Contingency 5e: Spell Guide for 5th Edition

The contingency spell is a powerful evocation spell. In this post, we have briefly discussed their range, casting time, duration, components, and all hitting points are fully described. As you can see below;

6th-level evocation

Casting Time: 10 minutes
Range: Self
Components: V, S, M (a statuette of yourself carved from ivory and decorated with gems worth at least 1,500 gp)
Spell List: Wizard
Duration: 10 days

Choose a spell of 5th level or lower that you can cast, that has a casting time of 1 action, and that can target you.

You cast that spell—called the contingent spell—as part of casting contingency, expending spell slots for both, but the contingent spell doesn’t come into effect.

Instead, it takes effect when a certain circumstance occurs. You describe that circumstance when you cast the two spells.

For example, a contingency cast with water breathing might stipulate that water breathing comes into effect when you are engulfed in water or a similar liquid.

The contingent spell takes effect immediately after the circumstance is met for the first time, whether or not you want it to. and then contingency ends.

The contingent spell takes effect only on you, even if it can normally target others. You can use only one contingency spell at a time.

If you cast this spell again, the effect of another contingency spell on you ends.

Also, contingency ends on you if its material component is ever not on your person.

Frequently Asked Question of Contingency

The Contingency is a very interesting spell, although it can sometimes seem very confusing. Here are some answers to common questions about this spell;

1. How Does Contingency Work In DND 5e?

Choose a spell of or lower that you can cast, that has a Casting Time of 1 Action, and that can target you.

You cast that spell, called the Contingent Spell, as part of casting contingency, expending Spell Slots for both, but the Contingent Spell doesn’t come into Effect.

2. Can You Upcast Contingency 5e?

There’s no difference between slot level and cast level on a cast spell. Thus, melf’s minute meteor cast at 9th level is a 9th level spell and will not be able to be used with contingency because contingency requires that the spell, as cast, be 5th level or lower.

3. Do Contingency Spell require Concentration?

Yes, the contingent spell will still require concentration. In 5e spells do only what they say they do.

Contingency says nothing about modifying the effects of the contingent spell.

4. Which Material Do You Use In Contingency 5e?

The material use in contingency is a statuette of yourself carved from ivory and decorated with gems worth at least 1,500 gp.

5. Can Wizard Cast In Contingency 5e?


According to spell description, wizard class can be cast on contingency through the spellcasting ability.

6. What Level Is Contingency 5e?

Contingency is a powerful evocation spell that 6th level spellcasters can use. This spell is part of the “Evocation” school of magic.

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