Protection From Poison 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 59th episode of our second level spell series. Today we’re looking at one i have mixed feelings about so i’m really hoping you can tell me up above in that little kind of icon whether or not you take this spell.

Personally i probably wouldn’t but this seems like it’s very campaign kind of dependent so today we’re talking about d&d 5e protection from poison this spell is usable by the cleric, druid, paladin, ranger and the artificer and it is found in the classic players handbook. So everyone should have access to it and it what does what it means to do. In any case let’s check out its mechanics so we can better flesh out this spell.


  • Level: 2nd
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: Touch
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • School: Abjuration
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Buff

The effect at a glance is as followed: You neutralize one poison that you know is present, or one at random. The target has advantage on saving throws against being poisoned and it has resistance to poison damage for the duration.

The cast time is one action, the range is touch, the duration is an hour this is not concentration which is great. The components are verbal and somatic and the school is abjuration which all makes sense. Now let’s check out the full description here and talk about it a little bit.


In Protection From Poison 5e spell you touch a creature. But if it is poisoned, you actually neutralize the poison. Suppose, if more than a poison afflicts the target and also you neutralize on the poison which you know has been present or else you neutralize one at random. Actually, for the specific duration, the target has an advantage on saving throws which are against being poisoned and it also has resistance for poison damage.

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So once again not terrible but very circumstantial. There’s a lot of things at early level that deal poison damage and there’s a lot of ways to get poisoned in 5e. So i suppose at early levels this is gonna be quite useful.

If you’re curious about the poison conditions by the way it just means you have disadvantage and attack rolls and ability checks which is pretty bad to be fair but yeah i don’t know so it might be worth having this if you’re in kind of a more survival themed campaign or if you’re making a character that’s kind of meant to be more of a support type character.

Then i can see the spell being fairly useful at least being a solid choice and in any case so it does a couple different things neutralizes a poison and then it gives you advantage on poison saving throws and resistant to poison damage out right for an hour. Which is pretty dang great. Now let’s take a look at some alternative uses here.

Alternative Uses

So one of the better ones is using it to protect a important figure who you feel like a might have an assassination attempt on their life in the near future. A lot of assassins use poison, so if you’re charged with this kind of task you might want to make sure you have this spell handy. Outside of that if you want to be a traveling medic doctor what have you this is certainly something to have in your arsenal.

Once again this is kind of if you’re making a more support themed character and this is a great spell in terms of prep if you have enough time to gather information on the kind of enemy you’re gonna be facing and if you know for a fact they’re gonna be dealing a lot of poison damage then this is a great way of hedging your bets.

Attributes Of d&d 5e Protection From Poison
Casting Time1 action
ClassesCleric, Druid, Paladin, Ranger
ComponentsV S
Duration1 hour
NameProtection from Poison
TargetA creature

Protection From Poison 5E


That being said, if you have any alternative uses, ideas, thoughts, comments, concerns please put it down beneath in the comment section i really do appreciate it. That being said, i hope you all have a wonderful day and as always happy casting everyone.

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