Related to the question on whether or not alter self was a better version of disguise self, I know alter self affects only the body, but not of the character's possessions, while disguise self affects the possessions and clothing.

Could you combine the effects of both spells in order to gain the benefit of sounding like a specific target and seemingly being dressed in their attire?


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Alter self: Change Appearance. You transform your appearance. You decide what you look like, including your height, weight, facial features, sound of your voice, hair length, coloration, and distinguishing characteristics, if any.

Moreover, only alter self requires concentration, so that is not an issue either.

  • \$\begingroup\$ You might add that a Charisma (Performance) check might still be needed to act like the person being imitated. \$\endgroup\$
    – Marq
    Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 11:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Marq Sounds reasonable, feel free to edit that in \$\endgroup\$
    – J.E
    Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 11:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ Performance? Maybe for some things (like if you were imitating a bard or were far enough way), but when closely interacting I think Charisma (Deception) will usually be more appropriate. \$\endgroup\$
    – Nick Brown
    Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 13:55

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