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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What happens when an invisible creature is detected?

From the PHB, Appendix A on Conditions: INVISIBLE An invisible creature is impossible to see without the aid of magic or a special sense. For the purpose of hiding, the creature is heavily ...
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Can you dispel a magic effect you can't perceive?

Discussions about Dispel Magic seem to imply that as long as you can perceive a magic effect in range of the spell, you can try and dispel it. See Can dispel magic end a darkness spell? and this ...
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How does an NPC guess where an invisible PC is when attacking?

How does the DM have an NPC guess where to attack me if my PC is invisible, since the DM always already knows? Unseen Attackers and Targets says: When you attack a target that you can't see, you ...
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What happens when Detect Magic is used upon something that is magically invisible?

Does a simple casting of Detect Magic reveal the presence of magical invisibility?
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Do you need to take the Hide action when you are Invisible, make no noise and leave no traces?

The Situation: Lets say you are under the effect of Invisibility. An invisible creature is impossible to see without the aid of magic or a special sense. For the purpose of hiding, the creature is ...
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Does Blindsight detect invisibility?

Blindsight is described as using your other senses to detect your surroundings. Now, if someone invisible walked into my blindsight zone, would I be able to detect him, because he is only hidden from ...
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When a creature is invisible, but not hidden, do the enemies know the location of the creature?

When a creature is invisible but not hidden, one could argue that the players still know it's general location. If a creature becomes invisible and not hidden does it remain on the battle-mat?
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Do Nondetection and Invisibility protect you from True Seeing?

Nondetection says it hides the target from all divination spells. Invisibility hides you from normal sight. When combining both effects on one target, are they hidden from true seeing?
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When you cast invisibility on your turn, and walk away from 2 enemies, do they get an attack of opportunity?

When a PC is in melee with a creature, casts the basic invisibility spell, and leaves melee, does an NPC get an attack of opportunity?
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When attacking while invisible, when exactly does invisibility break?

When using spells such as Invisibility and Mislead, and features or abilities such as the One with Shadows invocation and Misty Escape, you may become invisible and remain invisible until certain time ...
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Do you need a Ranger's Feral Senses to have positional awareness of invisibile creatures?

In D&D 5e, the description of hiding (PHB p177) says an invisible creature needs to stay quiet and otherwise avoid leaving signs of its passing, while the "invisible" condition (p291) says the ...
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Will an Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location protect an invisible character from being observed by True Sight or Robe of Eyes?

Will an Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location protect an invisible character from being observed directly with divination magic? I get that the Amulet would prevent the wearer from being ...
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Can you cast Invisibility on a large box and hide inside?

What happens if you cast invisibility on a chest or closet that weighs no more than 100 lb./level and then put some items inside it (and close the door)? What if you put a living creature and not ...
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How does invisibility work in combat?

In one fight I want 2 duergar and one kobold to fight my party. I want the party to see them all and then let the duergar become invisible. Once they are, do they need to roll stealth to sneak up on ...
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Fighting an Invisible Stalker

I'm having trouble understanding the mechanics of invisibility, so I'd like to propose a scenario, as an example, which I don't know exactly how to handle as a GM. Let's say my group is about to ...
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Does an Arcane Trickster's Invisible Mage Hand Conceal Objects It Carries?

I've been playing D&D 5e since it came out but this is my first time playing an Arcane Trickster. While thinking about some creative ways to use my invisible mage hand, I encountered something ...
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Does a Familiar I’m carrying turn invisible with me if I cast Greater Invisibility on myself?

What happens if I have a Familiar (from the Find Familiar spell) hidden in a coat pocket (not a pocket dimension, just a regular pocket), and I use the Greater Invisibility spell on myself? Would it ...
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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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Does picking up an item while under the effects of the Invisibility spell turn it invisible?

Can you use Invisibility, grab some gold, and have it then be invisible? Or does it only work on items on your person when the spell is cast?
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What happens when I'm invisible and something I'm wearing has Light cast on it?

The bard in my group cast the light spell on an amulet he was wearing. Then after triggering a trap, he cast invisibility on himself. What happens in this situation? The amulet is now invisible but ...
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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 a Pact of the Chain warlock's sprite familiar use the Help action and stay invisible?

