[RPG] How to target the Moonbeam spell, using a grid


So, as my title implies; If you shoot a Moonbeam at an enemy standing in a square, would the area covered by the Moonbeam be just that single square, from one of the corners 2×2 or mid-square 3×3 around the square with the target?

Best Answer

It originates from a corner

DMG 251:

Choose an intersection of squares or hexes as the point of origin of an area of effect, then follow its rules as normal. If an area of effect is circular and covers at least half a square, it affects that square.

As with most area spells, you don't target an enemy with it, just a patch of ground. So it covers 2x2 squares.