Shadow Blade Spell Guide for 5th Edition

Shadow Blade is a illusion spell, it has one bonus action and range are self. In this spell you weave together threads of shadow to create a sword of solidified gloom in your hand.

2nd-level illusion
Casting Time: 1 bonus action
Range: Self
Spell List: Sorcerer, Warlock & Wizard
Components: V, S

Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute

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 bas 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 band.

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.

Frequently Asked Question of Shadow Blade

Shadow Blade is very intresting spell, but most of the time its so confusing, people ask some question about Shadow Blade, the answer is given below;

1. How Good Is Shadow Blade?

Shadow Blade is a very good spell on dnd, but it’s not without its trade-offs. The blade’s attacks aren’t made using your casting stat, so focusing on a weapon attack stat may mean your casting stat isn’t as high as you’d like it to be.

2. Can You Twin Shadow Blade?

There are no specific rules are given for twin shadow blade, but normally you can’t twin shadow blade because of range self, but if used in conjunction with booming blade it’s now possable to twinned spell it.

3. How Long Is Shadow Blade 5e?

As per spell description, shadow blade only has a duration of 1 minute.

4. Is Shadow Blade A Finesse Weapon?

The easiest answers is shadow blade is a powerful spell, but keep in mind that the shadow blade has the finesse property, you could use Dexterity instead of Strength.

5. Does Shadow Blade Have A Bonus Action?

Yes. Shadow Blade spell have one bonus action.

6. Who Can Use Shadow Blade 5e?

Shadow Blade is a illusion spell, the spell can be uses on sorcerer, warlock and wizard classes, that has spellcasting, but not all classes can cast to every spell.