Questions tagged [invisibility]

For questions about invisibility. Invisibility is more than transparency; it can potentially make something impossible to detect through any means. Questions about how it works, when to use it, and what can be done to stop it fit in here.

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If you drink a Potion of Invisibility, do you become visible if you are hit?

If you drink a Potion of Invisibility and then are hit by someone, do you become visible? I don't see anything in the PHB that says that. Neither do I see anything like that for someone that is hiding....
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Are there any special rules governing invisibility underwater?

Are there any special rules for invisibility when underwater? For example, Pathfinder (a different game) has a rule that makes it easier to detect invisible creatures underwater due to the way they ...
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Casting Hunter's Vision on an invisible Hunted Prey

Hunter's Vision negates concealment and the automatic hidden condition from darkness and invisibility, but what if your Hunted Prey is already hidden or concealed when you cast the spell? Hidden ...
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Does Fire Bolt require that you can see the creature in order to target it? [duplicate]

Fire Bolt makes no mention of seeing the creature in order to target it in the spell text . Fire Bolt says "creature or object within range". Ray of Frost has very similar language - no ...
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Can a creature see through a Wall of Force if See Invisibility is cast on them?

The text for Wall of Force says (emphasis mine): An Invisible wall of force springs into existence at a point you choose within range. [...] The text for See Invisibility says (emphasis mine): For ...
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I'm on fire and I'm invisible. Can I be seen?

The invisibility rules claim that "An invisible burning torch still gives off light". Does this mean that if I'm invisible and on fire, my position can easily be found by sight alone?
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Rogulock: Pact Of Chain and Sneak Attack [duplicate]

I am building a rogue-warlock multiclass in 5e DnD and I have a question. I am using Pact of the Chain and I chose an imp familiar. If I remember correctly, an imp can cast Invisiblity infinitly. And ...
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Does the Invisibility spell cast on a construct also affect creatures inside it?

The party has gotten a (home-brewed) sentient Construct in its possession that acts like a vehicle for the party, carrying them inside of it. The question we stumbled into is: What happens if a party-...
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If an Echo Knight fighter turns invisible, do their echoes also turn invisible?

My question is inspired by this question: How can I make an Echo (or any Object) invisible? I was about to answer it by saying that the invisibility spell would work. However, on second thought, it's ...
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How can I make an Echo (or any Object) invisible? [duplicate]

An Echo knight's echo is an object, which makes it hard to turn invisible, as invisibility and greater invisibility only affect creatures. What options, from any non-homebrew source, allow you to ...
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If I cast light on an arrow and hit a creature, then it becomes invisible, does it reveal where they are?

Spells like invisibility say the objects that the creature is carrying also become invisible, but does that mean the invisible object stops shedding light? Or will my embedded light arrow reveal their ...
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Pathfinder: What to Spellbane to preserve my invisibility?

I'm trying to figure out how the enemy could bypass or cancel my Greater Invisibility. Mind Blank should protect me from See Invisibility or True Seeing. And I'm using Spellbane to disable Dispel ...
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Does casting invisibility on someone with an Animated Shield make the shield invisible?

I'm trying to build an 11th level gunslinger as per this guide: This is going to be part of an encounter the PCs face against some pirates. Since I am using PC classes for NPCs here to give the PCs a ...
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Does use of a Fireball Necklace count as 'casting a spell'?

I'm playing an Arcane Trickster Rogue and I need to know whether using the Necklace of Fireballs counts as casting a spell in order to work out how it interacts with my Magical Ambush and any use of ...
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Would Truesight detect a Skulk?

This Skulk's Special Trait lists 3 conditions that can see through their invisibility (mirrors, special candles and preteens), but it doesn't list Truesight as one of the means, and further is called ...
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Do skulks remain invisible after death and after being raised as undead?

Skulks have the Fallible Invisibility trait, which makes them invisible under most conditions. RAW, do their corpses become visible upon death? The animate dead spell states: The target becomes a ...
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Is a Gathered Swarm considered to be worn or carried by a Swarmkeeper Ranger?

