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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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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 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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Stevie W June 08, 2021 7:38 pm UTC
Here's a few more:

Arcane Sensitivity: Listed as 1st level spell but description classes it as cantrip
Quivaelyn's Wind Stepping Stance: Listed as 1st level spell but description classes it as 2nd level
Nybor's Gentle Reminder: Components V, S, M, but doesn't specify the Material(s) required.

Great manual btw, just needs a little more care and attention to details.
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Jeremy F June 11, 2021 3:09 pm UTC
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The newly added revised PDF (version 2.0) should fix these errors, as well as making all the text fully searchable, copyable, and pasteable. Please check it out and let us know if it works for you!
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Stevie W May 25, 2021 6:52 pm UTC
Just a few things i've seen so far for Wizard spells:

Dread Word: Listed as 5th level spell but description classes it as 3rd level
Duplicate Text: Listed as 5th level spell but description classes it as 4th level
Phantasmal Assault: Cantrip. It doesn't use any V(oice), S(omatics) or M(aterials). Is that right?

There's also a fair bit of bad grammar, which can make understanding the spell difficult. But i won't go in that as i'd probably be covering half the spells.

I'll post more as i come across them.
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Mads D May 18, 2021 2:58 am UTC
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Amazing book, please consider having a version where they are sorted by spell level with the classes listed with the spell in the future to make it easier to navigate.
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Austin R June 30, 2021 4:38 pm UTC
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I second this. I love this book, but it feels like an absolute nightmare to navigate.
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Jeremy F June 30, 2021 5:16 pm UTC
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Have you downloaded the new v2.0 file, which is totally searchable? It's solved navigation issues for a lot of people.
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Karl K May 08, 2021 4:26 pm UTC
I've been browsing through the comments but did not see these mentioned:

* "Cruel Inspiration"
Mentioned as level 1 illusion spell in the spell lists (Cleric, Warlock), but no spell description exists for it.

* "Piercing Smite" (page 227)
Does not occur on any spell list.
It's presumably a Paladin spell.

* "Zeal" (page 317)
Does not occur on any spell list.
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Jeremy F June 11, 2021 3:09 pm UTC
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Hi Karl! The newly added revised PDF (version 2.0) should fix these errors, as well as making all the text fully searchable, copyable, and pasteable. Please check it out and let us know if it works for you!
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Danielle B March 02, 2021 5:44 pm UTC
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The spell Darkbolt is not labeled correctly. It's written as both a 4th and 5th level spell.
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Jeremy F June 11, 2021 3:10 pm UTC
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The newly added revised PDF (version 2.0) should fix these errors, as well as making all the text fully searchable, copyable, and pasteable. Please check it out and let us know if it works for you!
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Danielle B June 23, 2021 5:22 pm UTC
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Thank you so much for continuing to update and work on your amazing product even after release!
Your hard work is much appreciated.
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Brandon U February 28, 2021 9:04 pm UTC
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Hi, I was looking at the cantrips and this "Caustic Blade" doesn't have any class associated with it.
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Jeremy F March 03, 2021 7:03 pm UTC
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Apologies, there was an error because the name changed (it was previously "Corrosive Blade"). This cantrip should appear on the sorcerer, warlock, and wizard spell lists.
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Brian G May 05, 2021 2:29 am UTC
This is a great supplement but you guys really need to make it so the text is searchable or bookmarked or someth9ing its a lil hard to jump around in it.
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Jeremy F June 11, 2021 3:09 pm UTC
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The newly added revised PDF (version 2.0) should make all the text fully searchable, copyable, and pasteable. Please check it out and let us know if it works for you!
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Jordan P December 01, 2020 10:32 pm UTC
Did ya'll really just nerf Flesh to Stone and then make it a 9th level spell? What the hell is Basilisk Glare and why would anyone use it?
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Scott B December 08, 2020 9:56 pm UTC
There are a couple of things that merit the spell's level. For one thing, the caster can use an action on each turn to target a new creature within range, which starts the saving process for that creature. Also, unlike Flesh to Stone, besides having the potential for multiple targets, each target that misses three saving throws is permanently turned to stone regardless of whether the caster maintains concentration for the entire minute.
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Brian G October 28, 2020 8:04 pm UTC
Great Product, Navigation is fairly difficult in the version I've seen. A lot of jumping back and forth between index or spell list and the actual description pages to find out what all the spells are that you're interested in, better to just read from start to finish most likely.
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Leif E October 03, 2020 4:42 pm UTC
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here's one for you. Cleric's (Druids and Rangers also) are supposed to get a spell called Command Another's Pet at second level. I can't find this spell in the descriptions section anywhere. Help? There is the Command Minor Beast with description block on page 88 but this spell in not on any class list that I can find. And the description doesn't apply to the Command Another's Pet title of the first spell. Again, Help please
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Jeremy F June 11, 2021 3:10 pm UTC
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The newly added revised PDF (version 2.0) should fix these errors, as well as making all the text fully searchable, copyable, and pasteable. Please check it out and let us know if it works for you!
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Leif E October 03, 2020 3:08 am UTC
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I have more corrections if you're interested. At least 10 spells in the wrong level list for wizards. It seems from my own findings as well as others, that the spell lists could use a thorough editing. Also if the book is ever updated I would plead for a format change of the spell level lists from the current Italicized text to nonitalicized text. This would be far more comfortable to read and work from. thank you, despite the little issues this is a very cool tome.
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Leif E October 01, 2020 1:34 pm UTC
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The spell text for "Protection from Aerial Attacks" on page 233 is a first level spell. But the Wizards, Warlocks and Sorcerer's lists don't allow it until 2nd level. Which is it? I think it should be a 2nd level spell but would like clarification, please
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Guy D September 07, 2020 4:01 am UTC
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This is pretty good. A lot of good work went in to this.

It should be noted for inexperienced DMs, one of the lessons learned back in 3.5 is that when you add a large number of spells to the game, it instantly helps druids and clerics as they can use the new spells right away, plus they suddenly have a lot more versatility as they can prepare fresh lists each day.

Sorceres don't benefit from the new choices until they level up and wizards will need the DM to drop spellbooks and scrolls for them to really benefit.

What I'm saying is that the sudden addition of 1000 spells does affect the balance of the game. That isn't a bad thing, but DMs need to be aware of it and plan around it either by limiting its use (nobody wants that) or by dropping lots of scrolls so the other classes can quickly use the new spells.
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