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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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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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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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Can the Oath of Vengeance paladin use the Channel Divinity option Vow of Enmity on an invisible target?

I was reading the Channel Divinity abilities of the Oath of Vengeance paladin on my character sheet on D&D Beyond. Under Vow of Enmity, it says: As a bonus action, you can use your Channel ...
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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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