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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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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Is there a way to make an Invisible Stalker-like player character?

I'm DMing a game of DND 5e and one of my players really really wants to be an invisible stalker character. The characters will be level 5. I told him no right off the bat, because being invisible 24/...
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What happens if a character snorts Dust of Disappearance?

The description of the dust of disappearance magic item states: There is enough of it for one use. When you use an action to throw the dust into the air, you and each creature and object within ...
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Does a barbarian's rage end if they are trying to attack an invisible creature they don't know the location of?

The barbarian rage ability includes this rule stating when it will end: Your rage lasts for 1 minute. It ends early if you are knocked unconscious or if your turn ends and you haven't attacked a ...
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Can a Firbolg using the Hidden Step trait remain invisible when casting a spell?

The Firbolg's Hidden Step trait (Volo's Guide to Monsters, p. 107) reads: As a bonus action, you can magically turn invisible until the start of your next turn or until you attack, make a damage ...
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Does being invisible grant advantage on stealth checks by RAW?

A few DMs I play with all seem to believe that being invisible (such as via the invisibility or greater invisibility spells) grants advantage on stealth checks. However, I could not find any support ...
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What can an Invisible PC do to take the “Help” action and remain invisible?

My wizard ally wants to go invisible and use the "Help" action to help attacks while remaining invisible. My DM ruled that physical interaction with the enemy would constitute an action that breaks ...
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How does the Hide from Undead spell interact with the effect of an Invisibility Purge spell?

Take a group of adventurers trying to get the drop on a lich or any other intelligent undead. They decide to use the spell hide from undead to get into position. What they don't know is that the ...
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Does the Detect Magic spell show a glowing outline around an invisible creature?

We were playing a game, and I had cast Detect Magic to more easily find which coffins to loot. Within the 10 minutes, our party was attacked by an Invisible Stalker. I used my action to try to see the ...
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What happens when an invisible creature interacts with an illusion?

What happens when an invisible creature physically interacts with a minor illusion from the perspective of that creature and from the perspective of another creature that is looking at the illusion at ...
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What counters the outlining effect of the Glitterdust spell?

Aside from the wondrous item called Dust of Darkness how can someone counter the outlining effect of Glitterdust?
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Does the “Fade Away” UA ranger variant feature grant the effect of the Greater Invisibility spell?

The new UA: Class Feature Variants introduces a number of variant features that enhance or replace existing class features. One such feature, Fade Away, replaces the base ranger's 10th-level Hide in ...
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Can the Guiding Bolt spell be aimed at an invisible target?

Most spells state that the target must be something you can see. for example the magic missile spell says: Each dart hits a creature of your choice that you can see within range. But recently I ...
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How do we kill what we can't see?

Large party, level 6 Storm Sorcerer, Shadow Sorcerer, Lore Bard, Dual wielding DEX fighter, Thief, Moon Druid, Forge Cleric We are repeatedly running into a problem encounter, that we've had to run ...
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Moving through the space of an invisible enemy creature in combat

In my last session the party was fighting some Wyverns. When one got near the sorcerer, he became invisible and moved out of its reach, but stayed between the Wyvern and the warlock. On its next turn, ...
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Can you tell the difference between plane shift and invisibility?

Should/could a creature tell the difference between an enemy gone invisible and an enemy that switched to the ethereal plane? For example when someone uses blink, would an enemy NPC continue attacking ...
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Do Area of Effect spells reveal hidden or invisible enemies?

As a question that came up from this discussion about whether Mind Blank foils all attempts to gain information about the target, can area of effect spells be used to reveal enemies? In the example ...
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Can an invisible creature with the Mind Blank spell cast on it be seen by a creature with the True Seeing spell cast on it?

True Seeing is a divination spell that states: For the duration, the creature has truesight [...] While Mind Blank states: Until the spell ends, one willing creature you touch is immune to ...
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Does the caster know when an Invisibility spell ends? [duplicate]

If a spell caster puts invisibility on someone else, and that person leaves the caster's immediate area, and somehow becomes visible--by attacking, presumably--does the caster know that the spell if ...
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Can my familiar turn me invisible?

If, as a multiclassed wizard/druid, I have an imp familiar from the find familiar spell and I wild shape into a rat, can the imp hold me and turn invisible?
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While I'm in the Border Ethereal, can I use See Invisibility, etc., to see invisible creatures on the Material Plane?

This is an extension to this question on invisibility and the Ethereal Plane. As the question states: While I'm in the Border Ethereal, can I use See Invisibility, True Sight, etc., to see creatures ...
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Invisibility by Correspondence

How do you do that specifies (page 34) that a mage could become invisible by using a Forces 2 effect. I would like to know if it is possible (and better if referenced in any source) to use ...
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If you know the location of an invisible creature, can you attack it?

Let's say a barbarian named Boomtar is in a room with stalkers and can’t see them because they are invisible and stealthy. Boomtar bravely lunges forward and happens to run into the stalker. May ...
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Is there any lore about whether a creature can see themselves and their gear while invisible?

I've separately asked about the mechanics of whether an invisible creature can see themselves and their own gear in D&D 5E. And from a rules perspective, it's pretty clear that they can't. But ...
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Can an invisible creature see themselves and their own gear?

Suppose there's an everyday ordinary human character who becomes invisible, either due to quaffing a potion of invisibility or from somebody casting the invisibility spell on him. This causes both him ...
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If an arcane trickster rogue uses his mage hand and makes it invisible, does that mean anything the hand picks up is also invisible? [duplicate]

From the PHB (emphasis mine): Starting at 3rd level, when you cast Mage Hand, you can make the spectral hand invisible, and you can perform the following additional tasks with it: • You can stow one ...
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Can I see due to the mundane light source that I carry while I'm invisible?

(I found a similar question about seeing with magical light while invisible, but I have a question about mundane light, based on a scenario that came up in today's session.) I'm a human (and so I don'...
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How fast does a character need to move to be effectively invisible?

One of my players wants his monk to reach blinding speed like Rock Lee from Naruto. He is so fast he's invisible when he moves between attacks, like the character in this video after he takes off his ...
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Can you cast an Invisibility spell on multiple targets and let the targets see each other?

The invisibility spell states: 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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