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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Is a Fighter/Wizard/Thief viable in Pathfinder?

I'm looking for a decent build for a Fighter/Wizard/Thief in Pathfinder. The goal is to have a "jack of all trades" PC. I'd like to enhance these aspect if possible: Fighter: melee dps Wizard: ...
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Is the alignment conflict in the Ranger/Druid multiclass combination evidence of an error?

In 2nd Edition D&D, it mentions in the Player's Handbook that Half-Elves can multiclass as Ranger/Druid. This is a contradiction with the alignment rules, stating that a Ranger must be Good and a ...
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What potential problems could arise from changing the multiclassing prerequisites?

The question I have been unable to think of any real drawbacks to changing the multiclass prerequisites, but I also haven't had enough time with the 5e system to make a good judgment on that. My ...
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Advantage to normal multiclassing in D&D4?

Is normal (feat-based) multi-classing beneficial in D&D 4e? Is there a better way to achieve the same character design (a character with facets of two classes)?
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Is it unbalanced to allow multi-classing with a lower ability score?

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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Does a multiclass character get to pick which hit dice they recover after a long rest?

This question came up in our last game. In 5e, after a long rest you get to recover half your spent hit dice. My assumption would be is that if you are multiclass you get to pick the hit dice you ...
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Can I multi-class between a class and an archetype of that class?

Background I am playing Pathfinder with a character who is a Fighter with the Polearm Master archetype. There is an ability that the Fighter (sans archetype) earns at third level called "Armor ...
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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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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 multiclassed Warlock's Book of Shadows double as their Wizard spellbook?

Can the Book of Shadows from a Warlock pact double as a Wizard's spell book if the character has multiclassed? If the Book of Shadows was lost and the character summoned a new one, would the ...
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If I give max-level player characters a 1-level multiclass dip, will it cause any major problems?

My players are level 18 on our 2-year campaign. I am in the process of writing a story where they will switch souls. After that campaign, I thought of rewarding all of them with a 1-level dip in any ...
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How many spell slots does a Warlock 19/Wizard 1 have?

I'm really confused by Multiclassing as a Warlock. Say I put 19 levels into Warlock and I have six spell slots. Simple enough. The tricky bit is when you think of ways to get more spell slots. The ...
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How do spell slots and preparation work when multi-classing between cleric and bard

I'm planning to play a multi-class bard/cleric character, and I wanted to verify how spell preparation and slots work across the two classes, particularly since they use different approaches for ...
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Can a multiclass Cleric/Warlock hold a Holy Shield and an Arcane Staff and still cast spells?

The PHB (pg. 151) states that a Cleric may use a shield with a holy symbol as a spellcasting focus: A cleric or paladin can use a holy symbol as a spellcasting focus, as described in chapter 10....
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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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Does multi-classing into a martial class make you a member of martial class?

A character who has taken a class-specific multiclass feat counts as a member of that class for the purpose of meeting prerequisites for taking other feats and qualifying for paragon paths. As a ...
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Does a multiclassed paladin gain oath spells based on character level or paladin level?

Say my character is a level 6 Oath of Vengeance paladin, multiclassed with a level 3 sorcerer (of unspecified subclass). At level 6, paladins do not have access to 3rd-level spells. The character's ...
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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 playing a paladin / sorcerer multi-class viable?

I would like know if it is viable and sustianable to mutliclass paladin with Sorcerer. But I am unsure if these two would mesh well together and end up becoming good or if it would just lead to a sub ...
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How can I get more spell slots for an ultimate magus without resorting to the feat Extra Slot?

I'm planning on a wizard/warmage/ultimate magus build. By level 15 the character'll have caster level 11 in both classes, yet 5 levels remain. I want to save the character's feats for metamagic feats, ...
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If I'm playing a multiclassed Fighter 5/Hunter Ranger 5 with the Crossbow Expert feat, how many attacks can I make in a single turn?

I am theorycrafting a level 10 character. (If my math here checks out, there is actually a better build I could do for it at higher levels.) In this build we'll be taking 5 levels in Ranger and ...
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How do my spells work when multi-classing Ranger and Druid?

Okay, I've been reading through posts online and the multi-classing rules over the last couple of hours. And good lord, either I'm an idiot (highly likely) or this stuff is tough. Anyway: In a ...
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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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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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Do class skill bonuses stack when multiclassing?

So, let's say I'm multiclassing Barbarian and Fighter and I take climb as a skill. Would I get a +3 from both classes, or only from one?
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Multi Class Leveling

I am new to D&D, currently using 3.5 & Pathfinder (Pathfinder book arrives next week, ordered it). I am extremely confused with the Multiclass leveling system. When I opt to take a new class ...
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What level are spells cast at if a warlock multiclasses as another caster?

