Identify

1st level Divination
Casting Time
1 Minute
Range
Touch
Duration
Instantaneous
Components
V
S
M
Materials Required
A pearl worth at least 100 gp and an owl feather
Class
Bard
Wizard
Artificer

Spell Description

You choose one object that you must touch throughout the casting of the spell. If it is a magic item or some other magic-imbued object, you learn its properties and how to use them, whether it requires attunement to use, and how many charges it has, if any. You learn whether any spells are affecting the item and what they are. If the item was created by a spell, you learn which spell created it.

If you instead touch a creature throughout the casting, you learn what spells, if any, are currently affecting it.

Is Identify Good?

Overall Rating: Orange. This means that identify is an OK spell.

Overall Notes: You can spend a short rest in physical contact with a magical item to identify it. In addition, most cursed items are not revealed to be cursed when this spell is cast. The main purpose this spell serves is to identify something quickly, which is rather situational.