Questions tagged [vision-and-light]

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Can an illusion be seen in a mirror?

In Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, can the visual effect produced by a magical illusion be seen in a mirror or other reflective surface? A specific example would be Minor Illusion. This question is ...
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Can you Disengage while you are in darkness?

When I read the rules, it is not written that the Disengage Action relies on sight, but Opportunity Attacks do. Imagine that you are facing a spider, and a wizard casts the Darkness spell. You know ...
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Does the True Seeing spell modify your actual sight, or give you a second sight?

The reason this matters is for determining another question: Can a creature under the effect of the True Seeing spell see a creature under the effect of Nondetection inside the area of a Darkness ...
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Extended Vision changes ranged effects modifiers due to distance?

I'm trying to build a character that has an incredible vision, using her Extended Senses (Vision). She uses firearms in battle. I kinda wanted to simulate her efficiency in shooting at great distances ...
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Does darkvision affect how you see things in regular light?

Darkvision is, apart from being black and white (presumably, greyscale is what they mean, because vision in exactly two shades is very different to how creatures see things in the daytime), "like ...
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Does the spell Darkvision allow a PC to see through magical darkness?

Does the spell darkvision count as magical darkvision? If the BBEG cast darkness, and one of the PC's casts darkvision, are they able to see through the darkness spell?
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Are creatures affected by the Slow spell if the character who cast it does not know their exact location?

We had a little problem last session. Here's the scenario: there are enemies in the area of a darkness spell that the PC has never seen but has heard. He casts the spell slow on the area that includes ...
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What does “darkvision with a range of 120 feet” mean in the Shadow sorcerer's Eyes of the Dark feature?

The Eyes of the Dark feature says: Starting at 1st level, you have darkvision with a range of 120 feet. Does that mean 120 feet of normal vision (shades of gray) in dark and another 120 feet in ...
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How far can my owl familiar see and what does it remember?

I have a standard owl familiar. While outdoors and flying, how far can it see? How does this change from daylight to dusk? How much of this can it recall? I've seen the DM's guide on Visibility ...
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Is light shed from a spell blocked by total (transparent) cover? [duplicate]

Many spells shed light as one of their effects, such as the Sunbeam spell, which says: For the Duration, a mote of brilliant radiance shines in your hand. It sheds bright light in a 30-foot radius ...
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Does casting Beast Sense on a creature with truesight let you see as if you had truesight?

In D&D 5th Edition, if you use the Beast Sense spell on a creature with truesight, do you see as if you had truesight?
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Can the Fog Cloud spell effectively increase archer range by canceling disadvantage at long range?

Longbow archers can attack targets (that are not in fog cloud) up to 600 feet away, but would do so at disadvantage for targets greater than 150 feet away. However, if the archer first walks into a ...
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Does blindsight allow for detailed observation?

In general, how much detail can blind sight interpret? Is it like the Daredevil movie where they can make out an individuals facial details, or more of a "there is a humanoid/quadruped/tentacled ...
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Can a vampire charm a blind person?

Can a vampire charm a blind person? The wording of the vampire's Charm action has me a bit confused on whether a blind person either gets no saving throw from it or can't be charmed at all like this. ...
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Does a Light Domain cleric's Corona of Light feature produce sunlight?

Does a Light Domain cleric's 17th-level feature, Corona of Light (PHB, p. 61), produce sunlight? It explicitly says, "you can use your action to activate an aura of sunlight". However, it also says, "...
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When do PCs get spot checks for a gelatinous cube in poor light?

I'm new to DMing, and trying to figure out what's fair vs. fun on when the player characters have a chance to spot a gelatinous cube. So if they are in a dimly lit dungeon, when do you have the PCs ...
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Casting light on an object [duplicate]

If I cast the light cantrip on an object and the object breaks while the spell is still in effect is each piece of the broken object still lit? Could the pieces be carried in different directions? ...
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How does blindness affect a druid's Wild Shape?

One of my PC's is a halfling druid (Circle of the Shepherd) who was born blind. She has a familiar that she can see through and years of rigorous training of her senses and a connection to nature via ...
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Does Dim Light created by an effect override Bright Light in an area?

Two examples. A silvery beam of pale light shines down in a 5-foot-radius, 40-foot-high cylinder centered on a point within range. Until the spell ends, dim light fills the cylinder. —Moonbeam,...
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For physical tabletop play, how do you restrict PCs' vision in situations like fog?

For situations like Obscuring Mist, darkness, and other vision impairment, how have you successfully enforced that in physical tabletop play? Measurements of success: Players are able to manipulate ...
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In Roll20, how do you restrict PCs' vision in situations like fog?

For situations like Obscuring Mist and other vision impairment that overcomes Darkvision (and similar abilities), how have you successfully enforced that in Roll20? My PCs would probably meta-game if ...
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By RAW: when attacking while hidden, what does it mean to “give away your location”?

A creature is Hiding by taking the Hide action. The rules on unseen attackers and targets state: When you attack a target that you can't see, you have disadvantage on the attack roll. This is true ...
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What happens when the Immolation spell is cast on a creature immune to fire damage?

