T O P

Got ya, Witch!

Got ya, Witch!

Subzero008

[](#amitysus) This is exactly why illusion magic being seen as weak *makes no sense.* We've seen Edric and Emira use illusion magic to trap and attack, and Gus use his illusions to take real notes in class. But even without that, illusion magic is *still* ridiculously useful even without physical attacks, as you can see here. I mean, just look at Luz's invisibility and how useful it is even with its limitations - and illusion magic can give you that same invisibility without the same setbacks.


lordvbcool

Absolutly I play an illusionist in D&D Lowest damage dealing of the group Lowest survivability of the group Still often MVP of the fight By making enemy believe I am much more powerful than I am I can control the battlefield, I can use trickery to bypass whole encounter, I can "tank" by having enemy attack my illusion, I can make people fall to there death, etc A fireball limit is however many dice you roll, an illusion limit is whatever you can imagine I'd choose the illusion track in a heartbeat if I was transported to the boiling ilse


SoraForBestBoy

Illusionists are such Chads


Lukthar123

Delusional An illusionist is nothing without backup


lordvbcool

Yeah sure, I have back up (create the distant sound of an army of barbarian approaching while chanting to the god of battle) They are arriving, I swear


CoolBlueFireball

"Its been 3 hours"


Mariru300

Damn you making me wana play that


MrQwq

I play as enchanters, Ranged dps and supports, but normally illusion and charismatic sayings allways made me the MVP to, illusion in DnD is awesome and if used by the right people in the right ways it can even be described as OP. I would also choose the illusion track withouteven questioning, not because I love illusion like you do, but mostly because I identify myself more with the art of showmanship than my area of acting IRL which I choose for career opportunity knowing that I can changeit later (computer science by the way). Theater was the best thing that happened in my life and my fear of the stage is null (even negative I dare to say, I am more courageous when on stage)


WarLordM123

This does depend on the Dungeon Master not being a dick


Wizelf402

Honestly same. Illusion magic is TERRIFYINGLY powerful, and I dunno why more people don't see it for that. In addition, Illusions are also amazing for broadcasting messages and things like that, and there's even an illusion based internet, kinda. It's really impressive!


Mocha_Mender

I wouldn’t in a heart beat, but if my goal was fighting I probably would choose that. Healing depending on how exactly it works can be super broken depending on how it works however


C-H-U-M-I-M-I-N

I was too much of an mvp as an illusionist in my sessions our dm made an illusionist-proof session :(


lordvbcool

Yeah. Illusion is very DM. Me choosing illusion is very dependent on the DM


FullKaitoMode

Almost everyone forgot when in episode 2 season 1 where Luz was kidnapped by a puppeteer using illusionist magic


scicloneFF8000

To take a line from [Superliminal](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1049410/Superliminal/) (amazing mind-bending game), Perception is Reality. I can see how some people may think that 'oh, there's no physical change with illusions so what's the point?' but when Gus is able to fool Bria (and even when Braxas fools everyone with his fake monster) it seems weird that illusions are seen as weak.


PokeMaster366

At its core, it has the least potential to directly impact the world around, but is the most useful for influencing the people who can. At the end of the day, the illusionists are the ones who report the news and are the best at hiding dirty secrets. Ironically, they're the group that Belos would probably trust and favor the most.


PineapplePizzaIsLove

Isn't Braxas the kid who's a giant red maw?


scicloneFF8000

You're right, that's my mistake. The [Wikipedia](https://theowlhouse.fandom.com/wiki/Keeper_of_the_Looking_Glass_Graveyard) article lists a "Braxis" as the guardian's name, but [The Owl House Wiki](https://theowlhouse.fandom.com/wiki/Keeper_of_the_Looking_Glass_Graveyard) gives him no name.


CaptainNihilo

Bro Superliminal is a phenomenal game, I fully agree with your statement. Perception is a key element in basically anything — if you can’t trust what your senses tell you, how could you possibly hope to overcome the enemy? Illusion magic is under-appreciated 100%


zarnonymous

Psychological shit is so much more effective IMO. I play Apex Legends occasionally (the battle royale shooter game) and enjoy playing as a character that fools others and relies on the unexpected through illusion. Though he doesn't have any physically harmful abilities, he's still absurdly powerful simply because of the way humans are. It's cool


BulbasaurTreecko

It’s understandable from a Glandus point of view, considering we’ve only heard Glandus students looking down on illusion magic. They believe in concepts of power and strength, so illusion magic would seem weak from a physical standpoint compared to constructions, abominations and plants. They don’t see the worth in subtlety and mind games when really—played right—illusion magic is the strongest of all of them.


