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Do spells taken by the Magic Initiate feat require material components that cost gold?

Yes, you need material components. The feat description does not specifies that you do not need any material component, it allows you to cast a 1st level spell at its lowest level once per day. If you ...
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Do spells taken by the Magic Initiate feat require material components that cost gold?

You need the components The feat says very precisely what it allows you to do: (…) Using this feat, you can cast the spell once at its lowest level, and you must finish a long rest before you can ...
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Do spells taken by the Magic Initiate feat require material components that cost gold?

Yes, they do. The part about getting a spell says: In addition, choose one 1st-level spell to learn from that same list. Using this feat, you can cast the spell once at its lowest level, and you must ...
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Is Igni and the fire effect meant to be as powerful as we are understanding it to be?

Igni is somewhat less powerful than you've calculated, but is still brutal against Katakans. Up front I'll say it: Fire effect damage is busted in this game, particularly against the katakan. Some ...
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How can a Warlock learn Magic Missile?

Some other feat options to consider are an Aberrant Dragonmark or Strixhaven Initiate. Aberrant Dragonmark You learn a cantrip of your choice from the sorcerer spell list. In addition, choose a 1st-...
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How can a Warlock learn Magic Missile?

If your table allows feats, take the Magic Initiate feat. The Magic Initiate feat allows to learn a 1st level spell of your choice: in particular, one can take Magic Missile: In addition, choose one ...
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Incapacitation on Sleep Arrow?

The tag is on the spell, not the item, so the tag carries over I performed a search on Archives of Nethys (AoN) with filtering for all consumable items that were Legacy content and had the ...
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Can you Drawmij's Instant Summons your Genie's Vessel while you are in it? What happens when you exit?

The vessel is not a legitimate target for the summons spell The vessel itself is a tiny object on its outside. However, the interior of the vessel is an extradimensional space in the shape of a 20-...
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Can you Drawmij's Instant Summons your Genie's Vessel while you are in it? What happens when you exit?

You probably can't be inside and outside the genie's vessel at the same time . . . so the DM will need to rule. The choices are probably: Instant summons works and you exit the vessel Instant summons ...
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Regarding banishment and force cage

It returns inside the cage. Forcecage stops a creature from leaving it by nonmagical means. Similarly, entering the cage through magical means or interplanar travel does not require a save at all.
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Getting recommended spells in wizard builds

You can make use of the following downtime activities: Buying a Magic Item: You can use this activity to buy spell scrolls. Research(ing): You can try to find about the whereabouts of a long lost ...
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Limiting teleportation in 5e

So, what you want to do is carry another creature with misty step. Summary: the rules are not perfectly clear, although a reasonable interpretation suggests you cannot carry another creature, see ...
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Limiting teleportation in 5e

The rules appear to leave this up to the DM. The spell misty step has a target of "self". "Self" is only defined as such: Other spells, such as the shield spell, affect only you. ...
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Limiting teleportation in 5e

Self is you and your clothes and items affixed to you. Self is what the word means: You and your gear and no other person. You can not carry another creature using a teleportation spell with the ...
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Is a spirit summoned with the Find Greater Steed spell affected by the Divine Word spell?

Yes, it is affected by Divine Word. From the introduction of the Monster Manual: Celestials are creatures native to the Upper Planes. Many of them are the servants of deities, employed as messengers ...
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What's the shape of the Control Weather spell? (if any)

A sphere. The fragment you cited mentions the five most common shapes for spells: cone, cube, cylinder, line, or sphere. What you're calling a circle is basically an infinitely tall cylinder. Even a ...
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What's the shape of the Control Weather spell? (if any)

It's a Sphere The PHB explains this about sphere-shaped spells on page 205: You select a sphere's point of origin, and the sphere extends outward from that point. The sphere's size is expressed as ...
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What's the shape of the Control Weather spell? (if any)

You're right, a radius within 5 miles. You take control of the weather within 5 miles of you . . . . However, the range shows a sphere, and 5 miles is 5 miles. There's nothing contradicting that. ...
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Does the damage from Thunderwave occur before or after the target is moved

Death at 0 HP for monsters is a shorthand Creatures can make death saves at 0 HP optionally, but it is encouraged not to. Barring healing magic (which most monsters lack), if you are at 0 HP you are ...
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How does persistent damage work with hardness?

