Tenser’s Floating Disk 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 70th episode of our first level spell series. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at the infamous dnd 5e tenser’s floating disk usable exclusively by the wizard and anyone else with access to their spell list.

And it is found in the good old players handbook so we should all have access to it. This is one of my personal favorite spells and there’s an exploit that can kind of turn it into a new kind of i think it’s technically a fission bomb. I can’t remember the difference so without further ado let’s take a look at its mechanics.


The effect at a glance: Create a 3ft diameter, one inch thick plane of force. It floats 3ft above the ground, and cannot cross an elevation change of 10ft. Should you move more than 20ft away from the plane, it will move to maintain the 20ft distance. It has a maximum weight allowance of 500 pounds. The spell can end early if you move more than 100ft away. Which kind of makes sense.

  • 1st-level conjuration 
  • Casting Time: 1 action (ritual)
  • Range: 30 feet
  • Components: V, S, M (a drop of mercury)
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • School: Conjuration

Your cast time is the standard one action and it can also be ritual casted for an additional 10 minutes. The range is a 30 feet, the duration is one hour which is quite impressive. The components are somatic, material and verbal meaning you have to gesture with one hand to speak forth an incantation and that material component in case you’re curious is a drop of a mercury which is pretty cool and the school is considered to be conjuration. Which makes sense when you really think about it. Without further ado let’s take a look at the description here.


Specifically, this Tenser’s Floating Disk 5E Spell can create the circular, horizontal plane of a force and its dimensions are like 3 feet in diameter and 1 inch thick, which floats 3 feet above to the ground in non occupied space of your choice which you can able to see within a specific range. Al though the disk also can remain for the specific duration and it can hold up to 500 pounds. If any of those more weight has been placed on it, the spell also ends, and even everything on the disk falls to the ground.

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The disk is also an immobile while you’re almost within 20 ft, of it. If you can move more than 20 feet away from this, the disk could follow you for that it can be remain within 20 feet of you. It can also be more across uneven terrain, up or down stairs, slopes and also the like, but it can not be moving across an elevation change of the 10 feet or else more.

For an instance, the disk can not be move across the 10-foot-deep pit, nor capable of leaving such a pit however if it was created at the bottom. For an instance, if you move more than 100 feet from a disk (typically because it unable to move around an obstacle to follow you) so the spell will end.

Very very cool stuff here! Something i would like to point out before we head into the alternative use section is that the disc will forever try and maintain that 20 feet distance i go away from you. But the cast range is 30 feet which is very interesting when you think about it. So without further ado let’s take a look at some alternative uses here.

Alternative Uses

The best ways to use this are to transport goods or determine to a vehicle of sorts either you’re on a mount and you’re kind of moving forward and you have a party member to on the disc and they’re kind of following youth using that maintained 20 feet distance.

Now for the exploit, so i’m gonna try and do it justice. You need some form of device that would essentially clamp down on to the disk and your seat on said device would be about 25-30 feet away and then you would cast the disk so that the clamp was fixed on it and you would sit on the other end of the device.

So the disk would constantly move forward trying to maintain that distance but you would be moving within the disk. So it kind of perpetually push you forward and since there’s not really a specification on how quickly a disk can move. You basically just approach the speed of light and beyond hypothetically, naturally no DM in their right mind would allow this but based on the way the spells are worded it seems feasible. So yeah  just take that with a grain of salt desert using it.


That being said guys, thank you so much for checking out today. I really do appreciate it, i hope you all have a wonderful day and as always happy casting everyone. in any case if you’d like to know about do you start with a feat in 5e then read this article.

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