Armor of Agathys 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out 5th episode of our 1st level spell series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at dnd 5e armor of agathys spell. Make sure to check out arms of hadar once you finish this article.

In any case this spell is one of the most iconic warlock spells usable exclusively by them and found in the players handbook. If you haven’t checked out our dnd 5e all spell list from our page yet then we recommend you to visit the page after this article. Now let’s take a look at some mechanics for this frost filled armor.

  • Level: 1
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: Self
  • Components: V, S, M
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • School: Abjuration
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Cold

The cast time is 1 Action, the range is self, the duration is an impressive one hour. The effect at a glance is as followed: You’ve gained a 5 temporary hit points and inflict a 5 cold damage whenever you take melee damage. Essentially so long as you have those hit points you deal 5 cold damage every time someone attacks you which is pretty cool.

At higher levels slots above second level gain an extra 5 temporary hit points and 5 extra cold damage per level. Ton of potential there. The components are somatic, material and verbal. The material component in this case is just a cup of water so pretty easy to come by.

The school is abjuration as well which is not too surprising given it is a defensive orientated spell. Please do check out hellish rebuke 5e too. Now let’s a take a look at the full description here so that we are all on the same page.


The Armor of Agathys has a protective magical force surrounds you and also manifesting like a spectral frost which covers you and your gear. You actually gain 5 temporary hit points for the particular duration. If the creature hits you by using the melee attack while you’re having these hit points, actually the creature takes 5 cold damage. Now you can imagine why this would be incredibly useful if you’re playing a gift caster or a warlock in a very tight spot. You may also interested in to hex 5e once check it out.

At Higher Levels:

Whenever you cast this Armor of Agathys 5E Spell by using the spell slot of 2nd level or higher and also both the temporary hit points and the cold damage increase by 5 for each of its slot. However if you’re interested in checking out the prestidigitation 5e spell then take a look at it once.

Now you can imagine why this would be incredibly useful if you playing a gift caster or a warlock in a very tight spot. That being said, let’s take a look at some alternative uses here.

Attributes Of Armor Of Agathys 5E Spell

Casting Time1 action
ComponentsV, S, M (a cup of water)
Duration1 hour
NameArmor of Agathys

Alternative Uses

The only one i could really think of would be to use it to impress and instill fear in people. Giving you advantage on your persuasion checks or your intimidation checks. I’m sure there’s a lot more out there but at the moment that’s really the only two i can think of.


If you have any cool uses you’d like to share or any cool stories involving this spell i would love to hear them down in the comments below i know everyone else checking this article would as well . That being said i hope you all have a wonderful day and i’m looking forward to hearing from you soon. We hope you’ve got an idea on d&d 5e how does armor of agathys work!

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