Questions tagged [illusion]

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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Can magic aura target an illusion?

I (a player) want to put illusory walls into a dungeon, but do not want them to appear to detect magic and possibly detect secret doors. The issue is that illusory wall does not "create" anything as ...
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What happens when you use a projected image to cast a teleportation spell on another creature?

The spell Project Image creates a shadowy duplicate that the caster can use to deliver spells. If you desire, any spell you cast whose range is touch or greater can originate from the projected ...
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Does Mask of Many Faces / Disguise Self move with the target?

One of my players wants to permanently disguise self cause he is a tiefling warlock that has the Mask of Many Faces invocation. If he uses it, will it move along with him as he talks or will it stand ...
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Can caster of illusion opt to believe their own illusion?

Related: Are Illusionists subject to their own illusions? My character is a Forest Gnome. He is afraid of blood, so I want him to cast Minor Illusion to create cloth covering the blood of his ...
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Can Minor Illusion create sounds/images that the caster has never seen or heard?

Does minor illusion require prior knowledge of the sound/image in order to create it (similar to Wild Shape requirements?) Or is it more like polymorph that doesn't have any restriction and I could ...
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How can an illusion spell fool true seeing?

A true seeing effect allows the creature to automatically "see through illusions," and many powerful monsters possess a constant ability that grants the monster an effect like true seeing (e.g. some ...
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Can an illusion carry an object made real by Illusory Reality?

Say I create a smith with Major Image, and use Illusory Reality to make his hammer real. Obviously, the hammer is physical, and can do physical things, provided it doesn't do damage. However, could ...
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Can you dispel only part of a magical effect?

What Dispel Magic enables you to do is to end a magical effect. Say someone casts an illusion on a small room with Major Image to make it appear to be on fire. But, to add some real danger to it, ...
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Can I use Project Image and Ethereal to make an illusory, ethereal scout?

Situation: A spell caster casts Ethereal to enter the Border Ethereal, creates an illusory copy of herself by using project image while she is in the Border Ethereal, and then dismisses Ethereal. ...
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Casting mislead while in the ethereal plane

If mislead is cast while the spellcaster is in the Border Ethereal (from the etherealness spell), is the illusory copy created in the ethereal plane? If yes, then would it remain there also after ...
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Can the illusory copies from Mislead move through walls?

Can the intangible illusory copies obtained by casting mislead move through walls? If the illusory copies cannot move through walls, what would happen if an illusory copy tries to push someone else?
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Does Ethereal Sight let you discern reality from illusions?

Does Ethereal Sight let you discern reality from illusions?
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Can Dark Delirium be used to charm an opponent into hurting itself?

The Dark Delirium Warlock ability plunges a creature into an Illusory Realm and it rolls a Wisdom Save. Upon a failure, the creature is either Frightened or Charmed by the Warlock. Things about the ...
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Can Minor Illusion/Silent Image be used to make it look like you're about to cast other spells, to waste enemy Counterspells or Dispels?

Can the "Minor Illusion" cantrip or "Silent Image" spell be used to emulate the casting of other spells? Thus hopefully tricking another spell caster into wasting a 3rd lvl or higher spell slot to ...
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What is the AC of an image created by Silent Image?

What is the AC of a figment creature, such as that created by Silent Image? For context, in Pathfinder it is 10 + size modifier.
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Does Sunlight Sensitivity impose disadvantage when in illusory sunlight?

Inspired from here Does the Daylight spell count as "direct sunlight" for the purposes of Sunlight Sensitivity? I want to cast Major Illusion just outside a window to make an illusion of ...
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Will the illusion of a creature, of a given type, trigger a spell contingent upon the creature type?

While exploring the answer to this question the question arose about whether or not the illusion of a creature type would have sufficed for magic requiring a given creature type to work. Is an ...
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Could an illusionary light spell like this work?

Would it be possible to create a "light" spell which is under the illusion school of magic instead of evocation like the original light spell is? My thought was to make a spell which would fail to ...
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Could a druid wild-shape into a beast which they'd only seen an illusion of?

Inspired by another question I am curious. Say a druid has never seen a bear (as an example; any particular beast will do), but has seen an illusion of a bear, and furthermore failed their save vs. ...
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Attacking a permanent image

If a player attacks a permanent image set in place as a trap to stall enemies I am assuming the image has an AC of 10+size mod as per the spell major image. If the player succeeds on their attack ...
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How does True Sight interact with illusions made real?

Related to my other question about illusions and true sight, the third comment on this answer here brings up a question on how true sight interacts with illusory reality. Illusory Reality: At 14th ...
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Does physical interaction with an illusion reveal it to all present?

Many illusion spells contain a statement about physical interaction with the illusion. From Minor Illusion: ... Physical interaction with the image reveals it to be an illusion, because things can ...
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How many Programmed Images can we have in waiting?

I love Programmed Image. It is like an contingency persistent image which stakcs with contingency. But I noticed something: This spell functions like silent image, except that this spell's figment ...
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Making a false wall with Silent Image (vs Illusory Wall)

Can Silent Image be used to make an illusory wall? I think it can, but there is an spell called Illusionary Wall which specifically does that. If I can use Silent Image to make an illusion of a wall, ...
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Drones always see through Improved Invisibility?

Drones resist illusions with their object resistance, which is 15+. Thus even the simplest drone has at least 15 dice, and the sophisticated ones have even more, so unless one is rather lucky (or very ...
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Major Image on creature

Yesterday we encountered a godlike barbarian with 4 clerics behind him. I thought to do Major Image on the enemy Boss to seem like he takes much less damage and to order them to come melee. It's worth ...
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What happens if you try to counterspell a spell cast by a projected image?

