Bard Spells
0 Level (Cantrips)
Name Description Source
Dancing Lights Creates torches or other lights. PHB
Daze Humanoid creature of 4 HD or less loses next action. PHB
Detect Magic Detects spells and magic items within 60 ft. PHB
Flare Dazzles one creature (–1 on attack rolls). PHB
Ghost Sound Figment sounds. PHB
Ghostharp Object records, plays a song at your command. SC
Know Direction You discern north. PHB
Light Object shines like a torch. PHB
Lullaby Makes subject drowsy; –5 on Spot and Listen checks, –2 on Will saves against sleep. PHB
Mage Hand 5-pound telekinesis. PHB
Mending Makes minor repairs on an object. PHB
Message Whispered conversation at distance. PHB
Minor Disguise Makes slight changes to your appearance. SC
Open/Close Opens or closes small or light things. PHB
Prestidigitation Performs minor tricks. PHB
Read Magic Read scrolls and spellbooks. PHB
Resistance Subject gains +1 on saving throws. PHB
Songbird Perform and gain +1 on your next Cha check. SC
Stick Glues an object weighing 5 pounds or less to another object. SC
Summon Instrument Summons one instrument of the caster’s choice. PHB
1st Level
Name Description Source
Accelerated Movement Balance, Climb, or Move Silently at normal speed with no penalty on skill check. SC
Alarm Wards an area for 2 hours/level. PHB
Animate Rope Makes a rope move at your command. PHB
Amplify Lowers Listen DC by 20. SC
Appraising Touch Gain +10 bonus on Appraise checks. SC
Beastland Ferocity Subject fights without penalty while disabled or dying. SC
Cause Fear One creature of 5 HD or less flees for 1d4 rounds. PHB
Charm Person Makes one person your friend. PHB
Cheat Caster rerolls when determining the success of a game of chance. SC
Comprehend Languages You understand all spoken and written languages. PHB
Corrupt Weapon Weapon confirms critical hits against good foes. BoVD
Crabwalk Touched creature gains bonus while charging. SC
Critical Strike For 1 round you gain +1d6 damage, doubled threat range, and +4 on attack rolls to confirm critical threats. SC
Cure Light Wounds Cures 1d8 damage +1/level (max +5). PHB
Dead End Removes spoor of one creature/level. SC
Detect Secret Doors Reveals hidden doors within 60 ft. PHB
Disguise Self Changes your appearance. PHB
Distort Speech Subject’s speech is 50% unintelligible, so it might miscast spells. SC
Distract Subjects take –4 on Concentration, Listen, Search, and Spot. SC
Erase Mundane or magical writing vanishes. PHB
Expeditious Retreat Your speed increases by 30 ft. PHB
Extract Drug Creates drug from inanimate object. BoVD
Expeditious Retreat, Swift Your speed increases by 30 ft. for 1 round. SC
Feather Fall Objects or creatures fall slowly. PHB
Focusing Chant Gain +1 on attack rolls, skill checks, and ability checks. SC
Grease Makes 10-ft. square or one object slippery. PHB
Guiding Light +2 on ranged attacks against creatures in illuminated area. SC
Healthful Rest Subjects heal at twice the normal rate. SC
Herald’s Call Creatures of 5 HD or less within 20 ft. slowed for 1 round. SC
Hypnotism Fascinates 2d4 HD of creatures. PHB
Identify M Determines properties of magic item. PHB
Improvisation You gain a pool of luck bonus points equal to twice your caster level and can spend them to improve attack rolls, skill checks, and ability checks. SC
Incite Subjects can’t ready actions or delay. SC
Inhibit Subject delays until next round. SC
Insidious Rhythm Subject has –4 penalty on Intelligence-based skill checks and Concentration checks, and must make Concentration check to cast spells. SC
Inspirational Boost The bonuses granted by your inspire courage ability increase by 1. SC
Invisibility, Swift You are invisible for 1 round or until you attack. SC
Ironguts Subject gains +5 bonus on saving throws against poison. SC
Ironthunder Horn Intense vibrations trip those in area. SC
Joyful Noise You negate silence in a 10-ft.-radius emanation for as long as you concentrate. SC
Lesser Confusion One creature is confused for 1 round. PHB
Magic Mouth M Speaks once when triggered. PHB
Master’s Touch You gain proficiency in a weapon or shield touched for 1 minute/level. SC
No Light Prevents normal light from illuminating. BoVD
Nystul's Magic Aura Alters object’s magic aura. PHB
