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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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Can subtle spell be used through a warlock's familiar, and does it stop the stealth from being broken if it is currently sneaking [duplicate]

With the new Tasha's Cauldron of Everything feat Metamagic Adept, warlocks get access to Subtle Spell. Can Subtle Spell be used in conjunction with a chain warlock's familiar to cast, say, death ward ...
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If a spell is twinned, does the caster need to provide costly material components for each target?

The Divine Soul Sorcerer can gain access to the revivify spell pretty easily (along with other costly resurrection spells), which has a costly material component that the spell consumes (300 gp worth ...
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How can I identify which spells are incompatible with Merciful Spell?

The answers to this question indicate that the Merciful Spell feat can't be used on Summon Monster spells, since they don't deal damage directly. This raises the question of which other spells are ...
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Can metamagic feats be applied to Apocalypse from the Sky?

Apocalypse from the Sky is a 9th level spell from the Book of Vile Darkness. Epic level rules allow for spell slots higher than 9th level, so assuming one had access to those, could such feats be ...
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How can a 14th level Artificer with the Metamagic Adept feat restore their sorcery points?

Considering a 14th level artificer with the Metamagic Adept feat in D&D 5e: I'm assuming that the feat does not grant the ability to restore sorcery points by expending spell slots (since it ...
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What is the cast time of a metamagic'd swift action spell for a spontaneous caster? [duplicate]

I have a sorcerer that wishes to Cold Ice Strike in a game. I don't mind this, but the issue is they want to apply Empower spell via a metamagic rod to it. Normally with a standard action spell this ...
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Does the Seeking Spell Metamagic work on a weapon attack caused by a spell?

The Seeking Spell Metamagic from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything reads: Seeking Spell If you make an attack roll for a spell and miss, you can spend 2 sorcery points to reroll the d20, and you must ...
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How does Warlock Spell slot level interact with the feat Metamagic Adept from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything?

I have a warlock tiefling for which I am considering to choose the feat Metamagic Adept from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything. This will get me 2 sorcery points to spend. Looking at the sorcery point ...
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Can a Sorcerer multiclass use Metamagic on a Ritual Casting?

I have a character who multiclassed from a Sorcerer into a Druid. She has the Subtle Spell metamagic, and has prepared the Purify Food and Drink spell via her druid spellcasting feature - this spell ...
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If the Feywild Shard magic item's Wild Magic Surge results in a spell, does that replace the initial triggering spell, or occur in addition to it?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 127) includes a magic item called the Feywild shard. The relevant part of its description states: When you use a Metamagic option on a spell while you are holding ...
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How does the Transmuted Spell metamagic work with Flames of Phlegethos?

In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything there's a new meta magic option that reads Transmuted Spell When you cast a spell that deals a type of damage from the following list, you can spend 1 sorcery point ...
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Where does it say that a warlock can stack empower and maximize spell like abilities in single round without effecting caster level?

I know that Warlock can maximize and empower spell like abilities but I am having trouble finding in which book/page this is mentioned.
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How does metamagic adept interact with flexible casting and the sorcery points cap?

You gain 2 sorcery points to spend on Metamagic (these points are added to any sorcery points you have from another source but can be used only on Metamagic). You regain all spent sorcery points when ...
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lesser metamagic rods on metamagiced spells

There was information somewhere that a lesser metamagic rod could be used on up to 3rd level spells that are under regular metamagic effects from the caster. Can anyone show me where this information ...
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Can the spell Booming Blade be affected by the Twinned Spell metamagic?

Booming blade is a Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide cantrip that allows the spellcaster to make a melee weapon attack with their weapon and add additional power to the attack: You brandish the weapon ...
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How does the Distant Spell Metamagic interact with the Thunderclap spell?

The Thunderclap spell has a range of 5 feet and states (emphasis mine): You create a burst of thunderous sound that can be heard up to 100 feet away. Each creature within range, other than you, must ...
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Would Extend metamagic feat increase the duration of Warlock's eldritch essences? [closed]

Extend spell like ability mentions: The creature can use that ability as an extended spell-like ability three times per day (or less, if the ability normally usable only once or twice per day). When ...
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Calculating caster level when stacking metamagic feats for spell like abilities

Level 6 warlock is able to maximize as well as empower their eldritch blast in separate rounds. If a warlock wanted to stack empower and maximize in single round, how would you calculate required ...
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How does Maximize Spell Like ability feat affect items that boost your damage?

Assume a level 9 warlock has following damage dice: -5d6 from base EB -2d6 from Mortalbane (Feat, does not require CL) -2d6 from Greater Chasuble of Fell Power (Item - Caster level 9th) -2d6 from ...
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Does the disadvantage on saves from Shadow Sorcerer's Hound of Ill Omen feature persist beyond the first turn?

Shadow Sorcerer's Hound of Ill Omen feature's text reads: ...Additionally, while the hound is within 5 feet of the target, the target has disadvantage on saving throws against any spell you cast. The ...
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Does Ocular spell make every eligible damage spells have a critical chance since it becomes a ranged touch attack (ray)?

So for some spells that do indeed have targets other than self (and also have a target entry) would Ocular spell make it now possible to score a critical? Ocular spell states: (...)When you release ...
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How does the Flames of Phlegethos racial feat interact with the sorcerer's Metamagic option Empowered Spell?

If I have both the Flames of Phlegethos feat and the sorcerer's Metamagic option Empowered Spell, can I re-roll the same die twice? The description of the second benefit of the Flames of Phlegethos ...
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Can I twin cast a cantrip used with reaper from the death domain? [duplicate]

Assuming I multiclass as a death domain cleric and a sorcerer. Can I use my Twinned Spell metamagic to cast a necromantic cantrip, in conjunction with the Death Domains Reaper ability? Reaper: At ...
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Does Empowered Spell metamagic work over multiple turns?

The Sorcerer's Empowered Spell metamagic option reads 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 ...
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Are dice re-rolled together or sequentially for Chaos Bolt with the Metamagic option Empowered Spell?

The Sorcerer's Empowered Spell metamagic option reads 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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Can a Shadow Magic sorcerer cast the Darkness spell using sorcery points, and still apply a Metamagic option to it?

Let's say that I want to use the Shadow Magic sorcerer feature Eyes of the Dark (XGtE, p. 51) to cast the darkness spell by spending 2 sorcery points. More, I would like to cast it as a bonus action, ...
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How does the Heightened Spell metamagic work on the Immolation spell?

I've been looking for an answer on how the sorcerer's Heightened Spell Metamagic option would affect the immolation spell. Would it apply to all the Dex saves of the spell? Or would it only apply to ...
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Does a Compelled Duel cast with the Sorcerer's Twinned Spell metamagic end for both targets when it ends for one?

Compelled duel only has 1 target so it is suitable to be twinned. But some events such as if I attack either creature under the spell reads as if the spell ends on both targets. This seems true for ...
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Is Greater Link Spell as limitless as it appears?

I recently found this link, allegedly giving the text for two metamagic feats from Magic and Mayhem. The following, with typos corrected, got my attention: Greater Link Spell [Metamagic] You can cast ...
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Can Magical Lineage reduce a spell's level multiple times?

Oh wise brains of the internet, I implore thee Magical Lineage states "Pick one spell when you choose this trait. When you apply metamagic feats to this spell that add at least 1 level to the ...
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Can I use the Illusionist's Bracers and the Twinned Spell metamagic to cast a twinned Booming Blade as both an action and a bonus action?

The description of the illusionist's bracers (GGR, page 178) says: While wearing the bracers, whenever you cast a cantrip, you can use a bonus action on the same turn to cast that cantrip a second ...
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How do spell components work in regards to the UA Psionic Soul Sorcerer's Psychic Sorcery ability?

