Darkness Spell (One)

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For other uses of Darkness, see Darkness (disambiguation).

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Darkness[SRD5 OGL] [1] [2] (Spell)
Level: 2nd-level
Spell Group: Arcane
School: Evocation
Casting Time: 1 action
Range:  60 feet
Components: V, M (bat fur and a drop of pitch or piece of coal)
Duration: Concentration, up to 10 minutes
Scales: False

Magical darkness spreads from a point you choose within range to fill a 15-­foot-radius sphere for the duration. The darkness spreads around corners. A creature with darkvision can’t see through this darkness, and nonmagical light can’t illuminate it.

If the point you choose is on an object you are holding or one that isn’t being worn or carried, the darkness emanates from the object and moves with it. Completely covering the source of the darkness with an opaque object, such as a bowl or a helm, blocks the darkness.

If any of this spell’s area overlaps with an area of light created by a spell of 2nd level or lower, the spell that created the light is dispelled.

Sources and Notes[edit]

One D&D is Playtest Material Only

These game mechanics are in draft form, usable in your D&D campaign but not refined by full game development and editing. They aren’t officially part of the game and aren’t permitted in D&D Adventurers League events, nor are they available for use on D&D Beyond.

— D&D Beyond One D&D Playtest material
Unearthed Arcana

The material in Unearthed Arcana is not Official Material. It is presented for playtesting and to spark your imagination. These game mechanics are in draft form, usable in your campaign but not refined by final game development and editing. They are not officially part of the game. For these reasons, material in this column is not legal in D&D Adventurers League events.

—Notice on most 5e Unearthed Arcana PDFs

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Facts about "Darkness Spell (One)"
Author"Varied" +
Cast Time1 action +
ComponentV + and M +
Concentrationtrue +
Level2 +
NameDarkness +
OneDnD Playtesttrue +
Publication"Varied" +
Range60 feet +
SchoolEvocation +
SortTextDarkness Spell One One +
Spell ListArcane +
SummaryCreates magical darkness in an area within range +
Unearthed Arcanatrue +