Lesser Restoration 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thnak you so much for checking out the 43rd episode of our second level spell series. Today we have a very special spell in store for all of you. Special because at first glance it appears to be kind of meh but on upon closer inspection this could be one of the best hidden gems in the game.

Today we’re gonna be talking about lesser restoration spell 5e this spell is found in the players handbook and it is usable by the bard, cleric, druid, paladin, ranger and the artificer. It’s really good, i really like ranger and druid spells. Usually they’re quite flavorful but this one is kind of lackluster in terms of its description but it’s actual repercussions and mechanics are quite cool. With that being said, let’s take a look at its mechanics.


  • Level: 2nd
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: Touch
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: Instantaneous
  • School: Abjuration
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Healing

The effect at a glance is as followed: You touch a creature and can end either one disease or one condition afflicting it. the condition can be blinded, deafened, paralyzed or poisoned. Also read greater restoration 5e.

The cast time is one action, the range is touch, the duration is instantaneous, the components are verbal and somatic and the school is abjuration. Which makes sense. Honestly that brief description is the total description just so you know. Once again not a lot of flavor to work with. In any case let’s check out the full description again down beneath and let’s flush this out a little bit better. The description reads as followed. Also check out can you upcast lesser restoration?


You touch a creature and can end either one disease or one condition afflicting it. The condition can be blinded, deafened, paralyzed, or poisoned.

So something i do want to point out is it doesn’t say you can cure a temporary condition, it just says you’re a condition what does means is someone can be like medically blind of their whole life and then they meet you. And for the cost of a second level spell slot, you could give them the ability to see again. Very cool stuff! You can also compare lesser restoration vs greater restoration.

Honesty i really like this phone just because of the possible applications of it, does it make the most sense to get it in combat….no not really especially if you have a paladin with laying on hands, this kind of knock i guess, If you have a paladin there’s no real need to pick this spell. But if you don’t have a paladin and you still want that ability to kind of shrug off conditions and diseases then this is a great way of doing it. Also read this lesser restoration 5e petrified.

Very cool stuff! At least that’s how i would kind of rule it but i don’t really think lay on hands is that great and i think it only affects diseases are poison if memory serves. I don’t know, i’ll look into that in a little bit here but fact of the matter is it’s still pretty interesting once again very cool ramifications for it. With that being said, let’s actually look at some alternative uses here. Don’t miss this lesser restoration 5e charmed and also read can lesser restoration cure a hangover?

Alternative Uses

So the best alternative use i can think of is using this to disguise yourself as a doctor or medical anything of some form or another. It’s pretty reasonable to believe that someone who can cure people has some training in medicine, so if you’re trying to get into a particularly guarded place you can just say listen “i’m the new doctor or i’m the new shaman or whatever the situation calls for” Outside of that you could really use this as a great way of gaining favor and sway over people. Also check out this lesser restoration 5e drunk.

Fact of the matter is people don’t like being sick so if you can remedy that instantaneously mind you, they might look up to you to say the least. In addition to that this could be a great way of earning money for you and your party become like a travelling doctor of sorts go from town to town helping people for a fee. And you’re probably well on your way to riches and fame which is super great stuff! Also check out 5e spell effects and highest damage spell 5e.

Another use is to potentially sober someone up instantly given that alcohol is technically a poison. Considering how devastating those conditions can be in a battle, having this is useful. My Alchemist needs it anyway because at this point I’m effectively the healer. Its one of the few things that rae really nice for the Alchemist ARtificer’s bonuses. The Most Clutch Spell. Don’t underestimate it. Its important to remember that this spell can also get rid of Diseases which helps out against Deadly Enemies Abilities that are considered Diseases, also you can get really easily poisoned in D&D via potion trade off or being drugged.


That being said, if you have any alternative uses, ideas, thoughts, questions, comments, concerns please put it down beneath in the comment section i really do appreciate it. That being said, thank you so much guys i really do appreciate all of you, have a great day and as always happy casting. Also check out cure wounds 5e | levitate 5e | cause fear 5e spell | 5e familiar cast spells | lesser restoration bg3 |

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