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Questions tagged [multi-classing]

For questions about multiclassing, the practice of advancing more than one character class on a single character either simultaneously or serially.

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What happens to a multiclass character affected by level drain?

Suppose I have a halfling that's multiclassing as a fighter/thief and has achieved 2nd level in both classes. This character has the misfortune of being struck by a wight and loses a level. What ...
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Pros and cons of eldritch knight or arcane trickster for throwing-weapon battle smith multiclass

So I am interested in playing a character who uses thrown weapons with the returning infusion offered by the latest artificer, but I want to focus more on throwing than artificery. Towards that end, I ...
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3-level cleric dip as a Wizard [closed]

I am currently playing a level 9 divination wizard in a campaign and I am focusing on battlefield control. I am the only player in my group that values crowd control, and that's why I am focusing on ...
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How do you determine if a homebrew class is balanced with regards to its multiclassing potential?

When designing and balancing a homebrewed class, I want to avoid features that, while keeping the core class balanced, will cause multiclass builds with WotC classes to be game breaking. An example ...
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Are there Serious Balance Implications to allowing a Multiclassed character get their Extra Attack feature directly at level 5?

In my campaign, a player has informed me that they plan to play a Multiclassed Barbarian/Monk as their character. I've already informed them of the potential issues that might arise from the (relative)...
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Dipping two levels into Artificer for the ability 'Arm Guard' under the Improved Artificer PDF [closed]

In the artificer PDF I have, you can spend two invention points into getting a robotic arm and with it you gain 'Arm Guard'. I'm maining a druid which would be at level 4 now if I take 1 level into ...
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Do you need to let the DM know when you are multiclassing?

I am planning to multi class and am curious if there is anything that says that I have to let my DM know prior to the game.
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Using a found spellbook as a Sorcerer-Wizard multiclass

I have a Divine Soul Sorcerer 6 (with INT 13) playing in a published adventure. I just found a spellbook with 11 spells in it of varying levels. All are wizard spells, and some of the spells are ...
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Can Green-Flame Blade be cast twice with the Hunter ranger's Horde Breaker ability?

I am currently working on a multiclassed Ranger/Sorcerer character, and I have decided to take the Hunter ranger archetype. The Horde Breaker option for the Hunter's Prey feature seems to allow me to ...
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Do Multiclassed spellcasters add their ability modifier or proficiency bonus twice when determining spell save DC?

I was told somewhere that a way to increase spell save DC was by multiclassing and taking a spell in each class multiclassed. If this is the case, a Sorcerer and Warlock multiclass would be able to ...
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Does a multiclassed Oathbreaker paladin/warlock have to know the Darkness spell as a warlock to cast it using an arcane focus?

As an Oathbreaker Paladin/Warlock, my character gets darkness as an oath spell at level 5, meaning he can cast it using his holy symbol. In the event that he loses his holy symbol, does he have to ...
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Is there a canonical choice for multiclassing with the aim of optimizing an Arcane Trickster for melee?

The general setting: I want to play a rogue. My party needs me in melee. I want to choose the Arcane Trickster archetype. XGtE and SCAG are allowed. I am aware that these basic assumptions conflict ...
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What are good multiclass options for a 6th-level cleric wanting to help in the front line? [closed]

Last session my group and I reached 6th level. As a cleric of the Life Domain, I got access to all the class features that I wanted out of being a cleric. Now I seek to branch out to being more ...
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Does this strict reading of the rules allow both Extra Attack and the Thirsting Blade warlock invocation to be used together?

The warlock's Thirsting Blade eldritch invocation cannot be normally used with the (non-warlock) class feature Extra Attack, since both feature explicitly say you attack twice instead of once. But it ...
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Is paladin mount advancement strictly tied to paladin class level?

The SRD has a table on paladin mount advancement that seems to be linked to paladin level. I was wondering how this interacted with multiclassing and prestige classes. Does the paladin mount advance ...
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When multi-classing, can you always select any spell from either spell list, as long as you have the correct level slots to use it? [duplicate]

Apologies if this is a duplicate (or just common knowledge) but I found it hard coming up with a way to search for this succinctly enough to get a definitive answer and I haven't really played a ...
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As a Bard multi-classing into Warlock, what spells do I get?

My character is a bard and I'm planning on taking a level in Warlock. Do I get the 2 cantrips and 2 spells from the Warlock spell list that a new Warlock character would get in addition to the Bard ...
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Can a level 2 Warlock take one level in rogue, then continue advancing as a warlock?

