Lesser Restoration 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 43rd episode of our second level spell series. Today we have a very special spell in store for all of you. Special because at first glance it appears to be kind of math but upon closer inspection. This could be one of the best hidden gems in the game. Today we’re gonna be talking about dnd 5e lesser restoration spell this spell has found in the players handbook.

It is usable by the bard, cleric, druid, paladin, ranger and the artificer. It’s really good i really like ranger and druid spells usually they’re quite flavorful but this one is kind of lackluster in terms of its description but it’s actual repercussions and mechanics are quite cool. With that being said, let’s take a look at its mechanics.


  • Level: 2nd
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: Touch
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: Instantaneous
  • School: Abjuration
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Healing

So the effect at a glance is as followed: You touch a creature and can end either one disease or one condition afflicting it. The condition can be blinded, deafened, paralyzed, or poisoned. The cast time is one action, the range is touch, the duration is instantaneous.

The components are verbal and somatic and the school is abjuration. Which makes sense, honestly that brief description is the total description just so you know. Once again not a lot of flavor to work with. In any case let’s check out the full description again down beneath and let’s flesh this out a little bit better. The description reads as followed.


In d&d Lesser Restoration 5e spell you actually touch a creature and also this spell can end either one disease or else one condition afflicting to it. Of course, the condition can be the following blinded, deafened, paralyzed, or poisoned.

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So something i do want to point out is it doesn’t say you can cure a temporary condition. It just says you can it you’re a condition. What does mean if someone can be like medically blind or they’re whole life and then they meet you and for the cost of a second level spell slot.

You could give them the ability to see again very cool stuff, very very cool stuff. Honestly i really like this spell just because of the possible  applications of it. Does it makes the most sense to get in combat! no not really especially if you have a paladin with laying on hands this kind of its kind of like knock i guess.

If you have a paladin there’s no real need to pick this spell but if you don’t have a paladin and you still want that ability to kind of shrug off conditions and diseases then this is a great way of doing it.

Very cool stuff, at least that’s how i would kind of rule it but i don’t really think lay on hands is that great and i think it only affects diseases are poison if memory serves. I don’t know i’ll look into that in a little bit here but fact of the matter is is it’s still pretty interesting once again very cool ramifications for it. With that being said, let’s actually look at some alternative uses here.

Alternative Uses

So the best alternative i use i can think of is using this to disguise yourself as a doctor or medical anything of some form or another. It’s pretty reasonable to believe that someone who can cure people has some training in medicine, so if you’re trying to get into a particularly guarded place you can just say listen i’m the new doctor or i’m the new shaman or whatever the situation calls for really. Outside of that you could really use this as a great way of gaining favor and sway over people.

Fact of the matter is people don’t like being sick so if you can remedy that instantaneously mind you they might look up to you to say the least. In addition to that, this could be a great way of earning money for you and your party become like a traveling doctor of sorts go from town to town helping people for a fee and you’re probably well on your way to riches and fame which is super great stuff.


Casting Time1 action
ClassesBard, Cleric, Druid, Paladin, Ranger
ComponentsV S
NameLesser Restoration
TargetA creature

That being said! if you have any alternative uses, ideas, thoughts, questions, comments, concerns please put it down beneath in the comments section i really do appreciate it. That being said, thank you so much for checking this article i really appreciate all of you, i hope you all have a great day and as always happy casting.

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