Wizard Leveling Table Edit
|Level||Proficiency Bonus||Features||Cantrips Known||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||5th||6th||7th||8th||9th|
|1st||+2||Spellcasting, Arcane Recovery||3||2||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|4th||+2||Ability Score Improvement||4||4||3||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|6th||+3||Arcane Tradition feature||4||4||3||3||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|8th||+3||Ability Score Improvement||4||4||3||3||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|10th||+4||Arcane Tradition feature||5||4||3||3||3||2||—||—||—||—|
|12th||+4||Ability Score Improvement||5||4||3||3||3||2||1||—||—||—|
|14th||+5||Arcane Tradition feature||5||4||3||3||3||2||1||1||—||—|
|16th||+5||Ability Score Improvement||5||4||3||3||3||2||1||1||1||—|
|19th||+6||Ability Score Improvement||5||4||3||3||3||3||2||1||1||1|
Basic Features Edit
- Hit Dice: 1d6 per wizard level
- Hit Points at 1st Level: 6 + your Constitution modifier
- Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d6 (or 4) + your Constitution modifier per wizard level after 1st
- Armor: None
- Weapons: Daggers, darts, slings, quarterstaffs, light crossbows
- Tools: None
- Saving Throws: Intelligence, Wisdom
- Skills: Choose two from Arcana, History, Insight, Investigation, Medicine, and Religion
- (a) a quarterstaff or (b) a dagger
- (a) a component pouch or (b) an arcane focus
- (a) a scholar's pack or (b) an explorer's pack
- A spellbook
Alternatively, you can ignore the equipment provided by your class and background, and start with 4d4 x 10 gp.
At 1st level, you know three cantrips of your choice from the wizard spell list. You learn additional wizard cantrips of your choice at higher levels, as shown in the Cantrips Known column of the Wizard table.
At 1st level, you have a spellbook containing six 1st-level wizard spells of your choice. Your spellbook is the repository of the wizard spells you know.
Adding New SpellsEdit
When you find a wizard spell of 1st level or higher, you can add it to your spellbook if it is of a level which you can prepare and if you can spare the time to decipher and copy it.
For each level of the spell, the process takes 2 hours and costs 50 gp. The cost represents material components you expend as you experiment with the spell to master it, as well as the fine inks you need to record it. Once you have spent this time and money, you can prepare the spell just like your other spells.
Replacing Your SpellbookEdit
You can copy a spell from your own spellbook into another book. This is just like copying a new spell into your spellbook, but faster and easier, since you understand your own notation and already know how to cast the spell. You need spend only 1 hour and 10 gp for each level of the copied spell.
If you lose your spellbook, you can use the same procedure to transcribe the spells that you have prepared into a new spellbook. Filling out the remainder of your spellbook requires you to find new spells to do so, as normal.
Preparing and Casting SpellsEdit
The Wizard table shows how many spell slots you have to cast your wizard spells of 1st level and higher. To cast one of these spells. you must expend a slot of the spell's level or higher. You regain all expended spell slots when you finish a long rest.
You prepare the list of wizard spells that are available for you to cast. To do so, choose a number of wizard spells from your spellbook equal to your Intelligence modifier + your wizard level (minimum of one spell). The spells must be of a level for which you have spell slots.
You can change your list of prepared spells when you finish a long rest.
Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for your wizard spells. You use your Intelligence whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability.
In addition, you use your Intelligence modifier and proficiency bonus for the spell save DC of a wizard spell you cast and when making an attack roll with one.
Spell save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Intelligence modifier.
Spell Attack modifier = your proficiency bonus + your Intelligence modifier.
You can cast a wizard spell as a ritual if that spell has the ritual tag and you have the spell in your spellbook. You don't need to have the spell prepared.
You can use an arcane focus as a spellcasting focus for your wizard spells.
Learning Spells of 1st Level and HigherEdit
Each time you gain a wizard level, you can add two wizard spells of your choice to your spellbook. Each of these spells must be of a level for which you have spell slots. as shown on the Wizard table. On your adventures. you might find other spells that you can add to your spellbook.
Arcane Recovery Edit
Once per day when you finish a short rest, you can choose expended spell slots to recover. The spell slots can have a combined level that is equal to or less than half your wizard level (rounded up), and none of the slots can be 6th level or higher.
Arcane Tradition Edit
When you reach 2nd level, you choose an arcane tradition, shaping your practice of magic through one of several schools.
Your choice grants you features at 2nd level and again at 6th, 10th, and 14th level.
- Artificer (Unearthed Arcana: Eberron)
- Bladesinger (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, page 141)
- Lore Mastery (Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard)
- School of Abjuration (Player's Handbook, page 115)
- School of Conjuration (Player's Handbook, page 116)
- School of Divination (Player's Handbook, page 116)
- School of Enchantment (Player's Handbook, page 117)
- School of Evocation
- School of Illusion (Player's Handbook, page 118)
- School of Invention (Unearthed Arcana: Three Subclasses)
- School of Necromancy (Player's Handbook, page 118)
- School of Transmutation (Player's Handbook, page 119)
- Technomancy (Unearthed Arcana: Modern Magic)
- Theurgy (Unearthed Arcana: Wizard Revisited)
- War Magic (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, page 59)
Ability Score Improvement Edit
When you reach 4th level, and again at 8th, 12th, 16th, and 19th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can't increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.
Spell Mastery Edit
At 18th level, you have achieved such mastery over certain spells that you can cast them at will. Choose a 1st-level wizard spell and a 2nd-level wizard spell that are in your spellbook. You can cast those spells at their lowest level without expending a spell slot when you have them prepared. If you want to cast either spell at a higher level, you must expend a spell slot as normal.
By spending 8 hours in study, you can exchange one or both of the spells you chose for different spells of the same levels.
Signature Spells Edit
When you reach 20th level, you gain mastery over two powerful spells and can cast them with little effort. Choose two 3rd-level wizard spells in your spellbook as your signature spells. You always have these spells prepared, they don't count against the number of spells you have prepared, and you can cast each of them once at 3rd level without expending a spell slot. When you do so, you can't do so again until you finish a short or long rest.
If you want to cast either spell at a higher level, you must expend a spell slot as normal.
School of Evocation Edit
Beginning at 2nd level, the gold and time you must spend to copy an evocation spell into your spellbook is halved.
Beginning at 2nd level, when you cast an evocation spell that affects other creatures that you can see, you can choose a number of them equal to 1 + the spell's level. The chosen creatures automatically succeed on their saving throws against the spell, and they take no damage if they would normally take half damage on a successful save.
Starting at 6th level, when a creature succeeds on a saving throw against your cantrip, the creature takes half the cantrip's damage (if any) but suffers no additional effect from the cantrip.
Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to one damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast.
Starting at 14th level, when you cast a wizard spell of 5th level or lower (excluding cantrips) that deals damage, you can deal maximum damage with that spell.
The first time you do so, you suffer no adverse effect. If you use this feature again before you finish a long rest, you take 2d12 necrotic damage for each level of the spell, immediately after you cast it. Each time you use this feature again before finishing a long rest, the necrotic damage per spell level increases by 1d12. This damage ignores resistance and immunity.