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 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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Wizard casting Sapping Sting cantrip spell

Sapping Sting

Classes: Wizard
level: Cantrip
School: Necromancy
Casting Time: 1 Action

Sapping Sting – Let’s review Sapping Sting. D4 damage is okay, knocking someone prone is better than okay!

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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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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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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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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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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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Thunderous Smite dnd spell

Thunderous Smite

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

Thunderous Smite – Loud and proud! This noisy Paladin spell can end a fight, but are you using it tactically?

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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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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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picture of water-bender making a water dragon

Shape Water

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

Shape Water D&D 5E – it’s a cantrip, not waterbending.

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Dwarf Mage Casting Burning Hands

Burning Hands

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

Burning Hands- Can you cast with one hand? Let’s talk about this D&D 5E Spell.

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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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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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Cleric Casting 5e spell Bane

Bane

Classes: Bard, Cleric, Warlock
level: 1
School: Enchantment
Casting Time: 1 Action
Concentration

Bane Spell- Is it as good as Bless? Let’s review.

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D&D 5e Ceremony Spell

Ceremony

Classes: Cleric, Paladin, Warlock, Wizard
level: 1
School: Abjuration
Casting Time: 1 Hour
Ritual

Ceremony – An odd spell that has got to be useful somehow, right? Let’s review.

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placard with Friends on it

Friends

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

Basically, you can take a creature that isn’t hostile to you, and make it hostile to you after getting 1 minute of advantage on Charisma checks and  you have to waste concentration on it.

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sad ogre hit by vicious mockery

Vicious Mockery

Classes: Bard
level: Cantrip
School: Enchantment
Casting Time: 1 Action

What’s so great about Vicious Mockery? It’s D4 damage only. Well, let’s look into why this is still a good cantrip.

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