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 Cantrip Spell Mending broken chain

Mending

Classes: Artificer, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Sorcerer, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Transmutation
Casting Time: 1 Minute

Did you break and arrow? Mend it! This is a great utility spell that deserves more love.

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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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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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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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Sorcerer casts Chaos Bolt Spell

Chaos Bolt

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

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

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Sorcerer Casts Chromatic Orb DnD Spell

Chromatic Orb

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

Chromatic Orb – Choose your damage type with this spell! And, can it be a utility spell?

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Flask of Alchemist's Fire

Catapult

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

Catapult Spell, 5e – What’s the best ammo and usage for this spell?

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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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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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adventurers sleeping in a forest - Catnap

Catnap

Classes: Artificer, Bard, Sorcerer, Wizard
level: 3
School: Enchantment
Casting Time: 1 Action

Catnap – Sounds good in life, but is it good in D&D?

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Charmed goblin

Charm Person

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

Charm Person – It’s not mind control! But, it is still useful.

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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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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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picture of water-bender making a water dragon

Shape Water

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

Shape Water D&D 5E – it’s a cantrip, not waterbending.

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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 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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Infestation

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

5E cantrip spell Infestation – It’s not a feature, it’s a bug, it’s a LOT of bugs.

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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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