Invisibility Purge vs. etherealness


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Greetings All

I have a question about how Invisibility Purge.
Invisibility Purge states

Invisibility Purge:
You surround yourself with a sphere of power with a radius of 5 feet per caster level that negates all forms of invisibility.
Anything invisible becomes visible while in the area.

does this mean that even an Ethereal creatures are revealed in the area effect of the spell? Ethereal Jaunt reads:
Ethereal Jaunt:
An ethereal creature is invisible, insubstantial, and capable of moving in any direction, even up or down, albeit at half normal speed. As an insubstantial creature, you can move through solid objects, including living creatures. An ethereal creature can see and hear on the Material Plane, but everything looks gray and ephemeral. Sight and hearing onto the Material Plane are limited to 60 feet.

Also will detect Evil pin-point cross the planes to pin point an Ethereal creature like a Phase Spider waiting in ambush?


Opps look like I Missed a word or two in the Question I wanted to ask how Invisibility Purge effects ethereal creatures?


Since etheral creatures are not even on the same plane it does not affect them. (edit: that's for both, detect evil and invisibility purge)


I agree... since invisibility purge is neither an abjuration spell nor a force spell it will not affect ethereal creatures when cast from the material plane... neither will detect evil.


Thank you

Shadow Lodge

This spell will work though its only personal.
See Invisibility
School divination; Level bard 3, sorcerer/wizard 2
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (talc and powdered silver)
Range personal
Target you
Duration 10 min./level (D)
You can see any objects or beings that are invisible within your
range of vision, as well as any that are ethereal, as if they were
normally visible. Such creatures are visible to you as translucent
shapes, allowing you easily to discern the difference between
visible, invisible, and ethereal creatures.
The spell does not reveal the method used to obtain invisibility.
It does not reveal illusions or enable you to see through opaque
objects. It does not reveal creatures who are simply hiding,
concealed, or otherwise hard to see.
See invisibility can be made permanent with a permanency spell.


Agreed.
It is a good spell though currently in the hands on only the parties allied/Hired NPC wizard (a recon specialist build)

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