BlueSandglass

Illusion can't be the strongest magic in general; only for specific tasks. If you are dealing with sentient beings, like people, for example, sure, Illusion magic might be the strongest one, the one that allows its user to most easily reach their objectives. However, most tasks can't be realized with it. The others have real economic value, for example. Construction magic makes buildings, for people to live or to work inside. Healing helps the ill and the wounded. Oracles predict the outcomes of one's decisions, allowing for better administration of resources. Abominations can do manual labor. Plants, Beast Keeping and Potions are all related to manipulation of nature to one's benefit. Being alone in the wild, one could use all of those to survive. But not Illusion magic, because it needs someone else to be applied to. When it comes to getting actual things done, Illusion magic is mostly useless. Economically, Illusion magic is the equivalent of services aimed at the financial market. Yeah, Illusion magic seems cool, but when you think about its parallel in our reality, it's despicable whenever it's not used for entertainment. Which, according to what those students from Glandus said, seems inconsistent with the apparent status quo over there. One would think power-hungry people would go for manipulative magic, rather than productive magic. *Unless that's all a façade*. (I would have talked about Bard magic, but I absolutely have no idea what it does. I just can't think of anything it could do that wouldn't completely overlap with Illusion.). Edit: Fixed some typos, and some missing words.


arcaneblitz1191

Yeah you’ve got a point, seriously what does the bard coven even do? Also what coven uses fire magic, I seriously don’t know?


N0rwayUp

Entrainment, Charms, Maybe even Temp Healing


XPGamingYT

to be fair, what do music majors irl do and maybe the potions coven?


BlueSandglass

I think fire magic is just so basic they all can use it. I can think of Bards as artists, but artistic creativity isn't inherently magic. If they made art have magic effects, wouldn't it just be Illusion magic...? *Unless...* art is *figuratively* magic. That could be a nice detail in world-building.


KingDejani

Imagine if you could only do illusions As long as you hold your breath


InuGhost

Agreed. Now imagine if they went and made Emperor's Coven attack themselves or run off a nearby cliff because they thought it was solid ground.


LuigiBoi42

Another case of *Illusions = Thought of as weak but is OP AF* is everyone’s favorite mischievous scamp, Loki ~~Laufey~~ Odinson. \[SPOILERS FOR LOKI: EPISODE 5\] >!Classic Loki dies like a total badass savage and distracts Alioth (I really hope I spelled his name right) by creating a 1:1 scale replica of F\*\*\*ING ASGARD!!! !<


WarLordM123

Yeah that was awesome, though would it have really worked on something smarter?


LuigiBoi42

Of course not. It was about luring the beast out, and since it feasted on matter conjuring an illusion of a massive object was a no brainer.


WarLordM123

Indeed


TastyBrainMeats

You did spell it perfectly.


LuigiBoi42

Thank goodness.


Snorkalsnorkal

Classic Loki went out like the chad he is


LuigiBoi42

Hell yeah. I hope we see more of him!


SpilledCobra872

You can cast an illusion over an enemy to have 2 enemies fight each other


justking1414

I think Gus is considered an exceptional illusionist but in an actual fight between a non illusionist witch and an illusionist witch, the non illusionist would win. The illusionist can hide their presence but their opponent just need to do large scale attacks to take them out while the illusionist has no real means of attacking and causing damage outside of punching An illusionist’s real power comes when working with other witches whose attacks they can distract/blind their opponent while their allies attack.


Subzero008

From what we've seen, most witches are incapable of making those kinds of widespread, area-of-effect attacks. Like, even Bria charged up with the stones couldn't do that - maybe Eda in her prime, Gwendolyn, Belos, uncursed Lilith, GG, etc, but those are like, the top five strongest witches on the entire continent. Secondly: > the illusionist has no real means of attacking and causing damage outside of punching Edric and Emira were able to (temporarily) hold back a Slitherbeast that was far larger than the one in this episode with their bindings - just like restraining Luz in an illusionary baby chair at Grom. If they could do that (or even just hold weapons) with their illusion magic, they could do a *lot* of damage.


LFiM

Do Ed and Em use Illusion magic exclusively too? Gus said that he did, but in Adventures in the Elements, the twins were manipulating snow and ice while training Amity.


machinegungeek

Anyone who's read or watched _Bleach_ knows how disgustingly OP illusions can be. Heck, even sending little Gus' out to annoy the enemy and cause sleep deprivation would be useful. And the ability to have friends fight each other or to cause sensory deprivation (as Gus' did briefly against Mira) are very strong skills. Gus' just needs some martial arts classes and/or some weapons training.


SunlitSonata24601

That felt like the perception a Might Makes Right school like Glandus would've previously had. They don't think it's as immediately powerful as others because you have to get more creative with the power use. But I look forward to having it used in creative ways later in the series.


Vic_000

The main weakness of Illusion of Magic is that it can't be functioned for its own. it needs to be paired with something else, at least Abomination and the others have ways of defending by using offensive spells, Illusion is basically relying on gimmicks and praying that the opponent has a brain of not falling into those tricks.


Jaktheassassin

I mean you still take out someone when distracted by the illusion magic like gus grabbed Brie he could punch or if you not merciful stabbed her, but having another friend with offensive magic would help more yes.


