Questions tagged [sorcerer]

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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Would it break the game to have a Constitution-based spellcaster?

I have an idea for a vampire-based Sorcerer that uses Constitution instead of Charisma for spellcasting. I know this would be very powerful, as Constitution is also used for Hit Points. However, since ...
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Is Empowered Spell compatible with Divine Smite? (using Booming Blade)

Okay this is a complicated one, so I am unsure whether it works and might need some deep diving into text, but I'm curious what people think. If your sorcerer-paladin has Booming Blade (or Green-Flame ...
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Overpowered pyromancer (Kaladesh) nuking the battlefield for the lulz: fixing our Icewind Dale campaign [closed]

Story We're starting an Icewind Dale campaign with level 15'ish characters we've built up through 4 previous campaigns. The team is concerned that one player (pyromancer, Roy "Trogdor" ...
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Are Sorcerer spells like Aspect of the Platinum Dragon on Sorc/Wiz spell list for a Sublime Chord?

The sublime chord spellcasting description states that a sublime chord can choose spells from the sorcerer/wizard spell list or the bard spell list. Does that mean that the spells must be on both the ...
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Where does the language in the Twinned Spell Metamagic about targeting more than one creature come from?

I regularly see the text of Twinned Spell cited as: When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn’t have a range of self, you can spend a number of sorcery points equal to the spell’...
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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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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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Does "vulnerability to piercing damage" from the Wild Magic table travel with the sorcerer?

In my game, we have a Wild Magic sorcerer in the party. During a recent combat, they rolled on the Wild Magic table and got the effect: 95-96: You and all creatures within 30 feet of you gain ...
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How can I fold Sorcery Points into Spell Points without over- or underpowering the sorcerer class?

I'm working on a homebrew Sorcerer class and was thrilled to run across @user55434's and @Akixkisu's answers to How does the Variant: Spell Points system from the DMG affect game balance?: if the idea ...
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Are these 5e homebrew Metamagics balanced? [closed]

This is a follow-up to How do I determine appropriate Sorcery Point costs for homebrew Metamagics?, which I asked in preparation for this question. I'm working on a homebrew version of the Sorcerer ...
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How do I determine appropriate Sorcery Point costs for homebrew Metamagics?

I'm working on some homebrew Metamagics for the Sorcerer class in D&D 5e and I want to make sure to give them appropriate Sorcery Point costs. I'm having trouble, though, figuring out the logic ...
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Can a Wild Magic Sorcerer use Tides of Chaos to give another character advantage?

In D&D 5e, 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 to gain advantage on one attack roll, ...
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Metamagic Twinned Spell vs. Seeking Spell

Just throwing up a Wild Magic Sorcerer build in DnD 5e and was debating the metamagic options Twinned Spell and Seeking Spell. For a low level character is there any advantage to Seeking Spell? (...
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Can a Warlock make a Celestial Pact with a Sorcerer with a Celestial Bloodline?

Can a Warlock make a Celestial Pact with a Sorcerer with a Celestial Bloodline? If so, how many levels would the Sorcerer be over the Warlock who wants to make the pact?
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Countering the Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer's Draconic Presence

Beginning at 18th level, you can channel the dread presence of your Dragon ancestor, causing those around you to become awestruck or Frightened. As an action, you can spend 5 Sorcery Points to draw on ...
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At what point in the casting of a spell would twinning the spell still be possible? [duplicate]

This came up when a sorcerer cast chromatic orb in my campaign. It was only after hitting and rolling damage that the sorcerer decided he wanted to twin the chromatic orb, and I ruled that he should ...
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What aligned damage does a diabolic sorcerer cause?

Although the Demonic and Diabolic bloodlines in Pathfinder 2e grant access to the divine spell list, I don't see any character alignment requirements, as there are for a cleric. If a diabolic ...
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Do I need to convert spell points into sorcery points to use them for Metamagic options? If so, how does it work exactly?

I need help understanding how the Spell Points variant rule (DMG, p. 288-289) works with a sorcerer using Metamagic. I had all my sorcery points and spell slots in spell points, but I just turned ...
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How would losing their spell book affect an NPC wizard-sorcerer multiclass?

