DnD 5E Distort Value Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 28th episode of our first level spell series. Today we are going to be taking a look at our first spell from the acquisitions incorporated 5e book. Today we’re going to be looking at dnd 5e distort value usable by the bard, sorcerer, warlock and the wizard.

It is found in as for mentioned the acquisitions incorporated book. If you don’t have this one yet you know what i would honestly pick it up. acquisitions  incorporated is actually what prompted me to get into d&d followed up by critical role of course but i really did love the story behind this book if you haven’t checked them out i’d highly recommend it. You can also read hex dnd 5e. That being said, lets take a brief look at the mechanics for the spell here.

Mechanics

  • Level: 1st
  • Casting Time: 1 Minute
  • Range/Area: Touch (1 ft )
  • Components: V
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • School: Illusion
  • Attack/Save: None

So your cast time is the one minute, the range is touch and the object is up to 1 foot in size. The duration is eight hours and the effect at a glance is as followed: Double or half the value of an object of 1ft or less in size. A creature can actually find its original value through a successful investigation check vs your spell save DC.

At higher levels the maximum size of an object increases by 1 foot for each slot level above first. The components are strictly verbal and the school is illusion. Really cool stuff there! Please do check out dnd 5e witch. let’s take a look at the full description so we get a better idea of how this works.

Description

Here are few questions out there about this spell, Do you actually need to squeeze some little more gold pieces out of the merchant like you try out to sell that weird octopus statue that you liberated from the chaos temple? Of course do you actually need to downplay the worth of some magical assets whenever the actual tax collector stops by? Distort value has you covered.

You usually cast this spell on an object not more than one foot on a side, even though it is doubling the object’s perceived value simply by adding an illusory flourishes or polish to it, or even by reducing its perceived value by half with the help of illusory scratches, dents, and other unsightly features too. However anyone that examining the object could ascertain its true value with the successful Intelligence (Investigation) check against your spell save DC. You can also see our gift of gab 5e.

At Higher levels

Whenever you cast this spell by using the spell slot of 2nd level or higher, the maximum size of the object would be increased by 1 foot for each spell slot level above 1st.

Wow quite a wordy one! that being said, it really cool and it does really reflect the play style of a lot of the acquisition incorporated characters i’m sure you can easily see this imported into your own game as a matter of fact. Speaking of let’s take a look at some interesting alternative uses.

Alternative Uses

So, naturally the most common use vide uses in a store. Now there’s two ways you can go about doing this. You can either attempt to increase the value of something you’re selling or if the store is large enough and the shopkeep isn’t paying very close attention.

You could actually use it to reduce the value of one of his items, i think that’d be quite interesting. Alternatively if you live in a religious state and you are required to pay a certain percentage of your wealth is homage to whatever deity it is worship and you’d rather not do that, then this would be an interesting way to get out of it.

I think one of the most interesting ways to use this as underhanded as it may seem would be to use it on your own party members. If you suffer from a party where everyone’s constantly kind of getting a little bit crazy over magical items and there’s one in particular that you’d like.

There’s nothing to really stopping you from texting your DM and like listen i cast to store value to cut the items value in half and then your DM describes it as being worn down scratched up and dented and then of course you go in swoop eventually turns out it was all just an illusion. I think that’d be pretty interesting i mean run it past your DM see what you thinks but i would allow it in one of my games for sure.

Conclusion

All right! that being said guys, if you have any cool alternative uses for distort value any stories about it or any ways you’d like to see it used please comment down below and i really appreciate it guys, i love reading them, everyone else does as well. As always have a great day and happy casting.

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