Find Familiar 5e | Spell Guide for 5th Edition D&D

Find familiar is a powerful dnd spell, it works on only wizard class. The casting time of spell is one hour and range are 10 feet.

It has required v, s, m, components. The spell also available on sorcererbook of Dragons & Dungeon Players Handbook“.

Casting Time: 1 hour
Classes: Wizard
Components: V, S, M
Duration: Instantaneous
Level: 1
Material: 10 gp worth of charcoal, incense, and herbs that must be consumed by fire in a brass brazier
Range: 10 feet
Ritual: Yes
School: Conjuration
Target: An unoccupied space within range

You gain the service of a familiar, a spirit that takes an animal from you choose: bat, cat, crab, frog (toad), hawk, Lizard, Octopus, owl, Poisonous Snake, fish (quipper), rat, raven, Sea Horse, Spider, or Weasel.

Appearing in an unoccupied space within range, the familiar has the Statistics of the chosen form, though it is a Celestial, fey, or fiend (your choice) instead of a beast.

Your familiar acts independently of you, but it always obeys your commands. In Combat, it rolls its own Initiative and acts on its own turn. A familiar can’t Attack, but it can take other Action as normal.

When the familiar drops to 0 Hit Points it disappears, leaving behind no physical form. It reappears after you cast this spell again

While your familiar is within 100 feet of you, you can communicate with it telepathically. Additionally, as an action, you can see through your familiar’s eyes and hear what it hears until the start of your next turn, gaining the benefits of any Special Senses that the familiar has. During this time, you are deaf and blind with regard to your own Senses.

As an action, you can temporarily dismiss your familiar. It disappears into a pocket dimension where it awaits your summons. Alternatively, you can dismiss it forever.

As an action while it is temporarily dismissed, you can cause it to reappear in any unoccupied space within 30 feet of you.

You can’t have more than one familiar at a time. If you cast this spell while you already have a familiar, you instead cause it to adopt a new form. Choose one of the forms from the above list. Your familiar transforms into the chosen creature.

Finally, when you Cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell.

Your familiar must be within 100 feet of you, and it must use its Reaction to deliver the spell when you cast it.

If the spell requires an Attack roll, you use your Attack modifier for the roll.

Frequently Asked Question of Find familiar

People ask some question about Find Familiar, so answer is given below;

1. How Useful Is Find Familiar 5e?

Find Familiar is a 1st level conjuration spell, it is very useful in dnd. In this spell you gain the service of a familiar, a spirit that takes an animal form you choose: bat, cat, crab, frog (toad), hawk, lizard, octopus, owl, poisonous snake, fish (quipper), rat, raven, sea horse, spider, or weasel.

Appearing in an unoccupied space within range, the familiar has the statistics of the chosen form, though it is a celestial, fey, or fiend (your choice) instead of a beast.

2. Do Artificers Get Find Familiar?

From the reliable source came to know, they can if they are a human and take the Magic Initiate or Ritual Caster feat.

Artificers also get the Homunculus Servant infusion, which is very similar to a familiar through not exactly the same.

3. What Level Is Find Familiar?

Find Familiar is 1st level conjuration spell on the wizard spell list. The school of this spell is “conjuration”.

Basically it takes one hour to cast and requires you to have charcoal, incense, and herbs worth 10 gold pieces.

4. Can A Cleric Use Find Familiar?


As per spell description cleric can not use find familiar, because if your DM allows Feats you can take the Feat “Magic Initiate: Wizard” and be able to cast Find Familiar if you choose that spell.

5. Can Arcane Tricksters Use Find Familiar?

If you choose an owl familiar, this spell can be the most broken on available to Arcane Tricksters.

6. Can You Cast Find Familiar Without A Ritul?

Find Familiar is a ritual spell, it takes 1 hour to cast and can be cast as a ritual spell. Typically, only wizard are able to use it.