[RPG] How would a mute spell caster work

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Would a PC with no or limited ability to speak (like a character born deaf or mute) be able to use spells with Verbal components?

Best Answer

No

The rules for verbal components require “the chanting of mystic words. “ a person who cannot speak cannot do this.

However, if you want to play this kind of character, talk to your DM. So long as it doesn’t change the mechanics (e.g. you can still be heard and Silence or a gag still stops casting) how you flavor your character shouldn’t matter. For example, you could be dumb except when the magic takes your tongue.

Alternatively, a sorcerer with subtle spell metamagic could do this but that will burn through spell points pretty quickly.