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Cleric casting word of radiance

Word of Radiance

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

Word of Radiance- turn your cleric into a walking fireball! Except, not really.

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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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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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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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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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Bard using Major Image Spell

Major Image

Classes: Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
level: 3
School: Illusion
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration

Major Image – what can you do with this? Let’s explore!

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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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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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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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Primal Savagery

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

Primal Savagery – Druids must be hell in bar fights!

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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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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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True Strike Cantrip

Update: True Strike

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

UPDATED! Spell review for 5th Edition True Strike Cantrip from D&D 5E. It might be good, now!

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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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Searing Smite D&D Spell

Searing Smite

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

Searing Smite – Set foes on fire with a strike of your blade! Awesome! But… is it, really? Let’s review.

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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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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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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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