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Questions tagged [metamagic]

For questions about abilities or effects that modify how magic works or is used.

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Does the sorcerer's Subtle Spell Metamagic option allow you to ignore both Verbal and Somatic components?

This may sound like a basic question, but I'd like to be 100% sure. In D&D 5e, Subtle Spell's description in the sorcerer class description says When you cast a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery ...
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Is there an errata that changes the effect of the Irresistible Spell Metamagic feat from Kingdoms of Kalamar?

So the metamagic feat known as Irresistible Spell is from a campaign setting known as KoK (Kingdoms of Kalamar) a relatively unknown setting. If you have the metamagic feats Envelop the Wall (another ...
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Can you apply metamagic on Wish spell? [duplicate]

Can you apply metamagic on the Wish spell? For example using Twinned Spell on Otto's Irresistible Dance cast through Wish?
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Are sorcerers unable to use the Careful Spell metamagic option on themselves?

The sorcerer's Careful Spell metamagic option states the it applies to “other creatures”: When you cast a spell that forces other creatures to make a saving throw, you can protect some of those ...
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Can I use Metamagic (or other spellcasting features) on a spell that I gained from multiclassing? [duplicate]

As I understand it, class features only apply to spells you gained through that class. For example, I can't use the Distant Spell metamagic on, say, Cure Wounds, if I gained Cure Wounds from being a ...
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Would it be possible to use the Twinned Spell metamagic with the Heat Metal spell?

Generally, the heat metal spell is cast upon the metal weapons or armor of an enemy creature. But, assuming you had enough levels in sorcerer and either bard, druid or Forge Domain cleric, could you ...
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Do sorcerers' Subtle Spells require a skill check to be unseen?

I have a guest player who is secretly an evil "plant" inside the party causing trouble. He's a sorcerer who wants to use Subtle Spell metamagic to stop the party from delving into his master's old ...
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If I use Twinned Spell to target two creatures with an attack, do the attacks occur simultaneously?

Suppose you are a Sorcerer multiclassed with a Paladin, and you have Searing Smite active when you run up to two adjacent creatures, and spend a single sorcery point to use the Twinned Spell metamagic ...
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How do Stylized Spell (Metamagic) and Rakshasa Bloodline Arcana interact?

Both mechanisms are all about lying on what you are casting. Bloodline Arcana: Add half your sorcerer level to the Spellcraft DC for others to identify spells you cast. If their checks fail by 5 ...
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Do you waste sorcery points if you try to apply metamagic to a spell from a scroll but fail to cast it?

To cast a spell from a scroll that is on your list but of a higher level you can cast, you need to make a spellcasting ability check (wasting the spell scroll on a failure). What happens if a low ...
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When do I have to declare that I want to twin my spell?

When do I have to declare that I want to use the Twinned Spell Metamagic on my spell: before the attack roll, after the attack roll or after the DM tells me if it hits or not? Also do I lose the ...
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What happens when I Twin Life Transference?

The Life Transference spell states: You sacrifice some of your health to mend another creature’s injuries. You take 4d8 necrotic damage, and one creature of your choice that you can see within ...
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Does using repeat spell on hunter's mercy work?

Hunter's mercy is a spell that appeared in several sources, the version we are using is the spell compendium one. This transmutation makes a bow strike true. Your first hit with a bow (not ...
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Can a persistent spell cast using the Sorcerer's Metamagic Twinned Spell affect both spells?

The description for the Sorcerer Metamagic Twinned Spell says: 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 ...
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Does FAQ have official errata power in Pathfinder Society Organized Play? [duplicate]

According to FAQ, Magical Lineage and Metamagic Master traits don't allow their users to reduce spell level and have, say, a Furious Magic Missile as a 0 level spell (allowing to cast it at-will), or ...
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Can I carry a bead of Delayed Blast Fireball in a flask and then throw it?

Let's say I am a sorcerer with the Extended Spell metamagic option available, and I choose to cast a delayed blast fireball with 10 sorcery points, which yields a 17h fireball (and more than 10000d6 ...
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Is it possible to not apply a feat passive such as Rapid metamagic?

The description of Rapid Metamagic (Complete Mage, p. 46): [General] You possess an uncanny mastery of your magic, enabling you to modify spells on the fly much faster than others can. ...
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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 ...