- Casting Time: 1 action
- Classes: Cleric, Sorcerer, Wizard
- Components: V S M
- Concentration: Yes
- Duration: Up to 1 minute
- Level: 9
- Material: A diamond worth at least 5,000 gp
- Name: Gate
- Range: 60 feet
- School: Conjuration
- Target: An unoccupied space you can see within range
You conjure a portal linking an unoccupied space you can see within range to a precise location on a different plane of existence. The portal is a circular opening, which you can make 5 to 20 feet in diameter. You can orient the portal in any direction you choose. The portal lasts for the duration.
The portal has a front and a back on each plane where it appears. Travel through the portal is possible only by moving through its front. Anything that does so is instantly transported to the other plane, appearing in the unoccupied space nearest to the portal.
Deities and other planar rulers can prevent portals created by this spell from opening in their presence or anywhere within their domains.
When you cast this spell, you can speak the name of a specific creature (a pseudonym, title, or nickname doesn't work). If that creature is on a plane other than the one you are on, the portal opens in the named creature's immediate vicinity and draws the creature through it to the nearest unoccupied space on your side of the portal. You gain no special power over the creature, and it is free to act as the DM deems appropriate. It might leave, attack you, or help you.
The SendingStone review
The spell Gate is a powerful 9th level spell that allows a caster to create a portal to another plane of existence. While the spell requires costly material components and concentration, it has the potential to grant access to potent allies or resources. Some argue that the spell is too powerful and unbalanced, particularly in terms of its potential impact on the game's narrative or player agency. Others suggest that its high level restriction and material component cost help to balance its impact and keep it from being overused. Overall, opinions on #Gate vary, but many agree that it should be used with caution and in moderation to avoid overshadowing other aspects of the game.
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