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    ElfMonkGuy

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    Default Best Sorcerer spells for running away/being hard to catch

    What are the best spells "run away spells" on the Sorcerer spell list? Also, spells that allow you to pass unseen for whatever reason.

    Spells that, if caught off guard, can be used to get out of dodge. Or spells that you use to become undetectable. Or enable you to survive in environments otherwise unsuitable for you.

    Things like Alter Self - can breathe underwater, enabling you to escape via swimming. Or Feather Fall - jump off a cliff and slow your fall before hitting the bottom. Invisibility. Disguise Self. Misty Step. Dimension Door.

    Things that can be cast in combat, or at a moment's notice.

    Edit: Thank you to everyone for your responses. I have put them in a table. Sorry for terrible formatting, never done the table before so unsure how to change column widths.

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    Spell Level Spell Name Concentration?
    Cantrip Minor Illusion No
    1 Disguise Self No
    1 Expeditious Retreat Yes
    1 Feather Fall No
    1 Silent Image Yes
    2 Alter Self Yes
    2 Invisibility Yes
    2 Misty Step No
    3 Blink No
    3 Fly Yes
    3 Gaseous Form Yes
    3 Haste Yes
    3 Major Image Yes, unless 6th level or higher slot is spent.
    4 Banishment - assuming you cast this on yourself Yes
    4 Dimension Door No
    4 Greater Invisibility Yes
    4 Polymorph Yes
    5 Seeming No
    6 Arcane Gate Yes
    7 Etherealness No
    7 Plane Shift No
    Last edited by SpamCreateWater; 2017-12-07 at 06:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Best Sorcerer spells for running away/being hard to catch

    Blink
    Wall of force
    Polymorph
    Illusions
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    Default Re: Best Sorcerer spells for running away/being hard to catch

    Minor Illusion. Create a rock/barrel. Hide inside.

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    DwarfClericGuy

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    Default Re: Best Sorcerer spells for running away/being hard to catch

    Misty Step is probably the best one by a fair margin.

    Major Illusion can summon something that obscures vision between you and the target.

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    Default Re: Best Sorcerer spells for running away/being hard to catch

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowbluff View Post
    Blink
    Wall of force
    Polymorph
    Illusions
    Wall of Force is not a Sorcerer spell....
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    Default Re: Best Sorcerer spells for running away/being hard to catch

    1: Silent Image (10 min spell)
    2: Misty Step or Invisibility
    3: Major Image or Gaseous Form
    4. Dimension Door or Polymorph
    5: ???
    6: Arcane Gate
    7: Etherealness, Teleport, or Planeshift
    8: ???
    8: Time Stop, Gate, or Wish
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    DruidGuy

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    Default Re: Best Sorcerer spells for running away/being hard to catch

    Expeditious Retreat - 1st level spell, bonus action to cast, for 1 minute you can use Dash as a bonus action. Requires concentration, unfortunately.

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    ElfMonkGuy

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    Default Re: Best Sorcerer spells for running away/being hard to catch

    Thanks for your replies! I have made a table compiling them, with one or two added :)

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    Flumph

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    Default Re: Best Sorcerer spells for running away/being hard to catch

    Hello Haste?

    Doubles your Speed
    and gives you an Extra Action Dash

    That makes you literally 3x faster

    No Haste
    30 -> Dash 30 = 60 distance

    Haste
    60 -> Dash 60 -> Dash 60 = 180 distance

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    Default Re: Best Sorcerer spells for running away/being hard to catch

    i would hesitate to include any highly situational spells as particularly good for a sorcerer in any situation.

    so while expeditious retreat isn't bad for running away, it is *terrible* as a sorcerer spell because it is so situational.

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    NecromancerGuy

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    Default Re: Best Sorcerer spells for running away/being hard to catch

    The new 3rd level Thunder Step deserves an honorable mention.
    Last edited by Byke; 2017-12-07 at 08:17 AM.

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    ElfMonkGuy

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    Default Re: Best Sorcerer spells for running away/being hard to catch

    Quote Originally Posted by Talamare View Post
    Hello Haste?

    Doubles your Speed
    and gives you an Extra Action Dash

    That makes you literally 3x faster

    No Haste
    30 -> Dash 30 = 60 distance

    Haste
    60 -> Dash 60 -> Dash 60 = 180 distance
    This is why I should not be a copy editor. Thank you for point that out.

    Quote Originally Posted by SharkForce View Post
    i would hesitate to include any highly situational spells as particularly good for a sorcerer in any situation.

    so while expeditious retreat isn't bad for running away, it is *terrible* as a sorcerer spell because it is so situational.
    I'm looking for as many different spells as possible. Situational I'm happy with as the point is to get out of as many situations as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Byke View Post
    The new 3rd level Thunder Step deserves an honorable mention.
    XGtE? Haven't read through it yet. Isn't there a Far Step spell as well?

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    Devil

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpamCreateWater View Post
    This is why I should not be a copy editor. Thank you for point that out.



    I'm looking for as many different spells as possible. Situational I'm happy with as the point is to get out of as many situations as possible.



    XGtE? Haven't read through it yet. Isn't there a Far Step spell as well?
    Yep, it's a lv. 5 spell that lets you Misty Step 60' as a bonus action on each of your turns. Concentration up to 1 min. Range: Self. Components: Verbal only.

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