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Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition is an RPG published in 2014 by Wizards of the Coast. D&D 5e is a heroic fantasy RPG inspired by the mechanics and settings of all previous D&D editions. It was previously code-named D&D Next during the playtest period.

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In 5th edition, would detect magic reveal illusions such as invisibility, disguise self, etc. by the rules as written? While it would not reveal the nature of the illusion, it would reveal that one … is present I believe. I know some illusion spells refer to true seeing and see invisibility which are clear that they bypass illusions. I just imagine this can be problematic as the warlock can cast detect magic at-will at third level. …
asked Mar 17 '15 by Drob
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Inspired by a recent question about discerning divine and arcane spellcasters, of like to hear the case for and against detecting spellcasters of either style with detect magic. I think you can … detect whether someone has prepared spells, based on this language: For the duration, you sense the presence of magic within 30 feet of you. If you sense magic in this way, you can use your action to …
asked Oct 18 '14 by cr0m
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From my understanding of how the detect magic spell works, using it on another plane would cause problems. Primarily from my current understanding that: If a character used detect magic on another … plane, everything would appear magical. Some of the planes have "effects" that use spells as their "effect", and following my previous point, everything would trigger the effect of the detect magic
asked Jul 25 '18 by Max Young
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On the compendium of Roll20 spell scrolls are listed under Items. So I wondered whether a spell scroll is actually considered to be a Magic Item, in case a PC casts Detect Magic to reveal it. I'm … asking this to find out whether my wizard could, while exploring, concentrate on Detect Magic to search for hidden spell scrolls. …
asked Apr 25 '18 by Vadruk
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I'm planning on having the BBEG of my campaign cast Scrying on the PCs. Some of them have access to Detect Magic. If he scrys on them while they're using Detect Magic, will they be able to see the invisible sensor from scrying, or otherwise detect a divination aura? …
asked Nov 6 '16 by Eidolon108
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object in the area that bears magic, and you learn its school of magic, if any. Would detect magic sense magic off (provided you spent an action to locate the aura) : the shark the sahuagin is controlling, the sahuagin only, both, or neither? … The Sahuagin have an ability Shark Telepathy: The sahuagin can magically command any shark within 120 feet of it, using a limited telepathy I would say this mimics the telepathy spell? Detect
asked Dec 22 '17 by Voromir Kadien
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Suppose a spellcaster NPC is using a divination spell on the party to either spy on them or locate them such as Locate Creature or Clairvoyance or (especially) the Scrying spell. Would a player casting Detect Magic make him aware of the spell and spellcaster? …
asked Apr 29 by user3631225
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appearance. Is this change detectable with a Detect Magic spell? Or is there any other way to detect the changeling's use of this ability? …
asked Apr 18 '18 by fiend
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The Detect Magic spell states that you can sense magic within 30 feet of you. Does this let you know the location of the magic your are detecting? Are you just supposed to get a yes/no that there … is magic within 30 feet of you? If there are multiple things to detect do you know about each different source of magic? Let's say the party enters a room and the warlock uses detect magic. If …
asked Feb 5 '16 by Sogrey
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So, one of my characters got basically a wand of detect magic at low levels. Now they seem to use it wherever they can. I don't blame them - in a dangerous dungeon? Yeah, sure, detect magic to see if … illusion magic (hag disguise). In other words, they bypassed an entire puzzle almost without even trying. They don't even need to use components or slots because it's a wand. Not to mention, it lasts for …
asked Dec 16 '17 by Matt D
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I am wondering what "magic" means within the context of 5th edition D&D, particularly as it relates to the detect magic spell. I am familiar with the "The Weave of Magic" and spells slots and such … . The detect magic spell allows you to sense the presence of "magic" and shows a glow around creatures of objects that "bear magic". But what is meant by "magic"? This same question applies to the …
asked Sep 11 by Behacad
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creature has truesight, notices secret doors hidden by magic, and can see into the Ethereal Plane, all out to a range of 120 feet. The Detect Magic spell description says: For the duration … . While Truesight and True Seeing seems to unravel the magic and is able to see beyond it, Detect Magic is only able to sense that something is magical until it uses an action. Given that all three …
asked Mar 20 by Victor B
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If you have a non-magical "Sense Magic" ability, e.g. the Chuul's, but you are inside an antimagic field, can you detect magic (from a source that is outside the field)? The chuul's Sense Magic … trait states: The chuul senses magic within 120 feet of it at will. This trait otherwise works like the detect magic spell but isn't itself magical. So that means that this trait would not be …
asked Jun 13 by BobbitTheDog
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Firbolgs get the Firbolg Magic trait (VGtM, p. 107), which lets them cast Detect Magic. Normally, Detect Magic is able to be cast as a ritual. Can this version be cast by a Druid as a ritual, or can it only be cast normally as a free once-a-day spell? …
asked Jul 18 by Eternallord66
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powers. Another PC cast Detect Magic on the Wizard. I was not sure whether the demonic item would be detected. More generally, I am not sure whether certain creatures/items (dragons, demons, devils … , celestials and so on) would be considered as magical in a standard D&D setting. So, here is the question: can supernatural phenomena (creatures / powers provided by items) always be related to magic? …
asked Jul 3 '16 by firion

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