Primal Savagery 5E Spell In DnD

Hello everyone! welcome to dndtopics and thank you for checking out the 28th episode of our cantrip series. Today we’re going to be look at probably one of my favorite druid cantrips, dnd 5e spell primal savagery this thing is insane and is usable exclusively by the druid and it is found in the amazing xanathar’s guide to everything before we get into the flavor let’s take a look at the mechanics here. In any case if you would like to see all the official spells which are included in our website then proceed to this page now.


Transmutation cantrip

  • Level: Cantrip
  • Damage: 1st:1d10, 5th:2d10., 11th:3d10, 17th:4d10
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: Self
  • Components: S
  • Saving throw: AC
  • Duration: Instantaneous
  • School: Transmutation
  • Attack/Save: Melee
  • Damage/Effect: Acid

The cast time is one action, the damage is a d10 which is pretty decent. One at the first level and you get an additional fifth, 11th and 17th level for grand total of 4d10. The range is self, the duration is instantaneous, the saving throw would just be your attacker overs as the targets AC.

The components are just somatic meaning you have to gesture with one hand and no need to make any sound, the school is transmutation and a damage type is surprisingly acid and not too sure i understand why but the way it’s written. Now let’s take a look at the full description so you can really get a feel for the flavor of this spell.


You do the channel primal magic for the cause of your teeth or else the fingernails for being sharpen, even it is ready to deliver the corrosive attack. As per this dnd 5e spell you have to make a melee spell attack which is against to the one creature within 5 feet of you. On a particular Hit, the target could take 1d10 acid damage. After you do make an attack, even your teeth or else fingernails would return to its normal.

At Higher Levels: The spell’s damage would increases by 1d10 whenever you reach 5th level (2d10), 11th level (3d10), and 17th level (4d10).

So super cool! like absolutely amazingly flavorful spell here, the druid in general has a ton of very cool cantrips, very cool spells in general but this one really takes the cake for me thematically. That being said, let’s take a look at some alternative uses here.

Spell Lists: Druid

Alternative Uses

You can’t use this to target inanimate objects sadly but what you can do is you can use the fact that it changes your appearance to impose advantage on intimidation checks. I think most you guys would definitely allow that and thematically it makes sense and in terms of theater of mind very good spell.


That being said, if you have any alternative uses for yourself or if you have any cool stories involved this spell please comment down below, i really appreciate it and i know the people reading this article would as well. Thank you so much guys have a great day and as always happy casting.

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