Skywrite 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 68th episode of our 2nd level spell series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at one of my all-time thematically favorite spells dnd 5e skywrite.

This spell is usable by the bard, druid, wizard and the artificer and it is found in the amazing elemental evil players companion so many flavorful spells in there. In any case let’s take a look at exactly what makes skywrite 5e so goddamn cool by checking out its mechanics here.


  • Casting Time: 1 Action (Ritual)
  • Range: Sight
  • Duration: 1 Hour (Concentration)
  • Components: Verbal and Somatic
  • School: Transmutation

There’s a couple really interesting things about this first and foremost is the cast time is one action but it can be ritual cast that’s when you take an extra 10 minutes to cast the spell and you don’t need to burn a spell slot to do it. Very good stuff. Another amazing this is the range on this is just sight. So long as you can see the sky you can cast a spell with no problem over any real distance.

The duration is a whole hour and it is a concentration spell. That being said this isn’t really something you’re gonna want to use in combat. The components are verbal and somatic which is really nice as well and the school is transmutation which makes sense because it involves reshaping the clouds themselves.

So the effect at a glance is i’ll be it quite a simple one: Make up to 10 words appear in the clouds. It’s pretty cool. Now Let’s take a look at the full description here and better flesh it out.


In this skywrite 5e spell you do cause up to ten words for being form in the part of the sky that you actually can able to see. Normally, the words would appear to be made of the cloud and even remain in a place for the spell’s particular duration. So the words dissipate when ever the spell ends. A strong wind able to disperse the clouds and can make to end the spell as early as it can.

Also read: sleet storm 5e spell

Very cool stuff. Needless to say thematically this is one hell of an impactful way to get your message across. Now let’s take a quick look at some alternative uses here and get our creative juices flowing.

Alternative Uses

So something i really like to use this spell for is using it to relay royal decrease or other bits of information. Along that same vein of thought it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to use this for a complicated planning for example given people the signal relaying real-time instructions to various flanks at the same time. Things of that nature i think that’d be quite cool.

But one of my favorite uses for this is convincing a local tribe or village that you are in fact a divine being of one form or fashion or another. Nothing really gets your point across like having the sky itself spell it out for you. And if the civilization in question is not used to magic this will be especially impactful.

Attributes Of Skywrite 5E Spell

Casting Time1 action
ComponentsV, S
DurationConcentration, up to 1 day
Schooltransmutation (ritual)
ClassesBard, Druid, Wizard

That being said! If you have any alternative uses, ideas, thoughts, questions, comments, concerns regarding dnd 5e skywrite please let me know down in the comment section beneath i really do appreciate it. That being said thank you so much everyone i really do appreciate it and i hope you have a great day and as always happy casting everyone.

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