Was wondering if it is possible to use metamagic to transmute the damage type of chaos bolt.
Sorcerer Metamagic gives a number of options for modifying spells, Transmuted Spell reads:
When you cast a spell that deals a type of damage from the following list, you can spend 1 sorcery point to change that damage type to one of the other listed types: acid, cold, fire, lightning, poison, thunder.
Technically speaking chaos bolt "deals a type of damage" listed. However, chaos bolt can also deal other damages and may at the time of casting (as it is randomly determined).
You hurl an undulating, warbling mass of chaotic energy at one creature in range. Make a ranged spell attack against the target. On a hit, the target takes 2d8 + 1d6 damage. Choose one of the d8s. The number rolled on that die determines the attack’s damage type, as shown below.
So my question:
Does chaos bolt qualify for transmutation?
Does chaos bolt always qualify for transmutation even if you roll something not listed? (Its a bit unclear if the spell has to 'be able to deal' the damage or has to actually deal damage in order to be transmuted).