Allows the caster to hear at a distance, behind doors through walls.

Original D&D[edit | edit source]

The spell first appeared in Men & Magic, for the magic-user.

  • Spell Level 3
  • Duration 12 turns
  • Range 6"

The caster can hear as if standing at any point in range. It will penetrate up to about 2' of solid rock, but a thin coating of lead will block it.

The caster blinks in and out of the material plane

AD&D[edit | edit source]

Clairaudience[edit | edit source]

Debuted in the Player's Handbook as a magic-user spell.

Level: 3 School: Divination
Components: V, S, M (a silver horn of at least 100 gp value, consumed by the spell)
Range: Special Casting Time: 3 segments
Duration: 1 round/level Saving Throw: None
Area: Within 6" of a place familiar to the caster

The caster hears in their mind whatever noise occurs in the area. The location can be any distance away from the caster (though it must be on the same plane), as long as it is familiar or obvious to the caster. The caster's hearing via the spell is normal. Metal sheeting and magical protections can prevent the operation of this spell.

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