Blade Ward

Cantrip Abjuration
Casting Time
1 Action
Range
Self
Duration
1 round
Components
V
S
Class
Bard
Sorcerer
Warlock
Wizard

Spell Description

You extend your hand and trace a sigil of warding in the air. Until the end of your next turn, you have resistance against bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage dealt by weapon attacks.

Is Blade Ward Good?

Overall Rating: Red. This means that blade ward isn’t going to contribute to the effectiveness of your character build at all.

Overall Notes: The only time this is worth it is if you know for a fact you're going to be taking bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing from a weapon in the next turn which isn't a common occurrence. Otherwise, if you find yourself in a tricky situation and need to mitigate damage for a turn, take the Dodge action.