I am rather curious about the interactions between Find Familiar and True Strike in the case of touch spells in D&D 5e. My understanding is that the touch spell can be delivered by a familiar, but does that alter the rules of True Strike providing advantage?

So I ask!

Can you cast True Strike and upon the next turn cast a touch spell through a familar for advantage?

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You cannot

True Strike: (emphasis mine)

Your magic grants you a brief insight into the target’s defenses. On your next turn, you gain advantage on your first attack roll against the target, provided that this spell hasn’t ended.

Find Familiar: (emphasis mine)

Finally, when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. Your familiar must be within 100 feet of you, and it must use its reaction to deliver the spell when you cast it. If the spell requires an attack roll, you use your attack modifier for the roll.

Unfortunately, the familiar delivers the spell, and true strike indicates that it only takes effect if you had cast the spell.


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