Sacred flame is a prayer similar, but not identical, to lance of faith. It is cast by clerics, primarily devoted clerics. When sacred flame is cast the cleric invokes divine power, casting a beam of light from the heavens into the flesh of a creature within twenty-five feet, injuring them to a degree largely dependent on how focused and perceptive the cleric casting the prayer is. The resulting blast allows the cleric to grant a boost in courage and health to one ally within their sight to a degree partially dependent on the cleric's charisma and partially dependent on how experienced the cleric is. Sacred flame, one of the most basic prayers known, can be cast at will.[2]


  1. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 207,272. 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. 63. ISBN 0-7869-4867-1.