I'm playing a Dex-based high elf paladin in D&D 5th edition. We are starting at level 3, and these are my current stats:
(Dumping Str instead of Int was a personal choice, honestly. I had a few spare points left, and I didn't want to have my character be a bit too dim for my taste, so Strength became the dump stat. That, and I have proficiency in Medicine + Religion.)
I'm currently considering taking the War Caster feat simply for the ability to be able to cast spells while still having my shield on me, but I am unsure how wise that decision would be. I'm new to the 5e system.
Should I go for the War Caster feat so that I'll be able to cast spells with more ease, or should I instead opt to increase my ability score(s), or even take a different feat?
The role this character will focus on: Front-liner/support, with more emphasis on front-liner as the game progresses. (I suspect the lore bard will be a good enough support on his own).
I am aware I can always sheathe my weapon before casting a spell, but that also means I will only be able to make opportunity attacks with unarmed strikes.
P.S.: I am unsure exactly what role I would play at my current group, but if it helps, here is the composition of the rest of the party:
- Thief rogue
- Hexblade warlock
- Lore bard
- Eldritch Knight fighter
- Gloom Stalker ranger