what 1st level spells are best for a support bard. buffs and debuffs or healing.
Healing word for healing, so you can use your action for vicious mockery. Dissonant whispers on the enemy in melee with the rogue. Other than that, sleep is good for the first couple levels, faerie fire is a crazy-good debuff if you position it right, and charm person and disguise self have the potential to bypass combat entirely.
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