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I have a question regarding familiars gained through Find Familiar for non-Warlocks.

Finally, when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell.

I've read a number of places where people suggest that there are a number of touch attack spells that can be used, but I can find only three: Shocking Grasp, Inflict Wounds, and Forbiddance.

Are there other spells that are allowed?

Can spells with a range of Self be cast via a familiar?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ You are asking if a familiar can cast a self-touch spell on itself or are you trying to cast a spell through your familiar onto yourself for some reason? \$\endgroup\$ – Premier Bromanov Jul 8 '16 at 16:20
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Spells with a range of self cannot be cast via familiar.

The restriction you quote acts exactly as it says: you can only cast touch-ranged spells through your familiar. "Self" != "touch," so you're out of luck.


As for touch spells that damage someone, you correctly got forbiddance, inflict wounds, and shocking grasp, but you missed symbol. But it's a strange edge-case--the damage isn't done when the spell's cast, but rather when the glyph is triggered. There's also plane shift which, when cast on an unwilling target, is a spell attack which doesn't do any damage.

Magic stone--from the Elemental Evil Player's Companion--is another edge-case: you cast the spell on the stones via touch, but then make a ranged spell attack with them to damage someone.

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  • light
  • magic stone
  • mending
  • shillelagh
  • shocking grasp
  • spare the dying
  • ceremony
  • cure wounds
  • goodberry
  • identify
  • illusory script
  • inflict wounds
  • jump
  • longstrider
  • mage armor
  • snare
  • arcane lock
  • continual flame
  • darkvision
  • gentle repose
  • lesser restoration
  • nystul's magic aura
  • protection from poison
  • rope trick
  • warding bond
  • feign death
  • glyph of warding
  • meld into stone
  • nondetection
  • remove curse
  • revivify
  • tiny servant
  • tongues
  • death ward
  • freedom of movement
  • leomund's secret chest
  • stone shape
  • awaken
  • contagion
  • greater restoration
  • hallow
  • raise dead
  • reincarnate
  • create homunculus
  • druid grove
  • forbiddance
  • guards and wards
  • true seeing
  • plane shift
  • regenerate
  • resurrection
  • sequester
  • simulacrum
  • clone
  • mind blank
  • foresight
  • power word heal
  • true resurrection
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    \$\begingroup\$ Quite a list! Where did you gather of this information? Or did you look through each of the books yourself and compile it on a spell by spell basis? \$\endgroup\$ – Adam Mar 26 '18 at 17:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to the site! Take the tour. The site's answers are evergreen, so, as the game expands, this list will become more and more obsolete. That typically makes answering a question with an explanation that's followed by examples more useful in the long run than what purports to be a complete list. Please consider including such an explanation. Anyway, thank you for participating and have fun! \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Mar 26 '18 at 17:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Rubiksmoose Has 5e changed the traditional D&D nomenclature from italicizing spell names to using standard text? \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Mar 26 '18 at 17:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ @HeyICanChan: As far as I am aware the standard is to italicize. \$\endgroup\$ – Rubiksmoose Mar 26 '18 at 17:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Adam: I don't know about Mirmalis, but you can filter the lists on DNDMagic.com and Roll20 by the range of "Touch". It doesn't look like you can filter by range on DNDBeyond, but you can sort by range and then find where the Touch spells begin. \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Mar 26 '18 at 22:14
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quick list of "touch" spells (from my feylock spell list):

Guidance, Spare the dying, Illusory script, Protection from Evil and Good, Invisibility, Spider Climb, Fly, Gaseous Form, Remove Curse, Tongues, Greater Invisibility, True Seeing, Plane Shift, Foresight.

Ritual Spells: Identify, illusory Script, Beast Sense, Gentle Repose, Feign Death, Meld Into Stone, Drawmij’s Instant Summons, Forbiddance

Eldritch invocation: Armor of Shadows

There are definitly others in the PHB (cure wounds for example)

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protected by Oblivious Sage Mar 26 '18 at 18:24

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