SRD5:Burning Hands

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This material from the 5th edition SRD is published under the OGL

Burning Hands is a spell in 5th edition.

Burning Hands[SRD5 OGL] [1] [2] [3]
1st-level evocation
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Self (15-foot cone)
Components: V, S
Duration: Instantaneous
Casters: Eldritch Knight, Sorcerer, Wizard
Racial Spell of: Fire Genasi

As you hold your hands with thumbs touching and fingers spread, a thin sheet of flames shoots forth from your outstretched fingertips. Each creature in a 15-­foot cone must make a Dexterity saving throw. A creature takes 3d6 fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. The fire ignites any flammable objects in the area that aren’t being worn or carried.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, the damage increases by 1d6 for each slot level above 1st.

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL.
  2. caster list (Eldritch Knight) — Player's Handbook (5e) p.75.
  3. race spell (Fire Genasi) — Monsters of the Multiverse p. 17.

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Facts about "Burning Hands"
Action TypeAction +
AuthorSRD5 +
Canontrue +
CasterEldritch Knight +, Sorcerer + and Wizard +
ComponentV + and S +
Level1 +
PublicationSRD5 +
Racial SpellFire Genasi +
RangeSelf (15-foot cone) +
Scalabletrue +
SchoolEvocation +
TitleBurning Hands +