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For questions about the sorcerer, a particular class or type of magic user in many tabletop RPGs. In several editions of Dungeons & Dragons, the sorcerer class typically harnesses some form of innate magic, but other game systems may use the term differently. (Questions about the occult horror/fantasy RPG "Sorcerer" by Ron Edwards should use the [sorcerer-rpg] tag instead.)

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Expertise and additional doubling proficiency bonus [duplicate]

I have been experimenting with a multiclassed Draconic Bloodline sorcerer (lvl 14) and bard (lvl 6). I have expertise through bard on both persuasion and deception giving them both +12 and then with ...
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Trying to make a Paladin sorcerer build (sorcadin) that has good nova damage with hits like divine smite and magic from sorcerer

I think what I'm trying to say is confusing but right now. I am a level 5 Paladin and level 1 Sorcerer. I have been trying to find a good way of getting heavy-hitting spells and doing a lot of damage ...
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Does the Sorcerer Draconic Resilience stack with Barbarian Unarmored Defense? [duplicate]

If you had a dexterity of 30 and a wisdom or constitution of 30, with Unarmored Defense for Barbarian your AC while not wearing armor would be 10+your dexterity modifier + your constitution modifier ...
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Can a Dex-based Aberrant Mind sorcerer/paladin do better than Mage Armor?

A friend of mine is building an Eladrin Aberrant Mind sorcerer/Oath of Devotion paladin, but has decided to be Dex-based and not wear heavy armor. Most sorcadin guides we can find just assume heavy ...
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Phoenix Sorcerer in Pathfinder Society Play

The Phoenix Bloodline for sorcerer is marked as PFS Limited which states: A limited option is rarer in Society play, but not unheard of. A limited option can be selected only if specifically allowed ...
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Metamagic: Twinned spell aoe with one primary target? [duplicate]

Twinned spell states "When you cast a spell that targets only one creature." Since some spells, such as ice shard, target one creature, but afterwards do damage to nearby creatures, can you ...
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Are there famous Storm Sorcerers (or similar) in the Forgotten Realms lore?

I'm writing a D&D companion book for Hoard of the Dragon Queen (1489 DR), and in the final chapter, an unexpected ally would help the party. This ally uses the power of thunder and lightning to ...
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As a multiclass Sorcerer Warlock can I use Improved Pact Weapon as spellcasting focus for Sorcerer spells?

Both Warlock and Sorcerer use an arcane focus for their spell casting. Improved Pact Weapon lets the Pact of the Blade Warlock use a summoned weapon as their spellcasting focus. As a multiclass ...
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Can metamagic be written into a scroll? [closed]

I know that if a Sorcerer casts a spell from a scroll, they can use metamagic on that spell. But, can a Sorcerer who creates a spell scroll put magic into the scroll itself so that anyone who uses the ...
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Does distant metamagic feat when applied to storm sphere apply to the 60' range of the bonus action lightning bolt?

If I use distant metamagic when casting storm sphere would this only double the range I can drop the sphere from 150' to 300'? Or would this also apply to the bonus action lightning bolt from the ...
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How does the Flexible Casting ability from the sorcerer's Font of Magic feature work?

I've recently joined a D&D table which happened to be with only new players, including the DM himself. The thing is that, we added an extra friend to the party that decided to play a sorcerer, and ...
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Spell Slots at Paladin 5/Sorcerer 1 [duplicate]

I've started a new campaign group, with a Paladin main, but starting to spec into Sorcerer, with currently 4 1st level , and 2 2nd level spell slots, however my dm is not sure if that's correct, and ...
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Are the powers of a Divine Soul sorcerer at the mercy of their deity's will?

The Divine Soul sorcerous origin in Xanathar's Guide to Everything description states: Sometimes the spark of magic that fuels a sorcerer comes from a divine source that glimmers within the soul. ...
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Does a Dragonborn Dragon Magic Sorcerer pierce their own damage resistance when taking damage from Nusemnee's Atonement?

An oft discussed optimization trick in the 4th edition era was the use of Nusemnee's Atonement on a Dragonborn Dragon Magic Sorcerer in order to recharge your breath weapon with the use of the Ancient ...
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What options are available for Sorcerers (or other spontaneous casters) to increase their daily number of spell slots?

I'm trying to find a hopefully exhaustive list of all of the potential methods for increasing the number of spells per day a Sorcerer (or other spontaneous spellcaster, but I'm mostly interested in ...
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Can I retrain the spells I pick with Greater Crossblooded Evolution during downtime?

