How good is witch bolt? And who can use witch bolt 5e?

Witch bolt 5e spell

Level: 1st

Classes: Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard

Casting Time: Action

Range: 30 feet

Components: V, S, M

Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute

How does dnd 5e Witch bolt work?

A spear of blue energy entangled with fragmentation magic shoots at a creature within range of the cast and creates a long-lasting lightning arc between you and the target. Make a long-range spell attack on the target creature. If it hits, the target takes 1d12 points of lightning damage.

For the duration of the d&d 5e witch bolt spell, you can deal 1d12 points of lightning damage to the target directly with one action in each of your own rounds. If you perform an action to do anything else, the spell will terminate immediately.

In addition, if the target is away from the spell’s casting range or is in full-body cover relative to you, the witch bolt dnd 5e spell will also terminate.

When casting this spell with 2 or more spell slots, each time you use a spell slot that is 1 ring higher than the 1st slot, the initial damage of the spell increases by 1d12.

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Frequently topics on Witch bolt dnd 5e

1. What classes get witch bolt?

The Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard classes.

2. What book does witch bolt come from 5e?

Get a copy of Player’s Handbook

3.UA Genie Warlock is awesome. The utility is nice for a Warlock.
I do hope, however, you change the Genie’s Wraith to work like Hex Blade’s where it just applies once around when you roll a damage roll. Because that means it would work with a lot of the DOTs (Witch Bolt)

4. The bog mummy has a strong eldritch knight vibe and is stylized as leaning towards more witchcraft/fey curse origins than the ‘ancient tomb curse’ mummy. It’s /really good/ at dnd 5e witch bolt.

5. I read once, many moons ago, someone saying that you’d literally never use more than one d12 in DnD 5e so why would you ever need multiple dice.

In the years since then, I have learned that many things use d12s. Not as many as I’d like maybe, but enough. Witch bolt 5e for starters.