I am already aware of these questions: "Does a creature that is immune to all outcomes (conditions, damage, etc.) of an effect still make a saving throw?" "Is a creature immune to a spell's damage ...
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Can a shadow sorcerer see in darkness created by another shadow sorcerer? [duplicate]

I have a party with 2 Shadow Sorcerers. If one of them casts darkness with sorcery points, is there a way - RAI or RAW it doesn't matter- for the other sorcerer to see through it? It seems stupid ...
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Does the Devil's Sight eldritch invocation let me see the inside of my eyelids?

So this question says that Devil's Sight only works in total darkness. Does this then imply that the warlock can see the inside of his own eyelids with this ability?
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Does the Scrying spell require you to have a clear path to the target in order to work?

The section "A Clear Path to the Target", on page 205 of the PHB states "To target something, you must have a clear path to it, so it can’t be behind total cover." The description of the Scrying ...
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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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How far into the Ethereal Plane does the See Invisibility spell let you see?

This question was inspired by comments on this question: "Does the Robe of Eyes extend your vision while on the Ethereal Planes?". Page 48 of the DMG states: The Ethereal Plane is a misty, fog-...
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Does the Robe of Eyes extend your vision while on the Ethereal Planes?

Normally the following rules on the Ethereal Plane apply (DMG page 48): Visibility in the Border Ethereal is limited to 60 feet. The plane's depths comprise a region of swirling mist and fog called ...
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Can the Robe of Eyes let you see into the Material Plane whilst on the Ethereal Plane?

I am running a home campaign and one of my characters is in possession of a robe of eyes. Part of the item's ability is that the wearer can see into the Ethereal Plane as they want out to 120 feet. ...
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Who gets blinded when the Daylight spell is cast on a Robe of Eyes?

In the 3.5 robe of eyes it says that you can cast certain spells on the robe to cause blindness. The specific wording is A light or continual flame spell cast directly on a robe of eyes causes it ...
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How to deal with darkness spells and spell-like abilities, such as Darkness or Deeper Darkness?

Every adventurer lurking through dungeons risks getting caught in one of the darkness spells, such as Darkness or Deeper Darkness. Not being able to see anything because of such spells is a sure way ...
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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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How exactly do light and darkness spells interfere?

Let's say, I buy a Dull Gray Ioun Stone for 25 gp. I ask my friend to cast Continual Flame upon the stone. Then I venture to a dungeon with the said Ioun Stone floating around my head and suddenly ...
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How far can the various races see in normal daylight?

I've read the entry on How far can you see? and found it useful for my D&D 5e campaign but I'd like some more details as to how this applies to various races, particularly Elves and Half-Elves in ...
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Do moonless nights cause dim light to become darkness, and bright light (e.g. from torches) to become dim light?

A game master told me that moonless nights swallow dim light, and also turn bright light into dim light as well. My game master claims this rule is in the books. Is this correct, by the rules as ...
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Can the Minor Illusion cantrip be used to create advantage? [duplicate]

If I use Minor Illusion to create the image of a brick wall filling the square in front of me, do I have advantage for my attacks with Fire Bolt? I can see through it, but my enemies cannot. Assume ...
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Can you remove a blindfold using the Telekinesis spell?

Suppose a Sorcerer with Subtle Spell is blindfolded, and has their hands tied behind their back. Could they Subtle cast telekinesis to remove the blindfold? The relevant part of the spell ...
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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. These cause both he ...
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How can player characters see into the Ethereal Plane?

How can player characters see into the Ethereal Plane? I'm familiar with the spell Truesight, but I'm wondering if there are other ways.
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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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Do you have to hide in order for other creatures to not know your location inside a fog cloud?

Yesterday we had a bit of a conflict about how going and attacking someone inside a Fog Cloud. Does a creature need to use the hide action to avoid enemies knowing his location inside the fog cloud? ...
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When does the Endure Sunlight feat's benefit reset?

Let's say a vampire with the Endure Sunlight feat is fighting another vampire without that feat, and has a way of creating sunlight that can be turned on/off easily. (In the situation that came up in-...
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From how far away can an illusion be investigated?

Question: At what distance is one able to investigate objects and/or their surroundings with the intent of identifying/finding illusions? Context: The party is in a cliché illusion-filled dungeon. ...
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Does the light from a torch under the effects of a Light cantrip blind a creature?

I just finished running a session that acted as a game of cat-and-mouse between my players' party of level 4 characters and an ancient white dragon. It was basically a game of their cunning versus the ...
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What's the meaning of 'relies on senses other than sight' in the Mirror Image spell?

The mirror image spell description says A creature is unaffected by this spell if it can't see, if it relies on senses other than sight, such as blindsight, or if it can perceive illusions as false,...
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Is it possible to use the Mirror Image spell with the Devil's Sight invocation and the Darkness spell effectively?

The Darkness spell gives enemies disadvantage when attacking me (as I'd have devils sight), and I can’t be targeted directly with a save spell in the darkness. The Mirror Image spell gives me a ...
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Are there any general rules that govern the visibility of magical effects?

Are there any general rules that govern the visibility of magical effects? Sometimes it's not clear. Last session one of my players complained when I allowed a bunch enemies to identify his character'...
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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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