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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 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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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 ...
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Does the second part of the Wild Magic sorcerer's Tides of Chaos feature allow it to bypass the limitation of once per long rest?

I have a feeling I'm missing something obvious, but 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 ...
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How would a house-rule allowing the Wild Magic Surge sorcerer feature to work with cantrips as well affect its power level?

I’m preparing to run a 5e campaign, and want to make a change to the Wild Magic sorcerer's Wild Magic Surge feature (PHB, p. 103). Instead of the description saying: Immediately after you cast a ...
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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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What does “centered on yourself” mean in the Wild Magic Surge table?

There are many results on the Wild Magic sorcerer's Wild Magic Surge table (PHB, p. 103) that says "centered on yourself". For instance: 07–08: You cast fireball as a 3rd-level spell centered on ...
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I need to clean up my campaigns plot holes for the second half of it [closed]

This is my first time DMing a game and I did not take it seriously at all for the first half. I gave a warlock wild magic because I thought it would be funny, but now that I want to actually do a good ...
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Can Wild Magic Surges restore hit points and spell slots to a Simulacrum of a Wild Magic Sorcerer?

Some effects of the Wild Magic table (PHB, p. 104) make the Sorcerer regain hit points or spell slots: 15-16: For the next minute, you regain 5 hit points at the start of each of your turns. ...
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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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What would be a Ritual Caster High level Wild Mage's average daily growth?

One of the possibilities on the Surge table is the following : 11-12 Roll a d10. Your height changes by a number of inches equal to the roll. If the roll is odd, you shrink. If the roll is even, ...
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Would continually decreasing your height with Wild Magic Surges eventually make you vanish from existence?

Wild Magic sorcerers (PHB, p. 103-104) have the Wild Magic Surge feature at first level: Starting when you choose this origin at 1st level, your spellcasting can unleash surges of untamed magic. ...
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Does a Wild Magic Surge trigger at the beginning or the end of the casting of a spell?

This is, in some way, a follow-up to this question: Can you trigger Wild Magic Surges with rituals? Some spells take longer than an action to cast (the best example is a ritual, which takes 10 ...
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Does Wild Magic continue if I am unconscious/dead?

In an AL game recently, I was playing my Wild Magic Sorcerer (PHB p. 103-104) and our group was suddenly surrounded by cultists. In light of the bad situation, I threw caution to the wind and ...
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Is this Midas Touch curse (as a wild magic effect) too broken?

I am creating a custom Wild Magic Table for my players sorceress character; one of the effects I've included is a Midas Touch curse effect. You are cursed with Midas Touch. Anything you touch (or ...
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Is the effect of “Bend luck” visible?

One of my party members was recently in a bar fight and to help him out a bit I used my Wild Magic Sorcerer's "Bend Luck" ability to give his opponent a penalty on one of his attacks. This penalty ...
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What if natives of the Far Realms ignored the wild magic trait? [closed]

According to the Manual of The Planes the Far Realm (312) has the planar trait wild magic: Any spell or spell-like ability used on a wild magic plane has a chance to go awry. The caster must make a ...
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In Tier 1, can you change your character’s race after being Reincarnated?

In Adventurers League, you can change your character’s race at will as long as he is Tier 1 (levels 1 to 4). Can you still change your character’s race after he gets Reincarnated (possible with a ...
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Can the Reincarnate Wild Magic Surge work more than once within the minute?

One of the effects of the Wild Magic Surge table is that if you die within 1 minute, you get the effect of the Reincarnate spell. The description doesn’t state “the first time you die” or “everytime ...
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What happens if a sorcerer is hit with Disintegrate while he has turned into a potted plant?

During the last game of D&D 5E I DMed, my party containing a level 5 Wild Magic Sorcerer encountered a Beholder Zombie. During this fight a Wild Magic Surge effect turned him into a potted plant. ...
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Can you 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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Tides of Chaos Recharge Timing

My player's character, a 4th level wild magic sorcerer, cast magic missile as a 2nd level spell after using Tides of Chaos. Since she had used Tides of Chaos, I had her roll on the Wild Magic Surge ...
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What does it mean “you cast a spell” in terms of a Wild Magic Surge?

