Does the Tempest domain’s Destructive Wrath maximize ongoing damage from a twinned Witch Bolt?

I have a multiclass tempest cleric/sorcerer.

If I twin Witch Bolt and then use Channel Divinity: Destructive Wrath, which allows me to deal max thunder or lightning damage, are both bolts impacted? I assume I can concentrate on both because it is one spell casting but is the lingering effect of witch bolt also maximized?

Can I Quicken a cantrip to cast it twice in a turn and also use Twinned Spell on both castings?

I’m currently building a monk sorcerer who uses melee spell attacks, notably the cantrip Shocking Grasp. Can I use the Quickened Spell Metamagic option to cast the spell as a bonus action and then use the Twinned Spell Metamagic option to attack an additional enemy, then use Shocking Grasp again as my action and use Twinned Spell again to attack both enemies a second time?

Can crown of madness be twinned?

I’m looking to build a sorcerer focused on the twinned spell metamagic and which spells I can use with it (Haste!! :). Looking around I came across these tweets from Jeremy Crawford stating that Dragon’s Breath cannot be twinned. From my understanding, this is because the effects of it can damage multiple people. Contrary to spells like haste, which can also damage multiple targets with the extra attack, this spell explicitly states the second set of targets. The spell reads:

Until the spell ends, the creature can use an action to exhale energy of the chosen type in a 15-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a Dexterity saving throw, taking 3d6 damage of the chosen type on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

So I was wondering what other spells on my list are affected by this and I came across Crown of madness, which states the following:

The charmed target must use its action before moving on each of its turns to make a melee attack against a creature other than itself that you mentally choose.

So this spell also has a second set of targets explicit in its description. This led me to this question:

Can Crown of Madness be twinned?

Note: While researching this, I found this similar question on RPG.SE, which is about the spell Enemies Abound. I think this is different, because in Crown of Madness the spell caster himself chooses the other creature that is damaged. So more of a direct target of the spell than in Enemies Abound which simply makes the creature perceive more enemies. So I do think this is not a duplicate.

Dispel Magic VS a spell which has been Twinned Spell

I’m curious about what would happen, in combat, if a sorcerer twin spells a haste on the fighters of the party and an enemy then casts a 4th level dispel magic.

Would dispelling the Magical Effect of Haste, end its effect on one or both of the targets?

This would be slightly different from a spell like Bless which does affect several creatures at once, where Haste affects only one creature, but the ability of the Sorcerer through SP allows them to target two.

I have seen a DM ruling that the Dispel Magic would end the effects on both targets but my gut tells me this feels off in terms of the interpretation of the Dispel Magic.

What is the consensus on this?

Can a Rod of Absorption Absorb a spell that was Twinned?


A party that has a Rod of Absorption is facing an evil Sorcerer. The Sorcerer casts a twinned Ray of Sickness at the Fighter and the Wizard. The Wizard is holding the rod.

Would the Ray that is targeting the Wizard be able to be absorbed?

I am unsure whether Twinned Spell Metamagic creates a second spell using the same slot, thus able to be absorbed, or if it is a single spell that now targets two creatures.

Rod of Absorption:

While holding this rod, you can use your reaction to absorb a spell that is targeting only you and not with an area of effect. (DMG, p. 195)

Twinned Spell

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’s level to target a second creature in range with the same spell. (PHB, p. 102)

Using Twinned Spell and Quickened Spell [duplicate]

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I am certain this must have been asked at some point – but most of the questions I have found pertaining to metamagic are quite specific.

My question is; can I utilise the MM Twinned Spell, followed by the Quickened Spell?

At 3rd level a sorcerer gets 3 SP. What is to stop me applying 1 SP into Ray of Frost (using Twinned Spell) and then again using Quickened Spell – allowing for a double strike and a single strike against two targets (or 3 seperate-target attacks) ?

Can a sorcerer make independent spell-effect choices for a Twinned spell?

Can a sorcerer make independent spell-effect choices for a Twinned spell?

For instance, the Polymorph spell can be used on willing and unwilling targets; the unwilling can make a Wisdom save to avoid the effects.

The sorcerer’s Twinned Spell metamagic option creates a second instance of the same spell on 2 viable targets within range.

Does Twinned Spell force me to polymorph both targets into the same thing, or do I get to choose what each instance of polymorph does independently?

In this case I am trying to turn my friend into a T-rex, and an enemy into a goldfish.

Can Fire Bolt be twinned?

Spells that can target more than one creature can’t be twinned, even if they are used to target only one.
Spells targeting objects can’t be twinned, and Fire Bolt can target either creatures or objects.

Are both conditions for twinning -“single target” and “creature target”- applied based on what a spell is capable of ?
Can Fire Bolt be twinned when used on creatures?

Can a Spell cast through a War Caster Reaction be Twinned?

I’m not sure if this interpretation of RAW is correct or if there is any RAI that would decide if twinning a warcast spell is valid. Is there anything that makes it explicit that a single target spell cast through the War Caster feat can or cannot be twinned?

War Caster

When a hostile creature’s movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to cast a spell at the creature, instead of making an opportunity attack. The spell must have a casting time of only 1 action and must target only that creature.

From what I can tell, War Caster takes place during the triggering of the reaction. You replace a opportunity attack with the casting of a spell, or essentially the Cast Spell action. Once you select a spell that takes 1 action and is targeting only the creature that has provoked the Reaction, the requirements of War Caster are satisfied.

Metamagic: Twinned Spell

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’s level to target a second creature in range with the same spell (1 sorcery point if the spell is a cantrip).

Based on the phrasing of this metamagic feature, you select to twin a spell after you have selected targets. That would be after War Caster’s conditions have already been met.

Now, Twinned Spell does not work on things like Fire Ball, because it can target more than one creature, even if it currently doesn’t. I’m not sure if this can be applied to War Caster in the same way though, because what is causing that to be the case is Twinned Spell. And if you can’t use something like Fire Bolt because it could be twinned and that makes it violate the condition “must target only that creature” that would imply that you can’t twin Fire Bolt ever because “that targets only one creature” would also apply. So if you can’t twin a warcast spell, you shouldn’t be able to twin any spells, from what I can tell. That leads me to conclude that you must be able to twin a warcast spell. Twinned Spell does not apply retroactively to itself, so it would make sense it doesn’t apply retroactively to War Caster.

What information exists that makes this clear and less reliant on just trying to guess the order of operations for when War Caster’s condition stops applying?