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4th Level



Evard's Black Tentacles

Spell Components

4th Level Conjuration Spell




Cast Time



1 action

Concentration, up to 1 minute

90 feet

Source: Player's Handbook

Material(a piece of tentacle from a giant octopus or a giant squid)

Squirming, ebony tentacles fill a 20-foot square on ground that you can see within range. For the duration, these tentacles turn the ground in the area into difficult terrain.

When a creature enters the affected area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, the creature must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or take 3d6 bludgeoning damage and be restrained by the tentacles until the spell ends. A creature that starts its turn in the area and is already restrained by the tentacles takes 3d6 bludgeoning damage.

A creature restrained by the tentacles can use its action to make a Strength or Dexterity check (its choice) against your spell save DC. On a success, it frees itself.

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