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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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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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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If I have Extra Attacks, when can I decide which one is a sneak attack?

So, if a character multiclasses to a point where they have multiple attacks in a round, I assume you can decide once the hit has been confirmed by the DM, but before you roll damage, whether you make ...
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When is it best to multi-class for a Bard in this specific situation?

I am hoping to keep this question quite focused so I will set the scene: I am starting my first D&D 5e campaign We are starting at level 3 There is no rogue in the party so I am looking to ...
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Can a Bard/Barbarian use Performances while raging in combat?

Yes, you read that right. I'll also mention that when the character is made, it'll be 7th level, so the levels of Bard and Barbarian will be split. She likes the idea of raging to greatly increase her ...
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With Extra Attack, can you bite twice in Wild Shape?

Dire Wolf for example only has Bite listed as Actions, not Attacks. If it is not a general attack, but a special type of Action, it can only be used on the Wolf's turn. So it can not make an ...
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Can I copy prepared Cleric spells that are also on the Wizard spell list into my spellbook? [duplicate]

I'm multiclassing as a Wizard2/Cleric3. I'm wondering if it's possible to prepare a spell from the cleric spell list and then if it's also found in the Wizard spell list, would I be able to write it ...
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Which spell save DC to use for a Staff of the Magi for a multiclass Eldritch Knight/Sorcerer?

Ok, we are playing an intentionally strange and absurd campaign, and we have a lot of odd class combinations and have access to excessively powerful magic items. I have multi-classed my Eldritch ...
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multi-class order clarification

If a player goes Fighter 1 / Wizard 19, taking the Fighter level first, they get all of the Fighter proficiencies and none of the Wizard proficiencies, correct? (That is, they get the usual fighter ...
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For battlefield control, what’s the optimum mix of a Paladin dipping Warlock? [closed]

Brief backstory here, since I feel like Palalock gets enough of a backlash that I want to justify it. My group are longtime 3.5/Pathfinder players dipping our toes into 5e for the first time; we're ...
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Can one multiclass into the same second class twice?

I know there is an answer similar to this at Is there a limit to the number of times you can multiclass?, but I want to know if one can multiclass twice in the same class. The rules seem weird to me; ...
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If my Initiator Level is high enough, can I take Stances of a level higher than 1st when I take my first level in a martial adept class?

Usually, a martial adept’s Initiator Level is equal to his class level, plus his class level in any maneuver-granting Prestige Classes, plus half his level in all other classes. This means a ...
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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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Can you Multiattack twice with the Extra Attack Feature?

Assume the character build Any Monk 5/Moon Druid 2, wildshaped into a Brown Bear: On their turn, can they use their attack action twice to multiattack?
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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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Can I cast a spell as a ritual if I have it prepared from a class without Ritual casting?

For example, a paladin of the ancients learns the ritual spell Speak with animals as an oath spell and thus has it always prepared. If I multiclass as Wizard, I gain the ability to cast ritual spells ...
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Does using Instruments of the bard gives disadvantage to enemies if I use it to cast wizard spells?

If I am a dip of bard 1/Enchantment Wizard X can I use the give disadvantage of the instrument of the bards When you use the instrument to cast a spell that causes targets to become charmed on a ...
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When is it optimal to dip two levels of Barbarian into this human variant fighter build?

I'm possibly going to play a variant human fighter in my next campaign with the GWM feat at level 1. I'm going to specialize Champion and I'm not sure when I should go for reckless attacks. Should I ...
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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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Pathfinder Multi classing as a rogue archetype

I have been running Pathfinder for various groups for many years, so character creation is fairly simple for me. However, one of my players and I have locked horns over something which to me seems ...
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Arcane archer's Piercing arrow and sneak attack

If a multi-class fighter(Arcane archer from XGtE)/rogue is using the piercing arrow arcane shot can he do sneak attack on one of the creatures damaged by the effect? Can he do it even if the creature ...
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Which spells can a multiclass bard cast with an instrument focus?

If I were to multiclass Sorcerer 9 Bard 1, could I use an instrument (per Bard Level 1 feature) as my focus for spells that appear on both class spell lists? For example, Polymorph, Confusion, and ...
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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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How do you calculate Resolve Points when Multi-classing?

How do you calculate Resolve Points when Multi-classing? The standard is half PC's level (minimum 1) + Class Key Ability mod (EX: Operator's Dex mod). Our GM had us make level 5 PCs and I chose to ...
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Which class should an armored Wizard multi-class with, and in what order?