The Pact Magic paragraph on page 164 of the Player's Handbook multiclassing section reads: you can use the spell slots you gain from the Spellcasting class feature to cast warlock spells you know. ...
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Question regarding Sneak of Shadows feat

My question is when you use the multiclass feat Sneak of Shadows for the 1/encounter sneak attack damage, does it increase by tier like the rogue class feature Sneak Attack, Heroic: 2d6, Paragon: 3d6; ...
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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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Are there any prerequisites (besides ability scores) for becoming certain classes from multiclassing?

Certain classes, theoretically, and in terms of story, should only be obtained by certain means besides leveling up. For example, sorcerers are theoretically born with their powers, and warlocks ...
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Which classes continue to synergize well for a multi-class character?

I've recently committed to playing in a Pathfinder game, and I've become somewhat intrigued with the idea of playing a rogue/sorcerer multi-class character. I'm concerned, though, that as the game ...
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Arcane Trickster Multiclass - Spell Preparation

I'm making level 5 character, Rogue 3 (Arcane Trickster) Wiz 2 (Conjuration). I can't find anything in the handbook explaining how (if?) the Arcane Trickster needs to prepare his spells in any way. ...
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How to decide which of my intended classes to start as when multiclassing in D&D 5e?

I'm putting together a Shadow Monk/Assassin Rogue character concept for a new game of D&D 5e but I have little experience with multi-classing. So, what should I consider when deciding which class ...
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Can I acquire cantrips with the Wizard multi-class feat?

The multiclass feat for wizards in the PHB says you gain a 1st level wizard at-will ability. Now, the cantrips in there are gained at first level, and they are at-will. I'm guessing that, since they ...
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Is a Manual of Golems' spell slot restriction covered by multiclassed spell slots?

I'm almost certain that the answer to this question is a yes, but I just want to be extra sure with extra cheese. A manual of golems has the following restriction : To decipher and use the manual, ...
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Thunderbolt Strike + Find Familiar + Shocking Grasp

I'm planning to roll an Eldritch Knight Fighter 6/Tempest Domain Cleric 14. I can get shocking grasp and find familiar from EK fighter at lvl 3. I also know that my Familiar can use Shocking Grasp on ...
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Multiclass total saving throw adjustment in Pathfinder

Adding base attack bonuses, saving throw bonuses from prior class is throwing me for a loop. Example Barbarian level 3 decides Bard level 1 will be next. BAB +3 FORT +3 REF + 1 WILL +1 (barbarian 3) ...
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Could a Druid/Pact Blade Warlock use a Pact Blade while in Wild Shape form?

I have a player who would like to multi-class as a Druid and Blade Pact Warlock, using their pact weapon while in Wild Shape form. In this particular instance, they want to adapt the weapon to fit ...
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Can a multiclassed barbarian/cleric use their Channel Divinity while raging?

My question has to do with a multiclass of Barbarian and Cleric. If you have the necessary levels of both classes, can you use your Channel Divinity while you are raging? The barbarian's Rage feature ...
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Multiclassing with feats you already possess

If you multiclass and the new class grants a feat you already possess can you choose to pick another feat that stacks with the existing one? For example: you have evasion and multiclass that has ...
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Do Elemental Affinity and Empowered Evocation Stack?

A 6th level Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer gets the Elemental Affinity feature, which states: ...when you Cast a Spell that deals damage of the type associated with your draconic ancestry, you can add ...
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While using Wild Shape, do I use Unarmored Defense or the creature's Armor Class?

I have a multi-classed Monk/Druid, and let's say I wild shape into a Giant Eagle. Will I have an AC of 13 (specified in creature statistics), or will I have an AC of 15 (10 + Dex (+3) + Wis (+2))? ...
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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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Can you trade a slow track for a fast track when multiclassing in Legend?

In Rule of Cool’s Legend, there are three “types” of track: “fast” (1st, 3rd, 6th, etc.), “normal” (1st, 4th, 7th, etc.), and “slow” (2nd, 5th, ...
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Can a Wild Magic Sorcerer / Evocation Wizard use the Sculpt Spell feature on a spell cast by a Wild Magic Surge?

If a Wild Magic Sorcerer were to multiclass into a level 2 Wizard of Evocation, and a fireball were to occur on a surge, would they be able to exempt themselves and 3 of their friends from the effect? ...
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Does a Magus/Sorcerer still have to prepare some spells?

If I multiclass a Magus and a Sorcerer in Pathfinder, how do my casting mechanics end up? Do I get a certain amount of slots that I must prepare in advance in addition to a few I can improvise with, ...
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Does the same fighting style stack with itself?

Suppose I have a ranger with the style Archery, and I take a one level dip into fighter and also pick Archery. Do I get an additional +4 to my attack rolls, or just +2? More generally, does the same ...
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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 Paladin 3/Fighter 1 get the level 4 ability score improvement? [duplicate]

I'm about to level up in a fifth edition campaign and so far I'm a level 3 paladin. I'm thinking of multiclassing into a fighter instead of increasing my paladin level to 4. I am wanting to know, if I ...
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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 ...