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Paladin/Warlock Multiclass [closed]

I am playing a Leonin Paladin/2 and thinking of multiclassing into Warlock. Just wondering if A. if it is a good idea B. what Patron would work best C. if I should how many levels should I put in?
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Is it possible to become 4x Proficient in a skill? [duplicate]

With the ranger’s Deft Explorer trait, you add your proficiency bonus twice in one of your stats that you already have in a stat. If I were to gain expertise in the stat first, and then gain that ...
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What can a ranger 1/paladin 1 do with their spell slots?

Paladins and rangers get their spellcasting at level 2, as they are half-casters. However, a ranger 1/paladin 1 would have the spell slots of a 1st-level full caster. Would this hypothetical character ...
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Trying to make a Paladin sorcerer build (sorcadin) that has good nova damage with hits like divine smite and magic from sorcerer

I think what I'm trying to say is confusing but right now. I am a level 5 Paladin and level 1 Sorcerer. I have been trying to find a good way of getting heavy-hitting spells and doing a lot of damage ...
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What are the risks and implications of this fighter-multiclass-buffing house rule?

I’m considering house ruling the Fighter class’s Extra Attack feature. The change would be to the second paragraph, which would now read: The number of attacks increases to three when you reach 11th ...
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What stacks with Cavalier Challenges

What (if any) are abilities, feats, or classes that stack or help progress with the Cavalier class's Challenge ability. To a lesser degree I guess I am also looking at the Samurai which also gets the ...
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If a multiclassed Sorcerer/Wizard both knows and prepares Magic Missile, does it count as both a Sorcerer spell and a Wizard spell? [duplicate]

I'm building a new character for our weekly game and a build-around that I think could be fun is to optimize for the number of times I roll on the Wild Magic Surge table while dealing respectable ...
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Which Esoterica actions can I use if I choose the Thaumaturge Dedication?

The description for Thaumaturgy Dedication states the following (emphasis mine) Choose an implement; you can use it to Glimpse Vulnerability, but don't gain its benefits. You also gain a few ...
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Can I as a Wizard multiclass learn higher level spells through Spell Scrolls despite not being able to cast them?

I am an Arcane Trickster 3/Wizard 2. Based on the multiclass spell slot table, I have two 2nd level spell slots. These are my questions though: Can I copy the Misty Step spell, a level 2 spell, into ...
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How do cantrip improvements work when multiclassing? [duplicate]

I'm currently playing a D&D 5e campaign. My character is an Artificer/Cleric multiclass. I was wondering if cantrips work off of a character's class level, or a character's total level, since ...
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Is there any way to use Dexterity for spellcasting or as a named spellcasting ability?

I've always wondered about creating a character who trains to use every spellcasting ability. The publication of Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants introduces the possibility of using Strength in a ...
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What is the damage output of a Two-Weapon Fighting Beast Barbarian(3) / Fighter (5)

My (theoretical) Path of the Beast Barbarian (lvl 3) Rune Knight Fighter (lvl 5) is already in a Rage (on a previous turn) and would like to use its claws (natural weapons) to make as many attacks as ...
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How many alchemical items can I create per day with Alchemist Dedication?

Alchemist Dedication says you get 2* free infused reagents per day. This part is clear : You gain the alchemist’s infused reagents class feature, gaining a number of reagents each day equal to your ...
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Can a bard/cleric/druid ritual-cast a spell on their class list that they learned as another class?

Suppose I have a multiclassed bard/warlock who chooses unseen servant as one of their warlock spells. Given that unseen servant is also on the bard list, can they then use the bard's Ritual Casting ...
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Does bonus damage from Thrown Weapon Fighting affect the ability Deflect Missiles?

All Monks of level 3 and higher have the trait "Deflect Missiles". A Monk can multiclass into one of the classes that offer a fighting style, and take the fighting style "Thrown Weapon ...
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Is there a balancing reason why you cannot switch unarmored defense when multiclassing?

I have a monk player that multiclasses into a barbarian. Since his constitution is higher than his wisdom he wants to use the barbarians unarmored defense feature. According the PHB page 164 If you ...
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What are the multiclassing rules for Ultramodern 5 Redux?

