Suppose I've got a multiclass fighter/cleric with both wisdom and strength of 16. Nice.

I fall victim to a shadow's strength drain attack. Not nice. I roll a 4 and lose 4 points of strength.


I no longer meet the prerequisite for my multiclass. Do I lose my fighter class features until after my next rest, when that strength comes back?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Possible duplicate of What happens when it's time to level up and I no longer meet a multiclass prerequisite? \$\endgroup\$ Aug 27, 2017 at 5:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ Voting to close this one. The linked question's answers can answer this one too. Actually they are pretty much the same. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 27, 2017 at 5:15
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Mindwin depending on which way the answer(s) go I could see them being duplicates, or being quite distinct. Which we won't know until they've ripened a bit, methinks. In any case, I won't vote either way and will let the answering and voting out. (Though if anything, I'd think the duplicate would flow from that to this, not the other way around.) \$\endgroup\$
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    Aug 27, 2017 at 5:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ While they could certainly be merged, the questions are distinct enough as is, one asking what happens immediately, the other asking specifically if advancement is possible. Related, but not duplicates. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 27, 2017 at 16:27

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No, you don't lose your current features

To qualify for a new class, you must meet the ability score prerequisites ...

You already qualified at the time you picked the additional class (which, according to the above quote, is the only thing that matters by RAW in the Player's Handbook ) and now you are of that class forevermore.


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