There are 18 psychic spells in DnD 5e. The classes with the most psychic spells include Wizards (13), Warlocks (10), Sorcerers (9), and Bards (8).

Here is a list of all the psychic spells in DnD 5e from the game’s three main sourcebooks for spells (Player’s Handbook, Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, and Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything).

Psychic Spells in 5e

Spell Name Level Save Classes
Mind Sliver 0 (cantrip) Intelligence

Sorcerer

Warlock

Wizard

Vicious Mockery 0 (cantrip) Wisdom

Bard

Chaos Bolt* 1st-level

Sorcerer

Dissonant Whispers 1st-level Wisdom

Bard

Wrathful Smite 1st-level Wisdom

Paladin

Mind Spike 2nd-level Wisdom

Sorcerer

Warlock

Wizard

Phantasmal Force 2nd-level Intelligence

Bard

Sorcerer

Wizard

Shadow Blade 2nd-level

Sorcerer

Warlock

Wizard

Tasha’s Mind Whip 2nd-level Intelligence

Sorcerer

Wizard

Phantasmal Killer 4th-level Wisdom

Bard

Wizard

Staggering Smite 4th-level Wisdom

Paladin

Dream 5th-level Wisdom

Bard

Warlock

Wizard

Synaptic Static 5th-level Intelligence

Bard

Sorcerer

Warlock

Wizard

Mental Prison 6th-level Intelligence

Sorcerer

Warlock

Wizard

Feeblemind 8th-level Intelligence

Bard

Druid

Warlock

Wizard

Maddening Darkness 8th-level Wisdom

Warlock

Wizard

Psychic Scream 9th-level Intelligence

Bard

Sorcerer

Warlock

Wizard

Weird 9th-level Wisdom

Warlock

Wizard

*Chaos Bolt can also deal acid, cold, fire, force, lightning, poison, or thunder damage.

As you can see, most psychic spells that require a saving throw require a Wisdom or Intelligence save.

Monster Interactions with Psychic Spells

21 creatures are immune to psychic damage, 19 are resistant to it, and 1 is vulnerable to it. This is based on the 818 creatures in DnD 5e’s main monster sourcebooks (Monster Manual, Volo’s Guide to Monsters, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons).

Monster Interactions with Damage Types

Type Immune Resistant Vulnerable
Acid 29 34 0
Cold 38 123 4
Fire 73 94 13
Force 2 5 0
Lightning 29 92 0
Necrotic 26 34 0
Poison 207 21 0
Psychic 21 19 1
Radiant 4 10 2
Thunder 5 29 2


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