D&D 5E Infestation

Hello everyone! Welcome to our cantrip series and thank you so much for checking out the 17th episode of our cantrip series. Today we are going to discuss about the creepy crawly cantrip infestation dnd spell 5e usable by the druid, Sorcerer, Warlock and Wizard and of course through extension anyone else that has access their spell lists.

And it has found in the xanathar’s guide to everything book which is a great read tons of stuff in there a must have for anyone playing 5e. Please do check out toll the dead spell. Alright now let’s take a quick look at the mechanics of this spell. However if you haven’t checked out our dnd 5e spells which are listed as official yet then you can by click on this link if you would like to.


  • Level: Cantrip
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 30 ft
  • Components: V, S, M
  • Duration: Instantaneous
  • School: Conjuration
  • Attack/Save: CON Save
  • Damage/Effect: Poison

The damage is 1d6 hit die which is kind of a fair choice it’s not the worst one but certainly not the best. starting out of 1d6 and working your way up an additional d6 at 5th, 11th and 17th level. Mark capstone of 46, the cast time is one action, the range is a disappointing 30 feet, the duration is Instantaneous kind of i will fleshing out later. The saving throw is a constitution one. Would you like to check out the dnd 5e primal savagery spell too then click on the link.

The components are a trifecta so somatic, verbal and material in case you’re curious the material component is a living believe. Most people don’t use components, it’s not absorbed in the process you can reduce it but just throwing that out there. The school is conjuration which isn’t too surprising and even less surprising. The damage type is poison. Also have a look at thorn whip 5e spell. Now let’s take a look at the full description here so to give you guys a better picture.


In this D&D 5E Infestation spell you have been cause a cloud of mites, fleas, and also the other parasites for being appeared momentarily on the one creature that you can able to see within a range. Any how the target should be succeed on a Constitution saving throw, or else it would take 1d6 poison damage and even moves 5 feet in random direction if it can able to move and also its speed is at least 5 feet. So for a direction you need to roll d4 dice: 1, north; 2, south; 3, east; or 4, west. But this movement does not provoke the opportunity attacks, and of course if the direction would be rolled has been blocked, then the target does not move. You also need to check dancing lights 5e spell

At Higher Levels:

Actually, the spell’s damage actually increases by 1d6 whenever you do reach 5th level (2d6), 11th level (3d6), and 17th level (4d6).

In a multiple party or in a multiple caster party, i think this could complement very very well with booming blade. Because although the attack or the movement doesn’t promote attack of opportunity and certainly would provoke spell effects.

I think that’s definitely interesting way to look at it or any ground based effect really would be able to advantage quite a bit by this as well as uses some inclining. I could imagine that’d be quite disastrous they probably fall down. Just as really really good spell in terms of different applications for. Yeah really not bad.

Attributes Of Infestation Spell

Casting Time1 action
Range30 feet
ComponentsV, S, M (a living flea)
ClassesDruid, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard

Alternative Uses

Now let’s look at some alternative uses here. So, i feel like this would be a great way to have enemy soldiers, disengage potential allies. I really think that would work in addition if someone’s guarding a door you could really get them to move out there as well and a little bit more of a sleepy application. If you and your party were contracted out by let’s say visit a bar owner right an innkeeper and they wanted to drive the competition out of town.

The infestation would be a great way to do that. Out of combat i would probably give this spells effect, maybe an hour at most and just creepy crawlies crawling all over the place. I think the flavor to it is definitely there and i really do think it could be used for some quaint nefarious purposes as well. Yeah i know it’s a great spell.


If you have any other ideas on how to use it, i would be more than happy to hear that more than happy to check them out. Also if you have any cool stories regarding this cantrip as well i’d love to hear those in the comment section. With that in mind i hope you guys have a great day and as always happy casting.

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