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Can a character with the Quickened Spell Metamagic and the War Caster feat theoretically cast three cantrips in one turn?

Yes, you can cast three cantrips in one turn In general, the limit on the number of spells you can cast comes from the actions you have available. This is also explained in the Sage Advice Compendium: ...
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What is the casting time of a spell cast using the War Caster feat?

The casting time of a spell is a feature of that spell, unless specifically changed by a feature's wording. From the Casting a Spell section of the Basic Rules: Each spell description begins with a ...
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If a bard has two instruments can they cast regularly still?

Yes, as long as the spell has a non-costly material component. The War Caster feat actually doesn't help here, since it states: You can perform the somatic components of spells even when you have ...
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Does the Crusher feat not make sense for a Small character?

About a third of the published monsters are large The total feature set of the crusher feat reads Increase your Strength or Constitution by 1, to a maximum of 20. Once per turn, when you hit a ...
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Does the Crusher feat not make sense for a Small character?

Even if you can only use Crusher on medium or smaller creatures, that still covers a lot of ground. Certainly it's a less useful feat for a small creature, but it's not that much worse; there are ...
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Dangerous Sorcery and persistent damage

Dangerous Sorcery does not affect persistent damage In line with my related answer, causing damage via a Condition is not the same as dealing damage. One is inflicting the target with an effect that ...
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In Unearthed Arcana: Expert Classes, changes were made to the Great Weapon Master feat. How does this affect the damage output of Great Weapon Users?

Long Story Short: The new Feat is actually stronger at most levels of play As expected, the higher the Armor Class of the target, the worse the older GWM feat is, and the better the newer GWM feat is. ...
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Does the Magic Initiate feat require another focus?

Another focus will not work (and your own focus only if you pick spells from your class) For example, the druid class says (page 66 PHB) You can use a druidic focus (found in chapter 5) as a ...
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What is the casting time of a spell cast using the War Caster feat?

The casting time is 1 action. War Caster does not change it but bypasses it The rules for spellcasting on page 202 PHB state: Each spell description in chapter 11 begins with a block of information, ...
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What is the casting time of a spell cast using the War Caster feat?

You are using your Reaction to cast a spell with a normal timing of 1 Action Let's break down the situation here and the specific rules around it: Opportunity attacks are Reactions (action cost: ...
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When is Split Shot beneficial?

It is as bad as it seems (probably worse) This is the only case, and even Electric Arc does it better, while spending less resources. Most spells that do nothing but damage tend to scale 2d6/level1, ...
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How to rewrite a Homebrew feat that interacts with Two-Weapon Fighting?

Dual Flurry Prerequisite: Extra Attack You can make two attacks instead of one with your bonus action from two-weapon fighting if you do not use the weapon for other attacks. All other conditions from ...
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Can a character with the Quickened Spell Metamagic and the War Caster feat theoretically cast three cantrips in one turn?

Yes you can. You even can have a 4th one if you add action surge to the equation (fighter 2 dip, or eldrich knight archetype). bonus action : cantrip Action : cantrip (allowed dues to spellcasting ...
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Does the Magic Initiate feat require another focus?

A component pouch will work for you. The component pouch contains all the (costless) material components you will ever need for any spell from any class. But if you come across a Wand of the War Mage, ...
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How exactly does Burn It! (and similar effects) affect splash and ongoing damage?

Burn It! Applies to Each Damage Type Bonuses of the same type to the same roll don't stack, but each damage type has its own roll and set of bonuses as described under the rules for damage: Roll the ...
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Dangerous Sorcery and persistent damage

Persistent Damage is Dealt Damage "recurring" seems appropriate to what is written about damage being dealt from a damage roll: In the midst of combat, you attempt checks to determine if ...
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How to rewrite a Homebrew feat that interacts with Two-Weapon Fighting?

Let them use TWF twice per turn You can get the effect you want by allowing the character to use TWF twice in one turn, triggered by different attacks: Dual Flurry After you use your bonus action for ...
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How to rewrite a Homebrew feat that interacts with Two-Weapon Fighting?

You already require extra attack, use that fact. Here's a wording that I think restpects your number of attack clause. The only thing I am doing is ensuring that the Dual Flurries are made with ...
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How to rewrite a Homebrew feat that interacts with Two-Weapon Fighting?

If the number of attacks per weapon matters so much to you, then the most direct way is to engrave counting the number of attacks per weapon in the rule in the first place. Dual Flurry Prerequisite: ...
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Can I take 2 metamagic feats that both have the prerequisite of "any other metamagic feat" at level 1?

While the accepted answer may be correct for Pathfinder, the question is tagged as D&D 3.5e, so I'll answer it for that game. In the case of 3.5e: Yes, you can. As seen in this answer, in 3.5e you ...

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