The tiny servant was a transmutation spell utilized by wizards to temporarily animate one or more small objects into faithful servants.
The spell targeted one small, free-standing object, causing it to sprout arms and legs and become a creature under the caster’s control for a period of up to eight hours. The creature received the caster’s telepathic commands, as long as they were issued from within a variety of 120 feet (37 meters) and followed them until their completion to the best of its ability.
Tiny Servant 5e
- Casting Time: 1 minute
- Range: Touch
- Components: V, S
- Duration: 8 hours
- Scales: Yes
- Casters: Artificer, Wizard
A tiny servant with no issued commands only fought in self-defense. Multiple creatures might be created directly by experienced wizards, all of which might be commanded simultaneously.
You touch one Tiny, nonmagical object that isn’t attached to a different object or a surface and isn’t being carried by another creature. The target animates and sprouts little arms and legs, becoming a creature under your control until the spell ends or the creature drops to 0 hit points. See the stat block for its statistics.
As a bonus action, you’ll mentally command the creature if it’s within 120 feet of you. (If you control multiple creatures with this spell, you’ll command any or all of them at a similar time, issuing a similar command to everyone.)
You decide what action the creature will take and where it’ll move during its next turn, otherwise, you can issue an easy, general command, like to fetch a key, keep guard, or stack some books. If you issue no commands, the servant does nothing aside from defending itself against hostile creatures. Once given an order, the servant continues to follow that order until its task is complete.
When the creature drops to 0 hit points, it reverts to its original form, and any remaining damage carries over thereto form.
At higher level
When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level or higher, you’ll animate two additional objects for every slot level above 3rd.
Tiny Servant lasts for 8 hours and doesn’t take concentration. But it’s far more than say, Unseen Servant. It can *kick some ass*. +5 to hit? 1d4+3 dmg? Send a couple of these in and beat your enemies up. Fill one up with a dangerous substance and send it after your foes – even in death, the small Servant will shower your enemies with acid – or worse!
Are invisible creatures troubling you? Say no more, the small Servant can handle it. Need someone to carry the torch? Get the torch to carry itself! Feeling squeamish about sending your familiar on a dangerous scouting mission? The small Servant’s got this, they are not unionized! Impress officials with a little box full of gold coins! Propose to your paramour with an animated ring case! Wow, your fans together with your own baby-Groot! Got to throw that grappler up but every party member has 8 strength? haven’t any fear, with Tiny Servant the hook will climb up the wall, and if necessary impale itself therein troublesome’s guard chest!