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Does this character concept involving never taking a long rest and converting spell slots to sorcery points (aka coffeelock) violate RAW?

Does the following, very cheesy character concept, violate any RAW? Please cite rules or official rulings in your answer. (Apart from RAW, I expect my DM to disallow or limit the concept, in the ...
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How many attack/damage rolls does a sorcerer make when using the Twinned Spell metamagic option?

Two related questions: When using Twinned Spell with an attack spell, do you make one attack roll for both targets, or one each? When using TS with a spell that deals damage: do you roll damage once ...
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Does a sorcerer's metamagic work for non-sorcerer spells?

Can a multiclass sorcerer/cleric use the Metamagic class ability with non-sorcerer spells? For example, using Twinned Spell when casting cure wounds to heal two creatures instead of just one?
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Can I cast a Warlock spell with another (higher) spell slot from a different multiclass?

Reviewing an answer to a recent question I posted, I had a thought about Armor of Agathys. In the event of a Sorcerer 18 / Warlock 2 build, would the character be able to cast Armor of Agathys with a ...
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Does the Sorcerer feature Draconic Resilience work with shields?

Sorcerers of the Draconic Bloodline have the following class feature (located in the Player's Handbook p. 102): Draconic Resilience [...] Additionally, parts of your skin are covered by a thin ...
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I Roll To Seduce The Dragon! (or, Do doublings of proficiency bonus stack?) [duplicate]

Lets say there exist some enterprising young bard 3/ sorcerer 1 named Kirk. Deciding to uphold (long past) family tradition, he has chosen to go out and have a little half-dragon of his own. He ...
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Multiclass Warlock/Sorcerer: How do spell slots recover?

If you multiclass a Warlock and a Sorcerer, then you have a character with both the Spellcasting and Pact Magic features. PHB Page 101, Sorcerer, Spellcasting, Spell Slots: You regain all expended ...
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Can you use the Metamagic option Extended Spell more than once on a single spell?

Can you use the sorcerer's Metamagic option Extended Spell more than once on a single spell? In other words, can you pay more SP to extend the duration by one factor? For example: Say a given spell ...
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Can I use Pact Magic spell slots gained on a short rest to gain sorcery points?

I'm planning on multi-classing in Warlock as a Sorcerer in 5e. I'd like to be able to use my Warlock spell slots from Pact Magic (that I regain on a short rest) to gain sorcery points. I'm inclined ...
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Does Elemental Affinity add damage to Witch Bolt only once?

If a 6th level Sorcerer with Elemental Affinity (lightning) casts Witch Bolt, is only the inital bolt's damage is increased, or the damage of every one of them? Elemental Affinity: [...] when you ...
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Can a sorcerer make independent spell-effect choices for a Twinned spell?

Can a sorcerer make independent spell-effect choices for a Twinned spell? For instance, the Polymorph spell can be used on willing and unwilling targets; the unwilling can make a Wisdom save to avoid ...
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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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How do Wild Magic Surge and Tides of Chaos interact

The rules for Wild Magic Surge are: Immediately after you cast a sorcerer spell of 1st level or higher, the DM can have you roll a d20. If you roll a 1, roll on the Wild Magic Surge table to create a ...
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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 a multiclass sorcerer make spell slots for their other class using sorcery points?

Can a multiclass sorcerer make spell slots for their other class using sorcery points? For example: can a multiclassed sorcerer 3 / warlock 1 use Flexible Casting to create a warlock spell slot?
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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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Does the Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's Elemental Affinity feature apply to the spell Dragon's Breath?

The Draconic Bloodline sorcerer feature Elemental Affinity states: [When] you cast a spell that deals damage of the type associated with your draconic ancestry, you can add your Charisma modifier ...
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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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How can we prevent a sorcerer with the Subtle Spell metamagic option from casting?

The sorcerer's Subtle Spell metamagic option states: When you cast a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to cast it without any somatic or verbal components. The description of material ...
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Can a Ring of Spell Storing make it possible to apply multiple Metamagic options to one spell?

The Ring of Spell Storing is a unique item in that it allows one spell to be cast two times. The first time is when the spell is cast into the ring: Ring of Spell Storing, DMG 192 This ring ...
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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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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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Can a sorcerer use the Quickened Spell metamagic option to cast cantrips?

Considering that in higher levels, cantrips deal more damage than L2 spells (especially if you dip 2 levels of Warlock, with EB + Hex + Agonizing Blast), I'm wondering whether it's more efficient for ...
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Can a Sorcerer Twin Telekinesis, Eyebite, and Bigby's Hand?

