Revivify DnD 5e: Mechanics and Guide to Use

Casting Time

1 action








Artificer, Cleric, Paladin








Verbal, Somatic, Material

Spell Description:

You touch a creature that has died within the last minute. That creature returns to life with 1 hit point.

This spell can’t return to life a creature that has died of old age, nor can it restore any missing body parts.

3rd level, Necromancy, Healing

Level: Artificer (5), Cleric (5), Paladin (5), Divine Soul (5), The Celestial (5), Bard (10, Magical Secrets)

Materials Required: Diamonds worth 300 GP, which the spell consumes

Number of Targets: 1

Die Type: None

Number of Dice: None

Damage Type: Healing

Save: None

Damage On Successful Save: None

Statuses Inflicted: None

Status Duration: None

Affected By Cover: No

Advantage: None

Disadvantage: None

What is Revivify?

Revivify is a 3rd level Necromancy spell that allows the caster to return a creature who has died very recently — within the last minute — to life. 

Who can cast Revivify?

Revivify is the first of many resurrection spells that players may get access to during their adventures. Artificers, Clerics, Paladins, Divine Soul Sorcerers, and Celestial Warlocks will all be able to add the spell to their repertoire starting at the 3rd level.

Bards can take the spell using their Magical Secrets feature, available to all Bards starting at 10th level (6th level for Lore Bards).

When and Where should I cast Revivify?

Revivify should be cast if someone who you would like to have alive happens to die.

Why should I take Revivify?

People die relatively easily, and not having Revivify means they have to stay dead.

Alternatives to Revivify

Common Questions About Revivify

Can you fail Revivify?

Yes. If the character died of old age, the spell would fail.

Do you need a diamond to cast Revivify?

Yes. The diamonds must equal 300 GP in value.

Can Necromancers learn Revivify?

No. Necromancy Wizards cannot learn Revivify.

Can I cast Revivify at a higher level?

No. Revivify’s highest level is 3.