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Questions tagged [sorcerer]

The sorcerer is a particular class or type of magic user that often harnesses some form of innate magic. 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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Magical Lineage/Bloodline Arcana interaction

Magical Lineage says: Benefit: 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 ...
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If a Shadow Magic sorcerer replaces Darkness with another spell, can they still cast it?

The Shadow Magic sorcerous origin learns darkness as an extra known spell. They also gain additional ways of casting darkness. When you reach 3rd level in this class, you learn the darkness spell, ...
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Does a reincarnated Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer save his class abilities?

It looks like that Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer got all his class abilities just from his dragon ancestor. But does such ancestor provide sorcerer only with a Draconic Bloodline body, like ancestors ...
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Empowered Spell before and after Spell Bombardment

The Empowered Spell metamagic option says: When you roll damage for a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to reroll a number of the damage dice up to your Charisma modifier (minimum of one). You ...
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Can a shadow sorcerer see in darkness created by another shadow sorcerer? [duplicate]

I have a party with 2 Shadow Sorcerers. If one of them casts darkness with sorcery points, is there a way - RAI or RAW it doesn't matter- for the other sorcerer to see through it? It seems stupid ...
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Can a multiclass sorcerer make spell slots for your other class using sorcerer points?

For example: sorcerer 3 / warlock 1 Using flexible Casting to create a warlock spell slot. Can a multiclass sorcerer make spell slots for your other class using sorcerer points? EDIT: Thanks guy i ...
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When does a UA Sea Sorcerer choose to use the Curse of the Sea feature's additional effect?

The Sea Sorcerer's Curse of the Sea feature states, in part: Once per turn when you cast a spell, you can trigger the curse if that spell deals cold or lightning damage to the cursed target or ...
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How far can Sea Sorcerer's Curse of the Sea and the Warlock's Repelling Blast Invocation push a target?

If I'm playing a Sorcerer/Warlock multi-class and I cast eldritch blast with the Repelling Blast invocation and I have Curse of the Sea from Sea Sorcery how far can I push foes away?
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Can a multiclassed sorcerer/warlock use Quickened Spell to cast Green-Flame Blade and then use the Thirsting Blade feature to get 3 attacks on a turn?

Can a multiclassed sorcerer-warlock use the Quickened Spell metamagic to cast a spell like green-flame blade as a bonus action, and then use the Thirsting Blade warlock feature to make 2 more attacks ...
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Can a Sorcerer mimic Extra Attack with the Quickened Spell metamagic? [duplicate]

Sword Coast's Adventurer's Guide included a few cantrips intended to be used by melee casters, specifically Booming Blade and Green-Flame Blade. Both state that they have a casting time of 1 Action ...
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What are the rules for changing religions?

One of my players started as a believer of Bane in Faerun and secretly tried to undermine the group. Now, since the group helped him a lot along the way and saved his life, he helps people while being ...
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Can a Sorcerer use the Careful Spell Metamagic option on spells with optional saving throws?

The Sorcerer's Careful Spell Metamagic states: When you cast a spell that forces other creatures to make a saving throw, you can protect some of those creatures from the spell’s full force. To do ...
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Can a Shadow Magic sorcerer control a Hound of Ill Omen as they would any other mount?

Say I am a Small-sized Shadow Magic sorcerer. I summon a Hound of Ill Omen, I mount it, and I attempt to control it. Does it move as I direct it, choosing only between Dash, Disengage, and Dodge? Or ...
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Is this “Fae Ancestry” homebrew sorcerer subclass balanced? [duplicate]

Continuing my current planar obsession I have made this Fae Ancestry sorcerer subclass. To me (I may be biased), it looks mostly fine except for Fae Charm, but I can't tell which is the reason I am ...
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If I multiclass a Wizard and a Sorcerer with Arcane Bloodline, can I choose a familiar for both?

If I multiclass a Wizard and a Sorcerer with Arcane Bloodline, can I choose a familiar for both? Or can I have a familiar from one class and a bonded object from the other?
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Which spell level does the Primal Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's Variant Bloodline Arcana feature refer to?

The Sorcerer's Variant Bloodline Arcana for the Primal Dragon bloodline says Variant Bloodline Arcana: Whenever you cast a spell with an energy descriptor that matches your draconic bloodline’s ...
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Is there any way to get the Draconic Claw feat without losing BAB?

