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Mage hand is a cantrip, or low complexity spell, learned by all wizards. When a wizard uses mage hand he or she conjures a magical, ghost-like hand within twenty-five feet, which they can use to interact with objects weighing twenty pounds or less. The hand has the equivalent speed of a dwarf and can easily drop items or, given a moment, pick up new ones. With a little bit of effort, a wizard can keep the hand conjured indefinitely, though if he or she stops attempting to do so it will dissipate within a moment of its being cast. Mage hand' can be recast at any time however.

Before the Spellplague, mage hand was a cantrip also castable by bards and sorcerers. Although it could only be cast a limited number of times per day during this era, its effects were otherwise the same.



  1. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 98,207–210,256. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  2. Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt (June 2008). Player's Handbook 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 158. ISBN 0-7869-4867-1.
  3. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 249. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.

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