30 ft (5 ft
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.
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Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard, RogueDomain:
TrickerySource: Player's Handbook [5th Edition] (page 260)
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Below are commonly asked questions about this spell. Some of the information is pulled official D&D sources (such as books and the twitter feeds of D&D officials), but other information is derived from forums and online discussions. As always, it is up to the DM to decide how they wish to spell questions. If you have a FAQ about this spell that you feel other DM's may wish to know, please send us the message!
Can an object created with minor illusion move? For example, a wall sliding down a corridor?
An illusory object created by minor illusion doesn't move. Compare to spells like major image and mislead, which talk about moving. [source: Sage Advice Compendium]
Could minor illusion create a fog cloud? If so, would shooting an arrow through it cancel the illusion?
No. An illusory object made by minor illusion is meant to be like a stool or a rock, not an atmospheric effect. [source: Sage Advice Compendium]