The description for the Storm Sorcerer's 6th-level Heart of the Storm feature says "whenever you start casting a spell of first level or higher".

The Wand of Lightning Bolts casts the Lightning Bolt spell at third level if 1 charge is expended (or at a higher level if more charges are expended). Would this trigger Heart of the Storm?


Yes, Heart of the Storm works with wands

In addition, whenever you start casting a spell of 1st level or higher that deals lightning or thunder damage, stormy magic erupts from you.

All the feature requires is that you start casting a spell that meets the requirements. And using a wand is still casting a spell, just with the aid of an item.

Specifically the Wand of Lightning Bolts says:

While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 or more of its charges to cast the lightning bolt spell (save DC 15) from it.

Casting a spell is casting a spell. So it counts.

And the spell meets the other requirements as well since it deals lightning damage and is of the appropriate level.

Some magic items allow the user to cast a spell from the item, often by expending charges from it. The spell is cast at the lowest possible spell and caster level...

Since lightning bolt is a 3rd level spell, that is what it is cast as, which meets the 1st level or higher requirement.

The fact that the spell is being cast with a wand and uses a charge has no effect on the ability for it to work here.


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