What are your favourite spells?


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As the title says; what are peoples favourite spells, any tradition; any level [if anyones working on a spell guide feel free to link it here].

I'm working on my sorcerer build and ned to pick all my spells known (yay) and want to know what people better at identifying good spells than me like about certain spells.

Current Preliminary Build Details:
Ancestry: Human (Skilled)
Background: Magaambya Academic
Class: Sorcerer (Draconic Bloodline maybe replace w/ Imperial)

Ancestry Feats

1st - Arcane Tattoos
*3rd - Natural Ambition
5th - Ornate Tattoos
9th - Virtue-Forged Tattoos
13th - Multitalented [Bard]
17th - General Training

General Feats

3rd - Ancestral Paragom
7th - Incredible Intiative
11th - Incredible Investure
15th - Fleet
*17th - Toughness?
19th - Diehard?

Class Feats

*1st - Dangerous Sorcerey
2nd - Magaambyan Attendant Dedication
4th - Arcane Evolution
6th - Halcyon Speaker Dedication
8th - Crossblooded Evolution [Heal as 1st level Signature Spell?]
10th - Cascade Bearers Spellcasting
12th - Halcyon Spellcasting Intiate
14th - Flexible Halcyon Spellcasting
16th - Greater Mental Evolution
18th - Halcyon Spellcasting Adept
20th - Halcyon Spellcasting Sage

Skill Feats

1st - Recognise Spell
2nd - Arcane Sense

Skills @ Level 1

Arcana
Intimidation
Nature
Acrobatics
Diplomacy
Deception


Grease is my favorite lvl 1 spell, it's trip when you cast and area denial that can trip who dare to move that space. It's useful forever.

Synesthesia from Occult, the best spell in the game in my opinion, Clumsy 3, dazzled and spell failure even if the target makes the save.

Resilient Sphere, super versatile, can protect in emergencies and can take a round of the opponent or an action and their best attack on their turn.


Grease is a classic and is a pretty awesome spell.

Synesthesia does look awesome as a debuff.

Do people think Imperial or Draconic bloodline makes a better base for a sorcerer that doesnt use its focus spells? and what school is good for Arcane Tattoos feat chain (from LOCG); was thinking abj for imperial bloodline (shield; feather fall; glyph of warding) or evo for draconic (electric arc; gust of wind; wall of wind)?

Lost Omens Character Guide is the best thing to happen to sorcerer's so far in my opinion.


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I really like hideous laughter, for a low level spell, because it doesn't have the incapacitate trait, and the level 2 version remains handy against high level targets (which may well have reactions you want to stop them from using enough to be worth the cost of sustaining the spell).


Draconic have better combat spells and bloodmagic.

Imperial is better with skills and their granted spells are good utility wise.

For the tattoos I like the Illusion chain, Ghost Sound, Illusory Disguise and Invisibility Sphere.


I know it's not applicable to sorcerers, but my favorite spell so far is Hand of The Apprentice. Loving the range and being able to True Strike boost it since it's a single action, then still have an action left. Haven't managed to crit with it yet, but looking forward to the first home run...


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So far, my hands down favorite is Magic Weapon. That's the single spell that has caused the most damage of anything else I've cast.


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Magic weapon is definitely an excellent spell to have early on, though you won't get much use out of it later in your career.


I can't wait until my players get to use synesthesia, or I get to use it against them.

My all-time favorite spell remains silent image (or illusory object in this edition)


Henro wrote:

I can't wait until my players get to use synesthesia, or I get to use it against them.

My all-time favorite spell remains silent image (or illusory object in this edition)

Can you give an example of Silent Image being used awesomely? I know there are infinite possibilities, just looking for some actual in-game moments.


I love Searing Light. 4d6/spell level against fiends and undeads!


Illusory creature. I've been compiling a playlist specifically for all the monster songs to play when my bard gets to level 3.


mrspaghetti wrote:
Can you give an example of Silent Image being used awesomely? I know there are infinite possibilities, just looking for some actual in-game moments.

This probably warrants its own thread...

Once in a LoF game, our party reached an abandoned monastery infested by pugwampi gremlins. After we killed a few of them, we reached a hall with most of the tribe and their chieftain. That's where our barbarian decided to Intimidate them by pretending to be a prophet of the gnoll demon lord. As he was giving his speech, my bard, hidden nearby, used Silent Image to conjure fiery halo and smoky wings behind his back. GM decided it was worth such a bonus on the check, that the pugwampis promptly declared the barbarian their God-king and obeyed his every whim.


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My favorite spell might well be eclipse burst for the "fwoom" sound it makes as it envelops my enemies' armies.


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mrspaghetti wrote:
Can you give an example of Silent Image being used awesomely? I know there are infinite possibilities, just looking for some actual in-game moments.

I general, my favorite way to use silent image/illusory object is by using it to obfuscate my actions.

One example was using sleight of hand to palm a valuable object from a table in plain sight in the middle of a conversation - and cast a concealed silent image immediately to replace the stolen object with none the wiser.


Heroism

+attack
+all st

I am a simple frontliner adventurer, and I don't need anything else.

Dark Archive

Dirge of doom is definitely my top pick, lowering all saves and checks within 30 feet. It’s a three feat investment with sorcerers though.

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