When an instrument of illusions was played, it could be used to create harmless, visual effects within 5 feet (1.5 meters) of the instrument. Bards could create bigger illusions within 15 feet (4.5 meters). Examples of the visual effects that could be created include luminous musical notes, a spectral dancer, butterflies, and gently falling snow.
- A lute of illusions was buried with the corpse of its former owner in a sarcophagus in the Dragon Barrow.
- Dragon of Icespire Peak
- Jeremy Crawford, Mike Mearls, Robert J. Schwalb, Adam Lee, Christopher Perkins, Matt Sernett (November 2017). Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 137. ISBN 978-0-7869-6612-7.
- Christopher Perkins (September 2019). “Dragon of Icespire Peak”. In Scott Fitzgerald Gray ed. Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0-7869-6683-7.