Is Absorb Elements Good?
Overall Rating: Blue. This means that absorb elements is a great spell and you should strongly consider this spell for your character.
Overall Notes: One of the best defensive spells at this level, especially for protecting against elemental AoE effects.
Class Specific Ratings for Absorb Elements
Eldritch Knight fighter: Amazing use for your reaction, being able to half the elemental damage and turn it into more attack power is exactly the kind of stuff Eldritch Knights are looking to do.
Wild Magic sorcerer: While this is normally a good defensive option, this is extremely important for Wild Magic sorcerers to stock because of the off chance they cast fireball centered on themselves with a Wild Magic Surge.