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Does a small creature hidden under your clothes also become invisible when the Invisibility spell is cast on you

Does a small creature hidden under your clothes also become invisible when the Invisibility spell is cast on you? I.e.: Our druid wildshapes into a mouse that crawls into the pocket of the jacket of ...
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How does the Cloak of Flies eldritch invocation interact with the Invisibility spell?

Cloak of Flies is an eldritch invocation for warlocks that does the following (irrelevant parts snipped): As a bonus action, you can surround yourself with a magical aura that looks like buzzing ...
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Does the attacker automatically know where Archfey Warlock teleports to with Misty Escape?

[...] you can vanish in a puff of mist in response to harm. When you take damage, you can use your reaction to turn invisible and teleport up to 60 feet to an unoccupied space you can see. [...] To ...
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Does Blinking creature loss the benefit on attacking if the opponent can see invisible creature?

You strike as an invisible creature (with a +2 bonus on attack rolls), denying your target any Dexterity bonus to AC. (Blink) If the attacker can see invisible creatures, the miss chance is also only ...
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Would a Tressym's detect invisibility be able to see through an Ice Mephits false appearance of the ice mephit doesn't move?

I have a barbarian who is using his beast sense to see through his pet Tressym's eyes. The room in question is an icy lodge and has many ice Mephits that are watching but not moving. Do we think he ...
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Does casting Dispel Magic on the Illusion created by a Mislead spell also end the Mislead's invisibility?

The Mislead spell has two effects: It creates an illusory copy of the caster that lasts for the duration (concentration, up to 1 hour), and it makes the caster invisible (same conditions as the ...
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In 5e, If I am Shoved or pushed, have I moved?

Spurred from another similar question: The Eldritch Invocation, One with Shadows states (emphasis mine) When you are in an area of dim light or darkness, you can use your action to become invisible ...
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Does teleportation count as movement for the sake of One with Shadows invocation?

The Eldritch Invocation, One with Shadows states When you are in an area of dim light or darkness, you can use your action to become invisible until you move or take an action or a reaction. So does ...
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Does being under water affect Invisibility?

This came up with our game last night, with the players suggesting it would be easier to see a creature invisible under water, and I suggested that an aquatic caster might, know a version of the spell ...
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Can I use Disguise Self to make myself so thin that I can't be seen?

I've asked this question on the DND Beyond forums but I wanted opinions from more people since I really don't see how this would not be possible unless your DM outright said no to you doing it. The ...
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Can you use the Seeming spell to appear invisible?

The Seeming spell gives any number of creatures you can see within range a new appearance. Is it possible to use this spell to make the caster and their friends transparent?
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Does an invisible container subdue the light from a light source?

Suppose a small object has a light spell on it, causing it to emit bright light in a 20' radius in an otherwise completely dark area. What happens if a creature under the effects of an invisibility ...
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When and how can targets be chosen for concentration spells such as Fly or Invisibility?

Spells like fly or invisibility have a casting time of 1 action and a range of touch. The spells are worded so that you touch a creature and they can either fly or become invisible with limits up to ...
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Is Gaseous Form + Invisibility + Nondetection such a powerful combo for scouting and infiltration? How can I make it more challenging for my players?

Some context: I'm a newbie DM running a campaign which requires the party to do a lot of scouting and infiltration missions. Especially in buildings. It's a city campaign happening in Waterdeep so I ...
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Does Nondetection + Invisibility keep you invisible to someone with See Invisibility? [duplicate]

Initially I thought that the whole point of the Nondetection spell is to protect you from all variety of spells like See Invisibility. It sounds quite logical based on the spell's name. However, then ...
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How do I deal with an Umbral Sight Ranger's enormous advantages in Curse of Strahd? [closed]

I'm playing the module Curse of Strahd. The Tabaxi Ranger with the Umbral Sight ability causes a lot of problems. Fights take place in dark rooms or at night. Almost all undead have darkvision, but ...
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Can a closed Magnificent Mansion portal be detected and identified?

The spell Magnificent Mansion states the following (emphasis mine) : You conjure an extradimensional dwelling in range that lasts for the duration. You choose where its one entrance is located. The ...
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Does the Help Action reveal the location of a Hidden and Invisible creature?

Let's say I have a Pact of the Chain imp who is invisible and takes the Hide action to gain extra protection (harder to direct attack rolls to an unknown location). Then, he uses the Help action. Is ...
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Does a huge invisible creature grant invisibility to the target behind it, blocking the line of sight of the target in front of it?

Does a huge invisible creature grant invisibility to the target behind it, blocking the line of sight of the target in front of it? Would a tiny creature occupying the space of a huge invisible ...
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Can a Tressym see a Skulk?

Is a skulk's invisibility is magical enough to be detected by a tressym's Detect Invisibility? Or is it just a nonmagical ability?
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Can Pact of the Chain Warlocks forgo one of their attacks to not break Invisibility?

I was wondering if you use the second bulletin of the pact of the chain if it would break the invisibility spell. Pact of the Chain feature in question Additionally, when you take the Attack action, ...
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Are there spells which cause hidden creatures to make a sound?

Inspired by this question about a homebrew spell, I was wondering if there are any official spells or abilities which cause either a target creature or creatures within an area to involuntarily make ...
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Moonbeam's Ghostly Light vs Invisibility

What happens when Moonbeam targets an area that contains an invisible creature? Moonbeam says When a creature enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, it is ...
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Can invisibility be countered by "ramming" the whole room with lots of conjured animals?

We're running Dragon Heist and having a quite dramatic encounter where a very important & powerful villain is trying to escape the sewers with 1 hp left. The villain became invisible as the most ...
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Does the invisible condition nullify the penalty of the Brightsoul feat?

The feat reads as follows: Brighsoul The fire inside you asserts itself as beaming, radiant light. Your body is naturally luminescent, glowing with the effects of a primal Light cantrip. A cantrip ...
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Can a Pact of the Chain Imp familiar confer invisibility and flight onto its Warlock?

An imp has an innate fly speed of 40 and a carrying capacity of 45lbs (15 X 6 STR / 2) . And, it can turn invisible at will, conferring that to any equipment it is wearing or carrying: The imp ...
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Does seeing invisible creature stop advantage and disadvantage? [duplicate]

On my last session one of my players became invisible with the whole team, but the enemy could, and did, cast see invisibility. Then my player argued that, in resulting combat, they still had ...
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Invisibility and Aura of Vitality

During fight a party member tried to use Aura of Vitality while being invisible to stealthily top their HP. It was argued that auras give visual effects similar to light which would allow enemies to ...
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Does the Greater Invisibility spell also hide spell effects? [duplicate]

The spells Greater Invisibility turns a creature invisible: You or a creature you touch becomes invisible until the spell ends. Anything the target is wearing or carrying is invisible as long as it ...
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When do you receive the benefit to not leaving traces with Pass Without Trace?

Pass without Trace says: A veil of shadows and silence radiates from you, masking you and your companions from detection. For the duration, each creature you choose within 30 feet of you (including ...
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Does Guiding Bolt reveal a Gloom Stalker ranger in darkness?

The Guiding Bolt says: A flash of light streaks toward a creature of your choice within range. Make a ranged spell attack against the target. On a hit, the target takes 4d6 radiant damage, and the ...
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Can you see yourself when Invisible?

If you are invisible can you see yourself and things you are holding? For example can you use a scroll whilst invisible assuming you can't see invisible yourself?
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Is it impossible to spot an invisible character from farther than 30 feet?

The Rule Compendium, page 76 (invisibility) introduces the concept that it is possible to spot an invisible character within 30 feet (with a spot check that would be minimum 20+20= DC40). Does this ...
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If you carry a sack with another creature, and turn invisible, what happens? [duplicate]

Assume a character is strong enough to carry another, small character. Say a Strength 20 character, who can carry 300 pounds when not using variant encumberance, carries a halfling weighing 50 pounds ...
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A question about disembodied monsters and blinding spells on them

I am running a campaign with clerics, wizards and shadowcasters. One of the characters, a cleric, wants to choose an invisibility spell. This is not the problem. The problem is how this spell works ...
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Can flour defeat Invisibility (spell/condition)? On closer look it doesn't always appear to [duplicate]

I've overlooked the Invisible condition description for years. Looking at the spell Invisibility: (emphasis mine) A creature you touch becomes invisible until the spell ends. Anything the target is ...
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Can See Invisibility and Dispel Magic detect a target affected by Sequester?

Sorry if it's dumb, but my reading of sequester (PHB, 274) suggests that it prevents any locate X spell (target) from detecting the target, as well as scrying (PHB, 273) and clairvoyance (PHB, 222) ...
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Can Detect Magic reveal creatures benefiting from the Invisibility spell? [duplicate]

The wording concerning the Detect Magic spell causes some issues when thinking about invisible creatures. All of my groups in the past have, as far as I know, allowed detecting Invisible creatures ...
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Do other sources of invisibility make worn or carried items invisible?

The spell Invisibility makes the target invisible as well as making their worn/carried items invisible, but there are many abilities in the game (for instance, the monk's 18th level ability Empty Body)...
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What purpose does the quickling's Fade from View ability serve?

In Pathfinder 2e the Quickling has an ability called Fade from View which, as a free action, lets the quickling become invisible until it uses an attack, manipulate, or move action. The quickling can'...
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How to detect an Unseen Servant?

Relevant parts of Unseen Servant spell: This spell creates an invisible, mindless, shapeless, Medium force that performs simple tasks at your command until the spell ends. The servant springs into ...
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Does casting Mislead within enemy eyesight reveal the illusion to be false?

When you cast Mislead, you become invisible while an image appears where you were standing. Invisibility causes you to be impossible to see without magical means, but it does not cause you to be ...
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How would permanent invisibility affect a monster's challenge rating?

I’m attempting to convert a phantom fungus to fifth edition. The creature is always invisible while alive, similar to an invisible stalker. When calculating challenge rating, how would this ...
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Does spiritual weapon continue to attack a creature if it turns invisible after the initial casting?

We had this come up in our last game. The cleric was dumping multiple instances of spiritual weapon against the BBEG while bottlenecking the minion stack and protecting the backline. On the round ...
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Relentless hex and invisible target

If you Hexblade Cursed a target and you have Relentless Hex as an Eldritch Invocation, what happens when your target goes invisible, but remains within 30 feet of you? The description of Relentless ...
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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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