[RPG] Are spells that must overcome Spell Resistance worthwhile


Is it worth using or focusing on spells that allow SR in a campaign that is rife with Spell Resistance enemies, such as Wrath of the Righteous?

In particular spells like Spear of Purity and Holy Smite cry out to be used against Demons, but allow spell resistance.

Best Answer

You are fine as long as you beat SR reliably. If not (and if you don't want to invest in that), no-SR spells are generally better.

Quite a comprehensive list of ways to break through SR can be found here. Your call if those are worth your while, the restrictions of your character are not listed.

As for Spear of Purity - it packs quite a punch for 2nd level, SR and other limiting factors balance that.