Cloud of Daggers DnD 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for tuning into the 14th episode of our 2nd level spell series. Today we’re gonna be talking about cloud of daggers 5e spell which is a personal favorite mine, not just because the damage is great, not just because the spell mechanics are great but because my personal adventuring group has some pretty cool stories with this sliver particular or rather one story in particular.

It is usable by the BardSorcererWarlock, and the wizard. It is found in the good old player’s handbook so we should all have access to it. Fantastic let’s take a look at its mechanics, so it can kind of explain what makes this spell so good.


  • 2nd-level conjuration
  • Damage: 4D4 (+2D4 Per spell slot above 2nd)
  • School: Conjuration
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: 60 feet(5 ft cube)
  • Components: V, S, M (a sliver of glass)
  • Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute
  • Damage Type: Slashing

Your Damage is initially 4D4 which is pretty good for second level spell and in an addition 2d4 per spell slot level above 2nd. So needless to say your minimum damage is quite high for this one. Your cast time is the standard one action. The range is 60 ft but the actual effect it self takes place within a 5ft cube.

The duration is 1 minute and it is a concentration spell so please bear that in mind. The components are the holy trinity somatic, material and verbal. You have to gesture with one hand the material component sliver of a glass and that is not consumed so a material component pouch you work fine and the verbal component means you have to speak forth an incantation.

The school is conjuration and the damage type is a slashing which isn’t terribly surprise giving the name. The effect at a glance is as followed. Inflict damage whenever a creature enters into the spell for the 1st time or starts its turn there. In any case lets move on to the full description and just talk about this spell a little bit more.


As per this cloud of daggers dnd 5e spell you can fill up the air with spinning daggers within a cube 5 feet on its each side, it is centered on a particular point that you’ve selected within a range. Basically, the creature can takes 4d4 slashing damage whenever it will enter a spell’s area for the very initial time on a particular turn or else starts its turn over there.

At Higher Levels: Whenever you cast this cloud of daggers spell by simply using a spell slot of 3rd level or more than the 3rd level, the damage would be increased by 2d4 for each and every slot level above 2nd.

Great stuff. So something i wanna point out….no saving throws what so ever there in there, they’re taking damage that’s how it works also out of all the melee kind of non magical attacks, slashing has the least resistances to it and least immunities.

So i think you only exception as a couple uses maybe. In any case, it’s really great i like it. There is cool story i have regarding it involves using this in conjunction with shipwire..i’ll get kind of into it what happens on while we get into alternate use.

But its worth noting that Once again does damage to the first time it enters the area and that would include there was casted and at any time on turn or starts its turn there so in one round one creature could hypothetically be effected twice. So yeah be sure to take advantage of that you have the ability to. Fantastic with that out of the way lets take a look at some alternative uses here.


If you have any alternative uses, cool ideas, cool stories involving Cloud of Daggers please share it down beneath in the comment section, i really appreciate it and everyone checking in does as well. Thank you so much guys, i really do appreciate the time i hope you have a wonderful day and as always happy casting.

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