1st level Enchantment
Casting Time
1 Bonus Action
90 Feet
Concentration, up to 1 hour
Materials Required
The petrified eye of a newt

Spell Description

You place a curse on a creature that you can see within range. Until the spell ends, you deal an extra 1d6 necrotic damage to the target whenever you hit it with an attack. Also, choose one ability when you cast the spell. The target has disadvantage on ability checks made with the chosen ability.

If the target drops to 0 hit points before this spell ends, you can use a bonus action on a subsequent turn of yours to curse a new creature.

A remove curse cast on the target ends this spell early.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd or 4th level, you can maintain your concentration on the spell for up to 8 hours. When you use a spell slot of 5th level or higher, you can maintain your concentration on the spell for up to 24 hours.

Is Hex Good?

Overall Rating: Sky Blue. This means that hex is an amazing spell. If you do not take this spell your character would not be optimized.

Overall Notes: Deal an extra 1d6 of necrotic damage when you hit a creature with an attack. This is the spell of choice for casters that will be making spell attacks more often than not, like the warlock with their eldritch blast. Similar to hunter's mark in effect but it does necrotic instead of additional weapon damage and can be used on any type of attack, not just weapon attacks. The main downside of hex over hunter's mark is that it requires VSM components, which can be difficult to manage if you have your hands full and don't have the War Caster feat.