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Melf's Acid Arrow

Level 2 •

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 90 ft
Components: V, S, M
Duration: Instantaneous
Damage Type: Acid

A shimmering green arrow streaks toward a target within range and bursts in a spray of acid. Make a ranged spell attack against the target. On a hit, the target takes 4d4 acid damage immediately and 2d4 acid damage at the end of its next turn. On a miss, the arrow splashes the target with acid for half as much of the initial damage and no damage at the end of its next turn.
At Higher Levels
When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, the damage (both initial and later) increases by 1d4 for each slot level above 2nd.
Material Component: powdered rhubarb leaf and an adder's stomach
Verbal Component: Sie Sagittas Acidum
Verbal Component (Alternative): From my hand, faster than a sparrow, fly forth and strike, this acid arrow.

Classes: Wizard, Rogue

Tags: Damage

Source: Player's Handbook [5th Edition] (page 259)

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