Counter Spell 5e: Spell Guide for D&D

In this post we are going to discuss about “Counter Spell”, it is very interesting and useful spell on dnd.

The spell can be cast in one reaction and it has a working range of 60 feet. The spell can be used by the warlock, wizard and the sorcerer classes.

3rd-level abjuration

Casting Time: 1 reaction, which you take when you see a creature within 60 feet of you casting a spell
Range: 60 feet
Components: S
Duration: Instantaneous
Spell List: Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard

You attempt to interrupt a creature in the process of casting a spell. If the creature is casting a spell of 3rd level or lower, its spell fails and has no effect.

If it is casting a spell of 4th level or higher, bmake an ability check using your spellcasting ability. The DC equals 10 + the spell’s level.

On a success, the creature’s spell fails and has no effect.

At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level or higher, the interrupted spell has no effect if its level is less than or equal to the level of the spell slot you used.

Frequently Asked Question of Counter Spell

There is no doubt that Counter Spell is a very amazing spell, but many people are confused by it, and so they ask some questions. Here are the answers to those questions;

1. How Does Counter Spell Work In DND?

You attempt to interrupt a creature in the process of Casting a Spell. If the creature is Casting a Spell of 3rd Level or lower, its spell fails and has no Effect.

If it is Casting a Spell of 4th Level or higher, make an ability check using your Spellcasting ability.

2. Who Can Use Counter Spell In DND?

Counterspell is mostly locked into the arcane casters and can be found on the Sorcerer, Warlock, and Wizard spell list.

It’s a 3rd level spell, which means a sorcerer, warlock, or Wizard of 5th level can cast it if they choose to learn it or put it in their spellbook.

3. Can You Counter Spell Cantrips?

You can’t counterspell a cantrip. Spell Immunity works, if you really want to protect someone against a cantrip.

You could use Clever Counterspell to counter a Cantrip by expending an appropriate non Cantrip Spell of an appropriate Level.

4. Is Counter Spell A Bonus Action?

Yes, counterspell is not a cantrip with a casting time of one action, so can’t be used on the same turn as a bonus action spell.

5. What Is Casting Time of Counter Spell?

The casting time of counter spell is 1 reaction, which you take when you see a creature within 60 feet of you casting a spell.

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