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How does Empowered Spell work?

I'm using a non-official translated version (there is no official one for my language) of the 5e PHB, and checking it with the official one makes me confused. When you roll damage for a spell, you ...
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Can you cast a quickened spell into a ring of spell storing? [duplicate]

Scenario is my party's rogue has a ring of spell storing, I tend to give him Green Flame Blade and Booming Blade to use in conjunction with his sneak attack. Can I also fill the ring with Quickened ...
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Can my 2nd spell used with quickened spell not be a cantrip?

I've been reading quickened spell and wanted to know if I can cast 2 times the spell Fireball because on page 102 of PHB: When you cast a spell that has a casting time of 1 action, you can spend ...
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Do Metapsionic Feats work with Aegis Energy Blast, Improved Ranged Attack, & Empowered Blast suit mod?

-Do Metapsionic Feats work with Aegis Energy Blast, Improved Ranged Attack, & Empowered Blast suit mod? Aegis' Energy Blast seems to emulate Energy Ray power. Are the following Metapsionic Feats ...
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Can a Ring of Spell Storing make it possible to apply multiple Metamagic options to one spell?

The Ring of Spell Storing is a unique item in that it allows one spell to be cast two times. The first time is when the spell is cast into the ring: Ring of Spell Storing, DMG 192 This ring ...
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Does the extra damage from Booming Blade stack if the spell is cast twice on the same target?

The booming blade spell (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, p. 142) says: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature within the ...
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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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What does an Extended Augmented Mass Lesser Vigor cast by a Shield Guardian do?

With some help my level 13 (divine) character has constructed a Shield Guardian. Shield Guardians have Spell Storing and can store a spell of up to 4th level. I was thinking of storing an Extended ...
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What happens when Invisible Spell modifies silent image?

When using the feat Invisible Spell to modify the spell silent image, is it accurate to say that the resulting image will only be seen by those who can see invisibility? This could add another layer ...
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Magic items with caster dependent effects

There are a number of spells and abilities with effects that depend upon the factors outside the level of the caster or the level of the spell as cast. Most commonly, the D.C. of a spell check can ...
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Is there an item that grants Still and Silent spell at the same time?

I'm looking for any item that will allow me to apply both metamagic feats (Still spell and Silent spell) to the same spell without raising the level of the spell slot it costs me. I would have ...
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Which yields higher average damage, an Empowered or Twinned Chaos Bolt?

Chaos bolt from UA had the nifty feature of bouncing targets in the event of your 2d8 damage rolling up doubles. While some people complained about the relatively low damage output, no one ...
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What counts as a target for Chain Spell?

The Chain Spell feat (Complete Arcane p76) can be used with: Any spell that specifies a single target and has a range greater than touch... What counts as a spell that specifies a single target? ...
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Does Furious Spell add damage or multiply damage?

I have read the description, and based on what it says, I am reading it like such: Spell caster is level 15 → Spell is 6th level and does 1d6 every spell caster level → Spell does 15d6 → Add ...
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Can you use Extended Spell Metamagic more than once?

Can you use Extend Spell Meta Magic more than once? Meaning can you pay more SP to extend the duration by one factor? EX: 1SP = Spell Duration of minute last 1 minute becomes 10 minutes, 3SP 1 hour, ...
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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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Beating invisibilty [duplicate]

The boss for a campaign i am writing right now is a high level spell caster. He will frequently be using the invisibility spell. The adventurers are all level 3, and none of them have any spells or ...
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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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Apply meta-magic on Magic surge? [duplicate]

Is it possible to apply careful spell on a magic surge for a example a cast 3rd level fireball centred on yourself, can you utilize careful spell in this case to save yourself and your allies?
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What counts as a “fixed range” spell for Persistent Spell?

The Persistent Spell feat in Player's Guide to Faerûn allows a spell to last for 24 hours. The spell to be persisted must have a personal range or fixed range. I'm having trouble finding a ...
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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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How does Quicken Spell-Like Ability work with shape/essence modifiers?

Warlocks can take quicken spell-like ability: eldritch blast (MM p.304) at 10th level (really 12th level due to feats from level progression). And from everything I've read, modifiers on eldritch ...
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Are eldritch blasts with essences applied considered different abilities with regard to metamagic feats?

I've been searching and searching, and I cannot find a clear answer to this question: If I take Maximize Spell-Like Ability and apply it to "Eldritch Blast," giving me 3 casts per day of maximized "...
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Does this Sorcerer homebrew feature have more efficient than intended uses?

