Trompe L’oeil Stairs


A seemingly uneven staircase leads downwards.

Mechanical Trap

The staircase is actually perfectly level but has been painted to depict the stairs unevenly.

A DC 12 Wisdom (Insight) check reveals that the uneven stairs are a clever illusion that has been painted on and also grants advantage on the Dexterity (Acrobatics) check when descended the staircase.

Any creature using the staircase must make a DC 12 Dexterity (Acrobatics) check or lose their balance and fall, taking 2d6 falling damage.

The trap can be neutralized disrupting the optical illusion. This can be as drastic as using paint remover on the stairs to something as simple as placing a cloak on the stairs.


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