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Questions tagged [multi-classing]

The practice of advancing more than one character class on a single character either simultaneously or serially.

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Can I learn multiple fighting styles? [duplicate]

I just got a level in Fighter and I want to pick the archery fighting style. I'm already a level 4 Ranger with the dueling fighting style. Can I have two different fighting styles at once even ...
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Is it possible for a multiclassed monk/rogue to use Stunning Strike and Sneak Attack on the same attack, before making an extra attack?

I've made a character that is going to eventually put 17 levels into Monk's Way of the Shadow and 3 levels into Rogue's Assassin. I was looking at some of the abilities I get for attacking, such as ...
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Is an Artificer (Alchemist)/Rogue or Rogue/Artificer (Alchemist) a viable multiclass? [on hold]

Is multiclassing some combination of an Artificer (Alchemist) and Rogue viable for decent play? Also, if so, how could I go about pulling off such a double-whammy?
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For multiclassed warlock/clerics, do your spell slots from the two classes stack?

So I'm a new DM and one of my PC's who's a 1st-level warlock wants to multi-class into cleric. So he would essentially be a warlock 1/cleric 1. Since the Warlock only has one 1st-level spell slot at ...
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Character's build help: Raptoran Duskblade

I just wanted to know how could I buildup my character for it to be good in the party. Normally, I don't like to multiclass but I've read that we should branch out at 5th or 6th level of duskblade... ...
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Spells cast using Pact Magic slots recovery [duplicate]

If a wizard 4/warlock 2 were to cast Shield using a warlock spell slot. Would the character regain the ability to cast it again on a long rest or short?
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What Enchantment wizard spells would synergize well with a Beast Master ranger's animal companion? [closed]

I'm just getting into my first character, and planning on eventually multiclassing Beast Master ranger and Enchantment wizard. What enchantment wizard spells would synergize well with a Beast Master'...
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What justification could there be for a PC learning thieves' cant when multiclassing Rogue?

In our campaign, I'm currently considering multiclassing into Rogue very soon. One thing I'm wondering is how, if at all, it could be justified for me to learn thieves' cant when our party is ...
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Why do I see so much hate online for double progression prestige classes AKA “theurges”? [closed]

There are a number of “theurge” Prcs in D&D 3.5 and D&D 3 — classes that progress both their own and the base class's spellcasting — and I've notice a lot of hate for them that I don't ...
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Does the Master Specialist caster level increase affect cleric spells you have as well?

I am multi-classing a Cleric/(conjuration) Master Specialist. Does the Caster Level Increase class feature of the Master Specialist (6th level) increase the caster level of my chosen school for ...
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Is my paladin/warlock multiclass a viable tank?

I'll be playing a D&D 5e Warlock/Paladin character in the Curse of Strahd adventure. I'll start off by taking 2 levels of Paladin (variant human with War Caster) and then start taking levels in ...
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Does a Ranger's animal companion level up when multiclassing?

I'm currently playing a level 4 ranger and I'm thinking about multi-classing. I want to know if my animal companion gains a level when I take a level that isn't in Ranger? Thank you for helping.
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Warlocks using spell slots with multiclassing [duplicate]

I'm playing a warlock/sorcerer. Can I cast a 1st level warlock spell with a 1st level slot instead of a 2nd level slot using my sorcerer spellcasting instead of pact magic?
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Land Druid/Cleric Multiclass interaction with spells

I have a Cleric 1/Druid X character and I want to make sure I'm using the multiclass rules for their spells correctly. As I've been leveling up, I've been preparing higher level cleric spells, even ...
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If you are a multiclass spellcaster, does your save DC vary based on which class you got a spell from? [duplicate]

For instance, let's posit a character, sorc 1 wiz 1, that can cast Ice Knife through Sorcerer, and Burning Hands through wizard. But their INT is 16, and their CHA is 18. What would their save DC ...
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What does the Additional Magical Secrets feature's “of a level you can cast, as shown on the Bard table” mean for multiclassed bards? [duplicate]

For instance, if you're a sorc 12 / bard 6, and you get the College of Lore's Additional Magical Secrets feature: At 6th level, you learn two spells of your choice from any class. A spell you ...
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If you take a level in Warlock, do all your other spell slots suddenly start recharging over a short rest? [duplicate]

The warlock's Pact Magic feature says: Spell Slots The Warlock table shows how many spell slots you have. The table also shows what the level of those slots is; all of your spell slots are the ...
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Is multi-classing with a lower ability score unbalanced?

