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Scrying - DnD 5e stats


  • Casting Time: 10 minutes
  • Classes: Bard, Cleric, Druid, Warlock, Wizard
  • Components: V S M
  • Concentration: Yes
  • Duration: Up to 10 minutes
  • Level: 5
  • Material: A focus worth at least 1,000 gp, such as a crystal ball, a silver mirror, or a font filled with holy water
  • Name: Scrying
  • Range: Self
  • School: Divination
  • Target: A particular creature you choose that is on the same place of existence as you

You can see and hear a particular creature you choose that is on the same plane of existence as you. The target must make a Wisdom saving throw, which is modified by how well you know the target and the sort of physical connection you have to it. If a target knows you're casting this spell, it can fail the saving throw voluntarily if it wants to be observed.


Save Modifier

Secondhand (you have heard of the target)


Firsthand (you have met the target)


Familiar (you know the target well)



Save Modifier

Likeness or picture


Possession or garment


Body part, lock of hair, bit of nail, or the like


On a successful save, the target isn't affected, and you can't use this spell against it again for 24 hours.

On a failed save, the spell creates an invisible sensor within 10 feet of the target. You can see and hear through the sensor as if you were there. The sensor moves with the target, remaining within 10 feet of it for the duration. A creature that can see invisible objects sees the sensor as a luminous orb about the size of your fist.

Instead of targeting a creature, you can choose a location you have seen before as the target of this spell. When you do, the sensor appears at that location and doesn't move.

The SendingStone review

Scrying is a useful and powerful spell that allows spellcasters to view and hear a specific target from afar. The ten-minute casting time and concentration requirement make it less suitable for quick, on-the-fly situations, but it is still a valuable tool for gathering information and reconnaissance. The spell's material component of a valuable focus adds a level of difficulty to obtaining and using it, but it also ensures that those who use it are serious and focused on their goal. The ability to monitor a specific target and observe their actions and surroundings can be incredibly useful for a variety of purposes, from espionage and spying to keeping an eye on enemies or loved ones. However, as with any powerful magic, there is a risk of misuse or abuse, and it is up to the individual spellcaster to use Scrying responsibly and ethically. Overall, Scrying is a valuable addition to any spellcaster's repertoire, offering a valuable way to gain information and gather Intel from afar.

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

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