Animal Friendship Spell DnD 5E

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you for checking out the third episode of our 1st level spell series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at the animal friendship 5e usable by the bard, druid and ranger and it is found in the ever popular players handbook. Now let’s take a look at some quick mechanics here.


  • Level: 1
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 30 ft
  • Components: V, S, M
  • Duration: 24 Hours
  • School: Enchantment
  • Attack/Save: WIS Save
  • Damage/Effect: Charmed

The cast time is one action, the range is a 30 feet, the duration is 24 hours which is quite impressive. The effect is at a glance as followed. Choose a beast within range with an intelligence of 3 or lower. After the beast fails a wisdom saving throw, the beast is charmed. The spell ends once the spells duration is over, of if the beast is attacked by yourself or a companion essentially from a fire. You can also check out this potion of animal friendship dnd.

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At higher levels, you can gain one additional beast per spell level. The components are somatic, material and verbal. Meaning you have to gesture with one hand. There’s a material component in this case a more so of food, and a verbal component you have to speak forth incantation. The school is unsurprisingly enchantment. Now let’s take a look at the full description here, so we are all on the same page. You can also read this what is the animal companion spell in d&d?


This spell lets you convince a beast that you mean it no harm. Choose a beast that you can see within range. It must see and hear you. If the beast’s Intelligence is 4 or higher, the spell fails. Otherwise, the beast must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or be charmed by you for the spell’s duration. If you or one of your companions harms the target, the spell ends.

At Higher Levels:  When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, you can affect one additional beast for each slot level above 1st.

The charmed condition by the way is as followed: A charmed creature can’t attack the charmer or target the charmer with harmful abilities or magical effects. The charmer has advantage on any build check to interact socially with the creature. You may also like to read what druid spell lets you turn into an animal?

So we can see how this really help you out especially there’s more forced centered compaigns. That being said, let’s take a look at some alternative uses here. You can also read this what is the animal friendship potion in d&d?

Alternative Uses

One of my personal favorites is using this spell to convince an animal guardian something you may not know harm and that’s it will not attack you, it will not bark to anything like that. Alternatively if you have a very high animal handling modifier could very effectively uses to potentially turn NPCs animal companion on them.

The very least give the NPCs the impression animal will not be able to ate it in upcoming fight. I really like this spell, i find incredibly useful. Check out this can you cast animal friendship on a druid?


If you have any alternative uses for it, i’d love to hear them down in the comments below and i know everyone else checking this article would as well. That being said, i hope you all have a great day. speak with animals 5e | beast bond 5e | animal messenger 5e.

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