DND 5th Edition (5e) Spells

A Spell must be cast during a Spell Slot that’s capable of the Spell’s level or higher. Why cast a Spell during a Spell Slot above itself? Cues’ it always gets a sweet buff.

If there’s one thing that crops up all the time with new people learning D&D, it’s that the principles around spell casting are just super hard to “get”.

It’s great that different classes that cast magic do so in several ways because it allows for an awesome variety in both flavor and mechanics. But hot damn the PHB’s rules for magic are spread just touch all over the place, then I seem to spend my entire life explaining the rules of magic to new players.

Casting a prepared spell only “uses up” a Spell Slot, not doesn’t remove the spell from your list of prepared spells

If you’re a player who already has it in mind that you simply want to play a Warlock, then while all of the below remains completely relevant to you, Warlocks do have a few additional rules to them (pesky Warlocks!) Get your DM to hide them with you, or hang tight for a selected article dedicated to only Warlocks, coming soon!

D&D 5e Spells (5th Edition)

A spell slot is D&D 5E’s mechanism through which a spell is cast. consider a given spell slot as being sort of a barrel of a revolver — whenever you cast a spell, you “use up” a spell slot, and you get all of them back whenever you’re taking an extended rest. Each class gets a variety of spells slots to use per day.

 NameLevelSchoolCasting timeRitualConcentration
NameLevelSchoolCasting timeRitualConcentration
Abi-Dalzim’s Horrid Wilting8Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Absorb Elements1AbjurationSpecialNoNo
Acid Splash0Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Aganazzar’s Scorcher2Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Aid2Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Alarm (Ritual)1Abjuration1 MinuteYesNo
Alter Self2Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Animal Friendship1Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Animal Messenger (Ritual)2Enchantment1 ActionYesNo
Animal Shapes8Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Animate Dead3Necromancy1 MinuteNoNo
Animate Objects5Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Antilife Shell5Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Antimagic Field8Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Antipathy/Sympathy8Enchantment1 HourNoNo
Arcane Eye4Divination1 ActionNoYes
Arcane Gate6Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Arcane Lock2Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Armor of Agathys1Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Arms of Hadar1Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Astral Projection9Necromancy1 HourNoNo
Augury (Ritual)2Divination1 MinuteYesNo
Aura of Life4Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Aura of Purity4Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Aura of Vitality3Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Awaken5Transmutation8 HoursNoNo
Bane1Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Banishing Smite5Abjuration1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Banishment4Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Barkskin2Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Beacon of Hope3Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Beast Bond1Divination1 ActionNoYes
Beast Sense (Ritual2Divination1 ActionYesYes
Bestow Curse3Necromancy1 ActionNoYes
Bigby’s Hand5Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Blade Barrier6Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Blade Ward0Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Bless1Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Blight4Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Blinding Smite3Evocation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Blindness/Deafness2Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Blink3Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Blur2Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Bones of the Earth6Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Booming Blade0Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Branding Smite2Evocation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Burning Hand1Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Call Lightning(3Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Calm Emotions2Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Catapult1Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Catnap3Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Cause Fear1Necromancy1 ActionNoYes
Ceremony (Ritual)1Abjuration1 HourYesNo
Chain Lightning6Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Chaos Bolt1Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Charm Monster4Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Charm Person1Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Chill Touch0Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Chromatic Orb1Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Circle of Death6Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Circle of Power5Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Clairvoyance3Divination10 MinutesNoYes
Clone8Necromancy1 HourNoNo
Cloud of Daggers2Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Cloudkill5Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Color Spray1Illusion1 ActionNoNo
Command1Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Commune (Ritual)5Divination1 MinuteYesNo
Commune with Nature (Ritual)5Divination1 MinuteYesNo
Compelled Duel1Enchantment1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Comprehend Languages (Ritual)1Divination1 ActionYesNo
Compulsion4Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Cone of Cold5Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Confusion4Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Conjure Animals3Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Conjure Barrage3Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Conjure Celestial7Conjuration1 MinuteNoYes
Conjure Elemental5Conjuration1 MinuteNoYes
Conjure Fey6Conjuration1 MinuteNoYes
Conjure Minor Elementals4Conjuration1 MinuteNoYes
Conjure Volley5Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Conjure Woodland Beings4Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Contact Other Plane (Ritual)5Divination1 MinuteYesNo
Contagion5Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Contingency6Evocation10 MinutesNoNo
Continual Flame2Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Control Flames0Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Control Water4Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Control Weather8Transmutation10 MinutesNoYes
Control Winds5Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Cordon of Arrows2Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Create Bonfire0Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Create Food and Water3Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Create Homunculus6Transmutation1 HourNoNo
Create or Destroy Water1Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Create Undead6Necromancy1 MinuteNoNo
Creation5Illusion1 MinuteNoNo
Crown of Madness(Open in new window)2Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Crown of Stars(Open in new window)7Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Crusader’s Mantle(Open in new window)3Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Cure Wounds(Open in new window)1Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Dancing Lights(Open in new window)0Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Danse Macabre(Open in new window)5Necromancy1 ActionNoYes
Darkness(Open in new window)2Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Darkvision(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Dawn(Open in new window)5Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Daylight(Open in new window)3Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Death Ward(Open in new window)4Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Delayed Blast Fireball(Open in new window)7Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Demiplane(Open in new window)8Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Destructive Wave(Open in new window)5Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Detect Evil and Good(Open in new window)1Divination1 ActionNoYes
Detect Magic (Ritual)(Open in new window)1Divination1 ActionYesYes
Detect Poison and Disease (Ritual)(Open in new window)1Divination1 ActionYesYes
Detect Thoughts(Open in new window)2Divination1 ActionNoYes
Dimension Door(Open in new window)4Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Disguise Self(Open in new window)1Illusion1 ActionNoNo
Disintegrate(Open in new window)6Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Dispel Evil and Good(Open in new window)5Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Dispel Magic(Open in new window)3Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Dissonant Whispers(Open in new window)1Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Divination (Ritual)(Open in new window)4Divination1 ActionYesNo
Divine Favor(Open in new window)1Evocation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Divine Word(Open in new window)7Evocation1 Bonus ActionNoNo
Dominate Beast(Open in new window)4Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Dominate Monster(Open in new window)8Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Dominate Person(Open in new window)5Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Dragon's Breath(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Drawmij’s Instant Summons (Ritual)(Open in new window)6Conjuration1 MinuteYesNo
Dream(Open in new window)5Illusion1 MinuteNoNo
Druid Grove(Open in new window)6Abjuration10 MinutesNoNo
Druidcraft(Open in new window)0Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Dust Devil(Open in new window)2Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Earth Tremor(Open in new window)1Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Earthbind(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Earthquake(Open in new window)8Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Eldritch Blast(Open in new window)0Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Elemental Bane(Open in new window)4Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Elemental Weapon(Open in new window)3Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Enemies abound(Open in new window)3Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Enervation(Open in new window)5Necromancy1 ActionNoYes
Enhance Ability(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Enlarge/Reduce(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Ensnaring Strike(Open in new window)1Conjuration1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Entangle(Open in new window)1Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Enthrall(Open in new window)2Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Erupting Earth(Open in new window)3Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Etherealness(Open in new window)7Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Evard’s Black Tentacles(Open in new window)4Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Expeditious Retreat(Open in new window)1Transmutation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Eyebite(Open in new window)6Necromancy1 ActionNoYes
Fabricate(Open in new window)4Transmutation10 MinutesNoNo
Faerie Fire(Open in new window)1Evocation1 ActionNoYes
False Life(Open in new window)1Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Far Step(Open in new window)5Conjuration1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Fear(Open in new window)3Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Feather Fall(Open in new window)1TransmutationSpecialNoNo
Feeblemind(Open in new window)8Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Feign Death (Ritual)(Open in new window)3Necromancy1 ActionYesNo
Find Familiar (Ritual)(Open in new window)1Conjuration1 HourYesNo
Find Greater Steed(Open in new window)4Conjuration10 MinutesNoNo
