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Can I use the Conjure Animals spell to drop cows on targets in order to deal damage to the targets?

Yes! Anvil Cows is a creative and fun idea With the Conjure Animals spell, you can definitely try this! You summon fey spirits that take the form of beasts and appear in unoccupied spaces that you ...
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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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How many ghosts can I use for an ambush?

None, or Unlimited A ghost takes 1d10 force damage every time it ends its turn inside an object. If the ghosts are literally waiting in the walls, they're going to be destroyed in a bit less than a ...
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What exactly is a fey/fiend/celestial spirit?

Your emphasis is on fey, but it’s actually easier to start with fiends and celestials. Also, this is going to necessarily be based on the history of D&D, because 5e hasn’t really gone into a lot ...
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Can I use the Conjure Animals spell to drop cows on targets in order to deal damage to the targets?

The base rules don't define a mechanism for how this would happen. An optional rule does, but the cow's weight is not a factor The basic issue in the base rules is this: Conjure Animals describes how ...
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Can I use the Conjure Animals spell to drop cows on targets in order to deal damage to the targets?

You might not get cows. As spelled out in the Sage Advice Compendium, the designers' intent for Conjure Animals is that the spellcaster would choose one of the options from the bulleted list for the ...
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Can a Sending (3rd level spell) contact a soul or just a living creature?

Sending would not work for contacting the dead The first line of the spell: You send a short message of twenty-five words or less to a creature with which you are familiar. You must choose a ...
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How many unbound spirits can I have at a time?

You can only have one unbound spirit summoned at a time While the text on the book is vague about wether you can summon only one at once or control only one at once (core rulebook, page 300): You can ...
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How to handle critter power "Fear" as a player

One reading of the power effect is that it's designed to render the critter's opponents so scared that they refuse to confront it directly, as opposed to so scared that they can't do anything at all. ...
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Can I use the Conjure Animals spell to drop cows on targets in order to deal damage to the targets?

Yes, if you play with the optional rule for Falling onto a Creature from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything. The conjure animals spell description implies that the conjured animals uses the standard ...
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What does it mean to be born with a spirit instead of a soul?

Here's as close the the official word as you're likely to get, and it doesn't really answer your question! From the Glorantha Lore Tumbler, as scholarly a site as exists: In Glorantha, everything ...
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Can a ghost enter a Resilient Sphere?

The ghost cannot enter the sphere from the ethereal plane. Here is the full spell text for the 4th-level spell Otiluke's resilient sphere (emphasis mine): A sphere of shimmering force encloses a ...
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What is a creature's "animating spirit"?

I do not believe it is part of any existing lore. It is hard to find evidence for the total absence of something, however I have never come across the term, and searching the PDFs I have accumulated ...
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The Shaman wandering spirit Lore's Arcane Enlightenment hex grants bonus arcane spells. Is there a spell level limit to what spells can be chosen?

No, there is no limit, but choosing higher-level spells won’t do you much good until you get high enough in level to actually prepare them. The hex doesn’t give the shaman the high-level spell slots ...
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How does a spirit become uncontrolled?

The rule part you quote refers to "uncontrolled" (which is usually for vehicles without a pilot(software) but in the next sentence refers to bound and unbound spirits, which gives the implication that ...
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How many unbound spirits can I have at a time?

My understanding is that you can only have one spirit in action at a time. pg300 says: You can only summon one spirit at a time, and it only hangs around for a limited time Granted, for every ...
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Is a soul or spirit a creature?

D&D 5e has some core rules-under-the-rules. The first is: The rules do what they say they do. Given that, let's look at the rules text of this specific power. While projecting your spirit, you ...
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Are there any spirits dealing with oaths in world of darkness

It may not have the exact details you want, but there is an option suggested by Vampire: the Masquerade. The level 5 Thaumaturgy ritual Blood Contract has an effect like you describe, and implies that ...
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What happens when a Ghost's haunted location is destroyed or it is otherwise unable to finish its business?

There is no requirement that a ghost's unfinished business has a possibility of resolution; if a a ghost's business can't be resolved for one reason or another, then logically, it can't be gotten rid ...
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Does a spirit need to materialize to use influence?

Yes, as you're naturally physical. See p301 of core. Spirits are naturally astral forms, much like you’re naturally a physical form. A spirit exists entirely in astral space, with astral attributes ...
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Can a Sending (3rd level spell) contact a soul or just a living creature?

Sending likely cannot contact the soul Sending says You send a short message of twenty-five words or less to a creature with which you are familiar. Creature: It is unlikely to work, because sending ...
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Are spirits an inherently magical concept?

Spirits have (essentially) nothing to do with magic Undead in Pathfinder/Golarion can be created by magic, but far more commonly (easily exemplified by Haunts) they result from traumatic things ...
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Is it possible for a shaman to interact with their spirit?

I know this kind of answer might be frowned upon for its simplicity but here goes: There is no reason why a DM would be forced to allow you to do that in its game as far as RAW goes ... but there is ...
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Do shaman spirit animals lose their spirit abilities while polymorphed?

Most Spirit Animal abilities are not dependent on Form The section in Polymorphing prevents a dire tiger polymorphed into a chicken from pouncing on you, but probably shouldn't prevent a Spirit ...
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Fighting against a Spirit - Only 1 Mage

A well-prepared "regular" fighter can actually be more effective than a mage, odd as that may sound. As others mentioned, "Immunity to normal weapons" is kind of a misnomer, and only acts as hardened ...
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Fighting against a Spirit - Only 1 Mage

Sadly, Spirits are Astral. It could Materialize, but even then it would have Immunity to Normal Weapons (as long as it is materialized). That immunity can be circumvented in several ways: This ...
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Do you have to be the ritual leader when creating an ally spirit?

You seem to get some of the rules wrong: (Unless mentioned, page numbers refer to the Street Grimoire) Creating the Spirit Formula for a ally spirit is not a ritual and it requires a extended Arcana ...
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How many unbound spirits can I have at a time?

You may only have one unbound spirit active at a time. This is referenced on page 300 under Summoning. You can only summon one spirit at a time, and it only hangs around for a limited time To ...
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What happens to a spirit that crosses a portal from the umbra into the material world?

Parting the Gauntlet doesn't imbue the Umbrood with any particular ability to exist in the Material. A spirit that lacks Materialize, Possession, Inhabit, or some other means of obtaining a physical ...
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How many ghosts can I use for an ambush?

Well, ghosts are medium creatures which means that they can squeeze into a small space, unfortunately medium creatures in 5e effectively can't squeeze, so you are limited to one ghost per 5' x 5' ...
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