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Getting recommended spells in wizard builds [closed]

I've been playing DND 5e for some time and am now looking at optimised wizard builds, starting with suggested online builds. I've noticed that many will say, "get these 5 spells at level 4". ...
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How does Magic Item creation cost differ between Sorcerer and Wizard?

I know that Potions, Scrolls and Wands vary in price, depending on class making them. This is explained by the fact they are usually made at lowest possible CL and have a fixed CL of spell being ...
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Is there any way to suppress the dim light shed by a manifested mind?

The Order of Scribes wizard subclass has the 6th level feature, Manifest Mind. Tiny spectral object [...] The spectral mind is intangible and doesn’t occupy its space, and it sheds dim light in a 10-...
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Could you kill someone using Enchantment School Wizard's Hypnotic Gaze forever?

If your character really hated someone very much and had enough resources to stay alive longer than the hypnotized target (Let's say, through the Constructed Resilience feature or something similar), ...
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Is this "School of the Wyrm" wizard subclass I found balanced?

I found this wizard subclass in [this document] on DMsGuild, and I'd like to know if it is balanced compared to the existing classes. School of the Wyrm Knowledge of the Wyrm Beginning at 2nd level, ...
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Can you cast dimension door as a contingency?

Me and my DM had a discussion about whether or not dimension door was an eligible spell for contingency because it doesn’t specify “self” in range. He argued that the destination was actually the ...
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When a process takes longer than a round, at what point is a skill check made?

The party wizard is about to copy a high-level scroll into her spellbook. She has a +10 on Arcana, and a good chance of making the DC16 roll, despite it being a sixth-level scroll: A wizard spell on ...
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Is this lesser version of Life Transference balanced?

My ("plain vanilla" dnd 5e) wizard is now near level 8, and I was thinking to equip him with a straightforward reduced version of "Life Transference". The purpose of this is merely ...
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Is this subclass I found on Dungeon Master's Guild balanced?

I found this "The Dropout" wizard subclass on Dungeon Master's Guild, and at first glance, it seems overpowered, as it gives abilities no other subclasses do. Note: this is a pay-what-you-...
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How would I deal with an enemy that intends to camp underground until I die from the environment as a level 12 fairy wizard?

This ties in to my previous question, where the answer was that I can't target them with a spell because the ground acts as full cover. The context for this question is that my enemy (another player) ...
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Delayed blast fireball + sculpt spell = safely pick up fireball?

Can an evocation wizard's sculpt spell ability allow for an automatic safe use of throwing a delayed blast fireball bead? Delayed blast fireball: A beam of yellow light flashes from your pointing ...
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Does Wizard Empowered Evocation Feature Work with Magic Items?

Empowered Evocation: Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to one damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast. Wand of Magic Missiles (Wand, uncommon): This wand ...
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If my wizard learns Dissonant Whispers from Fey Touched, is it a Wizard Spell?

Note: This is a possible duplicate of Are spells learned from feats considered to be associated with your class?, but I couldn't find any relevant answers there. ===================== I'm playing an ...
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What is the most amount of jury tampering I can commit using spells?

Unfortunately my scheme to win an election using necromancy failed, not mind you because I created too few undead minions. The regions had an electoral system by which I had to win the majority of ...
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Can I as a Wizard multiclass learn higher level spells through Spell Scrolls despite not being able to cast them?

I am an Arcane Trickster 3/Wizard 2. Based on the multiclass spell slot table, I have two 2nd level spell slots. These are my questions though: Can I copy the Misty Step spell, a level 2 spell, into ...
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Questions related to the wizard's "Arcane Implement Mastery" and the "Staff of Defense"

In D&D 4e Player's Handbook 1, at page 157, there's a section about "Arcane Implement Mastery" for the wizard. It says the following: You specialize in the use of one kind of implement ...
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Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced? [Version 3]

This is a follow up to Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced? [Version 2] I will soon be playing a wizard who I intend to become a transmutation wizard. However, I find ...
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Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced? [Version 2]

This is a follow up to Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced? I will soon be playing a wizard who I intend to become a transmutation wizard. However, I find the ...
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Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced?

