TLDR: Do you guys think Ritual costs are fine with RAW or need tweaking to make them more usable? Fuller story: So! I am a lvl 4 wizard in a 4e campaign, and I really love the idea of rituals. This is the furthest I've ever gotten with a character, and I havnt played all that much even at lower levels, so other than my own use of Tensers Disk I have not seen rituals used all that much.
When I google 4e Rituals, most of what I seem to find suggests that they are very poorly balanced, with many suggestions of houseruling away ritual costs and similar things.
When I talked to my DM about it though, he says that he feels they are fine and that I just need to get used to using them.
So far in my journeys, I have only used Tensers Disk and only when I knew it would be useful. I have a few other rituals but I always find myself putting off using them, thinking, "No there will be a better time"
As a specific example...Going through Keep on the Shadowfell, a place full of undead, and I had the ritual Undead Ward. There were several opportunities where I could cast it, but I could only afford to do so once. The result of which was....I never used it at all. I just kept saying to myself, "there could be a better time to use it" and every time we got by without needing it, so I always felt justified in waiting.
So basically my question to you guys is this... are rituals fine and I am the problem, do I need to just get over the idea of saving rituals and accept that I will sometimes just waste money with absolutely no gain?
Should I ask my DM to reconsider houseruling ritual costs? A very popular suggestion from the internets was "1 free ritual of your level or lower per day"
I am not going to like leave the game or yell at him or anything over it, this is really just something that I feel would make the game slightly more enjoyable to me, but I accept that he has the final say so. If you guys tell me that its just me not being used to Rituals/that I need to get over the idea of potentially wasting my money, then I will accept that, and if you tell me Rituals are borked and offer advice on what I can tell my DM, I will try that if you have any specific examples of what I could say to him beyond "but the internet said so"
Sorry for the long rambly post, if you want a TLDR see the top, and thank you in advance for any advice.