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Does Scintillating Spell metamagic apply to cantrips (e.g., Electric Arc)?

I'm still learning the rules for PF2 but it seems that Electric Arc meets all the criteria for Scintillating Spell metamagic (in bold): Your spells become a radiant display of light and color. If ...
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Can someone using a Detect Magic spell see a Subtle Spell being cast?

Can someone who has a detect magic spell up see someone (for example, a Sorcerer) casting a spell that has the Subtle Spell metamagic applied to it? Specifically, would the detector see the school of ...
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Spellcasting Magic Items & Quickened Spell [duplicate]

If you have a character with a magic item that allows you to cast spells (the hand of Vecna, Staff of the Magi etcetera) can your character use quickened spell (aquired via the metamagic adept feat) ...
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Is it possible to use the Transmuted Spell Metamagic on Absorb Elements?

So this hasn't come up before, but it has brought an interesting question to mind. Would it be possible to combine the Absorb Elements spell and Transmuted Spell metamagic. Absorb Elements reads as ...
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Why is metamagic considered unbalanced?

Metamagic is widely considered to be one of the most tried and tested methods of breaking the game. Certainly, I have little doubt that the "something for nothing" deals that approaches that ...
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How does the sorcerer's Distant Spell Metamagic option interact with an upcast Hold Person spell?

Hold Person is a spell that upcasts as follows: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, you can target one additional humanoid for each slot level above 2nd. The humanoids ...
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Can I cast a levelled spell (Cure Wounds) as an action, then use Quickened Spell to cast a cantrip (Eldritch Blast) as a bonus action?

Is it legal to cast a non-cantrip 1st-level spell like Cure Wounds with an action, and then use the sorcerer's Quickened Spell Metamagic option to cast a cantrip like Eldritch Blast as a bonus action? ...
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Combine Dazing Spell with Create Pit

The Metamagic Feat Dazing Spell says: When a creature takes damage from this spell, they become dazed... If I create a pit and the enemy falls into it will it be dazed if I have casted it 3 levels ...
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How do Naenhoon and Heighten spell interact?

If an Illumian DN1,Wiz1(NaenHoon sigil) with 5 rebuking attempts casts secret weapon using heighten spell, is it a 6th level or a 1st level spell? (assuming he uses all 5 attempts) I honestly can't ...
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D&D 3.5 equivalent of PF 1.0 Persistent Spell Metamagic

Does Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 have any equivalent (or at least alternative way to get the same feature) of Metamagic Feat "Persistent Spell" from Pathfinder 1.0? DISCLAIMER: Contrary to ...
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What conditions are necessary to combine Vicious Mockery with Message to create an "Insult Sniper"?

Vicious mockery requires you to "see the target" within range (60 feet) and the target must "hear you". Message has a range of 120 feet, does not require line of sight, and the ...
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Twinned counterspell against multiple reactions [duplicate]

Wizard uses Magic Missiles on two opponents. Both opponents are using the Shield. The sorcerer uses Twinned spell on counterspell to counter the Shield. Can a sorcerer do that? I'm not sure if ...
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Is Empowered Spell compatible with Divine Smite? (using Booming Blade)

Okay this is a complicated one, so I am unsure whether it works and might need some deep diving into text, but I'm curious what people think. If your sorcerer-paladin has Booming Blade (or Green-Flame ...
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Can I use Metamagic transmutation on Chaos Bolt?

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 ...
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Statistically, how high a roll should I use Empowered Spell to reroll for damage?

Here's the language for the Metamagic Empowered Spell: When you roll damage for a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to reroll a number of the damage dice up to your Charisma modifier (minimum of ...
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Where does the language in the Twinned Spell Metamagic about targeting more than one creature come from?

I regularly see the text of Twinned Spell cited as: When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn’t have a range of self, you can spend a number of sorcery points equal to the spell’...
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How often does a Dazing spike growth daze?

Spike growth deals damage "for each 5 feet of movement through the spiked area". Dazing Spell inflicts daze "when a creature takes damage" from the base spell. Does spike growth ...
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If a target affected by the Slow spell uses the Metamagic option Quickened Spell when casting a spell, does that spell take effect on the same turn?