The Statue will not take any damage. The rules say Each time an item takes damage, reduce any damage the item takes by its Hardness. The rest of the damage reduces the item's Hit Points. As ...
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Does the damage from Thunderwave occur before or after the target is moved

This scenario presents several effects happening at the same time. The Thunderwave spell does not provide any indication on the order of events, they seem to happen at the same time: On a failed save,...
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Does the damage from Thunderwave occur before or after the target is moved

Save, then damage, then move. The Mephit fails the roll and takes damage. It stops being a creature and dies before the movement of creatures comes around, but as an object it is pushed as an ...
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Can a Cube of Force be used to end spell effects when entering an area as opposed to being cast into the cube area?

The description is quite foggy, it needs a DM ruling. The description of this item leaves a lot of room for DM's interpretation and ruling: other game features are more precise1 in their description, ...
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Dominate Person/Dominate Monster and action order for the dominated creature

Issuing a command immediately Your first question: Can the caster command a first order to the dominated creature (e.g., 'move closer to me') immediately, or must the command be issued on the caster'...
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Is there a way to change a cantrip spell type to Necromancy in order to fulfil the requirement of the Death Domain Reaper ability for Clerics?

I think the problem with your question is the premise. The school of magic is not some arbitrary characteristic slapped on a spell. School of magic determines what primarily the spell does and how. ...
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Can I use Extra attack to cast two spells

PHB, Pg 193 ATTACK The most common action to take in combat is the Attack action, whether you are swinging a sword, firing an arrow from a bow, or brawling with your fists. With this action, you make ...
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Can a Cube of Force be used to end spell effects when entering an area as opposed to being cast into the cube area?

No, the Cube of Force does not end spell effects There is no language in the cube description that suggests that it ends spell effects. The Description says: If your movement causes the barrier to ...
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Is there a way to change a cantrip spell type to Necromancy in order to fulfil the requirement of the Death Domain Reaper ability for Clerics?

There's no such feature yet Hard to prove a negative, but I don't think to date there are any features that allow you to cast other school's spells as necromancy spells. I also don't see what your ...
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Can a Pyromancer Sorcerer deal fire damage to a creature under the effect of Invulnerability?

No. Fiery Soul has no effect on immunity to unspecified damage types. Fiery Soul allows you to treat resistance to fire damage as if it didn't exist, and it allows you to treat Immunity to fire damage ...
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What spells can I cast while swallowed?

You can cast any spell that does not require you to see and that has a valid target But before we get into that, a special service announcement: You cannot cast spells in wild shape See page 67, PHB ...
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Turning Misty step into a reaction to dodge spells/attacks

Comparing it to Misty Escape & Blessing of the Raven Queen Misty Escape is a class ability granted to warlocks with the Archfey patron at 6th level. It says: Starting at 6th level, you can ...
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Turning Misty step into a reaction to dodge spells/attacks

This is awful. It is just a nerfed shield, with a bit of movement tacked on. How much value do you get from moving 30ft as a reaction? Certainly not 3 additional levels worth of spells. Maybe it means ...
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Turning Misty step into a reaction to dodge spells/attacks

Looks OK to playtest, needs some technical clarifications Power This effect seems strong but relatively balanced. Shield just costs a first level slot, and Misty Step a second level one, so you add ...
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Turning Misty step into a reaction to dodge spells/attacks

Definitely worth playtesting You asked if it is too powerful or too nerfed. I think it is worth testing as it is. If I were a player, I would certainly be interested in trying it out. I'm not sure ...
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Would the command spell fail if the commanded action becomes directly harmful later on, but initially appears benign?

