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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 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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Can you move between the attacks of a Twinned Booming Blade?

Under "Moving Between Attacks" it says: "If you take an action that includes more than one weapon attack, you can break up your movement even further by moving between those attacks..." If you ...
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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 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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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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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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Can Twinned Spell affect Chain Lightning?

The Twinned Spell effect works on spells that target a single person, so would it work with Chain Lightning, which only hits a single target in the start, but slowly spreads?
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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 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 do Suggestion and Subtle Spell work together?

The Suggestion spell has a verbal component, and is described as : You suggest a course of activity (limited to a sentence or two) and magically influence a creature [...] that can hear and ...
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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 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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How many can I topple with my mighty missiles?

I have magic missile with caster level 3 and the toppling spells feat. Magic missile says: For every two caster levels beyond 1st, you gain an additional missile - two at 3rd level, three at 5th, ...
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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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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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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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Does the sorcerer's Extended Spell metamagic option extend the duration of a spell exponentially or linearly? [duplicate]

When it mentions that you can spend 1 sorcery point to double its duration, up to a maximum of 24 hours, does it mean that every time you spend a sorcery point you add the original duration again? Or ...
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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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Can the spell Enemies Abound be twinned?

Can you use the metamagic option Twinned spell on the spell enemies abound? Normally I would say yes, because the spell itself only targets one creature. But then I read this tweet by Jeremy Crawford: ...
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Does Twinned Spell work on Hellish Rebuke?

With hellish rebuke I can take 1 reaction on being damaged by "a creature" within 60 feet to do damage back at him. The Sorcerer Twinned Spell allows me to target a 2nd creature within range. The ...
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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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Can you cast Eldritch Blast twice in the same turn using the sorcerer's Quickened Spell Metamagic option?

Someone has been telling me that I cannot cast eldritch blast twice a turn, because by some rule you are only able to cast one spell and one cantrip a turn, regardless of casting time. I trust his ...
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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 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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What, precisely, happens when you apply the Chain Spell metamagic feat to the Chain Lightning Spell?

The Chain Spell feat (Complete Arcane) causes a spell that normally has a single target to arc to multiple secondary targets based on your caster level. The spell chain lightning has a single initial ...
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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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How many sorcery points does twin spell use when copying a spell cast with a higher level slot?

The sorcerer ability Twin Spell (PH 102) reads: 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 spell's ...
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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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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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Do I empower a spell after or before I cast it?

I wanted to know if I (as a sorcerer with empower spell metamagic) have to say that I'm empowering a spell before I cast it, or can I see the damage roll and then say I'm empowering it?
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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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Can you use the Sorcerer's Extended Spell Metamagic option with the Delayed Blast Fireball spell to get an extra 10d6 damage?

The Sorcerer can get the Metamagic, Extended Spell. Extended Spell (PHB p. 102) When you Cast a Spell that has a Duration of 1 minute or longer, you can spend 1 sorcery point to double its ...
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Is there an errata that changes the effect of the Irresistible Spell Metamagic feat from Kingdoms of Kalamar?

So the metamagic feat known as Irresistible Spell is from a campaign setting known as KoK (Kingdoms of Kalamar) a relatively unknown setting. If you have the metamagic feats Envelop the Wall (another ...
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Are sorcerers unable to use the Careful Spell metamagic option on themselves?

The sorcerer's Careful Spell metamagic option states the it applies to “other creatures”: When you cast a spell that forces other creatures to make a saving throw, you can protect some of those ...
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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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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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When casting a spell using Twinned Spell does it use one or two spell slots?

Say I cast fireball using Twinned spell, I would expend 3 sorcery points and cast a second fireball, would casting those two fireballs use one or two of my level 3 spell slots?
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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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Does the Twinned Spell metamagic option work with the Magic Missile spell?

If a sorcerer targets magic missile on one creature, can they use the Twinned Spell metamagic ability to also hit another creature with the same damage?
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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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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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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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Can the Crown of Madness spell be twinned?

I'm looking to build a sorcerer focused on the Twinned Spell metamagic and which spells I can use with it (e.g. Haste!). Looking around, I came across these tweets from Jeremy Crawford stating that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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