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Questions tagged [sorcerer]

A type of magic user. Questions in this tag generally refer to the D&D class. For the RPG named Sorcerer, use the [sorcerer-rpg] tag.

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Does a multiclassed paladin gain oath spells based on character level or paladin level?

Say my character is a level 6 Oath of Vengeance paladin, multiclassed with a level 3 sorcerer (of unspecified subclass). At level 6, paladins do not have access to 3rd-level spells. The character's ...
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As a Sorcerer, can you trade out the spells granted by the Drow High Magic feat?

The Drow High Magic racial feat (XGtE, p. 74) states: You learn more of the magic typical of dark elves. You learn the detect magic spell and can cast it at will, without expending a spell slot. ...
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Considering only spells from the PHB, are the Elemental Adept feat and the Elemental Affinity sorcerer feature only good with fire damage?

I'm trying to build a Draconic Bloodline sorcerer with the Elemental Adept feat (PHB, p. 166) and the Elemental Affinity subclass feature to maximize one element. I'm a new player, and our group so ...
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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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What happens when a Storm sorcerer uses Tempestuous Magic to fly 10 feet straight up?

Storm sorcerers have the Tempestuous Magic feature (XGtE, p. 52) at 1st level: Starting at 1st level, you can use a bonus action on your turn to cause whirling gusts of elemental air to briefly ...
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How does my homebrew spell replacement for the Shadow Magic sorcerer's Hound of Ill Omen feature compare to the original?

We are starting a new campaign soon with 7 players. To avoid a lot of extra rolling and stuff, the DM banned summons (companions/mounts). I still wanted to play a Shadow Magic sorcerer (XGtE, p. 50-...
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Can a Sorcerer twin a spell to hit a creature with two heads with both attacks?

During our campaign this weekend we encountered an Ettin named Oinkers Boinkers. It had two heads (one head was Oinkers, the other was Boinkers), each with a different personality and it acted like ...
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Can a multiclassed Wizard/Sorcerer use the Twinned Spell metamagic option on Simulacrum?

Consider a Wizard 13/Sorcerer 7 multiclass, who happens to have the Twinned Spell metamagic option: When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn’t have a range of self, you can ...
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Is my multiclassed paladin/fighter/sorcerer built according to the rules? [closed]

I wanna preface this by saying I'm a D&D fanboy/wannabe, Baldur's Gate and Critical Role is the closest I've ever gotten to playing the game. One of the things I love about any game is character ...
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What can I do to maximize illusion/enchantment spells as a sorcerer?

I've read up online but it doesn't seem there are that many people talking about the Sorcerer's maestro bloodline. The adventure path I'm doing will be a play-by-post(PbP) roleplay heavy campaign with ...
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Warlock spellslots conversion to sorcery points? [duplicate]

Warlock-sorcerer, can you convert your warlock slots (that you regain with short rests) into sorcery points? Is there a cap to your current sorcery points?
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Can my storm sorcerer really long jump 120 feet and high jump 60 feet?

I play a 6th level storm sorcerer in one of D&D groups, and I just got the boots of striding and springing which increases my jump distance by x3. My strength score is 14 and I have the jump spell,...
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Does Elemental Affinity let you add your Charisma modifier to the damage of cantrips?

The Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's 6th-level feature, Elemental Affinity, lets you add your Charisma modifier to the damage when you cast a spell. Does this count with cantrips such as fire bolt?
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Are there any serious balance implications to letting a sorcerer take the Produce Flame cantrip?

A player building a 1st level Sorcerer character feels that produce flame is a better thematic fit for their character than fire bolt. Are there any serious balance issues with allowing them to take ...
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Can a sorcerer use metamagic when casting a spell via a spell scroll?

Can a sorcerer use metamagic when casting a spell via a spell scroll?
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Can you cast a Subtle Spell while under the effects of Hold Person? [duplicate]

Let's say that you're a Sorcerer under the effects of Hold Person, can you cast a spell without a material component with the Subtle Spell metamagic?
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How can I modify class abilities? [closed]

I was reading in this page that you can add spells and abilities to pcgen modifying the .lst files. My first idea was to add an "spell" for my character in order to have a special "ability". Now I ...
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Does replacing Metamagic with a delayed Arcane Tradition have glaring balance issues?

In an answer to a related question, linksassin suggests an untested variant rule to apply some wizard flavor to the sorcerer class. I've attempted to formalize this approach and want to verify that I ...
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How does the Twinned Spell metamagic option interact with the Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's Elemental Affinity feature?

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, you can spend a number of sorcery points equal to the ...
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How should I go about making a Pathfinder 3.5 Drow Sorcerer? [closed]

This is probably an odd question but here goes. I’m going to be joining a home-brew campaign for Pathfinder 3.5 which from what I’ve been told about this campaign by the DM it’s going to follow the ...
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Can you use Empowered Spell to reroll the healing dice for the Cure Wounds spell?

Can the sorcerer's Empowered Spell metamagic option be used to reroll the healing dice for the cure wounds spell (or, for that matter, any healing spell)?
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How does Elemental Affinity work with spells like Ice Knife?

According to the PHB Errata: Elemental Affinity (p. 102). The damage bonus applies to one damage roll of a spell, not multiple rolls. And there's the ice knife spell (XGE, p. 157): You create a ...
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Can a Divine Soul Sorcerer learn a cleric cantrip at their first sorcerer level?

Can a Divine Soul Sorcerer learn a cleric cantrip at their first sorcerer level, when they create the character? Or only when they learn a new cantrip at a higher level?
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Casting a Smite, then Twinned Spell on a Booming Blade?

