Hi all, it's been a while since I last posted in this forum, so i'm not exactly sure if this is the place to post this question, but here goes...
Straight to the point, does the spell "Shadow of Moil"
somehow protect the caster from the effects of "Sickening Radiance"
Both are 4th level spells from "Xanathar's Guide to Everything", and here's the text for them (emphasis
Shadow of Moil
Flame-like shadows wreathe your body until the spell ends, causing you to become heavily obscured to others.
The shadows turn dim light within 10 feet of you into darkness, and bright light in the same area to dim light.
Until the spell ends, you have resistance to radiant damage. In addition, whenever a creature within 10 feet of you hits you with an attack, the shadows lash out at that creature, dealing it 2d8 necrotic damage.
Dim, greenish light spreads within a 30-foot-radius sphere centered on a point you choose within range.
The light spreads around corners, and it lasts until the spell ends.
When a creature moves into the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, that creature must succeed on a Constitution saving throw or take 4d10 radiant damage, and it suffers one level of exhaustion and emits a dim, greenish light in a 5-foot radius.
This light makes it impossible for the creature to benefit from being invisible. The light and any levels of exhaustion caused by this spell go away when the spell ends.
Now, I realize that some
protection is granted, given that "Shadow of Moil" provides resistance to radiant damage (the same dealt by "Sickening Radiance"), but the fluff seems to indicate that the light created by the spell is causing the damage. Given it's dim light, and "Shadow of Moil" turns that light into darkness near the caster... how does that work?
Is the fluff mightier than the RAW in this case?
Thank you in advance for the input.