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We have an interesting spell in the future, I can assure you. I gotta say i strongly regret overlooking the spell so many times whenever i do character creation, needless to say on my next character i’m certainly gonna pick it. Today we’re looking at enemies abound. This spell is also available to a sorcerer, wizard, and bard. It is found in the Xanathar’s Guide To Everything book which has a ton of super cool spells. Many of our favourite spells are contained in it. That being said let’s take a quick look at its mechanics from down below and break it down a little bit further.


  • Effect:A failed save is when the target cannot tell between friend and foe. All enemies are considered friends. The target can use whatever means necessary to harm creatures in their immediate vicinity. The target may take damage and save any time.
  • Level: 3
  • Casting time 1 Action
  • Damage:Contro
  • Range: 120 feet
  • Components: V, S (Verbal & Somatic).
  • Duration: Concentration: up to one minute
  • Savings Throw Intelligence
  • School:Enchantment
  • Classes:Bard, Sorcerer Warslock, Wizard

Let’s take a quick look at it and discover the exact answer to the question, “How does enemies abound function?”


The dnd enemies abound 5e magical ability allows you to access the mind of any creature within your range. This can be used by the user to force them to attempt an Intelligence saving.  A creature that is not afraid will succeed automatically if it does not fear.

Failure to save could result in the target losing their ability to distinguish friend from foe. This spell is applicable to all creatures up until the end. Each target takes a specific amount of damage. You can save yourself by making a saving throw.

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Affected creatures can choose to target another target if they are unable or unable see it within their range of an attack, spell, ability, or other ability.

Imagine an enemy initiating an attack by an affected animal. If it is capable, the creature must attack it. You can find this enemies abound dnd spell from Xanathar’s Guide To Everything at 155th page.

My Opinion on this Description

It’s interesting, and I love the spell in so many ways. Is Enemies Abund good? It’s excellent, I think. It’s kind of reminiscent of the level to spell crown of madness. This is compatible with action economy. Don’t really need to constantly keep feeding the spell resources to keep it active. You can use intelligence save depending on the hitter you choose. Many heavy hitters have low intelligence scores. Many beasts are also very intelligent. This is a great way to use it. This applies to spells as well. Oh my god! I love the idea of tricking a wizard with a limited-charge magical object to increase their spending power. It’s amazing! Let me tell you that being said, let’s take a quick moment here and check out some alternative uses.

There are other uses

I believe that the most effective person to use is anyone with influence like kings, queens, or mob bosses. This is very useful. It works well with divination magicks lucky dice. I forget the exact feature name right now but that’s where they roll the dice at the beginning of everyday and they can actually use those rolls as they see fit. This is a great method to make sure that the wizard of Bombs makes an intelligence saving and may use a high level fireball to attack their perceived enemies.

Another thing i would like to point out really quick here is that there’s nothing in the spell that says id the creature feels like it is an imminent peril the spell fails. This could lead to suicide. You can’t trick a knight to attack a king, knowing fullwell that he will be executed.

So, it’s a really interesting spell. It is a magical spell. It can also be used to indicate an action plan. If you see the king running riot, you can use it to signal that you want to rush the Treasury. It works in balance, encounters, so there’s no need to be worried.