- Casting Time: 1 minute
- Classes: Cleric
- Components: V S M
- Duration: Instantaneous
- Level: 2
- Material: Specially marked sticks, bones, or similar tokens worth at least 25 gp
- Name: Augury
- Range: Self
- Ritual: Yes
- School: Divination
- Target: See text
By casting gem-inlaid sticks, rolling dragon bones, laying out ornate cards, or employing some other divining tool, you receive an omen from an otherworldly entity about the results of a specific course of action that you plan to take within the next 30 minutes. The DM chooses from the following possible omens.
• Weal, for good results
• Woe, for bad results
• Weal and woe, for both good and bad results
• Nothing, for results that aren't especially good or bad
The spell doesn't take into account any possible circumstances that might change the outcome, such as the casting of additional spells or the loss or gain of a companion.
If you cast the spell two or more times before completing your next long rest, there is a cumulative 25 percent chance for each casting after the first that you get a random reading. The DM makes this roll in secret.
The SendingStone review
Augury is a divination spell that allows a Cleric to receive guidance on a specific course of action and its potential outcomes. The spell requires specially marked sticks, bones or other tokens as a material component, which must be worth at least 25 gold pieces. The Cleric then poses a specific question to their deity or a divine proxy, and the spell provides a response based on the following possible outcomes: good, bad, both good and bad, or unclear. The Cleric can use this information to make an informed decision about their next steps.
The usefulness of Augury is somewhat debatable, as the answers it provides are often open to interpretation. However, it can be an excellent tool for roleplaying and adding depth to a character's religious beliefs and practices. It also allows for interesting plot twists and unpredictable consequences, as the Cleric's interpretation of the augury may not always align with the reality of the situation. Overall, Augury is a valuable spell for those looking to add an element of divination and mysticism to their gameplay.
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