Divine Favor Spell DnD 5E

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 29th episode of our first level spell series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at divine favor spell dnd 5e which is perfect for you paladin’s out there who just love to have a little bit, little bit extra holy weight in your weapon for lack of a better term.

This spell is found in the player’s handbook and it is used exclusively by the paladin class. That being said, let’s take a quick look at some mechanics here. In any case if you’ve missed our article on what is the difference between divine favor and smite? then check it out now.

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  • Level: 1st
  • Casting Time: 1 Bonus Action
  • Range/Area: Self
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: 1 Minute (Concentration)
  • School: Evocation
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Radiant

The cast time has with quite a few the paladin and cleric spells is a bonus action which is just fantastic. The range is self, the duration is one minute and it is a concentration spell so you can only have one concentration spell active at a time. Also read this divine favor vs bless.

The effect at a glance is as followed Weapon attacks deal an extra 1d4 radiant damage. Pretty simple to understand there. The components are verbal and somatic meaning you have to speak forth an incantation and gesture with one hand. And the school unsurprisingly is evocation. Fantastic with that out of the way let me give you the full description so you get the full flavor of this spell.


Your prayer empowers you with divine radiance. Until the spell ends, your weapon attacks deal an extra 1d4 radiant damage on a hit.

Very cool stuff there! You know honestly 1d4 isn’t super great in later levels but in those early levels it is super great! My goodness. Depending on your weapon it essentially has the potential to double your damage die which is just great, just fantastic. That being said, i’m sure there’s some utility in though as well but i’m just not too sure i can’t say i’ve ever taken it to anything past maybe a level seven. In any case let’s take a look at some alternative uses.

Alternative Uses

So something i would like to point out, out of the get-go is that it doesn’t specify there has to be a melee weapon attack implying that ranged would also work fine with it. And i can really see it shining as a range attack. It would be incredibly effective against undead as well the vampires. So very campaign dependent in terms of how useful it is and how badly you’re gonna want on those later levels.

Wrap Up

That being said, if you have any alternative uses, crazy ideas or build concepts or stories regarding divine favor i’d really like to hear you down in the comments below and i know everyone else checking out would as well. With that being said, i hope everyone has a great day and as always happy casting. shield of faith 5e | heroism 5e | bless 5e | divine favor feat 5e.

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