Charm Person 5E Spell

Hello spellcasters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 15th episode of our 1st level spell series. Have you ever wanted to make people swoon for you in an instant create instant bonds that make it. So they can never wish ill harm on you, if that’s something you might like the dnd 5e charm person spell is for you.

This spell is usable by the bard, druid, sorcerer, warlock and the wizard and through extension anyone else with access to their spell lists and it is found in the players handbook. let’s take a quick look at some mechanics here.


  • Level: 1st
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 30 ft
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • School: Enchantment
  • Attack/Save: WIS Save
  • Damage/Effect: Charmed

Your cast time is the standard one action, the range is a circumstantially pretty measly 30ft, the duration however is an impressive 1 hour. The components are somatic and verbal meaning you have to gesture with one hand as well as speak forth an incantation and your school is simply enchantment.

The effect at a glance is as followed: Attempt to charm a humanoid, through a wisdom saving throw, if the humanoid is hostile they make the saving throw with advantage. Upon failing the save, the humanoid is charmed by you.

At higher levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher. You can target one additional creature for each slot level above 1st. The creatures must be within 30ft of each other when you target them. Now let’s take a quick look at the full description here so we are all on this same page.


As a Charm Person 5E spell you make an attempt to charm a humanoid which you can see within a range. Make sure it should make a wisdom saving throw, and even does so with an advantage if you or else if your companions were fighting with/for it.

Sometimes, it has to fail, but if it fails a saving throw, and it is charmed by you until the end of this spell or until you or even your companions can do anything harmful to it. Basically, the charmed creature which would regards you like a friendly acquaintance. So, whenever this dnd 5e Charm Person spell ends, then the creature knows that it was charmed by you.

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At Higher Levels:

Whenever you cast this Charm Person dnd 5e spell using the spell slot of 2nd level or more than the 2nd level, you can also target one additional creature for each and every slot above the 1st level. The creatures must be within a 30 feet of each other whenever you do target them.

So, there are for the record some criticisms of this spell before we get to that i’d like to quickly address what charmed is: A charmed creature can’t attack the charmer or target the charmer with harmful abilities or magical effects. The charmer has advantage on any ability checks to interact socially with the creature.

Pretty cool! now the biggest criticism of this spell is that it wasn’t quote-unquote nerfed. The wording is the nerf however. So the keywords are friendly acquaintances. Now there’s an argument to be made that there is a difference between close friend lifelong friend and friendly acquaintance or trusted individual.

Friendly acquaintance by most people’s standards is someone you’re just socially friendly with a co-worker that you don’t necessarily hate but works a different shift than you. So you’re not particularly close yet you smile past each other as you walk past, things like that.

It’s tricky because it doesn’t really affect the charmed aspect of it you still get advantage of the social interactions but the level of compliancy might differ from what you think. With that in mind let’s take a quick look at some alternative uses here.

Alternative Uses

If a role played correctly i could very easily see someone using this to, persuade a guard for example. Get in close with an innkeeper or shopkeep and use this to bargain for goods adam heavily reduced rate. Outside of that i can’t really imagine a whole lot of crazy uses for it, it is mentally be used socially and it can rip people out of direct combat which is quite really cool as well.

Attributes Of Charm Person

Casting Time1 action
ClassesBard, Druid, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
ComponentsV S
Duration1 Hour
Higher Spell Slot DescWhen you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, you can target one additional creature for each slot level above 1st. The creatures must be within 30 feet of each other when you target them.
NameCharm Person
Range30 feet
TargetA humanoid you can see within range

With that in mind if you have any crazy stories involving charm person or of any alternative uses of your own i would really like to hear them down in the comments beneath and i know everyone else would as well. Thank you so much guys and as always happy casting.

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