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Yes, you can level a Paladin further in Pathfinder. Your friend may be thinking of a restriction from 3rd edition Dungeons & Dragons: 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 ...


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Naetuir is right – Bard is exactly what you're looking for here, even to the point of being a bit of a joke. Using "Fighter: melee dps Wizard: buffing Thief: skills" as the main set of requirements, lets see what we can do to build a straightclass Bard Elan, as compared to his needlessly complicated twin brother Nale. (Who's a wizard, not a sorcerer, as per ...


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You cannot use attack powers from other classes while in beast form. From PHB2, p84 (as updated by official errata): Wild Shape ... While you are in beast form, you can’t use weapon or implement attack powers that lack the beast form keyword, although you can sustain such powers. ... No paladin powers (or powers from any other non-druid class, ...


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Your DM is WRONG. Iterative attacks in 3.5 are purely a function of increasing attack bonus. For every 5 points, you gain another attack. Thus, when you reach a BAB of +6, you can, with a full attack action, make two attacks at +6/+1. At +11, you can make three attacks, at +11/+6/+1. With regard to stacking, the D20 SRD is quite clear: A base attack ...


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From the DMG, pg176: Prestige classes offer a new form of multiclassing. Unlike the basic classes found in the Player's Handbook, characters must meet requirements before they can take their first level fo a prestige class. The rules for level advancement (see page 58 of the Player's Handbook) apply to this system, meaning the first step of advancement ...


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Yes, of course Rage specifies that you cannot do anything that requires patience or concentration, but it does not eliminate your ability to attack accurately (it actually enhances that), nor does it eliminate your knowledge of taking foes unaware. The Sneak Attack ability represents the fact that a rogue has practiced taking advantage of vulnerabilities so ...


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There's a thread on the WotC boards from Nov '11 discussing a very similar question. The rules themselves are apparently a bit unclear about the issue, and there is a PHB FAQ (see here, #33) stating that you don't gain the other class's role by taking a MC feat: 33. Does taking a fighter multiclass feat qualify you for feats and paragon paths that ...


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Thou shalt not sacrifice caster levels. As the golden rule of 3.5 multiclssing, it's hard to beat the above. It's quite possible to apply requirements gathering methods to 3.5 as well as 4e, and estimate approximate to-hit and damage at each level. Plan out your character to 20. To answer: s there an effective way to identify class combinations which ...


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Monk Multiclassing If your group actually enforces the Monk multiclassing restriction, and you want to go back to Monk for some reason, Monastic Training from Eberron Campaign Setting allows you to multiclass Monk with any one other class. The only good use of this feat is Tashalatora (see Psionics below), since it’s very rare for anyone to leave Monk ...


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You have two “types” of level: character level and class level Your class level is, as the name may imply, your level in any one class. So if you’ve chosen the Wizard class five times on level-up, you have a Wizard class level of 5. Your character level is the sum total of your class levels. If, in addition to those five level-ups where ...


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No, the Class Skill bonuses are a one-time-only (per skill) thing.1 See the PFSRD: Class Skills In addition, each class has a number of favored skills, called class skills. It is easier for your character to become more proficient in these skills, as they represent part of his professional training and constant practice. You gain a +3 bonus on all ...


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Feats are based on character level, not class level All characters gain a feat at first level, then another every two levels thereafter. This is based on your character level - that is, the sum total of all of your class levels. Your feat breakdown should look like this - Human Cleric 1 (ECL 1) - 2 feats at first level (2 feats total) Human Cleric 2 (ECL ...


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With an Ultimate Magus, it’s more important to keep yourself as close as possible to a single-classed spellcaster on one side than it is to keep the two even. Thus, you want to get all 10 levels progressing your higher-level class. That is, if you enter as a Wizard 3/Sorcerer 1, you want to exit with 13th-level Wizard spellcasting, and 8th-level ...


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I can't check on it from work, but this post (about Baldur's Gate, of all things...) seems to confirm that, although the PHB does technically allow ranger/druids, it was only in the Complete expansions that the alignment conflict was corrected. The post also implies this requires a Neutral Good alignment. Turns out the information about this combination is ...


