Read Minds

2nd-level sensory

Activation Time: 1 action
Range: Self (30 feet)
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute

For the duration, you can hear the thoughts of a target creature you can see or sense with Detect Minds within 30 feet.

You initially learn the surface thoughts of the creature—what is going through its mind at that moment. These thoughts are in the form of words, and you must share a language with the target to understand them.

As an action, you can either shift your attention to another creature’s surface thoughts, or attempt to probe deeper into the same creature’s mind. If you probe deeper, the target must make a Wisdom saving throw. If it succeeds, the effect ends. If it fails, you gain insight into one of the following:

  • The target's emotional state
  • The target's identity
  • The target's alignment
  • One of the target's allegiance.
  • The target's reasoning or purpose (if any)
  • The identity of one of the target's closest relationships

If the target has the Telepathic Whisper knack or Detect Minds power in its power suite, it knows that you are probing into its mind and gains advanatage on further Wisdom saves against this power.

You can continue to probe the mind of the same target with an action each round, gaining insight into another topic. The target makes a Wisdom saving throw against each attempt. If successful, the effect ends.

The power can penetrate most barriers, but it is blocked by Psychic Silence activated at 2nd level or higher, 1 foot of stone, 1 inch of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 3 feet of wood or dirt.

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