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Should casting Confusion centered on yourself from Wild Magic Surge be trivial to end because it's a concentration spell?

No Wild Magic spells use concentration The wild magic surge feature (PHB p. 103; added in Errata 1.1) includes: If that effect is a spell, it is too wild to be affected by your Metamagic, and if it ...
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Do you regain your hitpoints when you stop being a wild magic potted plant?

This effect does not affect your hit points at all. It makes you look different, gives you conditions, and that's it. When you take damage, you are still taking damage, and when you reach 0 hit points,...
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Can a Wild Magic Barbarian restore a 7th(+) Level Warlock's spell slots?

While not a RAW answer, I would consider how the pearl of power works and has been errata'd over time in this scenario. The original text of the item read: You can use an action to speak this pearl's ...
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What's behind the widespread negative response to Wild Sorcerers, and how can I ensure they're fun at my table?

Wild Magic, as written, increases DM overhead I've played a few sessions where a player was playing a wild magic sorcerer. After reminding the DM about the wild magic ability, the DM said that he was ...
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Wild Magic Surge - What does "You cast ..." mean for your spell slots?

Casting Spells as part of a Wild Surge does not use a spell slot I have to admit this answer is light on "proof" but I don't believe the Wild Surge is intended to require the sorcerer to burn a spell ...
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If a Wild Magic Sorcerer reverts to a young teen age as a result of a Wild Magic Surge, does it affect their ability scores?

No, it does not affect ability scores - 5e removed the influence of a characters age to their ability points There are no rules for adjusting ability scores based on the age of the adventurer. Your ...
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Can a Wild Magic Sorcerer use Tides of Chaos while unconscious at 0 Hit Points?

The sorcerer's death saving throw can use Tides of Chaos. That's because it's not the character who is acting, it's the player. It's not explicitly spelled out, but there's a chain of reasoning that ...
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Does this Wild Magic result affect the sorcerer or just other creatures?

Most likely only other creatures This is similar to Aura effects in that: You glow with bright light in a 30-foot radius for the next minute While this doesn't use the word 'aura', the mechanical ...
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Using Careful Spell on a wild magic fireball

The newly released errata for the PHB answers this question definitively: If a Wild Magic effect is a spell, it’s too wild to be affected by Metamagic. If it normally requires concentration, it ...
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How do Wild Magic Surge and Tides of Chaos interact

There is nothing to prevent you from being made to roll twice on the table. They are two separate class features, if you've used Tides of Chaos, the DM is well within his rights to make you roll the ...
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Does the Wild Magic Sorcerer's surge casting of Fireball affect the Sorcerer as well?

Yes, that's correct. Fireball's AoE is a sphere. From the Area of Effect rules on Spheres: A sphere’s point of origin is included in the sphere’s area of effect. So yep, ...
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What's behind the widespread negative response to Wild Sorcerers, and how can I ensure they're fun at my table?

For a new and inexperienced DM, the best advice I have is the same advice I provide to someone learning how to write creatively: Learn the rules before you break them. You mentioned just getting ...
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Do you regain your hitpoints when you stop being a wild magic potted plant?

I would refer to other rules in the PHB regarding reverting to your original form. Both Wild Shape and Polymorph return you to your HP total from your original form before the transformation when ...
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Can a Wild Magic Sorcerer use Tides of Chaos while unconscious at 0 Hit Points?

Yes, using Tides of Chaos is legitimate in this situation, at least until we get official errata that states otherwise (I could not find any). While you generally can't do "anything" whilst at zero ...
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Can a Wild Magic Barbarian restore a 7th(+) Level Warlock's spell slots?

RAW nothing would happen. The feature only does what it says it does. From the section you quoted (emphasis mine): The creature [you're touching] regains one expended spell slot, the level of which ...
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How does concentration interact with spells cast via the Wild Magic Surge table?

The errata for the PHB answers this question definitively: If a Wild Magic effect is a spell, it’s too wild to be affected by Metamagic. If it normally requires concentration, it doesn’t ...
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What would be the ramifications of allowing a Wild Magic Sorcerer's Bend Luck ability to scale with level?

What you are missing: Bend Luck is applied on demand. Bardic Inspiration is applied, one per turn, using your bonus action, before any dice are rolled. That means you need to decide beforehand who you ...
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Could a Wild Magic Surge be triggered by a Wild Magic Sorcerer using a Magic Initiate spell?

Yes The key part of the Wild Magic Surge language is cast a sorcerer spell. If you had used Magic Initiate to gain spells from another class, those would not be considered sorcerer spells (supported ...
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Does a Wild Magic Surge trigger at the beginning or the end of the casting of a spell?

At the end of the casting of a spell The important thing is the quote you mention in your question: immediately after you cast a sorcerer spell of 1st level or higher (PHB, pg. 103) It says "...
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Does "vulnerability to piercing damage" from the Wild Magic table travel with the sorcerer?

I would say the effect sticks to the creatures who were near the Sorcerer at the time the vulnerability was tossed out, and doesn't travel with them. So in your specific case, even though the Sorcerer ...
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What are the likely effects of a wild magic surge?

I went through the Wild Magic Table and came up with five possible results. Positive, gives a clear benefit (48%) Neutral, mostly flavor effect (12%) Negative, causes a clear complication (22%) ...
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Can a Wild Magic Sorcerer use Tides of Chaos while unconscious at 0 Hit Points?

Using Tides of Chaos is not any sort of action. It is a class feature that modifies a saving throw (or other roll). The feature says nothing about it consuming any action or taking any time, ...
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Can a Wild Magic Sorcerer counterspell his own Wild Magic Surge?

Assuming you meet all the prerequisites, you can counterspell your own spell. These are: you have counterspell prepared or known as applicable you have your reaction available you have a spell slot ...
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Does the Wild Magic sorcerer's Tides of Chaos feature grant advantage on all attacks, or just the first one?

No, it does not allow Advantage on all attack rolls This is spelled out quite explicitly in the rules you quoted: Starting at 1st level, you can manipulate the forces of chance and chaos to gain ...
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Would continually decreasing your height with Wild Magic Surges eventually make you vanish from existence?

For the sake of sanity, add a minimum threshold Things get way too awkward even before zero - at 1 inch (~2.5 cm) and 150 pounds (~68 Kg), the character is now made of something with a stupidly high ...
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What does "centered on yourself" mean in the Wild Magic Surge table?

The spell's area of effect is centered on your location Both of the mentioned spells have a spherical area of effect, centered on a specific point. For example, fireball says (emphasis mine): A ...
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Does this Wild Magic result affect the sorcerer or just other creatures?

Only other creatures are affected by this, because the rule does not state that you are affected; only other creatures within 5 feet of you. You glow with bright light in a 30-foot radius for the ...
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Spell Casting Time messed with by Wild Magic?

Yes, this means those spells no longer have a casting of time of one Action, as it's been changed to Bonus Action. You don't have a choice of which to use, since they can no longer be cast using your ...
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Is there some reason Wild Sorcerers don't have Nahal's Reckless Dweomer in 5E?

Nahal's Reckless Dweomer has been directly incorporated into the Sorcerer's class features. Starting in 3.5E, the spell was converted into the "Reckless Dweomer" class feature for the Wild ...
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Does the Player's Handbook give guidelines for how often to roll for a Wild Magic Surge?

It does seem kind of intentionally-vague. I suppose that's so the DM and players can determine how much wackiness they want to inject into the campaign. Perhaps there will be more guidance for this in ...
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