D&D 5e: Gnome Sorcerer Guide
D&D 5e: Gnome Sorcerer Guide
Do you enjoy breaking set systems? If you do, and you want to play as a magic-user, the Sorcerer is the perfect class for you. You can even add a fantastical twist to your Sorcerer character by making him or her a Gnome.
The Gnome race is perfect for you if you like to play bubbly and lively characters. Although, you can still play a Gnome if you like breaking stereotypes and be brooding and serious. No matter how you choose to roleplay your character, you can never go wrong with a Gnome Sorcerer!
The Gnome race AND the Sorcerer class can be found in the Player’s Handbook. Click here to pick up your own copy of The Player’s Handbook!
How to Make a Gnome Sorcerer
When making a Gnome Sorcerer, set your ability scores first. Make Charisma the highest, and then Constitution. If you want to optimize your character, the Rock Gnome subrace is a good fit for the extra point in Constitution.
The next thing you need to decide is the Sorcerer subclass that you want. Do you want to play as a character that shares a bloodline with an ancient dragon? Or do you want to get your character’s magic from random circumstances, a fey godmother, a divine being, or other means?
If you like the first idea, you’ll enjoy a Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer. Throughout your game, your character will develop dragon-like abilities. The other Sorcerer subclass is the Wild Magic Sorcerer. The random Wild Magic Surges you get in-game will match a chaotic personality.
When you reach 3rd level, good Metamagic spells to take are the Quickened Spell and Twinned Spell. Take the cantrips ray of frost, shocking grasp, and light. Two excellent first-level spells are magic armor and magic missile.
How to Play a Gnome Sorcerer
Sorcerers are powerful players on the table, especially in combat. Your Font of Magic ability lets you use your Sorcery Points to cast more spells. Plus, as a Sorcerer, you have the most extensive spell list among other magic users.
When in combat, stay in a safe zone. Your might lies in your spells, not your hardiness, so stick close to an ally who can help you in a jiffy. Make sure your spell list has enough for combat and roleplaying. Use the combat-appropriate spells like the ones we mentioned above whenever your party gets entangled in one.
How to Roleplay as a Gnome Sorcerer
Next to the Stout Halfling, Gnomes are the next-smallest race. When you roleplay, don’t ignore this nifty feature. Also, Gnomes are vivid and happy creatures. Weave these traits into your storytelling along with your background. You can even pick out an accent that sounds like the cheeriest accent to you.
Puck is still young to be a master jeweler, but that’s not stopping her from achieving her dreams. To do that, she first has to travel and meet other master jewelers, according to their guild, anyway. Even though Puck isn’t too excited about traveling, she is about meeting new people and seeing new places.
However, the tricky thing is that, as she traveled with a curious band, some strange powers began to manifest in her…