Since Heighten Spell actually increases the level of the spell, can it's metamagic level adjustment be reduced by traits like Magical Lineage or feats like Spell Perfection?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Because you can reduce the cost of metamagic level adjustment? If it's just a 2nd level spell you can't reduce the spell slot required to cast it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mr Tumnus
    Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 5:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ The description of Heighten Spell is very vague, as it is worded you can cast a Quickened Heightened Fireball with a lvl7 slot with an effective spell level of 7. Am I the only one not to play like that ? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 12:55

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From the text that you linked to,

A heightened spell has a higher spell level than normal (up to a maximum of 9th level). Unlike other metamagic feats, Heighten Spell actually increases the effective level of the spell that it modifies... The heightened spell is as difficult to prepare and cast as a spell of its effective level.

They are simply higher level spells in every respect - they do not take up a spell slot that is even higher than their effective level.

  • \$\begingroup\$ The question has been edited, so this answer no longer applies. \$\endgroup\$
    – Topquark
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 5:51

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