Minor Illusion

Illusion Cantrip
Casting Time
1 Action
30 Feet
1 minute
Materials Required
A bit of fleece

Spell Description

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.

If you create a sound, its volume can range from a whisper to a scream. It can be your voice, someone else’s voice, a lion’s roar, a beating of drums, or any other sound you choose. The sound continues unabated throughout the duration, or you can make discrete sounds at different times before the spell ends.

If you create an image of an object–such as a chair, muddy footprints, or a small chest–it must be no larger than a 5-foot cube. The image can’t create 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.

If a creature uses its action to examine the sound or image, the creature can determine that it is an illusion with a successful Intelligence (Investigation) check against your spell save DC. If a creature discerns the illusion for what it is, the illusion becomes faint to the creature.

Is Minor Illusion Good?

Overall Rating: Sky Blue. This means that minor illusion is an amazing spell. If you do not take this spell your character would not be optimized.

Overall Notes: If used creatively, this cantrip can be the most flexible tool in a spellcaster arsenal.

Class Specific Ratings for Minor Illusion

Arcane Trickster rogue: Allows you to get creative with your sneaky nonsense. You can hide behind the illusion if you are small enough, distract enemies, and use it to relay messages.