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For questions about illusions, effects or manifestations that deceive the senses or minds of others. They cause people to perceive what is not there, miss what is there, or remember things that never happened. Magical illusions may create phantom images visible to all creatures, but some also plant the image directly in the mind of its target.

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Is passive Investigation essentially truesight against illusions?

I have been thinking about this for a few days (since taking the Observant feat specifically) and have now seen my logic backed up in this question. Let's assume a character has 20 passive ...
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From how far away can an illusion be investigated?

Question: At what distance is one able to investigate objects and/or their surroundings with the intent of identifying/finding illusions? Context: The party is in a cliché illusion-filled dungeon. ...
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What are the limits to a half-dragon using the Disguise Self spell?

My understanding is that a half-dragon can't use the spell disguise self to appear human. A half-dragon just has too many limbs for that to work properly, not to mention technically the dragon is no ...
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Does the Dispel Magic spell work on the Mirror Image spell?

Looking at both this question about how faerie fire interacts with mirror image and this question about whether you can target the illusory duplicates themselves, I saw that both quote this section of ...
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Can the image from Mirror Image be a target of an attack or effect?

The mirror image spell description says Each time a creature targets you with an attack during the spell's duration, roll a d20 to determine whether the attack instead targets one of your ...
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What's the meaning of 'relies on senses other than sight' in the Mirror Image spell?

The mirror image spell description says A creature is unaffected by this spell if it can't see, if it relies on senses other than sight, such as blindsight, or if it can perceive illusions as false,...
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Is it possible to use the Mirror Image spell with the Devil's Sight invocation and the Darkness spell effectively?

The Darkness spell gives enemies disadvantage when attacking me (as I'd have devils sight), and I can’t be targeted directly with a save spell in the darkness. The Mirror Image spell gives me a ...
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Does the Legion of Sentinels illusion spell work on Oozes?

I recently had players fight a Brown Pudding in my game, then the Thief/Beguiler of the group casted a Illusion spell called Legion of Sentinels (PHB2 p. 116). A headbutting ensued with him about the ...
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If I animate a corpse made real by the Illusory Reality ability, does it become an illusion after 1 minute?

To better explain my question, the process follows as such step by step (assuming the caster is of a level to cast and use all proposed abilities): Spellcaster casts Major Image to create a corpse on ...
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Does Phantasmal Force end if the target gains truesight?

Context: If an Illusion wizard casts Phantasmal Force on themselves, can they use the Illusory Reality feature to make things only they can see real? That question is about what happens when an ...
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Can the Illusion wizard's Illusory Reality feature be used to pass through a Wall of Force or Forcecage?

This is a follow-up to another question of mine: Can Nolzur's Marvelous Pigments be used to open a hole or door through a Wall of Force or Forcecage? Illusionist Wizards get the Illusory Reality ...
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Which spell or spells could create this illusion?

I'm planning a high-level adventure which is giving me a lot of doubts. The premise is: A farmer discovered in an abandoned mine a talisman that grants illusion powers (a homebrew magic item). The ...
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How can I orchestrate a fight between a Major Image and a gullible combatant?

Picture this: the 10th level Fighter NPC has been engaging in close quarters combat with the party's Monk for several rounds. The Fighter misses every attack, until finally, she lands a blow. But, ...
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If I create magical darkness with the Silent Image spell, can I see through it if I have the Devil's Sight warlock invocation?

Since Devil's Sight allows one to see through magical and nonmagical darkness, and Silent Image can create any visual phenomenon, can I create darkness as a visual phenomenon which Devil's Sight can ...
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How do shadow Conjuration/Evocation spells appear and work at 100%?

At 15th level, an NPC wizard with the Shadow caster archetype using the solid Shadow metamagic feat casts Greater Shadow Conjuration, mimicking a Hungry Pit against a party of PCs. Say they all make ...
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Would the Disguise Self spell be able to reveal hidden birthmarks/tattoos (of the person they're disguised as) to a character?

