Zone Of Truth Spell 5E

Zone of Truth 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! welcome to and thank you so much for checking out 79th episode of our 2nd level spell series. Today we are taking a look at zone of truth spell 5e. This spell is usable by the Bard, Cleric and the Paladin and it is found in the good old players handbook and it is a truly righteous spell. Also read speak with dead 5e.

This is one of my all time favorite spells in terms of role play potential and really flexing that creative brain. It’s also a great way of being able to turn. There’s a lot of meta gaming elements that often happen with this spell and it does your job as a good DM this snuff those out as soon as they come out.

If you haven’t checked out our latest dnd 5e spell book yet let’s take a look at it once. In any case let’s take a look at this spell’s mechanics to figure out exactly how it works.

  • Level: 2nd
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 60 ft (15 ft Sphere)
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: 10 Minutes
  • School: Enchantment
  • Attack/Save: CHA Save
  • Damage/Effect: Control

The effect at a glance as followed, Of course, on a failed save, a creature unable to speak a deliberate lie during in the radius. You know about each creature’s success and failure’s on their saving throw.

The cast time is one action, the range is 60 feet but the actual area of effect is a 15 foot radius of sphere which is actually pretty decent. The duration is 10 minutes and this is not a concentration spell. The saving throw is charisma and on its success there is no effect which make sense and the components are verbal and somatic and the school is enchantment which also makes lot of sense. Now let’s take a look at the full description and break this spell down a little bit further. Also read locate object 5e.


In Zone Of Truth spell 5e you make one magical zone which guards against the deception in the 15-foot-radius sphere centered on the point of your choice but it should be with in a range from you. Until the spell will end, any creature which enters the spell’s area at the very first time on a specific turn or else that creature starts its turn over there must make a charisma saving throw.

Of course, on a failed save, a creature unable to speak a deliberate lie during in the radius. You know about each creature’s success and failure’s on their saving throw.

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Normally, as per this d&d 5e zone of truth spell an affected creature has always been aware of the spell and also can thus avoid answering any types of questions to which it would normally respond with a lie.

So the question arise here is the caster affected by the zone of truth? the short answer is this dnd 5e zone of truth spell is an area of affect spell, meaning that anyone who is within the area is affected by the spell, also includes the caster. Such type of creatures can be evasive in their answers as long as it remains within the boundaries of the truth.

Very interesting stuff, i see a lot of players use this as a cop-out but it is your job is a good DM to be able to counter that by talking your way around the question almost. A good example of that is when you’re dealing with a demon that you think might have killed a king let’s say for example it makes sense we just ask the demon if he killed them but did he want to be like i was not there when he died.

Well in reality the demon did stab him did kill him but left the room before the king died or the demon could just outright said no it was not me who killed him because it was the dagger that actually did he killing. You know what i mean like that’s kind of how i like answering it and it’s quite effective because it really like stumps the party a little bit and then they’re like oh wait i’m dealing with the demon maybe there’s a lot more to this than meets the eye. That’s kind of my way around it. That being said though let’s take a look at some alternative uses here.

Alternative Uses

I think one of the best ones is using it to make sure, what you’re being promised is actually what’s going to happen. So use it on influential figures or quest givers or things of that nature just to check the validity of their statements. Outside of that this is a great spell to be used for planning out encounters and by that i mean like more so reconnaissance things of that nature.

Along that same vein of thought this is just a great way of gathering information of all shapes and sizes, if you’re building a profile on someone to better solve a murder mystery for example. This is a great way of questioning everyone else they get a better, full piece of the picture just used of as opposed to just asking a direct question. It is for that reason that this is one of my all-time favorite role-playing spells.

Attributes Of Zone Of Truth 5e

Casting Time1 action
ClassesBard, Cleric, Paladin
ComponentsV S
Duration10 minutes
NameZone of Truth
Range60 feet
TargetA 15-foot-radius sphere centered on a point of your choice within range
Frequently Asked Questions

1Q: How do you avoid zone of truth 5e ?

A: Do not lie ! You should not tell them a truth they are actually asking, either. However you can easily speak truthfully while you’re answering in a way which confuses your opponent.

2Q: How long does this spell ?

A: This spell lasts for about 10 minutes, and in each round that they start inside of the circle they have to roll to save against it’s effect.

3Q: Can you cast it multiple times?

A: It has been given that the spells do not stack, the multiple zones of truth doesn’t have any additional effect aside from redundancy of effect. The failure to save against any zone means they shall be under an effect, eliminating all the successful sources of the zone of truth shall be freed them.

4Q: How Do you beat this spell?

A: Mechanically, this dnd 5e spell can be defeated only by the high-level features. Any attempt for resisting or evade the effects of zone of truth alerts the caster. And even in the context of the loyalty test, even by avoiding an effect is synonymous with admitting disloyalty.

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Now if you can come up with any alternative uses, ideas, stories, thoughts, questions, comments, 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 spell-casting everyone.

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