You return a dead creature you touch to life, provided that it has been dead no longer than 10 days. If the creature’s soul is both willing and at liberty to rejoin the body, the creature returns to life with 1 hit point.
This spell also neutralizes any poisons and cures nonmagical diseases that affected the creature at the time it died. This spell doesn’t, however, remove magical diseases, curses, or similar effects, if these aren’t first removed prior to casting the spell, they take effect when the creature returns to life. The spell can’t return an undead creature to life.
This spell closes all mortal wounds, but it doesn’t restore missing body parts. If the creature is lacking body parts or organs integral for its survival—its head, for instance—the spell automatically fails.
Coming back from the dead is an ordeal. The target takes a −4 penalty to all attack rolls, saving throws, and ability checks. Every time the target finishes a long rest, the penalty is reduced by 1 until it disappears.
A vertical column of divine fire roars down from the heavens in a location you specify. Each creature in a 10-foot-radius, 40-foot-high cylinder centered on a point within range must make a Dexterity saving throw. A creature takes 4d6 fire damage and 4d6 radiant damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 6th level or higher, the fire damage or the radiant damage (your choice) increases by 1d6 for each slot level above 5th.
Thin and wispy flames wreathe your body for the duration, shedding bright light in a 10-foot radius and dim light for an additional 10 feet. You can end the spell early by using an action to dismiss it.
The flames provide you with a warm shield or a chill shield, as you choose. The warm shield grants you resistance to cold damage, and the chill shield grants you resistance to fire damage.
In addition, whenever a creature within 5 feet of you hits you with a melee attack, the shield erupts with flame. The attacker takes 2d8 fire damage from a warm shield, or 2d8 cold damage from a cold shield.
Life-preserving energy radiates from you in an aura with a 30-foot radius.
Until the spell ends, the aura moves with you, centered on you. Each nonhostile creature in the aura (including you) has resistance to necrotic damage, and its hit point maximum can't be reduced. In addition, a nonhostile, living creature regains 1 hit point when it starts its turn in the aura with 0 hit points.
This spell channels vitality into plants within a specific area. There are two possible uses for the spell, granting either immediate or long-term benefits.
If you cast this spell using 1 action, choose a point within range. All normal plants in a 100-foot radius centered on that point become thick and overgrown. A creature moving through the area must spend 4 feet of movement for every 1 foot it moves.
You can exclude one or more areas of any size within the spell’s area from being affected.
If you cast this spell over 8 hours, you enrich the land. All plants in a half-mile radius centered on a point within range become enriched for 1 year. The plants yield twice the normal amount of food when harvested.
A bright streak flashes from your pointing finger to a point you choose within range and then blossoms with a low roar into an explosion of flame. Each creature in a 20-foot-radius sphere centered on that point must make a Dexterity saving throw. A target takes 8d6 fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. The fire spreads around corners. It ignites flammable objects in the area that aren’t being worn or carried.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level or higher, the damage increases by 1d6 for each slot level above 3rd.
You create three rays of fire and hurl them at targets within range. You can hurl them at one target or several. Make a ranged spell attack for each ray. On a hit, the target takes 2d6 fire damage.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, you create one additional ray for each slot level above 2nd.
You hurl a mote of fire at a creature or object within range. Make a ranged spell attack against the target. On a hit, the target takes 1d10 fire damage. A flammable object hit by this spell ignites if it isn’t being worn or carried.
This spell’s damage increases by 1d10 when you reach 5th level (2d10), 11th level (3d10), and 17th level (4d10).
You point at a creature within range and speak a terrible word, commanding them to suffer. The target must make a Charisma saving throw. If they fail, they take 2d8 necrotic damage and 2d8 psychic damage and they have disadvantage on Strength and Dexterity ability checks for 1 minute. If they succeed, they take half as much damage and do not have disadvantage.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, the necrotic damage or the psychic damage (your choice) increases by 1d8 per slot level above 2nd.
When you cast this spell, choose a creature you can see within range. An illusory veil covers you, making you appear as the perfect paramour to the target. The target must make a Wisdom saving throw. If they fail, they are charmed by you, and move to grapple you during their next turn. If they succeed, you can use your reaction to deliver a deadly corrosive touch, breaking the grapple, ending the spell, and dealing 2d10 acid damage to the target.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, the acid damage increases by 1d10 per slot level above 1st level.
The best defense is to never be attacked. The second best is this.
You summon a writhing mass of unstable energy to guard your hand. You gain half cover from attacks and damaging effects you can see, but you can only use this hand to perform somatic components of spells you cast until this spell ends.