I recently "upgraded" to D&D 5th edition. I decided to play a warlock. However, now I would like to be proficient in Stealth, and a warlock can not have this proficiency. I am Warlock level 2. Is ...
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Can one “theurge” prestige class cause four different progressions?

After reading a level-up table that mixed theurge classes, I've become confused about how said classes work. Lets say that I'm a multi-classed Bard/Wizard/Cleric/Paladin/Mystic Theurge of some level ...
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How do Alternate Natural Attacks work with a Shifter/Kraken Caller Druid?

So I'm working on building Doctor Octopus and looking to add tentacle attacks (without using a cheesy synthesist summoner). A Kraken Caller Druid gets two at 4th level in their natural form (and more ...
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Can I multiclass to a class I only meet the requirements of due to a magic item? [duplicate]

Say I have a level 18 bard and want to take the last two levels in paladin. Unfortunately my strength score is only 8, ruling me out. Fortunately a friendly fighter has a belt of hill-giant strength. ...
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How many spell slots should a Fighter 11/Ranger 9 have?

I've been DM for like 2-3 months and one player who's playing a Fighter (arcane archer) wants to multiclass into Ranger. Arcane Archer is not a spellcaster so assuming he will go Fighter 11/Ranger 9 ...
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What is the formula behind each level spell slot progression that I can use in a spreadsheet?

I have been trying to find a way to find the formula behind spell slot progression on the multiclass caster table, to add a spell slot table to this sheet with the best example being on the last table ...
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Can I use Metamagic (or other spellcasting features) on a spell that I gained from multiclassing? [duplicate]

As I understand it, class features only apply to spells you gained through that class. For example, I can't use the Distant Spell metamagic on, say, Cure Wounds, if I gained Cure Wounds from being a ...
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How would it imbalance gameplay to allow a multiclassed wizard/sorcerer to copy wizard spells in a spellbook for which one has spell slots?

Background I'm playing an eladrin wizard in a homebrew game of a friend. After hitting level 6 I'm thinking of multiclassing into sorcerer, because it fits thematically. I'm an accidental traveler ...
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How many spell slots should my level 1 wizard/level 1 fighter have?

I am working on making a wizard fighter multiclass character where the wizard is the original class. How many spells should I have in my spellbook if I am a level 1 wizard and level 1 fighter? I have ...
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How does Initiator Level work for multiclass characters?

Below is the rule for determining Initiator Level for multiclass characters from Tome of Battle. Multiclass Characters If you are a multiclass martial adept, and you learn a new maneuver by ...
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How does a character multiclassing into warlock get a focus?

I have a martial character I want to multi-class into warlock but from what I can see in the book, it looks like they would not receive an arcane focus since they don't get their new class' starting ...
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Can a bard 10/sorcerer 1 take 6th-level spells for Magical Secrets because of the way multiclassed spellcasters' slots work? [duplicate]

I have a Lore bard who multi-classed into sorcerer after level 4 and went back to leveling as a bard. When he reaches 10th level bard (11th level spellcaster), he will have 6th level slots. Can he ...
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When multiclassing, are caster levels from each class added together to meet the requirements for crafting feats?

I am building a mystic theurge, and as such my starting levels are going to be alternating between cleric and wizard. I do not want to miss out on taking the Craft Wondrous Items feat at the first ...
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Can a multiclassed 2019 UA artificer/Pact of the Blade warlock use Thirsting Blade and Arcane Armament to make 3 attacks per Attack action?

I was reading up on the classes in D&D 5e. I saw that the 2019 UA artificer had a feature that allowed them to attack twice that wasn't the Extra Attack feature, called Arcane Armament. The ...
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How do caster level prerequisites for item creation work for multiclassed characters?

In order to qualify for certain item creation feats you have to have a certain caster level. For example: Forge Ring [Item Creation] Prerequisite: Caster level 12th. Benefit You ...
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Does multi-classing into Fighter give you heavy armor proficiency?

A lot of build guides I've seen suggest you should dip into Fighter in order to get heavy armor proficiency. But that doesn't seem right since the multi-class rules in the PHB (p164) does not list ...
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Does Wild Magic Surge trigger off of spells on the Sorcerer spell list, if I learned them from another class?