The Slow spell affects spellcasting: If the creature attempts to cast a spell with a casting time of 1 action, roll a d20. On an 11 or higher, the spell doesn’t take effect until the creature’s next ...
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Are these 5e homebrew Metamagics balanced? [closed]

This is a follow-up to How do I determine appropriate Sorcery Point costs for homebrew Metamagics?, which I asked in preparation for this question. I'm working on a homebrew version of the Sorcerer ...
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How do I determine appropriate Sorcery Point costs for homebrew Metamagics?

I'm working on some homebrew Metamagics for the Sorcerer class in D&D 5e and I want to make sure to give them appropriate Sorcery Point costs. I'm having trouble, though, figuring out the logic ...
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Are there any effects that specifically prevent one tradition's spellcasting?

I'm designing an upcoming encounter. The villain of the adventure knows the party well, and intends to create countermeasures against them. They believe the party will consist of two Arcane ...
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Metamagic Twinned Spell vs. Seeking Spell

Just throwing up a Wild Magic Sorcerer build in DnD 5e and was debating the metamagic options Twinned Spell and Seeking Spell. For a low level character is there any advantage to Seeking Spell? (...
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Can you apply the Seeking Spell and Empowered Spell Metamagics to the same spell?

The general rule on Metamagic states (emphasis mine): You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when you cast it, unless otherwise noted. Meanwhile, the Seeking Spell and Empowered Spell ...
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Can you use the Seeking Spell Metamagic on each roll of Scorching Ray?

The Scorching Ray spell reads (PHB, p. 273; emphasis mine): You create three rays of fire and hurl them at targets within range. You can hurl them at one target or several. Make a ranged spell attack ...
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Can Energy Fusion be used to enhance a cantrip?

Energy Fusion states: You fuse two spells together, combining their energy types. If the next action you use is to Cast a Spell that deals acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic damage, select a non-...
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Does a spell that deals persistent damage allow you to use the Energy Fusion metamagic feat?

Blistering Invective deals persistent damage: Your words deal 2d6 persistent fire damage, and the target must attempt a Will save. Energy Fusion adds a different damage type to a spell that deals ...
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At what point in the casting of a spell would twinning the spell still be possible? [duplicate]

This came up when a sorcerer cast chromatic orb in my campaign. It was only after hitting and rolling damage that the sorcerer decided he wanted to twin the chromatic orb, and I ruled that he should ...
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What classes or archetypes grant metamagic feats with a dip?

Inspired by this comment, I want to know what other classes/archetypes a player can dip in order to get a metamagic feat as a bonus feat (and if I missed any). To set the bounds of the list, the list ...
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Do these metamagic options function by RAW?

Yeah I need a list to help me unravel this abomination, found in the spoiler dropdown. Uber Damage Spell fusion: Lesser Orb of Acid (1d6/level-> 9d6) Metamagic applied: Energy Substitution-> ...
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Can you use Metamagic options when making a magic item or w/ Artificer's Emulate Magic Item Infusion by Multicalssing or by Metamagic Adept feat? [closed]

Can you use Metamagic options when making a magic item (via Xanthar's Guide) or w/ Artificer's Emulate Magic Item Infusion by Multicalssing or by Metamagic Adept feat? Ex: with the Metamagic options .....
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Does using Transmuted Spell metamagic change Wall of Fire's line of sight mechanics

How does this affect Wall of Fire mechanically in terms of line of sight if it took on an element other than fire. And how is this supposed to make sense thematically.
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Can extended spell be used on the druid's wild shape to make it last longer? [duplicate]

A player has a druid with the metamagic adept feat and wondered if he could use the extended spell on his "wild shape" class feature.
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Do I need to convert spell points into sorcery points to use them for Metamagic options? If so, how does it work exactly?

I need help understanding how the Spell Points variant rule (DMG, p. 288-289) works with a sorcerer using Metamagic. I had all my sorcery points and spell slots in spell points, but I just turned ...
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How does the Sorcerer's Careful Spell Metamagic interact with the Earthquake spell?

The earthquake spell is a bit unusual in that it calls for two saving throws: [...] Each creature on the ground that is concentrating must make a Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, the ...
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Can the Death Domain Cleric’s Reaper feature make an otherwise eligible cantrip ineligible for Twinned Spell Metamagic?

