Pass Without Trace DnD 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking in to the 56th episode of our second level spell series. Today we’re going to be looking at just a really cool spell. This is another one of those spells that gets criticized a little bit because it replaces the need for a certain class in this case the rogue.

It’s very similar to knock in that regard and it does get its fair share of grief in the moment. However this one is a little bit different from knock in the way that it doesn’t completely remove the rogues thunder more so as it just steps everyone else up to the same level.

In any case today we’re talking about d&d 5e pass without trace spell. It is usable by the druid and the ranger and it is found in the good old players handbook. Now let’s take a quick look at its effects and mechanics and something tells me you’ll understand what i mean pretty quick.


The effect at a glance is as followed: Creatures of your choice within 30ft gain a +10 to stealth. They also can not be tracked by mundane means, and they leave no trace of their passing. Which is pretty cool when you actually think about it.

  • 2nd-level abjuration
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: Self
  • Components: V, S, M (ashes from a burned leaf of mistletoe and a sprig of spruce)
  • Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour
  • School: Abjuration

The cast time is one action, the range is self and the duration is a whole hour, it is a concentration so there’s a little bit of a drawback to it. But still man an hour with +10 the stealth yeah you can do a lot of damage lots of damage. The components are the holy trinity so verbal, material and somatic.

The material component is ashes from a burned leaf of mistletoe and a spring of spruce. They’re just kind of cool and the school is abjuration. Now let’s move on to the full description and i’ll kind of flush the spell out a little bit simpler.


In this Pass Without Trace DnD 5E Spell one veil of the shadows and even the silence radiates from your side, by simply masking you and also your companions from the specific detection.

Of course for a duration, each and every creature that you do select within 30 feet of you (also including you) can have +10 bonus for the dexterity (Stealth) checks and even it can not be tracked except by the magical means. A specific creature which can receives this bonus also leaves behind no tracks or else other traces of its particular passage.

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Spell Lists: Druid, Ranger

Very cool stuff! So basically people within 30 feet of you get +10 to stealth can’t be tracked by mundane means and leave no trace. Pretty dang cool stuff. The no trace one is interesting because it doesn’t just like mean footprints per se i mean it does but doesn’t just mean that means like fingerprints, hairs, one would argue even magical auras or essences no longer leaf tracks.

I mean it’s for that reason this is a really good one to be used by kind of evil NPCs when you want to really extend their life. Combine this with something like i don’t know even misty step and you pretty much lose track of the BBG guaranteed more or less guaranteed.

The way the spell is usually meant to be used by the way is either you can get away scenarios or to give someone with disadvantage of stealth checks kind of an edge they need so anyone in heavy armor basically. Let’s get into some alternative uses outside of those.

Alternative Uses

So, i think a great use for this would be when you’re trying to steal something in a magically rich society. Once again there’s a strong argument to be made for this actually absorbing auras. I get that they can technically track you by magical means but it doesn’t mean they can prove you were there at the time of the incident and gather evidence against you if that makes sense.

Outside of that this is a great tool for being able to map out areas especially more dangerous areas. If you have the find steed spell this spell is applied to your steed as well so you and him can move or her i guess can move quite quickly through large amounts of terrain and scout it out with very little interference.

Also this is a graceful to be used if you’re trying to escape from a prison or confinement. It’s pretty cool stuff, basically when you don’t have invisibility handy this is a great discount version of that.


In any case if you have any alternative ideas, uses, thoughts, comments, concerns please put it down in the comment section i really do appreciate it. Thank you so much guys, i really appreciate it. I hope you’ll have a great day and as always happy casting my friends.

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