Find Steed(Open in new window)2Conjuration10 MinutesNoNo
Find the Path(Open in new window)6Divination1 MinuteNoYes
Find Traps(Open in new window)2Divination1 ActionNoNo
Finger of Death(Open in new window)7Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Fire Bolt(Open in new window)0Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Fire Shield(Open in new window)4Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Fire Storm(Open in new window)7Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Fireball(Open in new window)3Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Flame Arrows(Open in new window)3Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Flame Blade(Open in new window)2Evocation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Flame Strike(Open in new window)5Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Flaming Sphere(Open in new window)2Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Flesh to Stone(Open in new window)6Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Fly(Open in new window)3Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Fog Cloud(Open in new window)1Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Forbiddance (Ritual)(Open in new window)6Abjuration10 MinutesYesNo
Forcecage(Open in new window)7Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Foresight(Open in new window)9Divination1 MinuteNoNo
Freedom of Movement(Open in new window)4Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Friends(Open in new window)0Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Frostbite(Open in new window)0Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Gaseous Form(Open in new window)3Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Gate(Open in new window)9Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Geas(Open in new window)5Enchantment1 MinuteNoNo
Gentle Repose (Ritual)(Open in new window)2Necromancy1 ActionYesNo
Giant Insect(Open in new window)4Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Glibness(Open in new window)8Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Globe of Invulnerability(Open in new window)6Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Glyph of Warding(Open in new window)3Abjuration1 HourNoNo
Goodberry(Open in new window)1Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Grasping Vine(Open in new window)4Conjuration1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Grease(Open in new window)1Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Greater Invisibility(Open in new window)4Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Greater Restoration(Open in new window)5Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Green-Flame Blade(Open in new window)0Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Guardian of Faith(Open in new window)4Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Guardian of Nature(Open in new window)4Transmutation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Guards and Wards(Open in new window)6Abjuration10 MinutesNoNo
Guidance(Open in new window)0Divination1 ActionNoYes
Guiding Bolt(Open in new window)1Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Gust(Open in new window)0Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Gust of Wind(Open in new window)2Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Hail of Thorns(Open in new window)1Conjuration1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Hallow(Open in new window)5Evocation24 HoursNoNo
Hallucinatory Terrain(Open in new window)4Illusion10 MinutesNoNo
Harm(Open in new window)6Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Haste(Open in new window)3Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Heal(Open in new window)6Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Healing Spirit(Open in new window)2Conjuration1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Healing Word(Open in new window)1Evocation1 Bonus ActionNoNo
Heat Metal(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Hellish Rebuke(Open in new window)1EvocationSpecialNoNo
Heroes’ Feast(Open in new window)6Conjuration10 MinutesNoNo
Heroism(Open in new window)1Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Hex(Open in new window)1Enchantment1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Hold Monster(Open in new window)5Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Hold Person(Open in new window)2Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Holy Aura(Open in new window)8Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Holy Weapon(Open in new window)5Evocation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Hunger of Hadar(Open in new window)3Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Hunter’s Mark(Open in new window)1Divination1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Hypnotic Pattern(Open in new window)3Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Ice Knife(Open in new window)1Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Ice Storm(Open in new window)4Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Identify (Ritual)(Open in new window)1Divination1 MinuteYesNo
Illusory Dragon(Open in new window)8Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Illusory Script (Ritual)(Open in new window)1Illusion1 MinuteYesNo
Immolation(Open in new window)5Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Imprisonment(Open in new window)9Abjuration1 MinuteNoNo
Incendiary Cloud(Open in new window)8Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Infernal Calling(Open in new window)5Conjuration1 MinuteNoYes
