Scorching Ray

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For the equivalent Way of the Four Elements Monk spell, see Embrace of the Inferno Embrace of the Inferno.
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Scorching Ray is a level 2 evocation spell. This spell allows spellcasters to hurl 3 rays of fire at targets within range. You can either target a single creature or multiple creatures with the rays. Each ray rolls a separate Attack Roll and deals Fire damage.


Hurl 3 rays of fire. Each ray deals 2d6Damage TypesFire damage.


Action + Level 2 Spell Slot
D6 Fire.png 2d6 (2~12) Damage TypesFire damage per ray
Attack roll
 Range: 18 m / 60 ft

At higher levels

Upcast: Casting this spell at a higher level hurls an additional ray for each Spell Slot Level above 2nd.

How to learn


Granted by the following items:


  • A target afflicted by Hex Hex will take an additional 1d6Damage TypesNecrotic damage from each ray.
  • When interacting with effects like Death Ward Death Ward and dealing multiple attacks to the same creature, assuming the 1st attack was sufficient to Downed down the target the 2nd attack appears to apply before the Death Ward Death Ward activates, which means that after 2 attacks the target would lose the Death Ward Death Ward but remain with 1HP. If the initial attack would have 3 applications then the target would be Downed downed on 1st attack and again on 3rd attack. In case of Avatars it means that, whilst having a Death Ward Death Ward applied, they would need to receive 6 attack applications to fully die: 2 to break down the ward, 1 to get downed and 3 more to fail 3 Death Saves. This effect seems to apply to all multi-application attacks, like Magic Missile Magic Missile and Eldritch Blast Eldritch Blast (as of
  • The incantation for Scorching Ray is Ardē, the Latin command "burn/blaze!"

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