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The Blackstaff's Book of 1000 Spells

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The Blackstaff’s Book of 1,000 Spells is the largest compilation of 5E spells ever released, over 300 pages, from the creators behind such titles as Elminster's Guide to Magic, the Player's Companion, Faiths of the Forgotten Realms (I and II), Eberron Archetypes, and the Ravenloft Archetypes series (which Critical Role creator Matt Mercer praised as "Really grand content! Well thought out, well presented, and a fantastic supplement to any campaign... Highly recommended!")

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The Blackstaff. A legendary archmage, a title passed on as a powerful legacy, and an artifact gifted to the greatest magic-users in the Forgotten Realms. Wizards who have claimed the title of Blackstaff have been able to manipulate time, crush their enemies with a thought, and shatter reality on a whim. Now the secrets of this arcane might can finally be yours with The Blackstaff’s Book of 1000 Spells.

This ancient book of magical secrets and the wisdom of the greatest spellcasters from all the D&D worlds lives up to its name, with over 1,000 spells for every character class, every occasion, and every level of power. In addition, notes from some of D&D greatest spellcasters-- including Mordenkainen, Elminster, Laeral Silverhand, and Acererak-- reveal secrets for making the best use of these new spells, and uncover their connections to the ancient lore of Eberron, Ravenloft, the Forgotten Realms, and other settings. 

Want to terrify your players? Flummox your Dungeon Master? Rediscover spells from every prior edition of Dungeons & Dragons, from the 1970s to 2020? This massive spellbook, years in the making, can help you achieve all this and more. Wanna check it out before you buy? Click the full preview above to get a free excerpt of over 60 pages.

Master spells beyond your wildest imaginings, decipher the true nature of magic, learn from some of the multiverse's greatest wizards, and take your game to the next level with The Blackstaff’s Book of 1000 Spells!

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6/11/2021 v2.0 Per customer feedback, text has been made fully searchable, copyable, and pasteable. Numerous errors (especially typos listing spells at a different level from their actual description) have been fixed.
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Stevie W September 10, 2023 5:40 pm UTC
What level is Azuth's Spell Shield. It's listed as lv 7 but description says lv 6.
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Stevie W September 07, 2023 5:25 pm UTC
Looking for some clarification on the 7th level Wizard spell Wing Gifting.
Casting time is 1 hour, which is fine.
But duration, instant?
Well, how long does the spell actually last for? To me, instant means "this very moment" which means that the effect is over as soon as it has been cast. Doesn't really make sense.
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Sean R July 20, 2023 2:13 pm UTC
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The spell "Blast Rod" says to expend charges to make a ranged attack but gives no range for them.
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Patrick N June 28, 2023 1:47 pm UTC
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Helo, looking at your preview, spell doesnt look clickable/Ctrl+f-able, is this truly this way ?
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Peter G November 28, 2022 8:38 pm UTC
I just bought the fantasy grounds version, but it seems to have the errors others have mentioned with some spells. Is it using the old version and not version 2.0?
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marissa W June 23, 2022 4:49 am UTC
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is this title ever going to have the corrections in the comments fixed? (and whatever else needs correcting)
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Andrew M June 18, 2022 8:45 pm UTC
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I'd like to have a hard copy of this for my players to use during games - am I permitted to print this, or have this printed, for personal use?
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Rob S April 23, 2022 1:28 am UTC
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Would really love a hardback copy of this … possible option at some point ?
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Heath H July 07, 2022 2:22 am UTC
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POD may be an option at some point. None of us know InDesign, so getting it converted is an expensive option. I'm hoping to learn InDesign soon but haven't had the opportunity yet.

If/When we do launch the book as POD we will definitely let everyone know!!
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Phillip G February 20, 2022 2:58 pm UTC
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Bestow Wound - "You use your reaction make a melee spell attack against the creature that made the triggering attack. On a hit, the triggering attack inflicts its damage normally, but you also inflict necrotic damage equal to half the amount of damage the triggering attack inflicted on you."

Should the first sentence be changed to read "You use your reaction to make a melee attack against the creature that made the triggering attack."?

Reason is that you're casting this spell, but the text says to cast another spell ("melee spell attack"). RAW it looks like you're casting 2 spells on one reaction. Changing it to just a melee attack just means this spell adds damage to the physical attack, which is in line with the text of the second sentence.
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Scott B March 24, 2022 6:37 pm UTC
The way I read it, is that you are using a reaction to cast Bestow Wound as a melee attack spell, and if you hit, the triggering attack deals its normal damage, and Bestow Wound inflicts half the damage from that attack as necrotic damage to the triggering attacker. Regardless of whether the Bestow Wound reaction attack hits or misses, the triggering attack deals its normal damage.
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Phillip G February 20, 2022 2:45 pm UTC
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Berserker Curse is misspelled on the Bard, Warlock, and Wizard spell lists. It is spelled correctly on the Cleric list.
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Valera G February 01, 2022 9:07 pm UTC
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Okay so i found this for any further revision, Sword of Sigils is stated as abjuration under class spells, but as enchantment under its own description
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Scott B March 24, 2022 6:41 pm UTC
Thank you for the feedback, Valera. We'll add that erratum to the list when the next review for revisions comes up. :)
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Chris B December 11, 2021 11:20 pm UTC
I would love for a POD version of this.
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Phillip G December 12, 2021 3:04 pm UTC
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They'd need to fix more of the errors, but I'd be curious about this too.
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Scott B March 24, 2022 6:43 pm UTC
Unfortunately, as far as I know, there is a very expensive gateway into the POD arena on this platform; like, prohibitively expensive.
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Phillip G September 19, 2021 12:25 pm UTC
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Decelerating Slash isn't on any class's spell list.
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Phillip G December 11, 2021 10:23 pm UTC
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Same for Eruption of Earth's Fury
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Phillip G December 12, 2021 3:02 pm UTC
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Feat of Magnificence - Should "it treats a roll of 19 or lower on the d20 as a 20." read "it treats a roll of 19 or higher on the d20 as a 20."

Because RAW you treat any roll as a 20 and add 10.
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Phillip G July 24, 2021 12:29 pm UTC
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Current 2.0 version has Cobra Strike listed as Cleric 1 and Druid 1 but listed as a 3rd level spell.
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Phillip G July 25, 2021 2:34 pm UTC
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Command Minor Beast is in the Bard, Cleric, Druid, and Ranger spell lists as Command Another's Pet.
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Nick I June 25, 2021 4:56 pm UTC
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Is the bookmarked version not the 2.0 version?
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Jeremy F June 26, 2021 4:58 pm UTC
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The latest, updated, searchable version is called Blackstaffs_Book_of_1000_Spells-v2.0.pdf -- sometimes the Guild has an error where it doesn't delete the obsolete version when you add a new update.
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The Summoner O June 16, 2021 2:30 pm UTC
is there a way that this doc could be made free, as i have no CreditCard and cant buy this, however it looks AWESOME
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Jeremy F June 26, 2021 4:57 pm UTC
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Email blackstaff.books@gmail.com with an explanation of your circumstances and the email address you use for your Guild account, and we may be able to send you a free or discount copy!
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The Summoner O July 02, 2021 2:16 pm UTC
cant, school email doesnt work for outside sorces
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The Summoner O July 06, 2021 2:10 pm UTC
nevermind wahoooooooooo
10000 new spells WOOOOOOOOOO
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