Locate Object Spell 5E

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 46th episode of our second level spell series. Today we’re looking at a very special spell that a lot of use have looked at but i don’t think a lot of us have honestly used to its fullest extent. Today we’re looking at locate object spell dnd 5e which does pretty much what it says it does.

Anyways it is found in the players handbook and it is usable by the bard, cleric, druid, paladin, ranger and of course the wizard. So basically all the main casters, except for the sorcerer for some reason which i don’t really understand but whatever. In any case let’s take a look at its mechanics real quick so we know exactly what we’re talking about.


  • Level: 2nd
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: Self
  • Components: V, S, M *
  • Duration: 10 Minutes (Concentration)
  • School: Divination
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Detection

The effect at a glance is as followed: Describe or name an object that you are familiar with. You can sense the location, and movement of the object. In any case you may also like to read this spells to find someone 5e.

The cast time is one action, the range is self but the actual area of effect is a thousand feet centered on yourself if that makes sense. The duration is ten minutes and this is sadly a concentration spell so just bear that in mind. The components are verbal, material and somatic. Do you know that find familiar 5e how long does it last.

If you’re curious about that material component it is a forked twig not too sure why so if you have any ideas please put it down beneath in the comment section. And the school is divination. Now let’s take a look at the full description here so we better understand exactly how the spell works and we’ll go over its caveats as well. You may also have interested in identify object 5e.


Describe or name an object that is familiar to you. You sense the direction to the object’s location, as long as that object is within 1,000 feet of you. If the object is in motion, you know the direction of its movement.

The spell can locate a specific object known to you, as long as you have seen it up close–within 30 feet–at least once. Alternatively, the spell can locate the nearest object of a particular kind, such as a certain kind of apparel, jewelry, furniture, tool, or weapon.

This spell can’t locate an object if any thickness of lead, even a thin sheet, blocks a direct path between you and the object. * – (a forked twig)

Very interesting stuff, very cool! So there’s two main caveats here: The first being if you’re looking for a specific object you have to have seen it at least once and you have to have second within 30 feet of it at least once. In addition to that anytime the lead gets involved…good luck! Also read find familiar 5e list.

So long as it blocks a direct line from you and the object your kind of hoop. Now that’s i feel like that’s put in there so dungeon master’s don’t have the spell constantly wrecking their campaigns but it is worth pointing out. Now let’s get into some alternative uses here and i think there’s a quite a few good ones. You might have interested in what is the find path spell in d&d?.

Alternative Uses

The first being used as a business venture. Essentially find people’s lost items for them and charge them a fee based on the item itself. I think that works quite well, outside of that you can use this to pinpoint a specific location for example you can use it to find a bandit stronghold a hidden door things of that nature and you could really abuse the fact that it tracks movement to kind of make your way through a maze, labyrinth or something other after the BBG kind of runs away to the same labyrinth.

You can literally track them. Very cool stuff, i really like it. The only real downside to this spell as far as i can tell is that it will always take a spell slot and that it is concentration but you know if you’re using it outside of combat that’s not a huge deal. Also check out 5e when to give magic weapons.


In any case if you have any alternative uses, ideas, questions, thoughts, comments, concerns, please put it down beneath in the comment section. That being said, thank you so much guys i really do appreciate it, i hope you all have a wonderful day and as always happy casting. You can also check out these articles such as detect magic 5e | clairvoyance 5e | scrying 5e | locate creature 5e |

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