Can Dispel Magic be used to end Banishment?

2 thoughts on “Can Dispel Magic be used to end Banishment?

  1. D. Walker says:

    How is Crawford so astoundingly obtuse?

    The obvious implication of the question is that a person who has been Banished has Dispel Magic cast on them, to end the Banishment.

    This is not a remotely unlikely scenario to encounter. If a spellcaster who can Dispel Magic gets Banished, then they can just cast it on themselves.

    Presumably, it works. But in failing to understand the simple question he was being asked, Jeremy also failed to provide a simple answer, and confirm one way or the other. He got too wrapped up worrying about where the Dispel Magic came from and what it targetted, to actually confirm whether it would work or not.

    • Paulsomething says:

      D. Walker I believe they would have clarified had they thought Mr. Crawford didn’t understand the context of the question. I think that is exactly what SB asked. Your assumptions about the question and Mr. Crawford are way off and seem to be just a convenient way to attack his credibility. Also if you actually wanted Mr. Crawford to see your response you would have tweeted, not post here in the shadows.

      That said your scenario is a lot more interesting than the posed question so lets discuss… here in the shadows lol.

      The sceranio of the target having dispell could absolutely happen however the Banishment spell says “you banish the target to a harmless demiplane. While there, the target is incapacitated”. They would not be able to do anything let alone cast Dispell on themselves.

      The only way your scenario works is if the target has dispell magic and is native to a different plane of existence than it was targetted on. RAW this would place the target on their home plane and would not incapacitate them (RAIdebatable). It is then that they could cast dispell on themselves and potentially end the effect.

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