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Questions tagged [metamagic]

Abilities or effects that modify how magic works or is used.

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What are the limits of Reflective Fear?

In D&D 3.5 fear is a very fun mechanic, typically the province of enemies but also something you can build a character concept around. Rather than describe all the rules here, I'll link to this ...
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Should this homebrew “Artillery Spell” advanced metamagic option be reworded or clarified?

I'm working on homebrewing a number of variant options for the Metamagic options available to Sorcerers, and I need some assistance proofreading the wording on one such option that I'm working on. I ...
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Does the Absorb Elements spell combine with a sorcerer's Distant Spell metamagic option?

According to the answers to the question "Is a melee spell attack also a melee attack?", a melee spell attack is a melee attack. Meaning that if I were to cast absorb elements after being hit by a ...
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Does a twinned spell with an XP component cost twice as much XP as the normal spell?

If I cast a spell with an XP component using the metamagic feat Twin Spell (CAr pg. 84), will I have to pay the XP component twice as if I had cast the spell twice? Or is the XP cost unchanged?
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Are casting times for echoed spells increased for sorcerers?

I can clearly see from Do metamagic feats increase a spell's casting time in Pathfinder? that casting times are increased for spontaneous casters when using meta-magic. The Echoing Spell ...
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Can a Sorcerer twin a spell to hit a creature with two heads with both attacks?

During our campaign this weekend we encountered an Ettin named Oinkers Boinkers. It had two heads (one head was Oinkers, the other was Boinkers), each with a different personality and it acted like ...
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Can a multiclassed Wizard/Sorcerer use the Twinned Spell metamagic option on Simulacrum?

Consider a Wizard 13/Sorcerer 7 multiclass, who happens to have the Twinned Spell metamagic option: When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn’t have a range of self, you can ...
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Can a sorcerer use metamagic when casting a spell via a spell scroll?

Can a sorcerer use metamagic when casting a spell via a spell scroll?
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Can you cast a Subtle Spell while under the effects of Hold Person? [duplicate]

Let's say that you're a Sorcerer under the effects of Hold Person, can you cast a spell without a material component with the Subtle Spell metamagic?
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How does the Twinned Spell metamagic option interact with the Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's Elemental Affinity feature?

The sorcerer's Twinned Spell metamagic option states: 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 ...
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Can you use Empowered Spell to reroll the healing dice for the Cure Wounds spell?

Can the sorcerer's Empowered Spell metamagic option be used to reroll the healing dice for the cure wounds spell (or, for that matter, any healing spell)?
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How does a 10th level Incantatrix count when adding several metamagic feats?

The capstone ability of the Incantatrix prestige class (Player's Guide to Faerûn, p. 61), Improved Metamagic, says: At 10th level, an incantatrix has mastered metamagic to such an extent that ...
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Can the spell Enemies Abound be twinned?

Can you use the metamagic option Twinned spell on the spell enemies abound? Normally I would say yes, because the spell itself only targets one creature. But then I read this tweet by Jeremy Crawford: ...
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Can Hex be Twinned?

Twinned Spell says: When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn't have a range of self [...] To be eligible, a spell must be incapable of targeting more than one creature at the ...
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Can an Elemental Bloodline Sorcerer Use Rime Spell on Their Fire Spells?

The elemental bloodline's bloodline arcana feature grants the sorcerer the ability to change the energy damage a spell deals from its "base" energy damage to the energy type of their bloodline (cold, ...
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Are Sacred Geometry metamagic feats usable outside the feat?

Yes, I know Sacred Geometry gets a lot of hate for good reason. It can slow down a game or be very powerful for casters. Those are not what I am interested in. When you take this feat, select two ...
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Does a Hidden character who casts Booming Blade with the benefit of Subtle Spell metamagic get revealed?

A Sorcerer is hiding in a bush, giving them Cover, and last round, they used the Hide action to obscure their location. An unremarkable Orc is standing adjacent to the bush. This round, the Sorcerer ...
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Can a restrained Sorcerer use the Subtle Spell metamagic to cast attack spells without disadvantage?

