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Questions tagged [divination]

For questions related divining the future, scrying, and other forms of magical or divine information gathering.

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Portent, as it relates to the Gambling downtime rules from Xanathar's Guide to Everything

The Gambling downtime rules in XGtE state that it takes the character a workweek (5 days) and a stake of between 10gp and 1000gp to partake in the gambling downtime activity. The resolution of this ...
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Will an Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location protect an invisible character from being observed by True Sight or Robe of Eyes?

Will an Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location protect an invisible character from being observed directly with divination magic? I get that the Amulet would prevent the wearer from being ...
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Can a creature with a Mind Blank spell active on itself target itself with Encode Thoughts?

Can a creature with an active mind blank spell target itself with encode thoughts? My gut instinct was no. Upon further review, maybe? For context: I am playing a divination wizard in a West ...
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For the Divination wizard's Portent feature, how do “glimpses of the future” manifest? [closed]

The Divination wizard's Portent feature description (PHB, p. 116) begins: Starting at 2nd level when you choose this school, glimpses of the future begin to press in on your awareness. Most of the ...
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Does a failed Locate Creature foil Nystul's Magic Aura?

Context An evil wizard has used True Polymorph to make one of their minions resemble the king. As a precaution against diviners, the wizard also casts Nystul's Magic Aura, "Mask", for 30 days, which ...
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Can I cast Nondetection and Divination spells on myself?

I have a simple question: If I cast a nondetection spell on me can I also cast spells like detect magic on myself while I'm under the nondetection effect?
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Who is targeted when Scrying's target is ambiguous?

The 5th level spell Scrying allows you to attempt to magically spy on a creature. The caster doesn't even need to have met the creature to attempt this. What happens when the target the caster has ...
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Does Mind Blank also protect your gear?

Does Mind Blank protect magic items or even normal gear that is on the Mind Blanked target from divination spells (including but not limited to Detect Magic, Locate Object, etc.)? Another player and ...
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Does a target of the Scrying spell know they were targeted?

Does a target of the scrying spell know that they were the target of the spell, either as the spell is being cast or after the target makes their saving throw? The text of the spell seems to leave it ...
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What happens if you scry a target that's invisible?

What happens if you scry a target with either scrying or greater scrying while the subject is under the effects of a (Greater) invisibility spell? This is assuming the target fails her will save and ...
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Portent and spell preparation: which comes first?

Both the dice rolls for the 2nd-level School of Divination Wizard class feature Portent and a Wizard's spell preparation occur "when you finish a long rest". Which comes first - or can a Wizard PC ...
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How reliable is Druidcraft weather prediction?

Barring Control Weather or other unnaturally weather alteration, how reliable is the weather prediction part of Druidcraft cantrip? You create a tiny, harmless sensory effect that predicts what the ...
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How does Nondetection affect Clairvoyance and Scrying?

How does Nondetection protect from divination magic? When someone casts Clairvoyance or Scrying on a place/creature other than the target and there is something/someone protected by Nondetection in ...
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Does Locate Object lock on a target?

The spell description reads: Alternatively, the spell can locate the nearest object of a particular kind, such as a certain kind of apparel, jewelry, furniture, tool, or weapon. This spell can’...
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Creating a Fortress that Allows Owner to Scry, but Blocks Others

I'm a GM designing the remote fortress of an ancient-but-still-living archmage (>=20th level?). The archmage lives in society at present, and only returns to his fortress a few times per year, or as ...
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Divination Wizard vs Closed Envelope

I am playing a level 6 Divination Wizard in a D&D 5e game. My character has been entrusted with an envelope by a person who's untrustworthy but not necessarily malevolent, and asked to deliver it, ...
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How does nondetection interact with School of Divination's Portent?

As the title suggests, me and some friends had a disussion on this. First, here is the RAW from PHB on Portent (PHB 116): Starting at 2nd leel when you choose this school, glimpses of the future ...
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Can Wands trigger the effect of “Insightful Divination”?

The feat Insightful Divination gives you a bonus on initiative whenever you use a divination spell. Does casting a spell via the use of a spell-trigger item, such as a wand or a scroll, count for the ...
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There appears to be significant overlap between Divination and other schools. What truly defines a divination spell? [closed]

The more I look at spell schools, the more I notice that Divination seems to be severely underdeveloped and mechanically overspecialized, while also suffering from too much overlap with other schools, ...
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How to handle Seer spells so they don't either waste time or make playing tedious?

Some of the fantasy magic systems we are/were playing provide spell casters with access to spells that provide the player with information about future events. Now, we know from many movies and ...