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If Phantasmal Force is Heightened, does the target receive a penalty on both its initial Int Save and the subsequent Investigation check?

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I edited your title to match what I think your question is; feel free to edit or revert if I didn't get it right. – Miniman Feb 24 at 22:53
Perhaps edit it to accurately reflect that there's only one save. The second "save" as labelled here is actually an ability check that must use the character/creatures action. – Lino Frank Ciaralli Feb 28 at 7:57
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Heightened Spell gives disadvantage on the first saving throw a creature makes to resist the spell's effect. An ability check is not a saving throw and even it it were, subsequent checks would no longer be the first the creatures makes to resist the spell's effects.

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Thank you! I'm probably not going to get that Metamagic. – John Doe Feb 25 at 0:11

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