5th Edition D&D 'Illusion' Spells

Michael O. Varhola
While developing 5th Edition D&D material for my Skirmisher Publishing, I found myself wishing I had a list of all the Illusion spells from the Player's Handbook, and so I went ahead and created one! I figured other people might find such a list useful and have, accordingly, posted it here twice, once with the spells simply in alphabetical order and once with them organized by level. I have also included a 5E reboot of a classic spell, Gaze Reflection, which I rewrote for use in my own games. Be sure to also check out my helpful list of 5th Edition D&D "Ritual" Spells!
 
D&D 5th Edition Illusion Spells (Alphabetical)
Blur (2nd)
Color Spray (1st)
Creation (5th)
Disguise Self (1st)
Dream (5th)
Fear (3rd)
Gaze Reflection (1st)*
Greater Invisibility (4th)
Hallucinatory Terrain (5th)
Hypnotic Pattern (3rd)
Illusory Script (1st)
Invisibility (2nd)
Magic Mouth (2nd)
Major Image (3rd)
Minor Illusion (cantrip)
Mirage Arcane (7th)
Mirror Image (2nd)
Mislead (5th)
Nystul’s Magic Aura (2nd)
Phantasmal Force (2nd)
Phantasmal Killer (4th)
Phantom Steed (3rd)
Programmed Illusion (6th)
Project Image (7th)
Seeming (5th)
Silence (2nd)
Silent Image (1st)
Simulacrum (7th)
Weird (9th)
 
D&D 5th Edition Illusion Spells (By Level)
 
Cantrips
Minor Illusion (cantrip)
 
1st Level
Color Spray (1st)
Disguise Self (1st)
Gaze Reflection (1st)*
Illusory Script (1st)
Silent Image (1st)
 
2nd Level
Blur (2nd)
Invisibility (2nd)
Magic Mouth (2nd)
Mirror Image (2nd)
Nystul’s Magic Aura (2nd)
Phantasmal Force (2nd)
Silence (2nd)
 
3rd Level
Fear (3rd)
Hypnotic Pattern (3rd)
Major Image (3rd)
Phantom Steed (3rd)
 
4th Level
Greater Invisibility (4th)
Phantasmal Killer (4th)
 
5th Level
Creation (5th)
Dream (5th)
Hallucinatory Terrain (5th)
Mislead (5th)
Seeming (5th)
 
6th Level
Programmed Illusion (6th)
 
8th Level
NONE
 
7th Level
Mirage Arcane (7th)
Project Image (7th)
Simulacrum (7th)
 
9th Level
Weird (9th)
 
 

NEW SPELL

Gaze Reflection
1st-level illusion
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 30 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute
This spell creates a perfect mirror that can be positioned anywhere within casting range. This mirror can be used to defend against the gaze of creatures with dangerous eyes, such as basilisks, medusae, and vampires, and to reflect it back against them (requiring them to make saving throws to avoid its effects if they are vulnerable to them).
          This spell can also be used to reflect spells that manifest in the form of rays. If the spell slot used to cast Gaze Reflection is at least equal to that of a ray spell being cast through the area where the magical mirror can be positioned, the caster can use a bonus action to try to interpose it in front of the ray. Doing so will grant advantage on saving throws against the ray attack or impose disadvantage on attack rolls made to hit with it.