Wall of Thorns
- Casting Time: 1 action
- Classes: Druid
- Components: V S M
- Concentration: Yes
- Damage: 7d8
- Damage Type: Piercing
- Duration: Up to 10 minutes
- Higher Spell Slot Desc: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 7th level or higher, both types of damage increase by 1d8 for each slot level above 6th.
- Higher Spell Slot Dice: 1
- Higher Spell Slot Die: d8
- Level: 6
- Material: A handful of thorns
- Name: Wall of Thorns
- Range: 120 feet
- Save: Dexterity
- School: Conjuration
- Target: Within range on a solid surface
You create a wall of tough, pliable, tangled brush bristling with needle-sharp thorns. The wall appears within range on a solid surface and lasts for the duration. You choose to make the wall up to 60 feet long, 10 feet high, and 5 feet thick or a circle that has a 20-foot diameter and is up to 20 feet high and 5 feet thick. The wall blocks line of sight.
When the wall appears, each creature within its area must make a Dexterity saving throw. On a failed save, a creature takes 7d8 piercing damage, or half as much damage on a successful save.
A creature can move through the wall, albeit slowly and painfully. For every 1 foot a creature moves through the wall, it must spend 4 feet of movement. Furthermore, the first time a creature enters the wall on a turn or ends its turn there, the creature must make a Dexterity saving throw. It takes 7d8 slashing damage on a failed save, or half as much on a successful save.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 7th level or higher, both types of damage increase by 1d8 for each slot level above 6th.
The SendingStone review
The #Wall of Thorns spell, available to Druids, is seen by some as a powerful tool in battle, due to its long-lasting effect and high piercing damage. It requires concentration to maintain, but can be kept active for up to 10 minutes. However, there are concerns that the components required for the spell (verbal, somatic, and material) may make it more difficult to cast in certain situations. Additionally, the Wall of Thorns lacks versatility in that it can only be used defensively, as it creates a barrier rather than an offensive attack. Overall, opinions on the spell vary, but it is regarded by many as a useful option for Druids to have in their arsenal.
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