Minor Illusion 5e Spell In DnD

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 24th episode of our cantrip series. May i introduce to you dnd 5e minor illusion spell usable by the bard, sorcerer, warlock and the wizard and it is found in the good old players handbook, so everyone should have access to this spell which is great. The mechanics are as followed.


  • Level: Cantrip
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 30 ft
  • Components: S, M (a bit of fleece)
  • Duration: 1 Minute
  • School: Illusion
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Control

The cast time is one action, the range is 30 feet, the duration is one minute, the effect is essentially you can create one illusionary effect either make a sound or make an object. The components are somatic and material meaning you have to gesture as well as the material material component is a bit of fleece if you’re concerned or if you’re curious about that.

It is not consumed in the spell so you only need the one alternatively there are ways around that as well as spell fold this venue kind shirts of ice. The school is unsurprisingly illusion. Let’s take a look at the full description here.


In this minor illusion spell you do create a sound or else a specific image of an object within a range which could last for the specific duration.  Of course the illusion also could end if you dismiss it like an action or else cast this spell again and again. Suppose, if you do create some sound, then its volume can be ranged from the whisper to the scream.

Of course it could be your voice, or someone else’s voice, it could also be a lion’s roar, a beating of drums, or else any other sound you choose. Actually, the sound can continues an unabated throughout the duration, or even you can make the discrete sounds of at at different times before the end of this spell.

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Any how if you create an image of an object—such like a chair, muddy footprints, or else a small chest—it must be no larger than a 5-foot cube. Of course the image can not be created the sound, light, smell, or else any other sensory effect. The Physical interaction with an image could reveal it to be an illusion, simply because things able to pass via it.

Here if the creature uses its action for being examine the sound or an image, then the creature able to determine that it is an illusion for being whatever it is by a successful Intelligence (Investigation) check which is against to your spell save DC. If the creature could discerns the illusion for being what it is, the illusion becomes faint to the creature.

A very cool stuff, realistically your imagination is the only limit on this spell. That being said, let’s take a look at some alternative uses, that are a little bit easier to use.

Alternative Uses

First and foremost you can use it period gastly images such as specters, ghosts, race and anything of those nature will definitely freak out some NPCs. You can also use it to kind of forge documents, i would probably give them advantage on the spell save DC just to earn the investigation check rather just because there is another spell that can do this as well.

That being said, i don’t see why it wouldn’t work, you could also use it to manifest the sound or appearance of guards that’d be good way to use it or animals as well. So there’s quite a bit of uses for this spell and i’m sure there’s many many more those are just from the top of my head.


That being said, if you have any uses for the spell or any creative ways to use it or any funny stories involving it. I’d love to read those down in the comment section below and i know everyone else checking out this article would as well. That being said, happy casting everyone, have a great day.

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