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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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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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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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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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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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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elephant eating to illustrate D&D 5e spell animal friendship

Animal Friendship

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

Animal Friendship – Combo with Speak with Animals or you might be disappointed. Still a great spell, though.

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Die-hard-dice-d4-and-full-set

Guidance

Classes: Artificer, Cleric, Druid
level: Cantrip
School: Divination
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration

Looking at 5E cantrip Guidance. Let’s spam every single ability check! Or, why I don’t really like unlimited cantrips in 5E.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wolf gusting and puffing

Gust

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

Looking at 5E cantrip Gust. I’ll huff and I’ll puff and… meh. Don’t worry about your house, little piggy, not even the straw house is in danger.

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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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