3.5 Fantasy RPG Spells to 5e Conversion Chart

While converting monsters for our own 5e Fiendopedias, we thought it was useful to develop a chart which attempts to name a 5e spell for each 3.5 spell. So if you have a 3.5 monster with spell-like abilities or spellcasting or an NPC spellcaster, you can more easily create its 5e version. Of course if you’re coming from Pathfinder or 3.0, this list will also be very helpful.

A few notes:

  • Some spell names that are not in the OGL have been changed due to an abundance of legal caution. For example we use spare from death for the name of the cleric cantrip with a similar name. We note these with an asterisk and we always start the spell with the same word or at least few letters so they are still easy to look up in other sources.
  • Similarly, spells with a person’s name have had the name changed. The official 3.5 SRD would drop the person’s name or change it to “Mage’s”, but again in order to be able to look it up we felt it was best to create a new name that simply begins with the same first two letters. We note these with an asterisk as well.
  • Because the magic system changed, no spells are exact matches. There is always at least some phrasing difference even when we note “same” in the 5e column.
  • If the 5e column states “see ______” and there are no other notes, then that spell is a close match for the 3.5 spell. If there is a note, it will point out a key difference but there are almost surely other minor changes.
  • If a row has no 5e spell, but it does have a note: an alternate spell that has the core ability but differs in several ways may be noted; or there may be an explanation for why there is no 5e equivalent spell; or there may be a question mark noting that we are looking for suggestions.

This was/is a much bigger effort than it initially seemed, and there are many spells that don’t initially have clear answers. If you’ve got a suggestion, send it to support at inkwellideas dot com. This document is licensed under the OGL, including new spell names and caster names. But we’d like to keep it up to date so please send suggested changes and additions.

