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In D&D 3.0 and related editions, a prestige class is a class that a player can take in addition to their starting class, to expand the options their character has or to specialize in certain aspects of said class.

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Dragon Rider PRC question (DragonLance Campaign Setting)

Dragon Rider PRC (DragonLance) Does the the bonus hit dice your dragon gains also apply to his age and/or size going up as well? IE: say a 17HD copper dragon (Large, Young Adult) get to apply his 8 ...
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Can I wield a Saw-tooth Sabre with my tail as a Ratfolk using the Versatile Design weapon modification while being a Red Mantis Assassin?

I started playing a Rogue Ratfolk and have brought myself to the RMA prestige class. I used to wield a ratfolk Tailblade to maximise sneak potential, but it didn't work out because the attacks kept ...
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Can I play a pure Ur-Priest?

I mean, of course I can do anything the DM allows, etc. But is there a rules-as-written sequence of events that ends with a character with only Ur-Priest levels? I.e. ECL = Ur-Priest class level. I ...
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Early entry into mindbender prestige class

This splits from my previous question: Increasing multiclass cleric/wizard caster levels This time I'm interested in the fastest way to enter mindbender prestige class as a wizard (or cleric 1/wizard ...
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How to progress Chameleon spellcasting?

The Chameleon class has both the Arcane Focus and Divine Focus class features which allows a character to cast Arcane spells and Divine spells respectively. It is explicit that: You can't use any ...
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How does the Hellfire Warlock's hellfire blast function?

I'm trying to properly understand the Hellfire Warlock's hellfire blast. Hellfire Blast (Sp): Whenever you use your eldritch blast ability, you can change your eldritch blast into a hellfire blast. ...
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Ultimate Magus Question

I'm making a Beguiler 1/Wizard 4/Ultimate Magus X. Using the practiced spellcaster feat, I can make sure that levels 1 and 4 of UM count towards my wizard class. However, at level 7 of UM, the ...
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Do supernatural abilities that “function like spells” satisfy prestige class requirements?

For example, say you have 2 levels in Dweomerkeeper, meaning you have Arcane Sight (Su). Does this count as one of the two required divination spells to take levels in Unseen Seer?
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Is this homebrewed divine version of Abjurant Champion balanced?

I'm starting a game soon and one of the player normally plays an arcane spellcaster(usually wizard), but has decided to take a dip into the divine. He's particularly fond of the Abjurant Champion ...
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Is this homebrewed divine version of Abjurant Champion balanced? (Stalwart Protector version 2)

Here is my second stab at a divine Abjurant Champion I have reevaluated some of the requirements and tied the class to Conjuration instead of abjuration The general flavor of the class is meant to be ...
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What happens if you apply Practiced Spellcaster to a prestige class?

Say you're a 14th-level Sorcerer with 1 level in Archmage who then goes Fighter. You take Practiced Spellcaster (CA p.82) to boost your Sorcerer CL, and then later take it again to boost your Archmage ...
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Are Psychics arcane casters? Can they prestige into Dragon Disciples and do they suffer Spell Failure?

Nowhere on the Psychic section does it state that Psychics are arcane or divine casters. As such, it's not clear if they suffer spell failure, let alone whether or not they can prestige into Dragon ...
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At which levels does an Epic Shadowdancer gain bonus feats?

ELH p.21 says the class gets a feat every 3 levels after 20th, but the table on the next page shows bonus feats at 13th/16th/19th. It's not hard to imagine what's probably correct, but has this ...
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Can a bone knight summon a skeleton version of a steed other than a warhorse or war pony?

Paladins becoming a Bone Knight lose the services of their paladin mount and gain a skeletal mount instead. The wording seems to restrict the type of mount, allowing only a skeletal warhorse or pony (...
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3.5 D&D Mystic Theurge Specialist Wizard banned spells [duplicate]

If one is playing a Mystic Theurge in 3.5 and the Wizard side has school specialization, would the banned schools also be affected on the cleric side. If you had banned Enchantment and Illusion would ...
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When a mystic theurge uses the Combined Spells feature, what's the spell level?