Obscure Object Masks object against scrying. PHB
Phantom Threat Subject thinks it’s flanked. SC
Remove Fear Suppresses fear or gives +4 on saves against fear for one subject + one per four levels. PHB
Remove Scent Hides touched creature’s scent. SC
Serene Visage Gain insight bonus on Bluff checks equal to half your level. SC
Shock and Awe Flat-footed creatures get –10 on initiative. SC
Silent Image Creates minor illusion of your design. PHB
Sleep Puts 4 HD of creatures into magical slumber. PHB
Sorrow Subject takes –3 penalty on attacks, saves, and checks. BoVD
Sticky Fingers You get +10 on Sleight of Hand checks. SC
Summon Monster I Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you. PHB
Targeting Ray You and allies are +1 to hit/3 levels against subject. SC
Tasha’s Hideous Laughter Subject loses actions for 1 round/level. PHB
Undersong Make Perform checks instead of Concentration checks. SC
Undetectable Alignment Conceals alignment for 24 hours. PHB
Unseen Servant Invisible force obeys your commands. PHB
Ventriloquism Throws voice for 1 min./level. PHB
2nd Level
Name Description Source
Addiction Subject becomes addicted to a drug. BoVD
Alarm, GreaterF As alarm, and it works on coexistent planes. SC
Alter Self Assume form of a similar creature. PHB
Animal Messenger Sends a Tiny animal to a specific place. PHB
Animal Trance Fascinates 2d6 HD of animals. PHB
Battle Hymn Allies can reroll one Will save/round. SC
Bladeweave Your melee attack dazes your opponent. SC
Blindness/Deafness Makes subject blind or deaf. PHB
Blur Attacks miss subject 20% of the time. PHB
BonefiddleF Spectral fiddle bow deals 3d6 damage/round. SC
Calm Emotions Calms creatures, negating emotion effects. PHB
Cat’s Grace Subject gains +4 to Dex for 1 min./level. PHB
Circle Dance Indicates direction to known individual. SC
Cloak Pool Hide a color pool on the Astral Plane from view. SC
Cloud of Bewilderment Generates a nauseating 10-ftcube. SC
Cure Moderate Wounds Cures 2d8 damage +1/level (max +10). PHB
Curse of Impending Blades Subject takes –2 penalty to AC. SC
Dance of Ruin Nondemons take 2d20 damage. BoVD
Dark Way Creates temporary unbreakable bridge supporting up to 200 lb./level. SC
Darkness 20-ft. radius of supernatural shadow. PHB
Daze Monster Living creature of 6 HD or less loses next action. PHB
Delay Poison Stops poison from harming subject for 1 hour/ level. PHB
Delusions of Grandeur Subject thinks it is better than it is. SC
Detect Thoughts Allows “listening” to surface thoughts. PHB
Discolor Pool Change the color of a color pool on the Astral Plane. SC
Disquietude Subject avoids physical contact with others. SC
Dissonant Chant Concentration checks more difficult within area of spell. SC
Distracting Ray Ray forces spellcaster to make Concentration check. SC
Eagle’s Splendor Subject gains +4 to Cha for 1 min./level. PHB
Entice Gift Subject gives caster what it’s holding. SC
Enthrall Captivates all within 100 ft. + 10 ft./level. PHB
Fly, Swift Gain fly speed of 60 ft. for 1 round. SC
Fox’s Cunning Subject gains +4 to Int for 1 min./level. PHB
Glitterdust Blinds creatures, outlines invisible creatures. PHB
Grace Silvery light grants +2 Dexterity, +10 feet to land speed, melee attacks treated as good; take –20 to Hide checks. SC
Harmonic Chorus Give another caster +2 to caster level and +2 on save DCs as long as you concentrate. SC
Heartfire Subjects outlined by fire, take 1d4 damage/round. SC
Heroism Gives +2 on attack rolls, saves, skill checks. PHB
Hold Person Paralyzes one humanoid for 1 round/level. PHB
Hypnotic Pattern Fascinates (2d4 + level) HD of creatures. PHB
Invisibility Subject is invisible for 1 min./level or until it attacks. PHB
Iron Silence Armor touched has no armor check penalty on Hide and Move Silently for 1 hour/level. SC
Know Vulnerabilities Determine subject’s vulnerabilities and resistances. SC
Lively Step You and allies gain +10 increase to speed. SC
Locate Object Senses direction toward object (specific or type). PHB
Mesmerizing Glare Your gaze fascinates creatures. SC
Mindless Rage Subject compelled to attack you physically for 1 round/level. SC
Minor Image As silent image, plus some sound. PHB
