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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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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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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 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 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 ...
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Quickened spell and movement/dodge, does order matter?

As you can use an action to, dash, dodge, attack, cast spell, etc. Am I allowed to walk my normal movement >> use my action to dash >> then use 2 SP to quicken a spell/cantrip? My DM reasons like ...
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Casting a double-rope trick on an enemy

A bit of background: I’ve perused the spell and feat lists for D&D a few times, but I’ve never played or been taught how the game works. As a result I’m wondering how this would play out in a real ...
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Quickened spells and concentration

I understand that I can't cast two spells per round (PHB p.202) even when using the Quickened Spell metamagic feat. However, is it allowable to cast a concentration spell like Crown of Madness on one ...
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Can a Sorcerer-3/Warlock-2 cast a subtle healing word and a quickened eldritch blast in the same turn?

I want to know if I'm understanding things right - that this set of actions is valid and doable. I'm also using this question as reference to prove I can quicken Eldritch Blast. Assuming a Sorcerer ...
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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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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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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 clerics apply metamagic feats to domain slot spells?

Are clerics allowed to apply metamagic feats to domain spells? Say I want to empower a 3rd level spell and put it into my 5th level slot, is that allowed?
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Can I use both the arcana Empowered Magic (Su) and the Empower Spell (Metamagic) on one spell?

My magus has Magical Lineage (Shocking Grasp) and Intensified Spell. My magus can cast a Shocking Grasp with a 1 level spell slot up to 10CL. At level 6, I chose the magus arcana Empowered Magic (Su):...
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Do Magical Lineage, Metamagic Master and Wayang Spellhunter stack together?

Magical Lineage: Pick one spell when you choose this trait. When you apply metamagic feats to this spell that add at least 1 level to the spell, treat its actual level as 1 lower for determining ...
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What is the 5e wizard equivalent of the Still Spell and Silent Spell feats from 3.5e?

I'm planning on making an illusionist wizard who studies magic so he can put on light shows and have dramatic illusory monsters scare the crowds (think Gandalf's fireworks show from the first Lord of ...
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Can brimstone blast's bonus fire damage benefit from Mortalbane?

Brimstone blast (Complete Arcane p.132) is intended to be a non-stacking damage effect as opposed to vitriolic blast which just adds more damage every round. However, the wording used to accomplish ...
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Does Extend Spell affect the duration of effects caused by spells?

I was wandering how Extend Spell affects certain spells. I know it doubles the duration, but does it double effects as well? Unless I'm missing something there doesn't seem to be a ruling. It says it ...
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Does the Sorcerer's Empower Metamagic influence die rolls for a sleep spell?

This question was inspired by this question about dealing with a creature protected by the Invulnerability spell. Empower spell reads: When you roll damage for a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery ...
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When do I state that I want to use empowered spell?

A sorcerer's metamagic option Empowered Spell states (emphasis mine): EMPOWERED SPELL When you roll damage for a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to reroll a number of the damage dice up ...
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Can a character without caster levels learn a metamagic feat?

A Paladin 8 is able to use 2nd level spells, allowing him to apply metamagic feats as for example Extend Spell or Enlarge Spell (which raise the spell slot used to one level higher, so the Paladin can ...
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Does +0 Metamagic Feats alter price of hired spell services?

For example, if a spellcaster was hired to cast Continual Flame on an item if they had the feat Eclipsed Spell (metamagic) with a +0 modifier to spell level. It seems that this item of drastically ...
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Arcane Disciple: How does a low wisdom interact with metamagic when spell slots are available

We have a 17th-level wizard with intelligence 19 and wisdom 14. He has these feats (among others): Arcane Disciple: War (Complete Divine) Metamagic School Focus: Evocation (Complete Mage) Persistent ...
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Ability Scores bonus spells and metamagic feats [duplicate]

First of all, I'm not asking this question to solve an issue. My GM and I both agree on the fact this should not be possible to avoid any game breaking mechanics. However, we couldn't find any rules ...
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Can a wand be crafted so that its spell is affected by special abilities?

A level 10 creator can use the feat Craft Wand to create a wand of snowball modified by the metamagic feats Intensified Spell and Empower Spell. Normally, the price of such a wand is 30,000 gp ([1 (...
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Can you apply a Metamagic effect to a spell stored in Spell Glyph?

Let's say you have 3 levels of Sorcerer, and 5 levels of Bard, and choose the Glyph of Warding spell. When you cast it in Spell Glyph mode, can you apply (in advance) a Metamagic effect to the spell ...
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Can you Subtle Spell Time Stop?

Subtle Spell states: When you cast a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery points to cast it without any somatic or verbal components Time Stop only has (V) Components, and The Components on page 203 ...
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Does Spell Sniper and Distant Spell quadruple your range on attack spells?

Spell Sniper says When you cast a spell that requires you to make an attack roll, the spell’s range is doubled. Distant Spell says When you cast a spell that has a range of 5 feet or greater, ...
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Does Eldritch Researcher allows for +0 (or lower) metamagic?

The eldritch researcher story feat states: Completion Benefit: The save DCs for any spells you create increase by 1 when you cast them. In addition, when applying metamagic feats to self-created ...
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Can a Sorcerer/Paladin use Twinned Spell with Find Steed to affect more than two targets?

I have a Sorcerer/Paladin multiclass, and I've picked up the Magic Initiate feat to gain Find Familiar. When riding into battle, I have my mount from my Find Steed spell and my familiar with me. If I ...
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How does spell tinker arcanist exploit work with extend spell?

I am playing a arcanist and I am considering taking the exploit spell tinkerer. I am only interested in the increase duration effect, not the reduced duration for the purposes of this question. I ...
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Can Wish emulate a metamagic-modified spell of the adequate slot?

Wish can emulate any wizard/sorcerer spell up to 8th level. Can I wish, for example, to emulate a maximized (+3) empowered (+2) fireball? The same fireball if prepared would occupy a 8th level slot.
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What level is used in Metamagic magic item cost calculations?

How are the cost calculated for an item which has a metamagic spell in it? Example: Jump is a level 1 wizard spell and can be cast by a level 1 wizard. The metamagic feat quicken says "A quickened ...
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Does Maximize Spell affect created effects?

Our DM has ruled that most spells that create something can't be maximized or empowered. He didn't give us a list or conditions under which these spells can't be maximized, but he works on a one by ...
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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 ...
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Can spells cast from items be used with feats relevant to the spell?

In Pathfinder, can you use a Ring of Dimension Door in conjunction with the Dimensional Dervish feat tree? I'd like to know if I'd get more use (and value) out of such a ring than a Ring of Wizardry ...
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What is the time increase for metamagic feats when used on a swift spell for Spontaneous casters?

Metamagic Feats If the spell’s normal casting time is a standard action, casting a metamagic version is a full-round action for a sorcerer or bard. (This isn’t the same as a 1-round casting time.) ...

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