|This material from the 5th edition SRD is published under the OGL|
Slow is a spell in 5th edition.
|Components:||V, S, M (a drop of molasses)|
|Duration:||Concentration, up to 1 minute|
|Casters:||Bard, Sorcerer, Wizard|
An affected target’s speed is halved, it takes a −2 penalty to AC and Dexterity saving throws, and it can’t use reactions. On its turn, it can use either an action or a bonus action, not both. Regardless of the creature’s abilities or magic items, it can’t make more than one melee or ranged attack during its turn.
If the creature attempts to cast a spell with a casting time of 1 action, roll a d20. On an 11 or higher, the spell doesn’t take effect until the creature’s next turn, and the creature must use its action on that turn to complete the spell. If it can’t, the spell is wasted.
A creature affected by this spell makes another Wisdom saving throw at the end of its turn. On a successful save, the effect ends for it.
Sources and Notes
- Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards RPG Team (19 August 2014). Player's Handbook. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0786965606. p. 209-211, 277.
- Jeremy Crawford, Dan Dillon, Ben Petrisor, Taymoor Rehman (17 November 2020). Tasha's Cauldron of Everything. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 9780786967025. p. 27.