- Casting Time
- 1 Action
- 90 Feet
- Materials Required
- A diamond worth at least 50 gp
You hurl a 4-inch-diameter sphere of energy at a creature that you can see within range. You choose acid, cold, fire, lightning, poison, or thunder for the type of orb you create, and then make a ranged spell attack against the target. If the attack hits, the creature takes 3d8 damage of the type you chose.
At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, the damage increases by 1d8 for each slot level above 1st.
Is Chromatic Orb Good?
Overall Rating: Blue. This means that chromatic orb is a great spell and you should strongly consider this spell for your character.
Overall Notes: Your go-to damage spell. It has a costly material component that might be difficult to procure at early levels. The diamond isn't consumed when you cast your spell, so once you get it you can use this spell as often as you'd like.
Class Specific Ratings for Chromatic Orb
Wild Magic sorcerer: Uses spell attacks instead of saves, which you can gain advantage on with Tides of Chaos.