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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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Can the Delayed Spell metamagic feat be used with Fireball?

Can the Delayed Spell metamagic feat be used with Fireball? Delayed Spell says: ...Only spells that target one or more squares or grid intersections can be affected by Delayed Spell... Fireball ...
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Does the Healing Domain (or similar metamagic-like effects) affect scroll/wand/staff use?

Many abilities, notably the Healing Domain 6th level feature, allow you to alter "your spells" with metamagic-like effects. At 6th level, all of your cure spells are treated as if they were ...
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If I counterspell with subtle metamagic, can my counterspell be counterspelled? [duplicate]

BBEG casts a spell, I counterspell, and the mob has a chance to counterspell my counterspell under normal circumstances, leading to a wasted slot and some hurt from the incoming spell. If however I ...
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Is it possible to target 2 allies with the Warding Bond spell using the Sorcerer's Twinned Spell metamagic option?

Is it possible to target 2 allies with the Warding Bond spell using the Sorcerer's Twinned Spell metamagic option?
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If you use the Still Spell metamagic feat to cast the Fireball spell, do you still have to aim with your finger?

The description for Fireball says You point your finger and determine the range (distance and height) at which the fireball is to burst. A glowing, pea-sized bead streaks from the pointing digit ...
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Can you use a Smiting Spell as a normal touch spell?

The Smiting Spell feat from PHB2 lets you transfer a touch spell into a weapon or ammunition and then the next time you attack with the weapon the spell discharges, applying its effects. Can you ...
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Quickened Chill Touch and full attack

Given that, as far as I can understand, the most common interpretation of the spell is that it gives you X charges, and then you are "holding the charge" until you use all the charges to make ...
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Would a Sorcerer roll damage once or twice when Twinning a damaging (non-attack) spell? [duplicate]

There is a useful rule in the PHB concerning multiple creatures being damaged simultaneously (PHB, p. 196): If a spell or other effect deals damage to more than one target at the same time, roll ...
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Can the Distant Spell metamagic override the restrictions of the Identify spell?

The Distant Spell metamagic for the Sorcerer class has this description: When you cast a spell that has a range of 5 feet or greater, you can spend 1 sorcery point to double the range of the spell. ...
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Can I use the Split Ray metamagic feat on the Ray of Exhaustion spell like this?

Does this sequence work? I use the Split Ray metamagic on the Ray of Exhaustion spell With the first ray, I hit enemy A If he does not fail the Fort save, I hit him with the second ray; now he is ...
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Can you move between the attacks of a Twinned Booming Blade?

Under "Moving Between Attacks" it says: "If you take an action that includes more than one weapon attack, you can break up your movement even further by moving between those attacks..." If you ...
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Can you twin Nystul's Magic Aura?

The Twinned Spell Metamagic states: When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn’t have a range of self... Emphasis mine I am not sure how to interpret this section though and ...
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Can you twin the Light cantrip?

This question is very similar to my previous question here, and is more what I was originally trying to ask. Jeremy Crawford clarified in the 19/JAN/2017 Sage Advice segment of the Dragon Talk ...
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Can you use the Twinned Spell Metamagic on Greater Invisibility?

Jeremy Crawford clarified in the 19/JAN/2017 Sage Advice segment of the Dragon Talk podcast that a spell targets something if it affects that thing. The Twinned Spell Metamagic states: When you ...
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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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What are all sources of extra uses of bardic music?

I am working on a (somewhat) functional version of the classic Bard/Barbarian hybrid. The lynchpin is using Rage Casting (Dragon #310), which requires casting to be a free action, citing Quicken Spell ...
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Does the Distant Spell metamagic apply to the Sword Burst cantrip?

If this has been asked, I could not find it. My Sorcerer has the sword burst cantrip, and I'm thinking of taking the 'Distant Spell' metamagic option. Will it change the range to 10 feet? Similar to ...