- Level: 6
- Casting time: 1 Minute
- Components: V, S, M*
- Range(area): 10 ft
- Attack(save): None
- Damage(effect): Control
- School: Necromancy
- Duration: Instantaneous
Create Undead 5e
This spell can be cast only at night. You can choose up to 3 corpses of Small or Medium humanoids which are within range. Under your control, each of the corpses becomes a ghoul.
On each of your turn as bonus action, you can command any creature which is animated by you with D&D Create Undead spell and is within 120 feet of you (if you control more than one creatures then you can give them the command at the same time or you can issue the same command to each one).
You can decide that on its next turn what action will it take and where will it move. And, you can also issue a general command like guard a particular corridor or chamber. And, in case no command is given by you then the creature will only defend itself against hostile creatures. When you give it a command, it continues to follow that command until the task completes.
You have the control over creature for only 24 hours and after that, the creature does not obey any command given by you. So, if you want to maintain control over the creature for more than 24 hours, then you should recast this spell before the current 24 hour period ends. By doing this you can reassert your control over up to 3 creatures that you have animated with this spell, rather than animating the new creatures.
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At Higher Levels
Casting Create Undead 5e spell using a 7th level spell slot allow you to reassert control over for ghouls and casting this spell using an 8th level spell slot, allow you to reassert control over 5 ghouls or 2 ghasts or wights. Moreover, using a 9th level spell slot to cast this spell allows you to reassert control over 6 ghouls, 4 ghasts or wights, or 2 mummies.