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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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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 was ...
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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 that ...
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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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