The Spring of Ardoc
Bard Spell List
0-LEVEL BARD SPELLS (CANTRIPS)
Dancing Lights: Creates torches or other lights.
Daze: Humanoid creature of 4 HD or less loses next
Detect Magic: Detects spells and magic items within
Flare: Dazzles one creature (–1 on attack rolls).
Ghost Sound: Figment sounds.
Know Direction: You discern north.
Light: Object shines like a torch.
Lullaby: Makes subject drowsy; –5 on Spot and Listen checks,
–2 on Will saves against sleep.
Mage Hand: 5-pound telekinesis.
Mending: Makes minor repairs on an object. 181
Message: Whispered conversation at distance.
Open/Close: Opens or closes small or light things.
Prestidigitation: Performs minor tricks.
Read Magic: Read scrolls and spellbooks.
Resistance: Subject gains +1 on saving throws.
Summon Instrument: Summons one instrument of the caster’s
1ST-LEVEL BARD SPELLS
Alarm: Wards an area for 2 hours/level.
Animate Rope: Makes a rope move at your command.
Cause Fear: One creature of 5 HD or less flees for 1d4 rounds.
Charm Person: Makes one person your friend.
Comprehend Languages: You understand all spoken and written
Cure Light Wounds: Cures 1d8 damage +1/level (max +5).
Detect Secret Doors: Reveals hidden doors within 60 ft.
Disguise Self: Changes your appearance.
Erase: Mundane or magical writing vanishes.
Expeditious Retreat: Your speed increases by 30 ft.
Feather Fall: Objects or creatures fall slowly.
Grease: Makes 10-ft. square or one object slippery.
Hypnotism: Fascinates 2d4 HD of creatures.
Identify M: Determines properties of magic item.
Ivory Flesh: Flesh turns white, granting +5 cir cumstance
bonus on Hide checks in snow and ice.
Lesser Confusion: One creature is confused for 1 round.
Magic Mouth M: Speaks once when triggered.
Nystul’s Magic Aura: Alters object’s magic aura.
Obscure Object: Masks object against scrying.
Remove Fear: Suppresses fear or gives +4 on saves against fear for
one subject + one per four levels.
Silent Image: Creates minor illusion of your design.
Sleep: Puts 4 HD of creatures into magical slumber.
Summon Monster I: Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you.
Tasha’s Hideous Laughter: Subject loses actions for 1 round/
Undetectable Alignment: Conceals alignment for 24 hours.
Unseen Servant: Invisible force obeys your commands.
Ventriloquism: Throws voice for 1 min./level.
2ND-LEVEL BARD SPELLS
Alter Self: Assume form of a similar creature.
Animal Messenger: Sends a Tiny animal to a specific place.
Animal Trance: Fascinates 2d6 HD of animals.
Blindness/Deafness: Makes subject blind or deaf.
Blur: Attacks miss subject 20% of the time.
Calm Emotions: Calms creatures, negating emotion effects.
Cat’s Grace: Subject gains +4 to Dex for 1 min./level.
Cure Moderate Wounds: Cures 2d8 damage +1/level (max +10).
Darkness: 20-ft. radius of supernatural shadow.
Daze Monster: Living creature of 6 HD or less loses next action.
Delay Poison: Stops poison from harming subject for 1 hour/ level.
Detect Thoughts: Allows “listening” to surface thoughts.
Eagle’s Splendor: Subject gains +4 to Cha for 1 min./level.
Enthrall: Captivates all within 100 ft. + 10 ft./level.
Fox’s Cunning: Subject gains +4 to Int for 1 min./level.
Glitterdust: Blinds creatures, outlines invisible creatures.
Heroism: Gives +2 on attack rolls, saves, skill checks.
Hold Person: Paralyzes one humanoid for 1 round/level.
Hypnotic Pattern: Fascinates (2d4 + level) HD of creatures.
Ice Darts: Icicle missiles deal 2d4 damage, half of
which is cold.
Invisibility: Subject is invisible for 1 min./level or until it attacks.
Locate Object: Senses direction toward object (specific or type).
Minor Image: As silent image, plus some sound.
Mirror Image: Creates decoy duplicates of you (1d4 +1 per three
levels, max 8).
Misdirection: Misleads divinations for one creature or object.
Pyrotechnics: Turns fire into blinding light or choking smoke.
Rage: Gives +2 to Str and Con, +1 on Will saves, –2 to AC.
Scare: Panics creatures of less than 6 HD.
Shatter: Sonic vibration damages objects or crystalline creatures.
Silence: Negates sound in 15-ft. radius.
Sound Burst: Deals 1d8 sonic damage to subjects; may stun them.
Suggestion: Compels subject to follow stated course of action.
Summon Monster II: Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you.
Summon Swarm: Summons swarm of bats, rats, or spiders.
Tongues: Speak any language.
Whispering Wind: Sends a short message 1 mile/level.
3RD-LEVEL BARD SPELLS
Blink: You randomly vanish and reappear for 1 round/level.
Charm Monster: Makes monster believe it is your ally.
Clairaudience/Clairvoyance: Hear or see at a distance for 1
Confusion: Subjects behave oddly for 1 round/level.
Crushing Despair: Subjects take –2 on attack rolls, damage rolls,
saves, and checks.
Cure Serious Wounds: Cures 3d8 damage +1/level (max +15).
Daylight: 60-ft. radius of bright light.
