Most folks are dismissive of the Sacred flame cantrip. This is because they feel like they cannot achieve much with it. If they do think that much cannot be achieved with this spell, then there is obviously no need to use it.
This is not true as the Sacred flame spell can be used to accomplish a lot. We know this because all spell in Dungeons and Dragons have their usefulness. If you feel like a spell is useless, it is because you have not yet figured out how to use them effectively to achieve your aim.
In this article, we will be explaining the Sacred flame and highlighting the usefulness of the cantrip. After reading through, you will have a change of mind and you will be able to use this cantrip effectively like a pro. Before we begin, if you do not already know the meaning of a cantrip, we will get you started.
A cantrip is a spell that can be cast at will, without using a spell slot, and without being prepared in advance. Repeated practice has fixed the spell in the caster’s mind and infused the caster with the magic needed to produce the Effect over and over. A cantrip’s Spell Level is 0. Therefore, the Sacred Flame spell level is zero.
What is Sacred Flame Spell?
According to the Player’s handbook, here are the attributes of the Sacred Flame spell.
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A flame-like radiance descends on a creature that you can see within range. The target must succeed on a dexterity saving throw or take 1d8 radiant damage. The target gains no benefit from cover for this saving throw. The spell’s damage increases by 1d8 when you reach the 5th level (2d8), 11th level (3d8), and 17th level (4d8).
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 60 feet
Components: V, S
Understanding the Sacred flame spell
Now we will delve into the Sacred spell cantrip so that you will get in-depth knowledge about this cantrip.
The Sacred flame spell is a cantrip that is in the evocation class. We have already explained what a cantrip is. Since this spell is a cantrip, it means that it is a zero-level spell and does not require a spell slot to cast. This cantrip takes one action to cast and it has a 60 feet range.
Before you can be able to use this spell, you must fulfill the requirements as provided in the components. The components of this spell are Verbal and Somatic. The verbal component means that you should be able to speak or mutter the required abracadabra to trigger the spell. However, on the other hand, the Somatic component involves the ability to use your hands or move your body so as to trigger the spell. It is very important to remember that this spell only works on creatures that you can see.
Inasmuch as the spell is named Sacred flame, it has nothing to do with a fire-based attack. It is not also an attack since you do not need to roll to hit with the spell. You just have to announce that you are casting the spell at a target and it automatically goes off.
Who can use the Sacred flame spell?
Like other spells in the Dungeons and Dragons game, this spell is not available to every class. The class that can use this spell is the Cleric.
Who is Immune to Sacred flame spell?
The undead, fiends, and other demonic creatures are immune to this spell. This means that they do not take extra damage from the sacred flame spell.
Best use cases of the Sacred Flame spell
The sacred flame does not ever miss. You can basically use this spell on enemies with low dexterity such as zombies and giants and those with vulnerability to radiant damage. Good for you, virtually all beings are not resistant to radiant damage. In fact, the only beings that are resistant to radiant damage are angels. So this spell could accomplish a lot in other beings who are not immune to radiant damage.