What are the multiclassing rules for Ultramodern 5 Redux? Since the classes are different than the standard 5e fantasy, I'm not quite certain what gets carried over or not from class to class.
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Multiclassing - Extra Attacks and Sneak Attacks

So, I'm playing a level 5 Fighter Battle Master. I'm thinking about multiclassing with Rogue, for the Sneak Attack. I'll use a rapier, since it has 1d8 damage and acuity. At level 5/1 (Fighter/Rogue) ...
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How do Multiclassed Bard/Class-With-Performances calculate their benefits from feats affecting Bardic Performance?

Viewing my question about how classes that grant bardic performances interact with Pathfinder Chronicler may be useful pre-reading, because it lists a whole bunch of the classes that grant bardic ...
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What do I do if my character has two spell-casting abilities?

I am playing a character with two spell-casting abilities: one is from their class, the other from their race. The race is a fae dragon (created from the monster manual) and the class is Wizard. The ...
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Literacy and Dual Classing AD&D Proficiencies?

I've got a bunch of players about to dual class and they aren't supposed to use their old class abilities, but some basic things bother me: Reading/Writing Their Native Language Foreign languages ...
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As a multiclass Sorcerer Warlock can I use Improved Pact Weapon as spellcasting focus for Sorcerer spells?

Both Warlock and Sorcerer use an arcane focus for their spell casting. Improved Pact Weapon lets the Pact of the Blade Warlock use a summoned weapon as their spellcasting focus. As a multiclass ...
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Can a rogue/Kensei monk use Sneak Attack with a Kensei weapon?

The 3rd-level feature of the UA Kensei Monk subclass, Path of the Kensei, reads as follows: You gain proficiency with three martial weapons of your choice. A martial weapon is considered a kensei ...
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How to optimize existing PC for max level damage output

I have a multiclass character that I'm interested in optimizing for endgame (level 20) damage output. The character in question is basically an archer-type built around crit-fishing and dumping ...
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Does the Fighter Dedication require Strength AND Dexterity, or Strength OR Dexterity?

In general, Fighters are free to choose between these stats when building for the class. They must invest in one, but rarely need both. However, as written, the Fighter dedication appears to require ...
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Backtracking from multiclassing with consequences

A wannabe full sorceress A player of the group for which I am DMing is playing a cleric 4/sorceress 6 character: she started as a cleric, and once reached level 5 she decided to multiclass into ...
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Does an Epic character in 3.5 get new spells if they pick up a new base class?

In 3.5, the epic rules rules state that no new spell slots are obtained after level 20. But if a 20th level wizard, say, picks up a level of cleric to get to level 21 (20 Wiz 1 Clr) does that ...
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Does Natural Bond feat reduce the level adjustment of an animal companion?

Natural Bond feat from Complete adventurer p 111 states: Add three to your effective druid level for the purpose of determining the bonus Hit Dice, extra tricks, special abilities, and other bonuses ...
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Does Paladin Fighting Style: Defense count as a separately named feature from Fighter: Fighting Style Defense for stacking?

Fighter class feature says You adopt a particular style of fighting as your specialty. Choose one of the following options. You can't take a Fighting Style option more than once, even if you later ...
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Is there anything to stop me from using this OP combo of Destructive Wrath and Meteor Swarm to do 120 or 240 damage?

A friend recently pointed out to me that by using a Tempest Domain cleric's Channel Divinity: Destructive Wrath and the Order of Scribes wizard's spell damage-changing feature, you can do a maximized ...
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Are psi cantrips independent with the same name?

(I know the title is bad, but I couldn't make it good and short, feel free to edit it) Clark, the 11th level Cleric takes Psychic Dedication as one of his class feats. His Wisdom is 20, his Charisma ...
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Does Rainbow Servant allow a full-list spontaneous caster to cast all cleric spells?

A full-list spontaneous arcane caster (Warmage, Beguiler or Dread Necromancer) does not pick spells to learn each level, like a Wizard or a Sorcerer, and cannot copy spells from other sources to a ...
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Could both sides of a multi-caster gestalt use Cleric Spell Access from the Rainbow Servant PrC?

The capstone ability of the Rainbow Servant prestige class states: Cleric Spell Access: A 10th-level rainbow servant can learn and cast spells from the cleric list, even if they don't appear on the ...
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Would multiclassing from a full caster into a lesser caster mean you are no longer a full caster?