Infestation(Open in new window)0Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Inflict Wounds(Open in new window)1Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Insect Plague(Open in new window)5Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Investiture of Flame(Open in new window)6Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Investiture of Ice(Open in new window)6Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Investiture of Stone(Open in new window)6Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Investiture of Wind(Open in new window)6Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Invisibility(Open in new window)2Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Invulnerability(Open in new window)9Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Jump(Open in new window)1Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Knock(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Legend Lore(Open in new window)5Divination10 MinutesNoNo
Leomund’s Secret Chest(Open in new window)4Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Leomund’s Tiny Hut (Ritual)(Open in new window)3Evocation1 MinuteYesNo
Lesser Restoration(Open in new window)2Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Levitate(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Life Transference(Open in new window)3Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Light(Open in new window)0Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Lightning Arrow(Open in new window)3Transmutation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Lightning Bolt(Open in new window)3Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Lightning Lure(Open in new window)0Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Locate Animals or Plants (Ritual)(Open in new window)2Divination1 ActionYesNo
Locate Creature(Open in new window)4Divination1 ActionNoYes
Locate Object(Open in new window)2Divination1 ActionNoYes
Longstrider(Open in new window)1Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Maddening Darkness(Open in new window)8Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Maelstrom(Open in new window)5Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Mage Armor(Open in new window)1Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Mage Hand(Open in new window)0Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Magic Circle(Open in new window)3Abjuration1 MinuteNoNo
Magic Jar(Open in new window)6Necromancy1 MinuteNoNo
Magic Missile(Open in new window)1Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Magic Mouth (Ritual)(Open in new window)2Illusion1 MinuteYesNo
Magic Stone(Open in new window)0Transmutation1 Bonus ActionNoNo
Magic Weapon(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Major Image(Open in new window)3Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Mass Cure Wounds(Open in new window)5Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Mass Heal(Open in new window)9Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Mass Healing Word(Open in new window)3Evocation1 Bonus ActionNoNo
Mass Polymorph(Open in new window)9Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Mass Suggestion(Open in new window)6Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Maximilian’s Earthen Grasp(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Maze(Open in new window)8Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Meld into Stone (Ritual)(Open in new window)3Transmutation1 ActionYesNo
Melf’s Acid Arrow(Open in new window)2Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Melf’s Minute Meteors(Open in new window)3Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Mending(Open in new window)0Transmutation1 MinuteNoNo
Mental Prison(Open in new window)6Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Message(Open in new window)0Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Meteor Swarm(Open in new window)9Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Mighty Fortress(Open in new window)8Conjuration1 MinuteNoNo
Mind Blank(Open in new window)8Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Mind Spike(Open in new window)2Divination1 ActionNoYes
Minor Illusion(Open in new window)0Illusion1 ActionNoNo
Mirage Arcane(Open in new window)7Illusion10 MinutesNoNo
Mirror Image(Open in new window)2Illusion1 ActionNoNo
Mislead(Open in new window)5Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Misty Step(Open in new window)2Conjuration1 Bonus ActionNoNo
Modify Memory(Open in new window)5Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Mold earth(Open in new window)0Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Moonbeam(Open in new window)2Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Mordenkainen’s Faithful Hound(Open in new window)4Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Mordenkainen’s Magnificent Mansion(Open in new window)7Conjuration1 MinuteNoNo
Mordenkainen’s Private Sanctum(Open in new window)4Abjuration10 MinutesNoNo
Mordenkainen’s Sword(Open in new window)7Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Move Earth(Open in new window)6Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Negative Energy Flood(Open in new window)5Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Nondetection(Open in new window)3Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Nystul’s Magic Aura(Open in new window)2Illusion1 ActionNoNo
Otiluke’s Freezing Sphere(Open in new window)6Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Otiluke’s Resilient Sphere(Open in new window)4Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Otto’s Irresistible Dance(Open in new window)6Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Pass Without Trace(Open in new window)2Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Passwall(Open in new window)5Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Phantasmal Force(Open in new window)2Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Phantasmal Killer(Open in new window)4Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Phantom Steed (Ritual)(Open in new window)3Illusion1 MinuteYesNo
Planar Ally(Open in new window)6Conjuration10 MinutesNoNo
Planar Binding(Open in new window)5Abjuration1 HourNoNo
Plane Shift(Open in new window)7Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Plant Growth(Open in new window)3TransmutationSpecialNoNo
