Ekbom's Imaginary Insects (5e Spell)

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Author: Nazsmith (talk)
Date Created: 9/6/2020
Status: Incomplete
Editing: Clarity edits only please
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Ekbom's Imaginary Insects
5th-level enchantment
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 30 Feet
Components: M (Vial of Insects)
Duration: Concentration, 1 minute
Casters: Sorcerer, Wizard, Warlock

Terrified of insects but determined to win over his fellow student Faith, the apprentice Ekbom developed this spell in order to train himself to overcome his phobia. The illusion apparently worked too well, however, for prolonged exposure to the spell caused Ekbom's unfortunate demise at his own hand, frantically trying to kill the 'bugs' all over his body with a letter opener. Enforcement found his research notes while cleaning out his bunk and continued the spell's use in their more nefarious activities.

Choose a creature you can see within range. The target must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or believe that a swarm of insects crawls over it and begins to burrow into its flesh, forcing it to spend its action on each of its turns to deal damage to itself as though it had hit with a held melee or natural weapon (or with an unarmed strike if it lacks any such weapons). At the end of each of its turns, the target can make another Wisdom saving throw. On a success, the spell ends on the target.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 6th level or higher, you can target one additional creature for each slot level above 5th. The creatures must be within 30 feet of each other when you target them.


Author's Note: I wanted to recreate this spell from user:ThunderGod Cid who created it for 3.5e. This is my attempt to recreate the spell for 5e. It was a fun spell when I started playing DnD and now that I am getting back into it I wanted to be able to use it again.





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Action TypeAction +
AuthorNazsmith +
CasterSorcerer +, Wizard + and Warlock +
ComponentM +
Consumable Componentstrue +
Identifier5e Spell +
Level5 +
Range30 Feet +
RatingUnrated +
Scalabletrue +
SchoolEnchantment +
SummaryTarget hallucinates insects all over their body and attacks themselves.

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TitleEkbom's Imaginary Insects +
Valuable Componentstrue +