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Questions tagged [illusion]

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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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 ...
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Can a creature with Truesight ignore the tactile elements of Mirage Arcane?

Mirage arcane is a powerful illusion spell that: includes audible, visual, tactile, and olfactory elements However, the spell description adds: Creatures with truesight can see through the ...
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How can I design an illusion that forces a PC to do something if they fail the saving throw? [closed]

I'm currently designing a dungeon that will try to tempt the various PCs with objects or items. Specifically, in a room with the illusion of being filled with treasure, if a PC fails a WIS saving ...
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When do you not save from Ghost Sound?

Ghost Sound saving throw includes "(if interacted with)". I had assumed this meant "if you hear it" in which case all folks would get a save, however, it was pointed out to me then why have this in ...
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Can targets see through Disguise Self/Seeming if they succeed on the Investigation check?

The one answer to my previous question suggests that all Illusions conjured by Disguise Self and Seeming can be seen through by the user, but not by outside viewers. The two spells Disguise Self and ...
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Can Characters See Through Seeming?

I was looking for a way to potentially counter a medusa's petrifying gaze when something hit me: Why not cast the 5th level spell Seeming on her face, giving her a blindfold or something so I can no ...
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Disbelieving illusions in a room full of traps

So, I would like to alter a room with Mirage Arcana. The plan is to have barbed wire and traps around the room but for the room to be seen as empty. If a player interacts with the wire or a trap they ...
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Does the Invisibility spell hide the illusory appearance produced by the Seeming spell?

Our party was infiltrating a town under the guise of the seeming spell. We then decided that in order to further investigate an area, some of our party would go invisible. We ruled that the ...
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Can I have two castings of minor illusion active at the same time?

I had made a new half-elf sorcerer who will soon be a rogue multi-class. His spells are based off of what a rogue would choose them to be, such as fog cloud, mage hand, and minor illusion. In addition,...
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Illusory Reality & Malleable Illusions - what is “one object”?

I DM for a player who is considering creating a School of Illusion Wizard. They have correctly noted that many things about illusions in the game are open to interpretation, and have asked me to let ...
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Do objects made real by Illusory Reality persist (briefly) after the end of the spell?

The 14th-level School of Illusion wizard feature, Illusory Reality, can make an object in an illusion spell real for one minute (PHB, p. 118): When you cast an illusion spell of 1st level or higher,...
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If you cast Disguise Self and then Project Image, is the illusory copy from Project Image disguised?

Disguise self's description contains the following: You make yourself--including your clothing, armor, weapons, and other belongings on your person--look different until the spell ends or until you ...
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Can you become “visible” by casting Disguise Self?

Some characters in my campaign were involved in a magical experiment. Said experiment went wrong and the participants were all afflicted with (randomly determined) side effects. One of the ...
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Can you use the Seeming spell and the Illusion Wizard's Illusory Reality feature to swap out an enemy's weapon?

The seeming spell description states: This spell allows you to change the appearance of any number of creatures that you can see within range. You give each target you choose a new, illusory ...
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Can Major Image or Minor Illusion block the view of a beholder's eye stalks?

I was reading the Monster Manual and got to the beholder (Monster Manual, p. 28). It says that the beholder can target three targets it can see. If I used the major image or minor illusion spells, ...
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What are the vertical limits of Mirage Arcane?

The mirage arcane spell indicates that it can alter the appearance of terrain in 1 mile square to appear different and ostensibly act function differently as discussed here and here. Within the spell,...
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Can I use the Mirage Arcane spell to walk on top of a stretch of ocean?

I'm not entirely sure how to ask this question since this spell starts bending reality in ways that are difficult for me to envision. To be fair, though, that's kind of the point. This answer posits ...
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Can Illusory Walls be created to be transparent one way?

Must an illusory wall be "viewed" from both directions? For example one that is over a door, clearly from one direction the door will look like a wall, but would it not also hide the door from the ...
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Illusory Reality physics & damage question [duplicate]

Ignoring rules for fun via house ruling or assuming the School of Illusion wizard's Illusory Reality feature (PHB p. 118) can do damage through indirect means: What is the highest point you could drop ...
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Can an illusion give a player partial cover?

I'm in an argument with a player at my table, he says hiding behind some bushes while shooting arrows at my monsters gives him partial cover because they can only see his head and shoulders. So they'...
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Does Minor Illusion break only when someone spends an action to investigate it?

Using Minor Illusion to create a 5x5' cube of stone, one of my players who was a 6'4" ranger claimed it gave him three quarters cover and that he was shooting over it. I was okay with that. But after ...
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Can you move a Major Image to where you can't see it?

The major image spell states: Range: 120 feet [...] You create the image of an object a creature or some other visible phenomenon that is no larger than a 20-foot cube. The image appears ...
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Can Invoke Duplicity's illusion (the Trickery cleric's Channel Divinity) reach spaces the cleric could not?

The Trickery Domain cleric (PHB p. 62-63) gains the Invoke Duplicity ability as a Channel Divinity option at 2nd level: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Channel Divinity to create an ...
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“Tele-fragging” with Illusory Reality

The 14th-level Illusion Wizard feature, Illusory Reality, allows you to make an object in an illusion real (PHB p. 118): Illusory Reality. By 14th level, you have learned the secret of weaving ...
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Would forcing armour on a wizard through Illusion 'Harm' them?

A wizard wearing armour that they are not proficient in is unable to cast spells. Would it be possible to force a wizard into armour using a combination of Illusion and Illusory Reality? For example, ...
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Can a “real” illusion be seen through?

Most illusions spells include a clause allowing the illusion to be "seen through". From major image: Physical interaction with the image reveals it to be an illusion, because things can pass ...
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Can you cast spells through remote illusions?

The Project Image spell allows the caster to control an illusion of themselves from a significant distance away. They can see and hear through the eyes and ears of the illusion. The illusion can ...
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How are attacks against illusions, in particular one made by Major Image, resolved?

A School of Illusion wizard (PHB p. 118) uses major image in combat to create an illusion of a monk to draw attacks from an orc. He says it takes the Dodge action and stays out of reach of the orc's ...
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Is an Illusory Dragon a creature?

The Illusory Dragon spell creates a "tangible" illusion that "occupies its space as if it were a creature". But is it actually a creature for mechanical purposes? If it is a creature, that opens up a ...
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Is Silent Image animated if an action is not used to move it?

You can use your action to cause the image to move to any spot within range. As the image changes location you can alter its appearance so that its movement appear naturel for the image. So, we ...
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If I discern Minor Illusion, does it become transparent?

The minor illusion spell uses the following rules in the last paragraph of the spell description for how a creature determines whether or not the illusion is actually an illusion: If a creature ...