enters an antimagic field, but its true form doesn't?

If you maintain creature positions, the effect is simply suppressed and the druid remains in its typical form The druid can't take the Brass Dragon form when some portion of that form would intersect ...
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Does the Shapechanger trait work in an Antimagic Field?

The Shapechanger trait is not affected by antimagic field The Sage Advice Compendium tells us how to determine whether a feature is magical (p. 17, "Is the breath weapon of a dragon magical?"): ...
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Can I counter an Antimagic field with Dispel Magic?

Once it has come into effect, an antimagic field can't be dispelled using dispel magic, per its own rules. Those rules don't apply to counterspelling though, as counterspells aren't targetting an ...
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Can a creature take turns as normal if they are inside an Antimagic Field while another creature casts Time Stop?

No, because the initiative order does not advance. I say this a lot in Time Stop questions, but Time Stop has a duration of Instantaneous. It does not cause 1d4+1 rounds to pass in which no one else ...
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Do magic items lose their magical durability in an Antimagic Field?

Regular Magic Items? Yes. You've already provided the only relevant quote from Antimagic Field: Magic Items. The properties and powers of magic items are suppressed in the sphere. For example, a +1 ...
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What happens if you are holding an Iron Flask with a demon inside and walk into an Antimagic Field?

It stays in the flask A related question: What happens to a bag of holding in an Antimagic Field? The iron flask seems to function like a pocket dimension for the captured creature, which is why I'd ...
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Does an Antimagic Field suppress the ability score increases granted by the Manual or Tome magic items?

The ability score increases are part of the character, not maintained by magic The description for the Tome of Clear Thought is as follows: This book contains memory and logic exercises, and its ...
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Can an Aasimar grow their wings in an Antimagic Field?

Yes, Aasimar can use this ability in an antimagic field Only magic and magical effects are affected by an anti-magic field as indicated in the description of the spell: Spells and other magical ...
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Does Improved Divine Smite work in an Antimagic Field?

Divine Smite is magical. Improved Divine Smite isn't. Sage Advice Compendium contains an official ruling on how to determine if something is magical: Is the breath weapon of a dragon magical? ...
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Will an Antimagic Field on a target of a "Haste" spell trigger the wave of lethargy?

No. The antimagic field suppresses all of the effects of the haste spell, but it doesn't end the spell. While a creature under the effects of haste is inside an antimagic field, none of the effects (...
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Can Wish Negate Antimagic Field?

Specific Beats General PHB 7 states, If a specific rule contradicts a general rule, the specific rule wins. In this case, the Wish specifically states that the target is immune to the Antimagic ...
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What's the best way to resolve a paradox created when a mage shapeshifted into a larger creature enters an antimagic field, but its true form doesn't?

Space permitting, the druid decides It is essential to understand that just because an ancient brass dragon is Gargantuan, does not mean that it occupies the entirety of a 20' x 20' square. Rather, ...
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If a spell is centered on a point, does suppressing the spell at that point suppress the whole spell?

For most spells, no. As described in the "Areas of Effect" section of the spellcasting rules: A spell's description specifies its area of effect, which typically has one of five different ...
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Are all Eldritch Invocations nullified by an antimagic field?

Yes. As you have stated, Eldritch Invocations are magical, and unless they are created by an artifact, or deity, i.e. the casting is through an artifact, or cast directly by the deity, then it will ...
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Is a concentration spell suppressed when the caster is in Antimagic Field?

Jeremy Crawford mentioned in this sage advice that: Antimagic field has no effect on concentration. If it did, its description would say so. Additionally, in the 5e SRD concentration is defined as ...
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Does Antimagic Field supress all divine magic?

There is a distinction between a spell, and a spell effect. Deities directly grant their worshipers spells, but not spell effects—the worshipers themselves still need to cast the spell, that is, ...
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Does Fog Cloud render a Beholder's eyestalks ineffective?

You are correct. After some research and deliberation, it seems your method is legit and the easiest way to deal with a beholder in an enclosed space if your party can deal with it in an Antimagic ...
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Would an Antimagic Field set off a Sphere of Annihilation?

No. It's worse than that. An alternate literal reading of the rules is that your first DMG 201 quote says, "This 2-foot-diameter black sphere is a hole in the multiverse, hovering in space and ...
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Can I move an Arcane Eye in&out an Antimagic Field?

You cannot move the eye into the antimagic field. The eye is not a creature, and spells typically tell us when they create objects, so we conclude that the eye is just a magical effect. Now, we see in ...
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Can a Beholder face its Antimagic Cone behind itself?

A Beholder has no 'behind itself'. The Beholder creates the anti-magic field with its central eye, so if you consider the location of the central eye 'front' and the other side 'back', then no, it can ...
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Would an anti-magic zone affect a dragon's breath weapon?

No, an anti-magic zone would not affect dragon's breath The dragon is a magical creature, but the dragon's breath weapon is not listed as a magical effect. Therefore, an anti-magic zone would not ...
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Are a Paladin's auras considered magical for the purpose of Anti-Magic Field?

As you imply, anti-magic affects "spells and magical effects". Spells are obvious. Magical effect means an effect created/sustained by magic - either a spell or magic item. D&D 5e says what it ...
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Can I cure a Spawn of Kyuss in an Antimagic Field with Lesser Restoration?

You burn your spell slot. The text reads that it is targeted by an effect. The Anti-Magic Field says the effect never takes place. Yes you can target your spell on the creature within the Anti-Magic ...
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Does Fog Cloud render a Beholder's eyestalks ineffective?

Excellent Idea! (MAYBE there's a loophole) First of all, I'm impressed by this strategy! It's a great idea, and turns the tables on the Beholder extremely well. You might have some trouble targeting ...
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Is Eldritch Blast affected by antimagic field?

Eldritch blast is a spell-like ability, which means it cannot be cast while the warlock is within the antimagic field, and the beam itself is suppressed within the field, so it cannot hit a target ...
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