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Locate Creature - DnD 5e stats

Locate Creature

  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Classes: Bard, Cleric, Druid, Paladin, Ranger, Wizard
  • Components: V S M
  • Concentration: Yes
  • Duration: Up to 1 hour
  • Level: 4
  • Material: A bit of fur from a bloodhound
  • Name: Locate Creature
  • Range: Self
  • School: Divination
  • Target: Self

Describe or name a creature that is familiar to you. You sense the direction to the creature's location, as long as that creature is within 1,000 feet of you. If the creature is moving, you know the direction of its movement.

The spell can locate a specific creature known to you, or the nearest creature of a specific kind (such as a human or a unicorn), so long as you have seen such a creature up close - within 30 feet - at least once. If the creature you described or named is in a different form, such as being under the effects of a polymorph spell, this spell doesn't locate the creature.

This spell can't locate a creature if running water at least 10 feet wide blocks a direct path between you and the creature.

The SendingStone review

Locate Creature is a useful spell for trackers and adventurers looking for a specific creature. Though it requires concentration and the gathering of a bit of fur from the target, the spell allows the user to locate the creature's exact position and track changes in its location for up to an hour. This spell is available for Bard, Cleric, Druid, Paladin, Ranger, and Wizard classes and has a casting time of one action. Overall, this spell can be a valuable asset in locating a valuable target or completing a quest.

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

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