5 minutes

As an action, a flickering flame appears in your hand. The flame remains there for the duration and harms neither you nor your equipment. The flame sheds bright light in a 1-meter radius and dim light for an additional 1 meter.

When you cast this spell, or as an action on a later turn, you can form the flame into a blade and swing it at a creature or hurl the flame at a creature within 5 meters. Make a melee or ranged spell attack against the target.

On a hit, it takes 1d10 fire damage.

On a critical hit, it takes twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, it takes half as much damage.

The spell ends if you dismiss it on your turn (no action required), if you cast it again, or if you end your turn without the flame in your hand. A flammable object hit by this spell ignites if it isn’t being worn or carried.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d10 when you reach 9th level (2d10) and 17th level (3d10).