Branding Smite

2nd level Evocation
Casting Time
1 Bonus Action
Concentration, up to 1 minute

Spell Description

The next time you hit a creature with a weapon attack before this spell ends, the weapon gleams with astral radiance as you strike. The attack deals an extra 2d6 radiant damage to the target, which becomes visible if it is invisible, and the target sheds dim light in a 5-foot radius and can’t become invisible until the spell ends. 

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, the extra damage increases by 1d6 for each slot level above 2nd.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
Damage Dice 2d6 3d6 4d6 5d6 6d6 7d6 8d6 9d6
Min Damage 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Average Damage 7 10.5 14 17.5 21 24.5 28 31.5
Max Damage 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54
Lvl Dice Min Avg Max
2nd 2d6 2 7 12
3rd 3d6 3 10.5 18
4th 4d6 4 14 24
5th 5d6 5 17.5 30
6th 6d6 6 21 36
7th 7d6 7 24.5 42
8th 8d6 8 28 48
9th 9d6 9 31.5 54

Is Branding Smite Good?

Overall Rating: Red. This means that branding smite isn’t going to contribute to the effectiveness of your character build at all.

Overall Notes: You need to be able to hit an invisible creature for this spell to be worth it. Really only effective for Oath of the Watchers as they gain access to see invisibility.