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Some wise guy decided to cast Scrying on me while I was standing in a truly excessively bright place such that I had to cast True Seeing to see my own hands. The sensor was blinded immediately as a matter of course.

Undeterred, he cast True Seeing and then Scrying again. At least I think that's what he did. I had no trouble observing the sensor disappear and reappear thanks to True Seeing.

Does this even make sense? Does True Seeing propagate to the Scrying sensor?

Is now a good time to ready an action against Scry and Fry? I keep a certain spell prepared for just such an occasion but holding a readied action keeps me from my work.

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Yes, it does work

The deciding part is this sentence in the description of the scrying spell:

You can see and hear through the sensor as if you were there.

If you were there, while affected by true seeing, could you see and hear into the Ethereal Plane, see invisible creatures and objects, and see through illusions? Yes, so the benefits of true seeing extend to vision and hearing from the scrying sensor.


True seeing and truesight do not allow you to see in excessively bright places, so unless it is house-ruled, you might have used it wrong.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Jeremy Crawford confirms that any senses you have are applied to the scrying sensor as well, in his response to a question in this 2/6/19 Dragon+ segment at 22 minutes in: youtu.be/jaWXQEpOtAg?t=1320 \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Feb 13 at 22:41

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