Prestidigitation 5E Spell

Hello magic practitioners of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 27th episode of our cantrip series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at dnd 5e spell prestidigitation this is a staple amongst casting classes usable by the bard, sorcerer, warlock and the wizard and naturally through extension anyone else with access to their spell lists and it is found in the players handbook. Let’s take a quick look at some of the mechanics here.


  • Level: Cantrip
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 10 ft
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • School: Transmutation
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Utility

The cast time is one action, the range is 10 feet, the duration is one hour and the effect is as followed. Create one of the following effects: create a harmless sensory effect, light or extinguish a small flame, clean or soil an object, adjust temparature or flavor, create a small trinket, or illusionary image. Also check out this 5e minor illusion.

The components are somatic and verbal meaning you have to at least gesture with one hand and speaking incantation. The school is transmutation. Let’s take a look at the full description so we are all on the same page. You should not miss our thaumaturgy 5e.


This spell is a minor magical trick that novice spellcasters use for practice. You create one of the following magical effects within range:

  • You create an instantaneous, harmless sensory effect, such as a shower of sparks, a puff of wind, faint musical notes, or an odd odor.
  • You instantaneously light or snuff out a candle, a torch, or a small campfire.
  • You instantaneously clean or soil an object no larger than 1 cubic foot.
  • You chill, warm, or flavor up to 1 cubic foot of nonliving material for 1 hour.
  • You make a color, a small mark, or a symbol appear on an object or a surface for 1 hour.
  • You create a nonmagical trinket or an illusory image that can fit in your hand and that lasts until the end of your next turn.

If you cast this spell multiple times, you can have up to three of its non-instantaneous effects active at a time, and you can dismiss such an effect as an action.

So basically use your imagination. There’s not a whole lot this thing can’t really do. That being said, make damn sure it doesn’t copy the effects of another spell. Most DMs really don’t like that and let’s take a look at some quick alternative uses here. Do you know What is a druidic focus 5e.

Alternative Uses

So for starters i would like to point out the dice. You can make dice and you can kind of control them, i think that would be more than allowed. You could also use the symbol part of that spell to really blend in with a certain group of churchgoers or religious people or whatever. Also read mage hand 5e.

You could also use it as a way to get them to turn on someone and you can also use it to flavor food. So i mean that’s pretty handy i can imagine a lot of situations where that’s very valuable especially when you’re out in the wilderness. Don’t miss this true strike 5e.


In any case if you guys have any other examples or any other cool stories involving this spell i’d really like to hear it down beneath and i know everyone reading this article would as well. With that in mind i hope you guys have a great day and as always happy casting.

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