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So I was a sorcerer 1st, I wanna get to lvl 4, grab a feat, then multi class into cleric, specifically war for fluff reasons. Can I wear plate and still cast my sorcerer spells?

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Yes

To be able to cast spells in armor, you must be proficient with that armor. Class does not come into it.

You must be proficient with the armor you are wearing to cast a spell. (PH p.201)

A first level war cleric is proficient with heavy armor.

There are other restrictions regarding armor, such as strength requirements, or that a druid will not wear medium or heavy armor made of metal. But these restrictions are not directly related to spell casting.

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    \$\begingroup\$ And watch out for the Str requirement for heavy armour. \$\endgroup\$ – Paul Hutton Apr 2 '17 at 21:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ 5e: the full plate wizard is real now. \$\endgroup\$ – Mindwin Apr 3 '17 at 2:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ Is it obvious that the domain starting proficiencies do not fall under the starting proficiencies you don't get when multiclassing? \$\endgroup\$ – Michał Politowski Apr 3 '17 at 8:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MichałPolitowski see rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/46760/… \$\endgroup\$ – JBC Apr 4 '17 at 21:59

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