Magic Weapon 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 48th episode of our second level spell series. Today we are taking a look at a very interesting spell we’re looking at magic weapon spell dnd 5e. This spell is usable by the paladin, wizard and the artificer and it is found in the good old players handbook. Honestly i don’t really know how i feel about this too too much but i’ll let you boys your thoughts down below.


  • Level: 2nd
  • Casting Time: 1 Bonus Action
  • Range/Area: Touch
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: 1 Hour (Concentration)
  • School: Transmutation
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Bludgeoning

The effect at a glance reads as followed: Make a mundane weapon that becomes magical and +1. The cast time is just a bonus action which is great, the range is touch which is makes sense. The duration is one hour and sadly it’s a concentration spell. is a +1 weapon considered magical 5e?

I got a big bone of contention with concentration spells that are meant to be used in melee combat. Although technically speaking this doesn’t have to be used in melee and that was something actually wanted to point out a little bit later on but more often than not i feel like that’s how people use it.

In any case when you decide to upcast this spell it’s a little weird, so if you’re using a spell slot of fourth level or higher the weapon is +2. Until you get this sixth level or higher in which case it is a +3 which is quite good but isn’t worth a 6th level spell slot i don’t know it depends on the campaign i guess.

The components are verbal and somatic which is nice and the school’s transmutation which makes sense. In any case let’s take a look at the full description here to better flesh of this spell.


You touch a nonmagical weapon. Until the spell ends, that weapon becomes a magic weapon with a +1 bonus to attack rolls and damage rolls.

At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level or higher, the bonus increases to +2. When you use a spell slot of 6th level or higher, the bonus increases to +3.

So a couple things i want to point out here the spell basically does three things. +1 to attack rolls, +1 to damage rolls and damage is considered magical which in my opinion is the best part.

So it makes a lot of people are gonna feel like melee weapons are the way to go with this, i probably caution against that if you’re the one that’s gonna be planning on using it. I think a ranged weapon and what makes a way more sense but i’ll let you to decide that down in the comment section beneath. But before we quite part ways let’s take a look at some alternative uses here. You can also check out this magic weapons 5e.

Alternative Uses

So the first one i could think of those kind of funny and not really directed at the spell itself. What is using this as a way to profit. Since it lasts for an hour and since it turns the weapon into something magical and since you can kind of prove it as spells like detect magic don’t really get into the nitty-gritty of how something became magical. Also check out this 5e when to give magic weapons.

I think this is a great way to make money out of it. You buy a normal sword, enchant it kind of sword up and then a sell back to them i think that’s pretty dang clever. Outside of that this is a great way of making sure your fighter is decked out with the best weapons possible at those early levels. Do you know what counts as a magic weapon 5e.

In addition to that, this is a great balancing mechanism for complicated or difficult fights. I mean the cast time is just a bonus action, after all and the last for a full hour i mean it’s a downside that it is concentration but if you’re away from the fight, this could be really beneficial and a +1 doesn’t sound like a whole lot but trust me you’d be surprised how much it saves your neck. Don’t miss this article on 5e most useful magic items.


That being said, if you have any alternative uses, ideas, concepts, questions, comments, or concerns please put it down beneath in the comment section i really enjoy hearing from you guys. That being said, i hope you all have a wonderful day and as always happy casting everyone. Also check out these articles spiritual weapon 5e | elemental weapon 5e |

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