Telekinesis, Eyebite, and Bigby's Hand are some of the few spells which persistently affect one creature. As such, they appear to fit the requirements of Twinned spell, which are... Twinned Spell: ...
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Does the Distant Spell Metamagic double the range of area of effect spells that have a range of self?

The Distant Spell Metamagic option gives you the ability to double the Range of a spell, or give a spell with range of Touch a range of 30ft. If I would apply this to, let's say, burning hands, which ...
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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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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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How would Elemental Affinity work with a Booming Blade-style delayed damage spell?

Draconic Bloodline sorcerers gain the Elemental Affinity feature at level 6: Starting at 6th level, when you cast a spell that deals damage of the type associated with your draconic ancestry, you can ...
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Why do Sorcerers use Charisma?

Sorcerers use Charisma as their primary Ability Score for spell-casting in Dungeons and Dragons. Wizards use Intelligence to cast, and Clerics use Wisdom. Intelligence and Wisdom make sense for the ...
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Wild Magic Surge - What does "You cast ..." mean for your spell slots?

In response to this question, I started to think about what it means when a Wild Magic Surge results in a "You cast spell-X". So, "specific beats general" gives: You can cast a second spell when you ...
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Can the sorcerer's Twinned Spell metamagic and the Enchantment wizard's Split Enchantment feature be used at the same time?

The Twinned Spell option for the sorcerer's Metamagic feature says (PHB, p. 102): When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn’t have a range of self, you can spend a number of ...
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What spell slot count formula can I use to base my homebrew mechanic on?

I've noticed that for full table magic users (spells going up to 9th level), a new level spell slot opens up every two levels, it goes like this up until level 17 where it caps off at that point ...
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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 a sorc 19 / cleric 1 cast cleric spells at higher sorcerer levels?

Inspired by this answer Sorc 19/Cleric 1 has a bit more issues. You only have the few L1 cleric spells, and lots of Sorcerer spells, make sure you took cleric spells that scale (so you can cast ...
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Are dice re-rolled together or sequentially for Chaos Bolt with the Metamagic option Empowered Spell?

The Sorcerer's Empowered Spell metamagic option reads 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 ...
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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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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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When do I have to declare that I want to twin my spell?

When do I have to declare that I want to use the Twinned Spell Metamagic on my spell: before the attack roll, after the attack roll or after the DM tells me if it hits or not? Also do I lose the ...
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For Ring of Spell Storing, when does Wild Magic Surge trigger?

If a Wild Magic Sorcerer stores a spell in the Ring of Spell Storing, when can the DM ask for that player to roll a d20 to determine if a Wild Magic Surge triggers? Is it at the first casting of the ...
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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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What is the conversion rate for Sorcery Points to Spell Points?

On page 288-289 of the DMG, there is an optional rule: Variant: Spell Points. I frequently use this optional rule at my table. I'm interested in streamlining resource-management even further, by ...
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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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Can metamagic be applied to a spell delivered by a familiar?

I have recently created a Divine Soul Sorcerer (XGtE, p. 50) and plan on taking the Magic Initiate feat (PHB, p. 168) where my lvl 1 spell would be find familiar. Now as it states this familiar can be ...
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Does Wild Magic Surge trigger off of spells on the Sorcerer spell list, if I learned them from another class?

Let's say I am a Bard, and I have 1 level in Sorcerer, giving me a Sorcerous Origin, and I choose Wild Magic. Does Wild Magic Surge trigger off of any spell I cast that just so happens to be on the ...
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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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Can my 2nd spell used with quickened spell not be a cantrip?

I've been reading quickened spell and wanted to know if I can cast 2 times the spell Fireball because on page 102 of PHB: When you cast a spell that has a casting time of 1 action, you can spend ...
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Can a Sorcerer use Sorcery Points to create spell slots higher than he can cast?

At level 6, a Sorcerer may have a maximum of 6 Sorcery Points. This is enough to create a level 4 spell slot. Would the Sorcerer be able to create a level 4 spell slot, even though he only knows level ...
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Does Phoenix Spark overcome Disintegrate?

The Phoenix sorcerer (from Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer) gains the Phoenix Spark feature at 6th level, part of which states: If you are reduced to 0 hit points, you can use your reaction to draw on ...
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Can a Wild Magic Sorcerer use Tides of Chaos while unconscious at 0 Hit Points?

In the course of an answer to this question about ways to gain advantage on death saving throws, the following was proposed to gain advantage on a death saving throw: Alternatively, you could be ...
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What is the highest AC possible for a sorcerer?

What is the highest Armor Class achievable for a Sorcerer with the Sorcerous Origin of Draconic Bloodline? Player's Handbook Chapter 6 variant rules included. (Multiclassing, Feats, etc.)
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