I will soon be playing a wizard who I intend to become a transmutation wizard. However, I find the transmutation wizard sorely lacking in power. To remedy this, I have begun creating a revision. The ...
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Is there wide agreement on what an optimised Wizard should use Craft Contingent Spell for?

Craft Contingent Spell is ridiculously powerful, so much so that I feel no need to even cite that claim. It is generally assumed that any optimised Wizard will have a long list of contingencies ...
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What's the exact RAW order of interaction between an Abjuration wizard with the Arcane Ward feature casting Absorb Elements in response to a Fireball?

What's the exact RAW order of interaction between an abjurer with the Arcane Ward feature casting absorb elements in response to a fireball? The curiosity comes up because you have two conflicting ...
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Can my Order of Scribes wizard gnome with the Mark of Scribing cast Silence to survive her 120 ft fall?

If I can cast silence on the ground below me before falling, with the thunder damage immunity replaced with bludgeoning, and we land from the fall inside the sphere of silence, do my party and I take ...
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Spell Perfection and Magical Lineage

Spell Perfection - Pick one spell which you have the ability to cast. Whenever you cast that spell you may apply any one metamagic feat you have to that spell without affecting its level or casting ...
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How many more non-wizard spells can an Order of Scribes wizard get that are either a new source of damage type or new use of damage types?

A few setting specific backgrounds (such as the Izzet Engineer from Ravnica) and lineages (such as the Mark of Handling Human from Eberron) have spells that are "added to the spell list of your ...
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What happens to the prepared spells of a wizard who dies and then is brought back to life?

I can't find anything on what happens to the prepared spells of a caster who dies. I did find this about a PC's attunement to their magic items: A creature's attunement to an item ends if the ...
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Can Abrupt Jaunt take me out of a grapple?

I have a question after a combat with animated furniture: I have the ability Abrupt Jaunt Wizard specialist ability from PHB2: Abrupt Jaunt (conjuration): You teleport up to 10 feet. Activating this ...
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How does the Order of Scribes wizard's Awakened Spellbook feature work with spells that require you to choose a damage type?

There is a question that handles how the Order of Scribes wizard's Awakened Spellbook feature works with spells that have multiple damage types at the same time. However, those spells are rare. There ...
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Is this Order of Scribes wizard combo with the Elemental Bane and Faithful Hound spells a legal exploit?

So I'm playing an OOS wizard in a 3/4 shot game. I really like the replace damage type feature for the interesting flavour it can provide to battles, but when looking at the spell list, I stumbled ...
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Can I use the spell Immovable Object to create a castle which floats above the clouds?

The spell Immovable Object when used at 6th level or higher gains a permanent duration. Does this mean that if I have a wizard take enough bricks to make a castle, they could use the bricks to create ...
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Does Chain Lightning deal damage to its original target first?

When Chain Lightning deals damage, does it deal damage to all targets at once, or does it's original target takes damage first? I ask this question because after damage was taken concentration checks ...
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Is this "Rebound Energy" Arcane Tradition homebrew feature balanced?

I am currently working on a homebrew Arcane Tradition for Wizard, based around the concept of modifying spells, amplifying or mixing them by directly tampering with the Weave, at the risk of ...
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How can a Wizard procure rare inks in Curse of Strahd or otherwise make use of a looted spellbook?

For information specific to the Curse of Strahd campaign, please use spoiler tags because I am a player and not the GM. Two notes first: We are playing the Curse of Strahd, but I don't know what ...
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Can a Chronurgy Wizard upcast using Arcane Abeyance?

Can arcane abeyance be used to upcast a spell? For example, can a bead made via arcane abeyance hold a 4th level fireball?
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How does a wizard Halfling (Mark of Healing) learn the healing spells

The race/species of Halfling (Mark of Healing) (ERLW, page 43) states Spells of the Mark. If you have the Spellcasting or the Pact Magic class feature, the spells on the Mark of Healing Spells table ...
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Is this homebrew Arcane School of Phantasm (Variant School of Illusion) balanced?

