Are there any prestige classes the same as or similar to Mystic Theurge before the 3.5 update?

I would consider a class fundamentally the same if it fully advanced both arcane and divine casting, and similar if it fully/mostly advanced both. I would not consider something like the Tome & Blood True Necromancer similar for the purposes of this question.


No, in fact if you look back at the chatter from the earliest previews of the mystic theurge, for example in letters to the editor at Dragon if I recall correctly, the class generated a lot of talk and (naive) concern about balance, since such a thing had not been seen before.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Whether it's is naive or not is a matter of what you compare it to. It is certainly unbalanced compared to 'normal' divine/arcane caster hybrids! \$\endgroup\$
    – Weckar E.
    Jan 2 '17 at 12:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ Indeed it did create a lot of controversy at the time. Here on the Wizards Archive the original author himself wrote, briefly, about it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jackyz
    Jan 2 '17 at 14:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ @WeckarE. Exactly—that is a naive comparison to make. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Jan 2 '17 at 14:34

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