SRD5:Comprehend Languages

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This material from the 5th edition SRD is published under the OGL

Comprehend Languages is a spell in 5th edition.


Comprehend Languages
1st-level divination (ritual)
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Self
Components: V, S, M (a pinch of soot and salt)
Duration: 1 hour
Casters: Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard

For the duration, you understand the literal meaning of any spoken language that you hear. You also understand any written language that you see, but you must be touching the surface on which the words are written. It takes about 1 minute to read one page of text.

This spell doesn’t decode secret messages in a text or a glyph, such as an arcane sigil, that isn’t part of a written language.


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Facts about "Comprehend Languages"
Action TypeAction +
AuthorSRD5 +
Canontrue +
CasterBard +, Sorcerer +, Warlock + and Wizard +
ComponentV +, S + and M +
Level1 +
PublicationSRD5 +
RangeSelf +
Ritualtrue +
SchoolDivination +
TitleComprehend Languages +