Sorcerer Spell Selection Guide

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Sorcerers have plenty of options for spell selection. The first thing you need to decide is what kind of sorcerer you want to be.
Note: Since the last update Reverse Gravity has become significantly less useful due to not functioning underwater and that levitating creatures take significantly less damage from it. Therefore you may want to consider other level 7 spells for builds stating a mandatory requirement for it.


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Spell selection for level 1-40

  • Purpose: Ease Tagging in areas for level 1-40 players
  • Recommended School: Necromancy, Illusion and Evocation
Level Mandatory Spells Optional Spells
1 Grease
Endure Elements
Mage Armor
Negative Energy Ray
Magic Missile
2 Flame Weapon
Shock Weapon
Invisibility
Ghostly Visage
Death Armor
Melf's Acid Arrow
3 Keen
Greater Magic Weapon
Displacement
Gust of Wind
Negative Energy Burst
4 Evard's Black Tentacles
Ice Storm
Elemental Shield
Bestow Curse
5 Energy Buffer
Lesser Spell Mantle
Freezing Fog
Flensing
Bigby's Interposing Hand
6 Ethereal Visage
Circle of Death
Isaac's Greater Missile Storm
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7 Finger of death
Bigby's Grasping Hand
Rebuke
Delayed Blast Fireball
8 Premonition
Sunburst
Horrid Wilting
Greater Sanctuary
9 Time Stop
Weird
Meteor Swarm
Wail of the Banshee
Mordenkainen's Disjunction

Balanced Sorcerer

  • Purpose: Highly effective in all areas of the module (Recommended for new players after they become immortal)
  • Recommended Schools: Evocation Illusion Necromancy Transmutation
Level Mandatory Spells Optional Spells
1 Endure Elements
Expeditious Retreat
Protection from Alignment
Mage Armor
Ray of Enfeeblement
Negative Energy Ray
Shelgarn's Persistent Blade
2 Flame Weapon
Shock Weapon
Ghostly Visage
Melf’s Acid Arrow
Combust
Cloud of Bewilderment
Darkness
3 Keen Edge
Displacement
Gust of Wind
Clarity
Slow
Negative Energy Burst
4 Enervation
Evard's Black Tentacles
Bestow Curse
Elemental Shield
Remove Curse
5 Energy Buffer
Lesser Spell Mantle
Vitriolic Sphere
Flensing
Break Enchantment
Freezing Fog
6 Ethereal Visage
Disintegrate
Circle of Death
Freezing Sphere
Chain Lightning
Undeath to Death
7 Reverse Gravity
Delayed Blast Fireball
Great Thunderclap
Finger of Death
Banishment
8 Premonition
Sunburst
Horrid Wilting
Bigby's Clenched Fist
Incendiary Cloud
9 Weird
Energy Drain
Mordenkainen's Disjunction
Power Word: Kill
Meteor Storm
Bigby's Crushing Hand

Damage focused Sorcerer

  • Purpose: Have a high damage spell for every enemy
  • Focus on a few Orbs for studier targets/bosses and several area damage spells for regular enemies.
  • Recommended Schools: Conjuration Evocation Transmutation
Level Mandatory Spells Optional Spells
1 Expeditious Retreat
Grease
Ice Dagger
Choice of Orb Spells
2 Flame Weapon
Shock Weapon
Cloud of Bewilderment
Combust
Melfs Acid Arrow
Vocalize
3 Keen
Greater Magic Weapon
Gust of Wind
Fireball
Flame Arrow
Lightning Bolt
Scintillating Sphere
4 Evaard's Black Tentacles Ice Storm
Choice of Orb Spell
Viscid Glob
Vortex of Teethy
Wall of Fire
5 Flensing Vitriolic Sphere
Shout
Galvanic Cone
Freezing Fog
6 Ethereal visage
Tensers Transformation
Chain Lightning
Disintegrate
Freezing Sphere
IGMS
Legend Lore
7 Reverse Gravity
Great Thunderclap
Delayed Blast Fireball
Prismatic Spray
Static Field
Your choice of Greater Orb Spell
8 Premonition
Greater Sanctuary
Polar Ray
Incendiary Cloud
Sunburst
Temporal Stasis
9 Meteor Swarm Detonate
Mordekainen's Disjunction
Gate

Instant-Kill focused sorcerer

  • Purpose: Have a high instant kill spell for almost every enemy
  • Recommended Schools: Necromancy Transmutation Illusion Enchantment/Divination
Level Mandatory Spells Optional Spells
1 Endure Elements
Expeditious Retreat
Grease
Protection from Alignment
Mage Armor
Sleep
Scare
2 Flame Weapon
Shock Weapon
Ghostly Visage
Darkness
Vocalize
Combust
3 Keen
Greater Magic Weapon
Gust of Wind
Negative Energy Burst
Slow
4 Bestow Curse
Vortex of Teeth
Remove curse
Enervation
Fear
rainbow Pattern
5 Flensing
Energy Buffer
Mind Fog
Lesser Spell Mantle
Break Enchantment
Wrack
6 Ethereal visage
Disintegrate
Circle of Death
Undeath to Death
7 Reverse Gravity Rebuke
Finger of Death
Banishment
8 Premonition
Horrid Wilting
Greater Sanctuary
Mass Blind and Deafness
Antipathy
9 Weird
Energy Drain
Dominate Mosnter
Bigby's crushing hand
Mordenkainen's Disjunction
Power Word Kill
Detonate
Wail of the Banshee

Utility Sorcerer

  • Recommended Schools: Abjuration Enchantment
Level Mandatory Spells Optional Spells
1 Mage armor placeholder
2 Flame Weapon
Shock Weapon
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3 Keen
Greater Magic Weapon
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4 placeholder placeholder
5 Bigby’s Interposing Hand Mind Fog
6 Ethereal visage
Energy Immunity
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7 placeholder Power word Stun
8 Premonition placeholder
9 Bigby's crushing hand
Power word Kill
Black Blade of Disaster
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