The PHB states that the pre-requisites for multi-classing are as follows: \begin{array}{l|c|c} \textbf{Class} & \textbf{Ability Score} & \textbf{Minimum} \\ \hline \text{Barbarian} & \...
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Can a multiclass character use either of its spellcasting modifiers for spells? [duplicate]

Say someone multiclasses Wizard into Warlock, when casting a spell, which modifier do you use? Or do you use whichever you prefer? Is it the same for exclusive spells too? Like using Eldritch Blast, ...
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In this absurd multi-class, is there any other benefit to having a specific starting class?

I'm building the character Abserd, who has 1-level of all classes. He really is a useless character, got kicked out of every guild he ever joined. There are some specific benefits to starting with ...
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Leveling cantrips as a multiclass? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a character who has Booming Blade and is a level 3 Sorcerer, and level 2 Fighter, would that still count as having levelled Booming Blade? Or do I need the Sorcerer class to reach ...
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Are two different classes’ fighting styles two different class features? [duplicate]

The fighting style feature states that You can’t take a Fighting Style option more than once, even if you later get to choose again. However, if you are a Ranger 2/Fighter 1 (for example), can you ...
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Optimizing a Monk/Druid for healing, close combat, and casting (in order) [closed]

Ability scores: 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 Race: Human Variant Feats: 2 bonus Level: 8 Background: Sailor or hermit Magic Items: 1 of what could be 1500 gp in value. Due to my inability to have any ...
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How many spell slots should an Arcane Trickster / Wizard have? [duplicate]

I know probably find in the book but kind of confusing to me. I was just wanting to know how many spells should I have being a arcane trickster rogue 7/ Wizard level 2?
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How did the multiclassing rules change in the different editions of D&D?

I'm interested in how the multiclassing rules evolved/changed throughout the history of the game. A small summary of differences should be sufficient. Please include Pathfinder in the answer. I ...
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Can a multiclassed Warlock/Abjuration Wizard with Armor of Shadows repeatedly cast Mage Armor to recharge Arcane Ward?

The warlock's Armor of Shadows eldritch invocation (PHB, p. 110) says: You can cast mage armor on yourself at will, without expending a spell slot or material components. The School of Abjuration ...
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Question about Warlock/Arcane trickster spells [closed]

I am a Rogue level 7 arcane trickster/level 1 warlock. So, can I go into any warlock spell of level one and how any spells am I able to know at this level?
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D&D 5e, Looking for thoughts and suggestions on a character build and backstory I'm looking to make [closed]

Concept - I was looking for inspiration on a character I'd like to play and while watching The Grudge with my girlfriend the other night, I thought of a character concept based around Kayako's skill ...
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How to handle spontaneous multiclassing? [closed]

Some players like to plan their characters all the way up to level 20, even if the campaign starts at level 1. I would prefer my players to react organically to the story I’m presenting, taking into ...
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Can a multiclass spellcaster use spell slots of a level higher than the spells he could learn through a class to cast a spell learned through a feat?

This question asked whether a character can use a spell slot to cast a spell "learned" through a feat such as Magic Initiate or Fey Teleportation. The answer, in a nutshell, was: Yes, but only if the ...
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Do Rogue abilities function in wild-shaped beast forms?

If I multiclass with Rogue and Druid, am I able to use my Rogue abilities while wildshaped?
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If I am multiclassed with some levels of a caster class and some levels of a non-caster class, which spellcasting table do I use?

I'm creating a 10th level character which has 5 levels of Arcane Trickster Rogue and 5 levels of Drunken Master Monk. A 5th level ATR will have 3 1st level spell slots while the DMM has no slots. ...
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Is it possible to get Extra Attack or equivalent without taking at least 5 levels in a class?

I am planning a Forge Domain Cleric character and think Extra Attack would suit them, but it seems as though multiclassing is the only way that would be possible, given that Forge Domain Clerics don't ...
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Multiclassed character with all classes - any reason this can't be done in 12 levels?

I was recently watching some Youtube gaming videos and came across this one in which the narrator created a character he said was book legal: a 14th level character who had at least one level in each ...
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When casting a Runestaff spell from the spell list of one class, but using a spell slot from a different class, which caster level do I use?

