Hi all! This is my first non-introductory post, so if I misformat, or if the post is difficult to read or in the wrong place, please forgive me. I recently started creating my first wizard, and after reading treantmonk & the Logic Ninja's wizard handbooks, I decided that I wanted a focused specialist conjurer. I anticipate that our characters will get to no higher than level 9.
Sources allowed in addition to core: Complete series, PHBII, Spell Compendium
Race: Strongheart Halfling
Banned schools: Enchantment, Evocation, and one other school that will NOT be Transmutation. Illusion has silent image
and color spray
, but Necromancy has nice save-or-lose debuffs and Abjuration has protection from X
spells & dispel magic
Feats at 1st level: Metamagic School Focus (conj), Extend Spell (not sure if I should take Extend or a different +1 metamagic)
I intend to take Sculpt Spell at 3rd level.
ACF's: Abrupt Jaunt Immediate Magic
The rest of the party: we have a duskblade who plans on using blade of blood
to nova, a barbarian who's new to the game, a scout, and a cleric who buffs, heals when needed, and is fond of luck rerolls.
I'm having trouble deciding what spells I want in my spellbook. at 1st level, I get 9 spells known, and some spells I definitely want include benign transposition
, mage armor
, wall of smoke
, and enlarge person
. I'm on the fence regarding obscuring mist
, as we've only once come across an archer, and I don't see how that could be useful in melee when our damage dealers include a barbarian and a duskblade. I'm also considering learning color spray
, though the range on that is a bit of a turnoff for me. I'm worried about my early game spells because I anticipate having to spend the majority of my wealth scribing all those amazing 2nd level spells (glitterdust
, cloud of bewilderment
, baleful transposition
, etc) into my spellbook.
Thanks for your input and I appreciate your help.