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Contingency - DnD 5e stats


  • Casting Time: 10 minutes
  • Classes: Wizard
  • Components: V S M
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Level: 6
  • Material: A statuette of yourself carved from ivory and decorated with gems worth at least 1,500 gp
  • Name: Contingency
  • Range: Self
  • School: Evocation
  • Target: Self

Choose a spell of or lower that you can cast, that has a casting time of 1 action, and that can target you. You cast that spell, called the contingent spell, as part of casting contingency, expending spell slots for both, but the contingent spell doesn't come into effect. Instead, it takes effect when a certain circumstance occurs. You describe that circumstance when you cast the two spells. For example, a contingency cast with water breathing might stipulate that water breathing comes into effect when you are engulfed in water or a similar liquid.

The contingent spell takes effect immediately after the circumstance is met for the first time, whether or not you want it to, and then contingency ends.

The contingent spell takes effect only on you, even if it can normally target others. You can use only one contingency spell at a time. If you cast this spell again, the effect of another contingency spell on you ends. Also, contingency ends on you if its material component is ever not on your person.

The SendingStone review

#Contingency is a powerful spell that allows wizards to prepare for unexpected situations. By casting the spell and choosing a triggering condition, the wizard can set up a contingency plan that activates when the condition is met. This can be useful in combat or other dangerous situations, as it gives the wizard a chance to react quickly and protect themselves.

However, some argue that the cost of the ivory statuette and gem decorations required for the spell is too high, and that the casting time of 10 minutes makes it impractical in many situations. Additionally, the 10-day duration of the spell means that it can only be used for long-term plans, rather than for immediate contingencies.

Overall, opinions on #Contingency vary. Some see it as a valuable tool for wizards to protect themselves and their allies, while others consider it too costly and impractical. Ultimately, the decision to use the spell will depend on the specific needs and resources of the wizard in question.

Contingency is D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) 5th edition content, but other TTRPGs may have their own version such as a Contingency Pathfinder edition. Want to use Contingency in a VTT (virtual tabletop)? Try out SendingStone for free today!

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