DnD 5E Enemies Abound Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 18th episode of our third level spell series. Let me tell you we have a very interesting spell in store for us today and i gotta say i strongly regret overlooking this spell so many times, whenever i do character creation, needless to say on my next character i’m certainly gonna pick it. Today we’re looking at enemies abound dnd 5e.

This spell is usable by the bard, sorcerer, warlock and the wizard. And that is found in the xanathar’s guide to everything book which is a ton of super cool spells. Most of our favorites are actually found in that. That being said, let’s take a quick look at its mechanics here and break it down a little bit further.

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  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 120 ft
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: 1 Minute (Concentration)
  • School: Enchantment
  • Attack/Save: INT Save
  • Damage/Effect: Contro

The effect at a glance is as followed: On a failed save, the target can no longer distinguish friend from foe, viewing all as enemies. The target can use all means to attack the creatures within range including reactions. Any time the target takes damage they remake the save.

The cast time is one action and the range is a very impressive 120 feet, my goodness that is great stuff! The duration is one minute and it is a concentration spell. The saving throw is intelligence, the cmponents are verbal and somatic. And the school is enchantment which makes sense. I love this spell, i think it’s so cool. Now let’s take a quick moment here and check out its full description. You can also check out this hunger of hadar 5e.


You reach into the mind of one creature you can see and force it to make an Intelligence saving throw. A creature automatically succeeds if it is immune to being frightened. On a failed save, the target loses the ability to distinguish friend from foe, regarding all creatures it can see as enemies until the spell ends. Each time the target takes damage, it can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Whenever the affected creature chooses another creature as a target, it must choose the target at random from among the creatures it can see within range of the attack, spell, or other ability it’s using. If an enemy provokes an opportunity attack from the affected creature, the creature must make that attack if it is able to.

Very interesting stuff! I love this spell for so many ways. It’s kind of reminiscent of the level two spell crown of madness. However better in virtually every regard. This works great with action economy, don’t really need to constantly keep feeding the spell resources to keep it active. Do you know what is highest ac enemy 5e.

Depending on who you go with, the intelligence save is also to your advantage, a lot of times a lot of those heavy hitters are gonna have a very low intelligence score. A lot of beasts as well have incredibly low intelligence. So this would be a great way to use it there.

Something else worth noting is this also relates to spells. God do i love that, i love the ability of you tricking a high-level wizard or someone with some limited charge magical item into burning up their resources on their own man i think that is so unbelievably cool, let me tell you. That being said, let’s take a quick moment here and check out some alternative uses here. Also read this favored enemy 5e list.

Alternative Uses

So i think arguably the best person to use this on is anyone of influence. For example kings, queens, mob bosses, high wizards people of that nature. I think this really synergizes really well with the divination wizards, lucky dice as it were. I forget the exact feature name right now. But that’s where they roll the dice at the beginning of every day and they can actually use those rolls as they see fit. Do you know what spell deals the most damage in 5e?.

So it would be a great way into making sure that wizard of bombs that intelligence save and potentially uses a high-level fireball on their perceived enemies. Another thing i’d like to point out really quick here is that there’s nothing in the spell that says if the creature feels like it is an imminent peril, the spell fails.

So you could potentially cause borderline suicide emissions really. Like you could trick a knight into attacking the king knowing full well that he will get beheaded at the end of it. So it’s a really interesting spell, i really do love it in terms of of other alternative uses you can use it to signal a plan in action. Do you know most powerful enemy in d&d.

For example the second you see the king go rogue, i want you to bum rush the entire treasury something like that and this also works great in terms of balance and encounters you gain one less thing to worry about you could really use the arrange to your advantage and cast this from very far away and just watch is the alpha wolf destroys its pack for no other reason, other than i thought they were enemies.

Very cool stuff! I really do love this spell, i think it’s worded really nicely, i think it’s very open-ended and ultimately i think would be super fun to roleplay. You can also check out this fast friends 5e.


That being said, if you have any alternative uses, ideas, thoughts, questions, comments or concerns about how to use this spell, please let me know down beneath in the comment section. That being said, i hope you all have a great day and as always happy casting everyone. Don’t miss this hypnotic pattern 5e.

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