Talk:Shenanigan (5e Spell)

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The version presented by SirSprinkles was the best version of this spell. As of the most recent edit, shenanigan:

  • Does more damage than any cantrip in official material.
  • Has more range than any official cantrip other than fire bolt.
  • Doesn't have the weakness most cantrips have. Since it deals a random damage type, it is rarely restricted by damage resistance or immunity. Yes, random a damage type in 5e is more often an asset than a hindrance, especially considering how rare damage vulnerability is.

Shenanigan was most balanced in my opinion when it inflicted 1d8 damage. In official cantrips, a cantrip with 1d8 damage is only exceeded by fire bolt (which itself has the drawback of being the second or third most resisted type). A cantrip inflicting 1d12 damage with no drawback seems silly to me. Why would anyone ever choose fire bolt over this cantrip, which is superior to it in almost every way?

This last bit might be nitpicking, but evocation made more sense for this cantrip than transmutation. Transmutation usually transforms or alters an object or creature, but this spell doesn't seem to be doing that. Evoking elemental energy or destructive force is the bread-and-butter of the evocation school. - Guy (talk) 03:11, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

I think it's gooa and balanced now. I apologize if I came off as condescending or rude above. - Guy (talk) 08:39, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

It's all good, you brought up some good points :)


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