I wanted to know in case I had ever wanted to have an NPC that has a hidden birthmark and I didn't want the players to just guess it. Waybe what I really wanna know is if the illusion in Disguise ...
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Is there a way to read Illusory Script apart from truesight?

I have a letter my players found on some dead cultists containing orders/etc. hidden with Illusory Script. Is there a way of them finding out what is written on the letter apart from having truesight ...
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Can the Programmed Illusion spell cause damage or blindness?

For the spell Programmed Illusion, is there a maximum volume? Minor Illusion can go as high as a scream, which is only a cantrip while this is Level 6. Would it be possible for Programmed Illusion ...
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Would a Trickery Domain cleric's illusion from Invoke Duplicity allow an allied rogue to Sneak Attack?

The Trickery Domain Cleric gets access to Invoke Duplicity at 2nd level, which states: As an action, you create a perfect illusion of yourself that lasts for 1 minute, or until you lose your ...
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How to hide a construction site without hindering the workers?

Let's say you have a building site that could fit in a roughly 100 feet square. And you want to hide it without hindering workers. Now you could use the mirage arcane spell to hide the building but, ...
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What effects would invisible or illusioned holy symbols have on casting for a cleric?

If a cleric decided to have their holy symbol invisible would it affect any of the uses of it? Such as the ability to channel, casting spells with divine focus, and possibly preparing spells (this one ...
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How does a Spiritual Weapon interact with illusions of creatures when it is moved?

The description for spiritual weapon states that (emphasis mine) You create a floating, spectral weapon within range that lasts for the duration or until you cast this spell again. When you cast ...
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Does my Trickery cleric's duplicate provoke opportunity attacks?

My Tymora Cleric used her Invoke Duplicity feature and is now in melee combat with an enemy. The duplicate is also within 5 feet of the enemy, distracted him and granting advantage to my attacks. ...
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What happens if I try to grapple an illusory duplicate from the Mirror Image spell?

A grapple attempt is an attack - a special melee attack: When you want to grab a creature or wrestle with it, you can use the Attack action to make a special melee attack, a grapple. If you're able ...
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How does Spiritual Weapon interact with Illusions?

There were two Silent Images mimicking a fight between a seemingly helpless woman and a harpy at quite some distance. The PCs (good souls that they are) decided to save the woman, and as soon as able ...
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Is a creature with Blindsight affected by illusions?

Is a creature with Blindsight affected by illusions? For example, would a bat familiar be able to see through a Disguise Self spell? My understanding is that it can certainly "see" through ...
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Undead tripping an illusory pit trap--how will they react?

My PCs have cast a Silent Image over an open pit trap. There will be undead following them who will trip the trap--only, will the trap really be tripped if the illusion of the floor remains despite a ...
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Can a caster concentrate continuously for as long as the GM allows or is there a game-defined limit?

I enjoy illusion spells as they can be quite potent depending on one's creativity. I want to encourage the use of them in situations like this, but I want to be fair and follow RAW as much as possible....
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Another Dream Question! [closed]

5th level Dream! Its a fun and creative spell. Though how creative can one be? What activities can the messenger and or the target of Dream do while under the affects of the spell? Can they cast ...
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If I cast Silent Image on a boat, does the illusion move with the boat? [duplicate]

If I cast Silent Image on a boat, does it move with the boat or do I have to use an action to make it move with the boat? The situation is this, my party is floating down a large river and I want to ...
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How does invisibility and blur interact with ongoing visual spell effects that are not light?

How does invisibility and blur interact with ongoing visual spell effects that are not light? A character in my campaign often uses slipstream to move around because they are a merfolk, and likes the ...
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Can the “discrete sounds” from a single casting of Minor Illusion be unrelated sounds chosen during the duration?

The Minor Illusion cantrip lets you create either an image or a sound for one minute. The text for the sound case says: If you create a sound, its volume can range from a whisper to a scream. It ...
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Do sounds created by Minor Illusion have to have a single fixed origin point?

