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Can I take 2 metamagic feats that both have the prerequisite of "any other metamagic feat" at level 1?

Related to this question: Can I take a feat at level 1 if I use my skill points to meet the prerequisite skill ranks?, and specifically this rule text: Some feats have prerequisites. Your character ...
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Are these 5e homebrew Metamagics balanced? [closed]

This is a follow-up to How do I determine appropriate Sorcery Point costs for homebrew Metamagics?, which I asked in preparation for this question. I'm working on a homebrew version of the Sorcerer ...
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How do I determine appropriate Sorcery Point costs for homebrew Metamagics?

I'm working on some homebrew Metamagics for the Sorcerer class in D&D 5e and I want to make sure to give them appropriate Sorcery Point costs. I'm having trouble, though, figuring out the logic ...
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Are there any effects that specifically prevent one tradition's spellcasting?

I'm designing an upcoming encounter. The villain of the adventure knows the party well, and intends to create countermeasures against them. They believe the party will consist of two Arcane ...
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Metamagic Twinned Spell vs. Seeking Spell

Just throwing up a Wild Magic Sorcerer build in DnD 5e and was debating the metamagic options Twinned Spell and Seeking Spell. For a low level character is there any advantage to Seeking Spell? (...
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Can you apply the Seeking Spell and Empowered Spell Metamagics to the same spell?

The general rule on Metamagic states (emphasis mine): You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when you cast it, unless otherwise noted. Meanwhile, the Seeking Spell and Empowered Spell ...
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Can you use the Seeking Spell Metamagic on each roll of Scorching Ray?

The Scorching Ray spell reads (PHB, p. 273; emphasis mine): You create three rays of fire and hurl them at targets within range. You can hurl them at one target or several. Make a ranged spell attack ...
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Can you use the Metamagic option Extended Spell more than once on a single spell?

Can you use the sorcerer's Metamagic option Extended Spell more than once on a single spell? In other words, can you pay more SP to extend the duration by one factor? For example: Say a given spell ...
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Can Energy Fusion be used to enhance a cantrip?

Energy Fusion states: You fuse two spells together, combining their energy types. If the next action you use is to Cast a Spell that deals acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic damage, select a non-...
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Does a spell that deals persistent damage allow you to use the Energy Fusion metamagic feat?

Blistering Invective deals persistent damage: Your words deal 2d6 persistent fire damage, and the target must attempt a Will save. Energy Fusion adds a different damage type to a spell that deals ...
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At what point in the casting of a spell would twinning the spell still be possible? [duplicate]

This came up when a sorcerer cast chromatic orb in my campaign. It was only after hitting and rolling damage that the sorcerer decided he wanted to twin the chromatic orb, and I ruled that he should ...
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Can you cast spell while using "Polymorph" with sorcerer's "Subtle Spell" [duplicate]

The polymorph spell description is kind of elusive about this: The creature is limited in the actions it can perform by the nature of its new form, and it can't speak, cast Spells, or take any other ...
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What classes or archetypes grant metamagic feats with a dip?

Inspired by this comment, I want to know what other classes/archetypes a player can dip in order to get a metamagic feat as a bonus feat (and if I missed any). To set the bounds of the list, the list ...
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Do these metamagic options function by RAW?

Yeah I need a list to help me unravel this abomination, found in the spoiler dropdown. Uber Damage Spell fusion: Lesser Orb of Acid (1d6/level-> 9d6) Metamagic applied: Energy Substitution-> ...
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Does using Transmuted Spell metamagic change Wall of Fire's line of sight mechanics

How does this affect Wall of Fire mechanically in terms of line of sight if it took on an element other than fire. And how is this supposed to make sense thematically.
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Can you use Metamagic options when making a magic item or w/ Artificer's Emulate Magic Item Infusion by Multicalssing or by Metamagic Adept feat? [closed]

Can you use Metamagic options when making a magic item (via Xanthar's Guide) or w/ Artificer's Emulate Magic Item Infusion by Multicalssing or by Metamagic Adept feat? Ex: with the Metamagic options .....
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Can extended spell be used on the druid's wild shape to make it last longer? [duplicate]

A player has a druid with the metamagic adept feat and wondered if he could use the extended spell on his "wild shape" class feature.
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What is the best spell to use with Dazing Spell feat?

Basically, what title says. To be specific, there are some points to define what is considered "best" here: 2-3 spell level becomes available more or less early; daze effect still lasts ...
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Do I need to convert spell points into sorcery points to use them for Metamagic options? If so, how does it work exactly?

I need help understanding how the Spell Points variant rule (DMG, p. 288-289) works with a sorcerer using Metamagic. I had all my sorcery points and spell slots in spell points, but I just turned ...
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Can a Sorcerer protect their friend from Web by using Careful Spell?

With the metamagic "Careful Spell" does the caster protect his friend from a Web spell for its full duration or just for the first save? If the friend stays in the area or re-enters the area does he ...
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How does the Sorcerer's Careful Spell Metamagic interact with the Earthquake spell?

The earthquake spell is a bit unusual in that it calls for two saving throws: [...] Each creature on the ground that is concentrating must make a Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, the ...
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Can the Death Domain Cleric’s Reaper feature make an otherwise eligible cantrip ineligible for Twinned Spell Metamagic?