I’m currently DMing a long-running campaign and trying to plan a small quest to save their wizard NPC friend from an evil-wizard’s abandoned lab. My initial thought was to have him lose his spell book ...
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Is a forced Concentration save a spell effect of a damage-dealing spell?

In our last session the party was ambushed by kobolds, and I included a trio of kobold scale sorcerers, a monster I have not used before. The scale sorcerers have the ability Heightened Spell, which ...
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How does the Sorcerer's Careful Spell Metamagic interact with the Earthquake spell?

The earthquake spell is a bit unusual in that it calls for two saving throws: [...] Each creature on the ground that is concentrating must make a Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, the ...
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Can the Death Domain Cleric’s Reaper feature make an otherwise eligible cantrip ineligible for Twinned Spell Metamagic?

If a character had levels in both Sorcerer and Cleric, and had the Twinned Spell Metamagic ability and the Death domain Reaper ability, would they be able to use twinned spell if one of their intended ...
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Would the Subtle Spell metamagic or the Aberrant Mind sorcerer's Psionic Sorcery feature let you cast spells while using a shield without proficiency?

The PHB's rule on armor proficiency states that you cannot cast a spell while wearing/using armor you are not proficient with. The Metamagic option Subtle Spell lets you cast a spell without having to ...
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If a sorcerer knows the Mage Hand cantrip and then takes the Telekinetic feat, how does that interact with the Metamagic option Distant Spell?

Say a sorcerer already knows the mage hand cantrip, and then takes the Telekinetic feat. If they cast mage hand and apply the Metamagic option Distant Spell to it, what would its range be? (Ignore the ...
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Can I choose to be hit by an attack?

I'm a Phoenix Bloodline Sorcerer. The Bloodline Arcana ability reads: When casting any spell that deals fire damage, you can instead heal your targets. The spell deals no damage, and living creatures ...
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Can a Sorcerer heighten a granted spell?

You only add granted spells to your repertoire1, and there the levels are fixed. For example, Demonic sorcerers have the divine spell list, but get Slow as a granted spell. Does it mean you cannot ...
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Can I swap out a Bloodline spell if I keep a heightened version?

Sorcerers with the Nymph bloodline get Calm Emotions, which is a good spell, but has the Incapacitation trait, so any creature of more than twice the spell’s level treats the result of their check to ...
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Does the Metamagic Adept feat gives access to Flexible Casting as well or just sorcery points when taken at 1st level as a Variant Human Sorcerer? [duplicate]

Build Race: Variant Human (feat: Metamagic Adept) Class: Sorcerer (Shadow) Metamagic adept feat: (...)You gain 2 sorcery points to spend on Metamagic (these points are added to any sorcery points you ...
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What is the DC of Draconic Presence?

At level 18, the Draconic Bloodline sorcerer gets the Draconic Presence feature which is basically an aura of fear/charm. Its saving thrown is defined in the following way according to page 104 of the ...
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As a Sorcerer, can use I use a Page of Knowledge to use Spell Slots granted by my Charisma bonus, even if they're higher level then otherwise?

The Sorcerer description has this to say: A sorcerer casts arcane spells drawn primarily from the sorcerer/wizard spell list. She can cast any spell she knows without preparing it ahead of time. To ...
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Can Tides of Chaos reset in one turn?

The rules for Tides of Chaos are: Starting at 1st level, you can manipulate the forces of chance and chaos to gain advantage on one attack roll, ability check, or saving throw. Once you do so you ...
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Which spells are "on the sorcerer spell list" for an Aberrant Mind or Clockwork Soul sorcerer?

Some magical items, such as spell scrolls, work only if a given spell is on the caster's spell list. For example, the description of a spell scroll states: A spell scroll bears the words of a single ...
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Leveling up of Clockwork Soul Sorcerer

I'm currently working on a clockwork soul sorceror in D&D 5e, which uses clockwork magic. There seems to be a discrepancy between how I understand it and how some sample builds I found in various ...
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Can Aberrant Mind Sorcerer replace a spell from the Psionic Spells feature at 1st level when the Sorcerer level is gained through multiclassing? [duplicate]

