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Spells that debuff enemies in some way are among the strongest in DnD 5e. Debuff spells can grant disadvantage, make it harder for enemies to maneuver, or, most simply, apply a negative condition that makes life harder for your foes and easier for your friends.

Below I’ve put together a list of the 119 spells in DnD 5e that provide some kind of debuff:

Spell Name Level
Booming Blade 0 (cantrip)
Chill Touch 0 (cantrip)
Friends 0 (cantrip)
Frostbite 0 (cantrip)
Mind Sliver 0 (cantrip)
Ray of Frost 0 (cantrip)
Shocking Grasp 0 (cantrip)
Vicious Mockery 0 (cantrip)
Bane 1st-level
Cause Fear 1st-level
Charm Person 1st-level
Color Spray 1st-level
Compelled Duel 1st-level
Dissonant Whispers 1st-level
Ensnaring Strike 1st-level
Entangle 1st-level
Faerie Fire 1st-level
Grease 1st-level
Guiding Bolt 1st-level
Hex 1st-level
Hunter’s Mark 1st-level
Ray of Sickness 1st-level
Sleep 1st-level
Snare 1st-level
Tasha’s Hideous Laughter 1st-level
Thunderous Smite 1st-level
Wrathful Smite 1st-level
Blindness/Deafness 2nd-level
Branding Smite 2nd-level
Crown of Madness 2nd-level
Earthbind 2nd-level
Enlarge/Reduce 2nd-level
Enthrall 2nd-level
Hold Person 2nd-level
Levitate 2nd-level
Maximilian’s Earthen Grasp 2nd-level
Mind Spike 2nd-level
Phantasmal Force 2nd-level
Pyrotechnics 2nd-level
Ray of Enfeeblement 2nd-level
Silence 2nd-level
Suggestion 2nd-level
Tasha’s Mind Whip 2nd-level
Web 2nd-level
Zone of Truth 2nd-level
Bestow Curse 3rd-level
Blinding Smite 3rd-level
Counterspell 3rd-level
Enemies Abound 3rd-level
Fear 3rd-level
Hypnotic Pattern 3rd-level
Magic Circle 3rd-level
Phantom Steed 3rd-level
Sleet Storm 3rd-level
Slow 3rd-level
Spirit Shroud 3rd-level
Stinking Cloud 3rd-level
Tidal Wave 3rd-level
Wall of Sand 3rd-level
Banishment 4th-level
Charm Monster 4th-level
Compulsion 4th-level
Confusion 4th-level
Control Water 4th-level
Dominate Beast 4th-level
Elemental Bane 4th-level
Evard’s Black Tentacles 4th-level
Grasping Vine 4th-level
Otiluke’s Resilient Sphere 4th-level
Phantasmal Killer 4th-level
Polymorph 4th-level
Sickening Radiance 4th-level
Staggering Smite 4th-level
Watery Sphere 4th-level
Banishing Smite 5th-level
Contagion 5th-level
Control Winds 5th-level
Destructive Wave 5th-level
Dispel Evil and Good 5th-level
Dominate Person 5th-level
Geas 5th-level
Hold Monster 5th-level
Modify Memory 5th-level
Planar Binding 5th-level
Synaptic Static 5th-level
Transmute Rock 5th-level
Wall of Light 5th-level
Wrath of Nature 5th-level
Bones of the Earth 6th-level
Eyebite 6th-level
Flesh To Stone 6th-level
Harm 6th-level
Mass Suggestion 6th-level
Mental Prison 6th-level
Otiluke’s Freezing Sphere 6th-level
Otto’s Irresistible Dance 6th-level
Sunbeam 6th-level
Divine Word 7th-level
Forcecage 7th-level
Power Word Pain 7th-level
Prismatic Spray 7th-level
Symbol 7th-level
Whirlwind 7th-level
Antipathy/Sympathy 8th-level
Dominate Monster 8th-level
Earthquake 8th-level
Feeblemind 8th-level
Holy Aura 8th-level
Illusory Dragon 8th-level
Maze 8th-level
Power Word Stun 8th-level
Sunburst 8th-level
Tsunami 8th-level
Imprisonment 9th-level
Mass Polymorph 9th-level
Prismatic Wall 9th-level
Psychic Scream 9th-level
Storm of Vengeance 9th-level
Weird 9th-level

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