I started this blog as a way to force myself to learn the D&D 5e Spells and then other things got added and it started to seem useful. I'm still adding spells, but It's not my day job, so I might be a bit slow about it. ~Dave
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D&D Cleric casting Bless Spell

Bless

Classes: Cleric, Paladin
level: 1
School: Enchantment
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration

Bless- Don’t overlook the utility of this 5E spell, at any level!

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Hands casting 5E spell Lightning Lure- a great combo with Booming Blade

Lightning Lure

Classes: Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Action

5E cantrip spell Lightning Lure – Zappity-yank! Utility plus damage plus just good fun.

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Wizard using Detect Magic

Detect Magic

Classes: Artificer, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Paladin, Ranger, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
level: 1
School: Divination
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration, Ritual

Detect Magic – Can it be used to see invisible objects or creatures? Let’s review!

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Frostbite-spell

Frost Bite

Classes: Artificer, Druid, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Action

Got an extra cantrip spell slot open and want a cold-themed mage or druid? Try this Elemental Evil cantrip.

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Beast Sense spell review image showing a ranger with a raven.

Beast Sense

Classes: Druid, Ranger
level: 2
School: Divination
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration, Ritual

Beast Sense – Is it worth it? Let’s combo with some other Druid/Ranger spells and dive in to this ritual spell!

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Orc being burned by DnD Druid spell Moonbeam

Moonbeam

Classes: Druid
level: 2
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration

Moonbeam – See why wording in a spell description can be so important

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True Strike Cantrip

Update: True Strike

Classes: Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Divination
Casting Time: 1 Action

UPDATED! Spell review for 5th Edition True Strike Cantrip from D&D 5E. It might be good, now!

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image for Frost Bolt 5e cantrip spell

Ray of Frost

Classes: Artificer, Sorcerer, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Action

D&D 5E Ray of Frost – Yeah, it’s cool, but are you using it strategically?

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Thaumaturgy, a DnD cantrip spell

Thaumaturgy

Classes: Cleric
level: Cantrip
School: Conjuration
Casting Time: 1 Action

Spare the Dying

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Searing Smite D&D Spell

Searing Smite

Classes: Paladin
level: 1
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Bonus Action
Concentration

Searing Smite – Set foes on fire with a strike of your blade! Awesome! But… is it, really? Let’s review.

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Wizard casting Sapping Sting cantrip spell

Toll the Dead

Classes: Cleric, Warlock, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Necromancy
Casting Time: 1 Action

Spell review for 5th Edition Toll the Dead Cantrip from Xanathar’s Guide to Everything

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This is a tiny ogre created by the 5e D&D minor illusion spell.

Minor Illusion

Classes: Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Illusion
Casting Time: 1 Action

Looking at 5E cantrip Minor Illusion, the pranksters best spell. Make fart noises behind other people at a party, make a tiny ogre statue!

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5th edition cantrip- Sword Burst image by Operion on Deviant Art

Sword Burst

Classes: Artificer, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Conjuration
Casting Time: 1 Action

5th Edition Spells – Sword Burst: An introverts best friend? Okay, that might be overboard.

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5th edition cantrip spell- thorn whip by GraphicGeek

Thorn Whip

Classes: Druid
level: Cantrip
School: Transmutation
Casting Time: 1 Action

Thorn Whip- Get over here!

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Mage casting 1st level spell alarm

Alarm

Classes: Artificer, Ranger, Wizard
level: 1
School: Abjuration
Casting Time: 1 Minute
Ritual

Alarm – A simple spell with a lot of interesting intricacies. Creature size, non-creatures, and designations are all important.

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DND light spell in cave

Light

Classes: Artificer, Bard, Cleric, Sorcerer, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Action

This is probably one of the best utility spells in the game, and as a cantrip that makes it awesome.

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placard with Friends on it

Friends

Classes: Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Enchantment
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration

Basically, you can take a creature that isn’t hostile to you, and make it hostile to you after getting 1 minute of advantage on Charisma checks and  you have to waste concentration on it.

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Shocking Grasp, a D&D 5th Edition Cantrip image

Shocking Grasp

Classes: Artificer, Sorcerer, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Action

Shocking Grasp – Like a joy buzzer except with less joy and more ouch. Get creative with it.

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