Out of seemingly nowhere, a thin bolt of lightning strikes the enemy, taking them unawares. Swinging blindly, the orc tries to hit whoever just fried them, but they can’t find the lightning’s source, no matter how hard they look.
Funny, right? Let’s take a good look at greater invisibility.
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What is Greater Invisibility Spell?
The spell’s text in the Player’s Handbook reads: “You or a creature you touch becomes invisible until the spell ends. Anything the target is wearing or carrying is invisible as long as it is on the target’s person.“
Greater Invisibility 5e Stats
|Casting Time||1 action|
|Classes||Bard, Cleric*, Druid**, Sorcerer, Warlock***, Wizard & Artificer****|
How Does Greater Invisibility Work?
Greater Invisibility differs from the 2nd level spell invisibility in several vital ways. For one thing, the duration is much shorter, despite greater invisibility being a 4th level spell. Invisibility lasts 1 hour, whereas greater invisibility only lasts 1 minute. So, why the huge change?
The conditions for maintaining the spells and when they’re useful couldn’t be more different. Invisibility is intended for scouting and exploration while staying sneaky. If the invisible creature attacks, damages, or causes another creature to make a saving throw or casts a spell, the invisibility spell immediately ends.
Greater Invisibility is meant for combat. Attacking, casting spells, or damaging opponents doesn’t break invisibility, and the spell stays intact. The only thing that can make Greater Invisibility end before the duration expires is if the caster falls unconscious or takes damage and is unable to maintain their concentration on the spell.
Is Greater Invisibility a Good Spell?
Greater Invisibility is an excellent spell at all levels, especially if you cast it on party members who don’t have many hit points. They can stay up and alive during combat for longer if the enemies can’t see them.
Which Classes Can Use Greater Invisibility?
Greater Invisibility is available for Bards, Sorcerers, Wizards, and Warlocks with the Archfey, Genie, or Undead patrons. It is always prepared for Twilight Domain Clerics, Circle of the Land (Underdark) Druids, and Armorer Artificers.
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