D&D 5e: Aasimar Wizard Guide
Are you interested in playing characters of unusual races? For your next D&D campaign, consider playing an Aasimar Wizard. The Aasimar race is perfect for players who want to make a character that will contrast their last Tiefling character. To give your character great power and flexibility in the game, becoming a Wizard is the best option.
Keep reading below for a quick guide on how to make and roleplay an Aasimar Wizard.
How to Make an Aasimar Wizard
Wizards belong to one of many fields of magical study. One thing is certain about them: they all use their high intellect and aptitude to become masters of magic. When you roll your character, make Intelligence your highest ability score.
Most wizards also pick Constitution or Dexterity to be the second-highest ability score. Wizards in the School of Enchantment pick Charisma instead.
Speaking of schools, choose a subclass or Arcane Tradition for your character. The Arcane Traditions you can pick from are:
- Order of Scribes
- War Magic
You should also decide on an Aasimar subrace for your character. Protector, Scourge, and Fallen Aasimar are the three subraces that you can choose from.
How to Play an Aasimar Wizard
The Wizard class is one of the most powerful magical classes in D&D 5e. You have the most expansive spell list and are optimized to dole out offensive spells all over the place. When you enter battle, keep in mind that you’re a glass cannon. Thus, it’s better to stick near the backline whenever a fight ensures.
Great Wizards can Polymorph giant beasts into harmless mice. They can turn the tides of battle with spells as simple as Detect Thoughts or Friends. They can even keep others safe or escape certain death with Dimension Door and Plane Shift.
However, to be a great Wizard, you must learn how to prepare well. Always remember that preparation is the key to the Wizard class. Prepare the spells that you think are necessary for each mission at the start of each day.
Don’t forget to use your Aasimar traits, which also vary depending on the Aasimar subrace you picked. For example, Protector Aasimars grow wings and can deal extra radiant damage with their attacks or spells.
How to Roleplay as an Aasimar Wizard
You’re done designing your Aasimar Wizard. Now, how do you roleplay them? You can start with an accent to help you get into the mindset of your player character. It also helps to know and understand the long-term goals of your character, which are often tied to personality and emotion.
Another tip for roleplaying a character is to define his/her personality through your stats. A high-intelligence character is book smart, but not necessarily street smart. For example, you know how to evoke spells that can make the biggest explosions.
However, that doesn’t guarantee that you’re always aware of when and where you should cast these spells. Or you may not pay attention to how your spellcasting affects those around you.