Ranking the 10 Best Artificer’s Spells in 5E | Artificer Spells 5E Guide

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Welcome to our Artificer’s Top 10 Spell List! The Artificer is the most recent class added to 5E by way of Eberron: Rising from the Last War. They might not cast these the same way as every other spellcasting class, but that does not change the fact that this list of abilities is awesome to perform. So let’s dive right into our Artificer Spells 5E Guide.

10. Greater Restoration

  • School: Abjuration
  • Level: 5th
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: Touch
  • Components: Verbal, Somatic, Material (100 gold worth of diamond dust)
  • Duration: Instantaneous

Number ten on our Top 10 Artificer’s Spell List is Greater Restoration. Your character imbues a character of your choice with positive energy, undoing one of the following debilitating effects:

  • Reduce the target’s exhaustion level by one.
  • One effect that charmed or petrified the target.
  • One curse, including effects from their own cursed items.
  • Any reduction to one of their ability scores.
  • One effect that is reducing the target’s hit point maximum.

 9. Create Food and Water

  • School: Conjuration
  • Level: 3rd
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: 30 Feet
  • Components: Verbal, Somatic
  • Duration: Instantaneous

45 pounds of food and 30 gallons of water appear on the ground or in several containers within range. This sustenance, while bland, is enough to appease fifteen humanoids or five steeds for twenty-four hours. All food that is not consumed in twenty-four hours will spoil.

8. Fabricate

  • School: Transmutation
  • Level: 4th
  • Casting Time: 10 minutes
  • Range: 120 feet
  • Components: Verbal, Somatic
  • Duration: Instantaneous

Your character magically turns a pile of raw materials into a product of any size made from the same materials. The quality and quantity of the materials will dictate how strong the product you Fabricate is. You cannot create a creature or a magical item with this spell, nor can you create an item that requires a high degree of craftsmanship or proficiency.

7. Feather Fall

  • School: Transmutation
  • Level: 1st
  • Casting Time: 1 reaction
  • Range: 60 Feet
  • Components: Verbal, Material (feather)
  • Duration: 1 minute

Up to fall falling characters within range slows their descent to 60 feet per round until the spell ends. If the character lands before the spell ends, that character will take no falling damage.

6. Revivify

  • School: Necromancy
  • Level: 3rd
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: Touch
  • Components: Verbal, Somatic, Material (diamonds worth 300 gp)
  • Duration: Instantaneous

A character that has died within the last minute miraculous comes back to life with one hit point by the touch of your item. This spell cannot revive a character that has died of old age, and it cannot replace any missing limbs.

5. Fly

  • School: Transmutation
  • Level: 3rd
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: Touch
  • Components: Verbal, Somatic, Material (feather from any bird)
  • Duration: Concentration, up to 10 minutes

A willing character that you touch gains Flying with a base speed of 60 feet for the duration. When the spell ends, if the character is still in the air, they will make a full stop and collapse. You can target multiple characters if you cast this spell at a spell slot above the third level. For example, if you cast Fly at the fifth level, you will give up to three characters the ability to Fly.

4. Animate Objects

  • School: Transmutation
  • Leve: 5th
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: 120 Feet
  • Components: Verbal, Somatic
  • Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute

Up to ten points worth of nonmagical objects that are not worn or carried within range will come to life, and will obey your command as a bonus action for you as long as they are within 500 feet of you. If you give the character no action, it will simply defend itself from any aggressive characters. Based on the size of the objects will depend on how many points you will need to spend to give life to the object. Use the following chart to determine those points:

Object SizePoints
Tiny1
Small1
Medium2
Large4
Huge8

You cannot target any objects that are larger than Huge in size. Each Object will have a different set of stats based off of the following table:

SizeHPACStrengthDexterity Attack
Tiny Damage2018418+8 to hit, 1d4 + 4
Small Damage2516614+6 to hit, 1d8 + 2
Medium Damage40131012+5 to hit, 2d6 + 1
Large Damage50101410+6 to hit, 2d10 + 2
Huge Damage8010186+8 to hit, 2d12 + 4

All objects animated by this spell is considered a Construct that will the following stats to go along with what is mention in the chart above:

StatNumber
Constitution10
Intelligence3
Wisdom3
Charisma1
Speed30 Feet

Any object that does not have legs or wheels will have Flying and any object that is chained or locked on a wall will have a speed of 0. All objects will have blindsight with a 30-foot radius. When an object hits zero hit points, it will revert back to its original form. All objects that attack will make a single slam attack against a character within a 5-foot range.

If you cast this spell using a higher-level spell slot, you can animate an additional two points of objects per level above the fifth.

3. Invisibility

  • School: Illusion
  • Level: 2nd
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: Touch
  • Components: Verbal, Somatic, Material (an eyelash in gum arabic)
  • Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour

A character of your choice and anything that they are wearing becomes invisible until the spell ends. If you cast this spell at a spell slot above the second, you can target one additional character per level.

2. Cure Wounds

  • School: Evocation
  • Level: 1st
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: Touch
  • Components: Verbal, Somatic
  • Duration: Instantaneous

A character you touch will regain 1d8 + your spellcasting ability modifier worth of hit points. If you cast this spell at a spell slot above the first, the character you touch will heal an additional 1d8 of hit points. This spell has no effect on Undead or Constructed characters.

1. Haste

  • School: Transmutation
  • Level: 3rd
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: 30 Feet
  • Components: Verbal, Somatic, Material (shaving of licorice root)
  • Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute

Number one on our Top ten Artificer Spells 5E list is Haste! Target willing character within range gains the following benefits:

  • Double speed
  • +2 bonus to AC
  • Advantage on Dexterity Saving Throws
  • 1 Additional Regular Action that can be used to Attack, Dash, Disengage, Hide, or Use an Object.

When this spell ends, the target character experiences a wave of lethargy, leaving them incapable of moving or taking actions until the end of their next turn.

So that wraps up our Artificer Spells 5E Rankings. Want more Artificer content? Check out our rundown of the Best Artificer Cantrips here at Nerds and Scoundrels! But don’t forget to drop a comment below!

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