Talk:Tears of Denial (5e Spell)

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This is essentially death ward, a 4th-level spell. SirSprinkles (talk) 20:55, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Fixed. IMO, much more appropriate flavor for the name, anyway, given that you can now cast it on someone after seeing them fall. Knowlessman (talk) 22:52, 29 June 2017 (MDT)

This is one of those pessimistic spells. You're predicting someone's going to drop to 0 hit points within the next 1 minute, and that no-one's going to be able to give them some hit point recovery. I'd sooner save the spell slot to cast cure wounds on that person. Maybe increase the duration to 1 or 8 hours and you've got a deal. Marasmusine (talk) 15:50, 9 July 2017 (MDT)

...Oops. :| Um... Uh, no middle ground here, is there? Hell, Spare the Dying is a freaking cantrip. Okay, the wossname, narrative image trope thing that I was getting is just not... basically the image I was getting was just Spare the Dying. Next-closest thing to it would be Revivify, and hell if we're doing... Hm. Well, I don't know if this is going to be a popular idea either, but let's see... Knowlessman (talk) 19:15, 9 July 2017 (MDT)

How's the current version, and would it be improved by just giving it a casting time of 1 minute? The difference is that it'd require the caster to forfeit their action on all those turns. ...I guess this way, it more easily allows for transporting the chosen corpse, while running away for instance? Knowlessman (talk) 19:47, 9 July 2017 (MDT)

Having a thought here. What could make this a bad idea would be that a spell shouldn't be strictly worse than the stronger versions of it, at least to this extent. You'd never ever prepare this again once you got 3rd-level slots (unless I guess either your DM was too stingy with loot or you became bereft of said loot), and mayhap there aren't really any official spells that could be said for? You can't have this spell and literally any other raise dead spell available and choose this. The thing I was picturing was giving really low-level characters a way to possibly salvage a near-TPK, but... I dunno. Maybe this is too niche. :/ Knowlessman (talk) 18:07, 20 August 2018 (MDT)

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