Mage Hand 5E Spell

Hello magic practitioners of all shapes and sizes! welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 20th episode of our cantrip series. May i introduce to you dnd 5e mage hand spell usable by the bard, sorcerer, warlock, wizard and naturally through extension anyone else with access to their spell lists and it is found in the classic, the one, the only, the original players handbook. Have a look at prestidigitation 5e. Let’s take a quick look at some of the mechanics here.


  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range/Area: 30feet
  • Duration: 1 Minute
  • Components: Somatic and Verbal
  • School: Conjuration
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Utility

The cast time is one action, the range is 3o feet, the duration is a whole minute. The effect at a glance is as followed create a floating hand that can function within a 30 foot radius. They can perform the simple tasks and follow simple directions. It can not attack activate magical items or carry over 10 pounds.

The components are somatic and verbal meaning you have to gesture as well as speaking incantation. The school is a conjuration. Do check out ray of frost 5e spell. Now let’s take a look at the full spell description here.


In this Mage Hand 5e spell a spectral, floating hand actually will appear at a point that you chose within a range. The hand basically lasts for the specific duration or else until you dismiss it like an action. The hand does vanish if it has ever been more than 30 feet away from you or else if you cast this mage hand dnd spell again.

As a 5e mage hand you can easily use your action for controlling the hand. You can use your hand for manipulating the object, open an unlocked door or a container, stow or retrieve an item from either an open container, or pour the contents out of the viral. Basically, you can move the hand up to the 30 feet each time you do use it. The mage hand can not attack, activate magical items, or else carry more than 10 pounds. You may also like to read more about hunger of hadar 5e spell

So very interesting stuff there! very very interesting one kind of game-breaking ish thing. I was pointed out and i personally wonder how this in my room game but it is kind of a gray area. It can’t carry more than ten pounds but it doesn’t specify the weight that it can drag behind it so if you hadn’t it roughly ten pounds worth of rope and get it to pull that it could be attached to several hundred pounds hypothetically.

That’s kind of the only exploit that is really out there as far as i’m concerned there’s a lot of people who want to throw things but the head can’t attack so i wouldn’t allow that anything that would require an attack roll the hand can’t do as kind of a rule of thumb. Please read detect magic 5e.

The magical items thing is also a little bit misleading it can’t activate magical items but it can touch and use magical items and i’ll get into that in a little bit here. If you want to visit our wizard spells 5e then look at it once. That being said, let’s take a look at some of the alternative uses here.

Alternative Uses

I would allow the hand in one of my games to be able to set traps or various traps such as digging holes i think that’d be more than allowed. It would take quite a decent amount of time but i would allow it. I would also allow the hand to be able to use healing supplies whether or not it’s a healing kit of health potion those are both be perfectly viable in my opinion.

I might give a disadvantage on that medical check just because it’s not a full person but i didn’t play that by here and it can also be used to retrieve things like keys. You don’t necessarily have to be able to see the hand all the time. So long as it’s within that 30 foot radius, i would allow you to communicate to it like to grab the guards keys for example and have it do that on its own and come back. I think that would be okay. Be sure to be first one to check out burning hands 5e.

Attributes Of DnD 5E Mage Hand

Casting Time1 action
ClassesBard, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
ComponentsV S
Duration1 minute
NameMage Hand
Range30 feet
TargetA point you choose within range

That being said! If you have any alternative uses, you’d like to see this spell i would love for you to comment goes down beneath. There’s also be that you have any cool stories involving and i would really appreciate that as well. That being said, i hope you all have a great day and as always happy casting everyone. 

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