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One of the rules for targeting spells in the Player's Handbook says that spells must have a clear path to the target: A Clear Path to the Target To target something, you must have a clear path ...

The Issue Looking through plus-sized creatures in the 5e Monster Manual, I am unable to find any monsters that can target more than one creature with a single melee attack. I would think that a ...

Here's what happened: We've reached the end of the campaign, with only the last wave of minions standing between us and the dark sorcerer who's been flooding the local farms and villages with undead. ...

When reading the wording for the Word of Radiance cantrip, it says: Each creature of your choice that you can see must pass a Constitution save or take 1d6 radiant damage. Let's say that my ...

Monks get the Flurry of Blows ability as part of the Ki feature at 2nd level (PHB, p. 78): Immediately after you take the Attack action on your turn, you can spend 1 ki point to make two unarmed ...

The rules on spellcasting contain the following section: A Clear Path to the Target To target something [with a spell], you must have a clear path to it, so it can't be behind total cover. If ...

In my last D&D session I thought I was very clever when, while in ranged combat with an enemy, I ducked behind some large boulders (providing full cover) and then targeted him with Dissonant ...

The description of the green-flame blade cantrip (SCAG, p. 143) reads: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature within the ...

Can a sorcerer use the Twinned Spell metamagic on the fireball spell and target the same creature with both attacks? Also, if you can target one with both, would it be double damage?

I'm researching specifically the Arcana Domain cleric feature, Spell Breaker (SCAG, p. 126): Starting at 6th level, when you restore hit points to an ally with a spell of 1st level or higher, you ...

I'm pretty sure there's no RAW reason why this spell can't be cast on oneself. Is this the case? As an example, could a recovering alcoholic cast geas on themselves to refrain from drinking?

Magic jar has a duration of "Until dispelled", but dispel magic targets... one object, creature, or magic effect within range Magic jar involves multiple things (a container, yourself, a creature, ...

This question piqued my curiosity and prompted me to wonder about this issue: "Can True Resurrection be used to raise a creature whose body is still intact, but not within the range of touch?" (...

The banishment spell requires "an item distasteful to the target" as a material component. The spell can be upcasted to affect multiple creatures. What happens when the different creatures you ...

When I use the Help action, do I choose the monster to distract (and then the next ally to attack gets advantage) or do I choose the ally and the monster (so that only his attack against that target ...

The teleport spell allows one to teleport an object: This spell instantly transports you and up to eight willing creatures of your choice that you can see within range, or a single object that you ...

The text for Disintegrate says: A thin green ray springs from your pointing finger to a target that you can see within range. The target can be a creature, an object, or a creation of magical force,...

The following situation occurred yesterday during our session: The sorcerer was stalking a guy he wanted to kill. They were in the middle of a city, so the sorcerer waited for an opportune moment to ...

Dissonant whispers says: You whisper a discordant melody that only one creature of your choice within range can hear, wracking it with terrible pain. The target must make a Wisdom saving throw. I ...

I have two questions concerning the mirror image spell. If I am under the effect of mirror image and was targeted by a spell like blight, do I roll a 1d20 to determine whether myself or an image was ...

Can you target an illusion from Major Image with Magic Missile? The spell major image has been used to create the illusion of a creature. A character does not know it is an image and attempts to ...

Many abilities require a target that can hear you. Does listening to a recording of your voice allow an ally to count as hearing you and/or your performance? For example, if you are a bard and cast ...

I was wondering if you could target an ally while being blinded if you had the Status spell on them. Status When you need to keep track of comrades who may get separated, status allows you to ...

The spell Drawmij's instant summons is cast on both a sapphire (the material component of the spell) and an object (the target of the spell) that is to be summoned by crushing the sapphire. Normally,...

Specifically spiritual weapon and flaming sphere. The scenario is a (10th-level or higher) Circle of the Moon druid casting a spell, then using Elemental Wild Shape to transform into an earth ...

