Being a newcomer to DnD (5e), I got invited to a campaign with some friends. It is my first time playing tabletop DnD. Video games like Neverwinter Nights was my only experience with DnD.
I now play an Wizard Aasimar (spiritual Aasimar).
My school is Conjuration, background is Sage.
We all started at 5th level. I did research and created my character. Two sessions later I find myself being useless in the party except from some really occasional healing. I have already been unconscious from a one shot AoE spell. (No, luck wasn't on my side when rolling for max hp either). I rarely get to use spells other than some cantrips.
The DM for this campaign is DMing for the first time which probably doesn't help either.
I picked a lot of utility and conjuration spells. I am obviously missing out on firepower, and the utility spells that I have never seem to fit our situation.
How do I recover from this?
I tried checking out the shops for scrolls that I could scribe in my spellbook. But they were really expensive and not so useful. The best choice I had was clairvoyance for 50gp. Our raid on the goblin camp failed, horribly, as in jump in the middle and get ripped to shreds because there appeared more than we accounted for. I am down to the 15 gp I began with.
I am really stuck with my character and don't know what to do. The spells in my spell book don't seem to be much help in our adventures. What now?
Here are my spells:
- Acid Splash
A fellow party member obtained the robe of eyes, so I should be careful when casting this.
- Poison Spray
Other party member has a better version of Mage hand that can carry more, do damage and more.
- Find Familiar
When does this come in handy? The only situation I can think of is escaping.
- Magic Missile
Tenser's Floating Disk
This sounded okay in my head when I picked it but I don't see any situation I might be using it, also we now have a newer party member who is too heavy for this spell.
I really need to find out what one can do with this.
Other party member has the same spell.
It sounds powerful but I don't know how and when to use it.
As a caster I should stay at the back of the party to prevent getting hit, where would I even want to go to and become an easier target?
Great, now that they might be puking, how do I and others even see them? (Magic Missile :p )