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Questions tagged [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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Can a warlock use the Ghostly Gaze eldritch invocation to see invisible objects or those within a Darkness spell?

Can a warlock use the Ghostly Gaze eldritch invocation to see objects affected by the invisibility spell or those within the area of effect of the darkness spell? More specifically, do the objects ...
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Can a creature with truesight see the invisible sensor created by the Clairvoyance spell?

When you cast clairvoyance: You create an invisible sensor within range in a location familiar to you [...] If you do this near someone with truesight, which gives the following benefit: A ...
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Does Disguise Self make parts of you invisible?

Part of the disguise self spell says: If you use this spell to appear thinner than you are, the hand of someone who reaches out to touch you would bump into you while it was seemingly still in ...
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Can you aim for something behind an invisible creature to avoid the disadvantage?

Inspired by the question here. I wanted to ask if someone knows that there is an invisible creature in front of him can the person declare an attack on something behind the invisible creature in order ...
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How are attacks that hit invisible creatures acting as cover resolved?

| Y | - | C | - | T | Y = You C = Invisible Creature T = Target The DM rules that C provides half cover for T. The table uses the optional rules for hitting cover: If a creature is ...
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What happens when you try to target a creature with fire bolt but there is an invisible creature in between?

| Y | - | C | - | T | Y = You C = Invisible Creature T = Target What happens if you cast a firebolt on an enemy but in the line of sight between you and your target there is an invisible ...
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Does a creature with blindsight have disadvantage when attacking an invisible target?

As the question states, if a creature has blindsight, do they have disadvantage on a target that is within the range of their blindsight and not otherwise hidden/covered? The wording of the invisible ...
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Can an artificer stay invisible when using Alchemical Fire/Acid?

Let's say a UA Artificer (Alchemist subclass) casts invisibility on himself. The description of invisibility says: A creature you touch and everything it wears or carries becomes invisible. If the ...
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How to guess the location of invisible enemies?

I ruled that if you are invisible, for example inside the darkness spell, enemies have disadvantage on attack rolls on you and enemies have to guess your location, how to deal with this second part? ...
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What is the correct way to handle someone charging through an unknown invisible enemy?

In a recent session, an enemy creature tried to charge at our spellcaster. Unknown to him, our Rogue, who had Invisibility cast on him, was in the way. What is the correct way to handle this?
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How to dispel greater invisibility?

If I know there is a creature in range under the greater invisibility effect, can I do the ready action to cast dispel magic on the invisibility effect when the invisible creature reveals his position ...
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Does the Invisibility spell hide the illusory appearance produced by the Seeming spell?

Our party was infiltrating a town under the guise of the seeming spell. We then decided that in order to further investigate an area, some of our party would go invisible. We ruled that the ...
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What happens if you scry a target that's invisible?

What happens if you scry a target with either scrying or greater scrying while the subject is under the effects of a (Greater) invisibility spell? This is assuming the target fails her will save and ...
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Does an invisible enemy within 5 feet of you still impose disadvantage on ranged attacks?

PHB, p. 195 says, under "Ranged Attacks in Close Combat": Aiming a ranged attack is more difficult when a foe is next to you. When you make a ranged attack with a weapon, a spell, or some other ...
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RAW, does Truesight negate the Disadvantage component of attacking an Invisible Target?

The Invisible condition expressly states that it causes Disadvantage on Attackers trying to attack them, but in doing so, doesn't adjacently make reference to whether the creature in question can see ...
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How does the Disengage action interact with opportunity attacks when invisible?

I've got an encounter planned involving several creatures who were modified by magic to be able to camouflage themselves to such an extent that the only time they are visible is that instant when they ...
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Fiendish Glare vs an Invisible Creature currently outlined by Glitterdust?

A creature cast invisibility on itself. We successfully covered it with glitterdust. Can our Warlock/Acolyte of the Skin target the outlined creature with his Fiendish Glare? The source of ...
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How can I best narrate the position of an unhidden invisible skeleton?

While fighting through a wizard's tower, the party breaks into an unexplored storeroom to take cover from enemies down the corridor outside the room. Unbeknownst to them, there is an invisible ...
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How can I manage my player's perpetual invisibility?

I'm mastering a game using the MERP second edition rules. One of the players was lucky enough to start with an Item which contains a daily spell, which he chose to be Invisibility (from the Illusion ...
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Could a Warlock use the One with Shadows eldritch invocation to remain invisible during a long rest/sleep?

The warlock's One with Shadows eldritch invocation presents an interesting opportunity: it gives you invisibility without requiring concentration. Specifically (PHB, p. 111): One with Shadows ...
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Does a bonus action end invisibility gained from the Boon of the Night Spirit?

As the title says really. The Boon of the Night Spirit says: While completely in an area of dim light or darkness, you can become invisible as an action. You remain invisible until you take an ...
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Does invisibility end for opportunity attack for Assassin's “Vanish” or “Slayer's Escape” power?

In DND 4e, does the invisibility effect of an Assassin's "Vanish" or "Slayer's Escape" power end if the assassin makes an opportunity attack before the start of their turn? Most other powers I've ...
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Can you become “visible” by casting Disguise Self?

Some characters in my campaign were involved in a magical experiment. Said experiment went wrong and the participants were all afflicted with (randomly determined) side effects. One of the ...
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How do Area Glow and Revealing Light work differently when revealing invisible creatures?

When using the magic system Spheres of Power, the sphere of Light can cause a creature or object to glow. This effect negates all the bonuses given by invisibility. If you augment it with Area Glow, ...
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Is hiding different when invisible than when behind total cover?

