Protection from Evil and Good
- Casting Time
- 1 Action
- Concentration, concentration up to 10 minutes
- Materials Required
- Holy water or powdered silver and iron, which the spell consumes
Until the spell ends, one willing creature you touch is protected against certain types of creatures: aberrations, celestials, elementals, fey, fiends, and undead.
The protection grants several benefits. Creatures of those types have disadvantage on attack rolls against the target. The target also can’t be charmed, frightened, or possessed by them. If the target is already charmed, frightened, or possessed by such a creature, the target has advantage on any new saving throw against the relevant effect.
Is Protection from Evil and Good Good?
Overall Rating: Sky Blue. This means that protection from evil and good is an amazing spell. If you do not take this spell your character would not be optimized.
Overall Notes: You love to see this spell in any party, the buffs this can provide are extremely useful in any combat scenario. The creature types this affects are very common so this spell will likely be useful in your campaign.
Class Specific Ratings for Protection from Evil and Good
Eldritch Knight fighter: Awesome defensive buff to use when facing certain foes and doesn't use your INT modifier.
Oath of Devotion paladin: Fantastic defensive buff. Requires concentration but you’ll be so hard to hit it doesn’t matter. One of the few spells you would conceivably use in place of Divine Smite.