Wizard 5e – Level 1 – Optimization UPDATED

Hit Die: d6
Primary Ability: Intelligence > Dexterity > Wisdom
Saves: Intelligence & Wisdom
Armor: None
Weapons: Daggers, darts, slings, quarterstaffs, light crossbows
Tools: None
Skills: Choose two from Arcana, History, Insight, Investigation, Medicine, and Religion

Optimal Race:

  • Deep Gnome (INT +2, DEX +1)
    • 10-15-10-14-13-10
  • Forest Gnome (INT +2, DEX +1)
    • 10-15-10-14-13-10
  • Variant Human (War Caster, +1 INT, +1 DEX)
    • 10-15-10-15-11-10
  • High-Elf (DEX +2, INT +1)
    • 10-14-10-15-13-10

Optimal Background:

  • Acolyte (Insight, Religion)
  • Anthropologist (Insight, Religion)
  • Cloistered Scholar (History, Arcana)
  • Sage (Arcana, History)

Optimal Weapons:

  • Quarterstaff
  • Dagger

Optimal Armor:

  • Mage Armor

Optimal Spells:

  • Chill Touch
  • Fire Bolt
  • Light
  • Chromatic Orb
  • Find Familiar
  • Mage Armor
  • Shield
  • Sleep
  • Witch Bolt