The party I am playing with is currently playing Pathfinder, and we are considering switching to 5e within the new couple of weeks. I have been doing research on the difference with Sorcerers between Pathfinder and 5e. In Pathfinder, Wizards and Sorcerers utilized the same spell list and could select any spell from the list as they pleased whenever the ability to gain new spells arose.
During my research, I came cross this site 5e Spell List. By the looks of it, Sorcerers contain a far less variety of spells that the Wizards do.
Is there any reason why that is?
e.g. Sorcerers cannot use Grease or Alarm whereas Wizards can.
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