Tenser’s Floating Disk DnD 5E

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 70th episode of our first level spell series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at the infamous dnd spell tenser’s floating disk usable exclusivey by the wizard and anyone else with access to their spell list. And it is found in the good old players handbook, so we should all have access to it.

This is one of my personal favorite spells and there’s an exploit that can kind of turn it into a new kind, i think it’s rechnically a fission bomb, i can’t remember the difference so without further ado let’s take a look at its mechanics.

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  • Level: 1st
  • Casting Time: 1 Action (Ritual)
  • Range/Area: 30 ft
  • Components: V, S, M *
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • School: Conjuration
  • Attack/Save: None
  • Damage/Effect: Movement (…)

Your cast time is the standard one action and it can also be ritual casted for an additional 10 minutes. The range is a 30 feet, the duration is one hour which is quite impressive. In any case you may also like to read this unseen servant 5e.

The effect at a glance is as followed: Create a 3-foot diameter, one inch thick plane of force, it floats 3 feet above the ground and cannot cross an elevation change of 10 feet. Should you move more than 20 feet away from the plane. It will move to maintain the 20 feet distance. It has a maximum weight allowance of 500 pounds. The spell can end early if you move more than 100ft away. Which kind of makes sense.

The components are somatic, material and verbal meaning you have to gesture with one hand to speak forth an incantation and the material component in case you’re curious is a drop of a mercury which is pretty cool! And the school is considered to be conjuration. Which makes sense when you really think about it. So yeah without any further ado let’s take a look at the description here. In any case you can check out the difference between tenser’s floating disk vs floating disk.


This spell creates a circular, horizontal plane of force, 3 feet in diameter and 1 inch thick, that floats 3 feet above the ground in an unoccupied space of your choice that you can see within range. The disk remains for the duration, and can hold up to 500 pounds. If more weight is placed on it, the spell ends, and everything on the disk falls to the ground.

The disk is immobile while you are within 20 feet of it. If you move more than 20 feet away from it, the disk follows you so that it remains within 20 feet of you. It can move across uneven terrain, up or down stairs, slopes and the like, but it can’t cross an elevation change of 10 feet or more. For example, the disk can’t move across a 10-foot-deep pit, nor could it leave such a pit if it was created at the bottom.

If you move more than 100 feet from the disk (typically because it can’t move around an obstacle to follow you), the spell ends. * – (a drop of mercury)

Very very cool stuff here! Something i would like to point out before we head into the alternative use section is that the disc will forever try and maintain that 20 feet distance. I go away from you! But the cast range is 30 feet which is very interesting when you think about it. So without further ado let’s take a look at some alternative uses and i’ll leave the game-breaking one for last because it requires a little bit more explanation. Also check out this can you ride tenser’s floating disk.

Alternative Uses

But the best ways to use this are to transport goods or determine to a vehicle of sorts either you’re on a mount and you’re kind of moving forward and you have a party member to on the disc and they’re kind of following youth using that maintained 20 feet distance.

Now for the exploit, you need some form of device that would essentially clamp down on to the disk and your seat on said device would be about 25-30 feet away and then you would cast the disk so that the clamp was fixed on it and you would sit on the other end of the device. So the disk would constantly move forward trying to maintain that distance but you would be moving within the disk.

So it kind of perpetually push you forward and since there’s not really a specification on how quickly a disk can move. You basically just approach the speed of light and beyond hypothetically. Naturally no DM in their right mind would allow this but based on the way the spells are worded it seems feasible, so yeah just take that with a grain of salt desert using it. Do you know can tensers floating disk go over water?.


That being said guys, thank you so much for checking out i really do appreciate it. I hope you all have a wonderful day and as always happy casting. is floating disk visible? |

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