A wizard has a projected image. The wizard tries to cast a spell through the projected image. Someone else has an action ready to cast a dispel magic to counterspell the wizard. The dispel magic ...
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Would a simulacrum created by a simulacrum of a caster that can cast simulacrum remain behind if the original simulacrum is destroyed? [duplicate]

A simulacrum of a caster can use magic, or this line would not make sense: [...] nor can it regain expended Spell Slots. But a caster can only have one simulacrum: If you cast this spell again, ...
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To what extent do the figment school rules prevent figments from functioning?

The figment school rules state that: Figments cannot make something seem to be something else. However, many figment spells are clearly intended to do just that, and some of them even specify ...
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Can the spell Silent Image be used to change your face?

I am starting a new game in Pathfinder. I will be a 5th level Magus Drow Noble. He will be a chaotic good character who escaped his city and is trying to do good in the world. My problem is that ...
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When does a pursuer in a chase make a check to notice my sudden illusory hiding place?

According to Can I use Minor Illusion to create a wall, hide behind it, and attack with advantage?, if I am being chased, round a corner and create an illusory 5×5 crate via Minor Illusion (and ...
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Can you hide a Delayed Blast Fireball in a Minor Illusion?

The spell text for Minor Illusion says it cant create any sensory effects: does this include blocking the glowing of the Delayed Blast Fireball until its detonation?
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Can an illusion of being larger or smaller affect odds of being hit?

Veil says You can make the subjects appear to be anything you wish. The subjects look, feel, and smell just like the creatures the spell makes them resemble. Let's say I make myself look like an ...
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Can you create an illusion of empty space?

I've been thinking of various ways for a crafty Illusionist/Rogue to 'hide in plain sight' by essentially creating the cover that they want to hide behind. Ideas include things like: Create a wall ...
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How does Malleable Illusion interact with an illusory object made real by Illusory Reality?

This is similar to this question, but the other way around. How does Malleable Illusion interact with an illusory object made real by Illusory Reality? For example, if I make a silent image of a ...
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Can static illusions be cast on moving objects so the illusion moves with them?

Can static illusions be cast on and move with moving objects? As a 20th-level Illusionist Wizard, I can make an illusion of: a functioning volcano (Mirage Arcane) or a ferocious monster (Major Image)...
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Are illusions automatically revealed if someone knows I am an illusionist?

If NPCs know that a character frequently uses illusions, such as they have seen them cast some before, would the illusion automatically fade? If it was copying another spell's effect, like darkness, ...
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Is the illusory double created by the Mislead spell tangible?

Mislead You become invisible at the same time that an illusory double of you appears where you are standing. The double lasts for the duration, but the invisibility ends if you attack or cast a spell. ...
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Microcosm and mind affecting abilities

The power microcosm causes a creature’s senses to be pinched off from the real world and completely fabricated from within its own mind. My question is whether telepathy and mind-affecting spells and ...
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Can Phantasmal Force apply conditions?

Phantasmal Force can be used to place a delusion inside a creature's head for the duration. I understand that the spell is worded very openly to encourage creative usage, but I'm not sure about how I ...
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When is it appropriate for a creature to investigate Phantasmal Force? [duplicate]

Phantasmal Force can be used to place a delusion inside a creature's head for the duration. I understand that the spell is worded very openly to encourage creative usage, but I'm not sure about how I ...
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When is physical interaction or examining an illusion acceptable?

I'm playing a Bard in my current campaign and I like to use illusions to control the battlefield. Think of casting walls, boxes, and other goodies to hide or split the battlefield. Now, the DM ...
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Do NPCs get an Investigation check vs Thaumaturgy?

Thaumaturgy creates effects, such as sounds, that could technically be considered illusions. As with the Minor Illusion spell, do characters that make Intelligence (Investigation) checks vs the spell-...
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At what point do you count as interacting with an illusion?

When you are in the presence of an illusion, at what point do you count as having interacted with it, granting you a will save to disbelieve?
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What happens if the first layer of a multi-layered illusion is busted?

I have the Silent Image and Disguise Self spells. Let's say I Disguise as a muscular gladiator, then I make a Silent Image of a muscular gladiator on my own space, but a tiny bit bigger so that it ...
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What happens when Invisible Spell modifies silent image?

When using the feat Invisible Spell to modify the spell silent image, is it accurate to say that the resulting image will only be seen by those who can see invisibility? This could add another layer ...
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Are illusions just mind tricks or do they produce physical images and sounds?

Do illusions exist as images and sounds in the world, like holograms, or do they exist only in the beholder's mind, like mass hallucinations? There are paragraphs in the PHB that can support both ...
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What limitation is intended by Seeming's "basic arrangement of limbs"?

The description of the spell Seeming contains the following text (emphasis mine) You can make each creature seem 1 foot shorter or taller and appear thin, fat, or in between. You can’t change a ...
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An enemy successfully makes a check against an illusion. Does malleable illusions require a new check?

Malleable illusion: Starting at 6th level, when you cast an illusion spell that has a duration of 1 minute or longer, you can use your action to change the nature of that illusion (using the spell’...
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Minor Illusion as Camouflage? [duplicate]

Minor Illusion can be up to a 5 cu ft in dimension as described in the spell. Any thing that touches the Illusion goes through it like it would a hologram then, right? Can you then hide inside the 5 ...