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SORCADIN: Dassem Ultor Build AL10 [closed]

I want to build a sorcadin, however, a level in hexblade has too many advantages not to be taken. It allows us to worry only about Charisma which is the most important ability score for a conquest ...
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Can a multiclassed Divine Soul sorcerer/wizard add cleric spells to their spellbook?

I am in a campaign where I am a multiclassed Divine Soul sorcerer 2/wizard 1. I have a paladin, a cleric, and a druid in my party. As a Divine Soul sorcerer, I have access to the cleric spell list. ...
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Does a cleric's alignment restriction extend to spells learned via multiclassing into an arcane spellcasting class?

A Cleric can only cast spells of the same alignment to his own or his deity’s. However, what happens when a character multiclasses into another spellcasting class? Does the Cleric's alignment ...
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Echo Knight multiclass damage calculations

I am currently working on a new character concept for an upcoming game and was unsure about what damages the Echo Knight's echo would actually be able to do. For this scenario, the build will be a ...
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How can I optimise my multi-class build for damage and survivability? (Rogue-Druid-Warlock)

I need some support with optimising this multi-class build. I'm playing in a D&D 5e party where we receive high incoming damage.Our GM is allowing us to multi-class and use feats and spells from ...
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What is the maximum number of known spells (that can be cast with spell slots and use Charisma) a character can have?

I often find it frustrating how few spells sorcerers have. This has led me to trying to increase the number of spells they have with a few multiclassing dips. I was then inspired to ask this question: ...
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In 5th ed would a bard who multi-class as a life domain cleric have his bard healing spells improved? [duplicate]

I have a 9th level bard. Hypothetically, if when I reached 10th level I took a level in cleric and chose the life domain, so I would be bard 9/cleric 1. The multi-classing rules state "When you ...
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Is Bard level 20 utterly worthless, mechanically?

Bard's level 20 "capstone" ability: Superior Inspiration At 20th level, when you roll initiative and have no uses of Bardic Inspiration left, you regain one use. It seems quite possible ...
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Is there an upper limit to the damage that Eldritch Smite can deal?

The Eldritch Invocation "Eldritch Smite" says the following: Eldritch Smite Prerequisite: 5th level, Pact of the Blade feature Once per turn when you hit a creature with your pact weapon, ...
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Does the artificer's Enhanced Weapon stack on top of hexblade's Improved Pact Blade?

I play a hexblade warlock with an Improved Pact Blade longsword. I like the idea of the eldritch tinkerer, who builds his patron's gifts into his gadgets, which fits in a warlock/artificer multiclass. ...
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Casting a cantrip on a higher level when multiclassing [duplicate]

Some cantrips such as 'Thunderclap' says in higher level(not in higher spell slot), we can give more damage. Thunderclap Casting Time: 1 action Range: Self (5-foot radius) Components: S Duration: ...
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What would be the balance implications of allowing multiclassing with the same class (e.g. for access to multiple subclasses)? [closed]

The rules for Multiclassing on page 163 of the PHB state: With this rule, you have the option of gaining a level in a new class whenever you advance in level, instead of gaining a level in your ...
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Can a hybrid character replace his only encounter attack power belonging to one of his classes?

Assume a Paladin|Swordmage with Cha and Con dumping Int, or a Driud|Runepriest with Wis and Con dumping Str. As the relevant ability is very low, it would make sense not to pick any power from the ...
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Are there any game breaking consequences in this house rule for multiclass spell slots?

Follow up to this question. So, as stated in that question, I feel that it is quite weird that a 3rd level paladin + 2nd level Ranger is not equivalent to a 5th level Half-caster (such as a 5th level ...
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Multi-classing doesn't generalize Single-class spellcasting?

I am aware of our go to question about spellcasting and multiclassing, and I am aware of the rules. I am nonetheless confused about something: If we use the multi-class rules, in particular You ...
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Does a multiclassed Hexblade warlock/paladin's Cha modifier stack with their Str or Dex modifier for attack rolls? Or does it replace Str/Dex mods?

I'm creating a fun villainous figure for my campaign. The choice has fallen on a Paladin-Warlock hybrid. The general idea is to take 2 levels in Paladin for Divine Smite, and then pound 4-5 levels ...
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Multiclass Paladin + Pact Magic = What paladin spells can I prepare and cast?

