This is my build:

  • Level 1 – Warlock 1 - otherworldy patron, pact magic
  • Level 2 – Warlock 2 - eldritch invocations
  • Level 3 – Warlock 3 - pact boon
  • Level 4 – Paladin 1 - divine sense, lay on hands
  • Level 5 – Paladin 2 - fighting style, spell casting, smite

If I understand correctly I am character level 5 but class level 3 Warlock and class level 2 Paladin.

This means that Eldritch Blast will make 2 ranged attacks as I am character level 5, but I do not get an ability score improvement at level 4 because I get that at class level 4.

Is this correct?

EDIT: my players have started multi classing and this is an example character I made to try to understand the rules better.

The comment that Profecincy bonus used character level and not class level is the kind of information I was looking for.

I guess my question would be close to: using the build above what do I count as level 5 for?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Covered in Multiclassing: How do Ability Score Improvements work? and (less obviously) in Are Blastlocks not special? but we could probably do with a more definite canon question on that one. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Dec 14 '15 at 13:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ @doppelgreener May I point out that Proficiency Bonus is based on Character level and that this detail may be an included case for the querent? Or is that a separate issue regarding Multi Class characters? \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Dec 14 '15 at 13:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Skeith That's what the Player's Handbook is for. \$\endgroup\$ – Miniman Dec 14 '15 at 13:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ Your edit makes the question "Please list everything affected by character level as opposed to class level." This is a too broad list question. \$\endgroup\$ – Miniman Dec 14 '15 at 13:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Skeith Nah, closed questions are good because they'll help other people find the linked questions too. \$\endgroup\$ – Miniman Dec 14 '15 at 13:49