Context: I have a player who is attracted to the "flavor" of being an illusionist, but finds the School of Illusion in the PHB to be rather lackluster, especially before 14th level. Here is ...
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Can an Order of the Scribes wizard cast a spell from a magic item through its manifested mind?

Manifest Mind: Whenever you cast a wizard spell on your turn, you can cast it as if you were in the spectral mind's space, instead of your own, using its senses. You can do so a number of times per ...
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How do the Wizard's racial bonuses affect the number of spells and cantrips known?

In Dungeon World, the "Spellbook" section of the Wizard's playbook explicitly says: You start out with three first level spells in your spellbook However, when creating a Wizard, one of ...
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Could an Artificer / Wizard multiclass add any of their prepared spells to their own spellbook? [duplicate]

Or would they have to go through the process, and cost, of scribing a scroll of, say Detect Magic, then pass an Arcana check to 'learn' and spend more precious gp to scribe it into their spellbook? If ...
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What spell can turn a large area of dirt into mud?

I'm trying to determine what's the minimum level of the legendary Lützerath mud wizard (more imagery: 1, 2, 3, 4). What spell could flood an area sufficiently big to be filled by several dozens ...
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Is there anything to stop me from using this OP combo of Destructive Wrath and Meteor Swarm to do 120 or 240 damage?

A friend recently pointed out to me that by using a Tempest Domain cleric's Channel Divinity: Destructive Wrath and the Order of Scribes wizard's spell damage-changing feature, you can do a maximized ...
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Plant Companion questions

I am playing a 4th level Druid, 3rd level Wizard (1D/1W/1W/1W/1D/1D/1D/1AH) combination going into Arcane Hierophant at 8th level through to 17th level. I chose the plant companion from Dragon ...
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Which spells should my level 3 divination wizard focused on crowd control and/or disabling take to achieve those goals?

I'm starting a new campaign with a level 3 divination wizard. My race is custom lineage with fey touched feat and I selected gift of alacrity as the free first level spell to cast (together with misty ...
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Where is the explicit rule that states a wizard must have an appropriate spell slot to prepare a spell?

Where is the explicit rule that states a wizard must have an appropriate spell slot to prepare a spell? Asked another way: Can a wizard prepare a spell he does not have a spell slot for? I am having ...
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Can you stack Eldritch Knight's War Magic ability with Bladesinger's Extra Attack? [duplicate]

Let's say I am playing a 13th level character, 6 levels Bladesinger Wizard, 7 levels Eldritch Knight Fighter. I would have access to these abilities in question: War Magic: Beginning at 7th level, ...
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Is Dunamancy legal in Adventurers League?

Is Dunamancy legal in Adventurers League?
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Would it be possible for a Multiclass Order of scribes wizard/sorcerer to put sorcerer spells into their spell book [duplicate]

The Multiclassing rules state that you determine the spells you are able to prepare and cast independently, but it does not seem to apply to spells a wizard is able to transcribe into their spellbook. ...
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How to survive level 1 as a wizard?

At level 1, a wizard has a very small amount of hp compared to most classes, and lacks armour proficiencies meaning they must invest in Dexterity as well as constitution to have less AC than most ...
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How do you determine your available spell slots as a Wizard/Sorcerer multiclassing? [duplicate]

When you multiclass as a sorc and a wizard, you add the two classes together and that determines your spell slots. This is one combined table of available slots that both casters share, or does the ...
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Writing text anyone can understand as a Wizard

I'm playing D&D 5th Edition. I'm a wizard 8 / artificer 2 with access to 5th-level spells. For the purposes of this question, I can cast any spell that is in the wizard spell list that's 5th level ...
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What's the best "big-gun" 3rd level spell outside the schools of Transmutation and Illusion?

Long history below, I'm in trouble with a problem that I created for myself. I'm roleplaying a Wizard (School of Abjuration) for the 2nd time. In my backstory, I was trained by my mother, a former Red ...
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