You cast that spell, called the contingent spell, as part of casting contingency, expending spell slots for both
If the spell I cast (say from a magic item or a racial trait) does not require a spell slot usually, does casting that spell as a contingent spell end up expending a spell slot as a result of contingency?
Here's an example of this practice:
- I'm a Duergar Wizard
- I cast contingency selecting enlarge/reduce from Duergar Magic as my contingent spell.
What is step 3?
Does contingency fail since the contingent spell doesnt expend a spell slot?
Do I expend a 2nd level slot (from the contingency description) and the spell works normally?
Does contingency work even without expending a spell slot?
Can I not chose my non-slotted-spell in the first place?
I believe this is a separate question from If you have the ability to cast a spell without a spell slot can you cast that spell using a spell slot? as I may not be casting the spell using the slot but the slot is merely expended as part of the effect of contingency.