Grease Spell 5E

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 40th episode of our first level spell series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at another one of the kind of OG dungeons & dragons spells. I actually remember first using this in the video game baldur’s gate in all honesty had a really cool animation to it and a rabbit as its iconic, so remember like it was yesterday crazy stuff, one of my all time favorite games by the way.

In any case that decide! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out. So dnd grease spell 5e is what we’re looking at. It is usable by the wizard and the artificer and it is found in the players handbook. With that out of the way let’s take a look at overview from the mechanics here.

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  • Level: 1st
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 60 ft (10 ft )
  • Components: V, S, M *
  • Duration: 1 Minute
  • School: Conjuration
  • Attack/Save: DEX Save
  • Damage/Effect: Prone

Your cast time is one action, the range is 60 feet but it forms a 10 foot square. So how long does grease spell last? the duration is a whole minute and this is not concentration by the way so remains regardless of what happens to you.

And the effect at a glance is as followed: Grease covers a 10feet square and that area is considered to be difficult terrain. Creatures that enter or end their turn in the terrain much make a dex throw versus your spell save DC or fall prone. That includes creatures that are in the area when you cast it by one.

The components are somatic, material and verbal meaning you have to gesture with one hand. There is a material component in this case a bit of pork rind or butter, it is not consumed by the way. Verbals meaning you have to be able to speak forth an incantation. The school unsurprisingly is conjuration.

Pretty cool stuff! Let’s take a look at the full description here so we kind of better understand the wording. It written as followed. You may also like to read dnd 5e fire damage.


Slick grease covers the ground in a 10-foot square centered on a point within range and turns it into difficult terrain for the duration. When the grease appears, each creature standing in its area must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or fall prone. A creature that enters the area or ends its turn there must also succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or fall prone. * – (a bit of pork rind or butter)

Really really good stuff! If you do this correctly they actually have to make two saves in the same turn. Once when they in turn if you can keep them there once when they stay. So really good stuff! twice the opportunity to make them fall prone which is super super useful.

This is one of those kind of control related spells where placements really important and execution is super important as well. That being said, let’s take a look at the dnd grease uses.

Alternative Uses

So i think the most obvious and best way to use this is to create or focus on choke points, suh as on the other side of a door frame where you know there’s enemies that’d be probably the best way to do it.

Also it might be worth noting that in previous editions tha grease was considered to be flammable so chat with your dm about it so they think about it. I personally would kind of allow it, i just used the stat block for create bonfire just a put in perspective for you, i think that’s a d6 of damage per round.

Something like that i would consider that to be pretty fair or the very least act as a deterrent for the enemies to stop them from coming after you that way, that’d be pretty cool! These are 5e grease uses as of my knowledge.


In any case guys that’s really all i have to say about grease. If you have any cool ideas, stories, inspiration or build concepts please put them down beneath in the comment section. I really enjoy reading them and i just helps contribute to the sense of community we got going on here. That being said, i hope you all have a great day and as always happy casting.

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