View Full Version : [3.5] Arcane Sight and Spell-Like Abilities

2010-04-20, 12:18 PM
Since spell-like abilities do not require verbal or somatic components, they are usually hard to spot. In the campaign I'm currently playing in we had the situation numerous times that we got hit by spell-like abilities but could not really their source (visible enemy, invisible enemy, trap?). Now my character has a permanent "Arcane Sight" cast on himself. I was wondering, do people that use spell-like abilities generate a noticeable magical aura that would allow my character to identify them as the source of a spell-like ability?

2010-04-20, 01:40 PM
"If you concentrate on a specific creature within 120 feet of you as a standard action, you can determine whether it has any spellcasting or spell-like abilities, whether these are arcane or divine (spell-like abilities register as arcane), and the strength of the most powerful spell or spell-like ability the creature currently has available for use." - SRD's Arcane Sight

I reckon if you can tell if they have spell-like abilities, they have a magic aura.