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 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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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 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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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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What is the difference between line of sight and line of effect?

As the title. I've seen many definitions such as concealment refer to one or both, but I can't find a clear definition of them or how they are different.
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Does Devil's Sight enable one to see into Hunger of Hadar?

The hunger of Hadar spell creates a black void of darkness, which cannot be penetrated by light. This means that no one can see in, and those inside cannot see at all, which is a handy way to damage ...
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Can a Warlock Selectively Curse Anyone they can See?

This question was prompted by reading this answer. That answer, and accompanying comments, indicate that a Warlock can curse the closest enemy that he can see, even if he's aware of enemies that are ...
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Is an out of sight enemy a problem for Warlock's Curse?

My players like to turtle in corridors, fighting enemies in sight before heading into the room. This often means the Defender is on the door, followed by several ranged characters. This also means the ...
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Movement and sight [duplicate]

A character has a light source on himself, in an otherwise dark area. She ventures in an enemy-ridden area, revealing the position and nature of some enemies as she moves. How is this ruled? Should ...
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Line of sight & cover along walls and around pillars

In these scenarios in DnD 3.5, do I have line of sight to the target? If so, does the target have cover? (A = attacker, W = ...
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Line of Sight and Teleport (e.g. Clairvoyance with Fey Step)

In D&D 4e teleport actions need line of sight to destination place. Seer's Clairvoyance gives a vision of place where I have no line of sight. Can I after use of Clairvoyance teleport, e.g. using ...
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Does Deep Shroud affect the Sorcerer's own attacks?

I was considering using Deep Shroud, but have a question on attacking through the cloud it creates. The Effect reads: "You create a shroud of supernatural shadow around you. Until the end of your next ...
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Consequences of Blindness on casting spells?

Which types of spells can a Blinded caster still target as accurately as usual? Which ones require extra steps or give penalties because of blindness? Which ones can simply not be targeted at all, ...
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Do burst/close burst attacks “splash” around corners?

I know that blasts require LoS in 4e and that bursts require line of effect between the target square and the creature using the power but one my players asked if a burst would hit diagonally around a ...
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Can I see through an open doorway?

I have what might seem like a weird question, let me explain. I'm playing with a DM I've never played with before. In his game, a character has no idea what is in the next room until they are in that ...
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What do characters know about the battlefield?

The PCs generally know where all enemies are and vice versa (except those who are Hidden). They also know the effects of all zones and other buffs that are in effect. This is part of the "all the ...
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What effects can hit a phasing creature in a nonmagical wall square?

In a recent battle I was Dming, the party was fighting against Wraiths (in the Madness at Gardmore Abbey adventure). Wraiths have phasing and thus can fly into and through walls, so the players and I ...
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Taking into account line-of-sight & blast rules, how would a blast work with a wall between you and an enemy?

If you take into effect the blast rules and the line-of-sight rules, how should we play the blast? Would it wrap the nine squares in front of him, including the wall? Would it go the nine diagonal ...
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Can a Leader's Burst Healing work if there is a blocking wall?

Most of the Leader's in 4th edition have a close burst 5 Healing power. If the target of the Healing power is completely blocked by a wall from the Leader, can ...
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Can a Wizard use Magic Missile against an Enemy she cannot see?

If an Enemy is shrouded in total darkness that blocks line-of-sight, but the Enemy is not Hidden, can the Wizard attack that Enemy with Magic Missile? From the Errata on Magic Missile[PDF]: Ranged ...
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Does blindsight or tremorsense count for line of sight?

If I have tremorsense or blindsight, do I have line of sight if I'm otherwise blind? In particular, would this allow me to teleport out of a Stinking Cloud?
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Can you use a Longbow outside level flight?

Are there any rules for using a Longbow in parabolic flight, e.g. when you don't have Line of Sight or the target is a very long way a way?
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Can you use a mirror to get line of sight?

Some spells only require line of sight for targeting. Can you use a mirror to look around a corner and target your foe? For example, Magic Missile: The missile strikes unerringly, even if the ...
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Do you need line of sight to cast spell with Divine Ward?

I suspect so, since you needed to touch the person in the first place, which, clearly, requires line of sight. But how good of a line of sight? Can you do it to someone with cover? Even so, the feat ...
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Does teleportation require line of sight?

In D&D 4e, teleportation is very common. Does it require line of sight? Example: An Eladrin wizard is being attacked with his back to the wall. On the other side of the wall is the room he ...
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Does ranged magic that requires line-of-sight also require line-of-effect?

This came up during a combat last week. The party had barricaded themselves behind double doors and the wizard was peering through the keyholes, dropping Scorching Bursts on anything foolish enough ...