Magic Missile

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Magic Missile is a level 1 evocation spell. This spell allows spellcasters to hit enemies with multiple projectiles that deal Damage TypesForce damage.


Create three darts of magical force, each dealing 1d4 + 1Damage TypesForce damage to its target.

The darts always hit their target, and can each be targeted individually.


Action + Level 1 Spell Slot
D4 Force.png 1d4 + 1 (2~5) Damage TypesForce damage per dart
 Range: 18 m / 60 ft

At higher levels

When the spell is cast at 2nd Level or higher, an additional dart is created for each Spell Slot Level above 1st.

How to learn



Granted by the following items:


  • The Shield Shield spell causes the caster to take no damage from Magic Missile.
  • The level 10 Evocation School Wizard feature Empowered Evocation Empowered Evocation will add the wizard's Intelligence icon.png intelligence modifier to each missile.
  • When interacting with effects like Death Ward Death Ward and dealing multiple attacks to the same creature, if the 1st attack was sufficient to down down the target, the 2nd attack will apply beforeDeath Ward Death Ward activates leaving the target with 1HP. An action with three attacks, however, would result in the creature being downed. A player character with Death Ward Death Ward applied would need to receive 6 attack applications to fully die: 2 to break the ward, 1 to get downed, then 3 more to fail 3 Death Saving Throws. This effect seems to apply to all multi-application attacks such Scorching Ray Scorching Ray and Eldritch Blast Eldritch Blast (as of
  • The incantation for Magic Missile is Tormentum, Latin for "catapult" or "ballista".


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