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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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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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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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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Amazing Mumford cast spells - Move Earth

Mold Earth

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

Looking at 5E cantrip Mold Earth, is it a gardening cantrip, or the ultimate ditch digging spell?

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D&D 5e Ceremony Spell

Ceremony

Classes: Cleric, Paladin, Warlock, Wizard
level: 1
School: Abjuration
Casting Time: 1 Hour
Ritual

Ceremony – An odd spell that has got to be useful somehow, right? Let’s review.

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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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Witch scrying SB, a good example Scrying spell for 5th edition D&D

Scrying

Classes: Bard, Cleric, Druid, Warlock, Wizard
level: 5
School: Divination
Casting Time: 10 Minutes
Concentration

Scrying – how can it be used best by players and DMs? PS, don’t let it ruin your game.

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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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Wizard casting Sapping Sting cantrip spell

Sapping Sting

Classes: Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Necromancy
Casting Time: 1 Action

Sapping Sting – Let’s review Sapping Sting. D4 damage is okay, knocking someone prone is better than okay!

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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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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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Encode Thoughts, a DnD 5th Edition Cantrip Spell

Encode Thoughts

Classes: Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Enchantment
Casting Time: 1 Action

Encode Thoughts – Psychic security measures, save encode bits of information straight from your psyche.

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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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5e-spell tenser floating disk

Tenser’s Floating Disk

Classes: Wizard
level: 1
School: Conjuration
Casting Time: 1 Action
Ritual

Tenser’s Floating Disk- – The history, uses and utility of this spell may surprise you.

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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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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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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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