Hellish Rebuke 5e: Mechanics and guide to use it 

Hellish Rebuke 5e

Hellish rebuke 5e Details:

Hellish Rebuke 5e

The beast that injured you is briefly engulfed in hellish flames when you point your finger at it to cast Hellish Rebuke 5e. The monster must succeed on a dexterity-saving throw. If the save is unsuccessful, it sustains 2s10 fire damage. If it succeeds, it sustains just half as much damage. 

Casting Time1 reaction, taken in response to receiving damage from an enemy
Range60 feet
DurationInstantaneous
SchoolEvocation
ClassWarlock
Level1
Damage/EffectFire
Attack/SaveDEX Save
ComponentsV, S

At higher levels:

The damage increases by 1d10 for each spell slot level above the first when you cast this spell slot of the second level or above.  

 1st level5th level7th level9th level
Damage Dice2d106d108d1010d10
Minimum Damage 26810
Average Damage 10.2 30.540.550.5
Maximum Damage206080100

Level: Bard, Oathbreaker, Warlock(1), and Warlock(10), Magical secrets.

No materials are needed.

Total: 1 target.

Type of Die: d10.

Two dice are used (increases by 1 for every spell slot used above 1st).

Type of damage: Fire.

Save agility.

Damage reversed by a successful save of 50%.

Statues Affected.

Duration of Status: None.

Possibly Affected by the cover.

Favorable: None.

There are no drawbacks.

Only warlocks naturally have Hellish rebuke 5e on their spell list. When they reach level three. Oathbreaker Paladins get access to Hellish rebuke on their enlarged spell list. If a bard chooses to accept the Magical Secrets feature, they can cast Hellish rebuke.

Third-level: Tieflings with the bloodline of Asmodeus can use their Infernal legacy to cast Hellish rebukes at the second level.

Who is able to use Hellish rebuke?

In 5e, Hellish rebuke is only natively available to warlocks on their spell list. When Oathbreaker Paladins reach level 3,  Hellish rebuke is added to their enlarged spell repertoire. If they take it with their Magical secrets feature, bards can cast Hellish rebuke. 
Tieflings of the bloodline of Asmodeus, level 3, can also use their Infernal legacy to perform Hellish rebuke at the second level. 

Hellish rebuke: What is it?

Since  Hellish rebuke is a reaction spell, its condition must be satisfied before it may be cast. The caster can use their response to temporarily engulf an enemy in raging flames, causing fire damage, when they are damaged by an enemy within 60 feet of them. In the event the enemy succeeds in a Dexterity save, the spell deals half damage. 

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Hellish rebuke: When and Where to caste it?

Warlocks that have taken the Pact of the Blade will find it simple to escape  Hellish rebukes because doing so will bring their pact weapon into close combat with the enemy. There isn’t really a bad time to cast  Hellish rebuke because it doesn’t have an area of effect and is consequently immune to most creatures with the exception of fire elements. 

What makes you recommend  hellish rebuke:

A Warlock occasionally finds themselves a squishier caster and can be an easy target for opponents. Hellish rebuke is a reaction spell that builds a strong wall to protect them.
Frequently asked questions about Hellish rebuke :
Can tieflings use Hellish rebuke an unlimited number of times?
Hellish rebuke can be cast by tieflings of the Bloodline of Asmodeus without spending a spell slot once every long rest. It will always be handled as though this cast was made at level 2.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hellish Rebuke :

Can tieflings use Hellish rebuke an unlimited number of times?

Hellish rebuke can be cast by tieflings of the Bloodline of Asmodeus without spending a spell slot once every long rest. It will always be handled as though this cast was made at level 2.

Is it respell able?

Yes, Both counter spells and Hellish rebuke are reactions, and there is no restriction on the trigger of a response prohibiting it from being another reaction. Hellish rebuke is thus susceptible to counter spelling.

Can you cast  Hellish rebuke every turn?

If the trigger condition is satisfied, then yes. You may cast Hellish rebuke during your turn if someone uses a response that causes damage to you. 

Does Hellish rebuke activate Hex?

No. Hex only activates events that would force the player to perform an attack roll. Either with or without a weapon or a spell. Hellish rebuke doesn’t require an attack roll from the victim, but rather a save. Damage from Hex is not triggered by it.

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