Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking in to the 40th episode of our 2nd level spell series. Today we have a very special spell in store for all of you today and to be honest it’s one of the most recognizable spells in dungeons&dragons. Today we’re talking about invisibility spell 5e.
This spell is usable by the bard, sorcerer, warlock, wizard and artificer which is super nice. The artificer kind of got shafted pretty hard in terms of the spells it has access to but i am very happy and at the very least has access to invisibility.
This spell is also found in the players handbook so we should all have access to it. Now let’s take a look at the mechanics here so you can better understand how the spell works.
- 2nd-level illusion
- Casting Time: 1 action
- Range: Touch
- Components: V, S, M (an eyelash encased in gum arabic)
- Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour
- At Higher Levels: Target one additional creature for each slot level above 2nd.
- School: Illusion
Your cast time is one action, the range is a touch, the duration is one hour and this is a concentration spell. At higher levels you can target one additional creature for each spell slot level above the 2nd. The components are verbal, material and somatic.
If you’re curious about that material component it is an eyelash encased in gum a rabbit. Which is essentially hardened to tree sap just so you guys know. And the school is unsurprisingly illusion.
The effect at a glance is as followed: A creature you touch becomes invisible. This lasts until the spell ends, or if the creature attacks or casts a spell. Now let’s take a look at the spells full description and actually break down the status effect for invisibility.
Actually, a creature which you do touch can becomes invisible until the end of this invisibility 5e spell. Anything, which is the target is wearing or even carrying is almost invisible as long as it is on a target’s person. Even the spell can also be end for the target which attacks or casts a spell.
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At Higher Levels: Whenever you cast this Invisibility dnd 5e spell by using the spell slot of 3rd level or higher, you can even target an additional creature for each of the slot level above 2nd.
Spell Lists: Artificer, Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
Very cool stuff! Now taking a look at the effect or the condition of invisible reads as followed: An invisible creature is impossible to see without the aid of magic or a special sense. For the purpose of hiding, the creature is heavily obscured. The creature’s location can be detected by any noise it makes or any tracks it leaves. Attack rolls against the creature have disadvantage, and the creature’s attack rolls have advantage.
Very cool stuff! Needless to say this is a great condition. Arguably one of the best in the game. There is a going to be couple of worth pointing out here just because you are invisible does not mean you cannot be detected. So it specifies without the age of magic or a special sense but it also makes mention and if you’re making a lot of noise or making obvious tracks and you can be tracked that way as well.
It’s fairly reasonable to expect that people that are used to dealing with magic users would have countermeasures for this spell. Seeing as how it’s a low level and bound to be quite popular but you know what kind of depends on the world that you’re living in. Now let’s take a look at some alternative uses here and better break down the cooler ways of using the spell.
So personally, i thought this would be a hilarious means of kidnapping a person. For example walk up to a famous noble, king, lord whatever doesn’t really matter. Gag them and then handcuff their hands together and then cast invisibility on them. Since they’re technically wearing the hadcuffs gag they could also become invisible and you could essentially lead them out of a potentially crowded room with no being on the wiser.
I think that’d be hilarious on a more literally hilarious robe you could use this as a form of trickery or as a form of joke telling or something of those lines. Give a person an invisible wedgie for example can hilarious. Outside of that the spell works really really well when it comes to escaping from tense situations. As you might logically assume people not being able to see you make it pretty easy for you to go away unnoticed so. It’s pretty great.
That being said! if you have any alternative uses, ideas, thoughts, concepts, questions, concerns please put it down beneath in the comment section i really do appreciate it. That being said! thank you so much guys, i really do appreciate the time. I hope you’ll have a wonderful day and as always happy casting everyone.