What spell would leave a crater in the ground where an enemy formerly stood?
By "crater" I mean "a bowl-shaped cavity", not "the mouth of a volcano."
Long time D&D player, new to Fifth Edition. I have a concept in mind for a wizard nicknamed Cratermaker.
The goal here is not to create a pit. The goal here is not to strengthen fortifications by building a moat. My original thought was that no game effect is necessary and this is about style. If there’s a spell that creates something close to a crater, like Pathfinder’s “Create Pit” but for 5e, I’d like to learn.
The idea here is that the wizard blows up his enemies. Only a crater remains. Fireball doesn't do this. The only thing I have found to date that would create such an aftereffect is Meteor Swarm, and that is only implied.
The goal here is that the wizard blasts apart his enemies, leaving only craters where his foes once stood.
Even "wizard" is flexible; if there's a different class that would leave bombed-out bowl-shaped cavities in the ground, I'd be interested in learning about that.
My group is playing Fifth Edition now. We have the core books, but additional books are a possibility.
The explosion creates almost no pressure.