I am unsure on how to ask this question more spot on, so I am sorry in advance.
Looking through the different land circles the land druid gets at level 3, I found myself wondering why a lot of those spells are so repetitive and boring. Spider climb for example is in three circles, but wouldn't you want to choose a circle to be unique? Why use such a spell if you can use your wild shape as utility anyway?
To make it short: I want to create my own land circle Misty Peaks with
- 3rd level mirror image, misty steps
- 5th level lightning bolt, haste
- 7th level ice storm, greater invisibility
- 9th level conjure element, cone of cold
I am aware that I'm basically picking a few of the best spells presented in the given druid circles, but comparing this to being a dire wolf at level 3 or an air elemental at level 10 it seems rather modest. I tried to focus on spells not yet in the druid spell list and spells that I would probably cast often anyway, so I would get the benefit of freeing a spot of prepared spells at least most of the time. I could explain the reason for each individual spell in this circle, but I guess the picture is quite clear.
I got to be honest - I'm new to D&D and I was just really bored by the Moon Druid on paper and found the Land Circles unappealing. So far the GM has approved my idea, but would like to hear some opinions on this, as I don't want to influence the other players experiences. Knowing beforehand that what I am planning is not a good idea would be better, for example, than working out this circle and then changing it after some players complain in the long run.
The other players are a paladin and a fighter.