[RPG] How does Shield work


My friends and I just bought the D&D Starter Set. One of my friends decided to go for the wizard but we are currently having problems casting spells.

In the basic rules it doesn't tell us which dice to use for Shield. How do we determine how big the shield is, and does it stay in the spot he cast it or does it follow him?

Best Answer

Each spell tells you what needs to be rolled, in its description.

  • Some need an attack roll to see if they hit.
  • Some make the target make a saving throw to see if they can resist or avoid the effects.
  • Some (like Shield) just work.

The size of the shield is not specified (and doesn't really matter), only its effect: +5 to AC and immunity to Magic Missile, until the start of the caster's next turn.