Transmutation spells such as the tiny servant were used by wizards to temporarily animate one or more small objects into faithful servants.
The caster cast the spell on a small, free-standing object, causing it to sprout arms and legs and become a creature under their control for a period of up to eight hours. A creature that receives telepathic commands from within 120 feet (37 meters) of the caster will follow them until they are completed to the fullest extent possible.
Tiny Servant 5e
- Casting Time: 1 minute
- Range: Touch
- Components: V, S
- Duration: 8 hours
- Scales: Yes
- Casters: Artificer, Wizard
This tiny servant only fought for self-defense and had no issued commands. It is possible for experienced wizards to create multiple creatures at once, all of which can be controlled simultaneously.
I would like to point out that you touch one Tiny, nonmagical object that is not attached to another object, is not being carried by another creature, and is not attached to anything else whatsoever. Once you cast the spell, you control the target until the spell ends or the creature loses all its hit points, at which point it becomes a creature under your control. You can look at the statistics block for more information.
If the creature is within 120 feet of you, you can mentally command it as a bonus action. (If you control multiple creatures with this spell, you can command any or all of them at the same time, issuing a similar command to everyone.)
The creature decides what action to take and where to move next. Alternatively, you can issue an easy, general command, like to get a key, keep guard, or stack some books. If you do not issue any commands, the servant will only defend itself against hostile creatures. After receiving an order, the servant continues to follow that order until its task is complete.
Upon reaching 0 hit points, the creature reverts to its original form, and any remaining damage persists.
On a higher level
When you use a spell slot of 4th level or higher to cast this spell, you will be able to animate two additional objects for every slot level above the 3rd one.
It lasts for 8 hours and does not require any concentration on the part of the user. However, this is far more than, for example, Unseen Servant. There is a real possibility that it can kick some asses. What are the chances of it hitting five times? Do you think that will happen? If you want to beat the enemy up, you need to send a few of these to them. It is not necessary to fill up the small Servant with a dangerous substance before sending it after your enemies – it will shower your enemies with acid – or worse!
Is there something bothering you from behind an opaque curtain? No more need to worry, since the Servant can handle it for you. Is there anyone who can carry the torch for you? If so, perhaps it can carry itself! Have you ever felt squeamish about sending your familiar on a dangerous scouting mission? Fortunately, the small Servant’s have nothing to worry about, since they are not unionized! Present officials with a little box full of gold coins in order to impress them.
Animated ring case is a great way to surprise your partner! Just imagine, you will be able to surprise them with your own baby Groot! What if you need to throw that grappler upwards, and every member of your party has 8 strength? I assure you that with Tiny Servant you do not have to be afraid, as the hook will climb up the wall, and if necessary, impale itself within troublesome’s guard chest.