The Storm Sorcery subclass (SCAG, p. 137; XGtE, p. 51-52) is widely regarded as the weakest of the sorcerer subclasses; for instance, see RPGBOT's assessment of the subclass. We - as in my D&D group - mainly play without multiclassing, so combinations like this cleric/sorcerer multiclass build don't help the problem.
To buff the class, I thought of making the following changes:
- Include the casting of cantrips for triggering the 1st-level Tempestous Magic feature
- Include the casting of cantrips with lightning/thunder effects for triggering the 6th-level Heart of the Storm feature
This would synergize especially with the thunderclap cantrip:
You create a burst of thunderous sound that can be heard up to 100 feet away. Each creature within range, other than you, must make a Constitution saving throw or take 1d6 thunder damage.
Is the Storm Sorcery subclass with this buff still balanced, especially compared to the other official sorcerer subclasses?