Say you are a level 7 cleric and decide to take a level in fighter. Does that mean you are no longer a full caster since you aren’t leveled in just full caster classes and took a level in a non-full ...
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Does picking feats from a multiclass archetype work the same way as if they were from the "Other" section?

In the rules, archetypes are divided in two groups. Multiclass Archetypes and Other Archetypes. If I'm not mistake, in the first group, in order to pick up the archetype (dedication feat) you have to ...
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How can I get my homunculus to take class levels?

Is there anyway to direct a homunculus crafted by an Artificer to take levels in either player character or non-player character classes? I'm aware of ways to advance their racial hit die, and I know ...
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Multiclassing Silver Pyromancer: all fire spells cast at character level as caster level?

The Silver Pyromancer class from Five Nations has this ability: Pyromancer: Whenever you cast a spell with the fire descriptor, use your character level as your caster level. Let's say Bob is a ...
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Would it be possible for a Multiclass Order of scribes wizard/sorcerer to put sorcerer spells into their spell book [duplicate]

The Multiclassing rules state that you determine the spells you are able to prepare and cast independently, but it does not seem to apply to spells a wizard is able to transcribe into their spellbook. ...
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If the campaign ends at level 4, does it make any sense to take level 4 of Paladin compared to multiclassing as Warlock?

My current mini-campaign has come to its finale and we just advanced to level 4 ahead of the final episode. My Paladin has been doing great so far, but when looking at what he gains at level 4 ASI and ...
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What is the best way to make a Swordsage / Beguiler character?

I am very new to 3.5e, and trying to make a sort of magic infiltrator assassin character. I previously asked this question, which led me to the two classes Beguiler and Swordsage. I really like the ...
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Does the Wizard's Spell Mastery spells need to be prepared as a Wizard or can they be "known"?

At 18th level, a Wizard gains the feature Spell Mastery. It reads: At 18th level, you have achieved such mastery over certain spells that you can cast them at will. Choose a 1st-level wizard spell ...
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How do you determine your available spell slots as a Wizard/Sorcerer multiclassing? [duplicate]

When you multiclass as a sorc and a wizard, you add the two classes together and that determines your spell slots. This is one combined table of available slots that both casters share, or does the ...
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Can a multiclass Beguiler/Wizard cast Wizard spells using Beguiler spell slots?

A Wizard can: To learn, prepare, or cast a spell, the wizard must have an Intelligence score equal to at least 10 + the spell level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a wizard's spell ...
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What spell attack modifier does Eldritch Cannon use when multiclassing another casting class?

The Artificer’s Eldritch Cannon features states, under Force Ballista: Make a ranged spell attack, originating from the cannon, at one creature or object within 120 feet of it. On a hit, the target ...
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How many spell slots does a Paladin/Warlock multiclassed character get? [duplicate]

I am playing a Level 8 Paladin Warlock Multiclass (5 Paladin / 3 Warlock levels) in DnD 5e. I am little confused over multiclassing with spell slots. If I understood correctly I have 3 first level ...
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Multiclassing mid-dungeon into Wizard. Where's my spellbook? When do I prepare my spells?

In one of my campaigns I have a character that just leveled up. I've been planning for a while to multi-class into Wizard, but never really had the character RP prepare for the event, since I didn't ...
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Multiple ability score increases for multi-classes [closed]

If two or more classes each impart ability score increases do they accumulate or is there some sort of maximum increase due to all classes’ benefits? For example, if class A allows an ability score ...
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Does this allow Shillelagh to be cast using Constitution?

At first level select cleric, with the nature domain using the feature Acolyte of Nature to select Shillelagh. At 1st level, you learn one druid cantrip of your choice. This cantrip counts as a ...
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What combination of Cleric & Rogue (and what cleric options) will most increase my Damage as an 11th Level Assassin?

This campaign will go to lvl 20. For roleplay reasons I am multiclassing into a cleric (of Sarenrae). My DM has restricted me to the domains of light, life, peace, and beauty domain. What combination ...
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Does a warlock9/sorcerer3 gets 5th or 2nd lvl spell slot when leveling as sorcerer? [duplicate]

In the description of sorcerer it is stated: "You learn an additional sorcerer spell of your choice at each level except 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. Each of these spells must be of a ...
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