Wizards of the Coast recently released their latest playtest material for the 5th edition, among which were a handful of new spells. Today, we’re going to take a look at one such spell: Thorn Whip. This spell conjures up a whiplike tendril of thorny vines that lashes out at your enemies, dealing slashing damage. It’s perfect for snaring and immobilizing targets or dealing some extra damage in a pinch. Let’s take a closer look at how it works!
Overview of Thorn Whip 5e
Casting time: 1 Action
Range: 30 Feet
Components: V, S, M
Class: Druid, Artificer
In 5e thorn whip, you can command a long vine-like whip to jump from the ground and lash out at an unsuspecting monster. Despite its small thorns, this weapon is sharp enough to puncture skin but not bones.
Fortunately for those with whom it comes in contact in melee combat (or close range), that’s all they need since even if you miss, the lash only does 1d6 piercing damage!
In contrast to Lightning Lure, Thorn Whip has twice the range and deals damage regardless of the enemy’s position. In addition, Lightning Lure only deals damage if the target is within 5 feet of you because the spell ends if nothing prevents the target from being pulled).
Thorn Whip’s STR can negate Lightning Lure’s melee attacks save but deals 1d6 instead of Lightning Lure’s 1d8.
Creating a bonfire and using Thorn Whip are the most common combos. You have the potential to do 1d6+1d8 damage every round on one target if you position yourself well on the map. As you normally would, cast Create Bonfire on your target.
The fire will cause most bad guys to leave the hearth as soon as it is ablaze. It’s annoying, but Thorn Whip will dredge him right back to the flames with its effect. It is true that the whip only drags the target 10ft away, but as I mentioned above, the position plays a crucial role in maximizing the effectiveness of this combo.
What is the difference between a Thron Whip and a Vine Whip in 5e Dungeons and Dragons?
Whips are adorned with thorns, and lash out when you command them. You can use the weapon to fight close quarters with your opponents, or you can set a trap that catches your enemies unawares as they walk by, unaware of what’s coming!
I see what you have created: a piece of vegetation with thorns on either side and barbs that snap into shape when you apply enough force, not just piercing them. The newly made sharpened stake is intended to drag down whatever unfortunate creature comes across it.
What are the pros and cons of 5e Thorn Whip?
The spell can be difficult to avoid since it can proceed forcefully. Thunder Whip has a 60′ range between it and its target, unlike Lightning Lure, which only moves and damages up to 30 feet in front of it.
Would you be able to beat a whip with just your hands?
It is possible to attack rolls with a whip. The weapon’s reach is 15 feet, and it does not threaten the area during the attack, though some people may attempt to use their Dexterity modifier instead if it is applied in this manner while still inside the range of light weapons (25 feet).
Can you grapple without a weapon?
Your other hand needs to be free and act if you want the answer to be absolute. When using the whip as their only form of attack in combat, it will be difficult for individuals with great strength or agility since Dexterity has been replaced by Strength.
It’s much better to use wands that don’t require empty hands to push enemies prone instead; however, it’s almost impossible to do both at the same time, unless we’re lucky!
Pulling the Thorn Whip 5e Spells Opportunity attack is possible?
If you teleport, you will not provoke opportunity attacks. The rules on these things state that there must be some movement, and there cannot be a reaction if no action is taken. That doesn’t mean that it will have the same effect if someone else moves them!