My Dragonborn Paladin is nearing the end of level 2, (Str3, Dex0, Con2, Int-1, Wis-1, Cha3, with Defensive giving AC19).

The main group I play with, he is the only Tank, unless my 10 year old daughter, joins in with her Circle of the moon Druid

She is the only child in the group and you can't rely on her to focus on battle tactics :)

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My initial goal was to create a super paladin, I tend to play him as a tank with healing, saving my limited spell casting for just the right time due to limited spell slots, so I hardly ever use it. I once even died holding onto the valuable spell slots because I forgot about them.

However, once I started looking into it, I haven't found that perfect sweet spot, that balances out the Spell Slinging Tank Front Man. All the options I've looked at have drawbacks that make me wonder if it is a combo that is worth pursuing

Just hoping for that splash of inspiration to make it all come together.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I have a feeling this is pretty broad. What is your goal with the character that we can measure the pros and cons against? DPS? Control? Support? Why are you interesting in Sorcerer and Warlock? How far will your character get in levels over your play with it? \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Commented Apr 2, 2020 at 17:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ We probably also need to know which flavour of sorc or warlock you are referring to, some work really well, some don't \$\endgroup\$
    – SeriousBri
    Commented Apr 2, 2020 at 17:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also what oath were you heading towards? \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Commented Apr 2, 2020 at 17:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ Also note that multiclassing isn't a flat swap over; you can even go back-and-forth since you pick which class levels up each time you gain a level. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 2, 2020 at 17:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ Tangentially related on What do I lose by going paladin 17/Warlock 3 instead of 1 additonal or 1 level fewer in Warlock? Many of the answers go over pros and cons multiclassing in general with paladins. \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Commented Apr 2, 2020 at 17:32