[RPG] How do druids learn new spells


I'm playing a 5th edition druid and am getting close to 2nd level spells. I'm aware of these rules (PHB, page 66):

You prepare the list of druid spells that are available for you to
cast, choosing from the druid spell list. When you do so, choose a
number of druid spells equal to your Wisdom modifier + your druid
level (minimum of one spell). The spells must be of a level for which
you have spell slots.


You can also change your list of prepared spells when you finish a
long rest. Preparing a new list of druid spells requires time spent in
prayer and meditation: at least 1 minute per spell level for each
spell on your list.

My question: do druids have full access to their entire spell list when it comes time to switch out? I ask because it seems an unfair mechanic when compared to the wizard, who must expend time and money to copy new spells into a book (PHB, page 114):

For each level of the spell, the process takes 2 hours and costs 50

Perhaps this restriction is in place since wizards have almost double the choices, but I'd like to be certain of how this mechanic works.

Best Answer

My understanding is that druids do get to pull from their entire pool of spells. Druid spells tend to be lower impact than wizards, reducing the harm.