What's up with the Wizard? in Pillars of Eternity: General Discussion (NO SPOILERS) Posted April 17, 2015 To me, it feels like the Wizard in PoE is visiting from a different game. The same class could be exceptional in a D&D game but the Wizard just feels weird in PoE when compared with other casters. The grimoire mechanic is quite poor in several ways: I'm rarely able to choose more than one or two spells per level that are actually useful (or not covered by my Cipher), so 4 slots is wasted I never switch grimoires because there is no need The Wizard abilities are a bit odd - if I need to use them, then it usually means I've already lost the fight and their effect is too weak to matter My Cipher seems to outclass the Wizard when their spells overlap functionally The Wizard has a lot of touch spells - why? This seems like a hangover from D&D that has no place in PoE Friendly fire on spells is arbitrary. Why do the beams and bouncing fireballs damage allies but the bouncing missile does not? Why does concussive missiles damage allies but the bounding missiles pass straight through them with no effect? The best buff spells target only the Wizard Just my thoughts so far. DISCLAIMER: I'm not saying that Wizards are bad or underpowered, but they feel a bit alien to me within the context of PoE and its other classes.