5th Edition Spells – Blade Ward

The Spell-Cast, D&D 5th Edition

For some reason I’ve decided to go through every single spell in the Player’s Handbook. Here’s the first:

Bard – Cantrip – Blade Ward

Abjuration cantrip
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Self
Components: V, S
Duration: 1 round

You extend your hand and trace a sigil of warding in the air. Until the end o f your next turn, you have resistance against bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage dealt by weapon attacks.

My Comments: Sure, it’s a cantrip so you can’t expect much, but still, I can’t say I’m impressed. Basically you give up an action in one turn to reduce the damage you’re going to take for ONE round.

Personally, I think you’re probably better off using your action to do some damage.

2 thoughts on “5th Edition Spells – Blade Ward”

    1. Or if it would at least last until the next time you get hit within a minute…

      I mean, it’s got such a cool name, it seems like it should be more useful. 🙂

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