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Energy Substitution

( Deities and Demigods, p. 50)


The deity can modify a spell that uses energy to use another type of energy.


Knowledge (arcana) 5 ranks, Any other metamagic feat,


The deity chooses one type of energy: acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic. When employing a spell with the acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic designator, it can modify the spell to use its chosen type of energy instead. The altered spell uses a spell slot of the spell's normal level.

The altered spell works normally in all respects except the type of damage dealt. For example, a fireball spell changed to a sonicball spell works like a fireball, but deals sonic damage instead of fire damage.


A deity can gain this feat multiple times. Each time the feat applies to a different type of energy.

Also appears in

  1. Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land
  2. Complete Arcane
  3. Magic of Faerun
  4. Tome and Blood: A Guidebook to Wizards and Sorcerers