Swift Quiver 5e: Mechanics and Guide to Using the Spell

Casting Time

1 action












1 minute




Verbal, Somatic, Material

Spell Description:

You transmute your quiver so it produces an endless supply of nonmagical ammunition, which seems to leap into your hand when you reach for it. 

On each of your turns until the spell ends, you can use a bonus action to make two attacks with a weapon that uses ammunition from the quiver. Each time you make such a ranged attack, your quiver magically replaces the piece of ammunition you used with a similar piece of nonmagical ammunition.

Any pieces of ammunition created by this spell disintegrate when the spell ends. If the quiver leaves your possession, the spell ends.

5th level, Transmutation, Buff

Level: Ranger (17), Bard (10, Magical Secrets)

Materials Required: A quiver containing at least one piece of ammunition

Number of Targets: 1

Die Type: N/A

Number of Dice: N/A

Damage Type: N/A

Save: N/A

Damage On Successful Save: N/A

Statuses Inflicted: The quiver becomes ceaselessly full of non-magical ammunition, can make 2 attacks with a weapon that uses ammunition using a bonus action

Status Duration: Up to 1 minute

Affected By Cover: No

Advantage: None

Disadvantage: None

Who can cast Swift Quiver?

Rangers can start casting Swift Quiver at level 17 when they get their first 5th level spell slots. Bards, conversely, can start casting the spell at level 10 when they get Magical Secrets as they will already have 2 5th level spell slots at this time.

What is Swift Quiver?

Swift Quiver is a fifth-level Transmutation buffing spell that allows the player to have endless ammunition and also grants them the ability to make 2 attacks with a weapon using that ammunition as their bonus action.

When and Where should I cast Swift Quiver?

Swift Quiver is a good spell for increasing damage dealt by increasing the number of attacks dealt per turn while also preventing the caster from running out of ammunition.

Situations, where damage per turn needs to be higher, are the perfect times to cast Swift Quiver.

Why should I take Swift Quiver?

Rangers who have committed enough levels to get 5th level spell slots should take Swift Quiver as it increases their damage output quite a bit.

Bards who have chosen to use ranged weapons should consider it as an option for Magical Secrets since it will increase their damage potential as well.

Common Questions About Swift Quiver

Does Swift Quiver work on Crossbows?

Yes, Hand crossbows use ammunition and can be used with Swift Quiver. However, unless you have the Crossbow Expert feat, you can only make one bonus attack with Swift Quiver.

Does Swift Quiver work with Firearms?

Yes, but Firearms fall into the same problems as Crossbows.

What level does Ranger get Swift Quiver?

Rangers don’t get Swift Quiver until level 17 which is when they get their first 5th level spell slots.

How much is a Quiver in 5e?

A quiver costs 1 gold piece in 5e.