Wizard Class Builder: Level One

In this post, I’m going to walk you through building a character in the wizard class for your Dungeons & Dragons game. You probably think of Gandalf or Dumbledor when you think of wizards. You wouldn’t be totally wrong. Gandalf is pretty spot-on. Dumbledore, on the other hand, is more of a sorcerer. We’ll go over that class later.

First and foremost, we will go over proficiencies and starter equipment.

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First, Choose TWO Skills You Want Your Character to be Proficient in:

Remember that your proficiencies are like extra points in a set area. It simply boosts your variety of skills a bit.







Then, Understand Your Pre-Determined Proficiencies.

It might help you choose the most effective starter gear to know that, as a druid, you’re automatically proficient in the following:

Savings Throws

  • Intelligence
  • Wisdom


  • Daggers
  • Darts
  • Slings
  • Quarterstaffs
  • Light crossbows

Now, You Can Choose Your Starter Equipment!

By now you’ve finished marking down your proficiencies on your character sheet.  Now it’s time to get your complimentary starter equipment ready.

Choose One:

One Quarter-Staff

One Dagger

Choose One:

A Component Pouch

An Arcane Focus

Choose One:

A Scholar's Pack

An Explorer's Pack

You Also Get This Item: A Spellbook!

An explorer’s pack holds the following: a backpack, 50 feet of hemp rope, 10 torches, 10 days of rations, a tinderbox, a mess kit, a bedroll, and a waterskin. If you’re into meta-gaming, you can use this printable backpack page to keep track of your items as well as their size and weight.

Level One Stats:

Your level one proficiency bonus for the wizard class is +2.

You get Spellcasting

You get Arcane Recovery

Now you’re ready to start your adventure! Enjoy!

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