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Are any 5e multiclassing options particularly strong compared to the base classes? [closed]

In D&D 3.5e, in my experience, multiclassing was a very common choice, and the prestige class system, where you're basically always going off of the base classes at high level anyway made taking a ...
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Can half-elves multiclass at 1st level?

Half-elves get a trait called "multitalented." The rules describe it briefly: Half-elves choose two favored classes at first level and gain +1 hit point or +1 skill point whenever they take a level in ...
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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 much experience is needed when I multiclass into a new class?

How much experience is needed to take my first level in a new class in D&D 5e? I'm interested in going from 4th level Sorcerer to 1st level Cleric. Is the experience point cost the same as normal ...
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How does multiclassing affect Eldritch Invocations with level prerequisites?

Ok... I'm making a Paladin of Conquest from Xanathar's Guide to Everything. At around 9th level I want to Multiclass three levels into a Hexblade Warlock (also from XGtE). I was wondering does ...
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Can a Wizard 14/Bard 3 copy bard scrolls into the wizard spellbook?

Since I have levels in Bard, can I copy (for example) mass cure wounds (a level 5 bard spell that isn't also a wizard spell) from a bard scroll into my spell book? Could I do this idea with 3 levels ...
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What prestige classes can Warlocks take?

I know there are prestige classes for casters, but due to the Warlock's Invocation mechanics, I'm not sure which ones it can qualify for, or at least which ones would be beneficial for it. What are ...
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Would it be unbalanced to allow a ranger to take multiple archetypes as if multiclassing?

I'm DM-ing a game in which one of the players wants to take two ranger archetypes as if multiclassing as a ranger/ranger. The two archetypes would be treated as if they were separate classes and ...
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As a level 4 Barbarian/Level 16 Fighter how many total ability point increases does my character receive?

I calculate it as seven 1 from Barbarian level 4 and then 6 from 16 levels in Fighter "When you reach 4th level, and again at 6th, 8th, 12th, 14th, 16th, and 19th level" Someone keeps telling me it's ...
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Does the Dueling Fighting Style damage bonus apply to unarmed strikes, made by a monk, who is multiclassed into fighter?

At the moment I have a level 5 monk, and I am thinking about putting one level into fighter to gain the dueling fighting style. Since unarmed strikes count as melee weapons for the purpose of that ...
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How can I deal with a fallen cleric, gameplay-wise?

In a game that we are playing, my wizard 3/cleric 2 is having a crisis of faith. By that I mean actively cursing his god; he accidentally killed his NPC friends and blames his god. My DM has ruled ...
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Can you switch to the other Unarmored Defense by multiclassing?

PHB p164 states: If you already have the Unarmored Defense feature, you can't gain it again from another class. So if I start as a Monk and gain the UD(Wis) feature, and then at next level up, ...
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Is taking higher HP classes first better?

When multi-classing in Pathfinder, is it strictly better to take a higher HP class at first level? At first level, your character gets max HP for the HD of their class. At subsequent levels, you ...
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What should I consider when levelling a multi-classed character?

Following up on my last question about a Shadow Monk/Assassin Rogue character. What's the best way to pick which class to level up in a multiclassed character? Is it better to stick with one class ...
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How might a dex Fighter multiclass to maximize AC and damage per round?

I have a level 6 TWF monster hunter in a Curse of Strahd campaign. Quick summary of monster hunter: it's a new fighter archetype (hence TWF), it gets superiority dice to use on attack/damage and a ...
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AD&D 1e Cleric / Thief Weapons (by the book)

Talking to my DM for a new campaign last night about playing a Cleric / Thief, he's suggested that Cleric Thieves shouldn't be allowed to use edged weapons. BtB is there anything that contradicts ...
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Is there an option for gestalt characters?

I know they changed the way you multiclass to feat-based, but is there any way to start with two classes and level them both at the same time like the gestalt rules for dnd 3.5?
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Can you use Bladesong while you’re Wildshaped and Vice-Versa?

Looking over the Bladesinging wizard subclass, I came to realize that the Bladesong feature (SCAG, p. 142) doesn’t list any requirements outside of a Bonus Action. Starting at 2nd level, you can ...
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For a multiclassed Wizard/Sorcerer, do the Wizard school features benefit sorcerer spells?

If I'm primarily a sorcerer and multiclass into a wizard of the school Evocation/Admixture, with this effect: Versatile Evocation (Su): When you cast an evocation spell that does acid, cold, ...
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Monk 4 + 1 level full BAB Options

So, my goal here is to have my character hit the Fist of the Forest Prestige class by 6 from a Monk start. This class requires a +4 BAB to start out. This means if I stick 100% monk I won't get that ...
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A class like the “Action Survivor” trope

I'm currently rolling a character for a new D&D 3.5 campaign; the DM said that he's open to pretty much any class, as long as they are mortal. So, I wanted to try something fun that I haven't ...
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What are the options for giving a Battlemind the ability to mark at range?

Basically I wanted to be able to mark a target up to 10 squares away so I can then use the Battlemind level 6 utility power Psionic Ambush to teleport next to it. The only potential option I see is ...
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How does the Land Druid's Natural Recovery feature interact with the Warlock's Pact Magic spell slots?

