Nahal's Reckless Dweomer (5e Spell)

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Nahal's Reckless Dweomer
Evocation cantrip
Casting time: 1 bonus
Range: special
Components: V,S
Duration: Special

Intentionally create a wild surge, with a SLIGHT chance of casting the intended spell


This is a Wild Magic Spell, which can only be chosen or cast by a spell caster of the Wild Magic arcane tradition or sorcerer Wild Magic bloodline.
This spell is the wild mage's ultimate last-resort spell. When cast, the mage attempts a rapid weaving of the pattern which releases a sudden flood of wild magical energy in the hope of seizing and shaping that energy into a desired spell effect. Which... is HIGHLY unlikely, but something almost always occurs in the process.

Before casting the spell, the mage announces the spell effect they are trying to create. The mage must be able to cast the spell (i.e., have it in their spell book or be part of their memorized spells), be high enough to cast it, but does not have the spell slots for the spell. After announcing the spell (along with the target and any other conditions required by the spell), the wild mage casts Nahal's reckless dweomer. A burst of magical energy is released, which the wild mage tries to manipulate into the desired form. The actual effect of the spell is rolled randomly on Wild Surge Results. Because the release of energy is planned by the mage. If the result indicates success, the mage has shaped the magical energy into the desired effect. If not, then the wild surge is released - The result may be beneficial to the mage (cure wounds on themselves) or it may be completely disastrous (The mage explodes); this is the risk the mage takes in casting Nahal's reckless dweomer. The higher spell slot level the spell being attempted, the more likely the resulting failure; Modify the results by reducing the resulting roll by (5 times the spell slot level used).


You should use the following Wild Surge result table.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 1 or higher when you generate a wild surge you may add (5 times the spell slot level used) to the wild surge result.


WILD Surge Results[edit]

