Spell List Analysis
I went through the Wizard spells and noted down what they did in broad categories. See the result here:
Interestingly gather information is what the Wizard is all about. There are so many ways to get additional intel that no one else can access.
Also “manipulate battlefield” is nowhere on this list. This is probarbly a more recent thing for wizards but for me, something that is integral to their spell list. One could argue that Cage does that though. I still would like Wall spells, and web/grease and stuff like that. Would be a lot of fun.