For spells with multiple attack rolls, what happens if there are no targets left?

When are targets picked for spells with multiple "missiles"? tells us that you can (probably) resolve each “beam” or “ray” of, say, eldritch blast or scorching ray one after the other.

Assuming this is true, what happens in the following scenario:

  • One enemy left, has low HP;
  • PC casts one of the aforementioned spells and hits with their first “beam”/”ray”;
  • First beam kills that enemy (to revolve any ambiguity about enemy death saving throws, let’s assume the PC rolls maximum damage and it kills the enemy outright by exceeding it’s maximum HP; 1d10 or 2d6 could certainly do this to a goblin on less than half health);
  • What happens to any remaining beams?

Eldritch blast says:

A beam of crackling energy streaks toward a creature within range.

And scorching ray says:

You create three rays of fire and hurl them at targets within range. You can hurl them at one target or several.

Can you choose to not fire any remaining “beams”/”rays”? Can you just fire them at the floor (seems unlikely for eldritch blast since you can only target a creature)? Can you continue firing at the dead enemy anyway (again, unlikely for eldritch blast, since a corpse is not a creature)? Do you have to fire at an ally, or whoever the nearest creature is (for eldritch blast, at least)?

Do the targets of Prayer of Healing need to be present during the casting time?

Prayer of Healing has a casting time of 10 minutes. The typical case for this spell would be a cleric casting this on injured members of a party while they rest. But what if one more fellow drops in right before the casting time is done?

That is, do the targets of the spell need to be chosen when the spell casting is started? Or upon completion of the casting time?

No targets to post to on GSA

2020-05-09 11:10: No targets to post to (maybe blocked by search engines, no site list enabled, no scheduled posting) [first appeared at 2020-05-09 10:47]

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Should I choose targets before or after I roll for the Beholder’s rays?

Reading the Beholder’s stat block I noticed that the Eye Rays it can fire are randomly determined. Do I roll for them before I choose a target so I still have a say as to which PC is affected by what ray? Or do I pick a target and randomly determine which ray it’s gonna hit said PC?

The description of the Beholder does mention that the Beholder carves out tunnels using its disintegrate ray, so I guess it has control over which ray is going to go off next. This makes me lean towards the notion that I should roll the rays the Beholder is allotted on its turn and then make a decision on which ray to use on which PC.

Thanks in advance.

DnD 5e: unconventional targets for Magic Jar? AKA How I became a Dragon

Here’s a question: can you use Magic Jar against creatures who have had their creature-type changed into “humanoid”?

For example, using the ‘Mask’ option of Nystul’s Magic Aura on a dragon to change it’s aura into a ‘humanoid’; the spell says: “You change the way the target appears to spells and magical effects that detect creature types such as a Paladin’s Divine Sense and the Symbol spell.”

Symbol is obviously not a Divination spell, and neither is Magic Jar (and Divine Sense isn’t even a spell), so presumably they would be tricked in similar fashion – but even if Magic Jar were tricked in this way, would/should the spell continue as normal (with you in the dragon body, for this example)?

Also, True Polymorph can turn our dragon into a humanoid, so could this trick also work?

just to get logistics out of the way, a wish-magic jar could allow for a quick transition and our dragon may already have burned through their legendary resistances and has been feebleminded for maximum effect. BUT let’s assume that, with the logistics taken care of, only the magical say-so stands in the way…so, could this trick work?

Error: No targets to post (while scraping), private proxies are fine

I remember some questions about this issue, but this one is not proxies (other projects that are scraping are running fine). 
Here is the error message:
“2020-02-20 20:38: No targets to post to (Posts per account: 6, Posts per site: 6, Minutes to wait for first post: 1-3, Minutes to wait for next post: 10-20, Minutes to wait for next signup: 4-6) [first appeared at 2020-02-20 20:32]”

Trying to index 72 URLs.
Using 305,017 keywords (ALL ENGLISH)

Search Engines by Language: ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN
Scheduled Posting you can see on the error message
No skips by country or language

Again, project is scraping search engines.
+ using private proxies (other projects are scraping and posting)
+ Getting error maybe once a day.

Please help, this project is lagging behind, not sure why.
Thanks in advance everyone.

Can telekinetic haul be used to drop heavy objects on targets

I was watching an anime and a minor character attacks by lifting large objects and dropping or throwing them at people and wanted to replicate that in pathfinder I read here that the damage of the throw is determined by your blast damage unless you treat it like a throwing attack and the weight is limited to 5 pounds per 2 levels so that won’t help. But what if I instead used telekinetic haul to drop say a boulder on top of my enemies head. That’s gunna hurt a lot. The real question is if I can lift it vertically to a significant enough degree. If it’s something like a boulder even a foot above my targets head should be more than enough to deal more damage than a blast.

TLDR can telekinetic haul be used to drop objects on people’s heads.

For the Battle Master fighter’s Know Your Enemy feature, what happens if the target’s AC changes while the target is being observed?

Know Your Enemy (PHB, p. 73-74) is a Battle Master fighter feature that lets you determine whether a creature’s Armor Class is superior, equal to, or inferior to yours.

What happens if a character’s Armor Class changes during the 1 minute you observe them for this feature (such as by donning armor)? Does it take the creature’s Armor Class at the beginning or end of the minute?

Does it consider temporary effects that are added such as shield of faith, mage armor, or a shield being wielded, or just the creature’s base AC?

When a spell asks for targets, can I choose the same target multiple times?

When a spell has multiple targets, can I choose the same target multiple times?

Is there any general rule I can refer to?

An example of ambiguity is the spell Steel Wind Strike:

You flourish the weapon used in the casting and then vanish to strike like the wind. Choose up to five creatures you can see within range. Make a melee spell attack against each target. On a hit, a target takes 6d10 force damage. You can then teleport to an unoccupied space you can see within 5 feet of one of the targets you hit or missed.

Nowhere does it say you have to choose up to five different creatures, although Crawford has disallowed targeting the same creature multiple times on Sage Advice EU. However, this answer does not give light on a general rule.

Similarly, for Acid Splash:

You hurl a bubble of acid. Choose one creature within range, or choose two creatures within range that are within 5 feet of each other. A target must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or take 1d6 acid damage.

The intended answer is clearly no. But how can I know that? Is there a general rule?