Ceremony DnD 5E Spell

Hello magic casters well come to dndtopics.com. Thank you so much for checking out the 13th episode of our first level spell series. Today we are gonna be talking about one of the most worthy first level spells out there and to be quite honest very much a value pack. Today our topic is about dnd 5e ceremony spell one of the most iconic holy spells out there.

Usable by the cleric and paladin which isn’t too surprising if you think about it logically and it is found in the xanathar’s guide to everything highly recommended if you haven’t gotten it already, tons of good stuff in there. If you haven’t checked our dnd 5e all spells yet then you can go and visit the page now. Without any further ado let’s take a look at mechanics here.


1st-level evocation (ritual)

  • Level: 1st
  • Casting Time: 1 Hour (Ritual)
  • Range/Area: Touch
  • Components: V, S, M (25 gp worth of powdered silver, which the spell consumes)
  • Duration: Instantaneous
  • School: Abjuration
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Buff

So your cast time is a lengthy one hour it can be ritual casted for an extra 10 minutes so i’d probably recommend doing that. I wouldn’t really imagine a whole lot of reasons to burn a spell slot to do this, the range is touch, the duration is instantaneous.

The components are the holy trinity so somatic, verbal and material if you’re curious about that material component it’s a 25 gold worth of powdered silver and the spell does consume it. The school is abjuration which is found to be a little bit surprising. I mean it is more of a divine spell but i mean whatever right and there’s a couple effects to it if you can tell already.

  1. Atonement: Would let you change a creatures alignment back to whatever was originally.
  2. Bless water: lets you make holy water.
  3. Coming of age: lets a creature or humanoid creature add 1d4 to ability checks. That’s only usable once by the way.
  4. Dedication: add 1d4 to saving throws, save requirements and can only be used once as well.
  5. Funeral rite: for 7 days a corpse can’t be turned undead with the exception of a wish. Which is pretty cool.
  6. Wedding: Which in my opinion is the coolest for seven days two willing humanoids are married. While they are within 30 feet of each other they gained +2 AC.

That being said, lets take a look at the full description. This is going to be a wordy one. So i apologize in advance.


As per this ceremony spell you do perform one of the different religious ceremonies that is infused with magic. But whenever you cast this spell, you have to select one of the below mentioned ceremonies. Also the specific target of which is must be within 10 feet of you entire the casting which is a full hour or an hour and ten minutes in ritual casting.

1) Atonement: As per this religious ceremony you can touch one of your willing creature where whose alignment has been changed, and even though you have to make a DC 20 Wisdom (Insight) check. On a particular success also, you have to do restore the target for its original alignment.

2) Bless Water: By this ceremony you can touch one vial of the water and also cause it for becoming the holy water.

3) Coming of Age: You make to touch one humanoid which is old enough for being a young adult. But for the next upcoming 24 hours, whenever its target makes an ability checks which it can roll a d4 and also add a number which is rolled to an ability check. Normally, a creature which can gives benefit from this ceremony for just once.

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4) Dedication: You can touch a humanoid those whoever would like to convert for your religion or else who could wish to be dedicated for your god’s service. For its next upcoming 24 hours. But whenever the target could make a saving throw, and also it can roll a d4 and add the number has been rolled to the specific save. Even a creature able to be benefited from this ceremony for just once.

5) Funeral Rite: You can also bless a corpse within 5 feet of you. For the next upcoming 24 hours, the target can not become an undead by any means short of the wish spell.

6) Investiture: Whenever you touch a willing humanoid. You can easily select one 1st-level spell that you’ve been prepared and also expend the spell slot and even any kinds of material components like if you’re casting this particular spell. Basically, the spell has none of the effects.

But instead of, the target able to cast this spell once without having to be expended a spell slot or else use any kinds of material components. But if the target does not cast a spell within an hour, finally the invested spell has been lost.

7) Marriage: Basically, you can touch an adult humanoids which has been willing to bonded together in the marriage ceremony. For the next upcoming 24 hours, each and every target can gains the +2 bonus to AC and also the saving throws during they’re within 30 feet of each other. Here a creature able to be benefited from this ceremony just for from this rite again only if widowed.

Spell Lists: Cleric, Paladin

Oh it’s a wordy spell man. There are a lot of things going on there. It kind of embodies all that is like a classic cleric you know or at least a classic priest right. So i think that’s kind of what the spell is meant to do. That being said let’s take a look at some alternative uses here:

Alternative Uses

So as you could imagine this is highly effective against vampires essentially anyone who you need to succeed and become friends with. in addition to any ally who could benefit from a +2 to AC a +4 to saves or a +4 to any ability checks as well. I’m sure in large encounters that is ideal. I mean could you imagine during the whole party a +2 AC bonus just for a boss fight.

I’m imagining there would be some roleplay problems after that would result but i really do think its beneficial not to mention that +2 to AC is easily exploitable. I once ran a character named forge he actually recently died due to questionable DM related choices but i can understand why. Apart from this we also recommend you to read our dnd shield of faith.

He would essentially abuse his position of power to find young woman who were essentially condemned to death and he would offer them atonement so long as they married him and served him for a little bit of time and then at the end of 7 days he would set them free and by set free. He would kill them, luckily though they all ended up dying before that but you get the gist it could easily be kind of manipulated.


That being said! if you guys have any crazy stories involving ceremony or any alternative uses of your own eyes along with everyone else would really like to hear them in the comments beneath and yeah have a great day guys and as always happy casting.

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