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How can a player effectively use Booming Blade in combat?

Booming Blade is a fascinating cantrip. Between somewhat murky language and unclear use-cases, there's a lot of confusion among the 5e community about how exactly you're supposed to use the Asmodeus-...
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What is the difference between a spell with a range of "Self" and a spell with a range of "Self (XYZ)"?

There are a number of spells with a range of "Self", and a number of spells with a range of "Self (XYZ)" where XYZ is some modifier. Is the range of Self consistent between these ...
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Does the Distant Spell Metamagic double the range of area of effect spells that have a range of self?

The Distant Spell Metamagic option gives you the ability to double the Range of a spell, or give a spell with range of Touch a range of 30ft. If I would apply this to, let's say, burning hands, which ...
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What are the repercussions of the Sword Coast Adventurers Guide errata to the cantrips Green-Flame Blade and Booming Blade?

In the most recent errata update to the Sword Coast Adventurers guide, Green-Flame Blade and Booming Blade have received errata to their range and spell text, being altered from Range: 5 feet to ...
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Can you effectively apply the Distant Spell metamagic option to a Counterspell?

The Distant Spell metamagic option's first effect enables a sorcerer to double the range of a spell (that has a normal range of 5 feet or greater). The counterspell spell has a listed range of 60 feet,...
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Is Booming Blade's range relevant without a reach weapon?

When looking at When does a readied action trigger on "when the enemy moves"? it occurred to me that I may not understand Booming Blade as well as I thought I did. Here is my point of ...
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Does the Spell Sniper feat double the range of booming blade when you are not wielding a reach weapon?

When using a weapon without reach, does the range of booming blade still double if you have spell sniper?
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Does this specific build to use Booming Blade at a range of 20 feet work?

It has already been shown here that the booming blade cantrip and the Spell Sniper feat do work together, and here that the Sorcerer's Distant Spell Metamagic option and Spell Sniper also stack. I am ...
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Spell Sniper and Melee Spell Attacks With Range

The first benefit of the Spell Sniper feat says (PHB, p. 170; emphasis mine): When you cast a spell that requires you to make an attack roll, the spell’s range is doubled. Spells: ...
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Does this Eldritch Knight using Polearm (Glaive) build work? [duplicate]

EDIT: Thank you for all the links you provided answering the first part of the post, regarding the stacking of Polearm Master (PAM), War Caster (WC) work and Spell Sniper (SS) feats. [if someone didn'...
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