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Seeming - DnD 5e stats


  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Classes: Bard, Sorcerer, Wizard
  • Components: V S
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Level: 5
  • Name: Seeming
  • Range: 30 feet
  • School: Illusion
  • Target: Any number of creatures that you can see within range

This spell allows you to change the appearance of any number of creatures that you can see within range. You give each target you choose a new, illusory appearance. An unwilling target can make a Charisma saving throw, and if it succeeds, it is unaffected by this spell.

The spell disguises physical appearances as well as clothing, armor, weapons, and equipment. You can make each creature seem 1 foot shorter or taller and appear thin, fat, or in-between. You can't change a target's body type, so you must choose a form that has the same basic arrangement of limbs. Otherwise, the extent of the illusion is up to you. The spell lasts for the duration, unless you use your action to dismiss it sooner.

The changes wrought by this spell fail to hold up to physical inspections. For example, if you use this spell to add a hat to a creature's outfit objects pass through the hat, and anyone who touches it would feel nothing or would feel the creature's head and hair. If you use this spell to appear thinner then you are, the hand of someone who reaches out to touch you would bump into you while it was seemingly still in midair.

A creature can use its action to inspect a target and make an Intelligence (Investigation) check against your spell save DC. If it succeeds, it becomes aware that the target is disguised.

The SendingStone review

Seeming is a 5th-level illusion spell available to bards, sorcerers, and wizards that allows the caster to alter the appearance of any number of creatures within a 30-foot range for an eight-hour duration. The spell requires only a verbal and somatic component, and its casting time is one action.

Overall, Seeming can be a versatile spell for both social and combat situations, enabling players to disguise themselves or others or alter their appearance to better suit their surroundings. However, its effectiveness is limited by the target's Insight check, which can reveal the illusion, and it does not provide any physical changes to the affected creatures. Despite these limitations, Seeming remains a solid choice for players looking to manipulate their appearance and deceive others.

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

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