You choose a creature you can see within range and mystically mark it as your quarry. Until the spell ends,you deal an extra 1d6 damage to the target whenever you hit it with a weapon attack,and you have advantage on any Wisdom (Perception) or Wisdom (Survival) check you make to find it. If the target drops to 0 hit points before this spell ends,you can use a bonus action on a subsequent turn of yours to mark a new creature.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd or 4th level,you can maintain your concentration on the spell for up to 8 hours. When you use a spell slot of 5th level or higher,you can maintain your concentration on the spell for up to 24 hours.
You gain the ability to comprehend and verbally communicate with beasts for the duration. The knowledge and awareness of many beasts is limited by their intelligence,but at minimum,beasts can give you information about nearby locations and monsters,including whatever they can perceive or have perceived within the past day. You might be able to persuade a beast to perform a small favor for you,at the DM's discretion.