The UA Psionic Soul Sorcerer has the following Psionic Talent option: Psychic Sorcery. When you cast a spell, you can use your mind to form it, rather than relying on words, gestures, and materials. ...
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Can I use Empowered Spell on spells cast with a Wand of Magic Missile? [duplicate]

The Sorcerer's metamagic features has the following general rules: At 3rd level, you gain the ability to twist your spells to suit your needs...You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when ...
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Can the sorcerer's Twinned Spell metamagic and the Enchantment wizard's Split Enchantment feature be used at the same time?

The Twinned Spell option for the sorcerer's Metamagic feature says (PHB, p. 102): When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn’t have a range of self, you can spend a number of ...
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Interaction between Subtle Spell, Initiative and Alert Feat

I'm running a game and I'm trying to gank a few of my players with an NPC Sorcerer with Subtle Metamagic. However, one of the players has the Alert feat which states he cannot be surprised. Can I cast ...
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Is this strategy for extending Time Stop via the Extended Spell metamagic valid?

My party is level 17 and one of my PCs is a sorcerer. He discovered a combo using the extended spell with time stop to just freeze time. Time stop lasts a minimum of 2 rounds or 12 seconds so by using ...
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Is it possible to cast a quickened Fireball as a bonus action, and also use a bonus action to make an attack with Spiritual Weapon on the same turn?

I started playing like a month ago, and the DM was nice enough to create a character for me and write me into the story. I've never played D&D before, but I told him I wanted to be a glass cannon ...
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Can I Quicken a cantrip to cast it twice in a turn and also use Twinned Spell on both castings?

I'm currently building a monk sorcerer who uses melee spell attacks, notably the cantrip Shocking Grasp. Can I use the Quickened Spell Metamagic option to cast the spell as a bonus action and then use ...
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How does readying a spell interact with the Sorcerer's Metamagic feature?

The Ready action states (emphasis mine): [...] When you ready a spell, you cast it as normal but hold its energy, which you release with your reaction when the trigger occurs. [...] Thus, when you ...
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Can a spellthief use a metamagic rod when casting a stolen spell?

A spellthief (Complete Adventurer 13) cannot apply metamagic feats to stolen spells. The ability steal spells reads, in part: A spellthief can't apply metamagic feats or other effects to the stolen ...
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Can a sorcerer use the Quickened Spell metamagic option on a spell cast from a magic wand?

The sorcerer in my group has a wand of lightning bolts: While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 or more of its charges to cast the lightning bolt spell (save DC 15) from it. For 1 ...
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Can you cast Eldritch Blast twice in the same turn using the sorcerer's Quickened Spell Metamagic option?

Someone has been telling me that I cannot cast eldritch blast twice a turn, because by some rule you are only able to cast one spell and one cantrip a turn, regardless of casting time. I trust his ...
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Would any issues arise from letting Sorcerers select different Metamagic options after a long rest?

I am running a Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition campaign for my family, and they will shortly be reaching 3rd level. My (8-year-old) son is playing a Sorcerer, and so will gain access to Metamagic ...
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Does the sorcerer's Extended Spell metamagic option extend the duration of a spell exponentially or linearly? [duplicate]

When it mentions that you can spend 1 sorcery point to double its duration, up to a maximum of 24 hours, does it mean that every time you spend a sorcery point you add the original duration again? Or ...
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Does this homebrew Metamagic Spell feat risk breaking the game?

As an ex-player and GM of 3.5e, I loved the metamagic feats, and I feel bad for the fact that it isn't available in 5e. I want to make a homebrewed version of them, but before allowing my players to ...
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How can we confidently say that stacking Reach Spell, Persistent Spell, and Ocular Spell lets you persist almost any spell?

I've recently been reading up on the finer details of The Twice-Betrayer of Shar and found that there exists an objection to whether or not it can Persist the spells that it claims to be able to. This ...
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Magic weapons and Rods of Metamagic

If a magic weapon (+1 or more) leaves the hand free, it's still possible for an enchanter to use in that hand a rod of metamagic? The case is this one: the character it's equipped with a Claw bracer ...

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