Hello spellcasters of all shapes and sizes! welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 29th episode of our 2nd level spell series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at a really cool spell that has some very interesting implications for the class entirely and i’ll get into that in a little bit here. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at d&d 5e flame blade spell.
This spell is usable by the druid and it is found in players handbook. It is pretty cool, basically is what it says it is but there’s a cool caveat to it that i haven’t heard a lot of people talked about. So i’m really excited to get into that. Before we do though let’s take a quick look at its mechanics to better understand how this spell works.
- 2nd-level evocation
- Damage: 3d6+(1d6 per 2 slot levels above 2nd)
- Casting Time: 1 bonus action
- Range: Self
- Components: V, S, M (a leaf of sumac)
- Duration: Concentration, up to 10 minutes
- School: Evocation
- Damage Type: Fire
So its damage is pretty interesting so it’s three die six plus one die six per each two slot levels above second. So that means if you want to get it to 4d6 you have to cast it at fourth level, because two+two equals four makes sense great so it’s kind of weird in that way it’s the first one we’ve covered that works like that.
It’s cast time is one bonus action which is great, range is self which make sense, duration is 10 minutes which is really nice but it is concentration so bear that in mind. The components are verbal, material and somatic. If you’re curious about that material component it is a leaf of szymek which is a herb of memory serves and the school is evocation and damage type is fire which is really good.
The effect at a glance is as followed: create a flaming sword. You can attack with it as an action and resummon it as a bonus action. It also provides light. Looking at this not a whole lot about it that’s super surprising outside of how the damage is but without further ado let’s take a look at its full description in any case.
As per this flame blade 5e spell you can evoke the fiery blade within your free hand. Actually, the blade is almost similar in its size and also shape for the scimitar, and even it could lasts for the specific duration. Suppose, if you let it go of the blade, that it disappears, but of course you are able to evoke a blade again like the bonus action.
You can of course use your action for being making a melee spell attack by a flery blade. On a specific hit, the specific target must takes 3d6 fire damage. Actually, this flaming blade could shed bright light within a 10-foot radius and even the dim light for an extra 10-feet.
At Higher Levels: Whenever you cast this spell by simply using this spell slot of 4th level or higher, the damage should be increased by 1d6 for each ad every two slot levels above the 2nd.
Great! so something that i think is great about this spell in relation to the druid is you can use this well wild shaped boy that’s right that means you can become the best boy from dark souls. Knight artorias his dog whose name is on the tip of my tongue but i forget it. The recipe is simple, all you need is flame blade wild shape into a wolf and enlarged reduce and you can become him.
It’s so cool so great i’m surprised no one’s talked about it so far. I think it is awesome…oh man naturally it makes sense that there’s gonna be some restrictions for this. If you can’t hold a sword in the animal shape you’re in. It makes sense that you cannot use this to attack i’m sorry just kind of the way it is. But i still think it’s a really cool regardless. Now let’s take a look at some other alternative uses here.
So i think one of the cooler ones i was able to think of was how it pertains to gladiatorial combat. So if you are in a place where you’ve been stripped of all of your weapons. This is a great way to still have decent DPS and still mop the floor with a lot of people as well as provide a lot of utility.
I also think this would be a very cool spell to use as a signal of sorts for example you have your rogue hidden in a bush your fighter hidden somewhere else and they know that as soon as they see that light coming off your sword it is go time and that is what it ishi eights combat.
I think that is very clever, outside of that you could just use it as a way to burn things down. I think that’d be pretty cool once again go into a bank you’ll get stripped, you’ll get your weapons taken away from you and then when you cast a spell cause a big fire and loot the hell out of the place. I think that would be very very interesting and once again i don’t really see a lot of people talking about that kind of stuff so thought i’d bring it up.
In any case, if you have any alternative uses, ideas, concepts, questions, anything like that please put it down beneath in the comments section. That being said, i hope you all have a wonderful day and as always happy casting everyone.
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