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Artificers and Wand DC Calculation

I'm exploring the capabilities granted by the Metamagic Spell Trigger feature at 7th level and the Metamagic Item Infusion (3rd Level). I'm seeking clarification regarding its interaction with the ...
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Twin the Divination Spell

Are you as a divine soul sorcerer able to Twinned Spell Divination, and get into contact with multiple gods, and ask twice the amount of questions?
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Can you use the Transmuted Spell option from the Metamagic Adept feat on spells with a duration?

For example: let's say that at 3rd level a Druid grabbed the Flame Blade spell and at 4th took the Metamagic Adept feat, choosing Transmuted Spell as one of their options. The description of Flame ...
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When stacking Energy Substitution and Energy Admixture of the same energy type, can Mastery of Elements be used to maintain different energy types?

In Dungeons & Dragons 3.5e, using the Archmage prestige class from the Dungeon Master's Guide (DMG), I've chosen the Arcane Thesis feat to allow the use of metamagic feats with a +0 level ...
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Enlightened fist and split ray

In one of my recent games a friend brought an enlightened fist (Complete Arcane) to the table: while I'm glad he is showing to like it, I also think to understand where the build is pointing, and ...
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Spell Perfection and Magical Lineage

Spell Perfection - Pick one spell which you have the ability to cast. Whenever you cast that spell you may apply any one metamagic feat you have to that spell without affecting its level or casting ...
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If you cast a spell with Still and Silent metamagic, can you do so while wildshaped without natural spell?

Reading through natural spell it says "You can complete the verbal and somatic components of spells while in a wild shape." which seems to imply that the only reason you can't cast spells ...
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Is there a limit to how many metamagic feats can be put on a spell if you are using the spell point system?

In my current campaign I'm playing a Kobold sorcerer using the spell point system and I have recently gained a few metamagic feats and this question popped into my head. When using spell points is ...
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What does Twinned Phantasmal Force actually do? [duplicate]

So what happens here? Clearly Twinned Phantasmal Force can be cast, but what does it do? Does it create one phantasm that both of them can see, or does it create two phantasms, one for each target? I ...
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Metamagic: Twinned spell aoe with one primary target? [duplicate]

Twinned spell states "When you cast a spell that targets only one creature." Since some spells, such as ice shard, target one creature, but afterwards do damage to nearby creatures, can you ...
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Is there a modular magic system which allows players to compose their own spells [closed]

I would like some more player creativity in my magic, where the players can design their own spells. I was about to write my own system, but was wondering if there is anything out there. We are ...
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Can metamagic be written into a scroll? [closed]

I know that if a Sorcerer casts a spell from a scroll, they can use metamagic on that spell. But, can a Sorcerer who creates a spell scroll put magic into the scroll itself so that anyone who uses the ...
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dnd-3.5e Warmage Edge damage to Wounding Spell damage per turn

Does Warmage Edge's additional damage apply to the damage per round caused by the Wounding Spell metamagic when applied to an instantaneous duration damaging spell? "If a spell deals damage for ...
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Does distant metamagic feat when applied to storm sphere apply to the 60' range of the bonus action lightning bolt?

If I use distant metamagic when casting storm sphere would this only double the range I can drop the sphere from 150' to 300'? Or would this also apply to the bonus action lightning bolt from the ...
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Metamagic spell like abilities

I'm playing 3.5 as a warlock, he has 3 metamagic spell like abilities, eldritch blast is a spell like ability, looming at rules as written i dont see anything that should stop me from making each ...
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"Free" Metamagic for necromantic incantatrixes?

Weird, weird combination with many splat-books and Dragon magazine, with a heavy focus on Libris Mortis. Preface Fell Frighten (Libris Mortis, p27) feat: You can alter a spell that deals damage to ...
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Can I use Metamagic on a Scroll?

If I have a scroll in my hand, can I use metamagic on it? Metamagic says I cannot use other actions: You must use a metamagic action directly before Casting the Spell you want to alter. If you use ...
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What can be applied to the spell transfered with "Imbue Familiar With Spell Ability"?

Regarding the "The transferred spell's variable characteristics (range, duration, area, and so on) function according to your level." clause, how does the spell the familiar is casting ...
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Grave Cleric With Metamagic Adept - Twinned Spell + Circle of Mortality on a single target

I'm playing a Grave domain cleric with the Metamagic Adept feat and Twinned Spell as an option. My question is if I cast a healing spell like cure wounds on a single target at 0 hit points and use my ...
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How do the meta magic feats Heighten Spell, Sanctum Spell, Earth Spell, and Practical Meta Magic Interact?

Context: This is general theory crafting surrounding the Shadow Illusion (Su) feature of the Shadow Craft Mage in the hopes of maximizing every potential spellcasting slot a character has. Earth Spell ...
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Improved Metamagic feat (epic) clarification

I wonder if I am interpreting this feat wrongly or not. Reading the epic feat "Improved Metamagic" it seems to me that, if taken multiple times it considerably outshines the other epic feats ...
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Can I use Shadow Evocation to Cast a Meta Magicked Evocation Spell?

Context I'm doing some theory crafting involving a Shadow Craft Mage - and I'm struggling to wrap my head around just how far I can push the shadow evocation / shadow conjuration spells to maximum ...
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Can twinned Vortex Warp proc Spirit Guardians damage if teleporting the Spirit Guardians carrier?

So I've got Twinned Spell and Vortex Warp. I'm looking to abuse this in conjunction with hazard zone spells; one of particular interest is Spirit Guardians. What I want to do is take my ally from ...
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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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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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