|Doug Bragg 172|
Doug Bragg 172 wrote:But if I look at the school powers and it's levitation (eh), fireball with a crappy Save DC (eh), and Mage Hand + (eh)... I'm going to look for prestige classes.Maybe some of this has to do with the fact that you chose the generalist school? Incidentally if you'd chosen generalist in the core rules you would have no school bonus abilities, the abilities you are panning don't exist at all. The choice in core for the generalist was not mediocre abilities versus PrC it was nothing versus PrC.
I used to play specialists in 3.5 more than generalists... looking at the pathfinder schools, the abilities that the univeralist got looked better than any of the other schools. That's why I took it. If I wasn't interested in testing those abilities, I'd have taken a prestige class at level 6 or gone specialist and taken a prestige class at level 4.
Obviously whether the powers make the wizard class worth taking up to level 20 is personal opinion. So far, my personal opinion is, the idea of taking a prestige class is still a pretty easy decision. On the one hand have a set of powers that seem lackluster on the other hand, benefits of a prestige class which often are more than a bit interesting. We'll see how the rest of the game goes, but right now, it feels like I'm not really gaining anything with the powers.