Sees through illusions, secrets, and transformations.


True Seeing Edit

Debuted in the Player's Handbook as a cleric spell.

Level: 5 School: Divination
Components: V, S, M (an eye ointment made from mushroom, saffron, and fat, aged for 1d6 months | an eye ointment made from oil, poppy dust, and pink orchid essence, aged for 1d6 months)
Range: touch Casting Time: 8 segments
Duration: 1 round/level Saving Throw: None
Area: 12" sight range

The subject sees things in the area as they actually are. Secret doors become plain, displacement is useless, invisible, astral, and ethereal creatures are revealed, and illusions and apparitions are seen through. Creatures that have been polymorphed, changed, or transformed are shown as they truly are. The aura of alignment produced by a creature also becomes visible, allowing the subject to see their alignment.


The reverse of this spell causes the subject to see only lies: rich looks like poor, rough looks like smooth, beautiful looks like ugly, etc.

AD&D 2eEdit

True SeeingEdit

Spell Level: 6 Rarity: Common
Schools (Mage): Divination
Components: V, S, M (an eye ointment made from very rare mushroom powder, saffron, and fat, aged for 1d6 months, costing no less than 300 gp per use)
Range: Touch Casting Time: 1 round
Duration: 1 round/level Saving Throw: None
Target: Creature touched

Allows the target to see things as they actually are, out to 60 ft. Vision granted by the spell pierces normal and magical darkness, sees through illusions, notices secret doors, pinpoints displaced creatures, sees through invisibility, reveals polymorphed creatures (the creature's true form appears as a ghostly image overlapping the new form), and allows the user to see into the border areas of neighboring planes such as the Ethereal plane if they focus their vision.

Vision granted under this spell cannot be magically augmented, and does not allow the target to see through solid objects or obscurement.

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