Circle of Death
- Casting Time: 1 action
- Classes: Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
- Components: V S M
- Damage: 8d6
- Damage Type: Necrotic
- Duration: Instantaneous
- Higher Spell Slot Desc: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 7th level or higher, the damage increases by 2d6 for each slot level above 6th.
- Higher Spell Slot Dice: 2
- Higher Spell Slot Die: d6
- Level: 6
- Material: The powder of a crushed black pearl worth at least 500 gp
- Name: Circle of Death
- Range: 150 feet
- School: Necromancy
- Target: A point within range
A sphere of negative energy ripples out in a 60-foot-radius sphere from a point within range. Each creature in that area must make a Constitution saving throw. A target takes 8d6 necrotic damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 7th level or higher, the damage increases by 2d6 for each slot level above 6th.
The SendingStone review
Circle of Death is a powerful spell that deals significant necrotic damage to all creatures within a 60-foot radius. Although it has a relatively high casting time of one action and requires verbal, somatic, and material components, it can be devastating in the hands of a skilled caster. It is available to sorcerers, warlocks, and wizards, making it a versatile choice for any spellcasting class.
Some players argue that Circle of Death is overpowered, given its high damage potential and wide range. However, others point out that its effectiveness can be limited by the fact that it requires creatures to fail a constitution saving throw. Additionally, the material components - a drop of blood from a humanoid killed within the past 24 hours - can be difficult to come by in some situations.
Overall, the use of Circle of Death in a game will depend on the preferences of the DM and the playstyle of the group. It can be a valuable tool in certain situations, but players should carefully consider its range, casting time, and potential drawbacks before deciding to use it.
Circle of Death is D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) 5th edition content, but other TTRPGs may have their own version such as a Circle of Death Pathfinder edition. Want to use Circle of Death in a VTT (virtual tabletop)? Try out SendingStone for free today!