Shield 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 63rd episode of our first level spell series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at one of the most commonly used protective spells in the entire game by both wizards and eldritch knights alight.

Today we’re gonna be taking a look at dnd 5e shield spell this spell is usable by the sorcerer and the wizard meaning it’s found on their spell lists so naturally would anyone else have access to their spell lists would have access to it as well and it has found in the players handbook. Also take a quick look at 5e shield of faith. With that being said, let’s take a look at its mechanics.


  • Level: 1st
  • Casting Time: 1 Reaction *
  • Range/Area: Self
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: 1 Round
  • School: Abjuration
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Warding

Your cast time is 1 reaction and the trigger that allows you to cast this is whenever you’re hit by an attack or targeted by magic missile. The range is self, the duration is one full rounds you’re protected for one full round. And the effect at a glance is as followed: Until the start of your next turn, you have a +5 bonus to AC, takes no damage from magic missile. Which is pretty good.

That +5 bonus is also applied to the initial triggering attack so it could potentially cause it to miss. The components are somatic and verbal meaning you have to speak forth an incantation and gesture with one hand. The school is unsurprisingly abjuration. It is the protection magic after all. Fantastic with that being said, let’s take a look at its full description and just flesh out the spell a little bit better.


In this Shield 5e spell an invisible barrier of a magical force would be appeared and even protects you. Until your next turn starts and you also have a +5 bonus to AC, which is including against the triggering attack and also you do take none of the damage from the Magic Missile. Did you check mage hand 5e spell

Trigger for the reaction you take it when you were hit by an attack or target of i’ve met the magic whistle spell. Which is really good, needless to say i really like this one. I’ve seen anyone with access to it should probably take it, it’s just super super useful. That being said, let’s move on to some alternative uses.

Alternative Uses

So one of the main ones is this really helps it when you’re trying to run away, you’re eating a couple attacks of opportunity. The first one that hits you use this and just blow through a bunch of enemies so you know that +5 bonus AC especially if you combine it with something like mage armor 5e is super choice honestly fantastic combination.

I’ve seen it used a couple times in the past but this is just it’s kind of a no-brainer you know especially for gish casters who are found on the front line if they need to make a clean getaway, this is a great way of doing that. Outside of that this is really good for maintaining concentration. What’s better than having an advantage on con saves not having to make one at all, this is a good way to do it.

Attributes Of Shield 5E Spell

Casting Time1 reaction, which you take when you are hit by an attack or targeted by the magic missile spell
ClassesSorcerer, Wizard
ComponentsV S
Duration1 round

That being said, If you guys have any cool ideas, alternative uses for shield please put them down in the comment section beneath, i really appreciate it. I just looking forward to see you guys can come up with. That being said, i hope you all have a wonderful day and as always happy casting.

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