Questions tagged [line-of-sight]

"Line of sight" refers to visibility from an actor to a target. Line of sight exists when an actor can directly see a target. Concealment or cover can partially or completely eliminate line of sight.

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Can Raulothim's Psychic Lance hit a creature behind full cover?

The spell Raulothim's Psychic Lance can hit a creature without having to see it, so long as the caster utters the name of the target: You unleash a shimmering lance of psychic power from your ...
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On a grid, where does the vision of a creature originate from?

Where does the vision of a creature originate from on a grid? For large or taller creatures, does vision originate from all of the space it occupies? What about height - can a creature see at all ...
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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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Does using Transmuted Spell metamagic change Wall of Fire's line of sight mechanics

How does this affect Wall of Fire mechanically in terms of line of sight if it took on an element other than fire. And how is this supposed to make sense thematically.
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Does the Wall of Ice block line of sight?

The Wall of Ice spell creates ice that can block movement: You create a wall of ice on a solid surface within range. In real life, ice can be either clear or opaque, depending on factors such as the ...
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Do features that let you see things within your "line of sight" let you see invisible creatures and objects?

The 2020 Sage Advice Compendium has the following question & answer: The frightened condition says “while the source of its fear is within line of sight.” Does that mean you have dis-advantage on ...
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Does Voice of the Chain Master allow casting certain spells from an isolated space?

An interesting question popped into my brain recently while researching the Pact of the Chain for a Genie Patron Warlock. Casual shenanigans aside, I was wondering if taking Voice of the Chain Master ...
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Do you have to see the person, the armor, or the metal when casting heat metal?

If someone covers his metal armor with cloth, can the armor be the target of heat metal? Does the interpretation of the rules that disallows using heat metal to target armor covered by a garment ...
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Cast shatter on the other side of a wall [duplicate]

I was wondering if you could cast shatter on the other side of a wall or on a point that you can't see. The spell description for shatter says that it is cast on a point that you choose. Other than ...
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Can you summon a spiritual weapon into the bubble created by Bead of Force? Can whoever is inside cast charm person on someone outside the bubble? [duplicate]

The wording for Bead of Force says "Only breathable air can pass through the sphere's wall. No Attack or other Effect can." which obviously means that spells such as firebolt or ray of ...
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Does an out-of-sight creature affected by the Fear spell have to keep running if they fail the saving throw?

Imagine a (D&D 5e) spellcaster casts Fear on an enemy, and the enemy fails their Wisdom saving throw. On its turn, the enemy drops what it's holding and takes the Dash action, running away from ...
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Can you target someone with a "that you can see" spell if you can only see a hand or a foot?

If you just get a glimpse of someone turning a corner, maybe just a foot, can you cast a spell that says "that you can see"? A situation that came up for me was as follows. Command: You ...
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How does an NPC standing in the line of sight affect the attackability of a target by a ranged single-target attack?

Assuming in a battle in Savage Worlds (Adventure Edition) there are three Characters A, B, C standing in line: A -- B -- C Can A hit C with a ranged single-target attack? (E.g. Bolt, Bow, Pistol) 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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What are the Limits of the line of sight requirement in spells? [duplicate]

As wizard, would it be possible to use your familiar's line of sight as your own for spells such as Mirage Arcane which has a range of sight? Would You be able to use a telescope or spyglass to use ...
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Does casting a spell with a long casting time require the target to stay in range and line of sight the whole time?

When casting a spell with a casting time greater than an action, do range and line of sight need to be maintained for the entire time? For instance, does a cleric casting Prayer of Healing need the ...
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Line of sight, parallel 5ft obstacle between player and enemy

One of my players got frightened by a Boss after being hit by a wrathful smite, and he's trying to put himself between a 5ft diameter and 10ft tall pillar and the Boss enemy. E being the Boss enemy, ...
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What happens when a Slowed character casts a spell on a target that moves out of sight?

William the Wizard is under the effects of the Slow spell, which states: If the creature attempts to cast a spell with a casting time of 1 action, roll a d20. On an 11 or higher, the spell doesn't ...
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Is it possible to cast spells on places that can be seen through a familiar? [duplicate]

Is it possible to cast spells on places that can be seen through a familiar? A wizard is inside a room and their familiar is outside of it. An enemy is also outside, in front of the familiar. Would ...
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Do you need to see where you move a flaming sphere as a bonus action? [duplicate]

Example: Cast the sphere then duck around a corner away from the fight and move it on each of your turns as a bonus action while staying safe and keeping concentration. Flaming Sphere (PHB 242-243) A ...
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Does Mage Hand require line of sight to summon?

I've seen many questions asked about whether or not you need to be able to see your Mage Hand in order to control it. However, can Mage Hand be summoned through a wall or other such obstruction? Mage ...
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Does the Silent Image spell require the caster to actually have visual contact with the area they want to place the effect on?

Does the silent image spell require the caster to actually have visual contact with the area they want to place the effect on? Or, is the 60-foot radius all that matters, even if it is behind a wall? ...
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Can you cast Counterspell through the senses of your familiar? [duplicate]

I was looking into creating a wizard that remains hidden for the most part from combat (potentially even to go as far as to hide in a fellow party members' backpack, they are a halfling) and thought ...
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How does line of sight for spells work, accounting for familiars?

I had to make a call today and I'm wondering how this scenario should've gone down The map was a U-shaped hallway; the party was on the lower left of the U, with the enemies on the upper right. The ...
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Can hags cast spells through a hag eye?

