Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 13th episode of our 3rd level spell series. We have a rather interesting spell in store for us as so far as to say i think wizards of the coast is implying something about certain classes and if they’re not i would certainly say that this is useful regardless. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at crusader’s mantle dnd 5e spell which is just such a cool sounding spell i tell you.
It is usable by the paladin and it is found in the players handbook so we should all have access to it. Now a quick aside here i’ve never actually seen the spell used in play before the paladin has a nasty habit of not really using a lot of spells and instead focusing on smites and i do think that is a mistake more often than not but then again it does strongly depend on the campaign you’re running. Do check out our 5e paladin spells now.
The reason i think it’s a mistake by the way is they just have so many cool spells but in any case let’s take a quick look at its mechanics so you can understand exactly what we’re talking about. you may also like to read our 5e circle of power.
- Casting Time: 1 Action
- Range: Self (30ft sphere)
- Duration: 1 Minute (Concentration)
- Components: Verbal
- School: Evocation
- Damage Type: Radiant
The cast time is one action, the range is technically self but the actual area of effect is 30feet. The duration is one minute and it is a concentration spell, the components are verbal. The school is evocation and the damage type is once again is radiant.
The effect at a glance is as followed: Friendly creatures within the spells area deal an extra 1d4 radiant damage, on a successful weapon attack. Now without further ado and let’s take a look at the full description here so we can figure out exactly what we’re talking about. Make sure to read this elemental weapon 5e article also.
Crusader’s Mantle spell 5e: The holy power radiates from you in the aura by a 30-foot radius and also awakening boldness in a friendly creatures. Actually, end of this 5E Crusader’s Mantle spell the aura would move with you and also centered on you.
During in the aura, each of the non-hostile creature in an aura (you also included in it) deals an extra 1d4 radiant damage whenever it hits with a weapon attack.
We have also written about guiding bolt 5e spell
Very cool stuff! So a couple things i want to address here really quick. Firstly technically speaking there’s no direct limit on the amount of creatures that can be effective. Secondly it doesn’t specify humanoids so if you pair this up with something like let’s say anime dead conjure animals or various other summoning spells. This is the potential to be very impactful.
Also something worth noting out is it says per weapon attack. Which essentially means that this stacks with multi attack. Quick note there that’s gonna be important for a little bit later on. Now without further ado let’s take a quick moment and check out some alternative uses here. Check out this spirit guardians 5e article too.
So, this is a very interesting spell in the way that it deals radiant damage and as i’m sure you know there are a lot of creatures who take radiant damage a little bit more seriously that is so far as to say they’re vulnerable to it. In addition to that a lot of those same creatures have very interesting ways of hiding themselves.
So if you were to let’s say use this as a way to inflict small amounts of damage on people to confirm whether or not they belong to these more often than not on dead types. Then i would consider to be a pretty good use.
Outside of that this is a great spell same with us aramony of arming a militia by this what i mean is use this spell to provide an offensive boost. This is especially good in campaigns like curse estrade for example and then you use the marriage component of ceremony to boost their defensive stats.
I think that is a very interesting combination and although i alluded to a little bit earlier this is a great way of making sure everyone can put the pain down on certain undead vampires and zombies are great examples of this. As both of them have effects that are nullified by radiant damage. So it’s pretty interesting. Also read destructive wave 5e.
Crusader’s Mantle Spell Attributes
|Casting Time||1 action|
|Duration||Concentration, up to 1 minute|
That being said! if you have any alternative uses, thoughts, questions, concerns, ideas or stories please put them down beneath in the comment section. That being said! I hope you all have a great day and as always happy casting everyone. You may also want to read some other d&d 5e aura spells such as dnd 5th edition aura of vitality, dnd 5e nystul’s magic aura, arcanist’s magic aura 5e, aura of purity 5e, dnd 5e aura of life.