Cantrips generally get more powerful as you progress in your spellcasting class.

The Spell Sniper feat allows casting a cantrip.

If you pick a Spell Sniper cantrip from another class will the damage increase? E.g. A level 6 Fighter takes the Spell Sniper feat and chooses Produce Flame. Would the damage be 1d8 or 2d8?



Cantrips increase with your character level, which is independent of how many levels you have in spellcaster classes. If you are a multiclassed level 2 wizard, level 2 druid and level 2 cleric, you are a level 6 character for the purposes of Cantrip damage. The source of the Cantrip (spellcasting class, race, feat, etc) has no impact on this.

If a character has levels in more than one class, do the character’s cantrips scale with character level or with the level in a spellcasting class? Cantrips scale with character level. For example, a barbarian 2 / cleric 3 casts sacred flame as a 5th-level character. (Sage Advice Compendium V_2.0; page 11)

  • \$\begingroup\$ This answer could be improved with the actual reference to the rule. \$\endgroup\$ – Slagmoth May 22 '18 at 12:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Slagmoth I've seen that there is a dupe for this question (T.J.L.'s comment) so at this point I'd just be stealing quotes from their answers. I'm not sure whether that'd be good practice or not... \$\endgroup\$ – NathanS May 22 '18 at 12:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ Actually, neither of the two high voted answers really quote the relevant passage from the SageAdvice Compendium. The Tweet from Crawford is all well and good but I would say that the SAC is more admissable. \$\endgroup\$ – Slagmoth May 22 '18 at 13:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Slagmoth I'll edit in the ref to the other answer as well. \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast May 22 '18 at 13:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ @KorvinStarmast Great. I guess to be fair those were answered prior to the SAC including the ruling from the Tweet, but this will help keep things "current". \$\endgroup\$ – Slagmoth May 22 '18 at 13:06

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