[RPG] Can you Fog Cloud and then Misty Step away in the same round


Since Fog Cloud requires an Action and Misty Step a Bonus Action, you could cast them both in then same turn.

My questions is whether you can use Fog Cloud centered where you are and Misty Step to flee from there, so your enemies can't see where you step into.

Question arises because Misty Step says that you teleport somewhere you can see.

If it's not possible, would there be any way to do the same effect using this two spells? (teleporting but not letting enemies know where thanks to the Fog Cloud).

Best Answer

This doesn't work. To start with, you can't cast a bonus action spell and another leveled spell in the same turn.

A spell cast with a bonus action is especially swift. You must use a bonus action on your turn to cast the spell, provided that you haven’t already taken a bonus action this turn. You can’t cast another spell during the same turn, except for a cantrip with a casting time of 1 action.

Secondly, the Fog Cloud spell makes an area heavily obscured.

A heavily obscured area—such as darkness, opaque fog, or dense foliage—blocks vision entirely. A creature effectively suffers from the blinded condition (see appendix A) when trying to see something in that area.

In case the blinded condition needs explaining,:

A blinded creature can’t see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight.

Misty Step lets you teleport to somewhere you can see - you can't see anything if you're in a Fog Cloud, so you can't use Misty Step at all.

Thirdly, it doesn't matter whether enemies can see where you teleport from. You want to hide the location you're teleporting to, so this is all pointless anyway.

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