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5e Cantrip Spell Green Flame Blade by Daniel Denova

Green Flame Blade

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

Let’s talk about the 0-level spell Green Flame Blade, a cantrip for 5th edition DnD.

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DnD 5e Control Flame Cantrip image

Control Flames

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

Control Flames: The upside; it’s a fun cantrip-level spell with a lot of flexibility and only somatic components. The downside; it takes up a full action and only affects normal flames.

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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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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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5e cantrip spell Mind Sliver

Mind Sliver

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

Mind Sliver – Is it a good spell, though? My take is yes…

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Chill Touch, a 5th Edition DnD Spell

Chill Touch

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

The first thing that always strikes me about this spell is how the name implies the range is touch, but not only is it a ranged spell, it’s 120′, which is a pretty decent range even. And then there’s more…

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Bard using Major Image Spell

Major Image

Classes: Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
level: 3
School: Illusion
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration

Major Image – what can you do with this? Let’s explore!

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image for Mage Hand, a DnD 5th edition cantrip-level spell

Mage Hand

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

This is another great utility spell. There are a lot of times when having an extra hand 30ft away is useful, especially in the first few levels. I think combining this with other cantrips like prestidigitation, and dancing lights can make for a great show.

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True Strike Cantrip

Toll the Dead

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

Spell review for 5th Edition True Strike Cantrip from D&D 5E

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Cat casting magic missile spell

Magic Missile

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

Magic Missile – Instant damage is awesome! But, what are the limitations? Let’s review.

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Sorcerer casts Chaos Bolt Spell

Chaos Bolt

Classes: Sorcerer
level: 1
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Action

Chaos Bolt- like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.

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Booming blade cantrip spell image by Tiago Alexandre

Booming Blade

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

Booming blade, who wore it better? Eldritch Knight? Warlock? Sorcerer? or… The Arcane Trickster? Let’s take a look at this 5e Cantrip from SCAG.

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Illusion of Silent Image for D&D

Silent Image

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

Silent Image – use your illusion, I mean imagination, to do amazing things!

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Dwarf Mage Casting Burning Hands

Burning Hands

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

Burning Hands- Can you cast with one hand? Let’s talk about this D&D 5E Spell.

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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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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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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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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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