If you cast this spell again, any currently active duplicates you created with this spell are instantly destroyed.
Does this mean that if I take my simulacrum and permanently transform it using true polymorph into, say, a dragon, that if I cast simulacrum again, it would still instantly destroy that dragon I just produced?
What does happen when you polymorph into a creature that has a specific-weapon and uses it to attack? I am not referring to natural weapons.
As Alter Self says:
You acquire the physical qualities of the new form while retaining your own mind. Physical qualities include natural size, mundane movement capabilities, natural armor bonus, natural weapons, racial skill bonuses, racial bonus feats, and any gross physical qualities .
When the change occurs, your equipment, if any, either remains worn or held by the new form (if it is capable of wearing or holding the item), or melds into the new form and becomes nonfunctional. When you revert to your true form, any objects previously melded into the new form reappear in the same location on your body they previously occupied and are once again functional.
So, from what I can read nothing refers to the equipment the new form could have. If I polymorph into a devil that uses a sword will I get that weapon during the time the spell is active? No, right?
I have read that the polymorph and power word kill combo can be annoying for DM’s but I’m confused on why it works. In the description for polymorph it states:
The transformation lasts for the Duration, or until the target drops to 0 Hit Points or dies.
Shouldn’t when it dies from power word kill it should revert back to it’s normal form with it’s normal hit points?
Can a character true polymorph into itself (possibly after transforming into some other form first)? Possibly to prevent aging, cure wounds, or alter their original body in some way? Or as a means of reversing a True Polymorph someone permanently cast against them earlier? (ex a warrior is permanently transformed into a toad, and the party wizard shows up to permanently transform the warrior back into his regular self.)
Blink is a non-concentration spell, so you can easily have both up. Does anything prevent you from using blink, then Polymorph and continue to blink?
The blink effect isn’t a class feature like rage, so it shouldn’t be cancelled when you polymorph yourself.
I see no issue doing this myself as it takes two turns to setup.
I was inspired to ask this question from a post about using a tankard to fight people.
Here’s the scenario: A tiny object, in this case a Tankard, has been turned into a tiny construct thanks to the Tiny Servant spell, and will remain as such for 8 hours (the spells duration). It is subsequently targeted by a True Polymorph turning it into a different creature, lets say a bat. True Polymorph states that if the caster maintains concentration for the full duration (1 hour), the effect becomes permanent. If such a circumstance occurred
What happens to the bat when Tiny Servant ends?
If it remains a bat, and is subsequently brought to 0 HP (not difficult, considering it only has 1 HP) does it return to being a tankard then, or is it just a dead bat?
If you cast Polymorph on yourself to turn into a creature with low intelligence, can you/it continue to concentrate and thus remain in the polymorphed state for the duration of the spell? Or would the spell fail almost instantly because the new creature wouldn’t be able to concentrate?
The question arose from one of our players wanting to cast Polymorph on himself to turn himself into a Black Pudding (MM p.241). We all looked into the distance pensively.
The spell says it can transform to be a beast, so the “Black Pudding” would be out of the question, but some beasts have an Intelligence of 1, like the Black Pudding, for instance: a Lizard.
This spell transforms a creature that you can see within range into a new form. […] The transformation lasts for the duration, or until the target drops to 0 hit points or dies. The new form can be any beast whose challenge rating is equal to or less than the target’s (or the target’s level, if it doesn’t have a challenge rating). The target’s game statistics, including mental ability scores, are replaced by the statistics o f the chosen beast. It retains its alignment and personality. […] The creature is limited in the actions it can perform by the nature of its new form, and it can’t speak, cast spells, or take any other action that requires hands or speech.
Polymorph Any Object, as the name implies, allows spell casters to polymorph objects into creatures. I thought I knew how that worked, but having now used the spell in a game, I am uncertain. So, how does it actually work?
The description of the spell says specifically that after the caster has maintained it’s concentration for an hour, the spell can be dispelled.
The transformation lasts for the duration, or until the target drops to 0 hit points or dies. If you concentrate on this spell for the full duration, the spell lasts until it is dispelled.
In another question it was specified that spells which can be dispelled, will last until its effect ends. While spells which requires concentration, will end upon death. However it does not specify what happens with a spell that initially requires concentration.
If the caster dies after this duration, what happens to the target?
- Does the target retain its current form?
- Does the target revert back to the previous form?
In this spell, one of the factors that determines the spell’s final duration is “Subject is… Same or lower intelligence.” What does that mean?
Obviously, if the spell turns the subject into an object, its intelligence will be lower and this will apply. Likewise, an object turned into a creature would not have this apply.
The spell can also be used to replicate the effects of baleful polymorph. As that spell can alter the target’s intelligence, it either would or would not make the target’s intelligence higher and the duration would or would not be affected by it, respectively.
However, when using the spell as greater polymorph, the target’s intelligence is not changed by any of the spells greater polymorph can replicate. In those cases, does the final duration factor just always receive the +2 increase?
If so, wouldn’t using this spell to change one mammal into another always end with a permanent duration? (+5 from same kingdom, +2 from from same class, +2 from same intelligence=9; duration permanent)