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Ray of Sickness 5e Spell

Ray of Sickness 5e Spell

Opening her shaking palm, the sorcerer loosed a sickly green bolt of radiating energy at her foe. Without looking back, she strode away, knowing the poison would do its work.

What is Ray of Sickness?

Ray of Sickness is a spell 1st-level necromancy spell. It takes one action to complete, has a range of 60 feet, happens instantaneously, and requires the caster to include verbal and somatic components to the spell.

To cast, a character makes a ranged attack role. When cast, the spell produces a ray of greenish sickness toward a target.

The target takes 2d8 damage on a hit and must make a CON save. If the target fails the save, they are poisoned until the end of the caster’s next turn.

This spell can be cast at level 1. If this spell is cast in a level 2 slot or higher, add 1d8 for every additional spell slot.

Ray of Sickness 5e Spell Description

Source: Player’s Handbook

A ray of sickening greenish energy lashes out toward a creature within range. Make a ranged spell attack against the target. On a hit, the target takes 2d8 poison damage and must make a Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, it is also poisoned until the end of your next turn.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, the damage increases by 1d8 for each slot level above 1st.

Ray of Sickness 5e Stats

  • 1st-level Necromancy
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: 60 feet
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: Instantaneous
Lvl Dice Min Avg Max
1st 2d8 2 9 16
2nd 3d8 3 13.5 24
3rd 4d8 4 18 32
4th 5d8 5 22.5 40
5th 6d8 6 27 48
6th 7d8 7 31.5 56
7th 8d8 8 36 64
8th 9d8 9 40.5 72
9th 10d8 10 45 80

Is Ray of Sickness a Good Spell?

Ray of Sickness is a moderately good spell. Though the damage at level one isn’t massive, the poison aspect strengthens the spell. Be careful when using the spell on a target that have a high constitution or immunity to poison such as Elementals and Undead.

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06/05/2023 08:30 pm GMT