Looking at the Spell Sniper feat (PHB, p. 170), it seems to be potentially useful - but when I started looking for spells that could be used with it, the choices seem really limited. This makes me concerned that the feat itself is not a good long term choice feat for a character.

What is the list of spells that benefit from the Spell Sniper feat?


Here is a D&D Beyond link to a list of all spells that require a ranged attack roll. There are:

  • six cantrips
  • six 1st-level spells
  • four 2nd-level spells
  • one 4th-level spell
  • one 5th-level spell, and
  • one 7th-level spell.

Any spell that entails making a ranged spell attack will be affected by Spell Sniper. As you may notice, it's quite a few of them!

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    \$\begingroup\$ That list includes many of the low level damage spells which a caster will most likely be using if they are trying to do non-AoE damage. \$\endgroup\$ – GreySage Jan 15 at 20:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ Note that the Spell Sniper has 2 different benefits, besides learning a cantrip. The second one (ignoring cover) only applies to ranged spell attacks, but the first one (doubling range) actually applies to all spells that require attack rolls - including melee attacks. This means that anything with a range listed as 5 feet now has a range of 10 feet. (But if the spell description itself says "within 5 feet" rather than "within range", that's unaffected - and spells with a range of "Self" are also unaffected.) \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Jan 15 at 20:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ If you are a sorcerer this would entail any attack roll made in conjuction with Distant metamagic would it not? Might be worth including. \$\endgroup\$ – Slagmoth Jan 15 at 20:46

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