A spectral,floating hand appears at a point you choose within range. The hand lasts for the duration or until you dismiss it as an action. The hand vanishes if it is ever more than 30 feet away from you or if you cast this spell again.
You can use your action to control the hand. You can use the hand to manipulate an object,open an unlocked door or container,stow or retrieve an item from an open container,or pour the contents out of a vial. You can move the hand up to 30 feet each time you use it.
The hand can't attack,activate magical items,or carry more than 10 pounds.
Starting at 3rd level,when you cast mage hand,you can make the spectral hand invisible,and you can perform the following additional tasks with it:
- You can stow one object the hand is holding in a container worn or carried by another creature.
- You can retrieve an object in a container worn or carried by another creature.
- You can use thieves' tools to pick locks and disarm traps at range.
You can perform one of these tasks without being noticed by a creature if you succeed on a Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) check contested by the creature's Wisdom (Perception) check.
In addition,you can use the bonus action granted by your Cunning Action to control the hand.
You create a sound or an image of an object within range that lasts for the duration. The illusion also ends if you dismiss it as an action or cast this spell again.
If you create a sound,its volume can range from a whisper to a scream. It can be your voice,someone else's voice,a lion's roar,a beating of drums,or any other sound you choose. The sound continues unabated throughout the duration,or you can make discrete sounds at different times before the spell ends.
If you create an image of an object - such as a chair,muddy footprints,or a small chest - it must be no larger than a 5-foot cube. The image can't create sound,light,smell,or any other sensory effect. Physical interaction with the image reveals it to be an illusion,because things can pass through it.
If a creature uses its action to examine the sound or image,the creature can determine that it is an illusion with a successful Intelligence (Investigation) check against your spell save DC. If a creature discerns the illusion for what it is,the illusion becomes faint to the creature.