Questions tagged [divination]

For questions related to game mechanics that involve divining the future, scrying, or other forms of magical or divine information gathering.

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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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What are outcome-changing circumstances mentioned in Augury and Divination?

This is one of those naval-gazing questions that may have actual mechanical bearing. Both Augury and Divination predict the outcome of future events: In the case of Augury "the results of a ...
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We know someone is scrying on us. Is there anything we can do about it?

It would be unusual, to me, if there were no spell in the world that could "feedback" (as my DM puts it) on the scryer. We're usually really creative about this sort of thing, but on this we have no ...
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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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How should Augury work when the course of action relies on a skill check?

My party's Cleric has just picked up Augury. It's clearly a spell that garners some understandable confusion, but I don't think this precise question's been asked before. How should I, as DM, answer ...
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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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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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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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Does the Detect Magic spell detect any external divination spells?

Suppose a spellcaster NPC is using a divination spell on the party to either spy on them or locate them such as Locate Creature or Clairvoyance or (especially) the Scrying spell. Would a player ...