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Cast a quickened spell as a standard action [duplicate]

As a prepared caster, are you able to cast a quickened spell using a standard action instead of a swift action? I know a move action is not allowed to be converted into a swift action.
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Would the grease spell with a flask of acid used as a power component work with burning spell?

This question made me wonder whether this works. A flask of acid can be used as a power component to add 1 point/ of acid damage per round to the effect of grease. Grease (M): The grease is acidic ...
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Metamagic Burning spell and acid arrow

I am wondering exactly how the metamagic feat burning spell and a spell like acid arrow interact. Burning Spell +2 spell level Benefit: The acid or fire effects of the affected spell adhere to the ...
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When creating a spell-like ability, can it be "imbued" using metamagic feats?

I can use metamagic feats I possess when I cast a spell at the cost of a set level of increase in the spell level or slot. When I cast an SLA, I can alter it using known SLA metamagic, such as ...
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Can a metamagic cost reduction be applied to Heighten Spell?

Since Heighten Spell actually increases the level of the spell, can it's metamagic level adjustment be reduced by traits like Magical Lineage or feats like Spell Perfection?
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Can The Duration Of Illusory Reality Be Extended?

As a related question to this one, is there any way to extend the duration of Illusory Reality? My thoughts are either: Through re-casting it with a bonus action on the next round, or Extend it with ...
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How do I apply intensified spell to spell(s)?

I was looking up some interesting feats to add to my magus build, and ran into intensified spell. I was wondering in which way the feat is actually applied, however. I understand its effects from a ...
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Does Metamagic Furious Spell affect Transformation too?

New to the game. Learning new things every run through. I currently just went through all of the metamagic feats to find what is best suited for my orc bloodline sorcerer. Long term plan is to use ...
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Can Green-Flame Blade be Quickened? And would the caster be able to attack again?

The spell Green-Flame Blade has a casting time of one action and is also a cantrip. Therefore it seems like a sorcerer should be able to cast it as their action and (by using Quickening) their bonus ...
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Do the "four 10 foot cubes" of the Sculpt Spell metamagic feat need to be adjacent?

The Sculpt Spell metamagic feat allows you to change the area affected by a spell. One of the options you have to change your spell into is "Four 10 foot Cubes". Do these cubes need to be adjacent ...
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Echoing Spell, Spell Perfection and a second metamagic feat

Spell Perfection Pick one spell which you have the ability to cast. Whenever you cast that spell you may apply any one metamagic feat you have to that spell without affecting its level or casting ...
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Can Metamagic be used in Item Creation? What are the limits?

One of my players has recently obtained the Craft Wondrous Item feat. In an attempt to prepare for what he may build I want to know the specific limits of Wondrous Items. I know that someone can ...
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Does Tenebrous Spell improve shadow spells?

Tenebrous Spell grants a +1 bonus to DC when casting a spell in darkness or dim light conditions. Then it goes on to say (emphasis mine) A tenebrous spell uses up a spell Slot one level higher than ...
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Can an alchemist create extracts with metamagic feats?

Potions can be created with metamagic feats, so long as they don't exceed the potion spell level limit (3). Magic Items and Metamagic Spells: With the right item creation feat, you can store a ...
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What is the damage of Call Lightning + Maximize Spell?

If you use the Maximize Spell metamagic feat to a Druid's Call lightning, is the damage 18 per bolt (max(3d6)), 30 per bolt (max(3d10)) or does it depend on if there are clouds? The way I read "All ...
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Does Command stay useful at higher levels?

Does Command's effectiveness scale up as you level up and face greater challenges, or is it mostly only useful at the lower levels? If its usefulness doesn't scale with you, does being able to cast ...
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Multiple Metamagic Feats, Spell Slot Adjustments and Effective Spell Level

In our current 3.5 module, my brother plays a Sorcerer. His favourite antic is Ray of Enfeeblement. He always casts it as a Chain and as a 9th level spell to do inflict a 9d6 strength penalty. I ...
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What happens to a permanent Greater Magic Fang if you lose your natural weapon?

For instance, a caster with access to permanency and Greater Magic Fang casts a permanent GMF (claw) on a weretiger while he is in tiger form. When the lycan shifts back to his human form (no longer ...
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What happens if I empower a spell with limits?

In last session, out of panic, my magus used an empowered mirror image to protect himself. I rolled a 4 on the dice, +3 since I'm level 9, which totals 7 images, and the empower would bring that ...
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Does a Heightened spell bypass Spell Immunity?

Spell Immunity: The warded creature is immune to the effects of one specified spell for every four levels you have. The spells must be of 4th level or lower. The warded creature effectively has ...
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Can metamagic feats be applied to (Sp) abilities?

For instance, lets say you are a Drow wizard, and you have taken Quicken Spell as a metamagic feat. You wish to Quicken your innate darkness ability, so that you can throw down a cloak of magical ...
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Can a Twinned Hex be targeted at or moved onto a single creature?

In light of the recent Sorcerer nerf w/ Draconic Bloodline + Scorching ray I went in search of a damage boost. I figure Twinned Spell (PHB, p. 102) + Hex (PHB, p. 251) is a good combo. (Note that Hex ...
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Can a metamagic rod raise a spells effective level beyond 9?

Say I have a Greater echoing metamagic rod (affects spells up to 9th level, normally would add +3 to the spell slot). Can I cast a 7th, 8th, or 9th level spell using the rod? Would there be any ...
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Can a metamagic rod affect a spell that has been metamagiced to be outside its normal spell level range?

Say I am a high level cleric. I have Flame Strike prepared with Empower metamagic, increasing it's spell slot by 2, resulting in an Empowered Flame Strike sitting in a level 7 spell slot. I also have ...
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What energy type has less chance for resistance

I am currently playing a level 7 Magus in a pathfinder group, almost level 8. I was considering to buy an elemental metamagic rod, so that when I use spellstrike with shocking grasp, I can try to ...
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Does metamagic specialist let you quicken spells?

The metamagic specialist (PHB2, 61) lets you cast metamagic'd spells at normal casting time, but there is a particular phrase in the description that confused me: This benefit even lets you quicken ...
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Can you use the Elemental metamagic to then use Flaring metamagic?

Can I use the Elemental Spell metamagic to change, say Cone of Cold, to deal fire damage, then use Flaring Spell metamagic to cause it to dazzle? The feat says: "A flare spell causes a creature ...
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Can you use metamagic feat on a spell where it will have no effect? [closed]

If you have the "extend spell" metamagic feat, can you use it on the level 1 "Burning hands", just to cast it as a level 2 spell?
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What would be the metamagic level of "double quickening"?

A GM I played with used to rule that a quickened spell always reduced the casting time of a spell by 1 round, and reduced a 1 round casting time or a standard action casting time to a swift action, ...
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Does Elemental Focus affect spells modified with Elemental Spell?

I take Elemental Focus (fire) to add +1 to the DC for all of my spells that deal fire damage. If I also take Elemental Spell (fire), then cast an elemental lightning bolt, does it receive the DC bonus ...
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Divine Metamagic -- do you need the base metamagic feat in a feat slot already?

When applying Divine Metamagic to a metamagic feat -- by RAW, do you need to have the base metamagic feat in a feat slot and then use a second feat slot to apply Divine Metamagic to it, or does the ...
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Will quicken spell allow a (ranged) touch attack as part of the swift action?

Quicken spell says that: Casting a quickened spell is a swift action. Some spells, like snowball require a ranged touch attack: You conjure a ball of packed ice and snow that you can throw at a ...

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