The reality is that D&D isn't all combat, but combat plays a major role in pretty muchevery campaign.Therefore you can breakparty roles into two major categories.The "out of combat" roles, and the "combat"roles.Lets look at how the God Wizard fits intoeach.
5 OUT OF COMBAT ROLES:
Social ("The Fop"):
Can the wizard fill this role?Well if you specialize inenchantment kinds of spells, then you very well might beable to, but, you shouldn't.First, you aren't the best choice to fill this role, andsecondly, this guy tends to think he's the leader,do you know what happens to the leader?He gets targeted first.Let the Paladin, Clericor Bard take this role.Pretend you're jealous.
Sneak ("The Corpse"):
Can the wizard fill this role?Well if you specialize inspells that imitate the iconic rogue skills like invisibilityand knock, and a few divinations you very well might be able to, but, you shouldn't.Thepurpose of the Sneak is to scout out aheadin the enemies lair, look for traps and disarm them, scout out the enemy and reportback, and do this all alone.Wonder why I callhim "the Corpse"?Read what he does again.
Healbot ("The Gimp"):
Can the wizard fill this role?Actually, in Pathfinder hecan't, but don't worry, you don't want it.The partyGimp gets to use up all his resources "servicing" the party between combats.Soundpleasant?That's why he's the gimp.
The Lump ("The lump"):
I can't think of another name for him.He's thecharacter of the player that made his character specificallyfor combat, and is really uninterested whenever he's not rolling his attack rolls.Hemakes the best use of his time when not in combatby snoozing, or reading a novel, or making it very clear to the DM that he's bored.YouDEFINITELY don't want to be this guy.
Utility Caster ("Everything else"):
The party transporter, the party Diviner.One way or another - this is the casters' role - in other words - this is you.That's pretty much it.A party should look to cover all those bases (except the lump, butall too often it gets filled regardless, and often a single character can fill more than one(The party Cleric may be both the Fop and the Gimp...lucky guy), but let's be honesthere, D&D is largely about combat, so even if you have a character that is the Fop, theCorpse, the Gimp and the Utility Caster, if you aren't contributing to combat, then youare a liability to your party, because when characters die, it's usually in combat.
The Four Combat Roles: