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sen·so·ry

relating to sensation or the physical senses; transmitted or perceived by the senses.

Such senses are: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.

Focusing on just these five, here are some examples of harmless sensory effects as I understand it:

Touch: a puff of wind

Hearing: faint musical notes

Smell: odd odor

Taste: a flavour

Sight: such as a shower of sparks


So, what is the difference between this and an illusion? What constitutes as a harmless effect? Is a door considered a harmless effect? Is a raincloud considered one? Can my horse have a rainbow nyan-like cat on its fur? Is the sensation of a hand touching someone considered a harmless effect?

I don't understand the spell, can someone please explain to me what is the meaning of "harmless sensory effect"?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Are you asking what constitutes as a "Harmless visual effect" for the purpose of Minor Illusion? It's very unclear. \$\endgroup\$ – Tsugihagi Jan 31 '20 at 11:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ it's above all, i don't understand the limits of the spell, visual, thouching,hearing... \$\endgroup\$ – João Grando Jan 31 '20 at 11:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ Well, the problem now is that we don't know what is creating the harmless sensory effect. Exactly how it works does change between spell, and for several of your examples, this does matter, as any illusion or similar effect has limits on range, whether it can move around with something, etc. As such, not only do you have too many different questions that you are asking, but you also lack the clarity needed to answer them \$\endgroup\$ – Smart_TJ Jan 31 '20 at 11:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ thanks, I had forgotten to write a spell, and about the clarity and quantity of questions, i don't know how to decrease, they all arise from a single doubt, what is the meaning of what harmless sensory effect meaning in Prestidigitation? \$\endgroup\$ – João Grando Jan 31 '20 at 11:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ iaminsensible, u are awesome \$\endgroup\$ – João Grando Jan 31 '20 at 14:48
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The effect of Prestidigitation refers to the ability of your illusion to cause harm

• You create an Instantaneous, harmless sensory effect, such as a shower of sparks, a puff of wind, faint musical notes, or an odd odor.

In this context, refers to how the effect you create is harmless. You could, in theory, make a cloud of illusory bees through this spell and they'd be harmless. This isn't explicitly stated, but consider how a real shower of sparks, as per the spell's example, could very easily do real harm to a person's skin and eyes.

As for your examples, explaining why each and every single one would or wouldn't work isn't exactly appropriate to the Stack format, so I'll leave it to your interpretation of the full rulings on Prestidigitation

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  • \$\begingroup\$ thanks, you help me so much \$\endgroup\$ – João Grando Jan 31 '20 at 12:04

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