All fighters get the Fighting Style feature at 1st level. A Champion fighter also gets a second fighting style at 10th level.

Can 2 different martial fighting styles be used together at the same time? For example, if a Champion fighter had the Protection and Defense fighting styles, would they gain the benefits of both?


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Quoting from the Sage Advice Compendium:

Can a fighter have two fighting styles active at once? Dueling and Defense, for example. You can benefit from more than one Fighting Style option at a time, as long as they don’t have conflicting requirements, as Dueling and Great Weapon Fighting do.

The requirements for Defense and Protections are wearing armour and wielding a shield, which are decidedly not conflicting.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Wielding armor and wearing a shield, however... a sign things have really gone off the rails. \$\endgroup\$
    – nitsua60
    May 7, 2020 at 3:35

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