The Circle of Stars druid’s Star Map feature grants the following benefits (TCoE, p. 38):
You’ve created a star chart as part of your heavenly studies. It is a Tiny object and can serve as a spellcasting focus for your druid spells. You determine its form by rolling on the Star Map table or by choosing one.
While holding this map, you have these benefits:
- You know the guidance cantrip.
- You have the guiding bolt spell prepared. It counts as a druid spell for you, and it doesn’t count against the number of spells you can have prepared.
- You can cast guiding bolt without expending a spell slot. You can do so a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus, and you regain all expended uses when you finish a long rest.
Neither guiding bolt nor guidance have a material component. It would seem from the language that RAW one must hold the chart in one hand and cast these spells with the other, unless one has the War Caster feat.
Is my interpretation of the rules correct? And what is actually intended?
Is the star chart a material component for guidance and guiding bolt?
1 reaction, which you take when you see a creature within 60 feet of you casting a spell.
Can I Counterspell a creature that completely eliminates component requirement?
When you cast a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to cast it without any somatic or verbal components.
If the spell is subtle then can I see it’s being cast in order to counterspell it?
Let’s say that I want to cast Soul Cage. I know that I need the tiny silver cage worth 100gp. Can I just have it attached to my belt and cast the spell using my Spellcasting focus, or do I need to hold specifically the tiny silver cage?
I’m a Hexblade Warlock with a glaive and the Improved Pact Weapon feature, wich makes my summoned glaive my Spellcasting Focus. I wonder if there’s a way to kill an enemy with my glaive then use my reaction to cast Soul Cage.
Scrying has an M requirement of
a focus worth at least 1,000 gp, such as a crystal ball, a silver mirror, or a font filled with holy water.
While not explicit, this focus is presumably used to actually see and hear the target of the spell (e.g., this question).
Aberrant Mind Sorcerers can retrain one of their Psionic Spells for Scrying, and this feature allows them
to cast the spell using sorcery points, [requiring] no verbal or somatic components, and [requiring] no material components, unless they are consumed by the spell.
Since the focus is not consumed by Scrying, would you allow casting the spell this way? If so, how would you rule the scrying happens?
The description in the Warlock class says only:
At 11th level, your patron bestows upon you a magical secret called an arcanum. Choose one 6th-level spell from the warlock spell list as this arcanum. You can cast your arcanum spell once without expending a spell slot. You must finish a long rest before you can do so again.
It says nothing about having or needing the material components for the Mystic Arcanum spells. This becomes very important for spells such as Forcecage or Plane Shift.
The spell Commune specifys
(incense and a vial of holy or unholy water)
obviously, holy water and incense have a definition but I couldn’t find a definition or cost for "unholy water". Since it is assumed that a component pouch/focus ignores material components without a GP cost, would you have to pay for the incense and holy water?
What is "unholy water"? related to the definition of unholy water however no RAW answer
If you cast Etherealness on yourself, and then go dance naked in front of a guard (or anything else) could they see you, if so would you appear see-through and etherial or could you pass off as a normal person assuming you move your legs as if you are walking and don’t clip through anything/one.
I have looked for any rules on this and cannot find any, and before you say "It doesn’t matter flavour however you like" I have a specific example.
In the alchemist subclass for the artificer class the 5th level feature alchemist Savant reads:
Whenever you cast a spell using your alchemist’s supplies as the spellcasting focus
does this mean that if the spell has no matterial componants that it cannot use this feature?
Would referencing non SRD material by book name and page number in a supplement be permissible under OGL 5e?
For example saying The Statblock for archmage can be found on page 342 of the "Monster Manual"
The Divine Soul Sorcerer can gain access to the revivify spell pretty easily (along with other costly resurrection spells), which has a costly material component that the spell consumes (300 gp worth of diamonds).
If after a particularly rough battle, can the Sorcerer use revivify on two separate creatures who have died for the cost of just 300 gp worth of diamonds or would it require 600 gp worth?
For the sake of this question, assume that a dead creature is a creature and not an object. If it helps, you could consider the stoneskin spell as well.