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Hallucinatory Terrain - DnD 5e stats

Hallucinatory Terrain

  • Casting Time: 10 minutes
  • Classes: Bard, Druid, Warlock, Wizard
  • Components: V S M
  • Duration: 24 hours
  • Level: 4
  • Material: A stone, a twig, and a bit of green plant
  • Name: Hallucinatory Terrain
  • Range: 300 feet
  • School: Illusion
  • Target: 150-foot cube in range

You make natural terrain in a 150-foot cube in range look, sound, and smell like some other sort of natural terrain. Thus, open fields or a road can be made to resemble a swamp, hill, crevasse, or some other difficult or impassable terrain. A pond can be made to seem like a grassy meadow, a precipice like a gentle slope, or a rock-strewn gully like a wide and smooth road. Manufactured structures, equipment, and creatures within the area aren't changed in appearance.

The tactile characteristics of the terrain are unchanged, so creatures entering the area are likely to see through the illusion. If the difference isn't obvious by touch, a creature carefully examining the illusion can attempt an Intelligence (Investigation) check against your spell save DC to disbelieve it. A creature who discerns the illusion for what it is, sees it as a vague image superimposed on the terrain.

The SendingStone review

The hallucinatory terrain spell, available to bards, druids, warlocks, and wizards, takes 10 minutes to cast and alters the appearance of natural terrain within a 150-foot square area for 24 hours. The spell requires a stone, a twig, and a bit of green plant as components.

Opinions on this spell vary. Some players love it for its versatility in creating tactical advantages or concealing their presence from enemies. Others find it to be too circumstantial and prefer spells with more direct combat applications. However, it cannot be denied that hallucinatory terrain's ability to effectively camouflage a party's campsite or create an illusionary trap can be invaluable in certain situations. Overall, it is a spell that rewards creative thinking and strategic planning.

Hallucinatory Terrain is D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) 5th edition content, but other TTRPGs may have their own version such as a Hallucinatory Terrain Pathfinder edition. Want to use Hallucinatory Terrain in a VTT (virtual tabletop)? Try out SendingStone for free today!

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