Deep Slumber: Puts 10 HD of creatures to sleep.
Dispel Magic: Cancels magical spells and effects.
Displacement: Attacks miss subject 50%.
Fear: Subjects within cone flee for 1 round/level.
Gaseous Form: Subject becomes insubstantial and can fly slowly.
Geas, Lesser: Commands subject of 7 HD or less.
Glibness: You gain +30 bonus on Bluff checks, and your lies can
escape magical discernment.
Good Hope: Subjects gain +2 on attack rolls, damage rolls, saves,
Haste: One creature/level moves faster, +1 on attack rolls, AC, and
Illusory Script M: Only intended reader can decipher.
Invisibility Sphere: Makes everyone within 10 ft. invisible.
Leomund’s Tiny Hut: Creates shelter for ten creatures.
Major Image: As silent image, plus sound, smell and thermal effects.
Phantom Steed: Magic horse appears for 1 hour/level.
Remove Curse: Frees object or person from curse.
Scrying F: Spies on subject from a distance.
Sculpt Sound: Creates new sounds or changes existing ones.
Secret Page: Changes one page to hide its real content.
See Invisibility: Reveals invisible creatures or objects.
Sepia Snake Sigil M: Creates text symbol that immobilizes reader.
Slow: One subject/level takes only one action/round, –2 to AC and
Speak with Animals: You can communicate with animals.
Summon Monster III: Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you.
4TH-LEVEL BARD SPELLS
Break Enchantment: Frees subjects from enchantments, alterations,
curses, and petrification.
Cure Critical Wounds: Cures 4d8 damage +1/level (max +20).
Detect Scrying: Alerts you of magical eavesdropping.
Dimension Door: Teleports you short distance.
Dominate Person: Controls humanoid telepathically.
Freedom of Movement: Subject moves normally despite impediments.
Hallucinatory Terrain: Makes one type of terrain appear like
another (field into forest, or the like).
Hold Monster: As hold person, but any creature.
Invisibility, Greater: As invisibility, but subject can attack and stay
Legend Lore M F: Lets you learn tales about a person, place, or thing.
Leomund’s Secure Shelter: Creates sturdy cottage.
Locate Creature: Indicates direction to familiar creature.
Modify Memory: Changes 5 minutes of subject’s memories.
Neutralize Poison: Immunizes subject against poison, detoxifies
venom in or on subject.
Rainbow Pattern: Lights fascinate 24 HD of creatures.
Repel Vermin: Insects, spiders, and other vermin stay 10 ft. away.
Shadow Conjuration: Mimics conjuring below 4th level, but only
Shout: Deafens all within cone and deals 5d6 sonic damage.
Speak with Plants: You can talk to normal plants and plant creatures.
Summon Monster IV: Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you.
Zone of Silence: Keeps eavesdroppers from overhearing conversations.
5TH-LEVEL BARD SPELLS
Boreal Wind: Gust of cold wind deals 1d4 cold
damage/level and knocks creatures back.
Cure Light Wounds, Mass: Cures 1d8 damage +1/level for many
Dispel Magic, Greater: As dispel magic, but +20 on check.
Dream: Sends message to anyone sleeping.
False Vision M: Fools scrying with an illusion.
Heroism, Greater: Gives +4 bonus on attack rolls, saves, skill
checks; immunity to fear; temporary hp.
Mind Fog: Subjects in fog get –10 to Wis and Will checks.
Mirage Arcana: As hallucinatory terrain, plus structures.
Mislead: Turns you invisible and creates illusory double.
Nightmare: Sends vision dealing 1d10 damage, fatigue.
Persistent Image: As major image, but no concentration required.
Seeming: Changes appearance of one person per two levels.
Shadow Evocation: Mimics evocation of lower than 5th level, but
only 20% real.
Shadow Walk: Step into shadow to travel rapidly.
Song of Discord: Forces targets to attack each other.
Suggestion, Mass: As suggestion, plus one subject/level.
Summon Monster V: Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you.
6TH-LEVEL BARD SPELLS
Analyze Dweomer F: Reveals magical aspects of subject.
Animate Objects: Objects attack your foes.
Cat’s Grace, Mass: As cat’s grace, affects one subject/level.
Charm Monster, Mass: As charm monster, but all within 30 ft.
Cure Moderate Wounds, Mass: Cures 2d8 damage +1/level for
Eagle’s Splendor, Mass: As eagle’s splendor, affects one subject/level.
Eyebite: Target becomes panicked, sickened, and comatose.
Find the Path: Shows most direct way to a location.
Fox’s Cunning, Mass: As fox’s cunning, affects one subject/level.
Geas/Quest: As lesser geas, plus it affects any creature.
Heroes’ Feast: Food for one creature/level cures and grants combat
Otto’s Irresistible Dance: Forces subject to dance.
Permanent Image: Includes sight, sound, and smell.
Programmed Image M: As major image, plus triggered by event.
Project Image: Illusory double can talk and cast spells.
Scrying, Greater: As scrying, but faster and longer.
Shout, Greater: Devastating yell deals 10d6 sonic damage; stuns
creatures, damages objects.
Summon Monster VI: Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you.
Sympathetic Vibration: Deals 2d10 damage/round to freestanding
Veil: Changes appearance of group of creatures.
Snowsong: Musical snowfall aids allies in within
30 ft. and hinders enemy spellcasters.
from 3.5 PHB and Frostburn