Sword Burst Spell 5E

Hello spellcasters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out 37th episode of our cantrip series. Today we’re going to be looking at dnd 5e spell sword burst pretty cool spell.

It is usable by the sorcerer, warlock and the wizard and naturally through extension anyone else with access to their spell lists and it is found in the very cool sword coast adventurers guide there’s a lot of content in that book and i’d highly recommend getting it. Now let’s take a quick look at some mechanics here.


  • Damage: 1st:1d6, 5th:2d6, 11th:3d6, 17th:4d6
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range: 5ft
  • Duration: Instantaneous
  • Saving throw: Dex
  • Components: Verbal
  • School: Conjuration
  • Damage type: force

Your damage dies for the spell will be a d6. So not particularly great but not the worst and you start out with 1d6 and that you get an extra one at 5th, 11th and 17th level for a grand total of 4d6. The cast time is one action, the range is 5 feet, the duration is instantaneous, the saving throw is dexterity and the components are juts verbal which is very cool.

The school is conjuration and the damage type is force which is also very nice not a whole lot of monsters of resistance to it and because of that is very useful. Let’s take a look at the full description beneath here. Just so we’re all on the same page and for the flavor purposes as well.


As a Sword Burst Spell you create a momentary circle of the spectral blades which do sweep all around you. Also each and every creature within a range, but other than you, must be succeeded on a Dexterity saving throw or else it takes 1d6 force damage.

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At Higher Levels:

Actually, this spell damage normally increases by 1d6 as per this when you reach 5th level (2d6), 11th level (3d6), and 17th level (4d6).

Very cool, thematically i absolutely love this spell. The ability to just speak a couple words that have ghost blades, sweep around you and damage everyone within range. So cool and for the right build absolutely fantastic. That being said, let’s take a look at some alternative uses.

Alternative uses

First and foremost the best thing about this spell aside from maybe forest damage depending on what kind of campaign you’re in is the fact that is just a verbal for the components. Meaning you can use this while your hands are bound or even to help you escape from underneath like if you were to be boxed up but putting the coffin to anything like that.

You can to really take advantage of a spell because it doesn’t say they have to target any creatures. You just speaking incantation and blades start floating around you. I think this is a very cool spell if you think it’s a very underutilized as technically AOE as well.

Attributes Of Sword Burst Spell 5E

Casting Time1 action
Range5 feet
ClassesSorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
NameSword Burst

In any case i’d really like to hear your opinion on any alternative uses and i’d really like to hear about any crazy stories involving this cantrip. That being said, put those down in the comments below. I hope you all have a great day and as always happy casting everyone.

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