Wizard character class

As a wizard, you can harness the power of magic through science and chemistry. You’ll learn intricate spells and formulas to manipulate and explore the world around you. But beware, mastering these powers takes many hours of study and preparation, which can take a toll on your physical health. Wizards are more like mad scientists than clerics, and their unique abilities can make them a valuable asset to any party.

Magic can take on many forms. Imagine creating lightning bolts from your fingertips or summoning a dragon to fight alongside you. The possibilities are endless with the power of magic. But be warned, using magic can also attract unwanted attention from dark forces who seek to control or destroy you. As a wizard, you must be prepared to face these challenges and use your knowledge and skills to protect yourself and your allies.

Ability Focus: Intelligence

Hit Points: d4

Ancestries Allowed: Human and Elf

Restrictions: Magic users cannot use armor (or shields) and can only use weapons 2 lbs or lighter

Special: Familiar

At 4th level, the wizard attracts any one of the following creatures to serve as companions and helpers. Choose from any of the examples on the Pets page (subject to approval by your DM).

Spell Casting

See the Spell Casting page for details

Starting Spells

A wizard starts with 3 x Zero Level Spells and 2 x 1st Level spells of their choice in their Spell Book. Further spells can be added to their spell book via extended studies or scribing spells scrolls into their spell book (see below). A wizard can also use found or purchased spell books.

Starting Mana

A wizard starts with mana equal to their level, plus their intelligence bonus (including focus)

Read Magic Text

A wizard knows the shared language of magic and can both read and write it.

Creating Scrolls

For each scroll created, the wizard must collect 100 gp of supplies (special ink, paper, incense, etc.) and pass an Intelligence Check (DC 15 + level of the spell).

Casting limitations

Wizards cannot cast a spell for which they do not have the formula. This means that they must have the spell in their hand – either on a scroll or in their spell book at the time of casting.

If the spell formula is lost, then the intricate knowledge is also lost and spells cannot be cast anymore.

Learning New Spells

Wizards acquire spells in the form of scrolls they find when adventuring. Once they find a scroll, they must “scribe” it into their spell book to keep it. Once a spell is ascribed to the spell book, the character may use it as normal.

Scribing Spells

A wizard cannot access spells without copying them to their spell books. To do so, a wizard must have a scroll with the spell, and then pass an Intelligence Check (DC10 + the level of the spell). A failed roll means the spell cannot be deciphered, and the spell scroll becomes worthless to the wizard.

Starting Equipment

A backpack, a bedroll, a belt pouch, a flint and steel, ink, an inkwell, an iron pot, a mess kit, soap, a spell book, a spell component pouch, torches (10), trail rations (5 days), and a water skin.

Starting Money

All characters start with 2d4 x 10 gold pieces

At Level 2 (2,000+ Experience Points)

Gain hit points by rolling 1d4 + Constitution and adding it to your total hit points

Gain access to Level 2 Spells

At Level 3 (4,000+ Experience Points)

Gain hit points by rolling 1d4 + Constitution and adding it to your total hit points

Gain access to Level 3 Spells

Increase Ability Focus to 2

At Level 4 (8,000+ Experience Points)

Gain hit points by rolling 1d4 + Constitution and adding it to your total hit points

Gain access to Level 4 Spells

Attract a Familiar companion / follower

Wizard Spell List

Zero Level Spells

1st Level

2nd Level

3rd Level

4th Level

5th Level

6th Level

7th Level

8th Level

9th Level

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