I asked a related but different question here: How does the Mystic Theurge's Combined Spells feature work? In the following scenario, how does a mystic theurge's combine spells ability work? Cleric 3 ...
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How does it work when two riders are on one mount?

The prestige class asavir gains at level 4 the supernatural ability djinni’s blessing that says When an asavir reaches 4th level, her mount receives the blessing of the djinn, making it swift and ...
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How can I assume a larger alternate form?

The Weretouched Master prestige class from Eberron Campaign Setting and the Primeval prestige class from Frostburn have a size limit restriction on your alternate form. I'm wondering if there's any ...
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Do prestige class levels give feats and ability score improvements?

Does gaining a level in a prestige class in Pathfinder (1e) give you feats and ability score improvements? Or do you only gain those from "base" classes?
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How is spell resistance calculated for the Divine Soul feature of the Contemplative prestige class?

How is spell resistance calculated for the Divine Soul feature of the Contemplative prestige class? In the Contemplative's Class Features description (page 32, Complete Divine), it is written: ...
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Are Base Attack Bonuses and saves for multiclassing added together?

A rogue at 5th level has: BAB +3, Fort save +1, Ref save +4, Will save +1 At the next level I take 1 level of Shadowdancer, which has: BAB +0, Fort save +0, Ref save +1, Will save +0 Will that ...
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Do these spell-like abilities, from the prestige class Holy Vindicator, provoke opportunity attacks?

The prestige class Holy Vindicator (in the Advanced Player's Guide) has three spell like abilities. Divine Wrath and Divine Retribution (which can be triggered by a done or received critical hit) and ...
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Ultimate Magus and Practiced Spellcaster [duplicate]

A Q/A proposes Practiced Spellcaster to keep increasing the more valuable (Wizard) class. The Practiced Spellcaster feat (Complete Arcane, p. 82) increases CL by 4, up to the character level. The ...
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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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The Swiftblade full round action contradiction

So, I recently read the Swiftblade prestige class on the wizards website. However, one thing there caught my eye: Perpetual Options (Ex): At 9th level, you can perform even more actions with the ...
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Where is the Swiftblade PrC and what are its requirements?

I'm a level 1 rogue playing 3.5. My DM said I could multiclass at level 3. I want to multiclass as a swiftblade, but I need more details. What expansion is it part of and what are the requirements?
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Is there a starting class that has all the necessary skills for the Shadowsmith prestige class?

I am looking into making a character that will go into the Shadowsmith prestige class from Tome of Magic page 132. I want to get into it as soon as I can so I am looking mainly for a class that has ...
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How does leveling up a spellcaster after a prestige class that advanced spellcasting ability work?

I am playing Pathfinder and interested in taking the Dragon Disciple (DD) prestige class for my Sorcerer (with a draconic bloodline). I understand that as the DD levels up, the spellcasting abilities ...
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Blighter Blightfire range

The Blighter class in D&D 3.5e (Complete Divine) has an ability called "Blightfire" Blightfire (Su): Starting at 2nd level, as a standard action, a blighter can unleash a scorching blast of ...
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Do the rebuilding/retraining rules from PHB II allow “bootstrap” qualification, creating legal characters that could not be made without these rules?

The rebuilding/retraining rules (PHB II, p. 192) allow a player character to retroactively change character choices, including feats and class levels. The rules include some restrictions that look ...
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How many prestige class levels can one take?

The maximum level for any base class is 20. However, it is possible to go beyond this into the epic levels. Now I wonder; Is the same essentially true for prestige classes? Take for example the ...
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How does the Master of Shadow prestige class affect the Shadowcaster class?

