From new Psionic Wizard subclass:

Psionic Focus

2nd-level Psionics feature

  • When you roll psychic or force damage for any of your wizard spells, you can reroll any of those damage dice that rolls a 1, but you must use the new roll.

Does this work with Shadow Blade damage?


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class recommended spell list doesn't normally have access to Shadow Blade

The Psionics Wizard subclass suggests you pick from a more limited spell list and shadow blade is not on that list.

It's just a suggestion, so you are still free to pick it

But let's say you did get it, then it would work

One possible way is through a Ring of Spell Storing (DMG, 182). If someone else cast shadow blade into the ring and then you used the ring to get it, then yes, it would work with the Psionic Focus feature.

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    \$\begingroup\$ So the answer is "Yes, but you don't have access to the spell normally" \$\endgroup\$ Jan 17, 2020 at 20:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ The Psionic Spells section reccomends spells that are thematic, but it does not replace the Wizard spell list: "When creating your Psionics wizard, consider spells that are thematically appropriate for that tradition. [...] Here is a list of wizard spells that fit with these themes." So shadow blade is normally accessible to a Psionic Wizard. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ruse
    Jan 17, 2020 at 20:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ Granted that its playtest material that is still being refined, but I don't read it as creating a more limited spell list. Rather it lists spells that thematically fit without necessarily excluding others. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 17, 2020 at 20:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ @NautArch That's not true, it just suggests some spells that fit thematically. There is no limited spell list. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 17, 2020 at 21:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ Totally fair everyone! Updated. \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Jan 17, 2020 at 21:20

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