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Is this strategy for extending Time Stop via the Extended Spell metamagic valid?

You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when you cast it, unless otherwise noted. The phrasing may seem unclear but you cannot use several metamagic options and neither can you use the same ...
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Can a Sorcerer use the Silence spell and the Subtle Spell Metamagic to silently cast the Knock spell?

You might not even need Subtle Metamagic The Knock spell states that: [...] When you cast the spell, a loud knock, audible from as far away as 300 feet, emanates from the target object [...] As ...
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Interaction between Subtle Spell, Initiative and Alert Feat

Rule 0: You can. But you can't - and you probably shouldn't. Combat starts when the intent to attack starts (attack or do something else harmful). You should roll initiative, and, if the player ...
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How does Warlock Spell slot level interact with the feat Metamagic Adept from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything?

Metamagic Adept does not give the Flexible Casting feature. Flexible Casting is uniquely a 2nd level feature of the sorcerer class that allows a sorcerer to convert sorcery points into spell slots. ...
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Can I counterspell a Subtle spell without material components?

No, you can't counterspell spells with no components Subtle spell is meant to protect against counterspelling. See this unofficial ruling from Jeremy Crawford: Subtle Spell is meant to protect 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?

RAW, yes, it does take effect that turn. The spell's casting time becomes 1 bonus action so it is not affected by the Slow spell.
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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?

No, metamagic only takes effect when you cast the spell All the sorcerer's metamagic abilities have wording like: When you cast a spell that... If you failed to cast the spell, you don't get to ...
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Can you Subtle Spell Time Stop?

The rule on spellcasting does not say that you need a component, but: Each spell's description indicates whether it requires verbal(V), somatic(S), or material(M) components. (PHB 203) So ...
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Can a Sorcerer-3/Warlock-2 cast a subtle healing word and a quickened eldritch blast in the same turn?

It'll work, just not the way you described. Why your plan won't work In your plan, you are trying to cast two bonus action spells. One is a standard cast of a Bonus Action (Healing Word) and the other ...
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Can a Ring of Spell Storing make it possible to apply multiple Metamagic options to one spell?

The spell uses the slot level, spell save DC, spell attack bonus, and spellcasting ability of the original caster, but is otherwise treated as if you cast the spell. This says nothing about metamagic,...
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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?

The DM is right: You can't cast a leveled spell as an action if you cast any spell as a bonus action The sorcerer's Quickened Spell Metamagic option allows you to cast an action spell as a bonus ...
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Can Hex be Twinned?

It depends on how you define "targets only one creature" When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn't have a range of self [...] To be eligible, a spell must be ...
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Should this homebrew "Artillery Spell" advanced metamagic option be reworded or clarified?

Scrap It Completely This ability is ridiculously complex - it involves four die rolls of five dice, multiplication, and division... and all of this before the DM even rolls any saving throws. This is ...
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Can the sorcerer's Metamagic option Twinned Spell be used on the Eldritch Blast cantrip?

Only when the caster is below 5th level The errata for the PHB has clarified the restriction further from the original printing: To be eligible for Twinned Spell, a spell must be incapable of ...
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Does quickening a spell change the kind of action it grants?

Quickened Spell only affects the initial casting of the spell; it has no effect on actions granted by the spell The Quickened Spell Metamagic, as you quoted, does exactly what it says: it changes the ...
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Dispel Magic VS a spell which has been Twinned Spell

Dispel magic ends the effect on only one target 1. This is a confusing area. RAW would appear to suggest that dispel magic should end the effect on both targets: The rules for twinned spells state: ...
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What is the 5e wizard equivalent of the Still Spell and Silent Spell feats from 3.5e?

First: There isn't an equivalent. Wizards cannot, by Rules-as-Written, get Metamagic. They just don't have access. But, don't worry, there's a few things you might be able to do. 1. Three Sorcerer ...
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Can a sorcerer use metamagic when casting a spell via a spell scroll?

Yes. From scrolls: If the spell is on your class’s spell list, you can read the scroll and cast its spell without providing any material Components. Casting the spell by reading the scroll requires ...
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Can you use the Metamagic option Extended Spell more than once on a single spell?

No, you can't. In general, you can only use one metamagic, once, on any spell. You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when you cast it, unless otherwise ...
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Does the extra damage from Booming Blade stack if the spell is cast twice on the same target?

No, the effect won't stack with multiple castings. If you cast booming blade twice, it will still only deal its extra damage once. The damage from the normal hit does still happen, as it is an ...
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Should this homebrew "Artillery Spell" advanced metamagic option be reworded or clarified?

There's a simpler way to do this. What you need is a template in a hexagonal pattern surrounding a central hex. Adapt the scale/size of the hexes to suit the spell, and all you need is two die rolls: ...
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How does the sorcerer's Careful Spell Metamagic option work with the Thunderwave spell?

Yes, they will still take half damage. This doesn't contradict the text at all, because you have successfully protected them from the full force of the spell. You aren't able to protect them ...
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Can you cast Eldritch Blast twice in the same turn using the sorcerer's Quickened Spell Metamagic option?

Two eldritch blasts is fine. Step 1: Cast eldritch blast using Quickened Spell to make its casting time a bonus action. You can do this. Step 2: Flip to PHB p. 203's "Casting Time" section ...
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Can I Quicken a cantrip to cast it twice in a turn and also use Twinned Spell on both castings?

No, you can not. The rules for Metamagic contain this line You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when you cast it, unless otherwise noted. Neither the Quickened Spell nor the Twinned ...
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Casting two cantrips, both modified by metamagic?

By the Rules as Written: Yes, you can. First: You can cast two spells, one being a cantrip (PHB, p. 202). Since both are cantrips, your example works. You can't cast another spell during the same ...
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Does Spell Sniper and Distant Spell quadruple your range on attack spells?

RAW both effects apply, but it's not clear if the range should be 480 or 360. It depends on if you interpret double as "x2" or "+100%". While previous editions of the game made it clear that "...
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Is this strategy for extending Time Stop via the Extended Spell metamagic valid?

The text of Extended Spell, emphasis mine: When you Cast a Spell that has a Duration of 1 minute or longer, you can spend 1 sorcery point to double its Duration, to a maximum Duration of 24 hours. ...
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Can I carry a bead of Delayed Blast Fireball in a flask and then throw it?

You can't carry it around or throw it in a glass jar The bead stays in one place for its entire duration Delayed blast fireball says: A beam of yellow light flashes from your pointing finger, then ...
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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?

Each description specifies targeting a second creature. Each feature description is specific to state that we may “target a second creature”. Twinned spell says: target a second creature in range ...
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Can a Sorcerer Twin Telekinesis, Eyebite, and Bigby's Hand?

You cannot twin any of these spells Eyebite has a range of self so it is explicitly disallowed when twinning as per the Twinned Spell description: When you Cast a Spell that Targets only one creature ...
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