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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Speak with Animals spell

Speak with Animals

Classes: Bard, Druid, Ranger
level: 1
School: Divination
Casting Time: 1 Action
Ritual

Speak with Animals spell – What do those animals know? And, how much can they tell you?

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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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5th Edition Spells - Blade Ward

Blade Ward

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

Would you give up an action in one turn to reduce the damage you’re going to take for ONE round?

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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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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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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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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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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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image for sacred flame cantrip D&D 5th edition

Sacred Flame

Classes: Cleric
level: Cantrip
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Action

Sacred Flame D&D 5e – does cover affect this cantrip? Yes, and no.

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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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Produce Flame

Classes: Druid
level: Cantrip
School: Conjuration
Casting Time: 1 Action

5E Cantrip Produce Flame. Handy torch, pipe lighter, or missile weapon, but can it also be used in a brawling attack?

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This is a tiny ogre created by the 5e D&D minor illusion spell.

Minor Illusion

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

Looking at 5E cantrip Minor Illusion, the pranksters best spell. Make fart noises behind other people at a party, make a tiny ogre statue!

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arms-of-hadar-art

Arms of Hadar

Classes: Warlock
level: 1
School: Conjuration
Casting Time: 1 Action

Arms of Hadar – Your caster erupts with necrotic tendrils damaging everybody with 10 feet.

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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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leperechan with shillelagh 5e

Shillelagh

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

Shillelagh, the Druid cantrip for 5th edition DnD that’s fun to say!

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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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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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Dragonborn Paladin using Wrathful Smite spell

Wrathful Smite

Classes: Paladin
level: 1
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Bonus Action
Concentration

Wrathful Smite – Drive your enemies into a corner to cower in fear!

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