Hello Spell practitioners! Shadow Blade 5e is an amazing DnD spell that you can use against your opponents in the exciting game of D&D. This is a very cool spell. Anyone belonging to the class of Warlocks, Wizards, Sorcerer can use this dramatic spell. You can find this spell in the book Xanathar’s Guide To Everything which is a must to have book as it provides great content.

In this article, I will tell you everything you need to know about this DnD 5e spell. So just keep reading this article to use this amazing spell.

Shadow Blade 5e

Spell NameShadow Blade 5e
Casting Time1 Bonus Action
ComponentsVerbal and Somatic
SourceXanathar’s Guide To Everything (page 164)
DurationConcentration, up to 1 minute
ClassWarlock, Wizard, Sorcerer
SubclassArcane Trickster Rogue, Eldritch Knight Fighter

Shadow Blade 5e – How to Use?

Shadow Blade 5e spell is an easy to use spell.

You weave together threads of shadow to create a sword of solidified gloom in your hand. This magic sword lasts until the spell ends. It counts as a simple melee weapon with which you are proficient. It deals 2d8 psychic damage on a hit and has the finesse, light, and thrown properties (range 20/60).

In addition, when you use the sword to attack a target that is in dim light or darkness, you make the attack roll with advantage.

If you drop the weapon or throw it, it dissipates at the end of the turn. Thereafter, while the spell persists, you can use a bonus action to cause the sword to reappear in your hand.

At Higher Levels

When you cast this spell using a 3rd- or 4th-level spell slot, the damage increases to 3d8. When you cast it using a 5th- or 6th-level spell slot, the damage increases to 4d8. When you cast it using a spell slot of 7th level or higher, the damage increases to 5d8.

More Info

The casting time of this spell is 1 bonus action and the range of attack is self. The duration of the spell is 1 minute. The level of this Dnd spell is 2. You do not have to perform any separate rituals to use this spell.

The components of the spell are somatic and verbal. Meaning you have to gesture with one hand while speaking the incantation. The school is illusion.


So this is it! Above is all the information that you need to use the spell effectively on your opponents. If you have any cool ideas or interesting stories about this spell, I would love to hear them down in the comment section.

I hope that you will have a great day, and as always, happy casting.

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