I'm playing an eladrin wizard in a homebrew game of a friend. After hitting level 6 I'm thinking of multiclassing into sorcerer, because it fits thematically. I'm an accidental traveler from the Feywild and, through adventuring and study, I'm slowly learning more about my origins while getting more in touch with my "instinctive" side of understanding the weave.
Party composition at level 5 (currently): dwarf barbarian, half elf assassin/fighter, wood elf ranger, high elf arcane archer.
Other possibly relevant details about my wizard:
- I’m a Conjurer who focusses on utility and crowd control over blasting.
- I have +5 Intelligence and +3 Charisma.
- Thinking of multiclassing into Draconic Bloodline or Favored Soul.
You determine what spells you know and can prepare for each class individually, as if you were a single-classed member of that class.
If you have more than one spellcasting class, this table might give you spell slots of a level that is higher than the spells you know or can prepare. You can use those slots, but only to cast your lower level spells.
And from the same source:
Your Spellbook. The spells copied into a spellbook must be of a spell level the wizard can prepare.
So by RAW, a wizard 12/sorcerer 8 would have one 9th-level spell slot but would not be able to learn and prepare spells of that level.
How would it imbalance gameplay to allow a multiclassed wizard/sorcerer to copy wizard spells in a spellbook for which one has spell slots? Please include player and DM perspective in your answer, and support it with experience.
I'm mostly interested in how it would imbalance play at my table. For other tables, it's good to include how this example of wizard 12/sorcerer 8 compares to a wizard 20.
The house-rule would be:
A multiclassed character with primarily wizard levels is able to inscribe found wizard spells (of which one has spell slots) into one’s spellbook, and therefore be able to cast those spells.
The DM is thinking about whether to allow it or not, so I’m helping in acquiring information. It’s his first campaign as DM and my first time playing a spellcaster that’s perhaps going to make it until “endgame”, so I’m trying to plan accordingly. To be honest, all the reading about spellcasting and multiclassing is quite overwhelming, so it could be I’m misinterpreting something. Corrections in that regard are also much appreciated.
As always, please support your answer with (similar) experience(s) at your table.