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There's No Limit to the Number of Prestige Classes a Character Can Take... ...That is, if the character qualifies for the prestige classes. A character who qualifies for multiple prestige classes can take levels in multiple prestige classes. In fact, it's often a good idea to do exactly that so you end up playing the kind of character you want. The DM can ...


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Skill Point Cost: Only current class’s class skills From Skills Summary Each skill point you spend on a cross-class skill gets your character ½ rank in that skill. Cross-class skills are skills not found on your character’s class skill list. From Player’s Handbook pg. 60. Skill points must be spent according to the class that the ...


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No. Funnily enough, it comes down to this line. and the archer can only have one such arrow in existence at a time. This makes the arrow a limited-use magical effects that you used to enhance that particular attack. which means the Slaying ability of the arrow is not duplicated by Arrow Eruption. The intent is clear and would disallow this, and ...


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RAW: Ambiguous The rules are not clear on what, exactly, constitutes an “arcane spellcasting class” or a “divine spellcasting class,” probably because initially it was obvious. By default, assassins, bards, sorcerers, and wizards were the arcane spellcasting classes, blackguards, clerics, druids, and paladins were the divine ...


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20th-level cleric spellcasting is optimal You may not want 20 levels of the cleric base class. You absolutely want to cast as a 20th-level cleric does, however. That means no other base classes, and only prestige classes that offer “+1 level of existing (divine) spellcasting class” at every level that you take. Aside from spellcasting, cleric level only ...


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It is from the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystra_%28Forgotten_Realms%29 http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Chosen_of_Mystra It is not a prestige class. It is a template. It is published in the campaign setting book.


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Some characters with a lot of prestige classes are overpowered. Some single-class characters are overpowered, too. Having more or fewer prestige classes says nothing about your overall power level, it’s all about which base and prestige classes. So you can’t say something like, “oh, he’s got five prestige classes; he must be overpowered,” because that’s ...


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BAB, Hitpoints, Saving Throws, and skill points from classes always add, they don't overlap. So you get the +5 BAB from your Paladin class levels, and the +1 BAB from the Hell Knight Commander level, to have a BAB of +6/+1 (i.e. BAB of 6 and that triggers the 'second attack at 6 BAB' rule, so you get another attack on a full attack action, at -5 to hit - so ...


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By RAW, only leveling. Base Attack Bonus is a class feature, and it changes when you gain a level in some class. Though there are prestige classes that advance spellcasting AND base attack bonus simultaneously, for example Eldritch Knight. Take a look around, there should be more of them, at least in 3.5 there were. You also might want to adapt Battle ...


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Taking a prestige class in PF works the exact same way as normal multiclassing. You add the stats for your levels in one class to those of the other class. A character with 5 levels of Paladin and 1 level of Hell Knight Commander has a Base Attack Bonus of +6.


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Yes. The rules in the DMG don't mention this, but the ones in Complete Warrior and complete Arcane both do. You can make an argument from RAW that the PrC rules in Complete Warrior and Complete Arcane only apply to those specific books, despite the FAQ answering questions based entirely on those rules. But as for intent, it seems pretty clear. If a ...


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I'd argue the answer is no, Plane Shift is not affected and is still usable. The Druid restriction says this: A druid who wears prohibited armor or carries a prohibited shield is unable to cast druid spells or use any of her supernatural or spell-like class abilities while doing so and for 24 hours thereafter. The wording says Druid spells and ...


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You can cast polymorph, polymorph any object, shapechange, and divine power. You are not likely to have any trouble whatsoever in the melee department; you’re definitely going to do it better than, say... barbarian, bard, duskblade, fighter, favored soul, hexblade, knight, marshal, monk, ninja, paladin, ranger, rogue, samurai, scout, spellthief, or ...


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I am aware that you can multi-class with a half-elf do I need to have my second class open for my prestige? You can multiclass with any race, and you are never limited in the number of different classes that you can take. In Dungeons & Dragons 3.5, which Pathfinder is based on, you took an XP penalty for having more than one base class unless they ...


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You purchase the skills according to the description of the class in which you are advancing. You are indeed gaining proficiency as a Rainbow Servant and not a Wizard. Therefore you should treat Knowledge (Religion) as a cross-class skill in the scope of this level-up. There is though an exception regarding the maximum skill you could reach, but it does ...


