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If a player is a 2nd-level sorcerer, and sacrifices one of their 1st-level spell slots to get an additional sorcery point, could they use their 3 sorcery points to create another 2nd-level spell slot?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to rpg.se! Take the tour and visit the help center for additional guidance. When you say "spell" do you mean "spell-slot"? Or are you asking if you gain a new spell? Thanks for participating and happy gaming! \$\endgroup\$ – linksassin Jun 1 at 5:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ This dupe is misleading - it answers 'Yes' to a broader question, when the answer to the OP's more specific question should be 'No'. \$\endgroup\$ – Tiggerous Jun 1 at 6:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ @DuckTapeAl how can it be Yes when they can never have more than their max sorcery points? \$\endgroup\$ – Tiggerous Jun 1 at 7:54
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No

The rules state:

You can never have more sorcery points than shown on the table for your level. You regain all spent sorcery points when you finish a long rest.

At level 2, your maximum number of sorcery points is 2 (the value is always equal to your level from level 2 onwards). It takes 3 sorcery points to make a level 2 spell slot, so it is impossible.

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