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Is it possible for a swallowed caster to cast Fireball outside of a Giant Toad?

You can't fire a fireball through a toad's mouth The rules don't technically define 'swallowed', but in plain English, swallowed things are concealed by the relevant anatomy. Therefore, if a creature ...
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Can you remove a blindfold using the Telekinesis spell?

Yes, but going by RAW you'd have to contest your own strength The definition of "see" means you can visualise the target or include it in at least one of your sight senses; as the only thing blocking ...
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Does the Blind Fighting fighting style mitigate the disadvantage on attacks caused by Sunlight Sensitivity?

This works: an attack made with your eyes closed does not "rely on sight". Sunlight Sensitivity states: You have disadvantage on Attack rolls and on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on ...
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Do attack rolls against a blinded character with the Alert feat have advantage?

No This is an instance of specific beats general. The feat grants you immunity to granting advantage when you can't see the target; it doesn't have any additional criteria for that. For the purposes ...
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With Blind Fighting style from Tasha's Cauldron Of Everything, can you cast spells that require a target you can see?

Yes, if the target is within the range of your blindsight Blindsight functions the same regardless of how you have access to it. The rules given in Tasha do not give any restriction on how you can use ...
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Can a creature with blindsight that is not immune to the Blinded condition suffer the effects of Blindness?

Blindsight A creature with blindsight can perceive its surroundings without relying on sight, within a specific radius. Creatures without eyes, such as oozes, and ...
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Do features that let you see things within your "line of sight" let you see invisible creatures and objects?

If your reading of a feature called See Invisibility is that you cannot see invisibility, your reading is incorrect. It's quite simple, really. The intended function of these features is so abundantly ...
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How can I mechanically balance a PC being permanently blind?

So it seems the best way is to handle it as if its a normal character with a bit of RP flavor. Of course, if they are looking for someone who is say wearing a red cloak they would be of no help there. ...
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How to find out what spells would be useless to a blind NPC spellcaster?

Two routes for you to find this, each with their respective drawbacks. Search dndbeyond dndbeyond does have free-text searching that can be filtered down. If you go to this link: https://www.dndbeyond....
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How does Breath Weapon work while blind?

Blindness imposes no mechanical penalty on a creature using a breath weapon. The blinded condition states: A blinded creature can't see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight. ...
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Can the Continual Flame spell be cast on an opponent's helmet to blind them?

No, it won't blind them While you can cast it on enemy's helm, it won't do anything besides provide light for those around them. Nothing in the spell description states the light imparts the Blinded ...
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Making a combat-viable blind PC

Paizo's Suggestion Paizo writes about this in the Core Rulebook, saying specifically: Conditions such as blinded and deafened aren’t a good fit for a character who has been living with a disability ...
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Can you target yourself while blinded or invisible?

It doesn't imply anything. It's specifically stated that you must be able to see the creature in order to target it. If you can't see the creature, whether that creature is yourself or someone else, ...
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How can my blind character get temporary sight?

Find familar The find familiar spell is not on the sorcerer spell list, so you would either need to take a level in wizard to cast it, or use a ring of spell storing or ioun stone of reserve to have ...
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Do features that let you see things within your "line of sight" let you see invisible creatures and objects?

The SAC gives a clear answer Speaking of “line of sight,” the game uses the English meaning of the term, which has no special meaning in the rules. And so, the meaning of "line of sight" ...
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Can you target yourself while blinded or invisible?

If the spell requires you to see a creature to target then you can't target yourself when you are invisible. The exception to this is if either: The spell/effect that caused the invisibility allows ...
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How can the Color Spray spell blind creatures without killing them first?

Color spray does not deal any damage at all The color spray spell description states (emphasis mine): Roll 6d10; the total is how many hit points of creatures this spell can affect. Creatures ... are ...
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Can the spell Sunbeam harm the same creature multiple times?

Any failed saving throw results in damage and blinding Each time a creature is targeted with a beam of light from the spell, it must roll the saving throw, and it suffers the effects as normal. ...
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Does the Sunburst spell blind constructs?

If constructs were generally immune to blindness, it would be in the Construct Type description as a trait. Construct traits list immunities to many things—but blindness isn’t one of them: Immunity ...
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If I'm blinded, can I cast a spell that doesn't require that the target be "a creature you can see"?

There's nothing in the PHB that says you can't. The Blinded condition (PHB p. 290) says: A blinded creature can’t see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight. Attack ...
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How can I temporarily blind an opponent with the Command spell?

Don't look for a word, look for an agreement with your DM You say I am looking for a way to get someone to temporarily blind themselves. Yet, for the life of me I cannot find a solitary verb that ...
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When blinded, could I use Detect Evil and Good to target an enemy?

You would still have disadvantage on attack rolls The rules on Unseen Attackers and Targets state (emphasis mine): When you attack a target that you can’t see, you have disadvantage on the attack ...
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Can scrolls be read using Blindsense?

Blindsight never allows a creature to distinguish color or visual contrast. A creature cannot read with blindsight. Other creatures have blindsense, a lesser ability that lets the creature notice ...
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Getting rid of "permanent" blindness

Restore senses The restore senses spell specifically restores permanent blindness caused by magic: You attempt to counteract a single effect imposing the blinded or deafened conditions on the target, ...
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Is it possible for a swallowed caster to cast Fireball outside of a Giant Toad?

The caster can choose any point in range, and try to cast a fireball there. Whether there is a clear path, or not, is not relevant at this stage : the character is blinded, and can't know if there is ...
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What is the penalty for fighting while blind?

Let's take a look at what the Blinded condition does. Blinded (Core Rulebook pg. 618) You can’t see. All normal terrain is difficult terrain to you. You can’t detect anything using vision. You ...
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Does the blindness inflicted by the Wall of Light spell last for 1 minute even if concentration on the spell ends?

It seems like you've cited all the relevant parts of the spell. The blindness ends when the spell says it does, one minute after the failed save.
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Can a creature with blindsight that is not immune to the Blinded condition suffer the effects of Blindness?

A bat afflicted with Blindness would be blind by RAW, which affects its vision beyond its Blindsight radius. Contrary to popular belief, most bats are NOT blind, using Echolocation as an efficient ...
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Do you get Advantage when Grappling against Blinded creatures?

No because grappling does not involve an attack roll The Blinded condition is described as: Attack rolls against the creature have advantage, and the creature’s Attack rolls have disadvantage. (basic ...
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Blindsight and Tremorsense for a Blind PC?

Mechanically, within the radius of their blindsense, a blind character functions as a character with normal vision, with the benefit that nothing can obscure their vision. Within that radius, this ...
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