Discover the exciting changes and features of the new Sorcerer class coming to the 2024 Player’s Handbook in Dungeons & Dragons. Prepare to immerse yourself in a world of limitless magic, metamagic mastery, and the awe-inspiring power of dragons. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits:
Enhanced Spellcasting and Expanded Options
The new Sorcerer class introduces enhancements to spellcasting, offering greater flexibility and choice. With 22 “spells prepared” to select from the Arcane Spell list, Sorcerers can customize their magical repertoire. Additionally, they gain access to exclusive Sorcerer spells, granting even more versatility.
Metamagic Mastery and Refined Options
Metamagic is the true hallmark of the Sorcerer, allowing manipulation and augmentation of spells. The new Sorcerer class incorporates the refined Metamagic options from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything. Careful Spell gains newfound utility, while the once-potent Twinned Spell sees adjustments. Heightened Spell becomes more accessible, and the debates surrounding Quickened Spell find resolution.
Unleashing Draconic Sorcery
For those who yearn for the power of dragons, the Draconic Sorcery subclass awaits. Choosing an energy typeAcid, Cold, Fire, Poison, or Lightningbrings resistance and bonus damage. Dragon Speech enables communication with all Dragon-type creatures, while Draconic Exhalation transforms a cantrip into a 15-foot cone, enhancing offensive capabilities. Finally, Sorcerers unlock the ultimate potential with Dragon Wings, gaining flight and the ability to deal magical damage to chosen foes.
Sorcery Incarnate: Embodying the Essence of Magic
The pinnacle of the new Sorcerer class is the Sorcery Incarnate spell. Casting this spell sprouts majestic Dragon Wings, granting the Sorcerer a flying speed. Furthermore, at the end of each turn, magical damage can be unleashed upon selected creatures within a 15-foot radius. This awe-inspiring ability truly embodies the essence of sorcery and leaves enemies trembling in its wake.
With the new Sorcerer class in the 2024 Player’s Handbook, players will wield unparalleled magic, master metamagic techniques, and tap into the majestic power of dragons. Prepare to embark on a journey of sorcerous wonder and leave an indelible mark on the realms of D&D.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the key features of the new Sorcerer class in D&D’s 2024 Player’s Handbook?The new Sorcerer class in the 2024 Player’s Handbook introduces several key features. They include:
- A focus on innate magical power and the embodiment of magic.
- An expanded spell selection, with a total of 22 “spells prepared” that can be chosen from the Arcane Spell list.
- The ability to swap out spells during level-ups and gain new spells.
- Inclusion of Sorcerer-exclusive spells in addition to the Arcane Spell list.
- Refined Metamagic options, including those from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything.
- The introduction of the Draconic Sorcery subclass, providing additional dragon-themed features.
- Features like Dragon Speech, energy type selection, Draconic Exhalation, and Dragon Wings.
What are the main differences between Sorcerers and Wizards in terms of spellcasting mechanics?Sorcerers and Wizards have some key differences in their spellcasting mechanics in D&D:
- Sorcerers rely on innate magical power, while Wizards learn magic through practice and study.
- At 3rd level, both Sorcerers and Wizards have the same number of “prepared spells” per day.
- Wizards can switch out their spells every long rest, whereas Sorcerers can create more spell slots on the fly.
- Sorcerers have access to the full Arcane Spell list and can choose from 22 “spells prepared,” including Sorcerer-exclusive spells.
What are the features and abilities of the Draconic Sorcery subclass?The Draconic Sorcery subclass for Sorcerers offers the following features and abilities:
- Dragon Speech, which allows the Sorcerer’s speech to be understood by all Dragon-type creatures.
- Energy type selection (Acid, Cold, Fire, Poison, or Lightning) with corresponding resistance and bonus damage to spells of that type.
- Draconic Exhalation, which transforms the Sorcerous Burst cantrip into a 15-foot cone.
- The capstone feature of Dragon Wings, which grants a flying speed and the ability to deal magical damage to chosen creatures within 15 feet at the end of each turn when casting the specific spell, Sorcery Incarnate.