The Dungeons and Dragons game is a fantasy game filled with a plethora of races, weapons, magical spells, illusions, and all what not. To do well in this game, you need to be on top of your game with such slyness.
Spells help you to achieve a difficult task that you may not be able to accomplish on a normal. In this article, we will explore the Minor Illusion spell in Dungeons and Dragons 5e. The essential information needed to succeed and use this spell like a pro will be supplied to you as you enjoy the article. I am pumped, are you? Let’s go!
What is Minor Illusion 5e?
The Minor Illusion is a cantrip. A cantrip is a zero-level spell and does not expend your spell slot to cast. So this means that you can cast this spell without bothering about losing your spell slot.
Minor Illusion as the name correctly puts it is not used to cause great damages. However, it is simply used to cause illusions; magical illusions so as to mislead your enemies and save your party members.
You create a sound or an image of an object within range that lasts for the duration. The illusion also ends if you dismiss it as an action or cast this spell again.
When a sound is created, the volume can range from a loud scream to almost a whisper. The sound that you have generated can be any of your voice or any other person’s voice from your party members, a dragon’s voice or a Lion’s, etc. However, when you create an image of an object, the size of the image should be no more than a 5-foot cube. The image can’t create a sound, light, smell, or any other sensory effect. Physical interaction with the image reveals it to be an illusion because things can pass through it.
A very good use case is explained below. You and your party members are being followed by an enemy which is mighty and deadly. You don’t want to engage in that fight at least not that day because it will be your death. With Minor Illusion, you can create an illusion such as making your voice sound like that of a creature that your enemy cannot afford to go into combat with.
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Minor Illusion Statistics
Spell level: Zero
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 30 feet
Components: S, M (A bit of fleece)
Duration: 1 minute
Minor Illusion Spell Caster Requirements
To utilize this spell, there are basic requirements that will be met by the spell caster. Here are the requirements;
- You must have this spell in your spell list
- Since the spell has a needs a somatic component to cast, you should be able to move your hands and body.
- The spell also requires a material component to cast, therefore you should have a bit of fleece unless you have an arcane focus which spellcasters have.
How to use Minor Illusion
When you have met the above requirements, then you are ready to use this cantrip. But before that, you have to decide whether to make a sound or an image.
To make a sound, first off, the sound can either be a very loud scream or just almost a whisper. Furthermore, you can choose your voice or another creature’s voice. You also have the choice of choosing the intervals when the sound would play. There is a wide range of tweaking and degrees of freedom that the Minor illusion allows you to do.
What if you choose to make an image of an object instead, there are guidelines to making this work. The image must be no larger than a five-foot cube. Only stationary images can be made with this cantrip. For example, you cannot make the image of a moving chariot. If you must make an image of a moving object, then you must have to use the Major image spell provided you have it in your spell list and you have a spell slot to cast it.
Who can use Minor Illusion?
The Minor Illusion can be used by the following classes; the Bard, Sorcerers, Warlock, and the Wizard. Apart from these classes, the spell is also available for the following subclasses; Arcana domain from the cleric Class, Arcane Trickster from the Rogue class, Eldritch Knight from the Fighter class, School of Illusion from the Wizard class, and Way of Shadow from the Monk class.
Furthermore, this spell can be used by some races namely; the High Elf, the Mark of the Shadow Elf, the Forest Gnome, and the Glasya Tiefling.