% (d100) Result
1 (Failure) You explode, dealing (your level)d10 damage to every thing within 30ft of you (You immediately go to 0 HP), death saves are at disadvantage)
2 (Failure) You instead create an implosion around yourself. It functions like fireball except you’re a target too and damage is 4d4 piercing and 4d4 slashing damage.
3 (Failure) You cast Fireball centered on you.
4 (Failure) Caster loses (their level)d4 maximum hit points until long rest
5 (Failure) All of your spell slots are instantly spent for the day
6 (Failure) Half of total party wealth vanishes for 1d12 days
7 (Failure) Target loses the ability to cast or even use magical items for 2d4 days)
8 (Success) Heat Metal is cast upon all metal objects in a 30 foot radius.
9 (Failure) You cast Full Polymorph on yourself and turn into a random creature (or your DMs choosing). The spell automatically remains Concentrated for the duration. It cannot be made permanent*
10 (Success) If your spell does damage, it will do the minimum. If the original spell has a saving throw, target automatically succeeds. Your spell’s duration will be minimum
11 (Failure) You are transported to the Astral Plane until the end of your next turn, after which time you return to the space you previously occupied or the nearest unoccupied space if that space is occupied.
12 (Success) All your rolls are doubled. (no advantage possible on next roll)
13 (Success) Anti-Magic field centered on caster (wastes spell) for 1 round; dispels all magic centered on caster, including own spells
14 (Failure) You take 2d8 radiant damage and the ally closest to you regains hit points equal to the damage you took.
15 (Failure) Your spell fails, but the spell slot is not expended (if this applies); if it does not save vs your own DC or become blinded and Deafened lasting until they successfully save at the beginning of each of their turns.
16 (Failure) Create a portal originating on the caster to the target area. Caster Switches places with target. and move 1 foot from the portal upon completing the spell.
17 (Failure) Everyone in 30 ft hit with Inflict Wounds of the same spell slot level as the intended spell instead*
18 (Failure) Caster held (as if failing against Hold Person spell), no spell is cast
19 (Failure) You become allergic to magic items until dispel magic or lesser restore is cast upon you. Every time you have a magic item on you, you itch everywhere and sneeze a lot. (Concentration every time you cast a spell or lose spell.)
20 (Failure) For the next minute, caster MUST move their maximum allowable walking distance away from their current position EACH TURN. If they would hit a wall, they take 1d6 bludgeoning damage and stop. DC 10 Dex save to not fall prone. The path must be as straight as is possible (They cannot move back and forth between two squares).
21 (Success) Target's clothes itch (-4 to initiative)
22 (Failure) You are encumbered. You can only move half of your total speed for 1 minute.
23 (Failure) You panic and try to flee! You must run away from your target
24 (Failure) You are enraged! The next time your spell fails or your attack misses during the same encounter, you must take a bonus action to attack the closest target to you.
25 (Failure) The caster’s biological sex is changed
26 (Failure) You are the target of a Charm Person spell. Failure = charmed by enemy creature.
27 (Success) A flame emerges and returns the area in a 20 foot radius to nature. (Vegetation grows exponentially to 10x normal size)
28 (Failure) Caster smells like a skunk for 1d4 days. Disadvantage to Charisma rolls. Characters with a Con of < 12 must flee if within 3 feet of caster.
29 (Failure) You have become mute for the next minute.
30 (Failure) You feel horribly dizzy; must roll concentrate to cast spells; roll Dexterity saving throw or fall prone. Lasts 2 rounds.
31 (Failure) Instead of words, colorful bubbles come out of your mouth when you try to speak for 1 round
32 (Failure) Your hair falls out (But regrows after the next long rest)
33 (Failure) Roll a d10 your age changes (even increases, odd decreases)
34 (Failure) Roll a d10 Your height changes by a number of inches equal to the roll (Even you grow, odd you shrink)
35 (Failure) A bright light flashes. (wisdom save or become blinded for 1d6 turns.)
36 (Failure) Original spell targets ally of the DM’s choosing
37 (Success) Spell target changes biological sex.
38 (Success) Target must save or become petrified
39 (Success) You suffer the same effect as your target.
40 (Failure) You cast Detect Thoughts on the target you chose. If you didn’t target a creature, you instead take 1d6 psychic damage
41 (Failure) For the next minute any flammable object you touch that isn't being worn or carried by a creature catches fire.
42 (Success) You additionally cast Goodberry.
43 (Failure) Grass grows on the ground in a 60-foot radius centered on the target. If grass is already there, it grows to ten times its normal size and remains overgrown for 1 minute
44 (Failure) A cloud of 600 oversized butterflies fills a 30-foot-radius centered on the target. The area becomes heavily obscured. The butterflies remain for 10 minutes
45 (Failure) Heavy rain falls in a 60-foot radius centered on the target. The area becomes lightly obscured. The rain falls until the start of your next turn.
46 (Failure) An animal appears in the unoccupied space nearest the target at the start of each of their rounds. The animal isn’t under your control and acts as it normally would. Roll a d100 to determine which animal appears. On a 01–25, a rhinoceros appears; on a 26–50, an elephant appears; and on a 51–100, a rat appears
47 (Failure) Your spell turns into a burst of flowers. This does nothing.
48 (Failure) A burst of colorful shimmering light extends from you in a 30-foot radius. You and each creature in the area that can see must succeed on a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or become blinded for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.
49 (Failure) Hold Person cast on everyone in 60 ft radius.
50 (Failure) You sound off a magical alarm, can be heard clearly for 60 ft., heard faintly another 60 ft.
51 (Success) You are immune to all poisons for 5d6 days.
52 (Failure) Leaves grow from the target. If you chose a point in space as the target, leaves sprout from the creature nearest to that point. Unless they are picked off, the leaves turn brown and fall off after 24 hours.
53 (Success) Caster's limbs are invisible. Objects held turn invisible.
54 (Success) All cloth on target crumbles to dust
55 (Success) All doors, windows, chests, and anything locked within 60 ft. of you instantly unlocks
56 (Success) The target’s skin turns bright blue for 1d10 days. If you chose a point in space, the creature nearest to that point is affected.
