The Battle Master subclass for fighters says that you can get more maneuvers at different levels:

You learn two additional maneuvers of your choice at 7th, 10th, and 15th level. Each time you learn new maneuvers, you can also replace one maneuver you know with a different one.

If I have multiclassed, do I gain the maneuvers when I reach the listed character level? Or when I reach that level in Fighter?


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When you gain the specified class level

The rules for multiclassing state:

When you gain a new level in a class, you get its features for that level.

(In the quote above, "new level in a class" and "that level" refer to the same level.)

Learning additional maneuvers is a feature of the class, so it depends on your class level.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I do not disagree with this ruling, but it should be noted, there are features that scale by level that specifically call out levels in this class vs some that just say level. If that distinction was not intended to matter, why does it exist? I get it, multiclassing into battlemaster for 3 levels and gaining all the scaling options of the first level feature of the class would seem unbalanced (and probably be on every build), but I don't think it's clear cut RAW, rather a ruling on poorly written features. \$\endgroup\$
    – Wyrmwood
    Commented Sep 22, 2023 at 13:10

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