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How fast does a character need to move to be effectively invisible?

RAW, you cannot become invisible via moving fast As the other answers have stated, there are no rules that imply this. When a monk reaches 18th level, they gain access to the Empty Body class feature (...
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What happens if a character snorts Dust of Disappearance?

They get lungs full of dust The dust does what it says: if “you use an action to throw the dust into the air, you and each creature and object within 10 feet of you become Invisible for 2d4 minutes.” ...
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Is there a way to make an Invisible Stalker-like player character?

I told him no right off the bat...But he's extremely insistent about it Just tell the player "no," again; you are allowed to do that as DM There are a number of reasons for this. An invisible ...
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Does a creature with blindsight have disadvantage when attacking an invisible target?

The Special Sense Blindsight bypasses the mechanics of being Invisible The Invisible condition states (emphasis mine): An invisible creature is impossible to see without the aid of magic or a special ...
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Do Nondetection and Invisibility protect you from True Seeing?

Yes The beneficiary of a nondetection spell: Can’t be targeted by any divination magic, and Can't be perceived through magical scrying sensors. There are only two spells in the PHB that create ...
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Is there a way to make an Invisible Stalker-like player character?

Ask the player "why?" First step to solving these types of issues is asking why they want a thing. If the character wants to be invisible all the time just for the sake of that, just say no. ...
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When you cast invisibility on your turn, and walk away from 2 enemies, do they get an attack of opportunity?

No, they don't get opportunity attacks. From PHB, page 195: You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach.
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Can I cast Slow on an invisible target?

The Sorcerer can discriminate between invisible targets provided that they know the invisible targets are there Once you are aware of an invisible creature, provided they are not hidden, you know ...
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Since the caster of the Zone of Truth spell knows whether a creature failed the save, can they use it to detect hidden/invisible creatures?

This will probably work The Zone of Truth spell's text is fairly unambiguous on the knowledge gained by the caster (PHB p. 289, bold added): Until the spell ends, a creature that enters the spell’...
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Do Nondetection and Invisibility protect you from True Seeing?

Yes, Nondetection does block the Trueseeing spell. Jeremy Crawford gave an unofficial ruling in a tweet. It does beat True Seeing: The nondetection spell hides you from divination magic. True seeing ...
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If an Echo Knight fighter turns invisible, do their echoes also turn invisible?

The Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo feature description says (EGtW, p. 183): Your echo has AC 14 + your proficiency bonus, 1 hit point, and immunity to all conditions. And strangely, "...
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How fast does a character need to move to be effectively invisible?

There is no such speed in D&D 5e. You will have to add it yourself. There is no speed in D&D 5e that causes spontaneous invisibility. Since you are deciding that there is such a speed, but D&...
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Does picking up an item while under the effects of the Invisibility spell turn it invisible?

Unfortunately, the rule about this is a little ambiguous. Anything the target is wearing or carrying is invisible as long as it is on the target’s person. This has 2 interpretations that are, as far ...
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How does an NPC guess where an invisible PC is when attacking?

A random roll for location is the best solution when an Out of Character player knows the location but has to "guess" in-game without that knowledge. Given that, I'd like to discuss the ...
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Does being invisible grant advantage on stealth checks by RAW?

No, being invisible does not grant advantage on stealth checks, RAW I was going to present this in my question as evidence of what I'd already looked into, but then decided it was better off as an ...
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Can you dispel a magic effect you can't perceive?

Can you dispel a magic effect you can't perceive? Yes, as long as you can locate it somehow. If you can't find it somehow, then no. This reduces down to the related question: Can you target a target ...
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If Invisibility ends because the original caster casts a non-concentration spell, does Invisibility also end on other targets of the original casting?

The additional end condition affects creatures separately This is what The spell ends for a target that attacks or casts a spell. means. If this addendum was not there, it would mean that the ...
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Does the Detect Magic spell show a glowing outline around an invisible creature?

No From the description you included of Detect Magic: ...you can use your action to see a faint aura around any visible creature or object in the area that bears magic... The Invisible Stalker is ...
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Overcoming flour or other nonmagical ways to defeat invisibility

Items you pick up become invisible if tucked into your clothing. If you wear a reversible cloak, you can reverse it after getting the outside covered in flour. The inside was not covered in flour, and ...
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Does the Faerie Fire spell give advantage on attacks against invisible creatures?

According to lead rules designer Jeremy Crawford's unofficial ruling, attacks have advantage against invisible creatures affected by Faerie Fire. So your first interpretation aligns best with the ...
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If an arcane trickster rogue uses his mage hand and makes it invisible, does that mean anything the hand picks up is also invisible?

Any carried object will be visible Starting at 3rd level, when you cast Mage Hand, you can make the spectral hand invisible "You can make the spectral hand invisible" does not mean "you can cast ...
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What happens if I'm invisible and something I'm wearing has the Light cantrip cast on it?

The Light Remains Visible This has been answered by Jeremy Crawford, Lead rules designer of Dungeons & Dragons 5e in an unofficial ruling: Hans Engavil: If someone has light cast on a portion of ...
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Can you stay invisible by readying an attack instead of attacking?

You can ready one attack without breaking invisibility, but not a spell. Readying an action allows you to use your action to act outside of your turn. This allows you to ready an attack action which ...
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Can you see yourself when Invisible?

No. The invisibility spell's description states: The creature or object touched becomes invisible, vanishing from sight, even from darkvision. No part of the spell's description makes an exception ...
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When attacking while invisible, when exactly does invisibility break?

I can find no Sage Advice regarding the matter, but the rules about unseen attackers starts with this: Combatants often try to escape their foes' notice by hiding, casting the invisibility spell ....
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Is hiding different when invisible than when behind total cover?

Being invisible is not different You do not roll with advantage if you are invisible, you are simply allowed to roll (per the "Hiding" sidebar on PHB p. 177 or here in the basic rules): You can’t ...
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Do I have to roll to maintain concentration if a target other than me who is affected by my concentration spell takes damage?

Your ruling is correct. Your ruling is correct. Invisibility states the circumstances that end the condition. Receiving Damage does not end the condition. Invisibility (PHB 243): A creature you ...
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I'm on fire and I'm invisible. Can I be seen?

No. The wording of the spell's description always uses the word "invisible" to describe the spell's effect on its target, and clarifies in its first sentence that becoming invisible means ...
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Is Gaseous Form + Invisibility + Nondetection such a powerful combo for scouting and infiltration? How can I make it more challenging for my players?

In a world with no locks, anyone can get in But your world does have locks. Specifically, Alarm. This handy little ritual spell (doesn't even cost a slot!) isn't divination, so nondetection doesn't ...
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Can characters see themselves if invisible?

You can, as being invisible imposes no penalties per Paizo's FAQ. Invisibility: Can you see yourself when you're invisible? The spell doesn't say one way or the other. Because being invisible doesn't ...
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