Talk:Spell Blade (5e Spell)

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So I am wondering about the spell effect here. Only spells with the rang of touch can be stored in the blade. Does that mean that only Shocking grasp can be cast into the blade? Why not allow ranged attack spells too?

This spell also has the uncomfortable effect of bypassing saving throws. Consider bestow curse, you are basically substituting the Wisdom saving throw for a melee weapon attack, that just doesn't seem right to me. Marasmusine (talk) 15:48, 26 May 2016 (MDT)
How does the spell bypass saving throws, exactly? If you hit, it casts the spell on the target. When you cast a spell, does your target automatically fail their saving throw? Of course not. The point of the spell is that it lets you store a spell for use in close combat, where you would provoke attacks of opportunity if you tried to cast normally - the downside being that it requires concentration. Also, its sword whenever you need one to hand. Emagstar 27 May 2016
You do not provoke opportunity attacks by casting spells in melee, even if they're ranged. This is not one of those editions where you provoke AOOs by sneezing. Knowlessman (talk) 04:19, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
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