Pretty straightforward question--does GCBE give a Sorcerer the ability to retrain and learn any two spells during downtime? If so, how long does it take?
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Can I cast Mind Sliver before a Quickened spell to give the malus to the saving throw? [duplicate]

I am currently building a Aberrant Sorcerer heavily relying on Spells that involve Enemy Saving-Throws. I already planned for the use of Silvery Barbs to reduce the chance of Enemies succeeding very ...
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Gold Dragonborn Sorcerer level 3. ASI or Elemental Adept at level 4?

My Gold Dragonborn Sorcerer is level 3, 18 CHA, +4 modifier. I'm trying to build Pyro from Team Fortress 2 in D&D 5e, and I'm optimizing for high fire damage. Should I take the ASI to get a +7 ...
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Would it be possible for a Multiclass Order of scribes wizard/sorcerer to put sorcerer spells into their spell book [duplicate]

The Multiclassing rules state that you determine the spells you are able to prepare and cast independently, but it does not seem to apply to spells a wizard is able to transcribe into their spellbook. ...
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Is this "Dream Conduit" homebrew Sorcerer subclass balanced?

Sorcerous Origin: Dream Conduit Sorcerers whose power arises from dreams are rare and as varied as the dreamscapes that empower them. Such sorcerers are often known as "Dream Conduits" due ...
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How do you determine your available spell slots as a Wizard/Sorcerer multiclassing? [duplicate]

When you multiclass as a sorc and a wizard, you add the two classes together and that determines your spell slots. This is one combined table of available slots that both casters share, or does the ...
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Can Tempestuous Magic break a grapple?

A Storm Sorcerer's Tempestuous Magic allows: Starting at 1st level, you can use a bonus action on your turn to cause whirling gusts of elemental air to briefly surround you, immediately before or ...
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Can someone using a Detect Magic spell see a Subtle Spell being cast?

Can someone who has a detect magic spell up see someone (for example, a Sorcerer) casting a spell that has the Subtle Spell metamagic applied to it? Specifically, would the detector see the school of ...
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Does anything stop a sorcerer stockpiling spell slots?

A Sorcerer converts all their slots to 1st level, then they go to bed for the night. Is there any reason why they wouldn't still have those slots when they wake up in the morning?
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Is it possible to use the Transmuted Spell Metamagic on Absorb Elements?

So this hasn't come up before, but it has brought an interesting question to mind. Would it be possible to combine the Absorb Elements spell and Transmuted Spell metamagic. Absorb Elements reads as ...
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How does the sorcerer's Distant Spell Metamagic option interact with an upcast Hold Person spell?

Hold Person is a spell that upcasts as follows: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, you can target one additional humanoid for each slot level above 2nd. The humanoids ...
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Would giving Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer Resistance at Level 1 and temporary immunity at level 6 be unbalanced?

So I am a "new DM", aka I have been Dming for my group for about a year now. I am a very calculated person and tend to mostly stick to RAW, although I correct what I feel is out of place. ...
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Does a warlock9/sorcerer3 gets 5th or 2nd lvl spell slot when leveling as sorcerer? [duplicate]

In the description of sorcerer it is stated: "You learn an additional sorcerer spell of your choice at each level except 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. Each of these spells must be of a ...
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Can a level 6 draconic sorcerer add their Charisma modifier to Chaos Bolt?

In D&D 5e, Draconic Sorcerers, at level 6, gain the ability to add their Charisma modifier to one damage roll of any spell they cast that deals the damage type associated with their Dragon ...
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Can I cast a levelled spell (Cure Wounds) as an action, then use Quickened Spell to cast a cantrip (Eldritch Blast) as a bonus action?

Is it legal to cast a non-cantrip 1st-level spell like Cure Wounds with an action, and then use the sorcerer's Quickened Spell Metamagic option to cast a cantrip like Eldritch Blast as a bonus action? ...
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Can the "dragon-like scales" from the Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's Draconic Resilience feature be used as the M component for Aganazzar's Scorcher?

The Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's Draconic Resilience feature states, in part: Additionally, parts of your skin are covered by a thin sheen of dragon-like scales. [...] The material component ...
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Can a character use their sorcery points from the sorcerer's Font of Magic feature on a Metamagic option they learned from the Metamagic Adept feat?

The Metamagic Adept feat (TCoE, p. 80) lets you "learn two Metamagic options" and gives you "two sorcery points to spend on Metamagic". The 2nd-level sorcerer feature Font of Magic ...
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Does a Solar Sorcerer need to be in contact with fire to receive its healing bonus at 5th level? (1st Ed.)

