Fog Cloud Spell DnD 5E

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you o much for checking out the 28th episode of our first level spell series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at just a fantastic spell for changing the flow of battle and controlling kind of what happens.

Today we’re gonna be taking a look at what is a fog cloud 5e. This is probably one of the best control spells to take at early levels and i’ll kind of get into why that is a little bit later. Who can cast fog cloud? it is usable by the druid, ranger, sorcerer and wizard. It is found in the good old players handbook. With that hyped-up intro out of the way let’s take a look at the mechanics and kind of get the gist of how this works.

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  • Level: 1st
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 120 ft (20 ft )
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: 1 Hour (Concentration)
  • School: Conjuration
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Control

Your cast time is one action which is super great! The range is an unbelievably good 120 feet and it forms a 20-foot radius sphere. So really good. The duration is one hour and it is a concentration spell, so please bear that in mind and the effect at a glance is as followed:

Make a 20 foot radius of fog within range. It can spread around corners and count in as heavily obscured. It can be dispersed prematurely by winds of at least 10 miles per hour. So pretty cool! In any case you may also like to read this dnd 5e fog cloud combat.

At higher levels: the radius of the fog increases by 20 feet for each slot level above first. The components are somatic and verbal meaning you have to gesture with one hand and speak forth an incantation. And the school unsurprisingly is conjuration. With that overview out of the way let’s take a look at the full description here. It written below as followed.


You create a 20-foot-radius sphere of fog centered on a point within range. The sphere spreads around corners, and its area is heavily obscured. It lasts for the duration or until a wind of moderate or greater speed (at least 10 miles per hour) disperses it.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, the radius of the fog increases by 20 feet for each slot level above 1st.

Really really cool stuff here! Thematically just great, oh man it’s basically this is a smoke bomb if you haven’t put that together already. So 20 feet on each side of you as well as 20 feet up or of the area rather. Also read can gust remove fog cloud?

It might be worth noting that in terms of how 5e looks at heavily obscured 5e it significantly blocks your vision entirely and you’re essentially affected by the blinded condition. So anyone in there including you automatically failed any ability check that requires sight. The attack rolls against the creature have advantage and the creature’s attack rolls have disadvantage. Also read fog cloud devil’s sight.

So pretty interesting stuff! I honestly really like this one, i can see tons of classes getting benefits from this. In any case let’s take a look at some alternative dnd 5e fog cloud uses and kind of probe a little bit deeper at different ways you can use a spell. Also read this what is the cloud spell in 5e?

Alternative Uses

So the first one that really comes to mind for me persoanlly is using it to get out of dodge. Centering out on yourself or out a particular creature that’s chasing you and then using that confusion as an opportunity to flee or hide. Outside of that, this is one that i really like from a thematic standpoint as well as a mechanical one. You can also look at dnd 5e fog cloud darkvision.

Imagine if you will there’s a group of guards or enemies or monsters or anything in that nature and you really don’t want them to move away from that position. So you could use a fog cloud in conjunction with something like a prestidigitation, minor illusion , things of that nature make them hear kind of voices that go around them.

Make it get real scared and bundled up into a tight little area right! And then you hit him with some AOE like fireball i think that would be great, i would make the argument that they automatically fail the ability check because in more ways than not it does rely on sight and then outside of that i mean it just fantastic you could essentially wipe out a whole group of people in one shot which is really good and the range in this is incredible and so is the area affected. Also read this dnd fog cloud vs darkness.


In any case if you have any alternative uses for fog cloud combat dnd any cool stories involving it and any build ideas, any thoughts, opinions or questions please take them down beneath in the comments section, i really like reading them and responding to you guys.

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