Message 5E Spell

Hello spellcasters of all shapes and sizes! welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 23rd episode of our cantrip series, here by passing the halfway point.

Today we’re gonna be talking about dnd 5e message spell usable by the bard, sorcerer and the wizard and of course through extension anyone else with access to their spell lists and it is found in the players handbook so everyone will have access to it. Let’s take a look at some quick mechanics here.


  • Level: Cantrip
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 120 ft
  • Components: V, S, M
  • Duration: 1 Round
  • School: Transmutation
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Communication

The cast time is 1 action, the range is a very nice 120 feet, the duration is 1 round. The effect communicates secretly with a target at range. The target does not have to be visible so long as this caster is familiar with them.

The components are the trifecta somatic, material and verbal meaning you have to gesture there is a material involved it does not get consumed however and you have to vocalize the incantation first and the school is transmutation.

In case you’re curious about the material component there is a short piece of copper wire, so pretty common to come by if you guys use the material components but there you go. Now let’s take a look at the full description here so we’re all on the same page.


As per this message 5e spell you actually point your finger towards a creature within a specific range and of course you whisper a message too. Basically, the target (and the target only) would hear the message dnd 5e and has a capability to reply in a whisper which only you could hear.

Through the solid objects you can easily cast this message spell 5e but if you’re familiar by the target and know about it like it is beyond the barrier. The magical silence, 1 foot of stone, 1 inch of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 3 feet of wood actually blocks the spell. Normally, the d&d message spell need not to follow a straight line and also can travel freely around the corners or through the openings.

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Very cool stuff! The ability for to travel and be able to kind of change its orientation is a very sweet. I would make an argument for it to be a 120 foot radius actually technically speaking. You might differ it kind of depends on your DM but i owed a lot 320 feet radius.

So pretty cool, that’s a ton of space filled community with anyone and i feel like most casters should have this. Is kind of a way to explain away metagaming like we try not to do it but obviously get everyone people together and they’re bound to talk freely, so this is a great way to make it so it’s feasible in game right! Great spell, well that being said let’s take a look at some alternative uses for it.

Alternative Uses

So, right off the bat i just like to point out you can use this to scare the hell out of some NPCs like whisper some dark stuff to a makeup thing to talking with a spirit. If you combine this with another casters, abilities, prestidigitation or minor illusion or anything like that you could really really mess with someone.

Another great use for this would be communicating battlefield tactics between multiple people and NPCs this would be great for siege events or large combats in general or even stealth missions the fact that only the target can hear it and they can reply make it very useful overall. I honestly love the spell, i’ve seen used a great effect in the past and i’m sure i’ll constantly see a reimagine there different lights.

Attributes Of DnD 5E Message

Casting Time1 action
ClassesBard, Sorcerer, Wizard
ComponentsV S M
Duration1 round
MaterialA short piece of copper wire
Range120 feet
TargetA creature within range

That being said, if you have any cool ways to use this spell or any funny stories involving this spell i’d really like to hear down in the comments below. As always guys have a great day and have happy casting.

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