Questions tagged [metamagic]

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Does the Healing Domain (or similar metamagic-like effects) affect scroll/wand/staff use?

Many abilities, notably the Healing Domain 6th level feature, allow you to alter "your spells" with metamagic-like effects. At 6th level, all of your cure spells are treated as if they were ...
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How do shadow Conjuration/Evocation spells appear and work at 100%?

At 15th level, an NPC wizard with the Shadow caster archetype using the solid Shadow metamagic feat casts Greater Shadow Conjuration, mimicking a Hungry Pit against a party of PCs. Say they all make ...
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Shadowfell Shard Order of Operations

Shadowfell Shard: When you use a Metamagic option on a spell while you are holding or wearing the shard, you can momentarily curse one creature targeted by the spell; choose one ability score, and ...
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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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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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What classes or archetypes grant metamagic feats with a dip?

Inspired by this comment, I want to know what other classes/archetypes a player can dip in order to get a metamagic feat as a bonus feat (and if I missed any). To set the bounds of the list, the list ...
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What happens if I use the Twinned Spell metamagic on Simulacrum?

If I cast the Simulacrum spell, and then use the Twinned Spell metamagic to cast it again, targeting myself and the first simulacrum, is the first simulacrum destroyed? What happens?
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How does the Split Ray metamagic feat apply to the Light of Lunia spell?

I stumbled across the Light of Lunia spell in the Spell Compendium (p. 132), and was wondering how exactly Metamagic would apply to it. Split Ray in particular interests me, as I would love a way to ...
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How can a sword-swinging PC immediately animate a killed foe?

I'd like a PC in my campaign to slay his foes by using a melee or ranged weapon like a sword or spear then have those foes rise immediately to join him in the fight as zombies or some other kind of ...
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Can you apply metamagic on Wish spell? [duplicate]

Can you apply metamagic on the Wish spell? For example using Twinned Spell on Otto's Irresistible Dance cast through Wish?
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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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Would a Sorcerer roll damage once or twice when Twinning a damaging (non-attack) spell? [duplicate]

There is a useful rule in the PHB concerning multiple creatures being damaged simultaneously (PHB, p. 196): If a spell or other effect deals damage to more than one target at the same time, roll ...
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Can you twin the Light cantrip?

This question is very similar to my previous question here, and is more what I was originally trying to ask. Jeremy Crawford clarified in the 19/JAN/2017 Sage Advice segment of the Dragon Talk ...
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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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At what point is Empower Spell better than Maximize Spell?

When I'm trying to increase the output of my spells such as Fireball, Cure Critical Wounds or Magic Missile, I can't decide whether Empower Spell or Maximize Spell is better. I'd like to compare only ...
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Can you extend time stop?

Time stop has a "duration" of 1d4+1 rounds, but it says it's apparent time and to see the text for further explaination. Knowing this, I wanted to understand wheter it's possible or not to extend time ...
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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 Energy Fusion be used to enhance a cantrip?

Energy Fusion states: You fuse two spells together, combining their energy types. If the next action you use is to Cast a Spell that deals acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic damage, select a non-...
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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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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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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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What's the least resource-intensive way for a wizard/sorcerer to cast a Persistent Time Stop spell?

This question made me curious: How does a wizard/sorcerer (with or without prestige class (related to Wizard/sorcerer)) can cast Persistent Time Stop? To my knowledge (assuming non-epic and no ...
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What are all sources of extra uses of bardic music?

I am working on a (somewhat) functional version of the classic Bard/Barbarian hybrid. The lynchpin is using Rage Casting (Dragon #310), which requires casting to be a free action, citing Quicken Spell ...
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Can you reduce the metamagic cost before applying Metamagic Song?

The description of Metamagic Song states: When applying a metamagic feat to a spell, you must either use Metamagic Song to completely offset the increase in the spell's effective level or apply the ...
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Metamagic Twinned Spell vs. Seeking Spell

Just throwing up a Wild Magic Sorcerer build in DnD 5e and was debating the metamagic options Twinned Spell and Seeking Spell. For a low level character is there any advantage to Seeking Spell? (...
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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 a spell prepared with Alternate Spell Source benefit from Divine Metamagic?

Say a Cleric 3/Wizard 2/ Mystic Theurge 5 with Divine Metamagic and Alternate Spell Source prepares Blessed Aim as a arcane spell. Divine Metamagic states: As a free action, you can take the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Empower maximized intensified spell. How do they all stack

If I have a spell that has all 3 of these metamagics applied, how do they stack? Shocking grasp for example. 5d6, does it turn into 10d6 from intense, then is maximized for 60+5d6 (empowered) Or are ...
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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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Do spells learned from Magic Initiate work with Metamagic? [duplicate]

I have been searching on here and other sites and I can't find the answer. If i were to take Magic Initiate on my sorcerer would I be able to use metamagic on the spells?
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Does each metamagic effect on a spell add a full round to the casting time?

The PHB, page 88 states about metamagic feats that spontaneous usage of one metamagic feat increases the casting time to a full round action, or an additional full-round action if the original effect ...
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Can you use Silent Spell to affect a spell you cast on your next turn?

I was wondering, if a wizard on round 1 cast a spell requiring 2 actions and ends its turn with preparing a silent spell, is he able to use the benefits of this feat at round 2? If yes, can he then ...
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Does FAQ have official errata power in Pathfinder Society Organized Play? [duplicate]

According to FAQ, Magical Lineage and Metamagic Master traits don't allow their users to reduce spell level and have, say, a Furious Magic Missile as a 0 level spell (allowing to cast it at-will), or ...
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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 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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How do Stylized Spell (Metamagic) and Rakshasa Bloodline Arcana interact?

Both mechanisms are all about lying on what you are casting. Bloodline Arcana: Add half your sorcerer level to the Spellcraft DC for others to identify spells you cast. If their checks fail by 5 or ...
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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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Can the Metamagic Song feat be used multiple times on the same spell?

The Metamagic Song feat from Races of Stone (p. 142) allows you to expend Bardic Music uses in place of increasing the level of the spell when applying metamagic. It comes with the stipulation that: ...
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Can you use a Smiting Spell as a normal touch spell?

The Smiting Spell feat from PHB2 lets you transfer a touch spell into a weapon or ammunition and then the next time you attack with the weapon the spell discharges, applying its effects. Can you ...
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Can you use Metamagic Song and Quicken Spell together?

The description for the feat Metamagic Song in Races of Stone states (emphasis mine): When you spontaneously cast an arcane spell that is enhanced by a metamagic feat, you can spend a number of ...
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Can you apply the Seeking Spell and Empowered Spell Metamagics to the same spell?

The general rule on Metamagic states (emphasis mine): You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when you cast it, unless otherwise noted. Meanwhile, the Seeking Spell and Empowered Spell ...
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Can a Helm of Teleportation or Teleport Scroll be Counterspelled if cast with Subtle Metamagic?

From the description of the Helm of Teleportation: "you can use an action and expend 1 charge to cast the teleport spell from it" So, that establishes we are in fact casting a spell. It is ...
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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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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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