The balance between Spasm and Ray looks pretty good to me. Even at 17, the delta is only around 12%, and doing auto damage is a nice perk.Interesting. That makes Eldritch Spasm inferior to Eldritch Ray after tier 1, damage-wise. I did that calculation before I ultimately switched to 0.9.
I’ll get that updated eventually.
Plus, there’s a whole different suite of abilities that impact AC defense versus save defense, so the abilities will be more or less effective against very different groups of enemies.
Only the weapon attack combos strike me as possibly being problematic, and even those require melee plus feats plus (possibly other stats?). Is Cha melee a thing with A5E warlock?