In order to Identify a spell being cast (XGtE p85)
a character can use their reaction to identify a spell as it’s being cast,
This is a problem because Counterspell (PH p228) also requires a reaction.
So if my intent is to identify the spell being cast and then counter it, I am unable to do both at the same time.
The only work around I have thought about is having a familiar attempt to identify the spell for me, and then telepathically relay the information so I can then counter it… But hes not terribly smart..
Any other options or solutions?