A Grease spell thrives when a Dungeon Master
allows their players to use their knowledge of real-world physics to their advantage.During a grease spell, a layer of smooth grease is applied to a solid surface. A Reflex save must be made by every creature in the area when the spell is cast or it will fall. Each time the creature remains in the area on your turn, you must perform this save.
During a specific period of time, a square of ground centered on a point within range is coated with slick grease and becomes dense.
Each creature stands in their own area and must make a Dexterity saving throw or they will fall prone. If a creature enters the area and completes its turn, it will have to make a deftness saving throw or maybe fall prone.
In addition, you can use the delight to make an item greasy. Objects not in use are always precious by this spell, while those used or wielded by a creature require their bearer to make a Reflex saving throw to avoid it. When the creature fails its original saving throw, the item is dropped immediately. The creature must make a saving chuck each time it picks up or uses the greased object.
Some DMs seem to want to do away with spells that do something besides deal damage. It’s not a situation I agree with, and a D&D game that has no damaging spells except damage dealers seems less fun for me in play. I prefer the broader strategy options in play, and reducing all spells to just seems to cheapen it for me.
While the beast struggled to find its footing, the fighter and ranger bull-rushed the beast, tackling it like linebackers and sliding it across the greased cave floor like a hockey puck. The warriors skidded to a halt at the edge of the cliff, and the mighty hydra careened off the edge, roaring and snapping, and tumbled to the ground below. A creature survived, but it was unable to scale the cliff, and the party exchanged well done and continued through the dungeon content in a job well done.
When grease is used correctly, it has immense power, but it also has some serious limitations that make it difficult to maximize its uses. There are some drawbacks to be aware of when learning or preparing grease, all of which are situational disadvantages that require a bit of research and exploration before preparing grease on any given day.
Due to enemy combatants’ ability to walk around greased areas, it can be difficult to use grease effectively except on profitable ground. Sadly, grease’s power doesn’t increase when cast with a spell slot higher than 1st level. Despite its usefulness, it would be nice if the area of effect of the spell was increased when cast at a higher level. There are certain effects in D&D that only activate when a creature moves into a space of its own volition, such as opportunity attacks. However, in Grease there is no such distinction.