Mirror Image Creates decoy duplicates of you (1d4 +1 per three levels, max 8). PHB
Misdirection Misleads divinations for one creature or object. PHB
Miser’s Envy Subject jealously covets a nearby object. SC
Nightmare Lullaby Subject is confused. SC
Portal Alarm You are alerted when a creature passes through a warded portal. SC
Pyrotechnics Turns fire into blinding light or choking smoke. PHB
Rage Gives +2 to Str and Con, +1 on Will saves, –2 to AC. PHB
Reflective Disguise Viewers see you as their own species and gender. SC
Reveille Dead creature speaks a short sentence about what caused its death. SC
Scare Panics creatures of less than 6 HD. PHB
Shatter Sonic vibration damages objects or crystalline creatures. PHB
Silence Negates sound in 15-ft. radius. PHB
Song of Festering Death Subject takes 2d6 damage per round while caster concentrates. BoVD
Sonic Weapon Weapon touched deals +1d6 sonic damage with each hit. SC
Sonic Whip Whip of magical force keeps animals at bay and can frighten animals as ranged touch attack. SC
Sonorous Hum Removes need to concentrate to maintain next spell cast. SC
Sound Burst Deals 1d8 sonic damage to subjects; may stun them. PHB
Speak to Allies Subjects can converse at distance without moving lips. SC
Sting Ray Subject of ray can take only standard or move action, has –2 AC, and must make Concentration checks to cast spells. SC
Suggestion Compels subject to follow stated course of action. PHB
Summon Elysian Thrush Summon an Elysian thrush, which accelerates natural healing. SC
Summon Monster II Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you. PHB
Summon Swarm Summons swarm of bats, rats, or spiders. PHB
Surefooted Stride You can move over rubble as easily as you can over open ground. SC
Tactical Precision Allies gain additional +2 bonus on attack rolls and +1d6 additional damage against flanked foes. SC
Tongues Speak any language. PHB
War Cry Gain +4 on attack rolls and damage rolls if you charge. Any opponent you damage must save or become panicked for 1 round. SC
Wave of Grief Cone imposes –3 penalty on attacks, checks, and saves. SC
Weapon Shift Touched weapon changes form. SC
Whirling Blade Hurled slashing weapon magically attacks all foes in 60-ft. line. SC
Whispering Wind Sends a short message 1 mile/level. PHB
3rd Level
Name Description Source
Allegro You and your allies gain +30 ft. speed for 1 minute/level. SC
Analyze Portal Find a nearby portal and discover its properties. SC
Blink You randomly vanish and reappear for 1 round/level. PHB
Charm Monster Makes monster believe it is your ally. PHB
Clairaudience/Clairvoyance Hear or see at a distance for 1 min./level. PHB
Confusion Subjects behave oddly for 1 round/level. PHB
Creaking Cacophony Sound distracts and makes foes vulnerable to sonic damage. SC
Crushing Despair Subjects take –2 on attack rolls, damage rolls, saves, and checks. PHB
Cure Serious Wounds Cures 3d8 damage +1/level (max +15). PHB
Curse of the Putrid Husk Subject is unconscious for 1d10 minutes. BoVD
Curse of Impending Blades, Mass Enemies take –2 penalty to AC. SC
Daylight 60-ft. radius of bright light. PHB
Deep Slumber Puts 10 HD of creatures to sleep. PHB
Dirge of Discord All within 20 ft. take –4 on attack rolls and Dexterity, and reduce speed by 50%. SC
Dispel Magic Cancels magical spells and effects. PHB
Displacement Attacks miss subject 50%. PHB
Dissonant Chord Deal 1d8/2 levels sonic damage in 10-ft. burst. SC
Dolorous Blow Weapon’s threat range is doubled and threats are automatically confirmed. SC
Fear Subjects within cone flee for 1 round/level. PHB
G’elsewhere Chant Teleport subject to random safe place within 100 ft. SC
Gaseous Form Subject becomes insubstantial and can fly slowly. PHB
Geas, Lesser Commands subject of 7 HD or less. PHB
Glibness You gain +30 bonus on Bluff checks, and your lies can escape magical discernment. PHB
Good Hope Subjects gain +2 on attack rolls, damage rolls, saves, and checks. PHB
Haste One creature/level moves faster, +1 on attack rolls, AC, and Reflex saves. PHB
Haunting Tune 1 subject/level becomes shaken. SC
Hymn of Praise Add +2 to caster level to all good divine casters within range. SC
Illusory Script M Only intended reader can decipher. PHB
