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Who holds the bond when the Warding Bond spell is cast through a familiar?

Upon review, it's still ambiguous, but slightly in favor of the familiar functioning as the caster Two new pieces of information have arisen since my previous answer. Firstly, other respondents have ...
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Can a cantrip be cast using a higher-level spell slot?

Yes This answer is mostly an aggregate of the other answers, which I think all have components to make the correct answer, but not all pulled together. Per the cantrip rules, cantrips are specifically ...
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Can a cantrip be cast using a higher-level spell slot?

RAW : It's complicated The rules for cantrips state, emphasis mine : A cantrip is a spell that can be cast at will, without using a spell slot and without being prepared in advance. Repeated practice ...
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If you have the ability to cast a spell without a spell slot, can you cast that spell using a spell slot?

Not if you stick to RAW, but the clear trend is against current RAW. The other answers have done an amazing job of explaining RAW, so I won't rehash that, but it is telling that ALL of the new "...
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If you have the ability to cast a spell without a spell slot, can you cast that spell using a spell slot?

Only if the feature explicitly says so As explained in other answers, the case for the original Drow Magic trait is that no, you cannot cast those spells using spell slots, because you don’t “know” ...
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Does Scintillating Spell metamagic apply to cantrips (e.g., Electric Arc)?

Scintillating Spell Works With Cantrips You haven't missed some hidden rule here, the only requirements are those quoted from the action: Next action is to Cast a Spell Spell doesn't have the ...
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When does the 'duration' of a delayed spell begin?

A spell's duration begins whenever the spell's effects begin Here's how the rules define spell duration: A spell's duration is the length of time the spell persists. This length of time starts when ...
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Who holds the bond when the Warding Bond spell is cast through a familiar?

You are the caster, and you hold the bond. The complete rule about spells with a range of touch reports (emphasis mine): Finally, when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can ...
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Can a multiclass Beguiler/Wizard cast Wizard spells using Beguiler spell slots?

No Your reasoning here is unsound: A beguiler casts arcane spells, which are drawn from the beguiler spell list. When you gain access to a new level of spells, you automatically know all the spells ...
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Who holds the bond when the Warding Bond spell is cast through a familiar?

Rule 0 - the GM makes the call. The phrase "as if [the familiar] had cast the spell" is too ambiguous to make universal ruling either way. See here, or below, for further explanation. ...
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Can someone using a Detect Magic spell see a Subtle Spell being cast?

It is plausible Spells are magical, and the act of casting them is magical as it uses a spell slot. Detect Magic detects things bearing magic, and it is reasonable that when casting a spell, you are ...
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Who holds the bond when the Warding Bond spell is cast through a familiar?

You, the caster, are linked to the target Find Familiar says, when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. So you are the caster: you ...
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Who holds the bond when the Warding Bond spell is cast through a familiar?

The bond is between the original caster (you) and the target. The caster of a spell is always the same, but certain rules interactions around casting spells can be complicated by familiars, depending ...
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Can someone using a Detect Magic spell see a Subtle Spell being cast?

This is covered in Xanathar's Please note: the rules in Xanathar's are considered optional, but they are WotC approved. Under DM Tools Spellcasting: ... But what about the act of casting a spell? Is ...
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Can someone using a Detect Magic spell see a Subtle Spell being cast?

Yes, it is possible to detect a Subtle Spell being cast with detect magic Detect Magic states: For the duration, you sense the presence of magic within 30 feet of you. If you sense magic in this way, ...
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Can someone using a Detect Magic spell see a Subtle Spell being cast?

Nothing in the description of Subtle Spell indicates any change to how spellcasting interacts with detect magic. Subtle Spell states: When you cast a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to cast it ...
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True Polymorph + True Seeing = True Death?

This will require a DM ruling Here's what seems to be happening here. The true polymorph spell says: The transformation lasts for the duration, or until the target drops to 0 hit points or dies. If ...
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Can a Bladesinger wizard cast a Bonus Action spell and still use their Extra Attack feature to cast a cantrip on the same turn?

Yes, for cantrips with a casting time of 1 action The casting time is an attribute of the spell, not of the action you use to cast the spell. Unless a feature you use explicitly tells you it is ...
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Can a Bladesinger wizard cast a Bonus Action spell and still use their Extra Attack feature to cast a cantrip on the same turn?

Yes, for most cantrips The wording of the bonus action spell rule only requires the cantrip have a casting time of 1 action, and the bladesinger rule doesn't specify the casting time actually changes. ...
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Does the Undead Warlock Spirit Projection ability allow you to gain the effects of items held or equip?

Your spirit form can hold or equip items and benefit from them Spirit Form has your body's game statistics and does not say you cannot interact with the physical world or carry objects, so it will be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which uses of Bonus-Action spellcasting are legal?

The table of allowed spells can be simplified: Bonus Action spells Action spells Action Surge spells Reaction spells (on caster's turn) Any Cantrip Cantrip None None Any Any Any Anything not on ...
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