Races of the Dragon has a very interesting feat in Draconic Claw (p. 102), which gives you a pair of claw attacks as well as the ability to make a claw attack as a swift action in any turn in which ...
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For a multiclassed Wizard/Sorcerer, do the Wizard school features benefit sorcerer spells?

If I'm primarily a sorcerer and multiclass into a wizard of the school Evocation/Admixture, with this effect: Versatile Evocation (Su): When you cast an evocation spell that does acid, cold, ...
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Where do I keep track of sorcery points on a character sheet?

I’m a little confused about the sorcery point system, mainly where I keep track of them on my character sheet. Should I keep track in the “attacks and spellcasting” box, or is there somewhere else I ...
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If a Shadow Magic sorcerer casts Darkness using the Eyes of the Dark feature, can they cast another spell that requires concentration?

Eyes of the Dark, a feature from the Shadow Magic (Sorcerer) class, allows the PC to cast darkness by expending a spell slot, or 2 sorcery points. If I cast the spell in that way (either expending a ...
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Does Elemental Affinity apply to spells cast from Magic Items? [duplicate]

Well, the title question is straight-forward. Elemental Affinity states Starting at 6th level, when you cast a spell that deals damage of the type associated with your draconic ancestry, add your ...
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Character Building- Should a magic user (sorcerer) have all magic attacks? [closed]

I am knew to character building, and as I am creating a sorcerer, I am a little confused about the spell vs. attack aspect. I understand there is a separate page for spells, but I am wondering how I ...
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How to prevent a single-element caster from being useless against immune foes, as a DM?

TL;DR: As a DM, how can I prevent a full single-element caster from becoming almost useless against foes immune to his element of choice, without making him overpowered? To make the question more ...
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Is it better to fly or to be better at beating spell resistance? [closed]

I'm a sorcerer planning for down the road. I have the Celestial bloodline. At level 9 I have the option to get the bloodline ability Wings of Heaven: Wings of Heaven (Su): At 9th level, you can ...
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Does the Stone's Edge feature for the UA Stone Sorcerer work with cantrips?

At 14th level, Stone Sorcerers (from Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer) get the Stone's Edge feature, which states: When you cast a spell that deals damage, choose one creature damaged by that spell on ...
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What is the oldest published version of the Sorcerer class/kit in D&D?

I'm wondering if the absolute first incarnation of a Sorcerer EVER in the history of D&D (and D&D compatible published works) was 3rd edition. My gut tells me there's probably been 100+ ...
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What spells can the Inscribe Magic Tattoo feat be used for?

The item creation feat Inscribe Magic Tattoo has a short list of sample magic tattoos, but there is no list given for what you can and can't tattoo. Does this use the Sorcerer/Wizard spell list in its ...
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Is it possible to target 2 allies with the Warding Bond spell using the Sorcerer's Twinned Spell metamagic option?

Is it possible to target 2 allies with the Warding Bond spell using the Sorcerer's Twinned Spell metamagic option?
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If you use the Still Spell metamagic feat to cast the Fireball spell, do you still have to aim with your finger?

The description for Fireball says You point your finger and determine the range (distance and height) at which the fireball is to burst. A glowing, pea-sized bead streaks from the pointing digit ...
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If you cast Darkness using sorcery points as a Shadow Magic sorcerer, do you need material components?

Shadow Magic sorcerers at 3rd level gain the spell Darkness, which doesn't count against their spells known. In addition, they can cast it by expending 2 sorcery points. Can you circumvent the need ...
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Are there any sorcerer spells that can snuff torches?

Points of interest I have dark-vision I'm an 11th level sorcerer We are preparing to split up while taking on a keep for in game reasons. I've saved up enough to buy a page of spell knowledge of 5th ...
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Can the Celestial Bloodline Sorcerer's Heavenly Fire power heal a friendly character?

The Sorcerer Celestial Bloodline has this power: Heavenly Fire (Sp): Starting at 1st level, you can unleash a ray of heavenly fire as a standard action, targeting any foe within 30 feet as a ...
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How does the Eldritch Heritage feat function if you're already a Sorcerer?

How does the Eldritch Heritage feat function if you're already a Sorcerer? I'm a sorcerer with Celestial bloodline. Eldritch Heritage finishes by saying: You do not gain any of the other ...
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Is the spell combo Booming Blade into a quickened Thunderwave legal? [duplicate]

I'm sure this topic has been beaten to death, but I can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for. That being said, maybe I'm just not seeing the answer for what it is and I just want to feel special ...
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Am I correctly interpreting how the Blood Intensity bloodline mutation works?

