- Casting Time
- 1 Action
- 120 Feet
- Concentration, up to 1 minute
You tap into the nightmares of a creature you can see within range and create an illusory manifestation of its deepest fears, visible only to that creature. The target must make a Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, the target becomes frightened for the duration. At the end of each of the target’s turns before the spell ends, the target must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or take 4d10 psychic damage. On a successful save, the spell ends.
At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 5th level or higher, the damage increases by 1d10 for each slot level above 4th.
Is Phantasmal Killer Good?
Overall Rating: Orange. This means that phantasmal killer is an OK spell.
Overall Notes: Turn-after-turn psychic damage and the Frightened condition may seem like a solid effect, but seeing as this is a single target spell and costs a 4th-level spell slot and concentration it's just not worth it most of the time.