Sacred Flame

Evocation Cantrip
Casting Time
1 Action
60 Feet

Spell Description

Flame-like radiance descends on a creature that you can see within range. The target must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or take 1d8 radiant damage. The target gains no benefit from cover for this saving throw.

The spell’s damage increases by 1d8 when you reach 5th level (2d8), 11th level (3d8), and 17th level (4d8).

Level 1 Level 5 Level 11 Level 19
Damage Dice 1d8 2d8 3d8 4d8
Min Damage 1 2 3 4
Average Damage 4.5 9 13.5 18
Max Damage 8 16 24 32

Is Sacred Flame Good?

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

Overall Notes: Good ranged damage option early on. Also scales well as a source of radiant damage.

Class Specific Ratings for Sacred Flame

The Celestial warlock: Good ranged damage option early on but not as good as eldritch blast. Scales well as a source of radiant damage and works with Radiant Soul.