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In 3.5 D&D, paladins have severe restrictions on multiclassing:

Like a member of any other class, a paladin may be a multiclass character, but multiclass paladins face a special restriction. A paladin who gains a level in any class other than paladin may never again raise her paladin level, though she retains all her paladin abilities.

Because Pathfinder is based on 3.5 D&D, do Pathfinder paladins face the same restriction? That is, if a Paladin multiclasses to say, a fighter, can she take another level of Paladin later on?

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Pathfinder has removed that restriction.

The Pathfinder paladin's entry on Ex-Paladins is a direct copy-paste of the first paragraph of the corresponding D&D 3.5 entry, with minor vocabulary adjustment. The 3.5 entry includes a second paragraph about the multiclassing restriction quoted in the question above, and the Pathfinder entry does not.

A quick search through the rest of the Pathfinder paladin entry doesn't turn up any other mention of such a restriction (the word "multiclass" isn't used once in the entire entry). Thus, the restriction is removed.

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I think this is the correct answer but I tend to leave questions a few days to give others a chance just in case their is someone else that knows better. –  David Allan Finch May 20 '13 at 9:55

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