Under Wild Magic Surge it states: 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 ...
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Can a Wild Magic Sorcerer counterspell his own Wild Magic Surge?

Similar to Counterspell & Dispel Magic vs Wild Magic Surge, but more specific. According to the most-upvoted answer to the linked question above, a Wild Magic Surge can be countered if the effect ...
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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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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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If a Wild Magic Sorcerer reverts to a young teen age as a result of a Wild Magic Surge, does it affect their ability scores?

A tiefling sorcerer wild magicked himself from 22-ish to about 14 biological years old - a physical change only. While in this state, I'd imagine his Strength and Constitution should be lower, and ...
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Does the Wild Magic Sorcerer's surge casting of Fireball affect the Sorcerer as well?

Am I understanding the PHB correctly in that if, during a Wild Magic Surge, you cast Fireball centered on yourself, you too are damaged? That's a death sentence for lower level casters, which is ...
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How friendly or hostile are creatures summoned by a Wild Magic Surge likely to be? [closed]

A Wild Magic Surge has a 6% chance to summon one or more creatures. They are all lawful good or lawful neutral: Unicorn, Flumph, Modron. Thus I would imagine that being summoned by a chaotic event ...
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Apply meta-magic on Magic surge? [duplicate]

Is it possible to apply careful spell on a magic surge for a example a cast 3rd level fireball centred on yourself, can you utilize careful spell in this case to save yourself and your allies?
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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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Does the flammable touch result in the Wild Magic Surge table apply to the sorcerer's own possessions?

In the Sorcerer's Wild Magic Surge table in the 5e PHB, one of the possible results reads For the next minute, any flammable object you touch that isn't being worn or carried by another creature ...
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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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How can I deal with the inability to speak caused by the pink bubbles Wild Magic surge effect?

One of the effects on the Wild Magic Surge chart is: You can't speak for the next minute. Whenever you try, pink bubbles float out of your mouth. This effect put me out of practically an entire ...
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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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Spell Casting Time messed with by Wild Magic?

The Wild Magic result on 27-28 is For the next minute, all your spells with a casting time of 1 action have a casting time of 1 bonus action. Does this mean that you can only cast spells (other ...
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When is the d100 roll made for Wild Surge?

I am in the process of rolling up a Wild Mage and was looking through the archetype for the rules on when the d100 for the Wild Surge is supposed to be applied. I am not finding much at all. My ...
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Sorcerer subclass: is Wild Magic balanced, compared to Draconic Bloodline? [closed]

I've been planning to create a Sorcerer character (as a player, not a DM), and I noticed that the Wild Magic subclass seems to be uniquely unbalanced compared to the Draconic Bloodline subclass: The "...
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Can Contingency plus Dispel Magic be used to mitigate all negative Wild Magic outcomes?

Is the following use of Contingency legal? You are a Wild Mage Sorcerer with Wizard levels. You cast Contingency with the following trigger condition: any time wild magic causes you to cast fireball ...
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Do you regain your hitpoints when you stop being a wild magic potted plant?

The DND 5th Edition Wild Magic table will cause you to become a potted plant if you roll a 41 or a 42: You turn into a potted plant until the start of your next turn. While a plant, you are ...
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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 does concentration interact with spells cast via the Wild Magic Surge table?

I can't find any official ruling about this. I'll use the example of Fog Cloud on the Wild Magic Surge Table (PHB pg. 104) as an example. The Wild Magic entry reads: You cast fog cloud centered ...
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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 wild magic aging or height effects be reverted, and if so how?

My wild magic sorcerer just got dropped to 12 years old by a series of (un)lucky rolls. We found no rules about aging, so my DM had to get creative to address this. This is our first 5e run, and while ...
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Is there some reason Wild Sorcerers don't have Nahal's Reckless Dweomer in 5E?

Is there any info on why NRD was removed from Wild Sorcerers (compared to previous editions, since NRD was one of the reasons the class was well-liked)?
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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 ...
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Does the Player's Handbook give guidelines for how often to roll for a Wild Magic Surge?

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 ...
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What are the likely effects of a wild magic surge?

The player's handbook came out, and a friend and I were looking at the various classes. We noticed the sorcerer made a comeback and comes in two flavors. A Dragon Magic Sorcerer and then a Wild Magic ...