Witch Bolt 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, Clerics can use this dramatic spell. You can find this spell in the book Players Handbook 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.

Witch Bolt 5e

Spell NameWitch Bolt 5e
Range30 feet
Casting Time1 Action
ComponentsVerbal, Somatic, and Materials (a twig from a tree that has been struck by lightning)
SourcePlayers Handbook (page 289)
DurationConcentration, up to 1 minute
Class Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
SubclassArcane Trickster Rogue, Eldritch Knight Fighter

Witch Bolt 5e – How to Use

To use Witch Bolt 5e spell just point your opponent. The target should be within the range of 30 feet (9 meters) from you. A beam of crackling, blue energy lances out toward a creature within range, forming a sustained arc of lightning between you and the target.

Make a ranged spell attack against that creature. On a hit, the target takes 1d12 lightning damage, and on each of your turns for the duration, you can use your action to deal 1d12 lightning damage to the target automatically. The spell ends if you use your action to do anything else.

The spell also ends if the target is ever outside the spell’s range or if it has total cover from you.

At higher level

When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, the initial damage increases by 1d12 for each slot level above 1st

More Info

The casting time of this spell is 1 action and the range of attack is 30 feet. The duration of the spell is instantaneous and the saving throw is wisdom. The level of this Dnd spell 1. You do not have to perform any separate rituals to use this spell.

The components of the spell are somatic and verbal, and materials. Meaning you have to gesture with one hand with a twig from a tree that has been stuck by lightening while speaking the incantation. The school is evocation and the damage type is lightening.


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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