Ice Knife 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 48th episode of our first level spell series. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at dnd 5e ice knife spell and man is this a cool one. It is usable by the druid, sorcerer and the wizard and found in the elemental evil players companion. Honestly super sweet, really liked it, really good thematically and deals a decent damage as well. Have a look at ice storm 5e. That being said, lets take a look at the mechanics here.


  • Damage: 1d10+2d6 (+1d6 per spell slot above 1st)
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range: 60ft (5ft sphere)
  • Duration: Instantaneous
  • Saving throw: DEX
  • Components: Somatic and Material
  • School: Conjuration
  • Damage Type: Piercing then cold

In terms of damage, it deals a die 10 initially plus 2d6 afterwards and an additional d6 for each spell slot level above first. Its effect at a glance is as followed: Hit or miss the knife explodes effecting creatures within 5ft. Really interesting stuff. The cast time is one action, the range is 60 feet plus an additional 5 foot sphere. The duration is instantaneous.

The saving throw is a dexterity and the components are somatic, and material. If you’re concerned about that material component it is a drop of water or piece of ice. The school is conjuration and the damage type is piercing and then cold. Meaning this is one of the very few spells of actually dealing more than one damage type in a single cast. After you’re done with this article you can move on to d&d 5e spell ray of frost. Let’s take a look at the full description here and just better flesh it out.


As an Ice Knife spell you’ve created a shard of ice and fling it at one creature within a specific range. Also you need to make a ranged spell attack which should be against to the target. On a hit, the target would take 1d10 piercing damage. Hit or miss, but the shard then explodes. Basically, the target and the each creature within 5 feet of the point wherever the ice exploded there must succeed on a dexterity saving throw or else take 2d6 cold damage. Did you check hideous laughter 5e spell

At Higher Levels:

When you cast this ice knife spell 5e using the spell slot of 2nd level or higher, actually the cold damage increases by 1d6 for each slot above 1st level.

Very cool stuff! i honestly love this one so cool, so much fun to play with and so much great roleplay and thematic potential patch to it. That being said, lets take a look at alternative uses here. Please read more about thunderwave 5e.

Alternative Uses

The only alternative use, i could really think of was maybe surgery and even then i’m not too sure how well it would work in comparison to a lot of other items. It is cool that’s really what i can think of i mean maybe cooking as well, maybe the only thing is it has to be aimed at a creature right! Haven’t you checked out our earth tremor 5e spell yet then look at it now.

Attributes Of Ice Knife 5E Spell

Casting Time1 action
Range60 feet
ComponentsS, M (a drop of water or piece of ice)
ClassesDruid, Sorcerer, Wizard
NameIce Knife

That being said, if you guys have any alternative uses, any cool ways you’d like to see this used or any ideas, concepts, builds or combos please let me know down in the comments section beneath i really appreciate it and i love hearing from all of you guys. That being said, have a great day and as always happy casting.

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