Hello everyone! today we are gonna be taking a look at one that i quite frankly was completely unaware of until i had to look into it, it’s really cool though. Today’s topic is about Cordon of Arrows 5e spellThis list only applies to spells of the 2nd level. rangerOr at the most on their spelling list. I just discovered this in the Handbook for players, 228th page. This spell dnd5e behaves slightly differently to a lot of the other spells that we’ve talked about so far. It contains many elements that make it hard to understand. But we’ll talk about those in a bit. That being said let’s take a look at its mechanics.
- Level: 2nd
- Casting time1 Action
- Range/Area:5 ft
- Components: V, S, M *
- Duration:8 hours
- School: Transmutation
- Attack/Save:DEX Savings
Cast time is the only action standard. The range of the actual cast itself is 5 feet but as we’ll discuss later the actual spell effect is closer to a 30 for radius so just bear that in mind. It lasts 8 hours. It is not a concentration spell. This is discussed in the paragraph on alternate uses. The holy trinity consisting of somatic, material and verbal components. Somatic refers the ability to gesture using only one hand. The ammunition used is represented by the material components. Verbal components refer to the need to say an incantation. The school is Transmutation which is a little bit surprising but i mean whatever it’s in my head enchantment makes a little bit more sense or even abjuration depending on how you really look at but whatever we will roll with it. Now let’s take a look at its full description.
Get it now How can you use the dnd5e cordon? ! Also, What does it mean?? To protect an area, place four pieces of nonmagical ammo -arrows or crossbow bolts- on a specific ground within a defined range. When the creature in close proximity to you is less than 30 feet from the ammunition, the spell ceases. If it does, or if it ends its turn there, one piece may fly up to strike at the ammunition.
To avoid Piercing damage, the creature must make the Dexterity saving throw. It is destroyed regardless of how much ammunition it has. Once all ammunition is exhausted, the spell expires. The spell can be used to designate any type of creature that you wish.
At higher levels:
Cast this spell using the spell slot at the 3rd level. The ammunition that can be affected by a slot higher than 2 will increase by 2
Wow….fantastic stuff i really like it, it might be worth noting that because over part of first time entering the range on the turn or ending your turn there. You can only affect them once per turn or per round. This is an important point to remember. Now let’s check out some alternative uses here.
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Corner of an arrow can be used offensively or defensively. A great way to do this would be to protect the camp from lower level monsters albeit at the very least alerting the party that there’s something there that shouldn’t be there. It doesn’t specify i find that the targets have to be visible either so please bear that mind. This spell would also affect invisible targets. This spell is amazing in so many ways. Another cool way of using it would be to abuse the fact that it’s a non concentration low-level spell and just cast it all over the place in a labyrinth or a dungeon or something on those lines. This is a great method for DMs creating a trap.