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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?

This question is very similar to my previous questions here and here, so hopefully I've finally found a spell where this question makes sense. Jeremy Crawford clarified in the 19/JAN/2017 Sage Advice ...
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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 ...
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Can Quicken Spell be used spontaneously if Rapid Metamagic is used?

The Quicken Spell feat carries this special requirement: This feat can't be applied to any spell cast spontaneously (including sorcerer spells, bard spells, and cleric or druid spells cast ...
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Does Rapid Metamagic reduce the time of a spell cast using Metamagic song?

In the description of Metamagic Song from Races of Stone it includes the line, emphasis mine: Applying metamagic spontaneously using this method increases the casting time of the spell normally. ...
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Can you reduce the metamagic cost before applying Metamagic Song?

The description of Metamagic Song states: When applying a metamagic feat to a spell, you must either use Metamagic Song to completely offset the increase in the spell's effective level or apply the ...
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Can you use Metamagic Song and Quicken Spell together?

The description for the feat Metamagic Song in Races of Stone states (emphasis mine): When you spontaneously cast an arcane spell that is enhanced by a metamagic feat, you can spend a number of ...
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Can a spell prepared with Alternate Spell Source benefit from Divine Metamagic?

Say a Cleric 3/Wizard 2/ Mystic Theurge 5 with Divine Metamagic and Alternate Spell Source prepares Blessed Aim as a arcane spell. Divine Metamagic states: As a free action, you can take the ...
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How can a sword-swinging PC immediately animate a killed foe?

I'd like a PC in my campaign to slay his foes by using a melee or ranged weapon like a sword or spear then have those foes rise immediately to join him in the fight as zombies or some other kind of ...
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If a sorcerer casts Sickening Radiance with the Careful Spell metamagic option, does he have to spend a sorcery point every round? [duplicate]

One of my players is playing a Sorcerer who knows the sickening radiance spell (XGtE, p. 164): When a creature moves into the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, ...
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How do shadow Conjuration/Evocation spells appear and work at 100%?

At 15th level, an NPC wizard with the Shadow caster archetype using the solid Shadow metamagic feat casts Greater Shadow Conjuration, mimicking a Hungry Pit against a party of PCs. Say they all make ...
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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 ...