Infernal Threnody Add +2 to caster level to all evil divine casters within range. SC
Invisibility Sphere Makes everyone within 10 ft. invisible. PHB
Know Opponent Learn strengths and weaknesses of foe. SC
Leomund’s Tiny Hut Creates shelter for ten creatures. PHB
Listening Coin You can eavesdrop through a magic coin. SC
Love’s Lament Cone deals 1d6 Wisdom damage and causes nausea. SC
Major Image As silent image, plus sound, smell and thermal effects. PHB
Phantom Steed Magic horse appears for 1 hour/level. PHB
Puppeteer Subject mimics your actions. SC
Ray of Dizziness Subject can take only move or standard actions. SC
Remove Curse Frees object or person from curse. PHB
Sadism For every 10 hp damage caster deals, he gains +1 on attacks, saves, and checks. BoVD
Scrying F Spies on subject from a distance. PHB
Sculpt Sound Creates new sounds or changes existing ones. PHB
Secret Page Changes one page to hide its real content. PHB
See Invisibility Reveals invisible creatures or objects. PHB
Sepia Snake Sigil M Creates text symbol that immobilizes reader. PHB
Shadow Cache You open a small portal to the Plane of Shadow through which you can put an item for later retrieval. SC
Slow One subject/level takes only one action/round, –2 to AC and attack rolls. PHB
Speak with Animals You can communicate with animals. PHB
Speechlink You and one other creature can talk, no matter how far apart. SC
Stunning Screech All within 30 ft. are stunned for 1 round. BoVD
Summon Monster III Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you. PHB
Suppress Breath Weapon Subject can’t use breath weapon. SC
Treasure Scent You detect valuable metals and gems. SC
Unluck Subject remakes all rolls, uses worse result for 1 round/level. SC
Weapon of Impact As keen edge, but aids bludgeoning weapons. SC
Wounding Whispers Sonic aura damages foes that strike you. SC
4th Level
Name Description Source
Break Enchantment Frees subjects from enchantments, alterations, curses, and petrification. PHB
Cacophonic Shield Shield 10 ft. from you blocks sounds, deals 1d6 sonic damage +1/level, and deafens creatures passing through. SC
Celebration Intoxicate subjects. SC
Cure Critical Wounds Cures 4d8 damage +1/level (max +20). PHB
Detect Scrying Alerts you of magical eavesdropping. PHB
Dimension Door Teleports you short distance. PHB
Dominate Person Controls humanoid telepathically. PHB
Ethereal Mount You conjure swift mounts on the Ethereal Plane. SC
Freedom of Movement Subject moves normally despite impediments. PHB
FugueF Your Perform check creates variety of effects. SC
Hallucinatory Terrain Makes one type of terrain appear like another (field into forest, or the like). PHB
Hold Monster As hold person, but any creature. PHB
Invisibility, Greater As invisibility, but subject can attack and stay invisible. PHB
Lay of the Land You gain an overview of the geography around you. SC
Legend Lore M F Lets you learn tales about a person, place, or thing. PHB
Leomund’s Secure Shelter Creates sturdy cottage. PHB
Locate Creature Indicates direction to familiar creature. PHB
Modify Memory Changes 5 minutes of subject’s memories. PHB
Neutralize Poison Immunizes subject against poison, detoxifies venom in or on subject. PHB
Portal Alarm, Improved Warded portal alerts you or a creature designated by you to creatures passing through it. SC
Protégé Subject can use bardic music and bardic knowledge as bard of half your level. SC
Rainbow Pattern Lights fascinate 24 HD of creatures. PHB
Ray Deflection Ray attacks are reflected away. SC
Repel Vermin Insects, spiders, and other vermin stay 10 ft. away. PHB
Resistance, Greater Subject gains +3 on saving throws. SC
Resonating Bolt Sonic energy deals 1d4 damage/level (max 10d4). SC
Ruin Delver’s Fortune Cast on another creature’s turn and choose one of several benefits. SC
Shadow Conjuration Mimics conjuring below 4th level, but only 20% real. PHB
Shout Deafens all within cone and deals 5d6 sonic damage. PHB
Sirine’s Grace You gain bonuses to Charisma and Dexterity, AC, and Perform checks, and can breathe water. SC
Speak with Plants You can talk to normal plants and plant creatures. PHB
Spectral Weapon Use quasi-real weapon to make touch attacks. SC
Stone Shatter Shatter a stone object or creature. SC