Just like it says. We have a Sorcerer who is under the Restrained condition, which says that attacks made by the Sorcerer are made with disadvantage. But the Sorcerer has the Subtle Spell metamagic ...
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Does Spell Perfection allow Quicken Spell to reduce a spell's casting time?

The Quicken Spell metamagic feat lets you cast certain spells as a swift action (instead of a standard action). This causes the spell's slot to increase by +4 levels. The Spell Perfection feat has ...
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Are there any feats themed like Rime Spell, but for other elements?

Are there any feats themed like Rime Spell, but for other elements? The effect doesn’t have to entangle, but something caused by the element. Only official Paizo sources please.
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Can a Lore bard use Cutting Words against the attack roll/ability check of a sorcerer's Subtle spell?

Imagine the following situation: a College of Lore bard is battling against a sorcerer who has learned the Subtle Spell metamagic option. The Lore Bard goes first and casts a high-level spell, which ...
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Can Twinned Spell be used on Plane Shift when it's used to banish an unwilling creature to another plane?

Plane shift has two uses: to bring yourself and up to 8 more willing creatures to another plane, or to make a melee spell attack against a single unwilling creature, and then force it to make a ...
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Can the range of Lay on Hands be modified with the Distant Spell metamagic?

For a multiclassed paladin/sorcerer, can the range of the paladin's Lay on Hands ability be modified with the sorcerer's Distant Spell metamagic option? I assume that to do so it would have to be ...
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Using Empowered Spell Metamagic with Eldritch Blast

The group I'm DM'ing for has a warlock-sorcerer, and she claims that the wording of the metamagic option Empowered Spell works on the whole spell, and not a single attack, so therefore all of her ...
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Can you use Twinned Spell on Fireball and target the same creature with both attacks? [duplicate]

Can a sorcerer use the Twinned Spell metamagic on the fireball spell and target the same creature with both attacks? Also, if you can target one with both, would it be double damage?
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How can I reduce or ignore metamagic costs?

I know that there are several ways in which you can reduce the metamagic cost for one particular spell, such as Spell Perfection and Magic Lineage. But are there any ways in Pathfinder to reduce ...
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Does the grave cleric Circle of Mortality feature cause a twinned healing spell to heal the maximum amount to a second target who is not at 0 HP?

One PC is a multiclassed grave cleric/sorcerer. They cast a healing spell on a PC that has 0 health, and use the Twinned Spell metamagic option to target another PC with the spell as well. Would the ...
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How do limited use metamagic cost reductions interact with regained prepared spells

If my wizard has the feat Metamagic School Focus (Conjuration), and prepares and casts three Summon Monster V, with the Imbue Summoning metamagic, then uses a pearl of power V to regain one of those ...
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Can you effectively apply the Distant Spell metamagic option to a Counterspell?

The Distant Spell metamagic option's first effect enables a sorcerer to double the range of a range-based spell. The counterspell spell has a normal range of 60 feet, but has the following casting ...
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Can metamagic be applied to a spell delivered by a familiar?

I have recently created a Divine Soul Sorcerer (XGtE, p. 50) and plan on taking the Magic Initiate feat (PHB, p. 168) where my lvl 1 spell would be find familiar. Now as it states this familiar can be ...
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Can the first effect of Plane Shift work remotely with the Distant Spell metamagic option?

The first effect of plane shift, a touch-range spell, is: You and up to eight willing creatures who link hands in a circle are transported to a different plane. You can specify a target destination ...
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Can you apply metamagic to a Wished spell?

The wish spell enables you to emulate any spell of 8th level or lower. Can a sorcerer apply a metamagic effect to the emulated spell by spending the appropriate number of sorcery points (provided ...
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Is it possible to apply Empower Spell to Dispel Magic?

The Empower Spell feat reads: All variable, numeric effects of an empowered spell are increased by one-half. An empowered spell deals half again as much damage as normal, cures half again as ...
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Quickened spell and movement/dodge, does order matter?

