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Here you’ve got to write down something on parchment, paper and also you’ll take another suitable writing material then got to you want to need to imbue it with a potent illusion then which will last for the duration.

Whenever you cast the Illusory Script 5e spell, to you and the other creatures that you simply designate at those times the writing will appear as normal, it’ll convey the meaning whatever that you simply intended whenever you’ve got written the text, written in your hand. except for all others, the writing would seem when it had been within the unknown or magical script which is unintelligible. aside from this, you’ve got an alternate one that’s you’ll cause the writing to possess appeared on be entirely it must be a special message, different script, and the other languages but you want to know that specific language.

Illusory Script 5E Spell

Illusory Script 5E

  • Casting Time: 1 minute
  • Range: Touch
  • Components: S M (A lead-based ink worth at least 10 GP, which the spell consumes)
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Classes: Bard, Warlock, Wizard

Illusory Script 5E

The strength of the illusion is debatable. Anything with Truesight would be ready to see through the illusion. Anyone casting Detect Magic would be ready to tell there was an illusion in effect, but wouldn’t necessarily know what quite an illusion exactly and would still be unable to read the writing. The magic of the spell persists for 10 days, and since the effect is ongoing during that point it might be magically dispelled or temporarily disabled in say…an antimagic zone. As for somebody being suspicious,

You write instructions or other information on parchment, paper, or any suitable writing material. The illusory script appears to be some sort of foreign or magical writing. Only the person (or people) designated by you at the time of the casting are ready to read the writing; it’s unintelligible to the other character, although an illusionist recognizes it as an illusory script.

Any unauthorized creature attempting to read the script triggers a potent illusory effect and must make a saving throw. A successful saving throw means the creature can look with only a slight sense of disorientation. Failure means the creature is subject to a suggestion implanted within the script by you at the time the illusory script spell was cast.

The spells don’t say that a creature can make an Investigation check to work out it’s an illusion, so I might assume that no they might not “just see through it”. that does not mean, however, that they will just blindly accept that the paper/document is what you tell them. A forged document supposedly was written by a king could be considered suspect if it comes from an individual who seems like your average joe. A guard handed said document won’t be ready to see through the illusion, but they could be ready to make an Insight check to work out that you simply, the caster are acting shady or seem to be lying.


Last point. The illusion can only be seen through by you, someone you chose, and every one creature with true sight. People aside from those can only know that it’s an illusion by (arcana check maybe or identify/detect magic). Dispel will erase the important message too, therefore the only way for them to read the important message is to attend for the spell’s effect to finish.