Originally Posted by cheezewizz2000
My logic was that level 1 parties don't really have any way to deal with party deaths. Gentle repose at least allows you to preserve a party-member's corpse so that they can be ressurected later.
By "later" you mean several levels later, right? At lower levels, It's unlikely for players to find much ressurrection magic.
This is an idea I had bumbling for an while: Make Revivify be a 3rd level spell, Rise Dead a 6th level spell, and Ressurrection a 9th level spell, and leave True ressurrection be availiable only to deities or epic level. You get a useful but not overpowered spell earlier, and more powerful later.
The granted power is good.
For the first level spell... hmm... Dunno. Vigor, maybe?