Is the Arcane Recovery feature something you can only use once per long rest to recover up to a number of slots, with the overflow wasted? (Similar to how healing magic works)
Or, alternatively, is this a "point" resource that can be drawn upon at each short rest, and simply refills on a long rest? (Similar to Sorcery Points)
You have learned to regain some of your magical energy by studying your Spellbook. Once per day when you finish a Short Rest, you can choose expended Spell Slots to recover. The Spell Slots can have a combined level that is equal to or less than half your wizard level (rounded up), and none of the slots can be 6th level or higher.
I think I know what answer will result, but figured there may be others with a similar question.
An example, a level 5 Wizard would have 3 slots of Arcane Recovery per day.
Scenario A, the Wizard is only missing one level 2 slot on her first short rest of the day. She uses Arcane Recovery to restore that slot. Later in the day she's used more slots and wants to recover one of her first level ones, since she's only used 2/3 of her Arcane Recovery slots. Can she do this?
Scenario B, the Wizard is missing three 1st level slots. She chooses to recover one first level slot now, but decides to wait until a later short rest to potentially recover a 2nd level slot. Can she do this?