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Finger Of Death 5e spell in dnd vs. Mirror Image

Finger Of Death 5e spell in dnd

Any caster worth their weight which has Finger of Death 5e dnd, would either cast True Seeing or have an item with its effects to fool the low-level sensory trickster spells like Invisibility 5e and Mirror Image.

Level 7 necromancy

  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: 60 feet
  • Components: V S
  • Duration: Instantaneous
  • Classes: Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
  • You transfer negative energy coursing through a creature that you can see within the range, causing it searing pain. The target might make a Constitution saving throw. It takes 7d8 + 30 necrotic damage on a failed to save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
  • A humanoid killed by this spell rises at the start of your next turn as a zombie permanently under your command, following your verbal orders to the best of its ability.

Does finger of Death in 5e dnd kill you?

Massive damage may kill you instantly. Suppose damage reduces you to 0 hit points, and there is damage remaining. You die if the remaining damage equals or exceeds your hit point maximum.

Finger of Death and Raise death /Resurrect/  Reincarnate

Finger of Death is an [Death] effect

Do you know whether or not something is a Death effect by whether or not it has that [Death] descriptor:

Finger of Death 5e

Necromancy [Death]

Not everything that kills is a Death effect. Suppose it’s a spell that doesn’t have the [Death] descriptor or a non-spell that doesn’t state that it is a Death effect (for example, the Assassin’s Death Attack does not and is not a Death effect That is very important for things like raise dead and deathward.

Unfortunately, Wizards wasn’t always super-careful about stating that things that kill are Death effects, which means that some things that probably should be don’t have it (but some things that don’t aren’t supposed to have it). You may have to rule on the fly about such things (such as in the case of Death Attack itself). Generally speaking, the more descriptors a thing has, the more likely a creature is to have resistance or immunity; being able to kill without the Death descriptor is great because it ignores death ward and the like. Sometimes that advantage is an intended part of power; other times, it’s not, and the lack of descriptor is an oversight. It is hard to say for sure in most cases.

Finger of Death doesn’t have anything to do with the Undead.

Just because it’s in the Necromancy school doesn’t mean that it causes undeath or has anything to do with them. Most Sorcerer/Wizard necromancy spells don’t; they favor curses and debuffs over animation.

Resurrection doesn’t care about Death effects.

To note, the resurrection spell (and, by extension, true resurrection) doesn’t care if the target dies with a Death effect.

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