Does mind blank protect your gear?


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Can someone using detect magic or similar divination spells detect the auras of magic items carried by a target of mind blank? In other words, does mind blank protect your attended gear? I want to make my arcane focus look non-magical to others via magic aura, but it might not be necessary if my mind blank spell prevents someone from picking up its aura in the first place.


Ravingdork wrote:
Can someone using detect magic or similar divination spells detect the auras of magic items carried by a target of mind blank? In other words, does mind blank protect your attended gear? I want to make my arcane focus look non-magical to others via magic aura, but it might not be necessary if my mind blank spell prevents someone from picking up its aura in the first place.

I should think so. It is an 8th level spell after all.


I agree with the Tiny-bearer-of-lovely-smelling-but-foul-tasting-brew. As 8th level spell it should cover the target's equipment. It can be guessed from example included in the spell description: arcane eye won't be able to see the target - if equipment wasn't affected the eye would see floating equipment and thus would be able to notice the subject's location despite not being able to see him directly.

The Exchange

I haven't reread the "Magic" chapter in the CRB recently, but it's my understanding that any spell cast on a creature includes any objects it's carrying as the default. This is the default assumption that allows invisibility and the polymorph spells, among others, to work as they do. So - yes, somebody with mind blank on cannot be located simply by specifying, "I scan for Captain Sever's belt buckle."


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Your items are affected by the same spells you are. Thats why you don't have to be naked to be invisible.

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