I'm sure this has been asked somewhere already, but I couldn't find it. Let's say I'm Paladin 5 / Warlock 7. https://www.dndbeyond.com/sources/basic-rules/customization-options#Spellcasting When I ...
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Can a multiclassed Dreams druid/Storm Herald barbarian activate their Tundra Storm Aura while in Wild Shape?

In my next campaign, I will be the solo healer, as a Circle of Dreams Druid. I hope that will provide enough Goodberry and other healing skills to keep the party alive. But I really want to fight too....
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How does multiclassing work for an artificer?

I am making a character for a campaign that is starting soon. The character is going to start out as a cleric (War Domain) and will multiclass into artificer (Battle Smith). I have looked at the ...
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Does multiclassing suddenly allow you to cast spells from Magic Initiate (or other similar features/feats) using more spell slots?

The following question already exists and explains that you can cast spells gained from the Magic Initiate feat if and only if the class you choose is the same as one of your own: Can you cast a ...
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RAW can a Eldritch Knight 9/Wizard 2 multiclass cast/learn 3rd level spells? [duplicate]

Title is the main question, loosely an extension of a previous question I'd asked about Eldritch Knight/Wizard multiclass and their access to spells. Note: I'm NOT asking if the proposed character of ...
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Can I use the Samurai fighter's Fighting Spirit feature to make a Sneak Attack if I am also multiclassed into rogue?

I'm thinking about playing a fallen samurai in a D&D 5e campaign. If the character multiclasses into rogue, can the Samurai fighter's Fighting Spirit feature be used to trigger the rogue feature ...
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How can I get the Defend the Line power if I'm not a Knight?

If I am not a Knight, how can I get Defend the Line (Fighter Utility)? Human bonus at will power does not help, as it is not a 1st-level power, and not an attack power.
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How many levels of wizard does my player need, from 7 levels of eldritch knight, to be able to action surge fireball?

I'm DMing for a group that has a player who is an eldritch knight level 7 and wants to multiclass into wizard to expand his spellcasting abilities. The short version of my question is as given in the ...
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Multiclass spell casting and spell modifiers

I know that you use your spellcasting modifier from the class you gained the spell from. However, for something like Tempest Domain cleric gaining the use of thunderwave from their subclass (...
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Do the errata changes to “your <class> spells” prevent coffeelock cheese?

The errata introduced changes to specify spell slots' classes. I was wondering if those changes could somehow prevent coffeelock cheese in the spirit of this Jeremy Crawford tweet to interpret class ...
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Does Tenser's Transformation work with Divine Smite and Psychic Blades?

This question concerns a multi-classed Bard (College of Whispers)/Paladin who has acquired the spell Tenser's Transformation as a magical secret. Could such a bard use their Psychic Blades feature to ...
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Spirit Guardians Material Components

Short Version: The 5e rules state that a player can substitute material components with a focus. Could the player provide the actual material instead? If so, could a Divine Soul Sorcerer/Paladin use ...
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Could you combine an herb witch and a veneficus witch archetype through the use of the “Extra Hex; Cauldron” feat?

The rules about archetypes state that archetypes must not replace the same core class features. I am not sure how this applies to the herb witch archetype and the veneficus witch archetype. Herb ...
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What are the pros and cons of multiclassing a Dragonborn Paladin with either Sorcerer or Warlock? and when and if to swap over [closed]

My Dragonborn Paladin is nearing the end of level 2, (Str3, Dex0, Con2, Int-1, Wis-1, Cha3, with Defensive giving AC19). The main group I play with, he is the only Tank, unless my 10 year old ...
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How do I determine how many spell slots I have when multiclassing?

How do I determine how many spell slots I have if I multiclass into more than one spellcasting class? For example, I have a character that is a level 3 Wizard, a level 5 Eldritch Knight Fighter, a ...
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Fighter (Eldritch Knight)/Wizard multiclass spell known [duplicate]

I'm about to start a campaign and I wish to play an Eldritch Knight/Wizard multiclass. I've read the chapter 6 part for spellcasting: You determine what spells you know and can prepare for ...
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What are the benefits of multi-classing over gestalting?

I am trying to get my head around understanding the benefit of multi-classing over gestalting. When multi-classing, each class is leveled up separately which hurts the overall progression of your ...
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Are there any larger implications of allowing a variant rule Ability Score Improvement/Feats in a multi-classing campaign? [duplicate]

Are there any larger implications of allowing a variant rule Ability Score Improvement/Feats in a multi-classing campaign? In one campaign we have all multi-class players. There has been a ...
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What Rogue class features can be used in Wild Shape?

