Shield Of Faith 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking in to the 64th episode of our first level spell series. Today we’re going be taking a look at shield of faith 5e spell.

This spell is unsurprisingly usable by the cleric and the paladin and it is found in the good old players handbook so we should all have access to it and be able to review it at our own leisure. That being said, i actually really like this one, i like kind of how it plays out thematically and i also think it is a pretty good use to it. That being said, let’s take a look at his mechanics.


Its effect at a glance is as followed: Add +2 to AC for the duration which is super super great +2 to AC can make a huge difference in almost any fight i can think of.

  • Casting Time: 1 Bonus action
  • Range: 60ft
  • Duration: 10 minutes (concentration)
  • Components: Somatic, Material and Verbal
  • School: Abjuration

Your cast time is one bonus action which is super excellent especially if you are more combat oriented class namely the paladin in this case. Your range is a fairly impressive 60 feet as well which is great for a defensive spell, The duration is 10 minutes which is incredible however it is worth noting that it is a concentration spell.

For that reason its effectiveness with the paladin might wind a little bit but it kind of depends on circumstance and we’ll get to that at the end. The components are somatic, material and verbal so it is a holy trinity and it terms of that material component in case you’re curious it is a small parchment with a bit of holy text written on it.

Really cool stuff and the school unsurprisingly is abjuration. Which makes sense because it’s protection magic basically. That being said lets take a look at its full description and just flesh it out a little bit better.


In this shield spell 5e a shimmering field would appear and also surrounds any of your chosen creature within a range and granting it a +2 bonus to AC for a specific duration. Once again that 60 foot range isn’t quite impressive and if you’re out of healing spells but you still really want to lend some assistance to a friendly or a creature of any real orientation this is a great way of assisting them without directly affecting their hit points. Fantastic stuff with that out of the way let’s take a look at its alternative uses here.

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Alternative Uses

The best alternative use i can think of for this spell in particular is using it to better protect an important NPC or something along those lines just because you know there’s a lot of quests you’re gonna be given that involve escort missions and this is a great way of kind of hedging your bets in your own favor.

Attributes Of Shield Of Faith 5e Spell

Casting Time1 bonus action
Range60 feet
ComponentsV, S, M (a small parchment with a bit of holy text written on it)
DurationConcentration, up to 10 minutes
level1st-level abjuration

That being said! if you have any great ideas, any cool uses or build ideas for shield of faith please put it down in the comment section below, i really appreciate reading them and i know everyone else tuning in does as well. With that being said guys thank you so much for checking in today i really do appreciate it. That being said, i hope you all have a wonderful day and as always happy casting.

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