Summon Monster IV Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you. PHB
Voice of the Dragon +10 on Bluff, Diplomacy, and Intimidate checks; can use one suggestion. SC
Zone of Silence Keeps eavesdroppers from overhearing conversations. PHB
5th Level
Name Description Source
Blink, Greater Controlled blinking between the Material and Ethereal Planes grants defenses for 1 round/level. SC
Body HarmonicF Piercing tone deals 1d10 damage to one ability/round. SC
Bolts of Bedevilment One ray/round, dazes 1d3 rounds. SC
Cacophonic Burst Noise deals 1d6/level sonic damage to all within area. SC
Cure Light Wounds, Mass Cures 1d8 damage +1/level for many creatures. PHB
Dispel Magic, Greater As dispel magic, but +20 on check. PHB
Dragonsight Gain low-light vision, darkvision, and blindsense. SC
Dream Sends message to anyone sleeping. PHB
False Vision M Fools scrying with an illusion. PHB
Heroism, Greater Gives +4 bonus on attack rolls, saves, skill checks; immunity to fear; temporary hp. PHB
Hidden Lodge Creates sturdy cottage camouflaged to blend into natural surroundings. SC
Hide from Dragons Dragons can’t perceive one subject/2 levels. SC
Mind Fog Subjects in fog get –10 to Wis and Will checks. PHB
Mirage Arcana As hallucinatory terrain, plus structures. PHB
Mislead Turns you invisible and creates illusory double. PHB
Morality Undone Subject becomes evil. BoVD
Nightmare Sends vision dealing 1d10 damage, fatigue. PHB
Persistent Image As major image, but no concentration required. PHB
Reflective Disguise, Mass Viewers see subjects as their own species and gender. SC
Seeming Changes appearance of one person per two levels. PHB
Shadow Evocation Mimics evocation of lower than 5th level, but only 20% real. PHB
Shadow Walk Step into shadow to travel rapidly. PHB
Song of Discord Forces targets to attack each other. PHB
Soul Shackles Imprisons soul of dead creature in talisman, from which caster can question it. BoVD
Surefooted Stride, Mass As surefooted stride but multiple subjects. SC
Suggestion, Mass As suggestion, plus one subject/level. PHB
Summon Monster V Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you. PHB
Wail of Doom
6th Level
Name Description Source
Analyze Dweomer F | Reveals magical aspects of subject. PHB
Animate Objects Objects attack your foes. PHB
Bestow Greater Curse Subject takes –6 penalty to two abilities; –8 penalty on attacks, saves, and checks; or 75% chance of taking no action. BoVD
Cat’s Grace, Mass As cat’s grace, affects one subject/level. PHB
Charm Monster, Mass As charm monster, but all within 30 ft. PHB
Cure Moderate Wounds, Mass Cures 2d8 damage +1/level for many creatures. PHB
Dirge Enemies take 2 points of Str and Dex damage/round. SC
Eagle’s Splendor, Mass As eagle’s splendor, affects one subject/level. PHB
Eyebite Target becomes panicked, sickened, and comatose. PHB
Find the Path Shows most direct way to a location. PHB
Fox’s Cunning, Mass As fox’s cunning, affects one subject/level. PHB
Geas/Quest As lesser geas, plus it affects any creature. PHB
Heroes’ Feast Food for one creature/level cures and grants combat bonuses. PHB
HindsightM You see into the past. SC
Nixie’s Grace You gain a swim speed, water breathing, lowlight vision, damage reduction 5/cold iron, and enhancements to Dexterity and Wisdom. SC
Otto’s Irresistible Dance Forces subject to dance. PHB
Permanent Image Includes sight, sound, and smell. PHB
Programmed Image M As major image, plus triggered by event. PHB
Project Image Illusory double can talk and cast spells. PHB
Ray of Light Ray blinds subject. SC
Revenance Restores dead creature to life for 1 minute/level. SC
Resistance, Superior Subject gains +6 on saving throws. SC
Scrying, Greater As scrying, but faster and longer. PHB
Shout, Greater Devastating yell deals 10d6 sonic damage; stuns creatures, damages objects. PHB
Summon Monster VI Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you. PHB
Sympathetic Vibration Deals 2d10 damage/round to freestanding structure. PHB
Symphonic NightmareM Discordant noise haunts subject’s sleep. SC
Veil Changes appearance of group of creatures. PHB
Wave of Pain Stuns all within cone for 1 round/2 levels. BoVD
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