If a character had levels in both Sorcerer and Cleric, and had the Twinned Spell Metamagic ability and the Death domain Reaper ability, would they be able to use twinned spell if one of their intended ...
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Are the targeting-based restrictions for Twinned Spell metamagic and the Shield Master feat treated differently?

After an erratum, Twinned Spell metamagic says: To be eligible, a spell must be incapable of targeting more than one creature at the spell’s current level. For example, magic missile and scorching ...
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Can a Helm of Teleportation or Teleport Scroll be Counterspelled if cast with Subtle Metamagic?

From the description of the Helm of Teleportation: "you can use an action and expend 1 charge to cast the teleport spell from it" So, that establishes we are in fact casting a spell. It is ...
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If a sorcerer knows the Mage Hand cantrip and then takes the Telekinetic feat, how does that interact with the Metamagic option Distant Spell?

Say a sorcerer already knows the mage hand cantrip, and then takes the Telekinetic feat. If they cast mage hand and apply the Metamagic option Distant Spell to it, what would its range be? (Ignore the ...
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What is the best spell to use with Dazing Spell feat?

Basically, what title says. To be specific, there are some points to define what is considered "best" here: 2-3 spell level becomes available more or less early; daze effect still lasts ...
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Does the Metamagic Adept feat gives access to Flexible Casting as well or just sorcery points when taken at 1st level as a Variant Human Sorcerer? [duplicate]

Build Race: Variant Human (feat: Metamagic Adept) Class: Sorcerer (Shadow) Metamagic adept feat: (...)You gain 2 sorcery points to spend on Metamagic (these points are added to any sorcery points you ...
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Would a Tempest Cleric's Booming Blade, transmuted to lightning damage, knock a target away twice?

Let's assume a chain of events. We have a level six Tempest Cleric, who has access to Booming Blade through some combination of racial spell, feat, or multi-classing. Further, also through feat or ...
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Can you store a Twinned (metamagic) Spell into a ring of spell storing? [duplicate]

Ring of spell storing says: Any creature can cast a spell of 1st through 5th level into the ring by touching the ring as the spell is cast. The spell has no effect, other than to be stored in the ...
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Can you use twinned spell metamagic on a spell cast from a ring of spell storing? [duplicate]

Twinned spell says: When you cast a spell.... Ring of spell storing says: This ring stores spells cast into it, holding them until the attuned wearer uses them. The ring can store up to 5 levels ...
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Does Empower spell increase the damage dealt by a Mage's Sword?

A mage's sword brings into being a sword that deals 4d6+3 force damage per round to a target. Can I use the metamagic Empower Spell on this spell to make the sword deal 50% extra damage on each hit? I ...
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Shadowfell Shard Order of Operations

Shadowfell Shard: When you use a Metamagic option on a spell while you are holding or wearing the shard, you can momentarily curse one creature targeted by the spell; choose one ability score, and ...
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Empower maximized intensified spell. How do they all stack

If I have a spell that has all 3 of these metamagics applied, how do they stack? Shocking grasp for example. 5d6, does it turn into 10d6 from intense, then is maximized for 60+5d6 (empowered) Or are ...
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Can you use a quickened metamagic rod to counterspell?

A few assumptions: A character can counterspell most spells with Dispel Magic unless otherwise stated Counterspell: When dispel magic is used in this way, the spell targets a spellcaster and is cast ...
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Can you use meta-magic/sorcery points twice in a turn? [duplicate]

Example: You use Quicken Spell to cast a leveled spell or cantrip as a Bonus Action, you then use your Action to cast a cantrip along with using Transmute Spell to change the cantrip's damage type. Is ...
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If you transmute Ennervation to another element, do you still benefit from the healing?

If you transmute Ennervation to another element, do you still benefit from the healing? The spell reads as follows: Whenever the spell deals damage to a target, you regain hit points equal to half ...
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how to present and use the metamagic spell component 'trapped voidstone'?

for a special occasion I am planning to donate the players some spells with metamagic spell components as described here. one of the spells concerned will be the Disintegrate spell empowered with the ...
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