Spells are my favorite part of Dungeons and Dragons. But I’m also a realistic guy who wants to understand the logistics of everything, even patently fictional things. And the more I thought about DnD’s 8 schools of magic, the more I began to wonder which schools would be viewed as the most complex. In other words, I wanted to know which spellcasting schools were akin to surgical school, and which were more like dentist school.

So, I decided to find the average word count for every spell school, a fair enough proxy for complexity, IMO. Neat, I had my data and my answers (Illusionists are surgeons, Diviners are dentists). But I had so many more questions — which school was most expensive? What types of spells would each school teach me? Which classes could I expect to find the most of in each school?

I had to know. And now I do know. You can too if you read the articles below.

TLDR; I like magic. I like data analytics. I have free time. The below articles are the result of these facts:

DnD 5e Spell Statistics

Abjuration Spell Statistics

Conjuration Spell Statistics

Divination Spell Statistics

Enchantment Spell Statistics

Evocation Spell Statistics

Illusion Spell Statistics

Necromancy Spell Statistics

Transmutation Spell Statistics

Spells by Saving Throw

Strength Save Spells

Dexterity Save Spells

Constitution Save Spells

Intelligence Save Spells

Charisma Save Spells

Wisdom Save Spells

Spells by Type

AoE Spells

Buff Spells

Damage Spells

Debuff Spells

Healing Spells

Utility Spells