Let's say as a Stone Sorcerer, I'm fighting two creatures within 5 feet of each other. So I cast Thunderous Smite as a bonus action, then twin spell a Booming Blade on one of the creatures. Does ...
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When can a Wild Magic sorcerer use Bend Luck if he can't see the die?

The Wild Magic sorcerer's 6th-level Bend Luck feature (PHB, p. 103) states: When another creature you can see makes an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, you can use your reaction ...
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Can an Elemental Bloodline Sorcerer Use Rime Spell on Their Fire Spells?

The elemental bloodline's bloodline arcana feature grants the sorcerer the ability to change the energy damage a spell deals from its "base" energy damage to the energy type of their bloodline (cold, ...
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How to optimize a Sorcerer or Oracle into Tier 1?

This answer talks about ‘unlocking’ Tier 2 sorcerers and oracles into Tier 1: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/a/114432 I’m curious as to what specific alternate class features, feats, race ...
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What spells are associated with my sorcerer's Dragon Ancestry, for the purpose of the Elemental Affinity feature?

What spells would be associated with my Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's Dragon Ancestor, for the purpose of the 6th-level Elemental Affinity feature? I picked Brass Dragon as my ancestry; would it be ...
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What happens to falling momentum (velocity) when a storm sorcerer uses Tempestuous Magic to fly?

Say a D&D 5e storm sorcerer with the Tempestuous Magic 1st-level feature (XGtE, p. 52) is falling from a height of 300 ft. They ready a spell to be cast just before they reach the ground, such ...
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Can Storm Guide stop rain and redirect wind created by magic?

Storm Guide is a feature of the Storm Sorcerer from XGtE (p. 52): At 6th level, you gain the ability to subtly control the weather around you. If it is raining, you can use an action to cause ...
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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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Is there an easy way to validate a high-level Sorcerer's spell list?

Suppose I'm running a one-shot that starts at level 9, and I instruct players to generate characters using any officially published Sourcebooks to create their characters. One of my players chooses ...
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Sorcerer known spells per sorcerer level per spell level

I wondering how many spells known per sorcerer level per spell level. I haven't seen any specific clarification around this. I know sorcerers know a specific number of spells per sorcerer level, but ...
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Can healing be considered negative damage for the purpose of the Wild Magic sorcerer's Spell Bombardment?

Wild Magic sorcerers get the Spell Bombardment feature at 18th level (PHB, p. 103): When you roll damage for a spell and roll the highest number possible on any of the dice, choose one of those ...
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Can a sorcerer spell cast from a magic item trigger a Wild Magic Surge?

A Wild Magic Surge may happen when a Wild Magic sorcerer (PHB, p. 103-104) casts a sorcerer spell of 1st level or higher: Once per turn, the DM can have you roll a d20 immediately after you cast a ...
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What can I do as a level 3 sorcerer to undo Intellect Devourer Ability Score damage?

Is there anything like greater restoration available to me at level 3? Or is there something I can do as a level three sorcerer to undo the effects of a Intellect Devourer's ability score reduction on ...
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Are there any major balance issues with Sorcerers having access to these non-sorcerer spells?

So, as a follow-up to this question about giving extra spells to sorcerers, inspired by the second half of András' answer to that question, some of the spells I have chosen are from other spell lists. ...
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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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Would giving Sorcerer archetypes extra “spells known” unbalance them?

Sorcerers don't have many spells. If I compare them to other full casters (I'm not including Warlocks in this because they work entirely differently), namely Bards, Clerics, Druids and Wizards, then ...
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Is the Spell Bombardment additional damage die subject to critical hit dice doubling?

Level 18 Wild Magic sorcerers have the following feature (PHB, p. 103): Spell Bombardment Beginning at 18th level, when you roll damage for a spell and roll the highest number possible on any ...
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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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Is it balanced to allow a Divine Soul Sorcerer to swap out Empowered Healing for Extra Attack?

The Divine Soul sorcerer (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 50) gets the Empowered Healing feature at 6th level: Starting at 6th level, the divine energy coursing through you can empower healing ...
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Is there an official way to add Simulacrum to a sorcerer's spell list besides the Wish spell?

I know of the wish spell being a possible solution. Are there any others? I'm asking for a 13th-level non-multiclassed sorcerer to be able to learn and cast simulacrum, as if it were on the sorcerer ...
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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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Does a Divine Soul Sorcerer's alignment affect their choice of Divine Magic affinity?

The Divine Soul Sorcerous Origin from Xanathar's Guide to Everything (page 50) has the class feature Divine Magic at level 1. It allows you to pick a "free" extra spell based on having an "affinity" ...
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Can I add the bonus from my Elemental Affinity on each scorching ray?

This may be quite obvious, but I want to be certain. As a Draconic Bloodline sorcerer with Elemental Affinity to fire, do I get to add my Charisma modifier to each ray of scorching ray, or just one ...
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D&D 5e, Looking for thoughts and suggestions on a character build and backstory I'm looking to make [closed]

Concept - I was looking for inspiration on a character I'd like to play and while watching The Grudge with my girlfriend the other night, I thought of a character concept based around Kayako's skill ...
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Does a sorcerer have to learn spells from somewhere, or do they learn them by leveling up?

I'm new to DnD 3.5 and I'm wondering: how does a sorcerer learn new spells? We have a party member who insists sorcerers have to learn spells from spell books or from other sources. On the other ...
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Would continually decreasing your height with Wild Magic Surges eventually make you vanish from existence?

Wild Magic sorcerers (PHB, p. 103-104) have the Wild Magic Surge feature at first level: Starting when you choose this origin at 1st level, your spellcasting can unleash surges of untamed magic. ...