Today, we will be looking at one of the most classics among all classics. Let me introduce you to the scorching Ray 5e spell. This spell can be used by both the sorcerer and the wizard. It is located in the Players handbook. Anyone who wishes to pour literal hailfire on their foes, even if they are far away. It’s quite cool, it’s obvious. What is it exactly? That’s a great question. Let’s look at the mechanics and get into the details. Please click this link to visit our dnd5e spells page. You can choose from all kinds of spells.
- Damage: 2D6
- Level: 2nd
- Casting Time: Action
- Area/Range: 120 ft
- Components: V, S
- Duration Instantaneous
- School: Vocation
- Attack/Save: Ranged
Your dame is 2d6. This sounds impressive, but then you realize that there are 3 distinct rays that deal 2d6 each. Each ray requires a separate attack roll which gives you three chances to create. Your cast time is 1 action. However, the range is impressive at 120 feet. The duration is instantaneous, and the components can be verbal or somatic. The damage type is fire and the school is called evocation. Let’s now get to the details and discuss the spell a bit more.
This scorching ray 5e spell can create three rays and you can also throw them at targets within a specified range. They can be hurled at one or more targets. Each ray should be accompanied by a ranged spell attack. The target takes 2d6 fire damage when it is hit.
You create one extra ray for every slot above the 2nd level when you cast this dnd5e scorching Ray spell.
It is incredibly helpful to be able to target multiple creatures in one cast. However, it also gives you a lot of scope to really test your skills.
Scorching Ray 5E Spell Attributes
|Casting Time||1 action|
|Types of damage||Fire|
|Higher Spell Slot Desc||Casting this spell with a slot of 3rd or higher creates one extra ray for every slot level above 2.|
|Target||Targets (one or more) within a range|
I thought of one, but after more reflection, i’m going to leave it up for DM’s to decide. It can be used to cause fire to buildings and other objects. It doesn’t say that you have to target creatures, it simply says targets. This spell doesn’t say that it can ignite objects, which is why I feel this will be a topic of discussion. Many fire spells actually state that they can ignite objects that aren’t being warned. This one does not have that line so it’s open to debate.
Personally, I believe that if you throw rays of flame at people, it will probably cause them to inflame something. But i know your DMs will say no. Even they must admit that this can also be used to target objects. You will need to keep going back and forth. Another great use is to target multiple low-level people at once. Goblins, or any other early level that can cause you headaches due to action economy, are all examples of how this works. This is also a great way of paying your enemy if they run away.