Banishing Smite (Melee)

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For the ranged version of this spell, see Banishing Smite (Ranged) Banishing Smite (Ranged).
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Banishing Smite (Melee) is a level 5 abjuration spell. This spells allows spellcasters to imbue their weapon with power, dealing force damage and possibly Banished Banishing the target.


Possibly Banished Banish your target to another plane of existence.


Cost on hit:
Bonus action + Level 5 Spell Slot
Normal weapon damage
D10 Force.png 5d10 (5~50) Damage Types Force damage
Range: Normal weapon range
Concentration Concentration

At higher levels

Casting this spell at a higher level grants no additional benefit.

Condition: Banished

Banished Banished
Duration: 2 turns

Condition Type Icon.pngIncapacitated

How to learn

This spell is a variation of:
Banishing Smite Banishing Smite


  • This spell can only be learned by Bards via Magical Secrets at level 10, as Paladins do not get access to level 5 spells until level 17 in D&D 5e.
  • The spell is used similar to Divine Smite Divine Smite where you select it before a weapon attack, then if you miss the attack the spell slot is not expended. Unlike Divine Smite Divine Smite there is no reaction in the UI for it. If the target is reduced to 1-49 Hit Points it is then Banished Banished for 2 turns.
  • There is no save allowed for any aspect of this spell.
  • If the weapon attack roll is a critical, then it does
    D10 Force.png 10d10 (10~100) Damage Types Force damage