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Is this strategy for extending Time Stop via the Extended Spell metamagic valid?

You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when you cast it, unless otherwise noted. The phrasing may seem unclear but you cannot use several metamagic options and neither can you use the same ...
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Can Polymorph end spells that require the target to be humanoid?

RaW, unclear. Unofficial Crawford rulings, the spell is suppressed. There have been conflicting answers about the topic on Twitter. On one hand, you have Mearls saying the spell would stick: Nope, ...
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When does the Shield spell end?

Your ruling is correct. The effect of shield ends at the start of your next turn, which is the next turn you take. Your ruling #1 is correct. There are many spells which have a listed duration of 1 ...
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Does Disguise Self end if the caster falls unconscious?

Disguise Self does not end when you are incapacitated According to the rules on spell duration in the Player's Handbook A spell's duration is the length of time the spell persists. A duration can be ...
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Is it possible to loophole your way into getting a permanent guardian of faith?

No. The guardian doesn't vanish when it deals a total of 60 damage, it vanishes when it has dealt a total of 60 damage. As soon as it deals 70 damage, it will have dealt 60 damage, and will therefore ...
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Do effects with the duration of one minute end at the beginning or the end of your turn?

All effects with a fixed duration measurable in rounds end just before the beginning of one of your turns. (Otherwise, their duration would be too short to be a full round, or a full 2 rounds, etc.) ...
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Can you end your own spell prematurely?

Concentration spells can be dispelled at will Simply dropping concentration (which takes no action, per the rules on concentration) ends the spell prematurely, unless the spell description overrides ...
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Can you use the Metamagic option Extended Spell more than once on a single spell?

No, you can't. In general, you can only use one metamagic, once, on any spell. You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when you cast it, unless otherwise ...
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How does a druid in Wild Shape interact with the Dominate Beast spell?

The Dominate Beast spell will end There was a (somewhat confusing) developer tweet about this topic. Jeremy Crawford stated (emphasis mine): In #DnD, the exceptional trumps the general. (No longer ...
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Is "lasts until dispelled" a duration?

Yes Player's Handbook, p.203, "Duration": A spell's duration is the length of time the spell persists. A duration can be expressed in rounds, minutes, hours, or even years. Some spells specify ...
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Is this strategy for extending Time Stop via the Extended Spell metamagic valid?

The text of Extended Spell, emphasis mine: When you Cast a Spell that has a Duration of 1 minute or longer, you can spend 1 sorcery point to double its Duration, to a maximum Duration of 24 hours. ...
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How many times can I cast a cantrip through the All-Purpose Tool?

Up to 4800+ times* per day The phrase is For 8 hours, you can cast that cantrip... It does not say "Once in the next 8 hours", "You can cast that cantrip in the next 8 hours", or ...
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Can the feature "Persistent Rage" make a Rage last for more than 1 minute?

No, it still ends after one minute The rules on Rage define the concept of a rage ending early (Player's Handbook page 48): Your rage lasts for 1 minute. It ends early if you are knocked ...
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How long does Legendary Resistance last?

It lasts for one roll The ability says: Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If the (creature) fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead. If the creature uses this ability and then needs to ...
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If you're concentrating on one spell, and you cast another concentration spell, when exactly does the first spell end?

The first concentration spell ends as soon as you start casting the new one Xanathar's Guide to Everything (p. 5) has explicitly clarified this in the time since the PHB was released, in the "...
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Can you temporarily extinguish a non-magical light source to conserve it?

Yes, you can put them out Common sense states that you can put out light sources to conserve them. Mundane items in D&D should function in essentially the same way they would in real life, ...
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Does the 30 ft. by 5 ft. stream of acid from the Tasha's Caustic Brew spell last for the duration?

The stream is instantaneous, whilst the acid lasts for the spell's duration. The description of Tasha's Caustic Brew strongly suggests that the stream occurs just once, when the spell is cast, and ...
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If an Animated Object is given a task that takes longer than a minute to do, does the object stay animated longer than a minute?

An animated object is only a creature while the spell is active The spell says (emphasis added): Each target animates and becomes a creature under your control until the spell ends or until ...
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How long does the benefit of a successful saving throw against a poison last?

In general you'll need to look to the specific effect's rules. Most often you probably have something like this, from the Giant Poisonous Snake statblock: Hit: 6 (1d4 + 4) piercing damage, and the ...
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When does the Shield spell end?

The shield spell ends at the beginning of the caster's next turn, even if that next turn is this round. To maximize your newfound AC you want to use shield as soon as possible after you've taken a ...
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Does the sorcerer's Extended Spell metamagic option extend the duration of a spell exponentially or linearly?

Extended Spell only extends the duration once by doubling it. A caster can't use Extended Spell multiple times on the same casting, and the feature doesn't accommodate using multiple sorcery points ...
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What happens when a Twilight Cleric uses Steps of Night to fly into a brightly lit area?

Being in a dimly lit area is only a prerequisite for using the bonus action. Steps of Night states: As a bonus action when you are in dim light or darkness This indicates that you must be in dim ...
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What happens when Witch Bolt misses?

On a miss, nothing happens The witch bolt spell states (emphasis mine): [...] On a hit, the target takes 1d12 lightning damage, and on each of your turns for the duration, you can use your action to ...
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What happens when a summoned demon goes out of range?

Nothing interesting happens. The “range” of the spell tells you what spaces are eligible for summoning the demon: The target of a spell must be within the spell's range. After this, there is no ...
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What is the duration of the doppelganger's Shapechanger ability, which lets them "polymorph" into a humanoid they have seen?

Everything works as per the description of the trait The doppelganger's Shapechanger ability reads: The doppelganger can use its action to polymorph into a Small or Medium humanoid it has seen, or ...
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Is the blindness caused by Sunbeam/Sunburst permanent?

Sunburst is very clear—the blindness lasts until cured Sunburst has instantaneous duration, so everything it does just happens and is now a fact of reality. It cannot be dispelled, because there is no ...
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How do the Spirit Guardians and Sanctuary spells interact?

As of the 2018 errata, if an enemy takes damage from your spirit guardians spell, your sanctuary spell ends The description of the sanctuary spell (PHB, p. 272) originally said: If the warded ...
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Can a Warlock maintain the Hex spell outside of combat?

Yes, a warlock can keep the hex spell up outside of combat. In-game, a turn is defined to have a duration of 6 seconds. When not in combat, you are not in initiative order, so turns are not structured ...
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How long do the temporary HP gained from the Aberrant Dragonmark feat last?

This is answered on page 198 of the PHB or here in the basic rules: Temporary Hit Points ... Unless a feature that grants you temporary hit points has a duration, they last until they're depleted or ...
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When/How do conditions end when not specified?

The Sand Wolf Is Probably A Typo The other answer posted by our friendly neighborhood hobgoblin is 100% correct by the rules - unless something specifies, conditions default to an unlimited duration. ...
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