As the name suggested, one could only disguise oneself as an elf and even then the disguise was limited to physical characteristics like skin, eye, and hair color, in other words to be effectively disguised one needed the physical build of an elf in the first place. Even if one did have the necessary stature, the combination of the characteristics had to be one found in one single elven subrace. For example, while it was possible for a drow to take the skin, eye, and hair color of a sun elf, it was not possible for the drow to take the skin tone of a moon elf and the hair color of a sun elf with the eye color of a drow.
Unlike the disguise self spell, the spell didn't have the option to make one appear taller or smaller. Thus, it was entirely possible to cause suspicion if a very small drow was disguised as an elf or a very tall elf was disguised as a drow.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Sean K. Reynolds (2004-08-18). Obsul Ssussun, "The Door to Light". Magic Books of Faerûn. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2016-05-19.
- ↑ Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 222. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.