Hello casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 14th episode of our cantrip series it really means a lot to me. Lets take a look at the infamous dnd 5e spell green flame blade usable by the warlock, the sorcerer and the wizard and it is found in the sword coast adventurers guide this is a pretty neat spell and i know a lot of people are a huge fan of it so let’s get into the mechanics.
So there is two different damage calculations you’re gonna have to run here, the first on target 1 and the second one target two. So target 2 is an adjacent target within 5 feet i’ll get into that a little bit more so later on. For the first target though will be your initial damage.
So at first level you actually don’t get a bonus 2 initial damage but at 5th, 11th and 17th level you get an additional d8. So at 5th level it’s one at 11th level 2d8 and at 17th is 3. The second target though is at first just-your spell-casting modifier, so if you have like if you’re a paladin you look at +3 to charisma and then you get a +3 to go down, at 5th level you get 1d8 plus your modifier, at 11th level 2d8 plus mod and at 17th level 3d8 plus modifier. So fairly we have an anther cantrip like this so far so fairly new.
- Damage: Target 1….1st:N/A, 5th:1d8, 11th:2d8, 17th:3d8. Target 2….1st:Mod, 5th:1d8+mod, 11th:2d8+mod, 17th:3d8+mod
- Casting Time: 1 action
- Range: 5ft
- Duration: Instantaneous
- Saving Throw: AC
- Components: Verbal and Material
- School: Evocation
- Damage Type: Fire
The cast time is 1 action, the range is 5ft, the duration is instantaneous, the saving throw would just be the target AC for the attack. The components are verbal and material which is pretty handy. The material by the way is just a weapon itself. So you can still do dual wield or use heavy shield with disability.
The school is unsurprisingly evocation i guess it could be enchantment but in this case it is evocation and the damage type if unsurprisingly fire. Now let’s look into the full description here.
Like a part of the action which is used to cast this Green Flame Blade 5E Spell, you should make melee attack by using a weapon which is against to one creature within a spell’s range, if anything has done without relating to it then the spell will be fail.
On a hit, the actual target would suffer the attack’s normal effects, and also the green fire leaps from a target to a different creature of your choice which you can see within 5 feet of it. The second creature also takes a fire damage which is equal to your spellcasting ability modifier.
Also check earthbind 5e spell
At Higher Levels:
At 5th level, melee attack would deal with an extra 1d8 fire damage to the target, and also the fire damage to the second creature would increase to 1d8+ your spellcasting ability modifier. Both of the damage rolls would increase by 1d8 at 11th level and at 17th level.
So couple things to unpack there you have to be able to see the second target and that’s kind of a granted in some cases i don’t think acid splash has that caveat to it though, so that is interesting. So not only does that prevent a visible enemies but it also won’t effect in the mix as well which is a couple these cantrips can but this one really can’t in this case.
Secondly, i don’t know, i know a lot of people are quite big fans of it i think it depends on rebuild more than anything else here. Let’s look at some alternative uses.
I hate to disappoint you guys here but i really couldn’t think of any unity now that i’m writing this though, it might be possible to use this to really incite like a good old tavern role.
Outside of that i can’t really think of any uses for it. If there are certain give me more areas where it’s more effective combat wise like in restrictive environments so enemies kind of layer on top of each other. It’d be really good there. Yeah, i couldn’t really make any other cases for it in all honesty.
Attributes Of Green Flame Blade
|Casting Time||1 Action|
|Components||V, M (A Weapon)|
|Name||Green Flame Blade|
|Classes||Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard|
If you have any ideas though, please feel free to comment down beneath. If you have any cool stories attached to this cantrip as well that’d be great. I know really is a staple amongst a lot of different classes hex blade, warlocks really like using it. There’s a dish wizards really liked it as well.
If you have any ideas i’d really like to hear our many full stories as well. With that being said, i hope you guys have a great day and happy casting.