The blinded condition states (emphasis mine):

A blinded creature can't see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight. [...]

Meanwhile the Divination Wizard's Portent feature states (emphasis mine):

[...] You can replace any attack roll, saving throw, or ability check made by you or a creature that you can see with one of these foretelling rolls. [...]

It seems clear to me that a Divination Wizard could not use the Portent feature on another creature while the Wizard is blinded because the target would no longer be a creature they could see. However, I'm unsure how this applies when changing one of the Wizard's own rolls.

Can a Divination Wizard really use the Portent feature while blinded but only on their own rolls?


3 Answers 3



There are 2 valid targets described.

  1. You
  2. Another creature that you can see

So, therefore the wizard can always modify their own rolls.

  • \$\begingroup\$ In addition, if the ability check requires sight, they automatically fail, and thus can't use Portent to reroll that check? \$\endgroup\$
    – Imaginary
    Commented Mar 23, 2020 at 11:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ In the case of automatic failure i don't believe that a roll is made. Or, if a roll is made, the result doesn't matter. So maybe you could modify the roll but it would still fail. Automatically. \$\endgroup\$
    – Destruktor
    Commented Mar 24, 2020 at 14:57

Yes, they can.

It says "you or a creature you can see". If you're blinded, you can't see any creatures, so the eligible subjects are just "you".


Yes, but only if it doesn't require sight.

If you automatically fail a roll, you do not roll said dice and then you have nothing to replace.

Otherwise you can replace your own rolls as normal.


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