Grease DnD 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 40th episode of our first level spell series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at another one of the kind of OG dungeons&dragons spells. So grease 5e spell is what we’re looking at, it is usable by the wizard and the artificer and it is found in the players handbook. Please do also check out 5e web spell. With that out of the way let’s take a look at the overview for the mechanics here.


  • 1st-level conjuration
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range/Area: 60 feet(10ft)
  • Components: V, S, M (a bit of pork rind or butter)
  • Duration: 1 minute
  • School: Conjuration
  • Attack/Save: DEX Save
  • Damage/Effect: Prone

Your cast time is one action, the range is 60 feet but it forms a 10 foot square, the duration is a whole minute this is not concentration by the way so remains regardless of what happens to you. The components are somatic, material and verbal. Meaning you have to gesture with one hand, there is a material component in this case a bit of pork rind or butter it is not consumed by the way and verbals meaning you have to be able to speak forth an incantation. The school unsurprisingly is conjuration. Make sure to check out our other 5e spells too.

The effect at a glance is as followed: Grease covers a 10ft square, and that area is considered to be difficult terrain. Creatures that enter, or end their turn in the terrain much make a dex throw versus your spell save DC or fall prone. That includes creatures that are in the area when you passed it by the way. You can also have a look at our catapult 5e spell too. That’s a pretty cool stuff let’s take a look at the full description here so we kind of better understand the wording.


This slick grease will cover the ground within a 10-foot square which is centered on a point within a particular range and also it turns it into a difficult terrain for a specific duration. Whenever the grease could appear, each and every creature which is standing in its area should be succeeded on the dexterity saving throw or else it must be fall prone. Even though, a creature a creature which will enter the area or else ends its particular turn there should also be succeeded on a Dexterity saving throw or else fall prone. You may also like to read about ray of enfeeblement spell 5e

Really, really good stuff! If you do this correctly they actually have to make two saves in the same turn once when they in turn if you can keep them there once when they stay. So really good stuff, twice the opportunity to make them fall prone. Which is super super useful. This is one of those kind of control related spells where our placements really important and execution is super important as well. That being said, let’s take a  look at the alternative uses.

Alternative Uses

So, i think the most obvious and best way to use this is to create or focus on choke points. Such as on the other side of a door frame where you know there’s enemies that’d be probably the best way to do it. Also it might be worth noting that in previous editions that grease was considered to be flammable.

So chat with your DM about it so they think about it, i personally would kind of allow it. I just used the stat block for create bonfire just put in a perspective for you. I think that’s die six of damage per round, so something like that i would consider that to be pretty fair or the very least act as a deterrent for the enemies to stop them from coming after you that way. That’d be pretty cool.


In any case guys, that’s really all i have to say about grease. If you have any cool ideas, stories, inspiration, or build concepts please put them down beneath in the comment section i really enjoy reading them and it just helps contribute to the sense of community we got going on here. That being said, i hope you all have a great day and as always happy casting.

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