Poison Spray(Open in new window)0Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Polymorph(Open in new window)4Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Power Word Heal(Open in new window)9Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Power Word Kill(Open in new window)9Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Power Word Pain(Open in new window)7Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Power Word Stun(Open in new window)8Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Prayer of Healing(Open in new window)2Evocation10 MinutesNoNo
Prestidigitation(Open in new window)0Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Primal Savagery(Open in new window)0Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Primordial Ward(Open in new window)6Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Primordial Ward(Open in new window)6Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Prismatic Spray(Open in new window)7Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Prismatic Wall(Open in new window)9Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Produce Flame(Open in new window)0Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Programmed Illusion(Open in new window)6Illusion1 ActionNoNo
Project Image(Open in new window)7Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Protection from Energy(Open in new window)3Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Protection from Evil and Good(Open in new window)1Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Protection from Poison(Open in new window)2Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Psychic Scream(Open in new window)9Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Purify Food and Drink (Ritual)(Open in new window)1Transmutation1 ActionYesNo
Pyrotechnics(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Raise Dead(Open in new window)5Necromancy1 HourNoNo
Rary’s Telepathic Bond (Ritual)(Open in new window)5Divination1 ActionYesNo
Ray of Enfeeblement(Open in new window)2Necromancy1 ActionNoYes
Ray of Frost(Open in new window)0Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Ray of Sickness(Open in new window)1Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Regenerate(Open in new window)7Transmutation1 MinuteNoNo
Reincarnate(Open in new window)5Transmutation1 HourNoNo
Remove Curse(Open in new window)3Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Resistance(Open in new window)0Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Resurrection(Open in new window)7Necromancy1 HourNoNo
Reverse Gravity(Open in new window)7Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Revivify(Open in new window)3Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Rope Trick(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Sacred Flame(Open in new window)0Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Sanctuary(Open in new window)1Abjuration1 Bonus ActionNoNo
Scatter(Open in new window)6Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Scorching Ray(Open in new window)2Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Scrying(Open in new window)5Divination10 MinutesNoYes
Searing Smite(Open in new window)1Evocation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
See invisibility(Open in new window)2Divination1 ActionNoNo
Seeming(Open in new window)5Illusion1 ActionNoNo
Sending(Open in new window)3Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Sequester(Open in new window)7Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Shadow Blade(Open in new window)2Illusion1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Shadow of Moil(Open in new window)4Necromancy1 ActionNoYes
Shape Water(Open in new window)0Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Shapechange(Open in new window)9Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Shatter(Open in new window)2Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Shield(Open in new window)1AbjurationSpecialNoNo
Shield of Faith(Open in new window)1Abjuration1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Shillelagh(Open in new window)0Transmutation1 Bonus ActionNoNo
Shocking Grasp(Open in new window)0Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Sickening Radiance(Open in new window)4Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Silence (Ritual)(Open in new window)2Illusion1 ActionYesYes
Silent Image(Open in new window)1Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Simulacrum(Open in new window)7Illusion12 HoursNoNo
Skill Empowerment(Open in new window)5Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Skywrite (Ritual)(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 ActionYesYes
Sleep(Open in new window)1Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Sleet Storm(Open in new window)3Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Slow(Open in new window)3Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Snare(Open in new window)1Abjuration1 MinuteNoNo
Snilloc’s Snowball Swarm(Open in new window)2Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Soul Cage(Open in new window)6NecromancySpecialNoNo
Spare the Dying(Open in new window)0Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Speak with Animals (Ritual)(Open in new window)1Divination1 ActionYesNo
Speak with Dead(Open in new window)3Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Speak with Plants(Open in new window)3Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Spider Climb(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Spike Growth(Open in new window)2Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Spirit Guardians(Open in new window)3Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Spiritual Weapon(Open in new window)2Evocation1 Bonus ActionNoNo
Staggering Smite(Open in new window)4Evocation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Steel Wind Strike(Open in new window)5Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Stinking Cloud(Open in new window)3Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Stone Shape(Open in new window)4Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Stoneskin(Open in new window)4Abjuration1 ActionNoYes
