Finger of Death 5e

Finger of Death 5e as it is called in the D&D 5e, is another powerful spell in the Dungeon and Dragon 5th  edition, that enables you to send negative energy coursing through a creature or zombie that you can see within a given range,  then causing the creature to start searing pains.

 The target must make a Constitution saving throw. It takes up to 7d8 + 30 necrotic damage in any of the failed to save, or half of 7d8 + 30 as much damage on a successful one. Check out the Enlarge Reduce 5e: Enlarge/reduce 5e d&d Uses

Any creature (humanoid) killed by this finger of death 5e spell is prone to rise again at the start of your next turn, but this time, it rides as a Zombie that is permanently within and under your command, by following each of your verbal orders to the best of its ability.

In summary, the finger of death is a spell where the caster of the spell would attempt to cause instant death to its target

Attributes of Finger of Death 5e

  Attributes of Finger of Death  
Casting Time 1 action
Classes Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
Components V S
Damage Type Necrotic
Level 7
Name Finger of Death
Range 60 feet
Save Constitution
School Necromancy
Target A creature that you can see within range

Effects of The Finger of Death 5e

The first version of the finger of death 5e spell would just attempt to kill the target. The caster would incant the spell while pointing their finger at the targeted creature.

In the later version of the spell, when cast, it would try the much it can to destroy a person’s life, however, the same spell also, can raise a human or creature that was killed by the spell. Though with an expensive ceremony to turn creatures or persons into spirit zombies under the caster’s command.

A victim of the finger of death 5e spell cannot be resurrected or raised from the dead through any other magic. Only a limited wish could end this effect or a wish that would fully resurrect the targeted person or creature. Check out the Dire wolf 5e: What is a Dire Wolf, Size, Traits, and Action?

The newer version of the finger of death dnd 5e spell, that is, called finger of death 5e would again make effort to try and kill the target outright if the target failed to resist it, but if the target manages to resist, in such case it would take injury instead.

The post Second Sundering of the finger of death 5e spell version would only attempt to cause a serious amount of damage to the target and expect it to die, and if the target died, then after a few seconds they would try to raise it back to life as a zombie, under the caster’s command.

Components of The dnd Finger of Death

You only need verbal and somatic components were required to cast this finger of death 5e spell. Early druids also needed their holy symbol. Check out difficult Terrain 5e Combat:5e Movement Speed

History of dnd 5e Finger of Death Spell

The 5e finger of death spell was attributed to Netherese arcanist Dethed in −1864 DR, originally called Dethed’s death finger.[

Finger of Death Editions (Inventor –  Dethed)

5th Edition Statistics

  •  School – Necromancy
  •  Level – Sorcerer 7 >>> Wizard 7 >>> Warlock 7

3rd Edition Statistics

  • School – Necromancy
  •  Domains -Spirit
  •  Level – Druid 8 >>> Sorcerer 7 >>> Spirit >>> 8 >>> Wizard 7

2nd Edition Statistics

  • School – Necromancy
  •   Universal (province) – Inventive, Variation
  •  Level – Arcanist 7 >>> Wizard 7

1st Edition Statistics

  • School – Enchantment
  • Level – Druid 7

Appearances of the  d&d 5e finger of death

The dnd 5e finger of death can be found in two main form viz comic book and video games :   

 Comic Books

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Video Games

  • Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
  • Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal