Blinding Smite 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 5th episode of our 3rd level spell series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at another one of the smites we’re looking at blinding smite dnd 5e. This spell is usable by the paladin and it is found in the good old players handbook, so we should all have access to it. Man it’s been a long time since we’ve covered one of these. Without further ado let’s check out its mechanics here.


  • Level: 3rd
  • Casting Time: 1 Bonus Action
  • Range/Area: Self
  • Components: V
  • Duration: 1 Minute (Concentration)
  • School: Evocation
  • Attack/Save: CON Save
  • Damage/Effect: Radiant

Your damage is a 3d8 which is pretty impressive. The effect at a glance is as followed: Add extra damage to your next successful melee attack. The target also makes a con save becoming blinded on a failure. The cast time is one bonus action, the range is self, the duration is 1 minute and it is concentration. Also check out this does smite cost a spell slot?.

The components are just verbal, the school is evocation and the damage type is radiant. Which is awesome this is a first radiant spell we’ve really covered in this series so, super nice! Now let’s take a quick look at the full description and break it down just a little bit. Check out this how do you use smite in 5e?


The next time you hit a creature with a melee weapon attack during this spell’s duration, you weapon flares with a bright light, and the attack deals an extra 3d8 radiant damage to the target. Additionally, the target must succeed on a Constitution saving throw or be blinded until the spell ends. A creature blinded by this spell makes another Constitution saving throw at the end of each of its turns. On a successful save, it is no longer blinded.

Very cool stuff! Let’s actually take a quick moment to check out the blinded condition here. In any case do you aware of it i mean what is the blinded effect in d&d?.

Failed Con Save:

A blinded creature can’t see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight. Attack rolls against the creature have advantage, and the creature’s attack rolls have disadvantage.

So needless to say it’s a pretty great condition to inflict on a person. Now let’s take a quick look at some alternative uses here. Check out this does blinding smite only work once?

Alternative Uses

In terms of alternative uses i could honestly only think of two. The first being helping you get away safely and the second being using it in the form of a plan. More particularly, the flash of bright light can be a great signal that the bbeg is showed up and he’s in a weekened condition and everyone else comes running in right after that. I think that’d be pretty cool! You may have also interested in 5e spell tier list.


If you have any alternative uses, ideas, thoughts, questions, comments, concerns, stories please put it down beneath in the comment section i really do appreciate it. I hope you guys all have a great day and as always happy casting. Keep reading wrathful smite 5e | thunderous smite 5e | divine smite 5e | staggering smite 5e | searing smite 5e | branding smite 5e | blinding smite bg3 | draconic elemental weapon bg3 | bg3 branding smite ranged |

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