The Minor Illusion cantrip lets you create either an image or a sound for one minute. The text gives a variety of explicit and implied restrictions if you create an image, but seems extremely broad if ...
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Casting “Seeming” on unconscious creatures [closed]

So, in a campaign I just joined, my character is secretly going to be trying to kidnap one of the other PC's much later in the game, to use as a sacrifice for a pact of demons. She's role-playing to ...
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Is there an item or spell to see through the Disguise Self spell?

I'm playing a Firbolg character. The Firbolg's racial Firbolg Magic trait (VGtM, p. 107) allows them to cast disguise self once per short rest. As part of the character's backstory I want someone to ...
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If one is sure that he is perceiving an illusion, having not interacted with or investigated it, can he see, hear, etc. through it?

I am specifically asking about the many spells (e.g. major image, silent image, etc.) that contain the following text or similar: Physical interaction with the image reveals it to be an illusion, ...
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Does the Major Image spell allow the caster to fill the 20 ft cube with as many “body doubles” as he/she sees fit?

For reference, the major image spell description states: You create the image of an object, a creature, or some other visible phenomenon (1) that is no larger than a 20-foot cube. The image ...
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Does True Seeing automatically detect the illusions from Weird? [duplicate]

The weird spell creates illusions in the minds of those it is cast upon (unless they make their save). The true seeing spell gives truesight, which grants the automatic detection of visual illusions ...
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Do the illusory duplicates created by the Mirror Image spell vanish when hit by a non-damaging attack?

The mirror image spell creates 3 illusory duplicates of the caster, and states that an image vanishes if an attack is directed at it and beats its AC. Does that still work if the attack wouldn't ...
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Does the Phantasmal Killer spell actually produce an image that the target can't approach?

The phantasmal killer spell produces an illusion only the target can see and also applies the frightened condition. But the frightened condition prevents the victim from approaching the source of ...
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Can the Minor Illusion spell be cast without line of sight?

Can minor illusion be cast without line of sight? For example, could you cast it behind a wall or through a closed door? Or do you need to see where it’s being manifested? I can't seem to find any ...
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Can a Drunken Master monk use the Redirect Attack feature when the Mirror Image spell causes them to not be hit?

If you have mirror image active and a creature targets you with an attack and doesn't hit you due to your mirror image spell, does that allow you to use the Drunken Master monk's Redirect Attack ...
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Is there a divine caster class/archetype that has access to a significant number of illusion spells?

I like the idea of creating a tricky, illusion-wielding, stealthy Cleric of Sivanvah ("patron goddess of illusion magic, tricksters, and those who keep secrets"). I know I can make a Cleric with the ...
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How can I alter the appearance of my face at will without using a spell slot?

I am trying to create a Lucifer-type player character from the TV show Lucifer where he changes his face temporarily to his true (devil) face to scare and intimidate others. I would like to be able to ...
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Does Disguise Self make parts of you invisible?

Part of the disguise self spell says: If you use this spell to appear thinner than you are, the hand of someone who reaches out to touch you would bump into you while it was seemingly still in ...
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How can an illusion created by Major Image carry on a conversation?

The major image spell description says: Similarly, you can cause the illusion to make different sounds at different times, even making it carry on a conversation, for example. To what lengths can ...
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Can the Minor Illusion spell hide the “visibly magical” nature of an object conjured by the Minor Conjuration feature?

A Wizard who chooses the School of Conjuration at level 2 can use Minor Conjuration (PHB, p. 116) to conjure a smallish non-magical item that they have seen before such as a hammer, a gem, gold coin ...
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How would something passing through an illusion of fog or mist reveal it to be illusory?

Minor illusion says: If you create an image of an object - such as a chair, muddy footprints, or a small chest - it must be no larger than a 5-foot cube. The image can't create sound, light, smell, ...
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What is the movement speed of major image?

When using my action to move my major image, what is the movement speed of the image for that turn?
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Can an Illusion wizard use Illusory Reality to create a sun?

An idea came to mind while playing a game that involved vampires to create an illusionary sun or something that creates sunlight so that they fight while in sunlight. So if a 14th-level wizard were to ...