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You Can't Transmute Enervation The Transmuted Spell metamagic states the following: When you cast a spell that deals a type of damage from the following list, you can spend 1 sorcery point to change that damage type to one of the other listed types: acid, cold, fire, lightning, poison, thunder. Because the enervation spell deals necrotic damage, you can't ...


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I think the standard Wild Magic Surge table is fine -- unpredictable, but rarely lethal, especially once you have a few levels. I could see developing a bigger one with more fun options, but don't see any need for it to be either more or less dangerous. I am unlikely to bother doing so, though, unless and until I have more Wild Magic players. The stock ...


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There is no single method to assess 'balance' for a given table We all make homebrew for different reasons, and while balance is something that we can strive for, it isn't a prerequisite for having fun. Something like the Wild Magic Sorcerer I agree has been underwhelming in my experience for the vanilla version. But when we look at devising a new or updated ...


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Simply remove the phrase "of first level or higher". That way, whenever even cantrips are casted, there is also a chance for a surge. This makes them occur about ever day in my experience, instead of every ten days, making the feature far more fun.


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Scrying is not special, focus is not needed. The spell text says: the spell creates an Invisible sensor within 10 feet of the target. You can see and hear through the sensor as if you were there. Focus is not mentioned, and there is actually nothing that indicates the focus is being used after casting. The caster is not looking through the focus, "...


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Yes: the Aberrant Mind Sorcerer can use sorcery points to scry without an expensive focus. The rules say that Aberrant Mind Sorcerers can, under certain circumstances (ie., when they've spent sorcery points), ignore material components "unless they are consumed by the spell". Scrying has a material component that is not consumed by the spell. The ...


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Yes, but... There are two different ways of reading the rules regarding spell components and spells in general — "fiction first" (narrative approach) and "rules first" (mechanical approach). There is no "right" one, the choice depends on your own playstyle, what people at this particular table want, and other factors. For ...


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