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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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Do spells learned from Magic Initiate work with Metamagic? [duplicate]

I have been searching on here and other sites and I can't find the answer. If i were to take Magic Initiate on my sorcerer would I be able to use metamagic on the spells?
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How does the Brewkeeper prestige class's Helpful Homebrew metamagic effect interact with the cleric's prepared spells?

I have recently came across the Brewkeeper prestige class and I fell in love with it. The interactions it has with spells and potions is amazing for late game, especially when you have potions left ...
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Is this combination of a pre-cast Shadow Blade with a Quickened Green-Flame Blade and then a Twinned (action) Green-Flame Blade legal?

Let's say I am a level 5 sorcerer and I have already cast shadow blade. And I want to do the following on my next turn: Quicken green-flame blade for 2d8 (from shadow blade) + 1d8 (GFB dmg) on the ...
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Can the Crown of Madness spell be twinned?

I'm looking to build a sorcerer focused on the Twinned Spell metamagic and which spells I can use with it (e.g. Haste!). Looking around, I came across these tweets from Jeremy Crawford stating that ...
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Dispel Magic VS a spell which has been Twinned Spell

I'm curious about what would happen, in combat, if a sorcerer twin spells a haste on the fighters of the party and an enemy then casts a 4th level dispel magic. Would dispelling the Magical Effect of ...
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Question about Control Water And Sculpt Spell interaction

I tried to Answer this question: Can “x'/level” area effects be set at smaller sizes? I was trying to find a spell with an area that can become bigger if your caster level is bigger: Control Water ...
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Can you Repeat, Empower, and Maximize Time Stop?

I'm aware of an FAQ-based argument against Persistent Time Stop that also rules out Extended Time Stop. However, is there any RAW argument against Repeated Empowered Maximized Time Stop? By my (...
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What happens if I use the Twinned Spell metamagic on Simulacrum?

If I cast the Simulacrum spell, and then use the Twinned Spell metamagic to cast it again, targeting myself and the first simulacrum, is the first simulacrum destroyed? What happens?
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Can you use the Sorcerer's Extended Spell Metamagic option with the Delayed Blast Fireball spell to get an extra 10d6 damage?

The Sorcerer can get the Metamagic, Extended Spell. Extended Spell (PHB p. 102) When you Cast a Spell that has a Duration of 1 minute or longer, you can spend 1 sorcery point to double its ...
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How does the Quickened Spell metamagic interact with the Haste Spell?

Action + Bonus Action + Special Haste Action? If an action + movement is taken, and a quickened spell is taken as a bonus action, and the quicken spell is Haste. This grants an action under these ...
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At what point is Empower Spell better than Maximize Spell?

When I'm trying to increase the output of my spells such as Fireball, Cure Critical Wounds or Magic Missile, I can't decide whether Empower Spell or Maximize Spell is better. I'd like to compare only ...
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Can you apply metamagic on a Mythic spell?

As per Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Mythic Adventures, a level 19 bard has 2 tiers in his Mythic path. This bard took the Mythic feat Mythic Spell Lore Benefit: You can learn a number of mythic ...
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Does each metamagic effect on a spell add a full round to the casting time?

The PHB, page 88 states about metamagic feats that spontaneous usage of one metamagic feat increases the casting time to a full round action, or an additional full-round action if the original effect ...
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What's the least resource-intensive way for a wizard/sorcerer to cast a Persistent Time Stop spell?

This question made me curious: How does a wizard/sorcerer (with or without prestige class (related to Wizard/sorcerer)) can cast Persistent Time Stop? To my knowledge (assuming non-epic and no ...
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Can a Rod of Absorption Absorb a spell that was Twinned?

Scenario A party that has a Rod of Absorption is facing an evil Sorcerer. The Sorcerer casts a twinned Ray of Sickness at the Fighter and the Wizard. The Wizard is holding the rod. Would the Ray ...
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Using Twinned Spell and Quickened Spell [duplicate]

I am certain this must have been asked at some point - but most of the questions I have found pertaining to metamagic are quite specific. My question is; can I utilise the MM Twinned Spell, followed ...
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Can you extend time stop?

Time stop has a "duration" of 1d4+1 rounds, but it says it's apparent time and to see the text for further explaination. Knowing this, I wanted to understand wheter it's possible or not to extend time ...
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Can a Sorcerer use the Silence spell and the Subtle Spell Metamagic to silently cast the Knock spell?

The knock spell has a verbal spell component and states: [...] When you cast the spell, a loud knock, audible from as far away as 300 feet, emanates from the target object [...] I'm wondering if ...
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Do twin spells have to be the same? (enlarge/reduce question) [duplicate]

A sorcerer twin casts "enlarge/reduce"; enlarge on the group's fighter and reduce on the enemy soldier. Is this a valid way to twin a spell under RAW or do the casts have to be identical, either both ...
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Can the Selective Spell metamagic feat be used to exclude a swarm from targeting?

I'm researching the attack spells available to druids. Creeping Doom looks very useful for some situations, but it seems like it doesn't combine well with other spells like Flame Strike and Fire Storm ...
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How do Suggestion and Subtle Spell work together?

