How long does it take for a Sorcerer to cast Swift or Immediate Action spells with a metamagic feat?


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The rules are given for Standard Action casting times and longer:

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If the spell's normal casting time is a standard action, casting a metamagic version is a full-round action for a sorcerer or bard. (This isn't the same as a 1-round casting time.) The only exception is for spells modified by the Quicken Spell metamagic feat, which can be cast as normal using the feat.

For a spell with a longer casting time, it takes an extra full-round action to cast the spell.

If a spell has a casting time of a Swift Action or an Immediate Action, should it be assumed they don't take any longer to cast? In many cases (i.e. Silent Feather Fall) taking a full round to cast it will not be helpful.

But the rules don't state or imply an answer, unless it is written somewhere else.


Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

no citation, but why not make them standard, just a thought


Michael New wrote:

The rules are given for Standard Action casting times and longer:

Quote:

If the spell's normal casting time is a standard action, casting a metamagic version is a full-round action for a sorcerer or bard. (This isn't the same as a 1-round casting time.) The only exception is for spells modified by the Quicken Spell metamagic feat, which can be cast as normal using the feat.

For a spell with a longer casting time, it takes an extra full-round action to cast the spell.

If a spell has a casting time of a Swift Action or an Immediate Action, should it be assumed they don't take any longer to cast? In many cases (i.e. Silent Feather Fall) taking a full round to cast it will not be helpful.

But the rules don't state or imply an answer, unless it is written somewhere else.

They are still swift or immediate spells.

From your own quote IF a spells normal casting time is a standard action, THEN this.

The spells normal casting time is NOT a standard action (or covered by the only exception) so it is not effected by the THEN clause.

So an Immediate action spell cast with a metamagic by a sorceror is an Immediate action spell.

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