The spell has no effect if following the command is directly harmful Command says: You speak a one-word command to a creature you can see within range. The target must succeed on a Wisdom saving ...
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Does concentrating on a different spell end a concentration spell’s effect?

The frightened effect ends when the spell ends, and the spell ends when you cast another concentration spell. Wrathful smite states that the target is frightened of you until the spell ends. So when ...
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Does the Cube of Force only block ranged spell attacks when using Face 4 "Spell effect" blocking?

There is no such distinction. The Cube of Force blocks spell effects, regardless on the fact that the caster has to make a ranged spell attack, or induces a saving throw to resist to the effect(s), or ...
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D&D 3.5 Shadow Magic / Shadow Conjuration: Can an illusionist create a quasi-real shadow of ANY monster? Or only those on the summon monster lists?

Shadow conjuration can mimic any sorcerer or wizard conjuration (summoning) or conjuration (creation) spell of 3rd level or lower. (Shadow conjuration spell description) A shadowcraft mage can use ...
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Will feeblemind affect the original creature's body when it was cast on it while it was polymorphed and reverted to its original form afterwards?

Yes, it will Ongoing spell effects are not part of a creature's statistics, so they are not replaced when the creature is polymorphed, and not un-replaced when polymorph ends. Feeblemind is a bit ...
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Would Eldritch Blast using a Dexterity Save instead of Spell Attack be appropriate for a low-confidence player?

The player needs a buddy, not a rules change This looks like a classic 'X Y' problem to me. You have a player that doesn't want to learn the rules before coming to game, and you've decided that it's ...
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Would Eldritch Blast using a Dexterity Save instead of Spell Attack be appropriate for a low-confidence player?

No. Ranged attacks are not meaningfully more complex than forcing saving throws. Any problems the player is having can be addressed through narration, such as a quick narrative description at the ...
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Would Eldritch Blast using a Dexterity Save instead of Spell Attack be appropriate for a low-confidence player?

Ask them if they want that change Like explained in other answer this spell is obviously weaker than it's normal counterpart. But to me the main problem looks like you just assuming that your player ...
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Homebrew spell to improve familiar link before combat

Balanced... yes. Clean... no. First, it's a little odd that the range of the spell is 60 feet while the normal telepathic range for a familiar is 100 feet. Second, you're repeating a lot of the text ...
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Homebrew spell to improve familiar link before combat

This looks rather weak Outside of special circumstances, you have better things to do in combat than look through your familiar who normally cannot attack and has little influence on combat apart from ...
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Would Eldritch Blast using a Dexterity Save instead of Spell Attack be appropriate for a low-confidence player?

Slightly less powerful, maybe less fun and more cumbersome The average save fail rate for Dexterity, based on all the monsters in the Monster Manual and their Dexterity scores vs the expected spell ...
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Does Spectral Hand provoke opportunity attacks?

Ghostly Carrier does provoke Ghostly Carrier is the remastered version of Spectral Hand, and at least in PFS play, it does provoke: PFS Note The figure created by ghostly carrier counts as a creature ...
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Is the "natural disease" phase of Contagion magical?

The disease is magical The Sage Advice Criteria for what counts as magical include both Is it a spell? Or does it let you create the effects of a spell that’s mentioned in its description? Is it ...
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Is the "natural disease" phase of Contagion magical?

It's magical The only aspect of the spell that can last any more than the poisoned condition is the disease itself. Therefore the duration must be the time that the spell forces the diseases to remain ...
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If I use Wish to duplicate a concentration spell, does it still require concentration?

Concentration is a requirement, literally the little yes no box for concentration says "concentration required?" while I personally wouldn't say there is a definitive right answer to this ...
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If I use Wish to duplicate a concentration spell, does it still require concentration?

If it doesn't work the way you want it to at your table try this instead... Use Wish to cast Glyph of Warding at the 8th Level storing your concentration spell of up to 8th level in the glyph, and ...
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