Well besides the RP fun of a specialist (honestly because of NWN mechanics you are choosing what you are prohibiting, not specializing)Fluffys wrote: ↑Tue May 15, 2018 8:51 pmYes, perish the thought of making a character that isn’t built specifically for pwning other players in PvP.
You might *lose* with one of those!
Of all the casters I’ve played, I think that those that had the greatest impact on the world and that, in the end, were the more enjoyable, had glaring flaws (in a power-build pov).
Still, I usually did (and do) fine in PvP.
Most people suck at it, anyway. And instead of actually practicing it, they make-up/request powerbuilds thinking that will spell(ahem) victory.
But I’m getting totally sidetracked.
Returning to Specialist wizards: my very first wizard on this server, years and years ago, was a Specialist Abjurer. She was a riot to play, and in some ways I still miss her. Sure, she didn’t had summons, but she always had friends, and others knew for a fact she was specializing in Abjuring, wards, defensive spells, spells to breach or disable other mages, and so on. That alone opened many a door for RP.
Also, she had to find ways to be able to do the things other generic mages were doing - another door.
Edit: my most recent wizard (was some time ago as well) spent her days writing up essays explaining away her hatred for enchanters and enchantment in general. Her forbidden school drove at least half of her research..........
I, for one, am very happy to not have made the usual generalist 26wiz/4bard, or some such variant.
But this IS a builds subforum, so I’ll just golf clap myself away.
I am just trying to point out to people that the sorceor vs wizard dichotomy gets challenged when you throw specialist wizards in the mix.
Like you dont have to be a sorceror to be a IGMS tower. A specialist wizard is a perfect alternative to sorceror if you are picking sorceror purely for spells per day and not the benefits of spontaneous casting.