If a character had levels in both Sorcerer and Cleric, and had the Twinned Spell Metamagic ability and the Death domain Reaper ability, would they be able to use twinned spell if one of their intended ...
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Are the targeting-based restrictions for Twinned Spell metamagic and the Shield Master feat treated differently?

After an erratum, Twinned Spell metamagic says: To be eligible, a spell must be incapable of targeting more than one creature at the spell’s current level. For example, magic missile and scorching ...
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Can a Helm of Teleportation or Teleport Scroll be Counterspelled if cast with Subtle Metamagic?

From the description of the Helm of Teleportation: "you can use an action and expend 1 charge to cast the teleport spell from it" So, that establishes we are in fact casting a spell. It is ...
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How Many Sorcery Points Should This Homebrew Metamagic Cost?

I'm back with another homebrewed thing. But, I can't decide on a reasonable cost for it. See below: Sharpened Spell You spend X Sorcery Points. You modify a spell with a range that is not Self or ...
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If a sorcerer knows the Mage Hand cantrip and then takes the Telekinetic feat, how does that interact with the Metamagic option Distant Spell?

Say a sorcerer already knows the mage hand cantrip, and then takes the Telekinetic feat. If they cast mage hand and apply the Metamagic option Distant Spell to it, what would its range be? (Ignore the ...
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Does the Metamagic Adept feat gives access to Flexible Casting as well or just sorcery points when taken at 1st level as a Variant Human Sorcerer? [duplicate]

Build Race: Variant Human (feat: Metamagic Adept) Class: Sorcerer (Shadow) Metamagic adept feat: (...)You gain 2 sorcery points to spend on Metamagic (these points are added to any sorcery points you ...
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How does Warlock Spell slot level interact with the feat Metamagic Adept from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything?

I have a warlock tiefling for which I am considering to choose the feat Metamagic Adept from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything. This will get me 2 sorcery points to spend. Looking at the sorcery point ...
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Would a Tempest Cleric's Booming Blade, transmuted to lightning damage, knock a target away twice?

Let's assume a chain of events. We have a level six Tempest Cleric, who has access to Booming Blade through some combination of racial spell, feat, or multi-classing. Further, also through feat or ...
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How do you calculate the expected damage increase from the sorcerer's Empowered Spell metamagic option?

In D&D 5th Edition, the Sorcerer's Metamagic option Empowered Spell states the following: When you roll damage for a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to reroll a number of the damage dice ...
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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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Can you use twinned spell metamagic on a spell cast from a ring of spell storing? [duplicate]

Twinned spell says: When you cast a spell.... Ring of spell storing says: This ring stores spells cast into it, holding them until the attuned wearer uses them. The ring can store up to 5 levels ...
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Can you store a Twinned (metamagic) Spell into a ring of spell storing? [duplicate]

Ring of spell storing says: Any creature can cast a spell of 1st through 5th level into the ring by touching the ring as the spell is cast. The spell has no effect, other than to be stored in the ...
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Does Empower spell increase the damage dealt by a Mage's Sword?

A mage's sword brings into being a sword that deals 4d6+3 force damage per round to a target. Can I use the metamagic Empower Spell on this spell to make the sword deal 50% extra damage on each hit? I ...
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Shadowfell Shard Order of Operations

Shadowfell Shard: When you use a Metamagic option on a spell while you are holding or wearing the shard, you can momentarily curse one creature targeted by the spell; choose one ability score, and ...
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Can you twin the Nystul's Magic Aura spell?

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... Emphasis mine I am not sure how to interpret this ...
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Empower maximized intensified spell. How do they all stack

If I have a spell that has all 3 of these metamagics applied, how do they stack? Shocking grasp for example. 5d6, does it turn into 10d6 from intense, then is maximized for 60+5d6 (empowered) Or are ...
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Can you use a quickened metamagic rod to counterspell?

A few assumptions: A character can counterspell most spells with Dispel Magic unless otherwise stated Counterspell: When dispel magic is used in this way, the spell targets a spellcaster and is cast ...
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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 spell (that has a normal range of 5 feet or greater). The counterspell spell has a listed range of 60 feet,...
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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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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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How does the Twinned Spell metamagic option interact with the Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's Elemental Affinity feature? [duplicate]

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 meta-magic/sorcery points twice in a turn? [duplicate]

Example: You use Quicken Spell to cast a leveled spell or cantrip as a Bonus Action, you then use your Action to cast a cantrip along with using Transmute Spell to change the cantrip's damage type. Is ...
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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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If you transmute Ennervation to another element, do you still benefit from the healing?

If you transmute Ennervation to another element, do you still benefit from the healing? The spell reads as follows: Whenever the spell deals damage to a target, you regain hit points equal to half ...
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Can I counterspell a Subtle spell without material components?

Counterspell 1 reaction, which you take when you see a creature within 60 feet of you casting a spell. Can I Counterspell a creature that completely eliminates component requirement? Subtle ...
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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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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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Does the Distant Spell Metamagic double the range of area of effect spells that have a range of self?

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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how to present and use the metamagic spell component 'trapped voidstone'?

for a special occasion I am planning to donate the players some spells with metamagic spell components as described here. one of the spells concerned will be the Disintegrate spell empowered with the ...

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