Id Insinuation DnD 5E

Hello magic practitioners of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 54th episode of our first level spell series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at id insinuation 5e. This awesome spell is usable by the bard, sorcerer, warlock and the wizard and through extension anyone else with access to their spell lists and it is found in the unearthed arcana books which is really cool, this is one of wizards attempts of introducing psionic elements to the game, so i hope you enjoy it. With that being said, let’s take a look at its mechanics.


  • Level: 1st
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 60ft
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: 1 Minute (Concentration)
  • School: Enchantment
  • Attack/Save: WIS Save
  • Damage/Effect: Psychic

In terms of damage it does 1d12 per turn and you can’t up cast it sadly but we’ll get into that in a little bit. In terms of the effect “on a failed wisdom save, target is incapacitated and takes damage. Save is repeated at the end of its turn.” Pretty cool!

The cast time is one action, the range is 60 feet, the duration is one minute and it is a concentration spell. Saving throw is wisdom and the components are somatic and verbal meaning you have to gesture with one hand and speak forth an incantation, the school is enchantment and the damage type is psychic. Which is pretty cool! That being said, let’s take a look at the full description here.


You unleash a torrent of conflicting desires in the mind of one creature you can see within range, impairing its ability to make decisions. The target must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or be incapacitated. At the end of each of its turns, it takes 1d12 psychic damage, and it can then make another Wisdom saving throw. On a success, the spell ends on the target.

Very cool stuff! I really like it. Incapacitated if you’re not familiar just means in the creature can’t take actions or reactions. And at the end of every turn it get takes 1d12 psychic damage and makes another wisdom save. Pretty cool! Very very cool, once again it can’t be up cast it and i kind of get why this is a really great first level spell.

So up casting would make it kind of a no-brainer in my humblest of opinions. That being said, let’s take a look at the alternative uses here.

Alternative Uses

The best alternative use i can think of personally is actually played off of the flavor tanks. So the flavor tanks at the beginning reads as followed:

You unleash a torrent of conflicting desires in the mind of one preacher you can see within range and pairing its ability to make decisions.

Now the way incapacitated 5e works in d&d 5e is they’re still conscious, they can still act they just can’t take actions or reactions. So they can still communicate, they can still talk stuff like that. So if you could subtle cast this and then have a casted on king or some other or figure of authority who’s making a crucial decision, i would make an odds or even roll so 50-50 percent chance.

On which decision they would make you know even if it’s an obvious decision. I think that probably the best way to use this. You may also have interested in what is an artificer in d&d.


That being said though, if you have any cool alternative uses that you’d like to share with us please let me know down in the comment section beneath, i really appreciate it and i know everyone else does as well.

Also worth mentioning this is unearthed arcana so run it past your DM if you’re planning on using it to begin with, it’s not official playable material yet right! With all of that out of the way thank you so much guys i really do appreciate it, i hope you all have a wonderful day and as always a happy casting.

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