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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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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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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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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Paladin Oath of Devotion branding smite

Branding Smite

Classes: Paladin
level: 2
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Bonus Action
Concentration

Branding Smite – This 2nd level D&D spell is a good choice for your Paladin for a few reasons.

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Faerie Fire - It can light up your enemies, even invisible ones, but can it overcome magical darkness? Let's review!

Faerie Fire

Classes: Artificer, Bard, Druid
level: 1
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration

Faerie Fire – It can light up your enemies, even invisible ones, but can it overcome magical darkness? Let’s review!

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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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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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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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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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Mage casting 1st level spell alarm

Alarm

Classes: Artificer, Ranger, Wizard
level: 1
School: Abjuration
Casting Time: 1 Minute
Ritual

Alarm – A simple spell with a lot of interesting intricacies. Creature size, non-creatures, and designations are all important.

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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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Dwarf Ranger Beast Bond with Wolf

Beast Bond

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

Beast Bond- if your Ranger or Druid is jealous of your Warlock’s familiar, keep this spell handy.

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Orc being burned by DnD Druid spell Moonbeam

Moonbeam

Classes: Druid
level: 2
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration

Moonbeam – See why wording in a spell description can be so important

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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 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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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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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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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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