Psionic Spells is a 1st level Aberrant Mind Sorcerer feature that gives a fixed list of spells known at specific levels, and on 1st level the feature gives arms of Hadar, dissonant whispers, and mind ...
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Can you use meta-magic/sorcery points twice in a turn? [duplicate]

Example: You use Quicken Spell to cast a leveled spell or cantrip as a Bonus Action, you then use your Action to cast a cantrip along with using Transmute Spell to change the cantrip's damage type. Is ...
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Draconic Sorcerer Elemental Affinity with ongoing effects [duplicate]

The Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer has the following feature: Elemental Affinity Starting at 6th level, when you Cast a Spell that deals damage of the type associated with your Draconic ancestry, you ...
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If you transmute Ennervation to another element, do you still benefit from the healing?

If you transmute Ennervation to another element, do you still benefit from the healing? The spell reads as follows: Whenever the spell deals damage to a target, you regain hit points equal to half ...
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Less-lethal Wild Magic Surge homebrew

I'm playing a (Wild Magic) Sorcerer in a game of D&D 5e. My DM has house-ruled the Wild Magic rules and I am not privy to the details, but here's what I've pieced together: As usual, a d20 roll ...
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Can an Aberrant Mind Sorcerer cast Scrying using sorcery points without a 1000 gp focus?

Scrying has an M requirement of a focus worth at least 1,000 gp, such as a crystal ball, a silver mirror, or a font filled with holy water. While not explicit, this focus is presumably used to ...
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Etherealness with extended spell for infinite life? [closed]

if a sorcerer casts Etherealness and uses the extended spell metamagic to extend it to 16 hours, and then after the spell ends, casts and extends it again instantly, afterward takes a long rest and ...
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What would be the ramifications of allowing a Wild Magic Sorcerer's Bend Luck ability to scale with level?

I was wondering why a Wild Magic Sorcerer's Bend Luck ability is always 2 sorcery points and a reaction to increase or reduce another creature's attack roll, ability check or saving throw by 1d4. I ...
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Is the Clockwork Soul Sorcerer's Restore Balance feature a visible effect?

If a Clockwork Soul Sorcerer is in a social situation and has disadvantage on a persuasion check, then uses their Restore Balance feature, would anyone be able to see that?
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Psionic sorcery casting retrained Psionic spells

If an aberrant mind sorcerer casts a spell from the Psionic spells feature, they may use the Psionic sorcery too When you cast any spell of 1st level or higher from your Psionic Spells feature, you ...
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Can an Aberrant Mind and Clockwork Soul Sorcerer replace two spells at level up?

All sorcerers are allowed to replace one spell they known when they level up: Additionally, when you gain a level in this class, you can choose one of the Sorcerer Spells you know and replace it with ...
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Wild Magic Sorcerer revision, take 2

This is an iteration on the Wild Magic Sorcerous Origin I’ve asked about previously. The goals are, in order of descending importance: Not break anything, and not leave anyone confused. That means ...
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Does Elemental Affinity apply to Create Bonfire? [duplicate]

Elemental Affinity Starting at 6th level, when you cast a spell that deals damage of the type associated with your draconic ancestry, add your Charisma modifier to that damage. At the same time, you ...
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Spell Attack for Cantrips not of your tradition

This occured to me when reviewing the Kobold Sorcerer Grimmnir from the "Little Trouble in Big Absalom" Module. As a Sorcerer of the demonic bloodline, Grimmnir is a spontaneous divine ...
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I'm a lvl10 sorcerer: should I plan for Spell Sniper + Eldritch Adept to get a powerful cantrip? [closed]

I'm currently a level 10 Tiefling Sorcerer, playing my first game of D&D (5e). I'm mostly selecting spells for boon'ing party members, with a couple of save-or-suck spells in reserve + simple ...
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Is my Wild Magic rewrite balanced?

I despise the Player’s Handbook version of the Wild Magic sorcerous origin—I think it’s poor, lazy design that causes entirely unnecessary strife at the table. There are ways to capture the feeling of ...
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Does the shield of faith spell combine with the mirror image spell to provide an AC boost to the illusory duplicates from mirror image?

This is a spell synergy question. Casting order is mirror image spell first so the illusory duplicates AC are set, and then casting shield of faith spell, creating a barrier "around" the ...

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