5th Edition Spells – Thorn Whip

Thorn Whip

Druid - Cantrip Level Spell

School: Transmutation
Casting Time: 1 Action
Range: 30 ft
Components: Verbal and Somatic
Duration: Instantaneous
Attack/Save: Melee
Reference: PHB 282

You create a long, vine-like whip covered in thorns that lashes out at your command toward a creature in range. Make a melee spell attack against the target. If the attack hits, the creature takes 1d6 piercing damage, and if the creature is Large or smaller, you pull the creature up to 10 feet closer to you.

At higher level

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 5th level (2d6), 11th level (3d6), and 17th level (4d6).

5th edition cantrip spell- thorn whip by GraphicGeek

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My Comments: I feel like this would be a nice addition for an Oath of Vengeance Paladin. Basically, you’d never be able to get away from them. Between Hunter’s Mark, Hold Person, Misty Step, and this cantrip, there would never be any getting away from them. They could move their full move, grab a runner 30 ft away and drag them back 10 ft… Makes for a great bounty hunter and an even better NPC.


[pssst… want to draw a card from The Deck of Many Things?]

Dave Goff

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