In the Players handbook list of spells, one of the level 5 Paladin spells is "Destructive Smite", however I can't find the spell description? Where can I find the description of the spell?


Destructive Smite is most likely renamed to Destructive Wave, as it is also a 5th level spell, and has the same spell description as the spell Destructive Smite which was in the Alpha playtest.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for confirming that there was an earlier version with the same description but different name. The Destructive Wave spell in the PH doesn't seem very much like a Paladin "smite" spell, so I wasn't sure. (It is otherwise not on any spell list except the Tempest cleric domain.) \$\endgroup\$ – mattdm Sep 7 '14 at 23:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ WotC confirms this in the official errata. \$\endgroup\$ – SirTechSpec May 9 '16 at 0:51

Destructive Smite has been renamed into Destructive Wave as far as I can tell.

This post should have the answer you are looking for. I cannot speak for reliability.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Could you include some quotes from the link for posterity in case it goes down? \$\endgroup\$ – Jason_c_o May 8 '15 at 6:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Could you explain what relevance that quote has to your answer? It is not obvious what this cut-and-paste of an effect description is supposed to demonstrate to a reader here. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie May 8 '15 at 14:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie I was asked to copy the post that I referenced into my answer. Though I've probably copied the wrong information on reflection. \$\endgroup\$ – Mourdos May 8 '15 at 15:05

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