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How can we optimize a monk (especially for offense)?

I have complaints from someone in one of my groups that the 3.5 monk isn't good for anything offensive, only for defense and disarming (defenestration wasn't mentioned). My experience has only been ...
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What makes grease a good spell?

I often see people list grease as good go-to 1st level spell. Why is this? The spell description lists 3 of its uses: forcing saves and slows movement of enemies, disarming enemies, and preventing ...
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How can I prevent casters from stealing the spotlight from non-casters?

I have been running a game of D&D and the group is split with two non magic users (Fighter, Barbarian), one quarter-caster (Paladin), one half-caster (Bard), and two full casters (Cleric, Wizard). ...
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What tier are the Pathfinder classes?

I know what tiers are, but what tier are the various Pathfinder classes? This is about Pathfinder only, no 3.5 material is relevant. An ideal answer would cover all available (non-prestige) classes, ...
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How can I make my adventures more bard-inclusive?

For whatever reason, it seems that no one in my campaigns ever chooses to play a bard. I am beginning to wonder if it has something to do with the adventures I construct as our game's DM. These ...
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How to optimize a Gishy [Fighter/Mage] Character? [closed]

What is the best class or classes in 3.5e to build a character that uses both a sword and either arcane magic or psionics which can be fluffed as arcane magic and focuses on fighting powerful ...
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What is the best way to multiclass Bard and Sorcerer?

Introduction I've recently joined a new RP group and a DM has decided to give DnD 3.5e a run. I am told it will be a short, but intriguing campaign. When asked about what kind of characters and ...
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What classes are suitable for filling the healing & support role?

I'm starting a new level 1 character and I need to fill the healing and support role, but I'd like to explore what options I have that aren't just Cleric as I like to mix things up a little. I will ...
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Does this fix the "Quadratic Wizards" problem in Pathfinder? [closed]

I am planning a Pathfinder campaign which I hope to reach higher level play (at least 15+, maybe up to 25th level.). I see a lot of concern about spell casters in 3.0/3.5/Pathfinder becoming "god-...
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Optimizing a smart fighter

I am currently in a campaign and have a Swashbuckler 3/Fighter 2 who is basically the party leader. I chose Swashbuckler more for style than for the flavor, a fighter who fights more by his wits and ...
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My character is more powerful than the others in the party

Background: DnD 3.5 Homebrew campaign. Level 5 party. Warblade (me). Bard. Warlock. Paladin. Rogue. The dilemma: my character completely outshines the others in almost every single combat ...
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Differences Between 3.5 and 5e Bard?

In my former group (playing 3.5) I played as a Gnome Bard. While I really enjoyed playing this character, I found that while he was extremely useful (and entertaining) to play outside of combat, in ...
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How can I get the spell Shield for a Bard without losing BAB?

Recently we helped a friend in our group to convert his AD&D human bard to 3.5. That AD&D-bard had a good share of fighter levels so our friend wanted to get a character able to fight. We ...
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Bard Feat Optimization: Buff/Control/Face

I'm building a bard for DND 3.5. I am trying to plan my feats out into the future. We expect to play this campaign to level 20 over the course of 5-6 years. Roleplaying wise, my character is the ...
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Is there a divine caster class/archetype that has access to a significant number of illusion spells?

I like the idea of creating a tricky, illusion-wielding, stealthy Cleric of Sivanvah ("patron goddess of illusion magic, tricksters, and those who keep secrets"). I know I can make a Cleric with the ...
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