Searing Smite 5e Spell Guide and Details

By Natalie | Last Updated: August 30, 2021

Hello reader’s in this post we are going to discuss about the D&D Searing Smite 5e. This post we shortly discuss their overview, levels or durations. So let’s start the post.


Searing Smite is a first-level evocation spell that you can cast as a bonus action and causes your next successful weapon attack to deal 1d6 addition fire damage and ignite the target in flames.

At the start of each of it’s turns, the target make a Consitution saving throw against your spell save DC.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 fire damage. On a save, it takes no damage and the effect ends. The flames can also be put out as an action or by the environment.

While a cool spell, searing smite is the antithesis of a smite: a spell that deals a ton of damage upfront. Fire is also commonly resisted damage type.

Fourthermore, when cast at higher levels only the smite’s initial damage increase, not a the 1d6 fire damge the creature take at the beginining of its turn.

Searing Smite details

1st-level evocation
Casting Time: 1 bonus action
Range: Self
Components: V
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute
At Higher Level: When you cats this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, the initial extra damage dealt by the attack increase by 1d6 for ecah slot level above 1st.

Frequently Asked Quetions (FAQ) of Searing Smite 5e.

You might have encountered by some of the below question like all other fimiliars has gotten by this DND Searing Smite 5e. You can check the below:

Q1. What is Searing Smite 5e?

The next time you hit a creature with a melee weapon attack during the spell’s duration, your weapon flares with white-hot intensity, and the attack deals an extra 1d6 fire damage to the target and causes the target to ignite in flames.

At the start of each of its turns until the spell ends, the target must make a Constitution saving throw.

On a failed save, it take 1d6 fire damage. On a successful save, the spell ends.

If the target or a creature within 5 feet of it uses an action to put out the flames, or if some other effect douses the flames (such as the target being submerged in water), the spell ends.

Q2. Does searing smite work once?

The once, but if you miss with the weapon attack roll, you can continue concentration so you can use it next turn.

The concentration duration also affects how long the ongoing damage lingers, iirc. The smite spells have very low damage.

This is all about Searing Smite 5e. I hope you have liked this post.