Let's say I am a Bard, and I have 1 level in Sorcerer, giving me a Sorcerous Origin, and I choose Wild Magic. Does Wild Magic Surge trigger off of any spell I cast that just so happens to be on the ...
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How does learning spells work when leveling a multiclass character? [duplicate]

I have a Bard 4/Sorcerer 1 that is going to continue levelling in the bard class. When he reaches Bard 5/Sorcerer 1 and he learns his first 3rd level spell, can he take from the sorcerer list or just ...
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Is a Hunter 2/Cleric 1 a 3rd-level caster? [duplicate]

Can a third level character with two levels in hunter and one level in cleric cast as a third level caster?
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Would these multi-classing house rules cause unintended problems?

I'm part of an RPG Group that plays multiple campaigns in multiple systems. Lately, two of our members have announced interest in a D&D 5e campaign, which isn't a system this group has played ...
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Do your Planar Shepherd and Druid levels stack when determining the size of creature you can Wild Shape into?

The Planar Shepherd class states: Wild Shape (Su): Your druid levels stack with your planar shepherd class levels for the purpose of determining the number of daily uses, the maximum HD and size (...
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Dungeon World: can a Druid multi-class through Ranger to Wizard?

Can my Druid in Dungeon World, through use of the Hunters Brother move and Stalkers Sister move, take the following two Ranger moves: Animal Companion and Special Trick. We are accepting as a given ...
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Can a spell being cast via a magic item be considered to be more than one class' spell at the same time?

Can a spell being cast via a magic item be considered to be more than one class' spell at the same time? Specifically, items phrased along the lines of "While holding it, you can use an action [...] ...
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What does “as if you were a single-classed member of that class” mean for spells known and spell slots?

Introduction I am currently building a multiclass spellcaster, and came across this question: Can a multiclass Wizard copy any Wizard spell they find into their spellbook? This discussion appears ...
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Very generally, what is the difference between an Eldritch Knight and a Sorcerer with a dip into Fighter?

I'm starting a new character in a D&D 5th game soon. The only D&D I've played is before 2nd edition, plus one session playing a sorcerer in (IIRC) D&D 3.5. We're starting at 3rd level, to ...
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Can a Beast Conclave Ranger (UA) multiclassed w/Wizard benefit from using Speak with Animals to cast Suggestion on their own beast?

Similar to this question about the PHB Beastmaster, I want to know if, as a 3rd level Beast Conclave (Revised Ranger on UA) multiclassed as Wizard 3, I could cast Speak with Animals to enable my using ...
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Can a multiclass Beastmaster/Wizard benefit from using Speak with Animals to cast Suggestion on their own animal companion?

As a Beastmaster 3 / Wizard 3, I want to use Speak with Animals to enable my using the Suggestion spell on my beast companion, for the purpose of issuing to her a two-sentence set of "marching orders"....
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Is a low Constitution frontline EK/War Wizard viable or is the low HP a deal-breaker at higher levels? Would the Tough feat constitute a solution? [closed]

Background I am a new player and don't have any first hand experience to inform my decision. I am planning to play a gish, starting out as a Fighter at level 1, with the end point being a Fighter (...
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Can a Sorcerer use Flexible Casting to create more spell slots than is listed on the Sorcerer table?

A Sorcerer can create spell slots by expending sorcery points with the Flexible Casting feature. In the rules, is there any point where it states that you can't have more spell slots than what the ...
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Do druid levels stack with Unearthed Arcana ranger variant for wild shape?

I had to make a weird build to get what I needed for my character: The character has levels in both druid and the simple variant ranger that trades some ranger class features for a modified version of ...
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Warlock and Sorcerer Multiclass Casting With An Enhanced Effect [duplicate]

I have a multiclass PC with 3 levels in warlock/hexblade and 1 level in sorcerer/divine soul. This means I have 2 level 1 sorcerer slots and 2 level 2 warlock slots. I can cast cure wounds because I ...
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When optimizing for damage, is it better for a Dex-based crossbow fighter to go full Fighter or multiclass with Rogue?

I'm trying to build an optimized character for a 5th edition D&D campaign and I really like the crossbowman fighter concept, but I had considered dipping into rogue for at least 3 levels to pick ...
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How does the November 2018 PH errata change the usage of multiclass spell slots to cast spells?

The Player's Handbook, pg. 114, once read (in the wizard's Spellcasting feature description): The Wizard table shows how many spell slots you have to cast your spells of 1st level and higher. The ...