3.5 Spell 5e Spell (Unofficial name if not in SRD & not simple) Notes
Acid Arrow see Mervin’s Acid Arrow*
Acid Fog ?
Acid Splash same
Aid same
Air Walk Perhaps use fly instead.
Alarm same
Align Weapon Aligned damage is changed in 5e which uses radiant and necrotic damage.
Alter Self same
Analyze Dweomer Perhaps simply use identify multiple times.
Animal Growth Perhaps create/allow a custom version of giant insect.
Animal Messenger same
Animal Shapes same
Animal Trance ?
Animate Dead same
Animate Objects same
Animate Plants Grasping vine is similar in flavor, but lower level and only creates 1 attacking plant/vine.
Animate Rope ?
Antilife Shell same
Antimagic Field same
Antipathy see Antipathy/Sympathy
Antiplant Shell Use antilife shell instead.
Arcane Eye same
Arcane Lock same
Arcane Mark ?
Arcane Sight It isn’t as quick and requires concentration, but detect magic is closest.
Arcane Sight, Greater ?
Astral Projection same
Atonement ?
Augury same
Awaken same
Baleful Polymorph see Polymorph
Bane same
Banishment same
Barkskin same
Bear’s Endurance see Enhance Ability
Bear’s Endurance, Mass see Enhance Ability +1 spell slot level/extra creature
Bestow Curse same
Binding see Imprisonment
Black Tentacles see Evung’s Black Tentacles*
Blade Barrier same
Blasphemy ?
Bless same
Bless Water A cleric or paladin may use a 1st level spell slot to create holy water as a ritual.
Bless Weapon Consider magic weapon, one spell level higher; but it is not divine.
Blight same
Blindness/Deafness same
Blink same
Blur same
Break Enchantment Greater restoration does many of the same things.
Bull’s Strength see Enhance Ability
Bull’s Strength, Mass see Enhance Ability +1 spell slot level/extra creature
Burning Hands same
Call Lightning same
Call Lightning Storm Perhaps use call lightning‘s “At Higher Levels”+1 spell slot level/+1d10 damage or chain lightning and its “At Higher Levels”
Calm Animals Animal friendship is close. +1 spell slot level/extra creature
Calm Emotions same
Cat’s Grace see Enhance Ability
Cat’s Grace, Mass see Enhance Ability +1 spell slot level/extra creature
Cause Fear See fear, but its spell level is higher and duration is longer.
Chain Lightning same
Changestaff Consider conjure fey, using the “At Higher Levels” option.
Chaos Hammer ?
Charm Animal see Animal Friendship
Charm Monster ?
Charm Monster, Mass ?
Charm Person same
Chill Metal Perhaps use a custom version of heat metal which causes 2d6 cold damage, etc.
Chill Touch same
Circle of Death same
Clairaudience/Clairvoyance see Clairvoyance
Clenched Fist see Biven’s Hand*
Cloak of Chaos ?
Clone same
Cloudkill same
Color Spray same
Command same
Command, Greater +1 spell slot level/extra creature
Command Plants ?
Command Undead ?
Commune same
Commune with Nature same
Comprehend Languages same
Cone of Cold same
Confusion same
Confusion, Lesser Perhaps use vicious mockery instead. It causes 1d4 psychic damage and disadvantage on next attack.
Consecrate Hallow is similar in theme/purpose, but much higher level.
Contact Other Plane same
Contagion same
Contingency same
Continual Flame same
Control Plants ?
Control Undead ?
Control Water same
Control Weather same
Control Winds ?
Create Food and Water same
Create Greater Undead see Create Undead, cast w/higher spell slot
Create Undead same
Create Water see Create of Destroy Water
Creeping Doom ?
Crushing Despair ?
Crushing Hand see Biven’s Hand*
Cure Critical Wounds see Cure Wounds +1 spell slot level/extra 1d8 healing
Cure Critical Wounds, Mass see Mass Cure Wounds or Prayer of Healing +1 spell slot level/extra 1d8 healing
Cure Light Wounds see Cure Wounds
Cure Light Wounds, Mass ?
Cure Minor Wounds see Spare from Death* Cleric Cantrip with similar name.
Cure Moderate Wounds see Cure Wounds +1 spell slot level/extra 1d8 healing
Cure Moderate Wounds, Mass see Prayer of Healing +1 spell slot level/extra 1d8 healing
Cure Serious Wounds see Cure Wounds +1 spell slot level/extra 1d8 healing
Cure Serious Wounds, Mass see Mass Cure Wounds or Prayer of Healing +1 spell slot level/extra 1d8 healing
Curse Water Perhaps an evil cleric or paladin may use a 1st level spell slot to create unholy water as a ritual.
Dancing Lights same
Darkness same
Darkvision same
Daylight same
Daze ?
Daze Monster ?
Death Knell n/a (5e doesn’t track hit points under 0.)
Death Ward same
Deathwatch ?
Deep Slumber Use sleep with a higher level spell slot to affect more/larger creatures.
Deeper Darkness ?
