Bonus Actions. Various class features, spells, other abilities, and magic items let you take an additional action called a bonus action.

  • You can take a bonus action only when something states that you can do something as a bonus action.

  • You can take a bonus action only on your turn.

  • You can take only one bonus action on your turn. If you have more than one available, you must choose which one to take.

  • You choose when to take a bonus action during your turn, unless its timing is specified.

  • Anything that deprives you of your ability to take actions also prevents you from taking a bonus action.

A few examples of things that allow you to do something as a bonus action are:

Spells with a casting time of "1 bonus action" can be cast as a bonus action. For example: shield of faith. However, you can’t cast another spell during the same turn, except for a cantrip with a casting time of 1 action.