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This could go a number of ways, depending on how you rule it. I'll address the problems first. What is an Object? First and foremost, you have to consider what the definition of an Object is. The Minor Conjuration feature says... [...]you can use your action to conjure up an inanimate object [...] no larger than 3 feet on a side and weigh no more than 10 ...


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No, you are not overreacting. First off, every "Conjure Something" spell I checked specifically calls out that the summoned being appears "in unoccupied space". I'm curious how the DM thought it was valid to apply the spell differently. Discussing this with the DM in a one on one conversation may clear this up. Second, I don't know how anybody made the ...


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It means that the elementals will have 144 Hit Points If the designers instead wanted the air elementals to have rolled or average hit points they could have said: Summoned elementals have their normal hit points But instead they've specified that they have "maximum hit points". This comes down to an English reading then, and to me this would mean the ...


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I play a druid character who regularly uses conjuration spells. To make life easy on my DM I prepared a cheat sheet of all the summonable subjects. It's just a little sheet that has AC, relevant abilities and a hit point marker for each summoned creature. If there are 8 creatures summoned for that CR, then there are 8 hit point markers. He usually has me run ...


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You must know the target's actual name to summon them via Gate (but there's no indication that Orcus's name isn't really Orcus) As the gate spell describes: When you cast this spell, you can speak the name of a specific creature (a pseudonym, title, or nickname doesn't work). The specific term "true name" isn't used here - perhaps deliberately, to avoid ...


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OK, so there are two aspects of this that can go one of two ways: Your minion can be summoned, or else called, created, or whatever else. Your minion can summon, or else call, create, or whatever else, its own minion. Summoning As you can see, in both cases the difference is “summon” versus “something else.” This is because summoning has a particular rule:...


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No You can stop concentrating to make them all disappear but concentration is either on or off - it's never half on.


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Yes (no other requirements) The text for this feature clearly spells out the limitations for items it can conjure: This object can be no larger than 3 feet on a side and weigh no more than 10 pounds, and its form must be that of a non magical object that you have seen. A key will easily fit the size requirements, so as long as it is not magical and the ...


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Find Greater Steed generally provides more powerful creatures Below is a table showcasing the creatures that can be summoned by each spell. Find Steed Name CR HP Speed Attack(s) Special Warhorse 1/2 19 (11AC) 60ft. +6: 2d6+4 Trampling Charge Pony 1/8 11 (10AC) 40ft. +4: 2d4+2 Camel 1/8 15 (9AC) 50ft. +5: 1d4 Elk 1/4 13 (10AC) 50ft. +5: 1d6+3 Charge ...


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From the Sage Advice compendium: Some spells of this sort specify that the spellcaster chooses the creature conjured. For example, Find Familiar gives the caster a list of animals to choose from. Other spells of this sort let the spellcaster choose from among several broad options. For example, Conjure Minor Elementals offers four options. The design ...


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No, it only ends the spell on a single target We can extrapolate an answer based on how dispel magic interacts with spells like bless: From the Sage Advice Compendium: If dispel magic targets the magical effect from bless cast by a cleric, does it remove the effect on all the targets? Dispel magic ends a spell on one target. It doesn’t end the same spell on ...


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There is no easy answer This is a tough situation and the solutions are all generally things that can make players feel that their strategies are being specifically targeted. That doesn't leave you with a lot of options for how to address, but here are some considerations in evaluating what to do. Talk it out As has been discussed, talk about what's ...


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Ask your DM and hope they majored in philosophy. You're asking, "when have I added enough rats to make a swarm?" This is identical to the 2400 year old Sorites Paradox: The sorites paradox (/soʊˈraɪtiːz/;[1] sometimes known as the paradox of the heap) is a paradox that arises from vague predicates. A typical formulation involves a heap of sand, ...


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Most creatures are summoned unwillingly, or are otherwise unhappy about being summoned. The Monster Manual is rife with examples of creatures that hate being summoned, under almost any circumstances. For example: Devils: MM (67): However it is summoned, a devil brought to the Material Plane typically resents being pressed into service. However, the ...


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Frame challenge: Find 'whatever' steed is a class feature, not a spell Attempting to balance this as a spell is a poor idea, because this is just a 5e method of giving a Paladin a steed in a similar way to previous editions. Basically this is cast, then unprepared and never cast again unless your DM decides they want to kill your mount, which is basically ...


