If Phantasmal Force is Heightened, does the target receive a penalty on both its initial Int Save and the subsequent Investigation check?

  • \$\begingroup\$ I edited your title to match what I think your question is; feel free to edit or revert if I didn't get it right. \$\endgroup\$
    – Miniman
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 22:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ Perhaps edit it to accurately reflect that there's only one save. The second "save" as labelled here is actually an ability check that must use the character/creatures action. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 28, 2016 at 7:57

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Heightened Spell gives disadvantage on the first saving throw a creature makes to resist the spell's effect. An ability check is not a saving throw and even it it were, subsequent checks would no longer be the first the creatures makes to resist the spell's effects.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you! I'm probably not going to get that Metamagic. \$\endgroup\$
    – John Doe
    Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 0:11

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