Flame Lick

One of my PCs got trapped in a VR world playing “Everquest 40k”.  He was trapped there long enough that his “ranger” got to level 4 killing rats and spiders outside of Freeport.  When he was eventually broken free of the VR trap he took with him the memory of how to cast an iconic EQ ranger spell – Flame Lick. Here is a 5e version.


FLAME LICK

  • LEVEL Cantrip
  • CASTING TIME 1 Action
  • RANGE/AREA 120 ft
  • COMPONENTS V, S, F (a fire beetle eye)
  • DURATION 1 minute
  • SCHOOL Evocation
  • ATTACK/SAVE Ranged
  • DAMAGE/EFFECT Fire
  • CLASS Ranger, Druid

You hurl a mote of fire at a creature or object within range. Make a ranged spell attack against the target. On a hit, the target takes 1d6 fire damage. The target must then make a CON saving throw, on a failure it takes 1d2 fire damage each round until it makes a save or the spell expires.  While burning the target’s AC is reduced by 1. A flammable object hit by this spell ignites if it isn’t being worn or carried.

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6/1d2 when you reach 5th level (2d6/1d4), 11th level (3d6/1d6), and 17th level (4d6/1d8).