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Supposing you are actually sprinkling a little bit of the water (since by the rules, it is sufficient for you to have the components in a pouch)... The rules abstract this detail away Any rpg where the rule simulate some kind of reality have to draw the line of what they simulate somewhere. In modern D&D, simulation of moment-to-moment adventurous ...


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The holy water goes back into the flask Under the rules of spellcasting: If a spell states that a material component is consumed by the spell, the caster must provide this component for each casting of the spell. Since Bless doesn’t say this, the holy water only needs to be provided once so, logically, it isn’t used up and if follows that it ends up ...


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Spells specifically state when their actions require speaking The dawn spell states: [...] If you're within 60 feet of the cylinder, you can move it up to 60 feet as a bonus action on your turn. Compare this to spells like unseen servant, finger of death, and summon greater demon spells (emphasis mine): [...] Once on each of your turns as a bonus ...


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If they didn’t bother to print a number of usages, it indicates that the amount consumed that way is, in their opinion, negligible and not worth worrying about. Having a flask of holy water be consumed by repeated castings of bless would be a houserule, and something that should be covered at the game’s outset, before anyone has so much as decided to play a ...


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Not unless the improvised weapon was also used as the focus While foci replace the use material components in spells, material components are nonetheless not foci per se. Alchemist's supplies used as an improvised weapon may function fine as the material component for Green Flame Blade, although it's doubtful, but that doesn't make them the spellcasting ...


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Not especially, no. A cursory inspection reveals sixty spells with only a verbal component, four of which are Power Word: Something spells. Even if you know your opponent's a wizard, say, that still leaves twenty-eight spells, two of which are PW:X spells. There are plenty of verbal-only spells out there, in other words. And we have simply no idea for ...


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RAW, no. For a caster who is required to use all components to a spell (Somatic, Verbal, or Material), there is no written mechanic to attempt to hide what is being cast. In Xanathar's Guide to Everything p.85, rules for identifying a spell say "If a character can perceive the casting, the spells effect, or both, the character can make an Intelligence (...


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The spell ends if the ring is removed Warding Bond has a very specific material component. The section on material components states: But if a cost is indicated for a component, a character must have that specific component before he or she can cast the spell. -PHB 203 As a general rule, I would say that once a spell is cast, the materials used ...


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For elementals, it can be something that opposes their natural element (a flask containing water for a fire elemental for exemple), for a demon, it could be a holy symbol and on the contrary, something fiendish in nature for a celestial. Depending of the DM, you can even be pretty lenient with the definition of "item". My DM once authorized the wizard I play ...


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