For a Wizard who plans to be in battle, what factors should be considered when deciding between taking a level or two of Fighter or of Cleric, and when? Fighter 1 would give the heavy armor ...
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What order do multiclass characters spend Hit Dice at the end of a short rest?

This is a followup question to "What Hit Dice do multiclass characters spend at the end of a short rest?". Under the rules for Short Rest (PHB p. 186, or here in the basic rules): A character can ...
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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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With the Paladin's Divine Smite, can you expend spell slots over 4th?

If I multiclass Caster 18/Paladin 2, could I use higher than 4th level spell slots to use Divine Smite, even if I gain no bonuses to damage for doing so?
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Can I retrain a multiclass feat?

Can I retrain a multiclass feat? Furthermore can I retrain into a different multiclass feat?
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Can a Druid/Wizard share wizard spells on his companion? Or druid spells with his familiar?

As the title; I'm not seeing anything against it, I just know a lot of class abilities are limited to the class they're from normally. As a Druid 2/Wizard 1, could a character share say... mage armor ...
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Is there a limit to the number of times you can multiclass?

Is there a limit to the number of times you are able to multiclass, for example could you get 1 level in 4 different classes?
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When a multiclass demihuman reaches max-level in one class, does she need to keep splitting exp?

Suppose a multiclassed elf thief/wizard reaches max level in thief (14th, 880,000xp), but can still advance pretty far as wizard (with 880,000 she is a 12th-level wizard, and has still 5 more levels ...
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How to maximize Monk DPR?

I tacked the question above at the end of this question, but realised that it's probably best to ask in a separate post altogether. My current strategy for maxing Monk DPR is to take 3 levels of ...
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How does multi-classing Sorcerer/Bard total spell slots work at lv 20/20?

I'm curious if I ever managed to get my Sorcerer/Bard to 20/20 what would his spell slots be totaled at? Based on the rules for multi-classing to my knowledge, he'd be considered at a casting level of ...
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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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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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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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How does BAB from prestige classes stack with normal BAB?

I am at the moment playing 3.5 and in a discussion with my dm he told me that the increase in attack bonus granted for each level in a prestige class only applies to the first attack. For example, a ...
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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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Can a Monk utilize touch based cantrips with their Unarmed Attacks?

While preparing for my group's first 5e game I was looking at the different classes and stumbled on a question I couldn't answer. For this example I will use druid as the class that the monk multi-...
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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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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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Can you use Magical Secrets to choose high level spells when multiclassing as a Bard?

Say you have a Wizard 7/Bard 9. You gain your 17th level and choose to gain the level in Bard (which grants you Magical Secrets). According to the Multiclass Spellcaster: Spell Slots per Spell Level ...
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Once you take a Prestige Class, can you advance your base class later?

Okay, so here is the situation. I have a lvl 4 Rogue/lvl 3 Fighter/lvl 2 Shadowblade character, which is all fine and well. But I am curious if I can take my next level in Rogue or Fighter or if, ...
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Can a sorcerer/war cleric wear plate and cast sorcerer spells?

So I was a sorcerer 1st, I wanna get to lvl 4, grab a feat, then multi class into cleric, specifically war for fluff reasons. Can I wear plate and still cast my sorcerer spells?
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What are the effects of Pact Magic and Spellcasting being stacked on the same character?

I have a lvl. 4 Divination Wizard who, for RP purposes, will be multi-classing into a Hexblade Warlock. However, I'm unsure how their mutual magic abilities will work together afterwards. They're both ...
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Pathfinder favored class “using X level as Y level”

I have a Tiefling Arcanist with Variant Multiclass Oracle with Merciful Curse. Part of the curse reads "You gain the ability to lay on hands, as the paladin ability, using your curse level as your ...
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What happens if a character who is multi-classed is True Polymorphed?

The basic notion is that the rules of multi-classing in D&D 5e state that a character who chooses to multi-class must meet a stat requirement of both classes. Now, what happens if and when the ...
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As a Gnome Bard in a Pathfinder Campaign, is there any way to obtain the Fire Music Feat without Multi-Classing?

I am in a campaign where I want to be a Gnome Bard that can use the Fire Descriptor for the Music Damage, but my GM will only allow me to Multi-class into either Druid or Cleric For campaign purposes. ...
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Can you choose a second craft/profession/perform subskill as a class skill when multiclassing?

I'm wondering if you can make a second craft, profession, or perform skill a class skill upon multiclassing, so that, for example, you could have both Craft (Alchemy) and Craft (Weapons) as class ...