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For example, Ur-Priest gains the next level of spell at every class level (instead of every other class level, like cleric). Are there any other classes (of any type) that get higher-level spells more quickly like this?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Near duplicate. \$\endgroup\$
    – J. Mini
    Dec 4, 2019 at 0:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ Chameleon at level 10 (so character level 15) has a caster level of 20 (knows less spells than a full caster at level 15 but has more caster levels) (caster level is 2*chameleon Level) \$\endgroup\$ Dec 10, 2019 at 8:42

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There is a very short list of full, accelerated casters:

  • Ur Priest - like a Cleric, but in 10 levels
  • Beholder Mage - like a wizard in ten levels that also breaks the action economy
  • Blighter - Druid spellcasting in 10 levels, but off a much smaller, eviler list
  • Apostle of Peace 1-9 in 10 levels; technically playable; wrecks parties. Casts off a short list of “good” themed spells.
  • Divine Crusader casts off a single domain list (only), but gets them all in 10 levels.

As @KRyan noted in comments, most of these classes go 10 levels, but hit 9th level spells at the 9th class level (which is a title case Big Deal — 9th level spells are a quantum leap in power)

There are also a couple that start with higher level spells:

  • Sublime Chord - combination of bard and wizard, 4th-9th level spells in 10 levels
  • Nar Demonbinder - a small, broken spell list going 4th-8th in 7 levels.
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    \$\begingroup\$ Apostle of Peace? Divine Crusader? \$\endgroup\$
    – J. Mini
    Dec 4, 2019 at 0:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ Nar demonbinder doesn’t get 9th-level spells; it only has 7 class levels and caps at 8th-level spells at 7th. It is slightly accelerated—you qualify by having 4th-level spells, and then get 5th-level spells at 1st level. So you get 5th-level spells at ECL 8th instead of 9th, and then each spell level is gained one character level earlier than a single-classed fullcaster. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Dec 4, 2019 at 0:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ You might want to mention that most of those “1-9 in 10 levels” classes actually get to 9th-level spells by 9th level. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Dec 4, 2019 at 1:02

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