Storm of Vengeance(Open in new window)9Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Storm Sphere(Open in new window)4Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Suggestion(Open in new window)2Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Summon Greater Demon(Open in new window)4Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Summon Lesser Demons(Open in new window)3Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Sunbeam(Open in new window)6Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Sunburst(Open in new window)8Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Swift Quiver(Open in new window)5Transmutation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Sword Burst(Open in new window)0Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Symbol(Open in new window)7Abjuration1 MinuteNoNo
Synaptic Static(Open in new window)5Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Tasha’s Hideous Laughter(Open in new window)1Enchantment1 ActionNoYes
Telekinesis(Open in new window)5Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Telepathy(Open in new window)8Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Teleport(Open in new window)7Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Teleportation Circle(Open in new window)5Conjuration1 MinuteNoNo
Temple of the Gods(Open in new window)7Conjuration1 HourNoNo
Tenser’s Floating Disk (Ritual)(Open in new window)1Conjuration1 ActionYesNo
Tenser’s Transformation(Open in new window)6Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
Thaumaturgy(Open in new window)0Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Thorn Whip(Open in new window)0Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Thunder Step(Open in new window)3Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Thunderclap(Open in new window)0Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Thunderous Smite(Open in new window)1Evocation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Thunderwave(Open in new window)1Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Tidal Wave(Open in new window)3Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Time Stop(Open in new window)9Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Tiny Servant(Open in new window)3Transmutation1 MinuteNoNo
Toll the Dead(Open in new window)0Necromancy1 ActionNoNo
Tongues(Open in new window)3Divination1 ActionNoNo
Transmute Rock(Open in new window)5Transmutation1 ActionNoNo
Transport via Plants(Open in new window)6Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Trap the Soul(Open in new window)8Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Tree Stride(Open in new window)5Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
True Polymorph(Open in new window)9Transmutation1 ActionNoYes
True Resurrection(Open in new window)9Necromancy1 HourNoNo
True Seeing(Open in new window)6Divination1 ActionNoNo
True Strike(Open in new window)0Divination1 ActionNoYes
Tsunami(Open in new window)8Conjuration1 MinuteNoYes
Unseen Servant (Ritual)(Open in new window)1Conjuration1 ActionYesNo
Vampiric Touch(Open in new window)3Necromancy1 ActionNoYes
Vicious Mockery(Open in new window)0Enchantment1 ActionNoNo
Vitriolic Sphere(Open in new window)4Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Wall of Fire(Open in new window)4Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Wall of Force(Open in new window)5Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Wall of Ice(Open in new window)6Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Wall of Light5Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Wall of Sand3Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Wall of Stone5Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Wall of Thorns6Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Wall of Water3Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Warding Bond2Abjuration1 ActionNoNo
Warding Wind2Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Water Breathing (Ritual)3Transmutation1 ActionYesNo
Water Walk (Ritual)3Transmutation1 ActionYesNo
Watery Sphere4Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Web2Conjuration1 ActionNoYes
Weird9Illusion1 ActionNoYes
Whirlwind7Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Wind Walk6Transmutation1 MinuteNoNo
Wind Wall3Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Wish9Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Witch Bolt1Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Word of Radiance0Evocation1 ActionNoNo
Word of Recall6Conjuration1 ActionNoNo
Wrath of Nature5Evocation1 ActionNoYes
Wrathful Smite1Evocation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Zephyr Strike1Transmutation1 Bonus ActionNoYes
Zone of Truth2Enchantment1 ActionNoNo

Both 5e spells and spell slots have levels. When it comes time to cast a spell, you employ up a spell slot that’s an equivalent level because of the spell or higher.

You’re absolutely right! However, there are a few reasons you would possibly wanna use a spell slot of a better level than the spell itself.

Maybe you’ve run down all of your spell slots of an equivalent level for the day, but you continue to really wanna cast that spell.

Some 5e spells become more powerful when utilized in a spell slot above their own level. consider it as “charging up” a spell by “firing it through” a higher-level slot.

Every class features a number of spell slots per day that supported their level. for instance, a 4th level Druid has four 1st level spell slots and two 2nd level spell slots. The more spell slots, the more spells you’ll cast before wanting to rest and recover your expended spell slots.

It depends. Some 5e classes know all of their spells. They don’t have any concept of getting to find out new spells. A category like this is often the Cleric — a Cleric never must actively learn new spells. The whole pool of Cleric spells is out there for them to figure with.

Some classes know a limited selection of their classes’ spell lists. They learn new spells once they level up or via in-game actions. These classes cast any of the spells they know, whenever they need, via their Spell Slots.

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