Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 47th episode of our second level spell series. Today we’re looking at a very near and dear spell to me. We’re looking at magic mouth spell dnd 5e arguably one of my all-time favorite spells in d&d 5e just in general it’s freaking fantastic.
It is usable by the bard, wizard and the artificer and it is found in the good old players handbook. Now i would you want to point out that at a glance this spell doesn’t seem super great, but let me tell you with enough creativity and the dungeon master. This spell can be a real game-changer. Let’s take a quick look at the mechanics before we really get into the nitty gritty though.
- Level: 2nd
- Casting Time: 1 Minute (Ritual)
- Range/Area: 30 ft
- Components: V, S, M *
- Duration: Until Dispelled
- School: Illusion
- Attack/Save: None
- Damage/Effect: Communication
The effect at glance is as followed. Embed a spoken message into an object within range, after circumstances which you specify play out, the message is spoken by the object. Your cast time is one minute and it can be ritual casted which is great, the range is 30 feet, the duration is until dispelled which is fantastic.
The components are the holy trinity verbal, material and somatic and if you’re curious about that material component it is a small bit of honeycomb and jade dust worth at least 10 gold piece which the spell consumes. So please bear that in mind. The school is illusion as well. Now let’s take a look at the full description and then we’ll talk about the game breaking implications after the fact. The description reads as followed.
As per this Magic Mouth DnD 5E Spell you may have implanted a message within an object of specific range. Actually, a message which has been uttered whenever the trigger condition has been met.
You have to simply select an object which is you are able to see and that it is not even worn or else being carried by the some other creature. After that speak the message, which must be 25 words or else less, even though it could be delivered over as long as 10 minutes. But finally, it determines the circumstances which would be trigger the spell to be delivered your message.
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So, whenever that particular circumstance could be occurred, even a magical mouth would be appeared on an object and also it recites the message within your voice and also at the similar volume that you’ve spoken.
If the object that you have chosen has the mouth or else something which looks like a mouth (for example, the mouth of the statue), even this magical mouth would be appeared there for that words can be appeared to come from an object’s mouth too.
Of course whenever you cast this dnd 5e magic mouth spell, you can simply have the spell end after it is delivered its message, or else it could remain and also it repeats its message whenever the trigger could be occurred. Probably, this triggering circumstance could be as general or else as detailed as you would like to be, al though it must be depends upon the visual or else the audible conditions which would normally occur within 30 feet of an object.
For example, you could have instructed the mouth for speaking whenever any types of creature move within 30 feet of an object or else whenever the silver bell rings within a range of 30 feet from it.
My goodness, that is a wordy one. Let me tell you though i love this spell, i think it is so cool, let me tell you it is so cool. The fact that you picked the trigger and condition is probably one of the most broken things about this spell. So for example you can make it whenever someone on sheaths a blade, it makes a humming sound or a whistle sound that you too can make.
This spell also works really well with the actor feat or the mimicry trait to that a couple classes possess or a couple races sorry my bad ken ku being the main one but there i’m pretty sure the changeling has something very close to that as well.
In any case it is obnoxiously powerful for example you can make it as soon as someone’s hand touches the door. You can make it appear as though the kings a voice is saying do not enter here i am changing or something like that. So the guard walks away, i don’t know i think this there’s a lot of cool uses for it. That being said let’s get into a couple of them with the alternative uses section.
So, i think a cool alternative use is to just treat them as trinkets for the most part like for example if you come across someone who is in the need of a timer let’s say to some extent or another. You could make anything really a rock, ball bearing whatever doesn’t matter.
Basically make a whistling sound or a spoken message every 25 minutes something like that. That seems to be within line of what the spell allows, outside of that you can really use a spell to make plans go through it seamlessly.
For example you can actually use this spell to deliver messages. So you could put a message into a ball bearing and hand it off to a raven and make the trigger and condition when the ball bearing is within hearing distance of a certain NPC something along those lines that would be great and another cool use that i don’t see a lot of people talking about is using this spell to get yourself unlost essentially or track your progress something along those lines.
So what you do is you take a large amount of objects like a large amount of stones or ball bearings something along those lines and you space them about 30 feet apart and you make the first, you make into the triggering condition something like whenever someone gets close, make a buzzing sound or whenever a previous ball bearing makes a buzzing sound, this one also makes the buzzing sound something like that.
Because the circumstances can be as detailed or as general as you like it makes sense you can have more than one set of circumstances. I’ve had some good luck with that in the past, my favorite warforge cranky’s is this a lot.
In any case if you have any alternative ideas, thoughts, questions, concerns please put them down beneath in the comment section, i really do appreciate it. That being said, i hope you all have a wonderful day and as always happy casting everyone.
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