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What official spells exist that can be used by characters to resurrect their fallen comrades in Dungeons & Dragons? Which classes can cast them and at what level?

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\$\begin{array}{|l|c|l|} \hline \textbf{Name} & \textbf{Level} & \textbf{Classes} & \textbf{Time limit} \\ \hline \text{Revivify} & \text{3rd} & \text{Cleric, Paladin} & 1\,\text{minute} \\ \text{Raise Dead} & \text{5th} & \text{Bard, Cleric, Paladin} & 10\,\text{days} \\ \text{Reincarnate} & \text{5th} & \text{Druid} & 10\,\text{days} \\ \text{Resurrection} & \text{7th} & \text{Bard, Cleric} & 100\,\text{years} \\ \text{True Resurrection} & \text{9th} & \text{Cleric, Druid} & 200\,\text{years} \\ \text{Wish} & \text{9th} & \text{Sorcerer, Wizard} & \text{Depends} \\ \hline \end{array} \$

Or, with more information:

  • Revivify

    • Classes: Cleric, Paladin
    • Spell level: 3rd
    • Minimum character level: 5 for Clerics, 9 for Paladins
    • Casting Time: 1 action
    • Maximum allowed time after death: 1 minute
    • Cost: 300 gp
    • Requires body: Yes
    • Restores body parts: No
  • Raise Dead

    • Classes: Bard, Cleric, Paladin
    • Spell level: 5th
    • Minimum character level: 9 for Bards and Clerics, 17 for Paladins
    • Casting Time: 1 hour
    • Maximum allowed time after death: 10 days
    • Cost: 500 gp
    • Requires body: Yes
    • Restores body parts: No
  • Reincarnate

    • Classes: Druid
    • Spell level: 5th
    • Minimum character level: 9
    • Casting Time: 1 hour
    • Maximum allowed time after death: 10 days
    • Cost: 1000 gp
    • Requires body: Yes, but only one small part
    • Restores body parts: Yes, but gives a completely new body
  • Resurrection

    • Classes: Bard, Cleric
    • Spell level: 7th
    • Minimum character level: 13
    • Casting Time: 1 hour
    • Maximum allowed time after death: 100 years
    • Cost: 1000 gp
    • Requires body: Yes, but only one small part
    • Restores body parts: Yes
  • True Resurrection

    • Classes: Cleric, Druid
    • Spell level: 9th
    • Minimum character level: 17
    • Casting Time: 1 hour
    • Maximum allowed time after death: 200 years
    • Cost: 25000 gp
    • Requires body: No
    • Restores body parts: Yes
  • Wish

    • Classes: Sorcerer, Wizard
    • Spell level: 9th
    • Minimum character level: 17
    • Casting Time: 1 action
    • Maximum allowed time after death: Depends
    • Cost: None
    • Requires body: Depends
    • Restores body parts: Depends
    • Special: Wish can be used to cast any spell at 8th level or lower without any additional cost, so you can just choose any of the previous resurrection spells except True Resurrection.

      Theoretically, Wish can do much more than that, for example ignore the maximum allowed time after death, but that comes at a cost, described in the Wish spell, and may fail entirely or produce unwanted effects.

Honorable Mention (accessory spell):

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Might it be worth also mentioning the Cleric's Divine Intervention? You could, with some good rolls, get even a True Resurrection at level 10. \$\endgroup\$ – Pilchard123 Apr 9 '18 at 14:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ I thought about it, but that would IMO be a more general question, i.e. "What are all the avenues characters have to resurrect fallen comrades?", as Divine Intervention is a class ability, and not a spell. \$\endgroup\$ – Timo Türschmann Apr 9 '18 at 16:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ Spare the dying cantrip. It doesn't revive a dead character, but it prevents die since it automatically success all death saving throws. \$\endgroup\$ – Ender Look Jan 21 at 3:00

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