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Can a Wizard cast a Ritual Spell as many times as they want during the day?

The limit is 142 times Each ritual adds 10 minutes and most spells take 6 seconds1, there are 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day so 144 lots of 10 minutes, lose just under 15 minutes for the ...
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Is it possible to upcast ritual spells?

Ritual spells can't be cast at higher levels unless you spend a spell slot The rules for rituals state that: The ritual version of a spell takes 10 minutes longer to cast than normal. It also ...
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Can you cast a spell as a ritual while traveling?

Yes, you should be able to cast a ritual spell while traveling... ... depending on how your DM (and indeed your table) chooses to flesh out the details for how ritual casting works in the campaign.1 ...
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Do clerics have to prepare ritual spells?

No, your assumption that rituals do not have to be prepared is wrong. You can cast a cleric spell as a ritual if that spell has the ritual tag and you have the ...
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As a DM, what are important changes to the play caused by Detect Magic no longer being a cantrip in 5e?

It makes time pressure more important Unless the party has a Warlock who can cast Detect Magic at will, the party will have to make a choice. Do we use a ritual and take 10 minutes, or do we use a ...
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Can a ring of spell storing store a spell as a ritual and then cast it in the normal cast time?

Storing a spell in the ring requires the use of a slot From the description of the Ring of Spell Storing, this is not immediately obvious but it does state that: The level of the slot used to cast ...
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How can a warlock learn from a spellbook?

They can't, generally Warlocks don't learn spells from spellbooks, they learn them by leveling and they are granted by your patron. You could multiclass into wizard to learn spells from spellbooks, ...
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Can a character cast a ritual spell higher than their level?

The ritual caster feat can even be taken by characters that have no class able to cast a spell. Thus the level of spells they can copy into their book and consequently cast as a ritual scales with ...
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Can a Wizard cast a Ritual Spell as many times as they want during the day?

Yes, but there's usually not much benefit Certain spells have a special tag: ritual. Such a spell can be cast following the normal rules for spellcasting, or the spell can be cast as a ritual. The ...
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When a Book of Shadows is replaced due to loss, are rituals that were inscribed in it lost?

It returns with all inscribed rituals: Luke Anderson‏ @SaunaNotSawna · 23 Apr 2016 @JeremyECrawford When I replace my Pact of the Tome Tome, does it come back with all of my rituals/...
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Can a paladin cast Speak with animals?

The ritual tag identifies spells that can be cast as rituals, not spells that must be cast as rituals. Your Paladin can cast Speak With Animals as a regular Paladin spell using the normal rules. ...
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Can Wizards, Tome Warlocks, and those with the Ritual Caster feat use spells from each other's books?

Yes. PHB 114: When you find a wizard spell of 1st level or higher, you can add it to your spellbook if it is of a level for which you have spell slots and if you can spare the time to decipher and ...
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Can spells from the Ritual Caster feat be cast using spell slots?

You can't use Spell Slots from your class to cast spells you know from Ritual Caster From the description of the Ritual Caster feat: You have learned a number of spells that you can cast as rituals. ...
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Can a warlock with Book of Ancient Secrets scribe a known spell into a scroll, replace the spell with a new one, and still be able to cast it?

Any spell in your Book of Ancient Secrets can be cast as a ritual. A spell in your Book of Ancient Secrets can only be cast using a spell slot if you also currently know the spell The Book of Ancient ...
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Can a ritual caster learn weapon bond

No Weapon Bond is not a spell. The features you mention require you to learn a spell with the ritual tag (one example below). Not just any ritual. Ritual Caster ...ritual book holding two 1st-level ...
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Can a Wizard cast a spell as a ritual without physically accessing a spellbook?

Technically, they can As per D&D 5e's paradigm of rules interpretation, the rules say what they say and no more. While the warlock with Book of Ancient Secrets specifically requires their Book of ...
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Can Find Familiar be cast using the Magic Initiate feat?

In 5th Edition D&D, a Ritual spell means the spell may be cast as a ritual, not that it must be cast as a Ritual. Certain spells have a special tag: ritual. Such a spell can be cast following the ...
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Can a Transmutation Wizard cast ritual transmutation spells to change the active effect of their Stone?

Yes, casting ritual transmutation spells will allow you to change the stone's effect The quote you've provided does not mention spending spell slots, it simply says that you must cast the spell. Using ...
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When a Book of Shadows is replaced due to loss, are rituals that were inscribed in it lost?

Since the spells appear and are not written by you, they would be gifts from your Patron and would reappear when you renewed your grimore. The key wording for this interpretation is the word "appear"...
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How can a warlock learn from a spellbook?

As a Warlock, you learn your spells through your Pact Magic which is granted to you by your Otherworldly Patron. Learning spells from spellbooks is a wizard's class feature (PHB 114). As a Warlock, ...
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Can Paladins ritual cast?

RAW, paladins cannot cast ritual spells as ritual In the Spellcasting chapter in the PHB, under Rituals: To cast a spell as a ritual, a spellcaster must have a feature that grants the ability to do ...
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What determines the level of spells a Ritual Caster can copy into the ritual spell book?

The last paragraph of the Ritual Caster feat contains the sentence (emphasis added): The spell must be on the spell list for the class you chose, the spell's level can be no higher than half your ...
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Can firbolgs cast their racial Detect Magic spell as a ritual?

Your Firbolg Druid cannot cast their racial Detect Magic as a ritual The rules for ritual casting are given in the Spellcasting chapter of the basic rules: Certain spells have a special tag: ritual. ...
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What exactly are the sources from which you can copy spells into a Book of Shadows?

Looks like any written source (via Twitter): Matt Harrah: "...For Book of Shadows warlock: what constitutes "finding" a ritual spell? A book/scroll? Observation of cast?" Jeremy Crawford: "......
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Can a bard cast Identify as a ritual without having the Ritual Caster feat?

For a bard, yes. The feat can be taken by other classes though In order to cast a spell as a ritual a feature must allow you to do so. Bards have Ritual Casting as part of their Spellcasting feature: ...
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Can a Ritual Caster guide another person without ritual casting to make a ritual spell?

No. Nothing in either Rituals section, Ritual Caster feat or in Ritual Casting from the classes says anything about being able to guide someone else. Also, note the emphasized part below - it states ...
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Can a class take a different class's spell in their ritual book?

Absolutely! As you've quoted, the Ritual Caster feat (PHB, p. 169) is independent of your actual class. You can be a warlock and take the feat for Sorcerer rituals. The only prerequisite is: ...
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Can I cast a spell as a ritual if I have it prepared from a class without Ritual casting?

No As a wizard you gain the ability to cast wizard ritual spells as rituals, see ritual casting feature PHB page 114: You can cast a wizard spell as a ritual if that spell has the ritual tag and ...
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Do spells from the Ritual Caster feat need to be prepared when taken by a Warlock?

No need for preparation The feat can be taken by classes that do not prepare spells and its text does not mention preparation. Thus the two mechanics are disjunct. Preparation of spells is not a ...
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Is it possible to upcast ritual spells?

No From the Ritual rules: It also doesn't expend a spell slot, which means the ritual version of a spell can't be cast at a higher level.
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