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    5E Sometimes Less Is More...or am I the only one who thinks so?

    To be fair I didn't just go there... I went there weeks ago.
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    5E Sometimes Less Is More...or am I the only one who thinks so?

    I think it's more of a soup bar. And the PCs are the... um...
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    5e Sorcerer versus Wizard, which is better?

    I assumed that was what was meant there.
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    5e Sorcerer versus Wizard, which is better?

    I don't think the argument is dependent on picking variant human for race. Even if the sorcerer dip character goes high elf, say, to ease the pain of getting 13 CHA (since they don't value war caster as much), then they get two extra points to allocate, which could be used to get WIS back to 10...
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    5e Sorcerer versus Wizard, which is better?

    Divine soul is a subclass I'm interested in trying out, as I've never seen it played myself. There don't seem to be that many blockbuster cleric spells (that sorcerers don't already have on their list) to take major advantage of most metamagics... I guess at low levels there's twinning your...
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    (5E) How to play Trickery Cleric?

    Treantmonk has a three part video on YouTube going in depth on the Trickery Cleric which is worth checking out. He obviously has a particular style of building characters that isn't for everyone, but there's a lot of useful insight there. He does assume you have access to Toll the Dead though...
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    5e Sorcerer versus Wizard, which is better?

    If it were just the CON I'd take the trade, but the biggest thing is the delay in spell levels. The benefit of a dip has to be a really clear win to make that worthwhile. Even if you weren't giving up HP or WIS saves, getting +1 to CON saves for levels 1-4, +2 for levels 5-8 is not worth...
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    5e Sorcerer versus Wizard, which is better?

    To make it more concrete, here are two characters, built with point buy. Character A: Variant Human (War Caster) Wizard X STR 8, DEX 15+1, CON 14, INT 15+1, WIS 10, CHA 8 Character B: Variant Human (War Caster) Sorcerer 1 / Wizard X STR 8, DEX 15+1, CON 12, INT 15+1, WIS 8, CHA 13 In order...
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    5e Sorcerer versus Wizard, which is better?

    I keep forgetting about the ability to convert slots to sorcery points; that makes it less bad. I agree that at 20th that's a nice build, and sorcerer at either 1, 19 and 20 or just 18-20 is when I'd take those levels (CON saves and more cantrips is nice, but it would still hurt to get every...
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    5e Sorcerer versus Wizard, which is better?

    I dunno, your SP are based on sorcerer level, so you're pretty limited in what you can do with just 3 per day, and the price is really high: 3 levels behind in getting the next spell level, 3 levels behind in ASIs, and you have to sacrifice your DEX and CON to get your CHA up high enough to...
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    5e Sorcerer versus Wizard, which is better?

    To be fair, wizards will often want Resilient Con, which sorcerers get innately Edit: Ah, crap, responded to this without reading the many subsequent comments some of which already said what I said
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    5e Sorcerer versus Wizard, which is better?

    Subtle spell is probably my favorite thing about sorcerers. If I ever did an evil campaign I'd want to play a sociopath sorcerer that goes around town using suggestion / phantasmal force / Hypnotic Pattern, etc. with subtle spell on unsuspecting NPCs, just for the lulz.
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    5e Sorcerer versus Wizard, which is better?

    As a sorcerer if you were building for a dragon encounter at 9th level, your best bet I think is either Telekinesis, and then quickening blasts while you use your action to try to maintain it, or twinning polymorph to turn whichever of your allies is most dependent on being in melee into giant...
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    5e Sorcerer versus Wizard, which is better?

    Adult dragons have blindsight, alas. I guess if you're beyond their 60' blindsight range you could use this to give yourself advantage on attacks and disadvantage to be attacked (plus they don't know where you are within the darkness for breath weapon aim purposes). You're not making many attack...
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