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Reincarnate - DnD 5e stats


  • Casting Time: 1 hour
  • Classes: Druid
  • Components: V S M
  • Duration: Instantaneous
  • Level: 5
  • Material: Rare oils and unguents worth at least 1,000 gp, which the spell consumes
  • Name: Reincarnate
  • Range: Touch
  • School: Transmutation
  • Target: A dead humanoid or a piece of a dead humanoid

You touch a dead humanoid or a piece of a dead humanoid. Provided that the creature has been dead no longer than 10 days, the spell forms a new adult body for it and then calls the soul to enter that body. If the target's soul isn't free or willing to do so, the spell fails.

The magic fashions a new body for the creature to inhabit, which likely causes the creature's race to change. The DM rolls a d100 and consults the following table to determine what form the creature takes when restored to life, or the DM chooses a form.

d100 - Race:
01-04 Dragonborn
05-13 Dwarf, hill
14-21 Dwarf, mountain
22-25 Elf, dark
26-34 Elf, high
35-42 Elf, wood
43-46 Gnome, forest
47-52 Gnome, rock
53-56 Half-elf
57-60 Half-orc
61-68 Halfling, lightfoot
69-76 Halfling, stout
77-96 Human
97-00 Tiefling

The reincarnated creature recalls its former life and experiences. It retains the capabilities it had in its original form, except it exchanges its original race for the new one and changes its racial traits accordingly.

The SendingStone review

Reincarnate is a powerful spell available to Druids that allows them to bring a creature back to life in a new body. The spell requires rare oils and unguents worth at least 1,000 GP to cast, making it both expensive and time-consuming. Once cast, the spell is instantaneous and the creature is reborn with a new form, which can be exciting from a role-playing perspective. However, some players may find this mechanic frustrating since it essentially kills their character and replaces them with a new one.

Overall, Reincarnate can be both a useful and controversial spell depending on the group's preferences. While it does offer a unique way to keep a character in the game even after their death, it removes the emotional weight of losing a character permanently. Ultimately, it's up to the players and GM to decide whether or not Reincarnate fits within their game's tone and style.

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

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