As an action, you choose nonmagical flame that you can see within 10 meters and that fits within a 1-meter cube. You affect it in one of the following ways:

  • You expand the flame 1 meter in one direction, provided that wood or other fuel is present in the new location.
  • You reduce the flames on any object within the cube. If you use this twice, you can extinguish the flames on an object.
  • You reduce the burning condition by 1 for a burning creature in the cube.
  • You cause the flames on a burning creature in the cube to burn a bit brighter. The creature takes 1d6 fire damage.
  • You double or halve the area of bright light and dim light cast by the flame, change its color, or both. The change lasts for 1 hour.
  • You cause simple shapes—such as the vague form of a creature, an inanimate object, or a location—to appear within the flames and animate as you like. The shapes last for 1 hour.

If you cast this spell multiple times, you can have up to three of its non-instantaneous effects active at a time, and you can dismiss such an effect on your turn (no action required).

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 9th level (2d6) and 17th level (3d6).