A runestaff (MIC p. 223) allows a character who's attuned to it to sacrifice one of their spell slots to cast a spell of equal or lower level from the staff. This allows characters to cast spells that ...
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MultiClassing and Gaining Abilities on Level up

I currently play a level 9 multiclassed Rogue/Hexblade and one sentence in the Rogue's Expertise confused me a little. It says that at level 6 I gain Expertise with another 2 skills. Is the 6th level ...
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What spell slots should I have with Paladin 7 / Sorcerer 7?

The basic 5e Roll20 sheet is showing 2 slots for lvl 5 and 3 slots for lvl 4, but that doesn't seem right. I read the section on multiclassing and spell slots and I still don't understand why it shows ...
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Can a 9th-level multiclassed monk move along vertical surfaces while wearing armor?

I have design for a character, that is multiclassed into monk. I'm interesting the "wall running" ability that a monk has. However, I'm uncertain about what this means. If I'm wearing armor, do I ...
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Can I use a hand holding a focus from one class to cover somatic components for a spell from another class?

I want to try playing a multiclass Hexblade 2 / College of Swords Bard 18, but I'm concerned about how focused will work. I intend to hold a shield in one hand with a sword in the other. Thanks to ...
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What are the pros and cons of a Hexblade dip for a Paladin/Sorcerer multiclass? [closed]

I am building a paladin/sorcerer multiclass character that's focused on nova damage, using sorcerer spell slots to fuel Divine Smites. My current plan is something like Paladin 6/Sorcerer 14, in order ...
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Multiclass Spellcaster: Do the involved classes share the same pool of spell slots?

Introduction The eldritch knight fighter (EK) in my game is contemplating whether to dip into wizard (Wiz) for more magical versatility in combat. Spell Slots The multiclassing spellcasting rules (...
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D&D 5e Warlock Multiclass - Casting Warlock Spells Using Other Class Spell Slots [duplicate]

If I'm playing a level 5 character with Spellcasting and multiclass to gain level 1 Warlock gaining Pact Magic, can I use my primary spell slots to cast my Warlock spells? For example, is casting Hex ...
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Kensai PrC “Multiclass” Clause

The DnD 3.5e Kensai PrC contains this clause: Multiclass Note: A samurai, paladin, or monk who becomes a kensai may continue advancing in his original class. Does this mean that they continue ...
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Can a multiclass Wizard/Fighter (Eldritch Knight) add EK known spells to the wizard spellbook?

When intending to play a Fighter (Eldritch Knight) I was dissatisfied with the spell restrictions so I devised a plan to increase my spell versatility: Start with 1 wizard level to have a spellbook ...
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When multiclassing a Cleric/Wizard, can I prepare wizard spells from the cleric list that the wiz could learn but didn't?

As a concrete example, let's say I have a multiclassed Cleric and Wizard (Theurgy), meaning that a common spell they could both have is Cure Wounds, but let's say that I didn't have the wizard learn ...
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Can an arcane trickster/wizard multiclass use an arcane focus for their arcane trickster spells?

By default, an arcane trickster cannot use an arcane focus to cast their spells, as they lack the class feature that wizards and warlocks have that allows them to; this forces them to use a component ...
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Does a multiclassed rogue/barbarian get sneak attack almost always? [duplicate]

The rogue gets a sneak attack on attacks where you have advantage. Barbarians have advantage on attacks using strength with the reckless attack feature, which doesn't seem to have a limit on usage. ...
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Do an Assassin's Assassinate and a Hunter's Colossus Slayer stack?

Character level 6 - Rogue / Assassin 3 and Ranger / Hunter 3 Assassinate. Starting at 3rd level, you are at your deadliest when you get the drop on your enemies. You have advantage on attack ...
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How does the Celestial Warlock's Searing Radiance feature interact with the Sun Soul Monk's Radiant Sun Bolt?

I am curious about how a Celestial warlock/Sun Soul Monk Multiclass would work. From Xanathar's Guide to Everything's Celestial Warlock's feature Searing Radiance: when you cast a spell that deals ...
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Extra Attack Questions [duplicate]

Can A level 11 Fighter multiclass into a ranger and level up to level 6 to get the most extra attacks before level 20? I’m pretty sure when multiclassing doesn’t stack the extra attacks, but I just ...