I was sitting here, thinking to myself, "How does one hit multiple enemies that are behind total cover and low to the ground?" Fireball states that it targets "a point you choose within range", and ...

When casting Magic Missile, can I choose to have the missiles target each of the three illusions from a Creature concentrating on Mirror Image, thus destroying them? Or do I have to target the caster ...

I tried to cast abjure enemy on a vampire as it turned to mist form to hold it still. Does it still count as a targetable creature in this case?

At third level, Paladins gain the feature Divine Health: By 3rd level, the divine magic flowing through you makes you immune to disease. (PHB, p. 85) There's a monster in Volo's Guide To Monsters ...

Last night when I was DMing I had an NPC wizard who had Magic Missile. The description states “each dart hits a creature of your choice”. In this instance what would be considered a creature? The ...

I (a player) want to put illusory walls into a dungeon, but do not want them to appear to detect magic and possibly detect secret doors. The issue is that illusory wall does not "create" anything as ...

If a rogue is targeted by chain lightning and successfully evades the spell (with evasion) what happens to the other three bolts?

For example, the AOE (area of effect) spell "Cloudkill": When a creature enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, that creature must make a Constitution saving ...

If I cast lesser restoration on a Spawn of Kyuss, who is within an Antimagic Field (as per the spell), from outside the Antimagic Field, what happens? A Spawn of Kyuss has the Worms trait which says: ...

If a creature is under the condition Charmed, can they cast the spell Burning Hands and orient the cone such that their charmer is within the area of effect? The argument I've seen for "yes" is that ...

Does a spell persist if it is cast on an object, and the object changes into a creature? For example, spells like Light or Darkness, are linked to a movable object but can't be cast directly onto a ...

To originally cast the spell Hex you must choose a target you can see within range. However, the spell says that a player can use a bonus action on a subsequent turn to move the curse to a new ...

So, I was looking at this question, and was discussing it with my friend. In the question, they ask whether someone could block a breath weapon by readying a Wall of Stone with the trigger "If the ...

We had a discussion in my D&D 3.5e round yesterday about Fiery Burst (reserve feat from Complete Mage). From the feat's description, it does not require (1) a line of sight nor (2) the invoker to ...

The Trickery Domain Cleric gains the 2nd level Channel Divinity: Invoke Duplicity which grants that(PHB, 63) For the duration, you can cast spells as though you were in the illusion’s space, but ...

The Intellect Devourer's Body Thief specifies: A protection from evil and good spell cast on the body drives the intellect devourer out However, the protection from evil and good spell can only ...

When a caster begins casting a spell, for the purpose of readying an action, can another character identify who the spell is targeting before it goes off, and thus react? If so, which of the ...

Touch spells typically either specify the target that you touch (i.e. Magic Weapon) or involve a spell attack where the rules of targeting are governed by the chapter on spellcasting: Some spells ...

This spell lists its Area as a 10-ft. square, without it being one of canonical burst, emanation or spread. This is OK - there may be spells which aren't those things. For area of effect spells in ...

According to the optional rules for invalid spell targets in Xanathar's Guide to Everything: If you cast a spell on someone or something that can’t be affected by the spell, nothing happens to that ...

The new School of Invention tradition for Wizards (Unearthed Arcana) while still in playtesting (and indeed a bit silly in my opinion, more of a "chaos wizard"), got me thinking about its reckless ...

I'm thinking of creating a party of twin Ghostwise Halfling Rogue. They can infiltrate a castle and communicate with each other silently. If one of them went invisible, can the other use Silent ...

I (the GM) currently have a wizard in my campaign that was able to nab an amulet that controls a shield guardian. If an enemy were to make an attempt to break the amulet's chain so that it was no ...

Some spells have an addendum when shipbound, like resilient sphere: The effects of this spell do not move with a ship unless specifically anchored to the ship. Otherwise, a ship running into the ...

A Cleric wants to use Sacred Flame in an area where he thinks there is an invisible enemy. His logic is something like this: Sacred Flame is something similar to fire from heaven, so I can "command" ...

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