- May 3, 2018
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You didn't get into any specifics other than Hold Person and Grease. As for being a effective wizard, the common types, battlefield control, buffing, debuffing, all rely on the wizard being part of a team or being able to summon a team. Not fighting solo.You really didn't get into the 3rd we magic stuff. Targeting hit points is the least efficient way for a wizard to deal with an enemy. Especially one that is very likely to have low Will saves.
3rd ed hadn't been out long at all when the blaster wizard had been repeatedly demonstrated to be the least effective approach to magic.
But if you insist on using a bad example to prove a weak point, that is your choice.
The point of the ever-smoking bottle is create terrain to provide cover, to buy the time that I need as Boog to either retreat or better terrain to fight the wizard. The ever-smoking bottle has a 100 foot radius.
Reviewing many of the spells used for battlefield control, buffing or debuffing. Many require you to see the target, have a way smaller area than a 100 foot radius cloud of smoke, or a close range that shorter than 100 feet.
Again to stress this doesn't make Boog superior or better, it just means that playing Boog I have options even against an attacker who is flying and invisible.