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Detect Alignment

Spell 1
Traits Detection, Divination


Actions Somatic Casting, Verbal Casting
Area 30-foot aura


Your eyes glow as you sense aligned auras. Choose chaotic, evil, good, or lawful. You detect auras of that alignment. You receive no information beyond presence or absence. You can choose not to detect creatures or effects you’re aware have that alignment.

Only divine spellcasters, undead, and beings from the Outer Sphere have an alignment aura if they are 6th level or higher.

Heightened (2nd) You also learn each aura’s location and strength.

Alignment Aura

The strength of an alignment aura depends on the level of the creature, item, or spell. Clerics and other divine spellcasters with
a patron deity are treated as 5 levels higher, as are undead and creatures from the Outer Planes.

Creature or Item Level Aura Strength
0-5 None
6-10 Faint
11-15 Moderate
16-20 Powerful
21+ Overwhelming


Spell or Effect Level Aura Strength
0-3 Faint
4-7 Moderate
8+ Powerful