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It's been etablished before that distance, line of sight and even being on another plane don't affect the capacity of concentration, unless a DM rules that some circumstances might call for a concentration check. A sage advice article confirms that. However, let's look at a part of the description of the spell Conjure Woodlands Beings : The summoned ...


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My idea is that there is a hidden pirate witch on board that can get a lightning bird to attack once a day, or something, but that she needs to burn incense as a consumable part of the spell. This is actually exactly just what you need already. Monsters and adversaries in 5E do not need to follow exactly the same rules as PCs, and in fact in many cases ...


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No The spell Conjure Animals doesn't deal any damage, since no damage is mentioned in the text. Thus, the damage dealt by any creatures summoned by the spell comes from the creature, not the spell.


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Cutting through the red tape The most straightforward way to deal with this is just to let your players choose the creatures they want. In my experience, players casting these spells know what they want, and they're casting these spells to get that thing. A spell that summons some random creatures just isn't as useful or interesting as a spell that lets you ...


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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 can see within range. Choose one of the following options for what appears: [...] Eight beasts of challenge rating 1/4 or lower So you refer to your DM that you ...


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As answered in Sage Advice (see How to decide what creatures are summoned?), the spell is expected to work like this: the caster chooses the number and CR of creatures, and the DM fills the request (presumably with something thematic for the location or situation). I know it's dangerous to speculate as to intent, but I think this is probably meant ...


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No, mage hand can't be used to cast spells The vial of blood and using it in that way are spell components. Spell components have to be performed by the caster, or the spell isn't cast. Having a mage hand do any part of spell components means you're not performing and handling the spell components, and the spell fails. Even if you could make the action ...


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There is nothing that says they have to be the same creature The only thing the spell says about what creatures are summoned is: You summon fey spirits that take the form of beasts and appear in unoccupied spaces that you can see within range. Choose one of the following options for what appears: One beast of challenge rating 2 or lower Two beasts of ...


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"Damage" isn't damage If you have to put "damage" in scare quotes, it's not damage. Dipping a quill in ink doesn't damage ink, it just moves it about. Conjuring a weapon Using a minor conjuration dagger in combat is less certain, because "normal wear and tear" for a blade is nicks and chips, which is non-catastrophic damage, but ...


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You do not have to dismiss your Eidolon to cast Summon Monster. I can see your confusion, however. Summoners have a class feature called Summon Monster, which lets them use certain specific summon monster spells as spell-like abilities. When you use those spell-like abilities, you can't also have your Eidolon out. The Summon Monster class ability says: ...


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Here's what detect magic itself says: Outsiders and elementals are not magical in themselves, but if they are summoned, the conjuration spell registers. So as long as the summoning spell lasts, the elemental (or the pool in which it hides) will appear to have conjuration magic in it. If the elemental had originated here, or walked through the portal, ...


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Conjured animals would gain temporary hit points The Bear Spirit option of the Shepherd Druid's Spirit Totem feature states (XGtE, p. 23): The bear spirit grants you and your allies its might and endurance. Each creature of your choice in the aura when the spirit appears gains temporary hit points equal to 5 + your druid level. In addition, you and your ...


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If your goal is to use Planar Binding I would attempt to use Imprisonment to put the demon to sleep and then cast Planar Binding. Then dispel it when you want to talk to the demon. If your goal is to just to talk to the demon then use Forcecage. Note that Forcecage is not a good choice if want to planar bind as it block spells from both directions. I think ...


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The spell Conjure Elemental, cast as a 6th level spell, can summon an Invisible Stalker. It's available to Druids and Wizards at 9th level, but obviously they will have to wait until 11th level to cast it as a 6th level spell. If you know the name of an Invisible Stalker, you could also summon it with Gate, a 9th level spell available to Clerics, Sorcerers ...


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No. Minor Conjuration would need to say “an exact replica of an object you've seen” or some other very precise wording, if it was capable of doing that. Instead, it allow you to conjure objects limited to the kinds of objects you've seen before: its form must be that of a nonmagical object that you have seen. … That is to say, it conjures an object by ...


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