The Suggestion spell has a verbal component, and is described as : You suggest a course of activity (limited to a sentence or two) and magically influence a creature [...] that can hear and ...
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How does the sorcerer's Careful Spell Metamagic option work with the Thunderwave spell?

The Player Handbook's entry on the sorcerer's Careful Spell metamagic option states that: When you cast a spell that forces other creatures to make a saving throw, you can protect some of those ...
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Does quickening a spell change the kind of action it grants?

I have researched the matter and found only this question (which seemed relevant but does not answer the exact question we're having): Quickened spells and concentration Witch Bolt (PHB, p. 289) is a ...
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Can you use Silent Spell to affect a spell you cast on your next turn?

I was wondering, if a wizard on round 1 cast a spell requiring 2 actions and ends its turn with preparing a silent spell, is he able to use the benefits of this feat at round 2? If yes, can he then ...
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Magical Lineage/Bloodline Arcana interaction

Magical Lineage says: Benefit: Pick one spell when you choose this trait. When you apply metamagic feats to this spell that add at least 1 level to the spell, treat its actual level as 1 lower for ...
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Empowered Spell before and after Spell Bombardment

The Empowered Spell metamagic option says: 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 one). You ...
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Can you use Divine Metamagic to heighten a spell to a level that you have no slot for?

A 15th level cleric has Divine Metamagic and can cast spells of 8th level, but not of 9th level. Can he spend two turn/rebuke undead attempts to heighten an 8th level spell to 9th level?
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Can the Twinned Spell metamagic be used on a spell cast as a reaction from the War Caster feat?

I'm not sure if this interpretation of RAW is correct or if there is any RAI that would decide if twinning a warcast spell is valid. Is there anything that makes it explicit that a single target spell ...
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Can a multiclassed sorcerer/warlock use Quickened Spell to cast Green-Flame Blade and then use the Thirsting Blade feature to get 3 attacks on a turn?

Can a multiclassed sorcerer-warlock use the Quickened Spell metamagic to cast a spell like green-flame blade as a bonus action, and then use the Thirsting Blade warlock feature to make 2 more attacks ...
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When you cast Mythic Blessing of Fervor, can you emulate two different metamagic feats?

When you cast Mythic Blessing of Fervor, you are allowed to choose two of the choices on the list. Increase its speed by 30 feet. Stand up as a swift action without provoking an attack of ...
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Can you effectively apply the Sorcerer's Extended Spell Metamagic option to the Thaumaturgy spell?

The thaumaturgy spell states You manifest a minor wonder, a sign of supernatural power, within range. You create one of the following magical effects within range: Your voice booms up to ...
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Can you take a feat that you can not use at the current level if there are no prerequisites? [duplicate]

Quicken spell feat doesn't have any prerequisites to take. Can I take it at an earlier level than I can use it and have it for when I can?
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Can the Metamagic Song feat be used multiple times on the same spell?

The Metamagic Song feat from Races of Stone (p. 142) allows you to expend Bardic Music uses in place of increasing the level of the spell when applying metamagic. It comes with the stipulation that: ...
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If I apply the Careful Spell metamagic to a spell that a creature can choose to fail, and they do, what happens?

Certain spells, like Calm Emotions, allow a character to automatically fail their Saving Throw when resisting the effect: Each humanoid in a 20-foot-radius sphere centered on a point you choose ...
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Can a Sorcerer use the Careful Spell Metamagic option on spells with optional saving throws?

The Sorcerer's Careful Spell Metamagic states: When you cast a spell that forces other creatures to make a saving throw, you can protect some of those creatures from the spell’s full force. To do ...
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How is the damage divided when using the Elemental Spell metamagic feat with Flame Strike?

How is the damage divided when using the Elemental Spell metamagic feat with Flame Strike? Elemental Spell says: Choose one energy type: acid, cold, electricity, or fire. You may replace a spell’...
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Does using the Silent Spell metamagic change the action cost for a spell?

Silent Spell costs 1 action, but allows you to waive the spell's verbal component. Does waiving the verbal component reduce the spell's action cost by 1, thus producing no net change in the number of ...
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Is the dragon breath from Wild Shape affected by Widen Spell?

The Druid gets the ability to transform into a Dragon Shape at level 12, and the ability to select the Widen Spell feat at level 1. Is the breath weapon from the Dragon Shape affected by the extra ...
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Can you use the Seeking Spell metamagic feat with the spell Fireball?

The Seeking Spell metamagic feat says: In order to benefit from this feat, the selected spell must have a range greater than touch and target one or more creatures, or it must require the ...
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How does the Split Ray metamagic feat apply to the Light of Lunia spell?

I stumbled across the Light of Lunia spell in the Spell Compendium (p. 132), and was wondering how exactly Metamagic would apply to it. Split Ray in particular interests me, as I would love a way to ...
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Is this “Slowed Spell” metamagic balanced?

I was thinking about the uses of the Sorcerer's Quickened Spell Metamagic option and came up with my own metamagic: Slowed Spell: When you cast a spell that has a casting time of 1 bonus action, ...

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