5th-level Abjuration

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 60 feet
Components: V, S, M (a burnt piece of paper from a dead wizard’s spellbook)
Duration: Instantaneous

Bane of spellcasters, this spell forcefully expends one of the target’s spell s lots. When cast, you choose one target you can see within range. That creature makes a saving throw using its spellcasting modifier; if the creature does not have a spellcasting modifier specified, they instead make a Constitution saving throw. If the creature targeted has no spell slots, the caster takes 2d6 damage per level of the slot expended on this spell.

On a failed saving throw, the creature loses its highest level spell slot. It also takes 1d8 necrotic damage per level of the highest level slot lost. These slots can be regained as normal.

At Higher Levels. When cast as a 7th level spell you remove instead the target’s two highest spell slots. When cast as a 9th level spell you remove the target’s three highest spell slots.
Usable by: Bard, Cleric, Druid, Paladin, Warlock, Wizard