You are touching one of your willing creatures with this D&D 5e guidance spell. In addition to its chance to roll a d4 before the end of the spell, the target can add the amount rolled to one ability check. The target can roll the dice either before or after making the flexibility check. If the spell ends, the target rolls the dice again.
A willing creature is touched. At the end of a spell, the target can roll a d4 and add the result to at least one ability check. It can do this either before or after a power check is done.
Duration: 1 action
Dimensions: V, S
Time: Concentration, up to one minute
Take into account as well things like other character checks for information. It’s an all too common misconception you can only add guidance to things like insight or perception of a person unless they specifically ask for it, but it’s often used for skill checks. Normally, your allies will add some guidance, such as “Well, what do you think about that guy, he seems shifty”, but in general, those characters are starting to do stuff on their own since you can’t see what’s going on in their heads.
It is therefore a trade-off from the perspective of the player. Consider the case of a cleric casting Shield of Religion at the start of combat. After a few rounds of combat, they still have about half of their 10-minute duration left. The cleric’s spell is almost complete after the combat, with about ten minutes remaining. They need to decide if they need to offer a still useful spell for a +1d4 bonus if they are available to some extent where they have to make a capability check.
D&D 5e spells like guidance (guidance) usually require
some verbal and somatic components.
In other words, it’s an obvious spellcasting to viewers as well as listeners, which will not go over well in numerous places.
A spell cast in the middle of the delicate negotiation or within the king’s hall could cause tons of problems.
It is very effective to cast this guidance while sneaking.
Therefore, think about all the times, instances, and places where you don’t want to cast a spell that draws attention.
It is only possible for this spell to concentrate for one minute at a time. You’ll have it active only on one person at a time, so you won’t be concentrating on the other, better spells.
You cannot use Silence for everyone rather than only giving an individual +1d4 as with other spells such as Detecting Good and Evil or Detecting Magic.
Occasionally it could be valuable (for example, if you’re in a location where you don’t need to make visible spellcasting), however eventually other spells would be more useful and also using your concentration for 1 character to make +1d4 would be more advantageous.
Guidelines do not apply to attacks, only to ability checks (which includes skill checks, presumably). Normally, a cleric within the party will add +2 to the skill checks of one person unless the cleric needs to make other arrangements.