Can hags cast spells through a hag eye? I realize you need line of sight for spells, as pointed out in questions about using scrying for targeting, but I think one could argue that the eye itself ...
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Can the ‘Devour Intellect’ ability be used through walls?

I’m looking for clarification on how the abilities of the intellect devourer interact, especially with regards to obstacles. Firstly, it has blindsight of 60ft: A creature with blindsight can ...
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Enemies Abound: When to choose a new target?

It's unclear when/how often an affected creature picks a new target during the spell enemies abound ...On a failed save, the target loses the ability to distinguish friend from foe, regarding all ...
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Do I correctly evaluate the effectiveness of a Mystic's abilities in CQC, fighting a Medusa? [closed]

I would like to start this off by saying that I am a fairly new player, and a lot of this is speculation. As such, I may ask some obvious questions. The mystic has several abilities which could allow ...
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Casting wall of fire in a T-shaped corridor

In D&D 5e, is casting wall of fire like this allowed, or would I need to have line of sight for the entire corridor? Assume my wizard knows that the corridor extends both ways and how long it is.
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Can the Minor Illusion spell be cast without line of sight?

Can minor illusion be cast without line of sight? For example, could you cast it behind a wall or through a closed door? Or do you need to see where it’s being manifested? I can't seem to find any ...
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When does a hidden opponent that is moving become visible?

Directly inspired by the question, When does a hidden opponent that is attacking become visible?. From the Player's Handbook, page 194: If you are hidden -- both unseen and unheard -- when you ...
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How do targeting and line of sight for spells work in regards to allies?

I've been wondering on how spells interact with allies: Does your line of sight gets blocked by allies? Can allies stand in the way of your spell? I cannot really find evidence on how the rules ...
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Can you use line-of-sight abilities (such as shadow jaunt) if you have blind sight to a location?

Scenario is: your character is blind, but has blind sight. Can this character use blind sight to shadow jaunt to a location within his range of sight (LOS) (usually 60 ft) or does this not apply? ...
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Does a character have line of sight on enemies directly behind them?

When reading the wording for the Word of Radiance cantrip, it says: Each creature of your choice that you can see must pass a Constitution save or take 1d6 radiant damage. Let's say that my ...
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Does a touch-range spell cast using Find Familiar have to have line of sight from the caster?

The description of the find familiar spell states: Finally, when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. Your familiar must be ...
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Does a Spell Glyph need to "see" the target to activate?

Let's say you have a Big Baddie Wizard who has preemptively scribed a glyph of warding in his throne room with the following trigger: "when a creature attempts to hit me, cast hold monster on that ...
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Interaction between line of sight, enemy reach and opportunity attacks [duplicate]

The basic rules state for opportunity attacks: You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach. RAW seems to imply that by circling around the ...
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For the frightened condition, do transparent objects block line of sight?

There seems to be some discrepancy regarding the frightened conditions's line of sight rules, since line of sight is not clearly defined. Perhaps intentionally so. Frightened's disadvantage on ability ...
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Can I use Arcane Eye to cast a Fireball past a solid wall?

One of my players is interested in using Arcane Eye and Fireball in conjunction. From looking at this thread here: Area spells and line of sight, it seems that if a player cannot SEE the target, then ...
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Can I cast the Wind Wall spell on an area I can't see?

The description of the wind wall spell says: A wall of strong wind rises from the ground at a point you choose within range. You can make the wall up to 50 feet long, 15 feet high, and 1 foot thick....
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Does the psionic power Touchsight grant line of sight?

Does the psionic power Touchsight grant line of sight, when you might otherwise not have line of sight? The power description mentions line of effect, and has some other language commonly found in ...
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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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Star Wars Saga Edition; Cover and blocking LoS

My group encountered a big problem. Our DM made us fight some enemies (level 5 or so) that used to take cover behind crates/walls/even cars, and used the following order of actions: -move to cover -...
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Can Blindsight "See" Through Walls, Floors, And Ceilings?

I am currently play-testing an Awakened Mystic character in D&D 5e, using the beta rules released by WotC. As such, I have an ability that lets me choose between having Blindsight or Tremorsense. ...
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How does picking an origin for AOE spells work in an area that you cannot see?

The general question is: How does line of sight and blinding conditions affect area spells? Specific questions: Can I target the point of origin of an area spell, like fireball, in a zone where I ...
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Do you need to be able to see the Mage Hand to use it?

One of the characters is an Arcane Trickster who has Mage Hand. She's been pretty creative in using the spell, and I wanted to know what restrictions the spell had. The PCs were in a castle and were ...
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Hiding in a crowd / Hiding behind multiple creatures

When it comes to stealth, 5e is very vague on what can or cannot be done. If we refer to the rules as written: You can’t hide from a creature that can see you,... (PH. p177) This means that being ...
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Can creatures with special senses break line of sight for the frightened condition?

The frightened condition is dependent on the source of fear being in line of sight. Do creatures with additional senses like blindsight, tremor sense and web sense find it extremely difficult to ...
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Can Wild Talents work through glass?

Powers like Psionic Image, Thought Projection, Far Hearing, Psionic Spark and Telekinetic Grasp. Can a character standing outside a window use these pseudo-cantrips on something/someone inside the ...
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How does a shadow monk teleport into magical darkness if they don't have line of sight to a square inside of it?

There was a question similar to this question posted here, where the gist of the question was what use does a Shadow Monk have for casting Darkness if they can't see through it? My question is along ...