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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Create Bonfire image for DnD

Create Bonfire

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

Create Bonfire: It sounds like a great trick for beach parties, but it’s actually a dangerous cantrip-level spell.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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