- Casting Time: 1 action
- Classes: Bard, Sorcerer, Wizard
- Components: V S
- Duration: 1 hour
- Level: 1
- Name: Disguise Self
- Range: Self
- School: Illusion
- Target: Self
You make yourself, including your clothing, armor, weapons, and other belongings on your person, look different until the spell ends or until you use your action to dismiss it. You can seem 1 foot shorter or taller and can appear thin, fat, or in between. You can't change your body type, so you must adopt a form that has the same basic arrangement of limbs. Otherwise, the extent of the illusion is up to you.
The changes wrought by this spell fail to hold up to physical inspection. For example, if you use this spell to add a hat to your outfit, objects pass through the hat, and anyone who touches it would feel nothing or would feel your head and hair. If you use this spell to appear thinner than you are, the hand of someone who reaches out to touch you would bump into you while it was seemingly still in midair.
To discern that you are disguised, a creature can use its action to inspect your appearance and must succeed on an Intelligence (Investigation) check against your spell save DC.
The SendingStone review
Disguise Self is a spell that enables a bard, sorcerer, or wizard to change their appearance for up to an hour. It has a casting time of one action and doesn't require any material components. The spell is often used by adventurers and spies to blend in with their surroundings or to hide their identity from enemies.
Some may argue that Disguise Self is an essential spell for any spellcaster looking to have a successful career in subterfuge and espionage. Its ability to conceal one's identity and allow them to move unnoticed through enemy territory makes it valuable in high stakes situations. However, others may argue that it's not a reliable spell as it can be dispelled by true sight or creature abilities that can sense through illusions.
Overall, Disguise Self has its pros and cons, but its use is dependent on the user's situation and strategy. It can be a useful tool to have in one's spellbook, but it should not be solely relied upon in dangerous missions.
Disguise Self is D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) 5th edition content, but other TTRPGs may have their own version such as a Disguise Self Pathfinder edition. Want to use Disguise Self in a VTT (virtual tabletop)? Try out SendingStone for free today!