Table of Contents
- 1. Do racial spells require material components?
- 2. What counts as a spellcaster 5e?
- 3. Does drow magic require components?
- 4. Does hellish rebuke cost a spell slot?
- 5. Does searing smite use a spell slot?
- 6. Do Tiefling spells require components?
- 7. Why do drow get dancing lights?
- 8. When do you need to handle the material component of a spell?
- 9. Is there such a thing as spellcasting feats?
- 10. Can a Ritual Caster use a spell slot?
- 11. Can a focus be used as a somatic component of a spell?
Do racial spells require material components?
There are no general rules for racial spells. Each monster trait, racial trait, or feat tells you if it makes any exception to spell component requirements. Many will remove the need for material components.
What counts as a spellcaster 5e?
If a creature is able to cast a spell by virtue of their own ability (not from an item), whether that be race, class, or feature, you are a spellcaster.
Does drow magic require components?
Drow Magic. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells. It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components.
Does hellish rebuke cost a spell slot?
Infernal Legacy gives a tiefling the ability to cast hellish rebuke once between long rests. It doesn’t require a spell slot. You may like this Can you carry someone with the fly spell?
Does searing smite use a spell slot?
Searing Smite is a 1st level-evocation, Paladin exclusive spell. It only has verbal components and requires concentration, but only a bonus action to cast. It lasts up to one minute.
Do Tiefling spells require components?
Yes they do. There’s nothing in the Tiefling’s Infernal Legacy trait that would excempt them from the general rule of spellcasting regarding material components. For racial spells, you still need components unless otherwise stated.
Why do drow get dancing lights?
Being accustomed to underground combat, the drow will notice when one of their targets is trying to hide, and the nearest drow will cast dancing lights (action) to “chase” that PC with dim light, so that the drow don’t suffer disadvantage on their Perception checks to contest the character’s Stealth.
When do you need to handle the material component of a spell?
If a spell has a material component, you need to handle that component when you cast the spell (see page 203 in the Player’s Handbook). The same rule applies if you’re using a spellcasting focus as the material component.
Is there such a thing as spellcasting feats?
“Spellcasting Feats” is not an official term. I’m using the term to loosely group a set of feats which allow characters to learn and cast spells beyond what their racial traits and class features provide. You may like this What happens if you bite a giant toad?
Can a Ritual Caster use a spell slot?
For help with the Elritch Adept feat (which doesn’t quite qualify as a “spellcasting feat” for the purposes of this article), see my Warlock Invocations Breakdown. Ritual Caster is also not covered in this article. Can I use my spell slots to cast spells gained from a spellcasting feat? Generally yes, though Magic Initiate is an exception.
Can a focus be used as a somatic component of a spell?
The same rule applies if you’re using a spellcasting focus as the material component. If a spell has a somatic component, you can use the hand that performs the somatic component to also handle the material component.