If a sorcerer targets magic missile on one creature, can they use the Twinned Spell metamagic ability to also hit another creature with the same damage?


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The errata for the PHB states that:

To be eligible for Twinned Spell, a spell must be incapable of targeting more than one creature at the spell’s current level.

Since magic missile is capable of hitting multiple creatures, it cannot be twinned.

  • \$\begingroup\$ So no double-fireballs? Awww. \$\endgroup\$
    – Zibbobz
    Jun 2, 2015 at 18:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Zibbobz Fireballs don't target anyone, rather they do damage in an area of effect. AoE is balanced by the fact that you can't normally choose targets, so you hit EVERYONE in an area. \$\endgroup\$ Jun 11, 2015 at 0:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Wait hang on. Are you saying you can twin fireball? I'm not sure if that's correct. \$\endgroup\$
    – Rob Rose
    Apr 22, 2017 at 22:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ @RobRose No, we're saying that you can't twin fireball. \$\endgroup\$
    – Miniman
    Apr 23, 2017 at 0:12

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