Questions tagged [spells]

For questions about specific manifestations of magic that we generically call "spells." Use the [magic] tag for more generic questions about magic, and [spellcasting] for questions specifically about the process of spellcasting.

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Balancing Command while taking into account languages

The Command spell says: You speak a one-word command to a creature you can see within range. The target must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or follow the command on its next turn. The spell has no ...
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What can disrupt the Sympathy effect of the Antipathy/Sympathy spell?

I am hoping the community can offer clarification on this spell. In my game tonight (I am the GM), an object was the target of the sympathy spell. Two PCs failed their saving throw and one succeeded....
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Does one good STR saving throw free the monster from being restrained both by Entangle and Ensnaring strike?

Say a party of a Druid, Wizard and a Ranger REALLY doesn't want the creature to move during combat. The Wizard casts Maximilian Earthen Grasp The Druid casts Entangle The Ranger casts Ensnaring Strike ...
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What level should this Burning Words spell be?

I've created this spell with the help of one of my players, and would like some input on how balanced it is and what level to put it at. Thanks in advance! Burning Words (and/or Epic Burn) nth level ...
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What counts as a word for the purposes of Sending?

The Sending spell says: You send a short message of twenty-five words or less to a creature with which you are familiar. (Note: this question ignores the actual practicality of using Sending in the ...
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Can the Command spell force a character to Teleport?

Specifically, the Flee command states: Flee. The target spends its turn moving away from you by the fastest available means. While I would normally suppose "the fastest available means" ...
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If you do additional necrotic damage from other effects, do you get boosted healing from a Blood Fury Tattoo?

I'm having a bit of trouble wrapping my head around the specific wording in the Blood Fury Tattoo's initial charge burning ability. When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can expend a ...
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How to build a necromancy Druid?

I'm joining a D&D game with a group of friends. Some have been playing for years, while others have just started like myself. I'm joining halfway through, coming in at level 6 or 7. I intend to ...
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How would a permanent shrink item spell work on a group of items?

What happens to individual items when you cast a permanent shrink item on a group of items? Shrink Item can be found in the Player's Handbook page 279: Shrink Item Transmutation Level: Sor/Wiz 3 ...
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Is this homebrew "Sign Letter" spell balanced?

This spell has two specific purposes, the first is to sign letters and make them secure and trustworthy (even with communication magic you still need documents) and the second is to exclude non spell ...
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Can the spell Spirit Shroud heal a zombie?

Can the spell Spirit Shroud heal a zombie? The paladin in our party cast it and was upset that the DM would not let the necrotic damage each round heal our cleric's zombie.
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Are these two potentially-overpowered (or unintended) uses of Fabricate overpowered?

Fabricate is vague about what "raw materials" are, and I've concocted multiple scenarios that seem way overpowered for a 4th-level spell. The seemingly overpowered uses are as follows: As ...
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Volume of Darkness (spell) interaction with Enlarge creature

If I am enlarged, and subsequently cast darkness on my weapon does the volume that darkness covers expand from my character or only one square that my character occupies? If the latter, how do I keep ...
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Do I understand the difference between the two versions of Symbol, and why would anyone ever choose the second one?

The party will soon be negotiating with an enemy; if they are smart, they will make sure that it happens at a neutral location. One of the enemy's henchmen can cast Symbol, and he would like to bring ...
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What level would you say this homebrewed spell, Shifting Shadows, should be?

What spell level would you say this spell should be? I initially thought 3rd by comparing it to blur, which only affects the caster, whereas this gives disadvantage to multiple creatures no matter who ...
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