- Casting time: 1 Action
- Components: V, S
- Level: 5
- Range(area): 60 ft
- Attack(save): WIS save
- Damage(effect): Charmed
- School: Enchantment
- Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute
Dominate Person 5e
You can have a control over the actions of any humanoid creature. You can do this by a telepathic link that is established by you with the mind of the subject.
If you and the subject have a common language, in that case, you can force the subject to do as you want, within the limits of its abilities. If there is no common language between you and the subject, you can communicate only basic commands like “Go there”, “Come here”, “Stand Still” and “Fight”. It cannot communicate with you telepathically. You can only understand what the subject is experiencing but you do not receive direct sensory input from it.
When you give a command to the dominated creature, it continues to attempt to carry out that command to exclusion of all other activities except those necessary for day-to-day survival like sleeping, eating etc. A sense motive check against DC 15 can determine that the subject’s behavior is being influenced by an enchantment effect because of this restricted range of activity.
Giving a dominated person a new command or changing your instructions is equivalent to redirecting a spell, and, that is why it is a move action.
You can receive full sensory input as interpreted by the mind of the subject by concentrating fully on the spell. But, the subject still cannot communicate with you. It is impossible for you to see through the subject’s eyes, so it is not as good as being there yourself. But despite that, you can still get a good idea what is actually going on.
Subjects can resist this control. If a subject forced to take an action against its nature receives a new saving throw with a +2 bonus.
In case you don’t spend at least a single round focusing the spell daily, it receives a new saving throw to throw off the domination.
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At Higher Levels
When you use a 6th level spell slot to casting Dominate Person 5e spell, the duration is concentration, up to ten minutes. On using a 7th level spell slot, the duration is concentration, up to 1 hour. And, when you use on 8th level, the duration is concentration, up to 8 hours.