Silence 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 67th episode of our second level spell series. Today we are looking at a fairly requested spell oddly enough. We’re gonna be looking at silence 5e which has been a staple in the d&d spell mythos for quite some time. It is usable by the bard, cleric and the ranger and it is naturally found in the players handbook.

This has been one of my all-time favorite spells throughtout the course of d&d both the actual tabletop rpg and the video game equivalents of it just a great spell. I hope you’ll get a kick out of it. It’s pretty easy to figure out what it does but we’ll talk about that in a little bit here. That being said, let’s take a quick moment and look at silence dnd 5e spell stats. You might have also interested in sorcerer 5e.

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  • Level: 2nd
  • Casting Time: 1 Action (Ritual)
  • Range/Area: 120 ft (20 ft Radius)
  • Components: V, S
  • Duration: 10 Minutes (Concentration)
  • School: Illusion
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Control

The effect at a glance is as followed: Create a sphere no sound can be created within or pass through it. Anything within it is: immune to thunder damage, deafened and cannot cast verbal components. In any case do you know what is the silent step spell in d&d?

The cast time is one action and this can be a ritual casted to great effect. The range is 120 feet but the actual area of effect is a 20-foot radius which is actually pretty massive for a second level spell. In any case you can also read this sickening radiance 5e.

The duration is 10 minutes but sadly it is concentration. The components are only verbal and somatic which is super nice and the school is illusion. Now let’s take a look at its full description and probe into this a little bit deeper. You can also have a look at simulacrum 5e.


For the duration, no sound can be created within or pass through a 20-foot-radius sphere centered on a point you choose within range. Any creature or object entirely inside the sphere is immune to thunder damage, and creatures are deafened while entirely inside it. Casting a spell that includes a verbal component is impossible there.

Very interesting stuff! Now naturally in terms of that not being able to cast a verbal component section there are certainly ways around that, the most notable is subtle spell but i’ve heard a lot of creative ways around it some dm’s rule that telepathy can in fact cover for verbal components.

I personally don’t allow it but i have known others too so run it past your dm you might be able to swing it so it’s allowed but just don’t hold my word on it. Now if you’re curious about that deafened condition it reads as the following:

A deafened creature can’t hear and automatically fails any ability check that requires hearing. That kind of makes logical sense right! I don’t know it’s pretty cool, i do like the fact that this affects objects and that’s gonna be rather important later on. That being said, let’s actually take a moment and look into those alternative uses. Get the answer for is there a mute spell in 5e?

Alternative Uses

So one of my personal thoughts favorites is using this as a way to undermine authority. You could do it in kind of a joking way but more serious matter. This could quite possibly prevent a king, lord, noble guard what have you from alerting others to something that’s going on.

If you combine this with something like magic mouth or prestidigitation or any one of the kind of more illusion speaking related spells there’s a good chance you can actually twist their words and make it seem like they’re saying something they’re actually not without quite resorting to full illusion. Very interesting stuff, needless to say. Also read silvery barbs 5e and simple weapons 5e.

Outside of that another great use of this that i’ve actually seen is using this to keep bards quiet. This is more so for kind of like munchkins and overall just murder a hobo type people. Anyways if you want to sure if i were to stop them from derailing a campaign. Also read sacred flame 5e.

This is a great way of doing it. And then moreover if you are about the trigger an alarm or already have or something of that nature and this is a great way of making sure you don’t get caught. Ultimately i really like this spell, i think there’s a lot of upside to it. Don’t miss this simic hybrid 5e and silver dragon 5e.

Can You Cast Silence on a Person 5E: The answer is no! it can not move around attached to an object. It can only be cast on a static area. So an alternate interpretation would allow a point to be an object (small rock, etc…). In that scenario It would say ‘Object’ in the spell description if this were allowed, like with Darkness. So i think the number one reason silence is not meant to be mobile is that it would be way too easy for you to cast it on a small object and then be an expert at stealth.


That being said, if you have any alternative uses, ideas, thoughts, questions, comments, concerns regarding of silence ritual 5e please put them down beneath in the comment section i really do appreciate it. That being said, i hope you all have a wonderful day and as always happy casting everyone.

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