Can you cast one cantrip, modifying it with "Twinned Spell" (Fire Bolt) to target 2 creatures, and then cast another cantrip as a Bonus Action (Fire Bolt), using "Quickened Spell" to target one of the previous creatures or another creature?


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By the Rules as Written: Yes, you can.

First: You can cast two spells, one being a cantrip (PHB, p. 202). Since both are cantrips, your example works.

You can't cast another spell during the same turn, except for a cantrip with a casting time of 1 action.

Secondly: You can only add one Metamagic option to a spell (PHB, p. 102). Since the wording indicates it's only limited to one per spell and not per turn, you can add as many Metamagic options as you wish on different spells, as long as you follow the previous rule.

You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when you cast it, unless otherwise noted.

Therefore, you can cast two fire bolts, each one with a different Metamagic option.


Yes, you can.

There is simply nothing preventing from you to do so, besides how many sorcery points you have remaining.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Rather that just stating the answer, you would be better off quoting the rule section (or at least giving their reference) to support your claim. I agree with your statement, but without any reasoning or support, it's not really a complete answer. \$\endgroup\$
    – Shem
    Jan 14, 2017 at 18:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Shem Thanks for the heads up. It is hard to quote the absence of rules though. \$\endgroup\$
    – Szega
    Jan 14, 2017 at 20:36
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    \$\begingroup\$ np, You can do what chepelink did and quote the rules that say what you can do, like only use one metamagic per casting, or can only cast a cantrip with your action if your bonus action is a spell. Since firebolt is a cantrip, you can twin it for your action, and quicken it for your bonus action. \$\endgroup\$
    – Shem
    Jan 15, 2017 at 4:27

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