This is a question about what Rogue class features are available in Wild Shape, for a druid/rogue multi-class character. In the Player's Handbook it states that class features are usable in Wild ...
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In Pathfinder 2e, what is the key ability for an archetype's Class DC?

Taking certain archetype dedication feats, you become trained in the archetype class's class DC, as for example in Monk Dedication: You become trained in monk class DC. (https://2e.aonprd.com/...
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Can a multiclassed Lore bard/druid use the Cutting Words feature while in Wild Shape?

I’m playing a multiclassed 6th-level Lore bard/2nd-level druid. Could I use the Cutting Words feature while in Wild Shape? My DM wasn’t sure, so I was wondering if I can.
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Can a multiclassed bard/druid use the Bardic Inspiration feature while in Wild Shape?

I’m playing a multiclassed 6th-level bard/2nd-level druid. Could I still use the Bardic Inspiration feature while in Wild Shape? I looked at the rules; I think technically you can, because all you ...
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Can a multiclassed Wizard/Bard scribe a spell scroll for a spell they know as a bard, then copy it into their spellbook (if it's on both spell lists)?

I'm playing a multiclassed wizard 6, bard 1. I know that you can't copy non-wizard spells into your spellbook. What if I copied one of the 1st-level spells I have access to as a Bard that is also on ...
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Can a multiclassed Wizard enchant an arcane bonded weapon by qualifying with a second casting class?

Suppose that I want to have a first-level wizard school ability, and that I took an arcane bond with a weapon. Say that for whatever reasons, I take the rest of my levels in a different casting class. ...
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Can a multiclass Warlock/Wizard add spells known from Warlock to the Wizard spellbook?

I have a Pact of the Chain Warlock/Evocation Wizard character. All of my current Warlock spells are also on the Wizard spell list, except Eldritch Blast of course. I've found a related question ...
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Is Curse Bringer + Divine Smite + Wrathful Smite + Greenflame Blade RAW, RAI or Neither? [duplicate]

Warlock Hexblade (3), Paladin (x) Boon: Pact of the Blade Eldritch Invocations: Curse Bringer. Need minimum 5 lvls Turn 1.1 Hexblade curse (bonus action) Turn 2.1 (bonus action) Wrathful Smite ...
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Weighing up the combat benefits of 3 different multi-class builds: Druid/Rogue/Cleric

I will have a dilemma as to where to up my levels and I would like some advice with this. So far I have taken: 3 levels as a Druid (Circle of the Shepherd) 3 levels as a Rogue (Mastermind) 3 ...
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DnD 5E Cleric Multi-Classing [closed]

If a cleric (or a wizard) multi classes in another spellcasting class, would it be fair for them to be able to swap out their secondary class spells? I'm guessing "no", but I feel like there's an ...
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Is there a general consensus about not combining Unearthed Arcana (UA) materials with multi-classing?

I have come across posts where contributors (in the comments) state that you cannot use a particular feature from Unearthed Arcana (UA) because the player had already chosen to multi-class. Where ...
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How does the Healing Spirit spell interact with a Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature?

How does the healing spirit spell interact with a Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature? This is a multi-class question regarding the possible synergy between the druid/ranger spell healing ...
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What are the most effective use of L1-3 spell slots for healing multiple party members for a Cleric/Druid multi-class build?

What are the most effective use of L1-L3 spell slots for healing multiple party members for a Cleric/Druid multi-class build? I'm looking for some guidance on the most "cost" effective use of my L1 ...
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Can I return to a class when multiclassing? [closed]

What I mean is, if I take 3 levels in rogue, then 1 in fighter, can I take another level in rogue again, as if continuing from level 3 as a rogue to a level 4 after I dipped a level in fighter?
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Are NPCs who want to gain class levels considered multi-classed?

Consider an Apprentice Wizard from Volo's Guide to Monsters: its spellcasting is the same as a 1st-level wizard, its skills are from the wizard list, and it's proficient in a weapon from the wizard ...
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Where do I go from here with my multi-class support build? (Life Cleric 3; Rogue 1; Shepherd Druid 2) [closed]

I just need to pick your brains please. I'm playing in a D&D 5e party. Our GM is allowing us to multi-class and use feats. I am the main healer and the only one with Darkvision. I'm a Hill Dwarf, ...

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