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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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Does the Battle Dancer's AC Bonus feature stack with the Arcane Duelist's Apparent Defense feature?

The Battle Dancer class has a feature with an AC bonus, which states (Dragon Compendium Volume I, p. 28): AC Bonus (Ex): When unarmored and unencumbered, the battle dancer adds her Charisma bonus (...
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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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Character's build help: Raptoran Duskblade

I just wanted to know how could I buildup my character for it to be good in the party. Normally, I don't like to multiclass but I've read that we should branch out at 5th or 6th level of duskblade... ...
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Does a Sorcerer using Variant Multi-Classing rules gain the bloodline arcana?

We are going to begin a new PF group at level 9, and are trying some additional content. One we are interested in using is the Variant Multiclassing rules. The sorcerer options are basically just ...
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Do Wizard levels affect the Minor/Major Magic Rogue Talents?

I have a lvl 5 Kitsune scout. I was thinking about dipping some levels into Wizard (I really like the school of transmutation), however I already grabbed the Minor Magic and Major Magic Rogue talents....
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How is attack bonus calculated with a Multiclassed Zen Archer Evangelist with flurry of arrows?

How is attack bonus calculated with a Multiclassed Zen Archer Evangelist with flurry of arrows? It seems that I am getting a double bonus with successive levels. I am outpacing my fellow adventurers....
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Do multiclassing rogues need the Craven feat? [closed]

I've always been under the impression is that if you multiclass out of the rogue class into a class that doesn't progress sneak attack, you need to take the Craven feat if you want it to be at all ...
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When casting a Runestaff spell from the spell list of one class, but using a spell slot from a different class, which caster level do I use?

A runestaff (MIC p. 223) allows a character who's attuned to it to sacrifice one of their spell slots to cast a spell of equal or lower level from the staff. This allows characters to cast spells that ...
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How does Arcane Strike scale with multiclassing?

Arcane Strike provides a damage boost based on Caster Level. For characters that remain in their original spellcasting class, this is simple enough. But what if you multiclass Bard/Sorcerer? Would ...
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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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Warlocks using spell slots with multiclassing [duplicate]

I'm playing a warlock/sorcerer. Can I cast a 1st level warlock spell with a 1st level slot instead of a 2nd level slot using my sorcerer spellcasting instead of pact magic?
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What are the advantages of switching to Sorcerer at level 2 versus staying with Bloodrager?

I have a Bloodrager 1, and I'm thinking of multiclassing into Sorcerer at 2nd level. As far as I can tell, the only thing that I am losing is the favored class perks (since I would plan to pump all ...
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Can a wizard transcribe spells for which they only have spell slots? [duplicate]

In a campaign that i'm playing in, my my Wizard 3/Cleric 2 has come across some new spells, the one in question being a 3rd level spell. Because of multi classing rules, he has 3rd level slots, but no ...
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How does spell levelling work with multiclassing? [duplicate]

Suppose I am a level 10 rogue and take a level of sorcerer, giving me the firebolt cantrip. Normally, on a successful hit, the target takes 1d10 fire damage. Furthermore, the description says: This ...
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Can an Arcane Trickster/Wizard multiclass write down AT spells into its spellbook? [duplicate]

It is said, AT are half-wizards who know their spells so well they don't need a spellbook to cast them. Wizards can read and write down spells, make Scrolls or copy them. Can these perfect entities ...
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How would you create a shaman by multi-classing druid and cleric? [closed]

So I am planning on playing a shaman like character, slight WoW-inspiration. I was thinking a dwarf stone focused shaman, using spells such as stoneskin, conjure elemental and generally just hitting ...
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What Enchantment wizard spells would synergize well with a Beast Master ranger's animal companion? [closed]

I'm just getting into my first character, and planning on eventually multiclassing Beast Master ranger and Enchantment wizard. What enchantment wizard spells would synergize well with a Beast Master'...
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Leveling cantrips as a multiclass? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a character who has Booming Blade and is a level 3 Sorcerer, and level 2 Fighter, would that still count as having levelled Booming Blade? Or do I need the Sorcerer class to reach ...
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Optimizing a Monk/Druid for healing, close combat, and casting (in order) [closed]

Ability scores: 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 Race: Human Variant Feats: 2 bonus Level: 8 Background: Sailor or hermit Magic Items: 1 of what could be 1500 gp in value. Due to my inability to have any ...
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Sorcerer/Wizard multiclass learned spells [duplicate]

My friend is playing a wizard/sorcerer (in a campaign I'm not in) and he's claiming this (irect quote from discord): you can learn any spell by either finding a scroll or copying it from another ...
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Regaining Lost Spell Levels from Multiclassing [duplicate]

So, I'm creating an optimized Rogue-Druid combination for an extremely in-depth homebrew campaign. Normally I wouldn't use this kind of build, but there are flavor reasons for doing so. This is the ...
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Optimizing a D&D 5e Sorcerer/Warlock for support [closed]

One of the other players is making a Polearm Master Fighter, so I'm thinking of building a Repelling Blast-spamming Sorcerer/Warlock to help the fighter to block off choke points. Polearm Master ...
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Cleric/Sorcerer multiclass help [closed]

I'm looking for some help with multiclassing as I don't yet fully understand it. My plan is to multiclass my Cleric 4 next level into sorcerer My question here being What would be the best multiclass ...
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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 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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If I multiclass my unarmed monk into rogue, which archetype is best suited for unarmed combat?