Delay Poison Lesser restoration cures poison and is usually the same level.
Delayed Blast Fireball same
Demand ?
Desecrate ?
Destruction ?
Detect Animals or Plants ?
Detect Chaos ?
Detect Evil see Detect Evil and Good
Detect Good see Detect Evil and Good
Detect Law ?
Detect Magic same
Detect Poison see Detect Poison and Disease
Detect Scrying ?
Detect Secret Doors ?
Detect Snares and Pits Find traps applies in most cases.
Detect Thoughts same
Detect Undead 5e does not have many spells that specifically target undead.
Dictum ?
Dimension Door same
Dimensional Anchor ?
Dimensional Lock ?
Diminish Plants Perhaps use a version of plant growth with the opposite effects.
Discern Lies Zone of truth has a similar effect.
Discern Location ?
Disguise Self same
Disintegrate same
Dismissal Use banishment instead.
Dispel Chaos 5e tends to not use spells against Law and Chaos.
Dispel Evil Dispel Evil and Good
Dispel Good Dispel Evil and Good
Dispel Law 5e tends to not use spells against Law and Chaos.
Dispel Magic same
Dispel Magic, Greater Use dispel magic with a spell slot equal or higher than the spell to be dispelled.
Displacement Blur has a similar effect.
Disrupt Undead 5e tends not to have spells that specifically target undead.
Disrupting Weapon Banishing smite is close but isn’t exact.
Divination same
Divine Favor same
Divine Power ?
Dominate Animal Dominate Beast
Dominate Monster same
Dominate Person same
Doom Fear is close, but higher level and affects multiple creatures.
Dream same
Eagle’s Splendor Enhance Ability
Eagle’s Splendor, Mass Enhance Ability +1 spell slot level/extra creature
Earthquake same
Elemental Swarm Use conjure minor elementals or conjure elementals with higher level spell slots to increase each elemental’s HD. But elemental swarm is still likely more powerful.
Endure Elements See the higher level and more effective protection from energy.
Energy Drain 5e does not use negative levels.
Enervation 5e does not use negative levels.
Enlarge Person Enlarge/Reduce
Enlarge Person, Mass Perhaps add an option to cast enlarge/reduce with a higher level spell slot for each additional target.
Entangle same
Enthrall same
Entropic Shield Blur has a similar effect.
Erase ?
Ethereal Jaunt Etherealness
Etherealness Etherealness +1 spell slot level/3 extra willing creatures.
Expeditious Retreat same
Explosive Runes Glyph of Warding
Eyebite same
Fabricate same
Faerie Fire same
False Life same
False Vision ?
Fear same
Feather Fall same
Feeblemind same
Find the Path same
Find Traps same
Finger of Death same
Fire Seeds ?
Fire Shield ?
Fire Storm same
Fire Trap Use a glyph of warding‘s “spell glyph” to make a powerful fire spell into a trap.
Fireball same
Flame Arrow ?
Flame Blade same
Flame Strike same
Flaming Sphere same
Flare ?
Flesh to Stone same
Fly same
Floating Disk see Termin’s Floating Disc*
Fog Cloud same
Forbiddance same
Forcecage same
Forceful Hand see Biven’s Hand*
Foresight same
Fox’s Cunning Enhance Ability
Fox’s Cunning, Mass Enhance Ability +1 spell slot level/extra creature
Freedom Use dispel magic at a spell level high enough to defeat the spell that bound the creature.
Freedom of Movement same
Freezing Sphere see Ottum’s Freezing Sphere*
Gaseous Form same
Gate same
Geas/Quest Geas There is no 5e way not to allow a save. Duration can be increased with a higher level spell slot.
Geas, Lesser Geas
Gentle Repose same
Ghost Sound Minor Illusion
Ghoul Touch Hold person has the same main effect, although it won’t do something similar to “sicken” those nearby.
Giant Vermin Giant Insect
Glibness same
Glitterdust ?
Globe of Invulnerability same
Globe of Invulnerability, Lesser Globe of invulnerability starts its effects against 5th level spells.
Glyph of Warding same
Glyph of Warding, Greater Use glyph of warding but add +1 spell slot level/extra 1d8 damage or higher level spell stored.
Goodberry same
Good Hope Beacon of belief* is similar, but for Clerics, not Bards.
Grasping Hand see Biven’s Hand*
Grease same
Greater (Spell Name) **************************
Guards and Wards same
Guidance same
Gust of Wind same
Hallow same
Hallucinatory Terrain same
Halt Undead 5e tends not to have spells that specifically target undead. Consider hold person (which can take higher spell slots to affect multiple foes) instead.
Harm same
Haste same
Heal same
Heal, Mass see Mass Heal
Heal Mount Use heal for major wounds or any number of other healing spells.
Heat Metal same
Helping Hand Perhaps use sending to communicate to others. (Sending’s duration is much shorter but its range is unlimited.)
Heroes’ Feast same
Heroism same
Heroism, Greater ?
Hide from Animals Consider invisibility (which can take higher spell slots to affect multiple foes) instead.
Hide from Undead 5e tends not to have spells that specifically target undead. Consider invisibility (which can take higher spell slots to affect multiple foes) instead.
Hideous Laughter see Tamra’s Hideous Laughter*
Hold Animal ?
Hold Monster same
Hold Monster, Mass Hold Monster +1 spell slot level/extra creature
Hold Person same
Hold Person, Mass Hold Person +1 spell slot level/extra creature
Hold Portal Arcane Lock
Holy Aura same
Holy Smite Blinding strike* or staggering strike* are close, but each affects just one creature. Destruction wave* won’t blind, but it will cause damage to several nearby.
Holy Sword Elemental weapon may be closest, but it still doesn’t do radiant damage.
Holy Word Divine Word
Horrid Wilting ?
Hypnotic Pattern same
Hypnotism 5e’s enthrall is similar.
Ice Storm same
Identify same
Illusory Script same
Illusory Wall 5e’s hallucination turf will have the same effect for 24 hours. Use programmed image for a longer duration.
Imbue with Spell Ability 5e doesn’t have spells that grant temporary spell abilities.
Implosion ?
Imprisonment same
Incendiary Cloud same
Inflict Critical Wounds Inflict Wounds +1 spell slot level/extra 1d10 damage.
Inflict Critical Wounds, Mass No area effect, ranged touch version of inflict wounds exists. However, there are similar spells such as fire storm.
Inflict Light Wounds Inflict Wounds
Inflict Light Wounds, Mass No area effect, ranged touch version of inflict wounds exists. However, there are similar spells such as flame strike.
Inflict Minor Wounds Healing word does this but at 1st level. In exchange for being first level it does the healing at range.
Inflict Moderate Wounds Inflict Wounds +1 spell slot level/extra 1d10 damage
Inflict Moderate Wounds, Mass No area effect, ranged touch version of inflict wounds exists. However, there are similar spells such as perhaps flame strike with a higher spell slot.
Inflict Serious Wounds Inflict Wounds +1 spell slot level/extra 1d10 damage
Inflict Serious Wounds, Mass No area effect, ranged touch version of inflict wounds exists. However, there are similar spells such as perhaps flame strike with a higher spell slot.
Insanity 5e doesn’t have the confusion condition. Perhaps eyesting‘s* panicked or sickened effects are close, but it lasts only 1 minute while concentrating. Antipathy/sympathy‘s antipathy is also close, but it is higher level and has a 1 hour casting time.
Insect Plague same
Instant Summons Nothing similar exists in 5e.
Interposing Hand see Biven’s Hand*
Invisibility same
Invisibility, Greater see Greater Invisibility
Invisibility, Mass see Invisibility +1 spell slot level/1 extra creature
Invisibility Purge see See Invisibility
Invisibility Sphere see Invisibility Invisibility doesn’t work as an area of effect, but has a +1 spell slot level/1 extra creature.
Iron Body Perhaps use shapechange for a similar effect.
Ironwood ?
Irresistible Dance see Otuul’s Irresistible Dance*
Jump same
Keen Edge Nothing similar exists in 5e, but to make a weapon more magical use magic weapon or to give it extra elemental damage use elemental weapon.
Knock same
Know Direction ?
Legend Lore same
Lesser (Spell Name) **************
Levitate same
Light same
Lightning Bolt same
Limited Wish No junior version of wish exists in 5e.
Liveoak Perhaps use conjure fey. A treant would require a higher level spell slot however.
Locate Creature same
Locate Object same
Longstrider same
Lullaby Vicious mockery causes disadvantage on a creature’s next attack (and 1d4 psychic damage). But it only affects one creature whereas lullaby affects several.
Mage Armor same
Mage Hand same
Mage’s Disjunction No similar spell exists in 5e. Because disjunction is already 9th level, perhaps a wish could have a similar effect.
Mage’s Faithful Hound see Moltek’s Faithful Hound*
Mage’s Lucubration Spell doesn’t apply as much in 5e with how spell slots are used. (Although this spell could in theory be used to recall a spell from later in the prior day.)
Mage’s Magnificent Mansion see Moltek’s Magnificent Mansion*
Mage’s Private Sanctum see Moltek’s Private Sanctum*
Mage’s Sword see Moltek’s Sword*
Magic Aura see Nyburg’s Magic Aura*
Magic Circle against Chaos see Magic Circle Magic circle in 5e works against a creature type, not an alignment.
Magic Circle against Evil see Magic Circle Magic circle in 5e works against a creature type, not an alignment.
Magic Circle against Good see Magic Circle Magic circle in 5e works against a creature type, not an alignment.
Magic Circle against Law see Magic Circle Magic circle in 5e works against a creature type, not an alignment.
Magic Fang No 5e exact match exists. However, a ranger’s hunter’s target* will deal extra damage. While not a druid or ranger spell (as magic fang) bless will give a bonus to attack for several allies.
Magic Fang, Greater As with magic fang, see hunter’s target or bless which each have options for higher level spell slots.
Magic Jar same
Magic Missile same
Magic Mouth same
Magic Stone 5e’s guiding bolt is also first level and does 4d6 damage at 120 ft range, whereas magic stone enchanted up to 3 pebbles to throw for 1d6+1 damage each (2d6+2 against undead.)
Magic Vestment Warding bond gives a +1 AC bonus to a touched willing creature who remains within 60′.
Magic Weapon same
Magic Weapon, Greater see Magic Weapon Magic weapon allows an extra +1 bonus/higher spell slot level.
Major Creation see Creation
Major Image same
Make Whole Mending comes closest in 5e, but not as powerful.
Mark of Justice
Mass (Spell Name) *********
Maze same
Meld into Stone same
Mending same
Message same
Meteor Swarm same
Mind Blank same
Mind Fog Dream or modify memory aren’t very similar, but do play with a foe’s mind.
Minor Creation 5e only has the creation spell
Minor Image see Minor Illusion
Miracle 5e doesn’t offer a wish-like spell for divine casters.
Mirage Arcana same
Mirror Image same
Misdirection ?
Mislead same
Mnemonic Enhancer This spell doesn’t fit with the 5e spell slot/use system.
Modify Memory same
Moment of Prescience Foresight grants a smaller bonus but over a longer time.
Mount Conjure animals may be similar if the caster has access to the spell, but the duration is shorter as well.
Move Earth same
Neutralize Poison Protection from Poison
Nightmare see Dream The dream spell was expanded to include options similar to nightmare.
Nondetection same
Obscure Object see Nondetection Nondetection was expanded to include objects.
Obscuring Mist see Fog Cloud
Open/Close see Mage Hand
Order’s Wrath 5e tends not to include spells that affect only chaos (or law). Consider any other cantrip that causes damage. Fire bolt or sacred flame for example.
Overland Flight see Fly 5e fly spell is already a movement rate of 60′.
Owl’s Wisdom see Enhance Ability
Owl’s Wisdom, Mass see Enhance Ability +1 spell slot level/extra creature
Passwall same
Pass without Trace same
Permanency Permanent magic in 5e is much more limited.
Permanent Image Permanent magic in 5e is much more limited. Programmed illusion is permanent, but only active 5 minutes every 10 hours.
Persistent Image see Major Image or Programmed Illusion But major image doesn’t include smells, audio, etc. Perhaps programmed illusion will meet the caster’s needs.
Phantasmal Killer same
Phantom Steed same
Phantom Trap see Nyburg’s Magic Aura Adding a magic aura can make an object seem trapped.
Phase Door see Passwall
Planar Ally same
Planar Ally, Greater See planar ally or perhaps conjure elementals with a higher level spell slot.
Planar Ally, Lesser See conjure minor elementals.
Planar Binding same
Planar Binding, Greater see Planar Binding
Planar Binding, Lesser see Planar Binding
Plane Shift same
Plant Growth same
Poison see Contagion
Polar Ray see Cone of Cold
Polymorph same
Polymorph Any Object see True Polymorph
Power Word Blind Blindness/deafness has the same effect, but a much shorter duration (and a much lower spell level).
Power Word Kill same
Power Word Stun same
Prayer see Bless +1 spell slot level/extra creature
Prestidigitation same
Prismatic Sphere see Prismatic Wall Prismatic wall can be shaped into a sphere.
Prismatic Spray same
Prismatic Wall same
Produce Flame same
Programmed Image same
Project Image same
Protection from Arrows Gust of wind doesn’t officially affect arrows, but may be ruled to do something similar.
Protection from Chaos 5e tends not to have spells that affect Chaos (or Law).
Protection from Energy same
Protection from Evil see Protection from Evil and Good
Protection from Good see Protection from Evil and Good
Protection from Law 5e tends not to have spells that affect Law (or Chaos).
Protection from Spells see Anti-agic Field
