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My backup character for my school's D&D club, who I'm actually planning on killing off my current character for, is a sorcerer who has a gimmick of dangerous or more commonly used for combat spells used to entertain others.

For example, (And I'm using Xanathar's guide too) her current spell list (very much open to suggestions) are Ray of frost, Shape water, Message, Dancing lights, Catapult, Magic Missile, Crown of Madness, and Enlarge/Reduce. What sorcerer spells should I have her learn that are useful in combat and performing?

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Mołot, Rubiksmoose, NautArch, Xirema, Rykara Mar 18 at 17:37

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    \$\begingroup\$ So this question would only really be answerable for us if you could concretely define what you mean by "useful" and "performing". As it is, it just looks like you are asking for an open-ended list of suggestions and those questions do not work for this site's format and might be better asked on a forum. \$\endgroup\$ – Rubiksmoose Mar 18 at 17:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ Questions of the form "what options should I choose?" tend to get closed here for being too Opinion-based or too broad. A version of this question that might be answerable would be if you were to propose a specific spell list (without the open-ended "what should I add?" part) and ask for feedback on whether it's a good list or not; though even in that scenario you'd have to provide a lot of details about the campaign you're expecting to participate in. You might be better off taking this question to a forum. \$\endgroup\$ – Xirema Mar 18 at 17:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Xirema and on what you mean by "good" of course. \$\endgroup\$ – Rubiksmoose Mar 18 at 17:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ Also though, welcome to the RPG.se! Though this question may be on-hold, we still really appreciate your contribution and encourage you to stick around and contribute more! \$\endgroup\$ – Rubiksmoose Mar 18 at 17:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah. I’m going to ask this on a forum like half the comments suggest. Sorry about that! \$\endgroup\$ – Wes21arctic Mar 18 at 17:51