Goal: Battlefield controller able to zip around stunning casters and offering help to Assassin/fighter and Barbarian/fighter melee. The strategy I plan on using is having my Monk run to the back and ...
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Do Rogue abilities function in wild-shaped beast forms?

If I multiclass with Rogue and Druid, am I able to use my Rogue abilities while wildshaped?
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How do character levels work with multiclassing? [closed]

I'm new to D&D and I just got my hands on a few of the books. I need help in understanding this one issue. When multiclassing, your character level is the total of the individual class levels ...
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How to implement multiclassing during character creation? [closed]

Assume I want to have characters defined by classes, archetypes, whatever. And there's no advancement, or at least sufficiently little advancement that the choices made at chargen always define the ...
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When multiclassing a Cleric/Wizard, can I prepare wizard spells from the cleric list that the wiz could learn but didn't? [duplicate]

As a concrete example, let's say I have a multiclassed Cleric and Wizard (Theurgy), meaning that a common spell they could both have is Cure Wounds, but let's say that I didn't have the wizard learn ...
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Is there a multiclass for my Ranger that improves my spellcasting and armor proficiencies?

I started as a Ranger, and I'm almost to 3rd level. I am interested in multiclassing to add thematic and mechanical advantages, such as improved spellcasting and better armor proficiencies. Is there a ...
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Armor proficiency for a multiclassed Rogue/Wizard

I have a character Rogue1/Wizard1 (favored class rogue). Since a rogue has light armor proficiency, is this also valid for wizard spells that I cast with somatic components? By "valid" i mean: Can I ...
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I need help choosing a 1st level wizard cantrip [closed]

I have a 6th level Ranger right now, and I'm multiclassing into Wizard next level. I have already decided on everything else for the Wizard, including level 2 of it going School Of Transmutation for ...
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For multiclassed warlock/clerics, do your spell slots from the two classes stack?

So I'm a new DM and one of my PC's who's a 1st-level warlock wants to multi-class into cleric. So he would essentially be a warlock 1/cleric 1. Since the Warlock only has one 1st-level spell slot at ...
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Do you get max hit dice value + CON towards HP when you first dip into another class?

When first starting a character your given full value on the class hit die + your constitution modifier, e.g. a first level monk's HP die is 1d8+con, lets say 2 for this example, which gives him 10 ...
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What are the pros and cons of a Hexblade dip for a Paladin/Sorcerer multiclass? [closed]

I am building a paladin/sorcerer multiclass character that's focused on nova damage, using sorcerer spell slots to fuel Divine Smites. My current plan is something like Paladin 6/Sorcerer 14, in order ...
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What benefits and disadvantages does a bonded mount/animal companion get when its master belongs to several classes that give one?

Apart from the druid that uses the standard rules for animals companions, most other classes that grant an animal companion of some kind give a few special benefits and drawbacks. Examples with two ...
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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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Kensai PrC “Multiclass” Clause

The DnD 3.5e Kensai PrC contains this clause: Multiclass Note: A samurai, paladin, or monk who becomes a kensai may continue advancing in his original class. Does this mean that they continue ...
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Can a Sorcerer/Wizard prepare spells from another person's spellbook? [duplicate]

Sam is a level 8 sorcerer that takes 1 level of wizard for his 9th level. He now has a wizard spellbook and all that. Walter the level 9 wizard has a thought. Walter hands Sam his own spellbook for a ...
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How can I increase my Wisdom in 5e in order to multiclass?

I'm playing a 5th level Warlock and I would like to increase my Wisdom in order to multiclass. I picked a feat over the class level bonuses, so I won't be able to boost my Wisdom that way. I read that ...
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Synergy with Rage / Ranger’s Focus / Overhand Chop

I have this multi-class warrior: Superstitious Barbarian, Guide Ranger, and Two-Handed Fighter. Can I effectively combine Rage, Ranger’s Focus, and Overhand Chop into one fabulous attack?
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Does a multiclassing with the Master of Many Styles and Free Style Fighter allow more active stances at once?

Both Master of Many Style and Free Style Fighter allow the character to use several stances in the same time. If a character has, for example, 3 levels as Free Style Fighter and 1 as Master of Many ...
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Can I learn multiple fighting styles? [duplicate]

I just got a level in Fighter and I want to pick the archery fighting style. I'm already a level 4 Ranger with the dueling fighting style. Can I have two different fighting styles at once even ...
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Can your favored class be used for filling the gap between other classes?

It may seem kind of dumb, but it's a situation that really haven't come up with me. If a character multiclass as 3 classes, since the favored class of a race doesn't count against them as a penalty ...
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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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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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Special AC and Wild Shapes

Among the effects of Wild Shapes, these two: Your game Statistics are replaced by the Statistics of the beast, but you retain your alignment, personality, and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma ...
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Is multi-classing Warlock/Full Caster always suboptimal compared to Full Caster/Full Caster or single-class Warlock? [closed]

My understanding of multi-classing is that when one combine levels of two Full-Casters (e.g. Bard + Sorcerer) one still progresses all the way up the uniform spell slot chart to access a full suite of ...
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How to roleplay a MC warlock? [closed]

The story I've devised for my char is that he started searching for certain answers in "forbidden lore" (to quote the PHB), struck a pact with a Fiend, but after a while, realised the Fiend couldn't ...