After much thought, my kobold rogue is putting her third level into Sorcery rather than into a third level of rogue. She now possesses Wild Magic, which she is using almost entirely for illusions.
There are lots of attack spells I passed up. She's not a pacifist or anything, she's just... I dunno. Illusions feel right for someone who prefers to present herself as a musician.
Next level she'll probably become a Swashbuckling Rogue.
Also the GM told me she's playing a lizard lady in another campaign who is (a) a fountain of lewd and (b) protective of others, which she realized is basically playing ME
and I am like
when did I gain a reputation of being protective of other people, omg, I think of myself as super antisocial and spiky
but people call me "dragonmom" sometimes so
The audio version of Minor Illusion is quite potent with clever use - you can keep it running in the background with no concentration required, and subsequently make any sounds you want with no spellcasting-y actions to give it away. Think of all the situations where hearing a certain sound can cause someone to greatly divert their attention - distant shouting and fighting to distract a town guard, a wooden bridge or icy lake creaking and snapping as a foe starts to cross it, the classic "swarm of bees right behind you"...
And of course, if you're a musician, you always have a backup band with you. Such a valuable cantrip!
@egypturnash Nice! That's a combo that I've wanted to play with myself; gain advantage with Tides of Chaos -> sneak attack -> cast a wild spell to recharge seems like it'd be a lot of fun. (Definitely look into quickened spell as one of your metamagics, to run that combo in one turn.) Do be careful not to stand near the party in the early levels, the spontaneous self-fireball can wipe the group.