According to the description of a Ranger's 3rd-level Swarmkeeper feature Gathered Swarm, it indicates: Until you die, the swarm remains in your space, crawling on you or flying and skittering around ...
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How does moving silently with Greater Invisibility after taking an action work?

This question could be simplified with "How does moving silently away from enemy on same turn after casting Invisibility work", but I'll present the full scenario in case it makes a ...
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Does Detect Magic make an Arcane Mark placed on an invisible surface glow?

Invisible arcane marks glow when hit by Detect Magic. Usually, how this works is that someone casts Detect Magic on an item and they see this fluorescent drawing on it, marking it as the belonging of ...
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With Blind Fighting style from Tasha's Cauldron Of Everything, can you cast spells that require a target you can see?

Blind Fighting, as phrased in Tasha's Cauldron Of Everything, contains additional wording beyond the description of mere Blindsight. The entry for Blind Fighting reads: You have blindsight with a ...
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Does invisibility allow you to see through the object you cast it on?

The invisibility spell specifically states: The creature or object touched becomes invisible, vanishing from sight, even from darkvision. When invisibility is cast on an object in a square that ...
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Does the duration of the invisibility from the Firbolg's Hidden Step trait allow me to make an attack roll with advantage on the following turn?

The firbolg's Hidden Step trait (VGtM, p. 107) is described as being active "until the start of your next turn" at most: As a bonus action, you can magically turn invisible until the start ...
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Can "Shield of Faith" counter invisibility?

The wording of Shield of Faith suggests that it can be used to reveal a known but invisible enemy: A shimmering field appears and surrounds a creature of your choice within range (60 feet), granting ...
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Does the Invisibility spell end on a mystic if they use their abilities? [closed]

It's specifically stated that psionic abilities do not count as spells (thus, it's possible to use one as an action and another as a bonus action in the same turn). A duergar (dwarf subrace) player ...
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Does an arrow in an invisible creature allow you to see creature for Magic Missle attack?

Dnd 5e Magic Missle requires you to be able to see the target. PHB, pg 257 "Each dart hits a creature of your choice that you can see within range." Therefore you can't target an invisible ...
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How does Glitterdust interact with Blink?

If an enemy wizard casts Blink, and I try to respond with Glitterdust, what happens? Blink's description reads, in part: You “blink” quickly back and forth between the Material Plane and the Ethereal ...
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Can a Pact of the Chain warlock cause their imp, quasit, or sprite familiar to reappear (from its pocket dimension) in an invisible state?

Pact of the Chain warlocks learn the find familiar spell, and gain additional options: When you cast the spell, you can choose one of the normal forms for your familiar or one of the following ...
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Silence = -4 to Notice against Sounds, but what about Notice against Stealth in general?

Silence gives anyone who tries to hear you -4 to their Notice roll (or an auto-fail with a Raise), but how much does this spell influence your Stealth roll where you also have to stay out of sight? I ...
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Does playing magical music count as casting a spell?

So in DnD 5e, my bard character happened upon some fragments of a musical composition. When my character tried playing it, it caused some sonic-charged magical effect. My question is--specifically in ...
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Invisible target at long range

Scenario: An archer has two targets, both of which are at long range (i.e more than 80 feet and less than 320 feet for a shortbow). One of these targets is invisible. Is it correct that the archer has ...
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Overcoming flour or other nonmagical ways to defeat invisibility [closed]

I am looking for ideas on how to defeat a flour trap. As a rogue, I rely on sneak attack to really damage my foes. The plan for taking on the BBEG is the party will make me invisible with our wand of ...
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Am I doing invisibility right?

If you become invisible, can you use the Hide Action without having a place to hide? Also, if you hit someone after you performed the Hide Action, would you be able to use a Surprise Attack? If it ...
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How does Invisibility work if you cast it while observed?

In PF2, undetected and hidden are distinct conditions. A literal reading of the invisibility spell suggests that, upon casting the spell, the caster automatically becomes undetected. Cloaked in ...
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Does activating a Tentacle Rod break the invisibility spell?

