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Starting as a High Elf lets me know a single wizard cantrip at level 1. By the time I hit level 3 and get my archetype, Eldritch Knight, I am supposed to know 2.

I'm just a bit confused on whether this would mean 2 overall, or 2 in addition to the High Elf starting cantrip, meaning 3 known cantrips at level 3.


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2 in addition, for a total of 3.

The High-Elf cantrip does not count for the amount of cantrips you know. You will have an extra one, for a total of 3.

From this answer,

The general rule is that features from your race, class, archetype, or whatever, are additional to one another. Features do not stack only when explicitly noted by the rules.


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