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Zane "Blackwind," scourge of pirates on the sea of swords, sorcerer of storm magic, stands completely surrounded by a buccaneer crew of Gnolls. The furry hyena-like creatures chitter and swarm across the deck, hanging from the lines, and clawing their way up the sides of the ship. The idiotic creatures, frothing at their parched mouths, failed to realize one important thing: no other crew was standing on deck. Zane holds aloft a vial, no bigger than a thimble, with a single drop of Blue Dragon's blood inside. The slathering humanoids rush forward, spears held at killing angles, as a 40-foot wide ball of primordial lightning plummets into the water. The electric current, enough volts to kill an elephant, leaping from body to body. Only blackened smoking corpses remain a moment later, still clinging to the ship and their smoking weapons. 


Original. There are thousands upon thousands of spell PDFs out there full of material from previous editions which cover a wide variety of applications and have seen years of use. Each of the spells presented here are built from the ground up completely with D&D5e in mind - balanced primarily with the Dungeon Master's Guide guidelines as well as WotC supplementary material in mind to keep the spells competitive and thematic, but not your only choice.

Spells to Fill The Gaps. We all crave more options for spells. And swapping damage type isn't always rewarding - casting "coldball" in lieu of fireball just doesn't do it for many of us. This series of elemental spells brings a new, unique option to each level of spellcasting from Cantrip to 9th level, varying through most schools of magic, but focusing on Conjuration, Abjuration, and Evocation. 

Familiar, but Far from Ordinary. It was my intention when crafting these spells to present options that are thematic and powerful, with familiar and tested mechanics, as well as new and interesting ones. Many of theses choices rose from hours upon hours of playtesting at my own table. 

Class Focus. I tried to build a repository of spells to be appealing to several classes: Thunder options for Bards intent on having more potent weapons. Devious magical traps for prepared Wizards. Even a line of spells for Warlocks based off the horrifying landscape of Tartarus, where the famed Armor of Agathys was born. 

60 and Counting. Purchasing this PDF not only puts a roster of useful spells into your hands as a DM or Player, but also funds additional works. The more purchases, the more I can create for you all. For around the cost of a gumball for each spell, I've done everything I can to ensure each spell is well worth the cost of admission. Being so careful and deliberate cost me, as of the day of launch, 11 straight 6-8 hour days of work - a testamate to how seriously I approached this project! 

Consider all the Elemental options:
Opus of Elemental Acid - Opus of Elemental Cold
Opus of Elemental Fire - Opus of Elemental Lightning 
Opus of Elemental Thunder - Opus of Elemental Earth 
Opus of Elemental Substance: A collection of all 6 elements

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This title was added to our catalog on October 22, 2018.