Vine Trestle

2nd-level conjuration (ritual only)

Casting Time: 10 minutes
Range: 30 feet
Components: V, S, M (a 1-inch piece of green vine that is consumed in the casting)
Duration: 1 hour

You cause a vine to sprout from the ground and crawl across a surface or rise into the air in a direction chosen by you. The vine must sprout from a solid surface (such as the ground or a wall), and it is strong enough to support 600 pounds of weight along its entire length. The vine collapses immediately if that 600-pound limit is exceeded.

A vine that collapses from weight or damage instantly disintegrates.

The vine has many small shoots, so it can be climbed with a successful DC 5 Strength (Athletics) check. It has AC 8, hit points equal to 5 × your spellcasting level, and a damage threshold of 5.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, the vine can support an additional 30 pounds, and its damage threshold increases by 1 for each slot level above 2nd.

Ritual Focus. If you expend your ritual focus, the vine is permanent until destroyed or dispelled.

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