I am playing a Forgotten Realms (3.5e) campaign as a Shadowcaster and I was looking into taking the prestige class Master of Shadow. Would this prestige class effect whether or not I can get ...
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War Chanter + Seeker of the Song = 3 Simultaneous Bardic Musics?

If I'm a Seeker of the Song 2 (Complete Arcane, p. 56) and War Chanter 5 (Complete Warrior, p. 87), can I play 3 Bardic Musics at once? I seemingly can.
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What's the impact of extra domains on a shugenja/cleric?

Extra Domains, in part, says Several of the prestige classes described in this chapter allow a member of that class to select an additional domain, which gives an additional granted power and ...
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Does anything prevent a paladin from taking levels in a prestige class?

The SRD on Ex-Paladins says Like a member of any other class, a paladin may be a multiclass character, but multiclass paladins face a special restriction. A paladin who gains a level in any class ...
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All I really want are squirrels

The fan-made prestige class scarlet squirrel (see also this question) at level 3 gains the natural ability weresquirrel that, in part, says, "The character can polymorph into any known squirrel form ...
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Is it possible to prohibit all prohibitable schools of magic with a single character?

It is well known there are seven prohibitable schools of magic, of which the Focused Specialists can prohibit three. I'm unsure of how these stack (in other words, can you ban the same school twice?), ...
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Are there any ways to give a ranger Turn Undead?

A sequel to this question, where I apparently missed the fact that Prestige Paladin has Turn Undead as a prerequisite. So how about it: are there any ranger variants, ACFs, feats, races, or anything ...
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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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What is the earliest possible entry level into the Shapeshifter prestige class from Oriental Adventures?

The Shapeshifter prestige class (Oriental Adventures, p. 45-46) has a fairly high skill rank requirement - 10 ranks of Concentration - as well as +3 BAB and an Alternate Form as prerequisites. What ...
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Is Precocious Apprentice enough for Mystic Theurge?

Mystic Theurge has this requirement: Spells Able to cast 2nd-level divine spells and 2nd-level arcane spells. My DM argues, that the arcane spell requirement is in plural, and Precocious ...
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What game elements can raise the caster level of a fixed-caster-level supernatural ability?

The prestige class thrall to Juiblex gains the supernatural ability polymorph self that says, "An 8th-level thrall of Juiblex’s form is more amorphous than ever. It can change its appearance and form ...
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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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Prestige Classes - Unusual Base Classes [closed]

So, from what I can find, most prestige classes have requirements for the usual base classes. Sorcerer, Monk, Rogue, etc.. But what if your base class is something unusual, say a Beguiler? Are there ...
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Can you stack a Greater Dragonsong another Greater Dragonsong, or with Bardic Music?

Bardic music is one of my favorite abilities, but the rules on what is and isn't bardic music and what stacks versus what doesn't can be frustratingly vague. Did you know that it's not actually ...
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Are there any other prestige classes for 5e besides the Rune Scribe?

In the Unearthed Arcana article "Prestige Classes and Rune Magic", they introduce the idea of prestige classes, a class with only a few levels and more multiclassing prerequisites, borrowed from ...
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Does gaining an extra domain increase a wizard's spell slots?

Complete Divine on Extra Domains says that when a creature that casts arcane spells gains a domain then If she is a spellcaster who keeps a spellbook as a wizard does, then she must find or ...
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How much does a large monstrous spider weigh?

The first spider shape an Arachnomancer gets will be a small, medium, and large monstrous spider. Let's just talk about large size for the sake of argument. According to a National Geographic ...
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Is there anything preventing warlocks from learning and casting invocations listed in warlock prestige classes?

This question has opened a Pandora's Box in my head. The first answer (and resultant discussion) states that warlocks are unable to learn invocations described in prestige class descriptive text ...
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Meeting the requirements of Mystic Theurge

I plan on being a necromancer and the best way to control more undead is by being a Mystic Theurge. Its a challenging adventure which we are starting for the 3rd time, so I am not interested in going ...