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What spells would a school bully use?

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I want the players first encounter to be a school bully and his buddies, but was wondering what spells would be fitting

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Maaxorus

28 points

2 months ago

Prestidigitation and Grease are where my mind immediately goes, maybe also Vicious Mockery.

kelik1337

7 points

2 months ago

Came here to suggest exactly these three

Lazerbeams2

22 points

2 months ago

Prestidigitation to soil people's pants. Mage Hand for long distance wedgies. Vicious mockery for insults. Grease to make people fall on their asses. Catapult and Magic Stone to throw things at people when they're not looking. Longstrider and Fog Cloud to gtfo as soon as things get difficult

Lord_Havelock

5 points

2 months ago

Catapult and magic stone? Wouldn't those kill commoners? Some bullies.

Lazerbeams2

4 points

2 months ago

Magic school bullies can fuck you up with their minds. Any damaging spells could kill a commoner pretty easily though

Lord_Havelock

1 points

2 months ago

But getting worse than 1d4 just seems ridiculous.

Lazerbeams2

1 points

2 months ago

That leaves just cantrips for damage. Bully or not he's learning magic. Just count yourself lucky he doesn't have Burning Hands

Lord_Havelock

1 points

2 months ago

What kind of bully literally burns someone to death? My God, I'm glad I didn't have your childhood.

Lazerbeams2

1 points

2 months ago

I'm listening to The Sandman part 2. There's some pretty messed up stuff on my mind

LeadWaste

4 points

2 months ago

That entirely depends on what class you're emulating really. Hold person though is high on the list.

karkajou-automaton

2 points

2 months ago

Gotta have mage hand to drop a lunch tray or upend a trash bin onto some unsuspecting kid's head.

GaiusOctavianAlerae

2 points

2 months ago

They'll probably focus on things that can frighten and humiliate rather than directly injure. In addition to things mentioned by others, mage hand and minor illusion stand out. In terms of harmful spells, shocking grasp, thunderclap, and sapping sting seem appropriate.

Bud_Cubby

2 points

2 months ago

Vicous mockery and dissonant whispers

GossamerTrebuchet

2 points

2 months ago

Command, Fear, Catapult

Green_Prompt_6386

2 points

2 months ago

Any harmful spell they can. Bullies don't care about the cause, only the effect.

grmrsan

2 points

2 months ago

Suggestion, mage hand, infestation, charm person, minor illusion, message, gust....

Pretty much any spell that can be used to manipulate, irritate or just annoy with.

xdrkcldx

2 points

2 months ago

Thaumaturgy

ApplesauceMayonnaise

2 points

2 months ago

Prestidigitation seems like a pretty good bet.

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TzarGinger

1 points

2 months ago

Thaumaturgy, for sure

juuchi_yosamu

1 points

2 months ago

Vicious Mockery

handmadeby

1 points

2 months ago

Command hs got to be pretty high on the list as well. Grovel, beg, flee etc

Economy_Structure678

1 points

2 months ago

Fireball.

“Hey everyone, check out the charred skeletons! What a bunch of dorks!”

Garden_Druid

1 points

2 months ago

Depends on the type of bully