Insatiable Thirst

2nd-level Enchantment

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 60 feet
Components: V, S, M (a vial of sand)
Duration: 1 minute (Concentration)

A creature affected by this spell is afflicted with a terrible, unquenchable thirst. A target you can see within range makes a Constitution saving throw. On a failure, the target feels as though it is dying of thirst. It immediately consumes any liquids on its person, spending their actions to do so, and spends the next minute seeking out liquid. This includes potions, but does not include any fluid the creature knows to be poisonous, acidic, or otherwise harmful.

Any round spent without consuming a satisfying liquid the target is dealt 4d6 necrotic damage.

Liquids which dehydrate, such as alcohol will be drunk by the creature, but only up to the point at which they realize that the drink is not sating their thirst. Any normally hydrating drink will seem to be helping, even though the creature remains horribly thirsty. A creature may or may not become hostile to those who withhold liquid from them, depending on their temperament.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, the spell one more creature for each slot level above 2nd.

Usable by: Bard, Druid, Ranger, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard