Danse Macabre

Necromancy School – Level 5 – Forbidden

Type: Quick Spell, using a Bonus Action

Reach: 30 feet

Duration: 1 minute, using your Concentration

Effect: You animate multiple corpses or summon multiple spectrals, which start to float and dance as you wish.

You summon 5 undeads within reach. Those undeads are reanimated and begin to float and dance.

You can then assign 1 of these effect for each undead:

  • Make 1 Ranged Attack. On a hit, you deal 1d6 strike as you smash the corpse into another creature.
  • The corpse dances with 1 creature. That creature must succeed on a Performance Save, or be considered in harsh terrain for 1 turn.
  • The corpse performs a spooky dance for 1 creature. That creature must succeed on an Insight Save, or become Scared of everything for 1 turn.

While Concentrating on this spell, you can use your Bonus Action to repeat these effects.

When the spell ends, the unedads vanish.

Curse: You are closer to becoming an Undead. If you die, you become an Undead creature with the same Tier that you had. You do not control this Undead, and it just mindlessly Attacks any creature that is not Undead.

Upcast: If you upcast this spell, you can animate 1 extra corpse for each level upcasted.

Spell List: Bard, Warlock