Are the number of spells in Prepare Spells shared between all spell levels?

Telmorial
Level 2
3 months ago

Hi all.

I'm not familiar with DnD 5e. I just leveled my Wizard to level 3. In DnD3e I could prepare a certain number of spells for each spell level. E.G. 4 level 1's, 2 level 2's, 1 level 3 etc

But it seems that in DnD5e (or maybe just this game) the number of spells has a shared pool between all the spell levels.

Again, I'm new to this but doesn't that mean casters will just prepare the high level spells and hardly any low level spells (because of this shared pool).

Maarten Tops
Level 5
Kickstarter Backer
3 months ago

It's a shared pool.

You could only prepare your high level spells, but what are you going to use your low level spell slots  on? Some low level spells lose their usefulness as you level up but some will remain valuable throughout the game, like Shield.

Telmorial
Level 2
3 months ago

Thanks for confirming that. I guess it will all work out as I level. I'm having  blast so far, amazing game!