[RPG] Does Spell Sniper and Distant Spell quadruple your range on attack spells


Spell Sniper says

When you cast a spell that requires you to make an attack roll, the spell’s range is doubled.

Distant Spell says

When you cast a spell that has a range of 5 feet or greater, you can spend 1 sorcery point to double the range of the spell.

Would my Fire Bolt go 240 feet, 360 feet or 480 feet if I use both?

Best Answer

RAW both effects apply, but it's not clear if the range should be 480 or 360. It depends on if you interpret double as "x2" or "+100%". While previous editions of the game made it clear that "doubling a double is a triple," as far as I can tell 5e doesn't tell you what to do either way.

However, this exact question was asked to Jeremy Crawford on Twitter, and he responded that the range should be 480:

@JeremyECrawford If you have Spell Sniper and use Distant Spell, is the range quadrupled?
12:06 PM - 27 Sep 2015

Jeremy Crawford
@ChaosDingus Yep!
10:06 AM - 12 Oct 2015