I've been playing D&D 5E for a few sessions now, and I was wondering if a character can select two (or more) different sub-classes by multi-classing in it's own class.

If so, do I have to "re-pick" level 1, 2 and 3 (at the cost of level 4, 5 and 6 XP) in this class before being able to choose an other subclass? I assume this would be highly inefficient and XP-consuming to have twice the level 1 and 2 bonuses since they wouldn't stack. Or can I just double pick level 3 and then the new archetype?

For example, is it possible have a level 10 way of the open hand and drunken master monk ? (Yes, I'm aware this example might be pointless)

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    \$\begingroup\$ I've closed this as a duplicate since it has been asked before. This is okay, duplicates serve as a signpost to point users to the answers they are looking for. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 12, 2021 at 14:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you, it appears I was unable to find it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tloz
    Commented Aug 12, 2021 at 14:50
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    \$\begingroup\$ I just added a second question to the list that may address your issue form a different angle. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 12, 2021 at 14:51


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