The Invisibility spell ends when the target attacks or casts a spell: The spell ends for a target that attacks or casts a spell. The "Tentacle Rod" magical items lets the user direct three ...
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Does making an attack with a previously cast Spiritual Weapon spell cause the Invisibility spell to end?

Suppose a character casts the spiritual weapon spell one round, then casts the invisibility spell the following round. Does using the bonus action from spiritual weapon to attack count as making an ...
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If I fire a laser weapon with the Aurora property, does the damage (or lack thereof) occur before or after the target's invisibility is negated?

Laser weapons cannot do damage to invisible creatures (Core Rulebook, p. 184; emphasis mine): Laser weapons emit highly focused beams of light that deal fire damage. These beams can pass through ...
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Can the Shield spell be cast in response to being hit by an invisible enemy?

Let's say I have a PC with the shield spell. I'm not surprised, and an invisible enemy hits me with an attack. My DM has not yet told me the attack roll number, so I am in a position to cast shield if ...
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What happens if you're frightened of a hidden or invisible creature?

A Frightened creature suffers the following effects: A frightened creature has disadvantage on ability checks and attack rolls while the source of its fear is within line of sight. The ...
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While under the effect of the invisibility spell, would using a wand of pyrotechnics break the invisibility?

The wand of pyrotechnics is a common magic item in Dragon of Icespire Peak. The text reads as follow: This wand has 7 charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 of its charges and ...
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Does a Will-O'-Wisp need to use the hide action after turning invisible to be hidden?

This question's solution says that as long as any part of the creature or clothing its wearing makes a noise it can be detected. A Will-O'-Wisp is ephemeral, has Incorporeal Movement,and flies. With ...
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When determining the DC to notice an invisible enemy during combat, what counts as "in combat" or "not moving"?

What modifiers should be applied when when determining the Perception DC to locate an invisible creature during common combat situation? As per the Core Rulebook, the base DC is 20, and to pinpoint ...
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How should invisibility be handled in Genesys?

Every Genesys sourcebook mentions invisibility, but there's no consistent definition. The Genesys Core Rulebook says (p. 212) that an Augment spell could turn a character invisible with at least a ...
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What is the earliest that a PC can gain invisibility?

What is the earliest level that a player character (PC) can gain the ability to become invisible without the aid of external items/scrolls/etc.?
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Since the caster of the Zone of Truth spell knows whether a creature failed the save, can they use it to detect hidden/invisible creatures?

I'm DMing for a 5e party that includes a cleric, as many parties do. This cleric has found (what appears to be) an interpretation of the wording of the "Zone of Truth" spell that makes it even more ...
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How do Invisibility and Mirror Image stack?

My character finds himself in a situation where he has access to both the mirror image spell and has the ability to become invisible. Ignoring the means by which he becomes invisible (he's not doing ...
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Can you be detected while invisible?

If I have Invisibility running and see a Pitbull, does it automatically fail to detect me, or do we still make opposed stealth/evasion rolls? On the one hand, Invisibility says it "will allow the ...
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Does your steed stay invisible after you dismount?

So in the D&D game that I run, one of my players is a lore bard that took find steed as his magical secret. We just had a battle where he used greater invisibility while on his steed causing them ...
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Persistent Invisibility

If a persistent invisibility spell is cast upon a creature, and that creature attacked, would the spell end, be suppressed, or continue?
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Do Steel Wind Strike's melee spell attacks have advantage if the caster is under the effect of the Invisibility spell?

The Invisibility spell (PHB, p. 254) says: A creature you touch becomes invisible until the spell ends. Anything the target is wearing or carrying is invisible as long as it is on the target's ...
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Is One with Shadows eldritch invocation possible after certain bonus/free actions?

I'm currently playing a Warlock/ Rogue multiclass character and I'm curious about the limitations of the One With Shadows invocation. One with Shadows Prerequisite: 5th level When you are in an area ...

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