Continual Flame DnD 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 15th episode of our 2nd level spell series. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of the more interesting spells of the second level list in the way that it’s really cool and has a lot of utility benefit to quite a few of the races our there.

Today we’re going to be talking about d&d 5e continual flame spell which is quite frankly one of the cooler names we’ve covered so far. It is usable by the cleric, wizard and artificer and it is found in the good old players handbook so we should all have access to it. Fantastic, with that hyped intro out of the way let’s take a look at its mechanics.


  • 2nd-level evocation
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: Touch
  • Components: V, S, M (ruby dust worth 50 gp, which the spell consumes)
  • Duration: Until dispelled

Your cast time is the standard one action, the range is touch, the duration is until dispelled. The school is evocation which is really weird i thought it would have an enchantment for sure but i don’t mean i guess not.

The components are the holy trinity somatic, material and verbal. Somatic means you have suggestion with one hand, the material component in this case is ruby dust worth 50 gold piece which the spell consumes so please bear that in mind and the verbal component means you have to speak forth an incantation.

The effect at a glance is as followed: Imbue an object with magical flame. The flame gives off no heat, and doesn’t require oxygen. The flame can also be hidden, but not extinguished. In any case let’s take a look at the full description to just better flesh it out.


Basically, the flame, which is equivalent in the brightness for a specific torch, which could springs forth from an object which you normally touch. Normally, the effect may also looks as a regular flame but even it is creating no heat and also it does not use the oxygen. Al though a continual flame could be covered or else hidden but it is not smothered or else quenched.

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Very very cool stuff! in case you’re unfamiliar with the torch brightness it’s 20 feet of bright light and an additional 20 feet of dim light. Needless to say if your races doesn’t have dark vision in a dark place this spell could literally save your neck. Which is really cool, not to mention the fact that it looks like actual flame makes it very cool from a thematic standpoint. That being said! let’s take a look at some alternative uses here.

Spell Lists: Artificer, Cleric, Wizard

Alternative Uses

So, i thought of three main ones but there’s a lot more on this felt just because of the way it functions. The one that i would like to point out that i haven’t heard anyone talking about is this would be the ideal type of light to use in labs or alchemists studios i figure they’re called off the top of my head two places alchemists work in 5e.

Reason being they deal with a lot of flammable substances and having an open flame that could react with them would be incredibly dangerous. With continual flame however you still gain the benefit of having that light without the added risk of a possible explosion. Along the same vein miners could really use this flame as well to great advantage.

Basically just cast it on their hat or pickaxe or whatever and that would be more than enough for them to get into the areas that would otherwise be too difficult to get in with an open flame. Alternatively if you can find a store willing to pay over the fifty gold piece price to make it or even provide the ruby dust for you.

You could see these for a profit. My DM and what his campaigns they did that the pretty great effect. In any case i know there’s a lot more but i’d rather leave you guys to come up with a few of them.


So, if you have any cool ideas, interesting concepts or cool stories involving a continual flame please put it down in the comment section beneath so we can all check it out. I really appreciate and i know everyone else checking this article does as well. That being said, thank you so much guys i really appreciate the time, i hope you’ll have a wonderful day and as always happy casting.

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