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Yes, you can use Twinned Spell on chain lightning. Chain lightning only targets one creature at the time of casting, even if later it might (not must!) acquire and affect more targets. That singularity of targeting during casting is all that Twinned Spell cares about. Whatever effects the spell has after it's cast (such as adding new targets) does not matter ...


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No. Even though the caster targets only one creature/object, the spell targets up to four creatures. Therefore, Twinned Spell can't affect Chain Lightning.


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Twinned Spell says: When you cast a spell that targets only one creature [...] And Chain Lightning says: You create a bolt of lightning that arcs toward a target of your choice that you can see within range. Three bolts then leap from that target to as many as three other targets. So no, you can't use Twinned Spell on Chain Lightning. Chain ...


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According to WOTC developer Rodney Thompson, Wild Magic Surge wasn't intended to cost spell slots. While officially only Jeremy Crawford can make official rulings, this should certainly be enough to prove the intention behind Wild Magic Surge. Given the ambiguity of the RAW in this area, and the (let's face it, fairly nonsensical) consequences of deciding ...


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Nothing is going to improve your ability with anything as much as simply getting more and better spells This is just kind of generally true. You will always be best at whatever it is you want to do by maximizing the number and level of spells you know. More sorcerer levels (or levels in prestige classes that advance sorcerer spellcasting) will always ...


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This is a great example of how online optimization advice comes from a very specific perspective that does not take context into account. Yes, you never want to lose a spellcasting level if you want maximal casting power, but if you are in a position where you solo a lot, you need more survivability, and another sorcerer level might not get you that. The ...


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Arcane builds certain can be complimented by rogue levels. There are prestige classes for it, such as Arcane Trickster. However, I personally am unconvinced if 2 levels of rogue would give you any more survivability in a what so far is a solo campaign. It does give you evasion, so if you're encountering a lot of other mages perhaps that is something. ...


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Starting from the general rule (Player's Handbook p.201): When a character casts a spell, he or she expends a slot of that spell’s level or higher, effectively “filling” a slot with the spell. And the phrasing of the specific rule (Player's Handbook p.104) You cast ... First, there is nothing that I can see that forces you to use sorcery points ...


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Casting Spells as part of a Wild Surge does not use a spell slot I have to admit this answer is light on "proof" but I don't believe the Wild Surge is intended to require the sorcerer to burn a spell slot, and in any game I run I would not have it do so. Reason #1: it's a "surge" The Wild Surge class feature states: your spellcasting can unleash ...



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