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To begin, I have written an enormous discussion of homebrew class design for 3.5. It focuses a considerable amount of attention on prestige classes. I stand by every word in it for Pathfinder as well as 3.5. I consider that answer, more than this one, to be the answer you want to read. But I do want to address Pathfinder specifically: For Pathfinder ...


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Mostly taken from this answer, but I’ve stripped out the references to things that won’t help you. By the way, I strongly recommend that all DMs ban all of these tricks, and furthermore ban the build that you’re proposing, should you find some other way to accomplish it. Improved Sigil (Krau) Illumian: race and 1 feat (Races of Destiny) An illumian ...


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Unfortunately Not The extraordinary ability rage granted by the prestige class eye of Gruumsh says An eye of Gruumsh can fly into a rage just as a barbarian can, with all the same benefits and drawbacks (see page 25 of the Player’s Handbook). An eye of Gruumsh’s class levels stack with his barbarian levels (if any) for determining the number of times ...


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Chet Eretz’s Prestige Class Index lists almost all prestige classes up to February 2008; this wouldn’t be too helpful on its own, as more complete lists exist, but, the index also categorizes the prestige classes. For examples: Weapon Specialists — Unarmed Strike Crane Shen (p. 31) – unarmed combatant that mimics a crane by moving fast & blocking ...


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Some planar shepherd questions won't generate good answers when the questions are about the class's abilities' interactions with planes outside the Eberron campaign setting. Even the planar shepherd's own Adaptation section is unhelpful, saying, for example, "If manifest zones do not exist in your campaign, the 10th-level ability to create one could instead ...


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This class is fairly powerful; it’s definitely an attempt to make a theurge actually keep up with the power of the (very powerful) expected entry classes. In particular, Perfect Inscription is quite dubious; it could potentially step on the toes of much-weaker classes, though I believe the increase in spell level will prevent that most of the time. ...


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You're getting Favoured Class confused with a restriction on multiclassing Favoured class in pathfinder gives you a bonus (+1 HP or +1 Skillpoint) every time you take a level in the favoured class. Some races have alternate options (like +1 evolution point per 4 levels in Summoner for a Half Elf) that replace that bonus. It in no way makes you unable to ...


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You do not get new mantles. You gain new power points per day and an increase in manifester level (and powers known, if applicable) as if you had also gained a level in a manifesting class to which you belonged before adding the prestige class level. You do not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. (emphasis ...


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There is nothing similar to Practiced Spellcaster for spells known/per day and highest spell level. Such a feat would probably be overpowered. There are ways to enter mystic theurge without three levels burned on each side, i.e. before 6th level. Normally I am strongly opposed to such “early entry” tricks, but in the case of the mystic theurge, they are ...


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Dweormerkeeper is one of the most powerful prestige classes in the game. Assuming you enter without losing spellcaster levels (using tricks to get around the dual-spellcasting requirement, which isn’t hard), very, very few things can keep up with it. Is that unacceptable? In my games, yes. In yours? Probably. There are a few other classes that are similar ...


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There are lots, too many to list here, and it will depend on which books the game has available for use and if things like LA are allowed. There is a (mostly complete) list or races available here (pdf) along with book references. There is also a similar index available for base classes here that also includes variants.


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Classes Five classes stand out to me as ideal choices for entry to warshaper. Pugilist Fighter Pugilist is a variant fighter from Dragon vol. 310. It gains Improved Unarmed Strike, slightly increased unarmed strike damage (but it doesn’t scale like the monk’s), the Endurance feat, and then one other feat (or special “Pugilist ...


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I've been unable to find any official updates for the class (having looked through Dragon Magic, Draconomicon, and Races of the Dragon in addition to online sources), but I think you can make a few inferences from its design to find suitable additional dragons. The class fluff references 'dragons' at several points. Presumably, they refer to 'True Dragons' ...


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Yes! as others have mentioned everything you get from every class level is cumulative with other classes (except where explicitly noted.) However, you may not use the stats gained with that level to qualify for the prestige class. To clarify: if you are a 4th level paladin (with a +4 BaB) then even though Hellknight commander gives you +1 BaB, you cannot ...


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Caster Level Looping I'm going to open this answer by saying - there is no definitive rules text on how to treat, or in what order, stacking caster levels from classes or prestige classes. There is a general rule from the 3.5e FAQ that states that 'in general' one should apply bonuses in order most beneficial to the creature, but it's not exactly specific, ...



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