I just want to make sure I understand Blood Intensity correctly. The Blood Intensity bloodline mutation says: Whenever you cast a bloodrager or sorcerer spell that deals damage, you can increase ...
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Does the Wild Magic sorcerer's Tides of Chaos feature grant advantage on all attacks, or just the first one?

I have a question regarding the D&D 5e Wild Magic Sorcerer's Tides of Chaos feature, specifically regarding attacking multiple targets with or without advantage. The Wild Magic sorcerer's Tides ...
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Does the Storm Sorcerer's Heart of the Storm feature work with the Wand of Lightning Bolts?

The description for the Storm Sorcerer's 6th-level Heart of the Storm feature says "whenever you start casting a spell of first level or higher". The Wand of Lightning Bolts casts the Lightning Bolt ...
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Can a Shadow Sorcerer see through Darkness cast into a Ring of Spell Storing via Eyes of the Dark?

A sorcerer with the Shadow Magic origin has a feature called Eyes of the Dark, which states the following (XGTE, p. 51): When you reach 3rd level in this class, you learn the darkness spell, which ...
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For the UA Sea Sorcerer's Curse of the Sea feature, can you apply the curse and trigger its effect using the same cantrip?

So I will be playing a Sea Sorcerer (from Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer) soon and wanted to clear up exactly how the Curse of the Sea feature works. If I use a cantrip to apply the curse can I then ...
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Does the Distant Spell metamagic apply to the Sword Burst cantrip?

If this has been asked, I could not find it. My Sorcerer has the sword burst cantrip, and I'm thinking of taking the 'Distant Spell' metamagic option. Will it change the range to 10 feet? Similar to ...
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Does this Wild Magic result affect the sorcerer or just other creatures?

A result of 75 or 76 on the Wild Magic Surge table triggers this effect: You glow with bright light in a 30-foot radius for the next minute. Any creature that ends its turn within 5 feet of you is ...
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Do the Shadow Magic sorcerer's Strength of the Grave feature and the half-orc's Relentless Endurance trait work together?

I have a player that wants to create a character that is a Half-Orc Shadow Sorcerer; specifically they want to use the combination of the Shadow Sorcerer's Strength of the Grave feature and the Half-...
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How do I avoid opportunity attacks as a spell caster? (Without wasting an action on Disengage or multiclassing?) [closed]

I'm used to playing the classes that run up and hit things and am trying to branch out. I'm building a level nine Sorcerer/Warlock multiclass In D&D 5e from scratch in a strictly no homebrew ...
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If a sorcerer casts Sickening Radiance with the Careful Spell metamagic option, does he have to spend a sorcery point every round? [duplicate]

One of my players is playing a Sorcerer who knows the sickening radiance spell (XGtE, p. 164): When a creature moves into the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, ...
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Unarmed Sorcerer's Spell Focus? [closed]

My sorcerer player has taken exception to the existence of the Hat of Wizardry being wearable on the head but not usable by a sorcerer, a class whom in their opinion shouldn't need any spell focuses ...
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Using a found spellbook as a Sorcerer-Wizard multiclass

I have a Divine Soul Sorcerer 6 (with INT 13) playing in a published adventure. I just found a spellbook with 11 spells in it of varying levels. All are wizard spells, and some of the spells are ...
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Can a 2nd-level sorcerer use sorcery points to create a 2nd-level spell slot?

If a player is a 2nd-level sorcerer, and sacrifices one of their 1st-level spell slots to get an additional sorcery point, could they use their 3 sorcery points to create another 2nd-level spell slot?
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How do I level up an animal?

My elf sorcerer 3 has a Handle Animal skill modifier of +10. How can my sorcerer level up his dogs and warhorse so that they're not extremely weak in future fights?
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What happens when two opposing instances of Bend Luck are applied to the same roll by multiple Wild Magic sorcerers?

Wild Magic sorcerers get the Bend Luck feature at 6th level (PHB, p. 103): Starting at 6th level, you have the ability to twist fate using your wild magic. When another creature you can see makes ...
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Can more than one instance of Bend Luck be applied to the same roll by multiple Wild Magic sorcerers?

Wild Magic sorcerers get the Bend Luck feature at 6th level (PHB, p. 103): Starting at 6th level, you have the ability to twist fate using your wild magic. When another creature you can see makes ...