According to the D&D 5th edition Player's Handbook, the description of the Help action in combat states (page 192; bolding made by me): You can aid a friendly creature in attacking a creature ...
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Can an invisible creature be flanked by surrounding it?

If you have an invisible creature totally surrounded on all sides (and know for practical reasons it can't escape), like this: … are all those surrounding it flanking it?
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Imp familiars Invisibility affecting a PC

This is a follow up question to my original question Could a Halfling Warlock Ride a Pseudodragon? The answer was No, riding a familiar cannot be done because of the size rule about mounts. But it ...
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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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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. These cause both he ...
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Does casting Invisibility in a 2nd level slot targeting a mount make the rider invisible too?

The invisibility spell description says (emphasis mine): 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 ...
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What happen when an NPC unknowingly walks into an invisible PC?

Two party members—one visible, one invisible—flanking an enemy archer. The invisible PC hasn't attacked the archer, and the archer is unaware of the invisible PC. The archer wants to take a 5-foot ...
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Is a Perception Check against an Invisible Target made with Disadvantage?

Here's the scenario: Creature A is invisible, in an empty room, in an arbitrary location in the room The room is adequately lit (call it Bright Light, for the sake of argument) Creature A is trying ...
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When a wizard's familiar attacks, who's the attacker for the purposes of Invisibility?

The Invisibility spell states: If the subject attacks directly, however, it immediately becomes visible Who is the attacker when a familiar delivers a touch spell? The familiar, the spellcaster or ...
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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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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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Does an invisible ally adjacent to a rogue's target enable Sneak Attack?

Let's say a teammate is invisible and within 5' of a creature, but not attacking it (and therefore maintaining invisibility). Would a Rogue be able to deal sneak attack damage to that creature every ...
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Does the invisibility from the warlock's “One with Shadows” Eldritch Invocation end if the area of darkness you're in becomes lit?

Warlocks get access to the following Eldritch Invocation at 5th level: 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 ...
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Does Glitter Dust become invisible if you cast Invisibility afterwards?

If you are affected by glitter dust and then decide to become invisible, shouldn't the glitter dust become invisible and no longer outline the creature? The source of light still exists, and the light ...
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Can you cast a blanket Invisibility and let the targets see each other?

Can you use the 3rd level or higher part of Invisibility to make a small group invisible but still able to see each other, like Cloak the Gathering can? Invisibility states: A creature you touch ...
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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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Do occupied squares increase Tumble DCs for an invisible creature?

Inspired by flanking the invisible. (Every creature is size/reach 5ft./5ft.) Picture this: The invisible creature, say Eveanthia the Elven Rogue under the influence of Greater Invisibility, wants to ...
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If you make a ranged touch attack with an ongoing, visible spell can you benefit from being invisible?

The spell Defenestrating Sphere (Sor/Wiz 4, Duration: 1 rd./level) allows for a ranged touch attack as a move action: When you cast this spell, you create a violently swirling sphere of air. As a ...
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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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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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Can Creatures in the Border Ethereal see Invisible creatures on the Material Plane?

As Invisibility and Greater Invisibility are illusion spells and we know that the benefactor of the spell does not actually go anywhere else could they be seen from the Border Ethereal? Considering ...
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What action ends the spell 'Invisibility' in terms of how indirect it must be?

This concerns the spell Invisibility in Pathfinder and what causes it to end. The relevant text for reference: The spell ends if the subject attacks any creature. For purposes of this spell, an ...
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Does Aid Another Break Invisibility?

When using the Aid Another action, does it break invisibility? I'm inclined to say no, because you're not actually attacking a creature, you're making an attack roll against a flat AC of 10. Aid ...
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What effects would invisible or illusioned holy symbols have on casting for a cleric?

If a cleric decided to have their holy symbol invisible would it affect any of the uses of it? Such as the ability to channel, casting spells with divine focus, and possibly preparing spells (this one ...
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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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Does Invisibly Sneak Attacking a target with Tremorsense leave them Flat Footed?

I need to know how tremor sense works with sneak attack and invisibility. Normally when a something is invisible they have no problems walking upto someone else and getting a sneak attack. The thing ...
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Does sneak attack work against an invisible enemy?

Let's say a rogue and an ally are adjacent to an invisible enemy. The rogue would have disadvantage on the attack roll because the target is invisible, but at the same time an ally is adjacent to the ...