Flames of Phlegethos (a feat for Tieflings from UA, later published in Xanathar's Guide to Everything) has this ability:

When you roll fire damage for a spell you cast, you can reroll any roll of 1 on the fire damage dice, but you must use the new roll, even if it is another 1.

If you ended up with a 1, can you then apply this benefit of the Elemental Adept feat (PHB, p. 166) to it?

...when you roll damage for a spell you cast that deals damage of that type, you can treat any 1 on a damage die as a 2

You are still using the rerolled 1, you're just treating it as a 2?


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Yes, these Feats work together

If you have chosen the feat Elemental Adept and picked Fire, then you can turn a 1 into 2 every time.

This investment in two Feats basically gives you a lower limit of 2 on any fire damage die and you can still use the Feat Flames of Phlegethos prior to that to try and increase the damage beyond that.


They work together just fine! Here's the order of how things would work.

  1. Basic roll, result 1.
  2. Reroll for Flames of Phlegethos. Result still a 1.
  3. Elemental Adapt turns it into a 2.

The end result is that you're more likely to get higher damage, but have a lower limit of 2 on any die you roll for fire spell damage.


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