Prying Eyes Arcane eye is similar, but has some differences. The main differences are it is one eye and it doesn’t need to return to report what it sees.
Prying Eyes, Greater Perhaps use arcane eye with true seeing as the caster directly receives the visual.
Purify Food and Drink same
Pyrotechnics Fireworks effect…? Fog cloud could match the smoke cloud effect.
Quench see Create or Destroy Water The amount of water increases as the spell slot level increases.
Rage Bless or heroism or crusader’s helm* aren’t exact matches, but may have similar desired effects.
Rainbow Pattern ?
Raise Dead same
Ray of Enfeeblement same
Ray of Exhaustion ?
Ray of Frost same
Read Magic Not needed due to 5e rule changes.
Reduce Animal See Enlarge/Reduce
Reduce Person See Enlarge/Reduce
Reduce Person, Mass Multiple enlarge/reduce spells could be used. Or perhaps a GM could house-rule: +1 spell slot level/extra creature
Refuge Perhaps gate or moltek’s magnificent mansion* would match, although neither allows the magic to be stored in ab object.
Regenerate same
Reincarnate same
Remove Blindness/Deafness see Lesser Restoration
Remove Curse same
Remove Disease see Heal However, heal is a much higher spell level.
Remove Fear see Heroism Beacon of faith* is an alternate, but higher level and with other bonuses.
Remove Paralysis see Lesser Restoration
Repel Metal or Stone ?
Repel Vermin ?
Repel Wood ?
Repulsion ?
Resilient Sphere see Otum’s Resilient Sphere*
Resistance same
Resist Energy see Protection from Energy
Restoration 5e only has greater and lesser restoration.
Restoration, Greater see Greater Restoration
Restoration, Lesser see Lesser Restoration
Resurrection same
Reverse Gravity same
Righteous Might see Enlarge/Reduce
Rope Trick same
Rusting Grasp ?
Sanctuary same
Scare see Fear
Scintillating Pattern ?
Scorching Ray same
Screen Perhaps use an illusion and nondetection.
Scrying same
Scrying, Greater Does not exist in 5e.
Sculpt Sound Perhaps use silence to stop sound or minor illusion to create sound.
Searing Light see Guiding Bolt Effect is close, but does not do extra damage to undead.
Secret Chest see Levark’s Secret Chest*
Secret Page see Illusory Script
Secure Shelter see Moltek’s Private Sanctum
See Invisibility same
Seeming same
Sending same
Sepia Snake Sigil See Glyph of Warding Use glyph of warding‘s spell glyph ability with Conjure Animals if possible.
Sequester same
Shades 5e doesn’t have shadow conjuration. Use other illusions instead.
Shadow Conjuration 5e doesn’t have shadow conjuration. Use other illusions instead.
Shadow Conjuration, Greater 5e doesn’t have shadow conjuration. Use other illusions instead.
Shadow Evocation 5e doesn’t have shadow evocation. Use other illusions instead.
Shadow Evocation, Greater 5e doesn’t have shadow evocation. Use other illusions instead.
Shadow Walk No 5e spells transport specifically to/from the plane of shadow. Gate transports across planes, but it higher level.
Shambler No specific shambling mound conjuration exists in 5e. Conjure animal or conjure woodland beings doesn’t allow higher challenge creatures, but they are closest.
Shapechange same
Shatter same
Shield same
Shield of Faith same
Shield of Law see Holy Aura
Shield Other Perhaps shield of belief or warding bond are somewhat close.
Shillelagh same
Shocking Grasp same
Shout see Thunderwave Increased damage if a higher spell slot is used.
Shout, Greater see Thunderwave Increased damage if a higher spell slot is used.
Shrink Item see Enlarge/Reduce
Silence same
Silent Image same
Simulacrum same
Slay Living No divine equivalent exists. Use power word kill if possible.
Sleep same
Sleet Storm same
Slow same
Snare Ensnaring strike or grasping vine may be similar, but neither works as a trap set beforehand.
Soften Earth and Stone ?
Solid Fog Consider fog cloud or cloudkill instead.
Song of Discord see Mass Suggestion Mass suggestion can achieve a similar effect.
Soul Bind Imprisonment is close.
Sound Burst see Shatter
Speak with Animals same
Speak with Dead same
Speak with Plants same
Spectral Hand ?
Spell Immunity see Globe of Invulnerability No similar divine spells.
Spell Immunity, Greater see Globe of Invulnerability No similar divine spells. Increased protection when a higher spell slot is used.
Spell Resistance No 5e spells grant spell resistance.
Spellstaff No 5e spells store spells for later use.
Spell Turning see Counterspell
Spider Climb same
Spike Growth same