If a ranged attack hits you, you can discharge the spell flux as a reaction, deflecting the attack. Make a ranged spell attack targeting a creature of your choosing within 30 feet of you. If you hit, the target takes the damage and effect of the original attack. Once you do this, the spell ends.
When you cast this spell, choose a point within range. You teleport to that location and instantly crash to the ground directly beneath that point, accompanied by a flash of lightning. You take no falling damage, but if you land on a creature or a space within 5 feet of a creature, it takes lightning damage equal to the amount of falling damage you would have taken. If you landed on a creature, you immediately move to the nearest open space. If you fell 30 feet or more, you are stunned until the end of your next turn.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 5th level or higher, you are not stunned when falling.
Splinter the earth and crack the ground, let storm and fury fast abound.
You wrap a cloak of shadow around you, coiling in a defensive posture. Until the start of your next turn, attacks targeting you are made with disadvantage and you gain advantage on Dexterity saving throws. The next time an attack misses or hits you, you can choose to move up to 15 feet without provoking opportunity attacks. Once you do this, the spell ends.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, you can choose to move one additional time per slot level above 2nd before the spell ends.
In shadow and shade, the gravest of plans are made.
You whisper a word and weave magic over your own mind, heightening your senses and reflexes. Until the spell ends, your attacks can result in critical hits more easily. Whenever the result of the d20 roll is 18-20, you critically hit. If you’ve made an attack with disadvantage and one of the results was in this range, you can ignore the disadvantage and critically hit regardless. Once you’ve critically hit, the spell ends at the end of the current turn.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a slot of 2nd level or higher, the range you can critically hit within expands by 1 (17-20, 16-20, and so on) per slot level above 1st.
Choose a location within range that is within 5 feet of a creature or in dim light or darkness. You teleport to this location. As a bonus action before or after teleporting, you can make a single melee spell attack against a target within your reach. If you hit, the target takes 1d6 psychic damage.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, the range increases by 5 feet and the psychic damage increases by 1d6 per spell slot level above 1st.
When you cast this spell, your weapon hums with violent energy. The first time you could make a melee weapon attack before the end of your current turn, you can launch a scything blade of force from your weapon instead.
Each creature within a line 5 feet wide and 30 feet long must make a Dexterity saving throw, starting from the creature closest to you. The first creature that fails takes 2d8 force damage and suffers damage and effects as though you had hit them with a successful attack using that weapon.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, the force damage increases by 1d8 per slot level above 2nd.
You whisper a phrase into the mind of the target, unknown to you but clear and terrifying to them. Until the end of your next turn, you have advantage on all ability checks, attack rolls, and saving throws involving your target or actions it has taken. During this time, the target has disadvantage on all ability checks and attack rolls involving you or actions you have taken. Targets that are immune to being frightened are immune to this effect.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, you can choose one additional target per spell slot level above 2nd.
The first time you take the Attack action during your turn, you can cast this spell to summon a swirl of black lotus petals to surround your weapon, distracting your foes and enabling you to strike with great power. Each successful hit you make with this weapon before the spell ends, the target must make a Wisdom saving throw or have a new effect apply. Once you’ve made three weapon attacks, the spell ends.
• 1st Hit: If the target fails their saving throw, their movement speed is halved until the end of their next turn.
• 2nd Hit: If the target fails their saving throw, they take 1d6 psychic damage and cannot take reactions until after the end of your next turn.
• 3rd Hit: If the target fails their saving throw, they take 2d6 psychic damage and cannot take bonus actions during their next turn.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, the psychic damage of the 2nd hit increases by 1d6 per spell slot level above 1st.
You speak aloud, demanding a boon from one of the darkest planes. You instantly replicate the effects of any spell of 1st level with a casting time of 1 action or bonus action that deals damage, or any cantrip from any spell list. Each time you cast this spell, roll a d20. If the result is 1, you are struck by an unholy force, reducing you to 0 hit points and causing you to fail your first and second death saving throws immediately after the spell is cast. If you are struck down a second time due to this spell before you finish a long rest, you die and cannot be resurrected by a spell cast using a spell slot lower than 8th level.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level, you can replicate a spell of 2nd level or lower, and the threshold for being struck down increases to a result of 2 or lower. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level, you can replicate a spell of 3rd level or lower, and the threshold for being struck down increases to a result of 3 or lower. This pattern continues until the spell is cast using a slot of 7th or higher level, where no additional effect is gained and the threshold is not increased.
There is always a price for power.