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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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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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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5e spell - fire bolt

Fire Bolt

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

Firebolt- Yeah, fire mages love it. Whataya gonna do. cantrip #5E Spells #DND

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Poison Spray

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

5E cantrip spell Poison Spray- “Puff of gas”? That’s sounds… farty.
Come on D&D, make it a spray of poison!

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Hands casting colorful spell

Prestidigitation

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

This is another classic D&D spell going back several editions and has been either under-used and ignored, or used to create effects it really shouldn’t.

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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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5e Message Cantrip image

Message

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

Message cantrip- super useful, but what are the limitations?

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Acid Splash, 5th edition cantrip spell image

Acid Splash

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

Throwing a bubble of acid is cool, but what if you want to use this to make some acid you can re-use? Can it be stored? Let’s talk about it.

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Faerie Fire - It can light up your enemies, even invisible ones, but can it overcome magical darkness? Let's review!

Faerie Fire

Classes: Artificer, Bard, Druid
level: 1
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration

Faerie Fire – It can light up your enemies, even invisible ones, but can it overcome magical darkness? Let’s review!

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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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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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DnD 5E Dancing Lights

Dancing Lights

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

Dancing Lights: Not just a great cat toy for your familiar, but also fun at raves!

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5th edition cantrip spell Thunderclap

Thunderclap

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

Thunderclap – Thunder… Thunder… Thunder-Claps Ho! This is not a sneaky spell.

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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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Mage being hit by lightning to show how Absorb Elements spell works

Absorb Elements

Classes: Artificer, Druid, Ranger, Sorcerer, Wizard
level: 1
School: Abjuration
Casting Time: 1 Reaction

Absorb Elements – Take some of that damage and give it right back.

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resistance cantrip 5e not worth it, nuff said

Resistance

Classes: Artificer, Cleric, Druid
level: Cantrip
School: Abjuration
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration

resistance cantrip 5e not worth it, nuff said

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Werewolves can be hit by Magic Stones

Magic Stone

Classes: Artificer, Druid, Warlock
level: Cantrip
School: Transmutation
Casting Time: 1 Bonus Action

Looking at 5E cantrip Magic Stone, though I think it should be called Magic Pebble. A round of magic weapons on me!

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DnD Cleric Heals Wounds

Cure Wounds

Classes: Artificer, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Paladin, Ranger
level: 1
School:
Casting Time: 1 Action

Cure Wounds – Even in 5e D&D, having healing spells is still necessary. Now available to … not quite everybody, but a lot more than it used to be.

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