Psychic Strike 6th-level Psionic Soul feature You have learned to channel additional psychic energy into your spells. Immediately after you deal damage to a creature with a sorcerer spell for which you expend a spell slot, you can roll your Psionic Talent die and also deal psychic damage to that creature equal to the number rolled. You can deal this extra damage only once per turn.

Does this work with an ongoing spell like witchbolt? Or something like Fire Shield?


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This works for ongoing spells.

The Psychic Strike ability has 2 conditions that must be satisfied:

  • you deal damage with a sorcerer spell
  • that spell expended a spell slot

So any time you deal damage with any sorcerer spell of 1st level higher that you cast by expending a spell slot, you meet the conditions for using Psychic Strike (as long as you haven't already used Psychic Strike this turn).

  • \$\begingroup\$ Sweet! So you can continue to deal bonus damage multiple times (over multiple turns). Very cool! \$\endgroup\$ Oct 21, 2020 at 20:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ @EagerToLearn Is my answer good enough for a green check? \$\endgroup\$ Oct 22, 2020 at 12:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ @EagerToLearn I would expect that loophole to be closed in the eventual published version of this (if one eventually happens), since that would tend to overpower damage-over-time spells. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 22, 2020 at 18:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yup, thanks Thomas! \$\endgroup\$ Oct 22, 2020 at 23:47

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