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

No, Leomund's Tiny Hut is made of magical force which blocks passage in the Ethereal Plane In the description of the Border Ethereal on DMG p. 48: A traveler on the Ethereal Plane is invisible and ...
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If a character grapples a phase spider, which shifts to the Ethereal Plane and then dies, is the character stranded there?

Ethereal Jaunt can't take another creature Technically you've already departed from RAW by allowing the PC to travel to the Ethereal Plane with the phase spider. The Ethereal Jaunt ability does not ...
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What does the clause about seeing into the Ethereal Plane in True Seeing accomplish?

They convey the same information in this secenario. You correctly interpret that True Seeing grants you a range of 120 feet., and that Truesight enables you to see into the Ethereal Plane within the ...
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Can a ghost enter a Resilient Sphere?

Otiluke's Resilient Sphere blocks the ghost's ethereal travel Any wall of magical force exists in and blocks movement in both the plane it exists on and the corresponding border ethereal, as ...
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Does Force Damage Affect Ethereal Creatures?

No, force damage does not affect creatures on the Ethereal Plane. As quoted in the question, the DMG states that: solid objects on the overlapped plane don't hamper the movement of a creature ...
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Can Blink and Banishment be combined to have an effect similar to Etherealness?

This should work Let's go through step by step and I'll go through every requirement Cast blink As long as he has a 3rd level spell slot, a free hand, and can speak this is no problem for your ...
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Can I still command/control Prime-cast concentration spells while I am in the Border Ethereal?

Yes for Bigby's Hand; No for Animate Objects and most other spells In general, nothing stops you from maintaining concentration and continuing to issue commands to the entities created by such spells ...
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Can you cast a spell on someone in the Ethereal Plane, if you are on the Material Plane and have the True Seeing spell active?

No, not unless a spell specifically allow it to cross planar boundaries Etherealness says: You ignore all objects and effects that aren't on the Ethereal Plane Unless the caster has a means to ...
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Can a Way of Shadow monk use Shadow Step to teleport to the Ethereal Plane if they can see into it?

No, Shadow Step can't teleport you to the Ethereal Plane. The Ethereal Plane is not just 60 feet away. "Planar Travel" describes the boundaries between planes as being distinctly more than ...
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How can player characters see into the Ethereal Plane?

See into the Ethereal Plane yourself The Ethereal Sight mode of Divination Wizards' 10th level feature The Third Eye grants the ability to see into the Ethereal Plane as an option. Two spells ...
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What happens when you place an item inside of a creature while in the ethereal plane under the effects of the Etherealness spell, then end the spell?

My reading: The daggers either get shunted or remain in the ethereal plane Imagine the player ends their ethereal jaunt inside a solid object and gets shunted out of it. Would their clothing and ...
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When the Leomund's Secret Chest spell is cast, where in the Ethereal Plane is the chest hidden?

This is a matter of world building, not spell mechanics. The spell description doesn’t tell us where the chest is, just that it’s on the ethereal plane. In the event that the precise location of the ...
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Are there any examples of chests hidden by the Leomund's Secret Chest spell being found?

[This answer is specific to 5th Edition material] At best, we can show that searching the Ethereal Plane may yield results. There are no examples of hidden chests that can actually be found on the ...
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What is the movement distance to the Ethereal Plane?

When items go to the Border Ethereal, they don't have to move. DMG 48 says that every location on the material plane overlaps with the corresponding location on the border ethereal plane: The ...
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True Seeing into Ethereal plane in Fog Cloud, what is seen?

The way I interpret true seeing is that if you can see an area, then you can see any ethereal creatures or objects in that area (among other things). If you're in a fog cloud, or wearing a blindfold, ...
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Are there any low-level means to exit the Ethereal Plane to a plane of my choosing?

Find an ether cyclone The details of the Ethereal Plane are described in the Dungeon Master's Guide in the section "Creating a Multiverse". There are two regions of the Ethereal Plane, the Border ...
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What happens when the target of Ensnaring Strike enters the Ethereal Plane?

The target is still restrained on the Ethereal Plane tl;dr The target is still restrained because magic. The spell effects don't end when the target travels to the ethereal plane. Normally, the ...
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If you cast Blink, do spells with visual/physical effects centered on the caster follow you to the Ethereal Plane?

The effects move with you. The 5e SRD Appendix C details how the planes of existence behave. There's nothing to suggest magic behaves any differently in the ethereal plane than the material plane (...
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Can I reappear on the other side of a wall if I Blink and then pass through it?

Yes, you can use Blink to reappear on the other side of a wall. At the start of you next turn, and when the spell ends if you are on the Ethereal Plane, you return to an unoccupied space of your ...
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Can a ghost possess someone in the material plane while in the ethereal plane?

The ghost can't possess someone on the material plane while on the ethereal plane The ghost's Etherealness ability reads (emphasis mine): The ghost enters the Ethereal Plane from the Material Plane, ...
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If I am holding an item before I cast Blink, will it move with me through the Ethereal Plane?

RAW does not specify, RAI clearly yes The spell only says that you are transported to the Ethereal Plane. Taken strictly and literally, it would mean that you leave all your stuff, including clothes, ...
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How do the Etherealness and Banishment spells interact?

The Creature under the effect of Etherealness should be banished. I would argue this is the only reasonable ruling. Otherwise, you would be unable to banish any extraplanar creatures that are tied to ...
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Would a store or shop exist in the ethereal plane in 5e?

There's nothing mechanical that prevents this. Page 48 of the DMG has details about both the Border Ethereal and Deep Ethereal, which are places you can travel through. And according to the ...
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Can I leave Tiny Hut while in Border Ethereal?

Yes, because everything works per spell description While true that Leomund's Tiny Hut block ethereal travel because of being made from [...]immobile dome of force[...] , the rest of spell ...
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Is there an upper limit to the height you can travel to via etherealness?

Etherealness does not impose a limit on your height Spells only do what they say they do, and nothing additional, pending DM fiat. If Etherealness doesn't specify a limit, like a height cap, then it ...
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Can you leave objects behind in the ethereal plane?

It depends on how you travel to the Ethereal Plane. Nothing about the Ethereal Plane's description indicates that objects are forced to leave, but how you get there matters. As I see it, two ...
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What happens if I Blink while in free fall?

Blinking to the ethereal plane does not halt the fall. Nothing within the Blink spell or the Ethereal plane's description suggests that you lose momentum during your short existence within the ...
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Can I still command/control Prime-cast concentration spells while I am in the Border Ethereal?

Yes. PHB p. 203 states that the only things that can break your concentration on said spell are when one of the following occurs: You take damage and fail a Constitution saving throw. You cast ...
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Can Creatures in the Border Ethereal see Invisible creatures on the Material Plane?

Nothing in the rules says that this is the case. Being in the border ethereal is a form of invisibility from the material plane, thus the clause in See Invisibility. Being invisible in one way does ...
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How many creatures can go to the Ethereal Plane via Etherealness cast at 8th level?

Etherealness cast at 8th level can target three creatures. The use of parentheses in English is to add information in the middle of a sentence without changing the meaning of the sentence or its ...
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