Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the third episode of our third level spell series. Today we’re looking at a fantastic spell that i have looked over, probably at least a dozen times and i’ve never really taken seriously until now.
Today we’re going to be talking about Beacon of Hope 5e which is kind of like a lame-ish sounding name but let me tell you this is a spell you should have in your cleric arsenal if you’re planning on doing any healing whatsoever or being of any support whatsoever.
Usually i’m against the idea of recommending spells to people like this but i gotta admit this is pretty sweet. If you disagree with me for whatever reason please let me know why because i think this a fantastic spell even for a third level spell slot.
Beacon of Hope is usable by the cleric and it is found in the good old players handbook. Now without further ado let’s checkout its mechanics so we can understand exactly what we’re talking about here.
- Casting Time: 1 Action
- Range: 30ft
- Duration: 1 Minute (Concentration)
- Components: Verbal and Somatic
- School: Abjuration
The cast time is one action, the range is 30 feet which at a glance sounds modest but you gotta factor in you can target any number of creatures within that area. The duration is one minute and it is concentration, the components are verbal and somatic and the school is abjuration which makes sense because you’re protecting people.
The effect at a glance is as followed: Creatures within a range have advantage on wisdom saves and death saves. They also receive maximum hit points when healed. Very cool stuff. So if you heal like 2d6 forever they get the full 12 healing just because which is amazing. Now let’s look at the full description here and better flesh the spell out.
This dnd spell bestows hope and also vitality. You can select any number of creatures which are available within a range. For a specific duration, each and every target of this Beacon Of Hope 5E Spell has advantage on the wisdom saving throws and death saving throws and even regains the maximum number of hit points which are possible from any healing.
Freaking amazing! Let me tell you this is all it means to be a cleric and honestly i think third level might be a little bit, i don’t know the spell sits kind of weird because if you just look at the effect i feel like there should be a higher level but it’s also concentration so i think that’s how they balanced it out.
It’s still an impressive buff something worth noting is the creatures don’t have to remain within that 30 foot area. They can go outside of it and this buff still applies to them so very good stuff there. Now let’s take a quick look at some alternative uses here.
I think a great alternative use for this is just to be able to take advantage of the sheer volume of people especially in 5e with spell casters being as resource dependent as they are. If you had the ability to gain every single drop of healing to a large group of people that’s the way to do it. Outside of that this is a great spell for balancing encounters in the way that you can just do more with less in less time and i really do love that.
This is also a great spell to be used if you’re punching up by that what i mean if your martial character is going up against someone who’s technically out of their league. This is a great way of ensuring that they it just helps with survivability. This is also a spell that you’re going to want to use if your DM is kind of being a little bit hard with you guys. Advantage on death saves is super great and the wisdom saves are just an added bonus into that.
Attributes Of Beacon Of Hope 5E Spell
|Casting Time||1 action|
|Duration||Up to 1 minute|
|Name||Beacon of Hope|
|Target||Any number of creatures within range|
That being said! If you have any alternative uses, ideas, thoughts, questions, comments or stories please put it down beneath in the comments section, i really do appreciate hearing from you guys. That being said! I hope you all have a great day and as always happy casting everyone.