Fire Shield

4th level Evocation
Casting Time
1 Action
Range
Self
Duration
10 minutes
Components
V
S
M
Materials Required
A bit of phosphorus or a firefly
Class
Wizard

Spell Description

Thin and wispy flames wreathe your body for the duration, shedding bright light in a 10-foot radius and dim light for an additional 10 feet. You can end the spell early by using an action to dismiss it.

The flames provide you with a warm shield or a chill shield, as you choose. The warm shield grants you resistance to cold damage, and the chill shield grants you resistance to fire damage.

In addition, whenever a creature within 5 feet of you hits you with a melee attack, the shield erupts with flame. The attacker takes 2d8 fire damage from a warm shield, or 2d8 cold damage from a cold shield.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
Damage Dice 2d8
Min Damage 2
Average Damage 9
Max Damage 16
Lvl Dice Min Avg Max
1st
2nd
3rd
4th 2d8 2 9 16
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th

Is Fire Shield Good?

Overall Rating: Green. This means that fire shield is a good spell.

Overall Notes: Fire shield is a decent buff for martial casters but casters that prefer to maintain a distance likely won't find much use for it. The fact that it provides resistances to two different damage types can make it especially potent for builds looking to tank for their party.