Mold Earth 5E Spell In DnD

Hello magic practitioners of all shapes and sizes. Welcome to my website and thank you for checking out the 25th episode of our cantrip series. I introduce to you mold earth 5e spell. It is usable by Druid, Sorcerer and Wizard and it was found in the Elemental Evil Player’s Companion.

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Transmutation cantrip

  • Level: Cantrip
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 30 ft
  • Components: 30 ft
  • Duration: Instantaneous
  • School: Transmutation
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Control

The cast time is one action, the range is 30 feet, the duration is Instantaneous, the components are just somatic so you just have a gesture which i think is great for self encounters and the school is transmutation. Now let’s take a look at the full description.


You can select a portion of the dirt or else the stone which you can see within a range and also it fits within a 5-foot cube. You do manipulate it in one of the following three ways:

 Suppose, if you target an area of the loose earth, so that you can instantaneously excavate it, by make it to move along the ground, and also deposit it up to 5 feet away. This movement does not have enough force to be cause the damage.

You do cause the shapes, colors, or both for being appearing on dirt or stone, spelling out words, creating images, or even by shaping patterns. Those changes lasts for an hour.

However if the dirt or the stone that you target is on the ground, so you cause it to become difficult terrain. Alternatively, you could be cause the ground for becoming the normal terrain when if it has already been a difficult terrain. Mainly this change can lasts for an hour.

Al though, if you do cast this spell for multiple times, then you can have nothing more than two of this non-instantaneous effects active at a time, and you can dismiss such an effect like an action.

Spell Lists: Druid, Sorcerer, Wizard

Alright, so a lot to unpack there. I would like to point out that it’s still incredibly useful I’m still one of my favorite cantrips. So for the starters or the thing that i really don’t like is if you’re dealing with stone and we are in a stone dungeon there’s not a whole lot you can do.

You can change the shape and color or an appearance and you can make difficult terrain. The real power of the spell comes from excavation it really does. The examples are you can create some massive pits and that’s what the animated spell book recommends you did with it.

Which is fine but if you don’t have a dirt or it’s really really difficult to do that and also it has to fit within a five-foot cube so an example of this kind of buddy in the butt would be with the strolling right if you’ve a boulder that is a six feet by six feet by six feet so a six foot cube based on the spell is worded you can’t affect that in any way shape or form because the stone itself doesn’t fir within a five-foot cube it’s not worded so that you’ve a five foot area to play with.

Though stone itself has to be five feet or the mantle or five feet. I will get to how it can be used. That being said let’s take a look at some of these alternative uses here.

D&D 5E Mold Earth Uses

You can use it to create as well as x to the graves so as long as they’re not stone graves if different after dirt graves more particularly low stirred graves you can excavate them immediately which is great for necromancer is like it’s fantastic every necromancer should have you spell the guard list, thematically it’s also very cool and you can also use it to leave warnings or threats on rocks or to the ground itself anything like that 30-foot range is kind of decent and the fact that doesn’t require a verbal component.

Make it expect, make it very useful for just terrifying people. You can also use it on to create difficult terrain and kind of tucker at your opponent’s really early especially if they’re small sized and they don’t have a whole that movement. If you’re really great and yeah naturally you can use it to create holes as well i will give that. I just don’t think it’s as effective as he makes it out to be like if i was a DM as soon as i got like 15, 30 feet down i feel like great now you hit bedrock.

You can’t excavate rock. It has to be a earth or dirt rather and the loose earth in particular so what that means clay would be unaffected it means mud would technically it not be affected like the way it’s worded you can ruler it into oblivion. Recently though we have been able to get my campaign a maple ball which is very cool and very useful and really help himself.


That being said, if you have any cool stories involving this spell or if you have any crazy ways to use this spell i would love to hear that down below in the comments and i’m sure everyone else reading this article would as well. That being said, i hope you guys have a great day, thank you for reading and as always happy casting everyone.

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