D&D Spell Review: Bigby’s Hand

Bigby’s Hand replaces the list of Iconic Bigby’s Hand spells into one easy to use package. They were all fairly good spells before, making this one a very good and versatile spell to have for casters in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. Lets look at what this version of the spell can do.

it is a 5th level spell and it needs all three casting elements, with the mats being an eggshell and a snakeskin glove.
It summons a large hand of shimmering, translucent force with a strength of 26 for up to one minute with concentration that can do the following neat things aside from being a large hand of force.
It can also do the following things.
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Clenched Fist. The hand strikes one creature or object for 4d8 damage

Forceful Hand. The hand attempts to push a creature within 5 feet of it in a direction you choose.

Grasping Hand. The hand attempts to grapple a Huge or smaller creature within 5 feet of it.

Interposing Hand. The hand interposes itself between you and a creature of your choice until you give the hand a different command. The hand moves to stay between you and the target, providing you with half cover against the target.

So you have a large 26 strength hand that can do all kinds of stuff in addition to the 4 tricks above. Extra freaking cool!
Clever players will probably find all kinds of fun and interesting ways to use this spell.

 

Final thoughts, TL;DR:
Bigby’s Hand is awesome. It is a great spell with so many good uses.

Bigby’s Hand Final Rating: A+ SOOO Good!

 

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