As you can use an action to, dash, dodge, attack, cast spell, etc. Am I allowed to walk my normal movement >> use my action to dash >> then use 2 SP to quicken a spell/cantrip? My DM reasons like ...
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Casting a double-rope trick on an enemy

A bit of background: I’ve perused the spell and feat lists for D&D a few times, but I’ve never played or been taught how the game works. As a result I’m wondering how this would play out in a real ...
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Quickened spells and concentration

I understand that I can't cast two spells per round (PHB p.202) even when using the Quickened Spell metamagic feat. However, is it allowable to cast a concentration spell like Crown of Madness on one ...
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Can a Sorcerer-3/Warlock-2 cast a subtle healing word and a quickened eldritch blast in the same turn?

I want to know if I'm understanding things right - that this set of actions is valid and doable. I'm also using this question as reference to prove I can quicken Eldritch Blast. Assuming a Sorcerer ...
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Metamagic Distant Spell and AoE spells

The Distant Spell Metamagic option gives you the ability to double the Range of a spell, or give a spell with range of Touch a range of 30ft. If I would apply this to, let's say, burning hands, which ...
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Can clerics apply metamagic feats to domain slot spells?

Are clerics allowed to apply metamagic feats to domain spells? Say I want to empower a 3rd level spell and put it into my 5th level slot, is that allowed?
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Can I use both the arcana Empowered Magic (Su) and the Empower Spell (Metamagic) on one spell?

My magus has Magical Lineage (Shocking Grasp) and Intensified Spell. My magus can cast a Shocking Grasp with a 1 level spell slot up to 10CL. At level 6, I chose the magus arcana Empowered Magic (Su):...
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Do Magical Lineage, Metamagic Master and Wayang Spellhunter stack together?

Magical Lineage: 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 determining ...
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What is the 5e wizard equivalent of the Still Spell and Silent Spell feats from 3.5e?

I'm planning on making an illusionist wizard who studies magic so he can put on light shows and have dramatic illusory monsters scare the crowds (think Gandalf's fireworks show from the first Lord of ...
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Can brimstone blast's bonus fire damage benefit from Mortalbane?

Brimstone blast (Complete Arcane p.132) is intended to be a non-stacking damage effect as opposed to vitriolic blast which just adds more damage every round. However, the wording used to accomplish ...
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Does Extend Spell affect the duration of effects caused by spells?

I was wandering how Extend Spell affects certain spells. I know it doubles the duration, but does it double effects as well? Unless I'm missing something there doesn't seem to be a ruling. It says it ...
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Does the Sorcerer's Empower Metamagic influence die rolls for a sleep spell?

This question was inspired by this question about dealing with a creature protected by the Invulnerability spell. Empower spell reads: When you roll damage for a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery ...
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When do I state that I want to use empowered spell?

A sorcerer's metamagic option Empowered Spell states (emphasis mine): EMPOWERED SPELL When you roll damage for a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to reroll a number of the damage dice up ...
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Can a character without caster levels learn a metamagic feat?

A Paladin 8 is able to use 2nd level spells, allowing him to apply metamagic feats as for example Extend Spell or Enlarge Spell (which raise the spell slot used to one level higher, so the Paladin can ...
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Does +0 Metamagic Feats alter price of hired spell services?

For example, if a spellcaster was hired to cast Continual Flame on an item if they had the feat Eclipsed Spell (metamagic) with a +0 modifier to spell level. It seems that this item of drastically ...
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Arcane Disciple: How does a low wisdom interact with metamagic when spell slots are available

We have a 17th-level wizard with intelligence 19 and wisdom 14. He has these feats (among others): Arcane Disciple: War (Complete Divine) Metamagic School Focus: Evocation (Complete Mage) Persistent ...
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Ability Scores bonus spells and metamagic feats [duplicate]

First of all, I'm not asking this question to solve an issue. My GM and I both agree on the fact this should not be possible to avoid any game breaking mechanics. However, we couldn't find any rules ...