Crescent Blade – Goldeneye’s Guide to Warlock’s Preview

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Today on the Mage College, we are previewing a spell from the first book in the Goldeneye’s Guide to Warlock’s series. This is a 5e revision of the spell Moon Blade last found in 3.5’s Spell Compendium. In volume 1 of the Goldeneye’s Guide series, you will come face to face with The Moon Otherworldly Patron, a patron that takes the form of the natural will of the moon that many druids, fey, lycanthropes, and undead draw power from.

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Art: Kitsune Dawnblade – Carl Critchlow, Wizards of the Coast

Crescent Blade

4th-level evocation
Casting Time: 1 bonus action
Range: Self
Components: V, S
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute

You call forth a curved longsword made of moonlight into your hand. This magic sword lasts until the spell ends. It counts as a simple melee weapon with which you are proficient. It deals 3d10 radiant damage on a hit and has the finesse and one-handed properties. You have advantage on attack rolls made against fey, shapechangers, and undead with the sword. A creature hit with the sword has disadvantage on Constitution saving throws that it makes to maintain concentration on a spell.

When you hit a creature or object with this sword, you can use your reaction to end a spell of 4th level or lower on the target. For each spell of 5th level or higher on the target, make an ability check using your spellcasting ability. The DC equals 10 + the spell’s level. On a successful check, the spell ends. Once you have used this reaction, the sword dissipates and this spell ends.

If you drop the weapon, it dissipates at the end of the turn. Thereafter, while the spell persists, you can use a bonus action to cause the sword to reappear in your hand.

The sword sheds bright light out to 10 feet and dim light for an additional 10 feet.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level or higher, you automatically end the effects of a spell on the target if the spell’s level is equal to or less than the level of the spell slot you used, and the sword’s damage increases by 1d10 for every two levels higher than 4th.

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