Word Of Radiance 5E Spell

Hello spellcasters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 44th episode of our cantrip series. Today we’re going to be talking about word of radiance spell 5e usable exclusively by the cleric and found in the xanathar’s guide to everything as are most of the cool cantrips we got here. The mechanics are as followed.


  • Level: Cantrip
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 5 ft
  • Components: V, M
  • Duration: Instantaneous
  • School: Evocation
  • Attack/Save: CON Save
  • Damage/Effect: Radiant

Your damage die is a d6 so not the best but also not the worst getting an extra one at fifth, 11th and 17th level for a total of 4d6. The cast time is one action, so what is the range of the word of radiance 5e? it is five feet, the duration is instantaneous and the saving throw is a constitution one. Also read this 5e blessed strikes word of radiance.

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The components are verbal and material if you’re curious about the material component it is simply a holy symbol. The school’s evocation which is kind of surprising i would think divination but whatever and the damage type is radiant and this is our second cantrip that is radiant damage so very cool. Now let’s take a quick look at description.


You utter a divine word, and burning radiance erupts from you. Each creature of your choice that you can see within range must succeed on a Constitution saving throw or take 1d6 radiant damage. The spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 5th level (2d6), 11th level (3d6), and 17th level (4d6).

So a decent amount to unpack there. Firstly you can choose which preacher these effect even if multiple creatures are within range of this spell. Secondly all your theme to activate it is just utter a divine word while holding your holy symbol essentially. So that can be anything from your patrons a name to a certain religious word of your choosing. Which is a very very cool and very useful. Well let’s take a quick look at an alternative use here. You can also check out our latest article on what is the seven star spell 5e?

Alternative Uses

I could only think of one just because is a damaging cantrip and he’s got a whole lot of wording here to really exploit. So what i really want to play a chaotic good character that uses this spell to an extreme extent. It is the way he would determine whether or not a person is righteous or not.

He doesn’t actually work that way but in his mind it would a true chaotic good ladies and gentlemen. So he would speak the word and if you make it on the constitution saving throw you are safe from him. But if you fail and you take damage from word of radiance 5e spells then he will attack you for your unworthy. That would be cool use for an outside of battle.


That being said, if you have any great stories involving these cantrips i would really love to hear them down in the comments as would everyone else checking this article. That being said, i hope you all have a great day and as always happy casting. shield of faith 5e | guiding bolt 5e | spare the dying 5e | hand of radiance 5e | sacred flame 5e | toll the dead 5e.

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