[RPG] Would the Detect Magic spell reveal a sorcerer?


Since sorcerers are inherently magical (or maybe more accurately, inherently contain magic), would the detect magic spell reveal an aura around the sorcerer?

If so, would this also be the case with a warlock? I would assume wizards to be a definite no, since their magic is more of a harnessing of magic than any personal ability.

I believe this is unrelated to any possible aura attributed to prepared spells. To quote my below comment:

To my mind a prepared spell is just that, the preparation of materials and maybe a quick study of somatics/verbal. This wouldn't make the spellcaster any more or less magical. This is why I specifically reference the Sorcerer

Best Answer

Excerpt from Detect Magic

For the duration, you sense the presence of magic within 30 feet of you. If you sense magic in this way, you can use your action to see a faint aura around any visible creature or object in the area that bears magic, and you learn its school of magic, if any.

Except from Sorcerer description

Magic is a part of every sorcerer, suffusing body, mind, and spirit with a latent power that waits to be tapped. Some sorcerers wield magic that springs from an ancient bloodline infused with the magic of dragons. Others carry a raw, uncontrolled magic within them, a chaotic storm that manifests in unexpected ways.

So obviously, while considering that 5e does not separate flavor text and official rules the RAW is yes. (DM's can decide how to handle it on an individual basis obviously)

As for Warlocks:

A warlock is defined by a pact with an otherworldly being. Sometimes the relationship between warlock and patron is like that of a cleric and a deity, though the beings that serve as patrons for warlocks are not gods.

So not necessarily, however once you have been blessed with an ongoing magic power like darkvision things change.

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