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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Flask of Alchemist's Fire

Catapult

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

Catapult Spell, 5e – What’s the best ammo and usage for this spell?

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DnD 5E Dancing Lights

Dancing Lights

Classes: Artificer, Bard, Sorcerer, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration

Dancing Lights: Not just a great cat toy for your familiar, but also fun at raves!

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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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True Strike Cantrip

True Strike

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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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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Thaumaturgy, a DnD cantrip spell

Thaumaturgy

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

Spare the Dying

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Werewolves can be hit by Magic Stones

Magic Stone

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

Looking at 5E cantrip Magic Stone, though I think it should be called Magic Pebble. A round of magic weapons on me!

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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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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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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 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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programmed illusion DnD spell

Programmed Illusion

Classes: Bard, Wizard
level: 6
School: Illusion
Casting Time: 1 Action

Programmed Illusion – Is this illusion spell useful? Maybe, if you have enough time to prepare.

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