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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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How does 'Mirage Arcane' interact with damage types, speed, and Concentration?

Reading over different questions about 'Mirage Arcane', I've come to what I believe is a fair understanding of what the spell can do, but I'm left with a few questions. So far, my understanding of the ...
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Does the target of sanctuary lose the effect of the spell if they attack an illusion?

This question is inspired by on this question but is focused on the sanctuary spell instead of the rage feature. The last line of the Sanctuary spell is - If the warded creature makes an attack or ...
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Does a barbarian's rage end if they attack an illusion of a creature?

Here is the pertinent wording of the Rage feature: Your rage lasts for 1 minute. It ends early if you are knocked unconscious or if your turn ends and you haven't attacked a hostile creature ...
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Can the Illusion wizard's Illusory Reality feature be used to make food or potions?

Can the School of Illusion wizard’s Illusory Reality feature be used for self-sustainment and healing? Illusory Reality specifies that “you can choose one inanimate, nonmagical object that is part of ...
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Can the Silent Image spell create an illusion of multiple creatures or objects?

I am creating a 2nd-level Warlock, and I was planning on taking the Misty Visions eldritch invocation. This Invocation gives the ability to cast Silent Image at will. I have been doing a search online ...
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Can Programmed Illusion respond to its environs, or must it perform the same thing every time?

Programmed Illusion: You create an illusion of an object, a creature, or some other visible phenomenon within range that activates when a specific condition occurs. The illusion is imperceptible ...
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If an arrow passes through an illusionary wall of fire created by the Major Image spell, does it reveal it as an illusion?

The Major Image spell description says: 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 at a spot that you ...
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Can Deck of Illusion illusions do non-harmful actions?

I'm a noob DM. By a random table result I gave my players a Deck of Illusion. My question is about what things an illusion can really do, as the description says. An illusory creature appears ...
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What happens when an invisible creature interacts with an illusion?

What happens when an invisible creature physically interacts with a minor illusion from the perspective of that creature and from the perspective of another creature that is looking at the illusion at ...
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Does the Silent Image spell require the caster to actually have visual contact with the area they want to place the effect on?

Does the silent image spell require the caster to actually have visual contact with the area they want to place the effect on? Or, is the 60-foot radius all that matters, even if it is behind a ...
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What restrictions are there on the appearance of glamoured studded leather armor?

I was wondering about the glamoured aspect of glamoured studded leather armor. The description states that: You can also use a bonus action to speak the armor's command word and cause the armor to ...
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Would the Dimension Door spell trigger or bypass the Mental Prison spell?

After failing the saving throw for mental prison, the target is subjected, among other things, to this: If the target is moved out of the illusion, makes a melee attack through it, or reaches any ...
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Can you cast silent image around someone, blinding them if they fail their save? [duplicate]

I am playing as a Warlock with the Misty Visions Eldritch Invocation. I see a group of enemies, and I cast Silent Image to create a 15 x 15 rock in the space(s) that they are occupying. If they ...
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Can an object created by Silent Image be visibly hollow?

I am envisioning a scenario where you create a 15 x 15 room or building viewed through a door to have an interior. Does the object created by Silent Image have to appear as a solid object? Or could ...
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Does the spell Silent Image allow you to cast an image of an empty room, hiding the room's occupants? [duplicate]

I am a warlock in a place I am not supposed to be in. I hear someone walking toward the area I am in. I am unsure if they are already close enough to tell that the door is open. I cast Silent Image ...
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Is this homebrew “Mask of Illusion” spell balanced?

The goal of the following spell is to cause observers to think that the target is an illusion. For example, you could cast this spell on yourself while entering a sleeping dragon's lair and if the ...
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How can I curtail abuse of the Illusion wizard's Illusory Reality feature?

I'd like to know some methods of curtailing the abuse of the Illusion wizard's Illusory Reality feature in a game. Right now I have a player here running roughshod over the other GMs in the group by ...
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Can you illusion a window out of a solid wall?

Right now I'm designing a dungeon that is actually a ruined castle, but with illusion magic it appears to be restored to its original shape. One of the key parts I need is a window, which is actually ...
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Do teammates automatically resist (and break) illusions?

I'm a new GM running my first Shadowrun 5e campaign. Among others, the team of runners includes: A Decker with augmented eyes that offer some excellent perception rolls A Face who's got some middling ...
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Can the Minor Illusion cantrip be used to create advantage? [duplicate]

If I use Minor Illusion to create the image of a brick wall filling the square in front of me, do I have advantage for my attacks with Fire Bolt? I can see through it, but my enemies cannot. Assume ...
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Is the illusory copy of the caster from the Project Image spell immune to any types of damage?

The spell Project Image states: The illusion looks and sounds like you but is intangible. and also If the illusion takes any damage, it disappears, and the spell ends. Does the intangibility ...
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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 ...