Daishain’s 5e D&D Rules, Q&A, And Support - Page 632 The Flame Wielder says...
That is very true. I have been thinking about how to make Velon truly super tanky, in a very different way from Poljen. I had wavered for a while, thinking perhaps he should stand back and keep Haste up on Poljen, only coming in if things get bad, but now he has the +Charisma to melee too. I also think I could make Shield work better now, posting specifically in the Out of Character section each round when I'd want it to be used, such as in a boss fight or to maintain an important concentration spell. If I could also get absorb elements since, as seen vs the dragon breath, all the AC in the world can sometimes still be useless, that would really preserve his HP much better (And save Lia).
I'm glad you're still up for using the rings, Ky. Would like to try to really make the most of that.
I'm going to have to try to coerce the dungeon master on some spell changes. RAW, if I were to take Paladin levels for a while, I'd never be allowed to change out even one Sorcerer spell for the rest of the campaign. That's pretty rough. Maybe Daishain will be kind, or maybe we can coerce him that people could make an extra spell change or two in honor of Xanathar's coming out so we can try newer content *wink*.