A character rolls stealth with advantage if he is invisible, because he can't be seen. Why doesn't a character get advantage for being behind total cover? The senses you rely on to detect the ...
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Do I need to be able to see invisibility to target an invisible Wall of Force with Disintegrate?

The text for Disintegrate says: A thin green ray springs from your pointing finger to a target that you can see within range. The target can be a creature, an object, or a creation of magical force,...
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Can I cast Slow on an invisible target?

The following situation occurred yesterday during our session: The sorcerer was stalking a guy he wanted to kill. They were in the middle of a city, so the sorcerer waited for an opportune moment to ...
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Can my invisible rogue search an opponent for an item without ending the Invisibility spell?

My rogue thinks one of three opponents is carrying a magic orb he needs. He cannot see the orb, but he has been told one of these three has it in a robe pocket. The orb is smaller than a tennis ball. ...
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What happens if a Player Misty Escapes into an Invisible Creature

The Archfey warlock patron grants the Misty Escape feature at level 6 (PHB p. 109). Part of the description of the feature states: When you take damage, you can use your reaction to turn invisible ...
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Can you Counterspell a caster who is under Invisibility?

You lose Invisibility when you attack or cast a spell. Case 1. If someone who is Invisible (not Greater Invisibility), but not Hidden (I know they are there) casts a spell, would they lose ...
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Can you stay invisible by readying an attack instead of attacking?

The Invisibility spell reads thus: 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 person. The ...
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Invisibility under water

How is invisibility treated underwater? Does the water move around them? Can they be located by displacement? Is there anything that modifies concealment? Does how thick or murky have any effect? What ...
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Are invisible creatures harder to pinpoint via hearing?

Invisibility spell states that its subject gains +20 to stealth. This makes it really hard to pinpoint a creature by something other than sight (i.e. hearing). But what if invisible creature says ...
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Does touching someone or stealing something from them end the Invisibility spell on you?

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 person. The spell ends for a target that attacks ...
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Does a creature grappling an invisible foe still get disadvantage on attacks against them?

If I turn invisible and grapple a foe, does he still have disadvantage to hit me because I am invisible or does he now know where I am?
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Do invisible creatures provoke opportunity attacks from movement? [duplicate]

If an invisible creature is within 5 feet of an enemy, do they provoke an opportunity attack when moving out of the enemy's reach? (assuming that the enemy doesn't have some sort of blindsense/...
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What options exist for making non-equipment objects invisible?

I'm the DM of a 5th-level party whose PCs have a handful of illusion spells in their repertoire. The players have on at least one occasion mentioned the idea of using one of these spells to hide some ...
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Is there official clarification how firbolg's Hidden Step interacts with delayed damage/save effects?

The playable Firbolg race from Volo's Guide to Monsters has the Hidden Step racial feature (emphasis mine): Hidden Step. As a bonus action, you can magically turn invisible until the start of your ...
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When an invisible character leaves a blindsight creature's reach, does the creature get an Opportunity Attack?

A character in the party cast Invisibility on herself, making her invisible. She then tried to move past a Giant Spider, which has Blindsight 10 ft. Per "Does Blindsight detect Invisibility?" the ...
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Can allies help pinpoint an invisible enemy's location?

When fighting an invisible enemy (suppose something with natural or Greater Invisibility), if a party caster throws on See Invisibility would they then be able to direct allies to the exact location ...
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Does grapple end invisibility?

I was looking through the Sage Advice Compendium when I noticed this: When you make a Strength (Athletics) check to grapple or shove someone, are you making an attack roll? Again, the answer is ...
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How does invisibility interact with something being thrown on the subject?

So this is coming up because in a game in the past, I thwarted an enemy's attempt to turn invisible and flee from us by basically rolling a high enough perception check to watch the trail of grass ...
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Can a spell that targets a creature be cast on an area where there is invisible creature?

A Cleric wants to use Sacred Flame in an area where he thinks there is an invisible enemy. His logic is something like this: Sacred Flame is something similar to fire from heaven, so I can "command" ...
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Can an invisible creature use its gaze attack?

Can an invisible creature use its gaze atack? Or, do I have to see a creature with gaze attack to be affected by its gaze? Assume the creature does not stop being invisible by attacking. I think the ...
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How does Howling Chain work against invisible opponents?

The spell Howling Chain (Spell Compendium p.116f.) reads You create a chain of force, which lashes out and attacks your enemies. (...) The chain attacks by attempting to trip your foes. (+12 melee ...
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If I have Greater Invisibility and I move after I attack, do my opponents still know my location?

I know that attacking while invisible reveals my location. But what if I move after the attack? What if I fly (using winged boots)? Will my (new) location still be known then?
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Does fire shield negate invisibility?

Since fire shield makes you glow and invisibility only extend to things you're wearing or carrying. People can more or less see you. Does it then cancel out invisibility? Fire shield: Thin and ...
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With Truesight do you know that a creature is invisible?

Would a creature with Truesight know that the creature they are seeing is Invisible? I noticed that the See Invisibility spell says "you see invisible creatures and objects as if they were visible" ...
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Can you cast on the defensive vs. an invisible opponent?

The PC cleric was not sure whether he was threatened by an invisible opponent, so he chose to cast his spell on the defensive without obvious threat. Assuming there was a threat, could the cleric ...
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How do the spells Glitterdust and Darkness interact?

Our party entered a dark dungeon with light spells. Enters an enemy countering with darkness. Prevailing conditions dictate everything goes pitch black as darkness is the more potent spell. Now a ...