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July 05, 2010, 06:12:16 PM
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what do you think of it? I initially thought the Sorcerer or the Warlock were the most powerful, but I saw in the 3rd edition campaign setting that the most powerful spellcasters are wizards, which I tend to scoff because they have less spell slots...
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July 05, 2010, 07:08:19 PM
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A Wizards power does not come from the number of spell slots it comes from his versatility. Sorcerers in PnP DnD cant unlearn an unlimited number of spells each level and have a very limited number of spells know. With NWN the liited number of spells is not much of an issue as you mainly use Attack spells and with items you can tank many things you could not in PnP DnD.

What is the most powerful in the PRC I do not know.
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July 05, 2010, 07:41:19 PM
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thanks but I mean as a general rule. if you were to power play as a spellcaster what would you choose?

and no, I don't power play. I prefer role-playing. but also because of that I am very selective.
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July 05, 2010, 07:53:33 PM
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In 3.x edition I would chose a Wizard especially if your campaign allows spells that are not from the PHB. However I am not familiar with the few thousand custom classes so their could be a better one.


July 05, 2010, 07:57:15 PM
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well I say only official material, and nwn-speaking!
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July 05, 2010, 08:05:42 PM
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It would depend on the server :D If you talking stock NWN in one of the OC I would go with Wizard but I have not played around with the other base caster classes.


July 05, 2010, 08:29:44 PM
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is there a way to increase wizard spell slots? and what level does the wizard stop to "naturally" learn spells?
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July 05, 2010, 08:32:43 PM
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is there a way to increase wizard spell slots? and what level does the wizard stop to "naturally" learn spells?
Unless their is a PRC feat to do so you increase the number like any other caster by increasing the casters attribute that determines spell DC.

You get 2 spells per level indefinitely and of course you can learn any spell you could cast from a scroll.


July 05, 2010, 08:36:00 PM
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ah yes, increasing intelligence. pity is't not possible to add more metamagic feats in the PRC, it would increased the spellcasting potential greatly.
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July 06, 2010, 01:25:17 PM
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Warlock without doubt, is the strongest xD the class doesn't have many blasting invocations/spells .. but the 2 or 3 it gots are deadly when spammed .. spamming many "Walls of Perilous Flame"  between you and the monsters while invisible (walk unseen) then attack them .... Warlock's strength comes from being able to spam skills without care on uses/day ... on the other hand, wizards can do the same even better in dmg outputs BUT gotta rest often.
Same for dragonfire adept with its breaths ....


July 06, 2010, 01:40:50 PM
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Warlocks can cast all their invocations without resting?
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July 06, 2010, 02:07:06 PM
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yes, both invocation  users (dragonfire adept and warlock) can use their invocations without  limit a day ... only reason you may want to rest is to regain health.


July 06, 2010, 03:17:22 PM
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But I believe they are less powerful than actual spells... otherwise everyone would go Warlock. And they have very limited Prestige Classes choice.
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July 06, 2010, 05:08:51 PM
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It is true that warlock invocations are not as powerful as the highest level spells, and it is true that the prestige class choices are more limited.  However, aside from the fact that invocations don't require rest, the warlock also has eldritch blast, which doesn't require rest either.  Whether a wizard or a warlock is a better choice depends on circumstances.  If the battle can be won by a few powerful blasts, then the wizard is better by far.  But in a war of attrition kind of battle, a warlock could still be fighting with equal strength long after a wizard had exhausted all the higher level spells.


July 06, 2010, 06:10:57 PM
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definitely yes. unless the wizard has a teleport spell ready and comes to fight another day :P
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