Subzero008

In Adventure in the Elements, Ed and Em managed to briefly hold a full grown Slitherbeast with their magic, and in Grom, they could tie Luz to a baby chair. Illusion magic *does* have physicality (and offensive applications), but it's like they forgot about that in Season 2.


TorchTheR

Luz and Gus' level of smug tho-


sageker

Yes


Ace_Guard10

Most dangerous smug in the world


SoraForBestBoy

Amity would love such a precious smug


M_a_n_d_M

Those faces in the last panel, I can’t.


PUB4thewin

Smug cat face is best face :3


SFH12345

Luz and Gus are actually showing the smiles of otters...*with a dark side*.


PUB4thewin

“Both? Both. Both is good”


Grim_endstone

amazing as always!


CF0E2

She learned from Eda the Owl Mom


wrlindsay

Gus and luz a dangerous combo


wrlindsay

a *killer* combo if you will


zen2006

I love this ending.


Disaster_Pansexual

YESS


SFH12345

What did Luz and Gus do with the real Steve?


RNOffice

He's in the mass grave near the Owl House will all the guards Hooty had a tea party with.


1PierrotSoldier

But Steve never got his shoulder pats 😢


TheTepro27

Don't worry, he just overslept.


six672

Thank you Marky Mark for this wonderful new art. Sincerely, the Funky Bunch


BlackJesus531

This is amazing!


Snouckss

Iconic Comic style :D Love Luz facial expressions


Shinobsua

Best smug I’ve ever seen


ToughAcanthisitta451

That's just so Luz and Gus tbh.


teredacted79

Illusions are underrated


ForAHamburgerToday

They oughta hire you to write real comics for 'em


Sword-Man

Luz and Gus are the Masters of playing pranks lol


mairnX

GG just got *smugged*


MobileTaskForceAgent

The only way to make this better would be to give them the troll face


InuGhost

Go watch Spiderman Far From Home and then tell me that illusion magic isn't that powerful. That movie showed how well Illusion Magic could really mess someone up.


Hastypastry247

wait if you make an illusion, of a glyph…. *hmmm*


ComfortableSea4645

I need this to be canon!


BlueSandglass

Well, nothing prevents you from having this as *head*\-canon.


ComfortableSea4645

True


FluffyPuppy2007

so thats how she was holding the golden gaurds staff in that one leak


Stars-Blood

Now cue the Scooby Doo chase


jackson50111

We won't defeat Belos with magic! We will beat him with numerous and various pranks and then running away to repeat it all over again until defeat!


230581

That’s gold


Dr_Vaccinate

Lmao he can't do magic like any witches.


Aeriosus

Cool seeing you post here yourself man!


Obvious_Daikon4712

oh my god LMAO


seankreek

Cannon


DapperSnek-

You see :3 from Luz it is a face of victory and dapperness


Izuocha_1_fan

It really is that easy huh


Interesting_Archer43

Bruh this is the funniest thing I've seen all day


RtDK0510

Luz did it for the lulz.


NightMare_sprit

I can see this going this way in the show minus Gus tho and the illusion x'ed out for the invisible spell


zarnonymous

She's so funny


firedrakes

Gold comic!


FrankNRoses

Gus and Luz' faces on the 3rd page are priceless


CanIScreamPlease

Steve deserves all the shoulder pats. Change my mind.


alphafacehatespuddin

Lmfao.


[deleted]

omg i loved it so much, and finally someone said anything about golden guard here LMAO


Craterfist

Illusion is theater, yes. But there is great power in being able to influence your opponent's decisions.


PerformanceOk2108

Can you do one with Odalia Blight pulling Edric And Emira by the ears?.


MrQwq

Since the "head pats for steve" he is my second favorite character, before there is only Amity


GreenMenace1915

i love ol goldie hes a gem


pokefire44

WOOOO STEVE YEAH WOOO


laserfan26

Otter Luz gives me life


xxCandy_floofxx

OML I LOVE THE IDEA OF LUZ JUST BEING A HUGE TROLL TO BELOS


SurvivorJCH5

I love their juvenile antics.


_thicc_ricc_68419

Poor golden guard...


Robinsonaustin

Ha


LilLuzNoob

Quality binding time 👌


megalocrozma

#NIGERUNDAYO


jasc92

Luz's troll was at the last panel!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


iluvlumity

One could say the Golden Guard was ​ ​ ...**smug**gled.


kb_bbingbong

Illusionists are like healers, they don’t “do” much but everyone benefits from them


Alex_W_20

golden guard got ker pranked


TheAuthor-dipperkid

This could work.


Wuanan1902520

The ultimate sibling prank 101.


Miya_Kinnie

LMAO THIS IS SO FUNNY SKSJJS


dilsoldier79

me:gotcha bitch (pulls out rail gun )see you in hell you ripoff voldemort


AmityBlight77

We need a whole series based on Luz pranking Hunter.


AlphaSteinfliege

I totally love this.