I looked up a build for a wizard and decided to run with a pale trapper build someone made. I got it to lvl 5, and also started a barbarian...
I was shocked to see that my barbarian had a lot more hp did a lot more damage (30ish normal dmg 80ish crits) and could do everything my mage could except better.
Is it because I took a level of rogue initially? My wizard spells do like 25ish damage, takes time to cast and is pretty slow, my buffs are nice but still i'm confused at how it's balanced if melee classes seem to have better survivability and damage.
Do wizards scale amazingly into late game or something? Or am I doing something wrong?