Do the Natural Recovery ability of the Land Druid and Pact Magic of the Warlock work together? I am planning to create a D&D 5E character that can recover spell slots easily, at least during ...
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Is it possible to multiclass in Dungeon World?

Is it possible to have a multiclass character in Dungeon World? Please notice that I mean a real multiclass character, not moves multiclass dabbler and multiclass initiate. For example, is it ...
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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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Can soulmelds of one class be bound to a chakra opened by another class?

I'm playing a totemist. I want to deal more damage and expand my versatility by multiclassing into incarnate, but I've a question. Does having the ability to bind a soulmeld to a chakra that's opened ...
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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 incarnum multiclassing work?

For example: I multiclass Incarnate/Totemist. Do they share a pool of melds/essentia/chakras, or are they somehow separate (such as it is with initiators)? I can't seem to find a rules reference to ...
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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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D&D 5e, Looking for thoughts and suggestions on a character build and backstory I'm looking to make [closed]

Concept - I was looking for inspiration on a character I'd like to play and while watching The Grudge with my girlfriend the other night, I thought of a character concept based around Kayako's skill ...
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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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Multiclassing in Pathfinder-How do Feats work?

I'm making a character who is going to be multi-classing, specifically Fighter/Cleric. He's a Reach Cleric, so I wanted him to have some good feats (Selective Channel, Power Attack, Combat Reflexes, ...
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How to implement dual-classing in a non-levelled RPG game? [closed]

I'm working on an alternate ruleset for a tabletop pen-and-paper RPG (like D&D). Recently I've been toying the idea of abolishing a level system. However, I don't want to remove the ability for a ...
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Must a multiclassed caster use 2 different spellcasting focuses? [duplicate]

A sorcerer who multiclassed into a cleric originally used a crystal arcane focus, but as a cleric, they must cast using a holy symbol as their spellcasting focus. In order to cast the cleric spells, ...
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Warlock(Fiend)/Warlock(Hexblade) 'multi'class build balancing question [closed]

I currently play a level 4 Blade-pact-Warlock with the Fiend-patron in my friend's campaign. Even though Blade-pact was considered less than ideal, from what I've read, it seemed like the only viable ...
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How many spells does my Bard 6/Wizard 1 know? [duplicate]

This is my first time multiclassing a character. I wanted to multiclass my bard with something, and I wanted to make sure I have the rules for multiclassing correct - because with my understanding, ...
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What effects would allowing same-class multiclassing have on interclass balance?

In Pathfinder, taking multiple copies of a class is controversial from a rules-based perspective. Most of the groups I have played with allow same-class multiclassing in 3.5 but not Pathfinder. I ...
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What spell slots should I have with Paladin 7 / Sorcerer 7?

The basic 5e Roll20 sheet is showing 2 slots for lvl 5 and 3 slots for lvl 4, but that doesn't seem right. I read the section on multiclassing and spell slots and I still don't understand why it shows ...
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Which equipment list does a multiclass character choose from when starting at a higher level?

I'm creating a new Level 10 Character who is starting off multi-classing. Each class has the following equipment: Class #1 (a) a handaxe and a light hammer or (b) any two simple weapons a ...
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Can a multiclass character use either of its spellcasting modifiers for spells?

Can a multiclass character use either of its spellcasting modifiers for spells? When character multiclasses into multiple classes that can cast spells, which modifier do you use for casting the spell?...
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What happens at the moment I no longer meet multiclass prerequisites during gameplay?

Suppose I've got a multiclass fighter/cleric with both wisdom and strength of 16. Nice. I fall victim to a shadow's strength drain attack. Not nice. I roll a 4 and lose 4 points of strength. Uh-oh. ...
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What skill proficiencies do I get from multiclassing into Artificer?

I can't find the rules for multiclassing into Artificer. My character is starting out with Rogue through level 3 and then going into Artificer, after which I will bounce back and forth. Which skill ...
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In Pathfinder, how many classes can a character have?

I know I can have at least 2 classes, but can I have more? This is of course at the discretion of my GM whether he allows me to have 20 classes if I'd wish. But are there any set rules for this?
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D&D 5e Warlock Multiclass - Casting Warlock Spells Using Other Class Spell Slots [duplicate]

If I'm playing a level 5 character with Spellcasting and multiclass to gain level 1 Warlock gaining Pact Magic, can I use my primary spell slots to cast my Warlock spells? For example, is casting Hex ...
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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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Does a Sorcerer that takes a prestige class that adds to arcane caster levels count as advancing as Sorcerer?

I noticed that many prestige classes for caster classes allow an increase in one of the player's caster class levels, but doesn't provide the benefits/class features of taking a full level in that ...
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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 you variant multiclass as your primary class?

Can you VMC into the same class you're taking as a primary class to 'focus on your class' at the expense of feats and gain increased benefit or uses from class features, or to be able to choose from ...
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How compatible are D&D 4E core and essentials in terms of hybrid characters?

I know that in terms of actually running a campaign that they can go side by side very well, with one side doing some things honestly better than the other like the monster vault...However, a person ...
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How do Masters of the Nine prepare maneuvers?

Say I have a multiclass warblade/swordsage. I want to go into Master of the Nine. What are my initiator levels for each class? How do I prepare maneuvers gained through the PrC? Under what classes ...

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