The Solar Bloodline in Pathfinder 1e gains a power at 3rd level called Friend of Fire (Su). It states: At 5th level, when in contact with flame or a burning object (including a flaming weapon, ...
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Is this Sorcerer of Mirrors subclass balanced?

The subclass described below is a homebrew sorcerer that focuses on divination through mirrors. It's part of a set of classes I'm designing that attempt to make divination magic more interesting for ...
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Restore Balance vs Cutting Words: Which more effective when an opponent has advantage?

I'm preparing a clockwork soul sorcerer/lore bard for a high level one shot (17 lore/ 3 clockwork soul). The combination seems very versatile for a support character. One area of overlap between them ...
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Would it break the game to have a Constitution-based spellcaster?

I have an idea for a vampire-based Sorcerer that uses Constitution instead of Charisma for spellcasting. I know this would be very powerful, as Constitution is also used for Hit Points. However, since ...
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Is Empowered Spell compatible with Divine Smite? (using Booming Blade)

Okay this is a complicated one, so I am unsure whether it works and might need some deep diving into text, but I'm curious what people think. If your sorcerer-paladin has Booming Blade (or Green-Flame ...
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Overpowered pyromancer (Kaladesh) nuking the battlefield for the lulz: fixing our Icewind Dale campaign [closed]

Story We're starting an Icewind Dale campaign with level 15'ish characters we've built up through 4 previous campaigns. The team is concerned that one player (pyromancer, Roy "Trogdor" ...
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Are Sorcerer spells like Aspect of the Platinum Dragon on Sorc/Wiz spell list for a Sublime Chord?

The sublime chord spellcasting description states that a sublime chord can choose spells from the sorcerer/wizard spell list or the bard spell list. Does that mean that the spells must be on both the ...
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Where does the language in the Twinned Spell Metamagic about targeting more than one creature come from?

I regularly see the text of Twinned Spell cited as: 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’...
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Would allowing Draconic Sorcerors to be descended from the new dragon types be balanced?

The book Fizban's Treasury of Dragons has been released. While it does contain some player-oriented material (2 new subclasses), something it doesn't do is update the Draconic Sorcerer to have ...
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If a target affected by the Slow spell uses the Metamagic option Quickened Spell when casting a spell, does that spell take effect on the same turn?

The Slow spell affects spellcasting: If the creature attempts to cast a spell with a casting time of 1 action, roll a d20. On an 11 or higher, the spell doesn’t take effect until the creature’s next ...
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Does "vulnerability to piercing damage" from the Wild Magic table travel with the sorcerer?

In my game, we have a Wild Magic sorcerer in the party. During a recent combat, they rolled on the Wild Magic table and got the effect: 95-96: You and all creatures within 30 feet of you gain ...
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How can I fold Sorcery Points into Spell Points without over- or underpowering the sorcerer class?

I'm working on a homebrew Sorcerer class and was thrilled to run across @user55434's and @Akixkisu's answers to How does the Variant: Spell Points system from the DMG affect game balance?: if the idea ...
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Are these 5e homebrew Metamagics balanced? [closed]

This is a follow-up to How do I determine appropriate Sorcery Point costs for homebrew Metamagics?, which I asked in preparation for this question. I'm working on a homebrew version of the Sorcerer ...
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How do I determine appropriate Sorcery Point costs for homebrew Metamagics?

I'm working on some homebrew Metamagics for the Sorcerer class in D&D 5e and I want to make sure to give them appropriate Sorcery Point costs. I'm having trouble, though, figuring out the logic ...
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Can a Wild Magic Sorcerer use Tides of Chaos to give another character advantage?

In D&D 5e, the Wild Magic Sorcerer's Tides of Chaos feature (PHB, p. 103) states: Starting at 1st level, you can manipulate the forces of chance and chaos to gain advantage on one attack roll, ...
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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 a Warlock make a Celestial Pact with a Sorcerer with a Celestial Bloodline?

Can a Warlock make a Celestial Pact with a Sorcerer with a Celestial Bloodline? If so, how many levels would the Sorcerer be over the Warlock who wants to make the pact?
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Countering the Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer's Draconic Presence

Beginning at 18th level, you can channel the dread presence of your Dragon ancestor, causing those around you to become awestruck or Frightened. As an action, you can spend 5 Sorcery Points to draw on ...
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