Does casting blindness on a Medusa (or other gaze using creature) stop their gaze attack?


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Yes, a blind Medusa cannot use its petrifying gaze.

The petrifying gaze of the Medusa says:

When a creature that can see the medusa's eyes starts its turn within 30 feet of the Medusa, the medusa can force it to make a DC 14 Constitution saving throw if the medusa isn't incapacitated and can see the creature.

Same for basilisks. While their petrifying gaze is a bit different, they also have to see the target creature.

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