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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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5e: Is this "Chronoblade" homebrew Sorcerer subclass (1st-6th lvl) balanced?

My friend made the first half of a Sorcerer subclass themed around Critical Role's dunamancy, and I think it looks cool but I'm pretty new and don't know if it's balanced. 1st Level: Blade Magic At ...
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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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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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Does the Sorcerer Draconic Resilience stack with Barbarian Unarmored Defense? [duplicate]

If you have 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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How does metamagic adept interact with flexible casting and the sorcery points cap?

You gain 2 sorcery points to spend on Metamagic (these points are added to any sorcery points you have from another source but can be used only on Metamagic). You regain all spent sorcery points when ...
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What happens if a Storm Sorcerer is knocked unconscious before casting the spell from Tempestuous Magic?

The Storm Sorcery sorcerer subclass, from Xanathar's Guide to Everything, has the Tempestous Magic feature: Tempestous Magic Starting at 1st level, you can use a bonus action on your turn to cause ...
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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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Can wild magic growth make me a Large creature?

I'm playing a wild magic sorcerer and I've rolled the size-changing effect (grow or shrink 1d10 inches) a few times. I'm 9'3" now, and starting to wonder about my size category. Does growing beyond ...
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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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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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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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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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Would the AC from a Sorcerer's Draconic Resistance combine with a Monk's Unarmoured Defence?

Reading from the Player's Handbook. If you pick a Sorcerer with the Draconic Bloodline you get a base AC of 13 (as long as you wear no armour, page 102). If you multi-class that with a Monk you get ...
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Is playing a paladin / sorcerer multi-class viable?

I would like know if it is viable and sustianable to mutliclass paladin with Sorcerer. But I am unsure if these two would mesh well together and end up becoming good or if it would just lead to a sub ...
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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 trigger Wild Magic Surges with rituals?

Wild Magic Surges may only trigger after casting a sorcerer spell of 1st level or higher. By default, sorcerers cannot cast spells as rituals, but if they take the Ritual Caster feat, they can (for ...
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Could a Wild Magic Surge be triggered by a Wild Magic Sorcerer using a Magic Initiate spell?

Under Wild Magic Surge it states: Immediately after you cast a sorcerer spell of first level or higher, the DM can have you roll a d20. Since Magic Initiate has you choose spells from a specific ...
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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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Can a sorcerer cast two leveled spells per turn if one of them is from activating a magic item?

I'm running the Out of the Abyss campaign for my players, and I've hit an edge case for the Sorcerer with Quickened Spell metamagic. The character has a Spell Gem (from Out of the Abyss: you stuff a ...
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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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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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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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How does the limited flight from the Storm Sorcerer's Tempestuous Magic feature interact with the character's regular movement?

Tempestuous Magic reads: Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, pg. 137 Starting at 1st level, you can use a bonus action on your turn to cause whirling gusts of elemental air to briefly surround you, ...
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Can a cantrip be cast using a higher-level spell slot?

Can a cantrip be cast using a higher-level spell slot? Specifically, I'm thinking of casting Shocking Grasp as a 1st-level spell, to trigger the Storm sorcerer's Heart of the Storm feature (Sword ...
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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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Can a Sorcerer-3/Warlock-2 cast a subtle healing word and a quickened eldritch blast in the same turn?

I want to know if I'm understanding things right - that this set of actions is valid and doable. I'm also using this question as reference to prove I can quicken Eldritch Blast. Assuming a Sorcerer ...
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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 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 &...
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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 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 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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Could a wizard multiclassed with a sorceror spontaneous cast all their wizard spells?

In D&D 3.5e, if I multiclass my wizard with a sorcerer, would I be able to spontaneously cast my spells like a sorcerer and still get the rest of the spells that a wizard gets? Or is that not ...
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Can a Sorcerer protect their friend from Web by using Careful Spell?

With the metamagic "Careful Spell" does the caster protect his friend from a Web spell for its full duration or just for the first save? If the friend stays in the area or re-enters the area does he ...
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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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I'm a lvl10 sorcerer: should I plan for Spell Sniper + Eldritch Adept to get a powerful cantrip? [closed]

I'm currently a level 10 Tiefling Sorcerer, playing my first game of D&D (5e). I'm mostly selecting spells for boon'ing party members, with a couple of save-or-suck spells in reserve + simple ...
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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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Is it possible to "charge up" a sorcerer/warlock by taking multiple short rests?

So according to the wonders of multiclassing, it is possible to take levels in both Sorcerer (granting us sorcery points) and Warlock (giving us Pact Magic) which creates the handy combo of turning ...
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Does Distant Spell work when casting through Familiars?

I have a somewhat peculiar question inasmuch as a sorcerer in a game I am DMing took the 'Magic Initiate' feat because he desperately wanted to be able to cast Find Familiar (a wizard only spell). A ...
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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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