Information is very key to us. It is one of the very core of our existence. It cannot be overemphasized. If you are not informed you will definitely be deformed. So, not only in the real world but also in the Dungeons and Dragons game.
Let us paint a picture for you about why you would need the Sending 5e spell.
You need to convey a message to the Mayor from the place you currently are. There is no time to go home and do that in person. So you need to send him this information about the imminent danger. If he knows of this, it will help him prepare for the doom that is about to befall the city and overthrow it. However, you need to send this message to him first, otherwise, the city will be history.
In the effort to see what you could do to send this message across, you realized that you have not expended all of your third-level spell slots. This is a good sign, you said to yourself. Now you pull a copper string out of your pouch and in one sentence you did the magic. Now, you don’t have to worry because your work here has been done.
What is Sending 5e?
You send a short message of twenty-five words or less to a creature with which you are familiar. The creature hears the message in its mind, recognizes you as the sender if it knows you, and can answer in a like manner immediately. This D&D spell enables creatures with Intelligence scores of at least 1 to understand the meaning of your message.
You can send the message across any distance and even to Other Planes of existence, but if the target is on a different plane than you, there is a 5 percent chance that the message doesn’t arrive.
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Spell level: Third level
Casting Time: 1 action
Components: V, S, M (A string of short copper wire)
Classes: Bard, Cleric, Wizard
Duration: 1 round
Target: A creature you are familiar with
Delving into the Sending 5e spell.
The Sending is a third-level spell and you will need a level three spell slot to cast it. The casting time is 1 action and the range is unlimited. The unlimited range makes this spell shine. This means that regardless of the distance, you could still send messages across. The range really makes sense because it is obtainable in real life.
The components needed to pull this spell is the verbal, the Somatic, and the Material component. We will explain these components in detail in a bit. The Sending spell is available to the members of the following classes; Bards, Clerics, and the Wizards.
Components of the Sending Spell
There are 3 components needed to pull off a Sending spell. These components are the Verbal, Somatic, and Material components. We will explain the three components to get you started. For a spell like the Sending spell that needs these 3 components, you will be well on your way to succeeding in the activation of the spell.
The Verbal component: As you already know, most spells if not all require the spell caster to chant or mutter some mystic words or abracadabra. If you have this spell and you don’t have the perfect abracadabra for its activation, the spell will not work.
The Somatic component: This component is a basic part of casting spells. Many spells would require some sort of motion for the casting creature to perform it. In situations where the spell caster cannot pull these motion stunts, the spell cannot be activated.
The material component: Sometimes, you would need material to be able to cast a spell. This is not always the case as some spells can be cast without having any material. An example of a material component that is required to cast the Sending spell is a string of short copper wire.
Is sending spell worth it?
Generally speaking, every spell is worth it. However, before using a spell slot to cast a spell, we have to scrutinize it to know whether or not it is worth the slot at that particular instance. I personally believe that every spell is worth the spell slot. However, the timing is the determining factor as to why you may not want to expend a spell slot for a particular spell.
Of course, we all know that spell slots are not free. Nothing is free even in Freetown. So it is necessary to do our checks before using up spell slots.
For a combat-centered campaign, the fireball spell will be preferred over the Sending spell. However, if your campaign requires transmitting secret information over a vast distance of time in a short period of time, then the sending spell comes in handy. Whatever you do, make sure you do your check and balances.