Mordenkainen’s Sword

7th level Evocation
Casting Time
1 Action
Range
60 Feet
Duration
Concentration, Up To 1 Minute
Components
V
S
M
Materials Required
A miniature platinum sword with a grip and pommel of copper and zinc, worth 250 gp
Class
Bard
Wizard

Spell Description

You make terrain in an area up to 1 mile square look, sound, smell, and even feel like some other sort of terrain. The terrain’s general shape remains the same, however. Open fields or a road could be made to resemble a swamp, hill, crevasse, or some other difficult or impassable terrain. A pond can be made to seem like a grassy meadow, a precipice like a gentle slope, or a rock-strewn gully like a wide and smooth road.

Similarly, you can alter the appearance of structures, or add them where none are present. The spell doesn’t disguise, conceal, or add creatures.

The illusion includes audible, visual, tactile, and olfactory elements, so it can turn clear ground into difficult terrain (or vice versa) or otherwise impede movement through the area. Any piece of the illusory terrain (such as a rock or stick) that is removed from the spell’s area disappears immediately.

Creatures with truesight can see through the illusion to the terrain’s true form; however, all other elements of the illusion remain, so while the creature is aware of the illusion’s presence, the creature can still physically interact with the illusion.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
Damage Dice 3d10
Min Damage 3
Average Damage 16.5
Max Damage 30
Lvl Dice Min Avg Max
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th 3d10 3 16.5 30
8th
9th

Is Mordenkainen’s Sword Good?

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

Overall Notes: Terrible amount of damage for a 7th level spell.