Energy Substitution

( Complete Arcane, p. 79)


You can modify an energy-based spell to use another type of energy instead.


Knowledge (arcana) 5 ranks, any metamagic feat,

Required for

Born of the Three Thunders (CAr) , Energy Admixture (CAr) , Lord of the Uttercold (CAr) , Embody Energy (EE) ,


Choose one type of energy (acid, cold, electricity, or fire). You can then modify any spell with an energy descriptor to use the chosen type of energy instead. An energy substituted spell uses a spell slot of the spell's normal level. The spell's descriptor changes to the new energy type—for example, a fireball composed of cold energy is an evocation [cold] spell.


You can gain this feat multiple times, choosing a different type of energy each time.

Also appears in

  1. Deities and Demigods
  2. Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land
  3. Magic of Faerûn
  4. Tome and Blood: A Guidebook to Wizards and Sorcerers

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