Spike Stones see Spike Growth Spike growth has a shorter duration. Hallucinatory terrain can also be made to make travel difficult, while believed.
Spiritual Weapon same
Statue Perhaps flesh to stone is a close fit. It is a lower spell level, but shorter duration too.
Status No similar 5e spell.
Stinking Cloud same
Stone Shape same
Stoneskin same
Stone Tell No 5e spells to speak with stones. Speak with plants or speak with animals are closest, and much lower level.
Stone to Flesh No similar 5e spell exists. Petrification is removed by other spells such as greater restoration.
Storm of Vengeance same
Suggestion same
Suggestion, Mass see Mass Suggestion
Summon Instrument No similar 5e spell.
Summon Monster I
Summon Monster II
Summon Monster III
Summon Monster IV Conjure minor elementals is a 4th level 5e summon spell.
Summon Monster V Conjure elemental is a 5th level 5e summon spell.
Summon Monster VI Perhaps use a higher level spell slot for conjure elemental.
Summon Monster VII Perhaps use a higher level spell slot for conjure elemental.
Summon Monster VIII Perhaps use a higher level spell slot for conjure elemental.
Summon Monster IX Perhaps use a higher level spell slot for conjure elemental.
Summon Nature’s Ally I
Summon Nature’s Ally II
Summon Nature’s Ally III Conjure animals is a 3rd level 5e summon spell.
Summon Nature’s Ally IV Conjure woodland beings is a 5th level 5e summon spell.
Summon Nature’s Ally V Perhaps use a higher level spell slot for conjure animals or conjure woodland beings.
Summon Nature’s Ally VI Conjure fey is a 6th level summon spell.
Summon Nature’s Ally VII Perhaps use a higher level spell slot for conjure fey.
Summon Nature’s Ally VIII Perhaps use a higher level spell slot for conjure fey.
Summon Nature’s Ally IX Perhaps use a higher level spell slot for conjure fey.
Summon Swarm Perhaps conjure animals is a fit?
Sunbeam same
Sunburst same
Symbol of Death see Symbol
Symbol of Fear see Symbol
Symbol of Insanity see Symbol
Symbol of Pain see Symbol
Symbol of Persuasion see Symbol (Discord or Hopelessness)
Symbol of Sleep see Symbol
Symbol of Stunning see Symbol
Symbol of Weakness see Symbol (Discord or Hopelessness)
Sympathetic Vibration ?
Sympathy see Antipathy/Sympathy
Telekinesis same
Telekinetic Sphere Perhaps levitation or fly with otto’s resilient sphere* would be a close match.
Telepathic Bond see Rakki’s Telepathic Bond*
Teleport same
Teleport Object see Teleport Teleport was increased in level and made more powerful in 5e.
Teleport, Greater ?
Teleportation Circle same
Temporal Stasis Imprisonment has some effects which come close, but none stop aging.
Time Stop same
Tiny Hut see Levark’s Tiny Hut
Tongues same
Touch of Fatigue Chill touch has a similar effect to fatigue, plus it does some damage.
Touch of Idiocy 5e tends not to do ability score damage.
Transformation see Enhance Ability No 5e spells come close to enhancing abilities as much as transformation did.
Transmute Metal to Wood ?
Transmute Mud to Rock ?
Transmute Rock to Mud ?
Transport via Plants same
Trap the Soul see Imprisonment (minimus containment)
Tree Shape Meld into stone is similar, but of course a different material.
Tree Stride same
True Resurrection same
True Seeing same
True Strike same
Undeath to Death ?
Undetectable Alignment Use nondetection.
Unhallow see Hallow
Unholy Aura Perhaps create a version of holy aura of evil.
Unholy Blight Blight, or staggering strike* are somewhat close matches.
Unseen Servant same
Vampiric Touch same
Veil see Seeming
Ventriloquism see Minor Illusion
Virtue ?
Vision see Legend Lore 5e doesn’t include a more immediate version of legend lore.
Wail of the Banshee see Power Word Kill Power word kill is already 9th level, so a spell that instant-kills multiple creatures doesn’t fit the scale.
Wall of Fire same
Wall of Force same
Wall of Ice same
Wall of Iron ?
Wall of Stone same
Wall of Thorns same
Warp Wood ?
Water Breathing same
Water Walk same
Waves of Exhaustion Perhaps mass suggestion could make creatures feel they should rest.
Waves of Fatigue
Web same
Weird same
Whirlwind Control weather may be closest.
Whispering Wind Message is similar, but with a much shorter range. Animal messenger is another option.
Wind Walk same
Wind Wall same
Wish same
Wood Shape ?
Word of Chaos 5e tends not to have spells that affect Choas (or Law.)
Word of Recall same
Zone of Silence Silence is closest, but it is lower level and shorter duration.
Zone of Truth same

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    1. “Contributors” means the copyright and/or trademark owners who have contributed Open Game Content;
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    3. “Distribute” means to reproduce, license, rent, lease, sell, broadcast, publicly display, transmit or otherwise distribute;
    4. “Open Game Content” means the game mechanic and includes the methods, procedures, processes and routines to the extent such content does not embody the Product Identity and is an enhancement over the prior art and any additional content clearly identified as Open Game Content by the Contributor, and means any work covered by this License, including translations and derivative works under copyright law, but specifically excludes Product Identity.
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    6. “Trademark” means the logos, names, mark, sign, motto, designs that are used by a Contributor to identify itself or its products or the associated products contributed to the Open Game License by the Contributor
    7. “Use”, “Used” or “Using” means to use, Distribute, copy, edit, format, modify, translate and otherwise create Derivative Material of Open Game Content.
    8. “You” or “Your” means the licensee in terms of this agreement.
  2. The License: This License applies to any Open Game Content that contains a notice indicating that the Open Game Content may only be Used under and in terms of this License. You must affix such a notice to any Open Game Content that you Use. No terms may be added to or subtracted from this License except as described by the License itself. No other terms or conditions may be applied to any Open Game Content distributed using this License.
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  4. Grant and Consideration: In consideration for agreeing to use this License, the Contributors grant You a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license with the exact terms of this License to Use, the Open Game Content.
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  7. Use of Product Identity: You agree not to Use any Product Identity, including as an indication as to compatibility, except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of each element of that Product Identity. You agree not to indicate compatibility or co-adaptability with any Trademark or Registered Trademark in conjunction with a work containing Open Game Content except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of such Trademark or Registered Trademark. The use of any Product Identity in Open Game Content does not constitute a challenge to the ownership of that Product Identity. The owner of any Product Identity used in Open Game Content shall retain all rights, title and interest in and to that Product Identity.
  8. Identification: If you distribute Open Game Content You must clearly indicate which portions of the work that you are distributing are Open Game Content.
  9. Updating the License: Wizards or its designated Agents may publish updated versions of this License. You may use any authorized version of this License to copy, modify and distribute any Open Game Content originally distributed under any version of this License.
  10. Copy of this License: You MUST include a copy of this License with every copy of the Open Game Content You Distribute.
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  12. Inability to Comply: If it is impossible for You to comply with any of the terms of this License with respect to some or all of the Open Game Content due to statute, judicial order, or governmental regulation then You may not Use any Open Game Material so affected.
  13. Termination: This License will terminate automatically if You fail to comply with all terms herein and fail to cure such breach within 30 days of becoming aware of the breach. All sublicenses shall survive the termination of this License.
  14. Reformation: If any provision of this License is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.
  15. COPYRIGHT NOTICE

    Open Game License v 1.0a Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

    System Reference Document Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

    Creature Collection Volume 1 Copyright 2000, Clark Peterson.

    Modern System Reference Document Copyright 2002, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Bill Slavicsek, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Charles Ryan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker,Peter Adkison, Bruce R. Cordell, John Tynes, Andy Collins, and JD Wiker

    Monster Manual II Copyright 2002, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

    Swords of Our Fathers Copyright 2003, The Game Mechanics.

    Mutants & Masterminds Copyright 2002, Green Ronin Publishing.

    Unearthed Arcana Copyright 2004, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Andy Collins, Jesse Decker, David Noonan, Rich Redman.

    The Hypertext d20 SRD Copyright 2004, Jans W Carton.

    3.5 Fantasy RPG Spells to 5e Chart Copyright 2015, Inkwell Ideas, Inc.

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