The following is a homebrew Sorcerer feature that is part of a Sorcerous Origin I'm experimenting with. Wax & Wane When you cast an applicable spell, you may choose to use the Heightened Spell ...
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Casting two cantrips, both modified by metamagic?

Can you cast one cantrip, modifying it with "Twinned Spell" (Fire Bolt) to target 2 creatures, and then cast another cantrip as a Bonus Action (Fire Bolt), using "Quickened Spell" to target one of the ...
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Can Warlocks choose the level effectiveness of Eldritch Blasts?

Can a Warlock as defined in D&D 3.5 Complete Arcane choose to use a reduced-power eldritch blast? Meaning if there is a level 5 warlock, will its eldritch blast always do 3d6 max caster level, or ...
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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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What is the CL information of Metamagic Rods for?

In the header of the metamagic rod description is a section CL, e.g for the Quicken Rod Aura strong (no school); CL 17th; Weight 5 lbs. What is the CL information for? First of I thought it is a ...
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Difference between types of Extend metamagic rods

What is the difference between lesser extend, extend and greater extend, such as when creating a Extend Metamagic Rod?
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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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How does Empower Spell interact with criticals?

How is the the total damage of a spell calculated, if it is enhanced by the Empower Spell metamagic feat and a critical hit is rolled? According to the d20 SRD Empower Spell feat entry: Benefit: ...
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Can you immediately attack after using Smiting Spell?

Normally, a creature can cast a spell that has a range of touch and then, before or after or without taking a move action, make an attack with that touch spell in the same round. If I modify a touch ...
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How does heighten spell work when other metamagic feats are also applied?

Ive always played with a particular understanding of how heighten spell works and recently someone brought into question my understanding of it. I would like to point out that this is similar but ...
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Is an Empowered Magic Missile more missiles or more damage per missile?

Hi I'm a gm and had a problem last week. One of my players had the meta magic feat Empower and used it on magic missile. He argued he would get more missiles instead of 50% more damage on target hit....
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Way for wizard to cover level difference for Metamagic feats

For Clerics there is Divine metamagic feat in Complete divine which let a cleric to exchgange daily turn attempts to pay metamagic feat level difference cost. Such as, a cleric casts a Disintegrate ...
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How does empower interact with summon monster?

When a wizard prepares an empowered summon monster 3, does this affect their health? I feel this question was asked before, but I can't find it. Sorry if it has.
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Can metamagic rods (or similar devices) be used with spells cast from wands?

So here is what I want to do. There is a magic item in the mythic magic items which functions similar to the metamagic rods. I have been looking into if it is possible to use the ring of transcendent ...
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Which numerical bonuses could spell perfection double on a toppling quickened magic missile?

When I cast a toppling magic missile and use spell perfection to make it quickened as well, what numerical bonuses are there that would be doubled by spell perfection that would help with the CMB roll ...
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How can you protect yourself from mythic magic missiles?

I am in a mythic game as a cleric. Our martial character is worried about mythic magic missile and at first I dismissed his concerns until I started examining it for myself. As everyone can imagine, ...
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How does Intensify Spell work on Magic Missile?

How would Magic Missile be affected by the metamagic feat intensify spell? Intensify An intensified spell increases the maximum number of damage dice by 5 levels. You must actually have sufficient ...
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Can Blessing of Fervor be applied to a 1st/2nd level spell which has been heightened?

I have a specific scenario which I need clarification on. I want to cast a spell like sanctuary which can benefit from being in a higher spell slot with heighten spell and also from extend spell. Not ...
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How do prepared casters use metamagic rods?

How do prepared casters like clerics and wizards use the metamagic rods? Are they only able to use the rod during the actual act of casting the spell? Are they able to use the rod when preparing ...
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What happens when you use heighten spell on a spell already affected by a metamagic feat?

For the purpose of the question, I will use a very well known spell as the basis, magic missile, which is a 1st level spell. Quicken Casting a quickened spell is a swift action. You can perform ...
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Can Merciful Spell be used on summon monster spells?

Im in a game where its not always the best idea to deal lethal damage. Basically those who rule are corrupt but not the town guard doing their best to keep the city safe. So trying not to kill the ...
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How does Persistent Spell work with spells that have a duration?

How does persistent spell work with spells that have a duration? The ones that I am most interested in are constricting coils and black tentacles. Persistent Spell Whenever a creature targeted by a ...
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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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Does Intensified Spell Work on Ball Lightning?

As the title states, I simply would like to know if intensified spell will add an extra ball when I cast Ball Lightning.

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