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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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What happens if a sorcerer can't ever cast wish again?

A level 17 Sorcerer casts the Wish spell for an effect that would trigger the repercussions, rolls the d100, and finds they are never able to cast it again: Finally, there is a 33 percent chance ...
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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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What's behind the widespread negative response to Wild Sorcerers, and how can I ensure they're fun at my table?

I'm just starting to get into D&D 5e. Magic classes in particular fascinate me, and the one that caught my eye the most is the wild sorcerer. Or, rather, the concept did. The mechanics of the ...
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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 sorcerer learn a 5th-level spell early by creating spell slots using the Font of Magic feature?

Per the Font of Magic feature, sorcerer can use Flexible Casting to create 5th-level spell slots at level 7, even though they are not typically available until level 9. You can transform ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the in-universe reasoning behind sorcerers needing material components?

Sorcerers are "spontaneous" spell casters. They don't "learn spells" the way a wizard does; their spells aren't granted by a powerful extraplanar entity the way a cleric's, paladin's, or warlock's ...
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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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Why did the sorcerer/wizard spell lists diverge in D&D 5e? [closed]

The party I am playing with is currently playing Pathfinder, and we are considering switching to 5e within the new couple of weeks. I have been doing research on the difference with Sorcerers between ...
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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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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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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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Can a Sorcerer use the Silence spell and the Subtle Spell Metamagic to silently cast the Knock spell?

The knock spell has a verbal spell component and states: [...] When you cast the spell, a loud knock, audible from as far away as 300 feet, emanates from the target object [...] I'm wondering if ...
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Do you waste sorcery points if you try to apply metamagic to a spell from a scroll but fail to cast it?

To cast a spell from a scroll that is on your list but of a higher level you can cast, you need to make a spellcasting ability check (wasting the spell scroll on a failure). What happens if a low ...
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Do sorcerers' Subtle Spells require a skill check to be unseen?

I have a guest player who is secretly an evil "plant" inside the party causing trouble. He's a sorcerer who wants to use Subtle Spell metamagic to stop the party from delving into his master's old ...
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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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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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Dispel Magic VS a spell which has been Twinned Spell

I'm curious about what would happen, in combat, if a sorcerer twin spells a haste on the fighters of the party and an enemy then casts a 4th level dispel magic. Would dispelling the Magical Effect of ...
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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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Using Careful Spell on a wild magic fireball

If a sorcerer wild mage rolls on the wild magic table and ends up casting a fireball centered on themself, can the mage use Careful Spell when they cast that fireball, allowing the mage and some of ...
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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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Does a multiclass Sorcerer/Wizard have something that a single-class Wizard or Sorcerer doesn't have?

I have a character concept (for roleplaying reasons primarily) of a Sorcerer who started to study the Arcane in an intellectual way and gained a few levels as a Wizard. He is Sorcerer 3 / Wizard 3 now....
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Spellcasting for sorcerer

So I'm playing a sorcerer and I realized I might have the spell slots understood wrong. For simplicity's sake, say I only have one level 1 spell slot. After a long rest, do I have to prepare one ...
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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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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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Do I still apply the +3 bonus to attack for shocking grasp if I have changed the energy type of the attack?

I've been tinkering with a mischiveous little sorcerer build and I have come to a question I am unsure of. With my Elemental bloodline I can change the type of energy of any spell that does energy ...
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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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What is the broad overview of the differences between Wizard and Sorceror in D&D 5e?

What are the differences between Wizards and Sorcerers in D&D 5e, in broad overview terms? Really, I'd like to know this from two perspectives. One I have a somewhat idea about from reading the ...
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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 the sorcerer's Subtle Spell Metamagic option allow you to ignore both Verbal and Somatic components?

This may sound like a basic question, but I'd like to be 100% sure. In D&D 5e, Subtle Spell's description in the sorcerer class description says When you cast a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery ...
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Is there any way for the Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer’s Elemental Affinity to improve Eldritch Blast, or is the Sage Advice Compendium just wrong?

The Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer’s elemental affinity ability says: Starting at 6th level, when you cast a spell that deals damage of the type associated with your draconic ancestry, you can add your ...
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