57 (Failure) Everyone randomly switches places with each other
58 (Failure) Sparkling motes dance about the caster's head until dawn
59 (Failure) The caster glows with a bright light (Creatures ending their turn within 5ft of you is blinded until the end of its next turn.
60 (Success) You feel energetic and antsy (+4 to initiative)
61 (Success) You grow an eye in the middle of your forehead. For the next minute you can see as if with True Seeing, but Charisma skills are disadvantages.
62 (Failure) You shrink 1 size for 1 minute.
63 (Failure) A Modron chosen and controlled by the DM appears in an unoccupied space.
64 (Failure) You grow 1 size for 1 minute.
65 (Success) 5d20 gold pieces materialize on your person
66 (Failure) Random item/treasure created on target's person.
67 (Success) A stream of 1d4 × 10 gems, each worth 1 gp, shoots from your finger's tip in a line 30 feet long and 5 feet wide. Each gem deals 1 bludgeoning damage, and the total damage of the gems is divided equally among all creatures in the line.
68 (Success) You cast Bless on yourself instead (no concentration; lasts 1 minute).
69 (Success) You cast Sanctuary on yourself without spending a spell slot (last 1 minute).
70 (Success) The next creature to die will automatically be brought back to full hit points and lose all status effects/conditions.
71 (Failure) Target gains the benefits of Mirror Image.
72 (Failure) You teleport to random place up to 60 ft away from your current position.
73 (Success) Target becomes prone. If there is not a target, the caster is immediately prone.
74 (Success) Target becomes encumbered for 1 minute. Its movement is cut in half.
75 (Failure) You create a temporary double of target instead; lasts until next round. Double will follow and mimic same action. (if no target, you are the target).
76 (Failure) You instead cast Sleep, centered on you.
77 (Success) A small black rain cloud forms over the target for 10 minute {Recharge 1,2} a bolt of lightning strikes 2d4 Lightning damage.
78 (Success) Target must make a Wisdom save or fall madly in love with the caster. Creatures get a new save every minute.
79 (Failure) All creatures with 30ft of caster make a Constitution Save or start to hiccup for 1 hour.
80 (Failure) Each creature with 30 ft of you takes 1d6 necrotic damage. You regain HP equal to the sum of necrotic damage dealt
81 (Success) Everyone in 30 ft hit with Cure Wounds spell of the same slot.
82 (Success) 1d4 local guardsmen emerge from nowhere and fight by your side for up to 5 turns.
83 (Failure) Caster is transported to the Astral Plane until the end of their next turn, reappearing in the same square or the nearest adjacent one.
84 (Success) Your AC goes up by 4 for 1 minute, and become immune to Magic Missile.
85 (Success) Your maximum HP goes up by 2d10 for 1 minute.
86 (Success) All non-magical plant life within 10 feet withers. You regain one level 1d4 spell slots.
87 (Success) Your maximum HP goes up by 1d10 for 1 minute.
88 (Success) You cast True Polymorph on yourself and turn into a creature of your choosing. The spell automatically acts as Concentrated. You keep this form until someone dispels its magic. You gain the form’s stats and abilities. The magic will be dispelled emmidiately after a long rest.
89 (Failure) You Polymorph randomly at the end of each round for 1 minute.
90 (Failure) A random creature within 60 feet of you becomes poisoned for d4 hours.
91 (Success) A spectral shield hovers near you for the next minute, granting you a +2 bonus to AC and immunity to Magic Missile.
92 (Failure) All magic weapons within 60 feet of the caster disappear for 1d4 rounds
93 (Success) You regain your caster level of spell slots.
94 (Success) All allies in 20ft radius of you is Hasted for 1 minue.
95 (Success) If you die within the next minute, you immediately come back to life as if by Reincarnate spell
96 (Failure) All creatures within 60’ Alter Self and appear as the caster.
97 (Failure) Stack of books appear, throughout 30 ft radius to the target (or caster if no target is present) they open and begin to read themselves out loud, and loudly - verbal communication impossible (Treat as if deafened condition) and the area is considered difficult terrain where the books are. This lasts 1 minute. At the end of which a book remains offering this service again for a monthly payment of 2 silver pieces.
98 (Success) The spell effect does go off, but if your spell does damage, it will do the minimum. If the original spell has a saving throw, target automatically fails. Your spell’s duration will be minimum.
99 (Success) Your spell effect is normal. You feel rejuvinated. (Caster is considered to have finished a long rest)
100 (Success) Your spell creates the desired effect; and Choose one - Ythe spell slot is not expended (if this applies); target automatically fails; Spell effectiveness (range, duration, area of effect, damage, etc.) is doubled; pell’s duration will be maximum without concentration.
101 (Success) Your spell goes off as normal, but the spell slot is not expended (if this applies).
102 (Success) Spell Effect goes off as normal. Additionally time is stopped for a brief period of time, this allows the caster to perform 4 non-magical actions. Collapse after the last action and take 2 turns to rest immediatly after the fourth action.
103 (Success) Spell Effect goes off as normal. If the original spell has a saving throw, target automatically fails.
104 (Success) Spell Effect goes off as normal. Your spell’s duration will be maximum (does not require concentration).
105 (Success) Your spell goes off as normal. If your spell does damage, it will do the maximum. If it does not, the next damage spell you cast does maxium damage.
106 (Success) You spell goes off as normal, and you gain 1 Temporary HP for each damage dealt.
107 (Success) Arcane Echos: The spell goes off as normal. Then goes again the next round in the same area or against the same targets again and continues this way for a number of turns equal to the spell's slot level.
108 (Success) The spell goes off as normal, and a charged item on, or within 30ft of you regains d4 charges, or if not item exists a random mundane item becomes magical (The GM may determine what benefit a +1 Messkit provides (if any)
109 (Success) Spell Effect goes off as normal. Spell effectiveness (range, duration, area of effect, damage, etc.) is doubled.
110 (Success) Spell Effect goes off as normal. Your spell’s duration, damage etc will be maxed out without use of the spell slot.
111+ (Success) Spell effectiveness (range, duration, area of effect, damage, etc.) increases 200%, spell slot is not used.

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