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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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True Strike Cantrip

Toll the Dead

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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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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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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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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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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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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Cat casting magic missile spell

Magic Missile

Classes: Sorcerer, Wizard
level: 1
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 Action

Magic Missile – Instant damage is awesome! But, what are the limitations? Let’s review.

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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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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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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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5th edition cantrip- Sword Burst image by Operion on Deviant Art

Sword Burst

Classes: Artificer, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Conjuration
Casting Time: 1 Action

5th Edition Spells – Sword Burst: An introverts best friend? Okay, that might be overboard.

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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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Spare-the-Dying D&D 5th edition Cantrip spell

Spare the Dying

Classes: Artificer, Cleric
level: Cantrip
School: Necromancy
Casting Time: 1 Action

Spare the Dying – Remember when this cantrip was legit over-powered? Good times…

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Create Bonfire image for DnD

Create Bonfire

Classes: Artificer, Druid, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Conjuration
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration

Create Bonfire: It sounds like a great trick for beach parties, but it’s actually a dangerous cantrip-level spell.

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5th edition cantrip spell- thorn whip by GraphicGeek

Thorn Whip

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

Thorn Whip- Get over here!

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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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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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