I’m playing an evil game and found a wonderful spell, but I am unsure if the target would get a save because they’re not the ones affected by it.
Delectable Flesh has target of “all creatures in a 15-foot-radius burst centered on a single living creature”. It allows both will negates and spell resistance.
Does the central target get to save against it, or can their SR even negate the whole spell? My thought is that only those who would be affected are allowed the save and SR.
Inspired by this question and in particular, this answer. I’m focusing on a specific effect; pertrification.
For the flesh to stone spell, the process of becoming petrified goes through this sequence: first, you become restrained if you fail a CON save, and must make additional CON saves until you succeed three or fail three, similar to how death saves work. If you fail three before you succeed three, you become petrified.
The flesh to stone spell is a concentration spell, which says (PHB, p. 243):
If you maintain your concentration on this spell for the entire possible duration [1 minute], the creature is turned to stone until the effect is removed.
From this, I have a few closely related questions with regards to how flesh to stone interacts with antimagic field (I decided to split this question up into two sets, since otherwise all 5 questions together made this post too broad; the other set of questions is here):
- If a creature has been petrified by flesh to stone and the caster has concentrated for a full minute on the spell, does antimagic field have any effect on their petrified condition?
- If a creature has been petrified by flesh to stone but the caster has not yet concentrated for a full minute on the spell, does antimagic field have any effect on their petrified condition?
- If a creature has failed their initial save against flesh to stone but they are yet to make their three-of-a-kind saving throws, does antimagic field allow them to auto-succeed the saves and no longer be restrained/turning to stone?
I have a character turned to stone by a medusa. The mage in the party has a polymorph other spell in her repertoire. Can that be used to restore to flesh (in a different body, I suppose) a person turned to stone? I guess one of the fundamental questions that needs to be answered is, is a person dead when turned into stone, or merely in some kind of stasis? (paleogenics instead of cryogenics, I guess.) In the real World I would say someone is dead when turned to stone, but what about in a magical world? If I recall correctly, Monster Manual I referred to medusa victims as “living stone”- whatever that is. Of course, I could be wrong about MMI- I can’t find a copy. But even if I did find that phrase- would it matter? “Living stone” is not alive in the real World. Confused.