Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 34th episode of our second level spell series. Today we have a very special one for you truly i love acquisitions incorporated 5e spells, i love them the bits and pieces they are hilarious.
Highly recommend checking them out the c team has literally made me laugh until the point of crying so i could not recommend them enough. This spell is called dnd 5e gift of gab spell it is usable by the bard and the wizard and it is found in the acquisitions incorporated highly recommend picking it up great read, so funny absolutely love all of them. Before we get into the potentially game breaking implications for this let me just go over the effects with you.
- Level: 2nd
- Casting Time: 1 Reaction *
- Range/Area: Self
- Components: V, S, M **
- Duration: Instantaneous
- School: Enchantment
- Attack/Save: None
The effect at a glance is as followed: Reshape the memories of listeners in your immediate area, so that each creature of your choice within 5 feet of you forgets everything you said within the last six seconds. The cast time is but a simple reaction. the range is self, the duration is instantaneous.
The components are the holy trinity of verbal, material and somatic. If you’re curious about that material component it is essentially two gold or they’re called royalty components in the acquisitions incorporated book and they go into them a lot more.
Now when you take a look at the school it is unsurprisingly enchantment and that just makes a lot of sense i’m not really gonna get too far into that. Now let’s take a look at the full description and much like with all the other acquisitions incorporated spells, there’s a little bit of fluff here but it’s kind of funny so i enjoy writing it. Well let’s take a look.
Jim darkmagic has been said to have invented this specific spell, and originally calling it i said what? Have you ever been talking to the local monarch and also he accidentally mentioned how their son looks as your favorite hog from whenever you’re growing up on a family firm? Of course we’ve all been there. But rather than is beheaded for an honest slip of the tongue, you could pretend it never happened —by ensuring that no one knows it would be happened.
Of course whenever you cast this spell, you’d skilfully reshape some of the memories of the listeners in your immediate area, so that each of the creature of your choice within five feet of you would forget everything that you said within the six seconds. However those particular creatures then remember that you’d actually said the words that you speak as the verbal component of the spell.
In any case whenever i met jim Darkmagic, i wondered how has got anything done in that specific outfit. And of course i have since already learned that most of his talents involved standing and talking. His outfit is perfect for that.-Môrgæn
Basically you say something you regret you can literally just take it back. I basically reach into their minds and scramble their brains if make them forget about it. That is a fantastically cool. Something i do want to point out that i think makes a spell a teensy bit game-breaking.
Is that there is literally no save for it none whatsoever which is really weird. I would like there to be a wisdom save at the very least. I think that’d be a fair compromise. But as a spells written by raw no save. Very interesting, right! in any case with that mysterious tension built up well lets take a look at some alternative uses here.
So the best alternative use i can legitimately this of this spell being used for is getting information 100%. Especially if you partner it with a spell like detect thoughts this could be very cool. For example if you’re investigating a murder mystery walk up to all the suspects and say you are the murderer and i know it.
All well your buddy or even you using the tech taught spro be into their mind for an action. Now action being six seconds of course and then by the ton time they’re done you use your reaction make them forget that six seconds. Very cool idea, very cool stuff i really like it.
Outside of that you could really use this to mess with the guards. For example you can literally just sit there until you run out of spell slots and try different ways to get them to let you pass. Try out different passwords, try out different ideas, stuff of that nature. Very cool!
Also it doesn’t say that you can’t do this in combat either so it’d be very interesting if you punched a guard in the face and then made it forget the last six seconds, i think that’d be interesting. I don’t if the spell actually allow that just because a lot of it has to do with the verbal stuff so even if they forget what you say does that mean they forget what you’ve done who knows i’ll leave it up to the DMs on that one.
Personally i’d probably say no, just to make this spell a little bit more balanced but honestly this probably isn’t a spell at having in my games anyways. Another great use is as the spell mentions using it on the royalty. If you say the wrong thing to royalty you are going to suffer dearly for it. Even if it’s not royalty per save, even if it’s something like a bar to trying to seduce a dragon or something along those lines. It’s good to be able to take things back.
In any case if you have any alternative ideas, uses, questions, concepts, or concerns please put them down beneath in the comment section i really do appreciate it. Thank you so much everyone, i really do appreciate your time, i hope you all have a great day and as always happy casting everyone. You may also like to read jim’s glowing coin 5e.