I have been searching on here and other sites and I can't find the answer. If i were to take Magic Initiate on my sorcerer would I be able to use metamagic on the spells?

  • \$\begingroup\$ I'll gladly take a duplicate tag if there is already an answer here. \$\endgroup\$ – Eternallord66 Mar 18 at 22:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ Is there a specific reason you think it wouldn't work? \$\endgroup\$ – Purple Monkey Mar 18 at 22:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ @PurpleMonkey As far as I know, metamagic only works for sorcerer spells and I don't think magic initiate would make spells not from the sorcerer list into sorcerer spells. \$\endgroup\$ – Eternallord66 Mar 18 at 22:35

Yes, spells learned from Magic Initiate work with Metamagic.

There are no restrictions on Metamagic that state that they can only be used on Sorcerer spells.

If it were restricted to only Sorcerer spells, it would say so.


At 3rd level, you gain the ability to twist your spells to suit your needs. [...] You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when you cast it, unless otherwise noted.

Careful Spell

When you cast a spell...

Distant Spell

When you cast a spell...

Empowered Spell

When you roll damage for a spell...

etc, etc.

Note that none of them state "When you cast a sorcerer spell".

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