|Chromantic Durgon <3|
Personally for a first time I’d steer away from Wizards
They’re the most unforgiving of mistakes and that’s not what you want in a first try.
And if youre starting at level 1 I’d advise against an Arcanist too. I think the Arcanist stays the weakest for the longest of all the arcane casters. Which might not be much fun for a first timer.
People have already talked about the strengths of Sorcerers.
But I would say the most fun first time arcane caster is the witch.
First of all, hexes are amazing at early levels, like, easily blow all the other classes class features out of the water, you can go all day from very early levels and that’s got to be worth it.
Also people say they’re limited by mind effecting but I think that’s a bit of a weird take, there are none mind effecting spells on their list so take a few and stop worrying.
And you can always chuck out fortune and misfortune and just cackle the day away, they don’t care about mind affecting.
The real weakness is defence, I’d recommend looking into patrons to fill that gap.