I was reading the Channel Divinity abilities of the Oath of Vengeance of the paladin and under Vow of Enmity, it says

As a bonus action, you can use your Channel Divinity to choose a creature within 10 ft. and gain advantage on attack rolls against it for 1 minute or until it drops to 0 HP or falls unconscious.

My question is can this spell be cast on an invisible creature, since it is not written that I need to see it ?

For reference, Channel Divinity: Abjure Enemy says the following:

As an action, you can choose one creature within 60 ft. of you that you can see to make a WIS saving throw (14). Fiends and undead have disadvantage on this saving throw. On failure, the creature is frightened and its speed is reduced to 0 (and it can't benefit from bonuses to speed) for 1 minute or until it takes any damage. On success, the creature’s speed is halved for 1 minute or until the creature takes any damage.

Here is proof that I'm reading it in DnDBeyond, on my character's page enter image description here


Vow of Enmity requires you to see the target.

Vow of Enmity says:

As a bonus action, you can utter a vow of enmity against a creature you can see within 10 feet of you, using your Channel Divinity.

If you read this ability from the character sheet on DnDBeyond, the phrase “you can see” is notably absent from the description:

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This is a mistake in DnDBeyond character sheet; ability descriptions in character sheets don’t always match exactly the full descriptions found in the books. If you click in the description within the character sheet, it will bring up the full feature description in the sidebar which includes the phrase "you can see", and what I quoted and linked above is the full and official feature description. You must be able to see the target.

Here is a photo of the feature taken from my physical copy of the PHB:

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    \$\begingroup\$ The correct text is also in the "books" on DnDBeyond, just apparently not the character sheet. dndbeyond.com/classes/paladin#OathofVengeance \$\endgroup\$
    – Adeptus
    Oct 22 '20 at 3:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ @RegularNormalDayGuy: The "snippets" on the character sheet often don't include every single bit of information from the full feature description. (Though such requirements should probably be included...) \$\endgroup\$
    – V2Blast
    Oct 22 '20 at 4:59

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