I am looking for ideas on how to defeat a flour trap. As a rogue, I rely on sneak attack to really damage my foes. The plan for taking on the BBEG is the party will make me invisible with our wand of Greater Invisibility. However, I know the enemy has set up several flour traps and uses telekinesis to disperse the flour into the air, making invisible creatures immediately visible.
However, flour is tricky. If you get it wet, it does not clean it off. Instead, it only makes it sticky. How could I overcome a flour trap and resume my invisibility? I think my DM is doing this because we have used flour against invisible creatures he's sent after us, and I think he is hoping we come up with a clever way of defeating it so he can use that same thing in the future. So, I'm not entirely sure I want an answer, lol.
To make this question more specific, we have at our disposal a cleric, a wizard, and a fighter. The cleric can prepare Create Water, but that will not help. Prestidigitation only clears one cubic foot per round, so the greater invisibility will wear off before the flour is entirely cleared. Is there anything that can clean an entire five foot square in a single round?
While not a primary source, WotC's old Rules of the Game articles partially covers this. They recommend removing clothing as a full round action. This could work for a single flour attack. But, what about multiple flour attacks? Their next suggestion is to wait an hour or two. Invisibility (and combat in general) does not last that long.
Because there have been several questions about this, I am updating this question with the specific rules for how my table adjudicates Invisibility:
- Targeting takes place at the time the spell is cast, unless the spell indicates otherwise. As a result, anything worn at the time the spell is cast becomes invisible. Anything added after the spell is cast to be carried or worn is not invisible, and it would follow the text of the spell itself. This is our interpretation of the wording of Targeting in the SRD:
You do not have to select your target until you finish casting the spell. ... Some spells allow you to redirect the effect to new targets or areas after you cast the spell. Redirecting a spell is a move action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity.
- Because all targets of Invisibility are determined at the time of casting, if an invisible creature is later covered by something that is not invisible, they can be detected. This is our interpretation of the following lines from the Invisibility spell:
... Items dropped or put down by an invisible creature become visible; items picked up disappear if tucked into the clothing or pouches worn by the creature. Light, however, never becomes invisible, although a source of light can become so (thus, the effect is that of a light with no visible source).
Emphasis is mine. Thus, at our table, flour thrown onto an invisible creature renders them detectable (not visible, just detectable) as the flour is visible even if the creature covered in flour is not. The flour can only be "disappeared" by tucking it into pockets or into clothing.