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Magic Mouth - DnD 5e stats

Magic Mouth

  • Casting Time: 1 minute
  • Classes: Bard, Wizard
  • Components: V S M
  • Duration: Until dispelled
  • Level: 2
  • Material: A small bit of honeycomb and jade dust worth at least 10 gp, which the spell consumes
  • Name: Magic Mouth
  • Range: 30 feet
  • Ritual: Yes
  • School: Illusion
  • Target: An object within range

You implant a message within an object in range, a message that is uttered when a trigger condition is met. Choose an object that you can see and that isn't being worn or carried by another creature. Then speak the message, which must be 25 words or less, though it can be delivered over as long as 10 minutes. Finally, determine the circumstance that will trigger the spell to deliver your message.

When that circumstance occurs, a magical mouth appears on the object and recites the message in your voice and at the same volume you spoke. If the object you chose has a mouth or something that looks like a mouth (for example, the mouth of a statue), the magical mouth appears there so that words appear to come from the object's mouth. When you cast this spell, you can have the spell end after it delivers its message, or it can remain and repeats its message whenever the trigger occurs.

The triggering circumstance can be as general or as detailed as you like, though it must be based on visual or audible conditions that occur within 30 feet of the object. For example, you could instruct the mouth to speak when any creature moves within 30 feet of the object or when a silver bell rings within 30 feet of it.

The SendingStone review

#MagicMouth is a useful spell for bards and wizards as it allows them to create an illusionary mouth that can speak for a wide variety of purposes ranging from providing a warning to giving advice. This spell is perfect for situations where the caster needs to relay information without revealing their identity or for pranking unsuspecting individuals. While it has a long casting time of 1 minute, the spell lasts until it is dispelled and requires only a small bit of honeycomb and jade dust worth 10 gp as components, making it a relatively cheap option for spellcasting. Overall, #MagicMouth is a versatile and easy-to-use spell that can provide a range of benefits to the caster.

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

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