Wall of Stone
- Casting Time: 1 action
- Classes: Druid, Sorcerer, Wizard
- Components: V S M
- Concentration: Yes
- Duration: Up to 10 minutes
- Level: 5
- Material: A small block of granite
- Name: Wall of Stone
- Range: 120 feet
- School: Evocation
- Target: A point you choose within range
A nonmagical wall of solid stone springs into existence at a point you choose within range. The wall is 6 inches thick and is composed of ten 10-foot-by-10-foot panels. Each panel must be contiguous with at least on other panel. Alternatively, you can create 10-foot-by-20-foot panels that are only 3 inches thick.
If the wall cuts through a creature's space when it appears, the creature is pushed to one side of the wall (your choice). If a creature would be surrounded on all sides by the wall (or the wall and another solid surface), that creature can make a Dexterity saving throw. On a success, it can use its reaction to move up to its speed so that it is no longer enclosed by the wall.
The wall can have any shape you desire, though it can't occupy the same space as a creature or object. the wall doesn't need to be vertical or resting on any firm foundation. It must, however, merge with and be solidly supported by existing stone. Thus you can use this spell to bridge a chasm or create a ramp.
If you create a span greater than 20 feet in length, you must halve the size of each panel to create supports. You can crudely shape the wall to create crenellations, battlements, and so on.
The wall is an object made of stone that can be damaged and thus breached. Each panel has AC 15 and 30 hit points per inch of thickness. Reducing a panel to 0 hit points destroys it and might cause connected panels to collapse at the DM's discretion.
If you maintain your concentration on this spell for its whole duration, the wall becomes permanent and can't be dispelled. Otherwise, the wall disappears when the spell ends.
The SendingStone review
The 5th level spell Wall of Stone has potential for both utility and defense. Its caster can create a wall up to 10 feet high and 60 feet long, blocking off entranceways or providing a barrier against incoming attacks. The nature of the spell also allows for creative use, with options like creating a staircase or archway within the wall. However, the spell requires a block of granite as its material component, which can be expensive and difficult to obtain. Additionally, once the spell is cast, it requires concentration to maintain, limiting the caster's ability to cast other spells or engage in combat. Overall, Wall of Stone is a useful and versatile spell for those willing to invest in its requirements and limitations.
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