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Yes, you can Sneak Attack while raging. As @KRyan has exhaustively explained, this need not be unreasonable. The reason this is mechanically possible is that Rage explicitly lists the activities that are impossible to perform while raging. While in rage, a barbarian cannot use any Charisma-, Dexterity-, or Intelligence-based skills (except Acrobatics, ...


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As veritascitor points out, most games without a levelling system don't have a strict class system either. But many of them, like Shadowrun, have archetypes, essentially bundles of skills and abilities that players are expected (but not required!) to take together. You can get a dual-archetype character by just taking some skills from each of the ...


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Pretty much not. Though there are some significant exceptions. Multiclassing in 4e is intentionally kept to 1/encounter type stuff. There are always-on things (skill training) that you can gain, but for the most part the benefits are 1/encounter. That said, most things that are once/encounter provide 2 turns of benefits (last until the end of your next ...


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There is no general way to gain Cantrips as they are Wizard Utility powers with no level. Without a level they can't be used to substitute for another gained power. There are a couple other ways besides being a gnome though the Resourceful Magician paragon path (Bard) grants the Wizard's Cantrip class feature if the bard possesses the Arcane Initiate ...


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Warlock Prestige Class Eligibility Basically, there are three rules: Spell-like abilities have Caster Levels, and therefore things that require a particular Caster Level can be met with a spell-like ability that has sufficient Caster Level. Warlock invocations are specifically arcane, which means they can also meet requirements for Arcane Caster Level. ...


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Having a few Pearl of Power would enable you to cast more spells per day, and drastically increases your staying power for not a lot of cash. Wands are also a good cost effective way to increase your spell-casters' spells-per-day/encounter output.


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No, you cannot multiclass with the same class (or with an alternate class based on that class) regardless of archetype. Read the d20PFSRD section on character advancement. No, you may not pick and choose alternate abilities. Read the d20PFSRD section on class archetypes.


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Standard Scheme You are correct. Read the base save of a Barbarian 3, base save of a Bard 6, and add them. Factional BAB & Saves: Variant Suggestion I strongly recommend, however, that you use the “fractional” variant. In 3.5 that’s in Unearthed Arcana; I don’t know if Pathfinder replicated it anywhere, but saves work the same ...


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Besides the feat-based multiclass system, Players Handbook 3 introduced the concept of hybrid characters, where you pick two classes and take features from each (class features, abilities, powers, feats, bonuses to defenses, etc.). However, this is somewhat limited: Each hybrid class describes what class feature you get to start, e.g. A hybrid wizard gets ...


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Yes. Page 208 of PHB notes: There are two restrictions on your choice of a class-specific multiclass feat. First, you can't take a multiclass feat for your own class. Second, once you take a multiclass feat, you can't take a class-specific feat for a different class. You can dabble in a second class, but not a third. This is true for all classes except ...


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I agree with one of the other responses- Multiclassing that much usually results in a suboptimal build. It's not going to come out as clean as you might like for it to. In one way or another. Particularly since you've got two medium base attack bonus classes, and only one class worth magic progression. That said, I have to say it: As far as a base classes ...


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Yes and no. You can make this trade. You could trade the Barbarian’s Path of Destruction for the Ranger’s Professional Soldier, for example. However, you gain the circles from the new track at the same levels you would have received them with the original track. As a result, you get Reap the Whirlwind at level 2, when you would have gotten Path ...


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While, as others have said, you cannot get the abilities through that specific method. Here is a very simple way to get the cantrips you desire! From Adventurers Vault, page 135: Hedge Wizard’s Gloves Level 4 With a wave of these patched gloves, you can perform magic tricks. Item Slot: Hands 840 gp Power (At-Will ✦ Arcane, Conjuration): Standard Action. As ...


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There are some good multiclass choices, but aside from bards, the major uses for multiclassing are: 1: Get a decent encounter/daily power. Having the ability, as a melee character, to pull off a 1/encounter ranged power from Invoker, Warlock, or similar, might prove useful, and most characters can be well served by picking up a Leader multiclass just to ...


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Yes Multiclass feats are restricted to a certain class, not to one and only one feat. While the evidence from the character builder suggests yes. There also seems to be nothing in the wording of multiclass restrictions to dispute this interpretation. There seem to be no contrary opinions on the forums, either.



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