Prestidigitation was a cantrip.[3]


When someone cast prestidigitation, he or she could choose any number of effects to occur, any of which must be within 10 feet (3 meters) of the caster. Prestidigitation might allow a wizard to move an object of less than one pound, create a small sensory effect, clean or soil items within one cubic foot, light or snuff out a small light source, chill or warm a pound of non-living material, produce a small fragile useless item or image out of nothingness,[3] make a small mark or symbol appear on a surface for an hour or less, or make a small, handheld item invisible for a short moment.[citation needed]


Casting prestidigitation required somatic and verbal components.[3]


Prestidigitation could be cast as many times as the caster desired, though this was not true prior to the Spellplague.[citation needed]