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Can you twin Counterspell in response to a Counterspell counter chain?

Scenario: Four spellcasters: 2v2 (Notation 1A 1B vs 2A 2B) 1A tries to cast a spell 2A uses his reaction to cast Counterspell to counter that spell 1B uses his reaction to cast Counterspell to ...
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Can a Spell cast with Subtle Spell and an Arcane Focus be Counterspelled?

Recently, this question asked whether you could Counterspell a spell without a material component that completely eliminates component requirement via Subtle Spell. The answer was no, with a Crawford ...
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Can subtle spell be used through a warlock's familiar, and does it stop the stealth from being broken if it is currently sneaking [duplicate]

With the new Tasha's Cauldron of Everything feat Metamagic Adept, warlocks get access to Subtle Spell. Can Subtle Spell be used in conjunction with a chain warlock's familiar to cast, say, death ward ...
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If a spell is twinned, does the caster need to provide costly material components for each target?

The Divine Soul Sorcerer can gain access to the revivify spell pretty easily (along with other costly resurrection spells), which has a costly material component that the spell consumes (300 gp worth ...
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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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How can I identify which spells are incompatible with Merciful Spell?

The answers to this question indicate that the Merciful Spell feat can't be used on Summon Monster spells, since they don't deal damage directly. This raises the question of which other spells are ...
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Can metamagic feats be applied to Apocalypse from the Sky?

Apocalypse from the Sky is a 9th level spell from the Book of Vile Darkness. Epic level rules allow for spell slots higher than 9th level, so assuming one had access to those, could such feats be ...
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How can a 14th level Artificer with the Metamagic Adept feat restore their sorcery points?

Considering a 14th level artificer with the Metamagic Adept feat in D&D 5e: I'm assuming that the feat does not grant the ability to restore sorcery points by expending spell slots (since it ...
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What is the cast time of a metamagic'd swift action spell for a spontaneous caster? [duplicate]

I have a sorcerer that wishes to Cold Ice Strike in a game. I don't mind this, but the issue is they want to apply Empower spell via a metamagic rod to it. Normally with a standard action spell this ...
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Can a Sorcerer Twin Telekinesis, Eyebite, and Bigby's Hand?

Telekinesis, Eyebite, and Bigby's Hand are some of the few spells which persistently affect one creature. As such, they appear to fit the requirements of Twinned spell, which are... Twinned Spell: ...
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Does the Seeking Spell Metamagic work on a weapon attack caused by a spell?

The Seeking Spell Metamagic from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything reads: Seeking Spell If you make an attack roll for a spell and miss, you can spend 2 sorcery points to reroll the d20, and you must ...
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Can you use twinned spell on the same target?

So me and my DM have been arguing on how Twinned spell works. Twinned spell: 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 ...
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Can a Sorcerer multiclass use Metamagic on a Ritual Casting?

I have a character who multiclassed from a Sorcerer into a Druid. She has the Subtle Spell metamagic, and has prepared the Purify Food and Drink spell via her druid spellcasting feature - this spell ...
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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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If the Feywild Shard magic item's Wild Magic Surge results in a spell, does that replace the initial triggering spell, or occur in addition to it?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 127) includes a magic item called the Feywild shard. The relevant part of its description states: When you use a Metamagic option on a spell while you are holding ...
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How does the Transmuted Spell metamagic work with Flames of Phlegethos?

In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything there's a new meta magic option that reads Transmuted Spell When you cast a spell that deals a type of damage from the following list, you can spend 1 sorcery point ...
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Where does it say that a warlock can stack empower and maximize spell like abilities in single round without effecting caster level?

I know that Warlock can maximize and empower spell like abilities but I am having trouble finding in which book/page this is mentioned.
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How does Maximize Spell Like ability feat affect items that boost your damage?

Assume a level 9 warlock has following damage dice: -5d6 from base EB -2d6 from Mortalbane (Feat, does not require CL) -2d6 from Greater Chasuble of Fell Power (Item - Caster level 9th) -2d6 from ...
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How does metamagic adept interact with flexible casting and the sorcery points cap?

You gain 2 sorcery points to spend on Metamagic (these points are added to any sorcery points you have from another source but can be used only on Metamagic). You regain all spent sorcery points when ...
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lesser metamagic rods on metamagiced spells

There was information somewhere that a lesser metamagic rod could be used on up to 3rd level spells that are under regular metamagic effects from the caster. Can anyone show me where this information ...
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Can the spell Booming Blade be affected by the Twinned Spell metamagic?

Booming blade is a Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide cantrip that allows the spellcaster to make a melee weapon attack with their weapon and add additional power to the attack: You brandish the weapon ...
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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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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 does the Distant Spell Metamagic interact with the Thunderclap spell?

The Thunderclap spell has a range of 5 feet and states (emphasis mine): You create a burst of thunderous sound that can be heard up to 100 feet away. Each creature within range, other than you, must ...
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Can I smite with a twinned spell?

I'm considering playing an Unearthed Arcana stone sorcerer. After I hit with an attack and choose to use a smite spell, can I then use twin spell to double cast that smite spell?
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Would Extend metamagic feat increase the duration of Warlock's eldritch essences? [closed]

Extend spell like ability mentions: The creature can use that ability as an extended spell-like ability three times per day (or less, if the ability normally usable only once or twice per day). When ...
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Calculating caster level when stacking metamagic feats for spell like abilities

Level 6 warlock is able to maximize as well as empower their eldritch blast in separate rounds. If a warlock wanted to stack empower and maximize in single round, how would you calculate required ...
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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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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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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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If one target of a Twinned Spell has 0 HP, does the Grave cleric's Circle of Mortality feature maximize healing on a second target who's not at 0 HP?

One PC is a multiclassed Grave Domain 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 same spell. Would ...
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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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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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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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Can a spontaneous caster use Arcane Fist along with metamagic?

If a character with the Enlightened Fist prestige class (from Complete Arcane, p.34) comes from a class that casts spontaneously (such as a sorcerer), then is it possible for her to use the Arcane ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Does casting a Subtle Spell count as surprising a target if target does not know you are caster?

I understand you can't Sneak Attack with spells, something to do that both abilities scale thus game breaking. So that takes away one aspect of my predicament. However the Assassinate ability still ...
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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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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 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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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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Does a sorcerer's metamagic work for non-sorcerer spells?

Can a multiclass sorcerer/cleric use the Metamagic class ability with non-sorcerer spells? For example, using Twinned Spell when casting cure wounds to heal two creatures instead of just one?
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Does the Tempest domain's Destructive Wrath maximize ongoing damage from a twinned Witch Bolt?

I have a multiclass tempest cleric/sorcerer. If I twin Witch Bolt and then use Channel Divinity: Destructive Wrath, which allows me to deal max thunder or lightning damage, are both bolts impacted? ...

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