Questions tagged [retraining]

For questions about retraining (also known as rebuilding or respeccing), the act of making changes to a character's build after its creation has been finalized. Some RPG systems may contain formalized rules for retraining a character, whereas other systems might require house-rules in order to allow retraining.

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Would allowing Artificers to swap a cantrip on a long rest be unbalanced?

Context: I am implementing the Class Feature Variants Unearthed Arcana, which does not include Artificer, for a party with several spellcasters and one Artificer. This UA allows every "known" caster ...
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Can you end up with less than 3 talents at License Level 1?

According to page 18 of the Lancer Core Book First Edition PDF, under "LL0" (emphasis mine): LL0 characters start with the following: A background, which provides bonuses on skill checks (p....
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Can an Eldritch Knight replace their 1st-level spell acquired through Magic Initiate (Wizard)? [duplicate]

In the Player Handbook, under Spells Known of 1st-Level and Higher for the Eldritch Knight Fighter archetype, it states that: Whenever you gain a level in this class, you can replace one of the ...
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Can druids change their starting cantrips each day?

Are a Level 1 Druid's cantrips changeable each day? (As opposed to picking 2 cantrips at the start of Level 1, and those are the ones you keep until until you get more at higher levels.)
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Would letting a multiclass character rebuild their character to be single-classed be game-breaking?

One of my players is a Warlock 3/Fighter 2 multiclass Half-Elf. We haven't played for a while as we have all been either busy or away on vacation and so she decided to take the opportunity to ...
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Is there any way to get a character with these class levels using retraining?

I am wondering if there is any way one can become a Wizard 1, Mage of the third eye 10, Evangelist 9 by using the retraining rules If yes, would you have to get 1 wizard, 4 in another class and then ...
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Can spells from the Magic Initiate feat be swapped out for different ones?

For example, a character takes the Magic Initiate feat at level 4, picking spells from the Wizard spell list, because they have been researching and learning all they can about magic (such as a ...
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Can a Druid change Druid circles?

I have a level eight moon druid and would like to maybe change to another type of druid. Can a swap Druid circles ?
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What happens when one retrains “Collegiate Wizard”?

The feat "Collegiate Wizard" can only be taken at first level. Its benefits are: You begin play with knowledge of six 1st-level spells plus 1 per point of Intelligence modifier. Each time you gain ...
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Can a Weaponmaster retrain their Weapon Talent?

Our party's Weaponmaster has been using a single handed weapon since level 1 and took the "one-handed" option. They have since found a Two-handed weapon. Is it possible to "retrain" the talent?
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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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Retraining Archetype

I'm playing a Lv5 Bladebound Magus, and I was thinking of retraining using the Ultimate Campaign Rules and adding the Kensai Archetype. I've figured out the rest of the class except for the diminished ...
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Can you retrain a feat into a feat that “must be taken at 1st level”?

Can you retrain a feat into a feat that "must be taken at 1st level", such as Fiendish Heritage or Monstrous Mask?
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Can you change skill proficiency in a character by magical means?

I've made a 5e Paladin. I took Intimidate as a skill proficiency. Now that I am choosing my oath it doesn't really work with Intimidate. My DM is kind of a stickler so I am was wondering: are there ...
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If I retrain the feat Skill Training, do I then lose training in that skill?

Let's say at level 2, I choose to learn the feat Skill Training and add a +5 training bonus to Dungeoneering. Then at level 11, I retrain it with a Paragon level feat. Do I then lose the training ...
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Is class retraining an option in D&D 5e?

I skimmed the PHB but I wasn't able to find any information on "retraining" or any ways to "undo" character advancement. Is retraining (especially of classes and class features) available in any of ...
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How can a character be rebuilt?

In the Pathfinder game I run, a player with a level 1 PC wants to change his class from fighter to rogue. The party made the acquaintance of a mid-level thief and during downtime the character wants ...
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Can Vivisectionist retrain Throw Anything feat?

One of my players has an alchemist with vivisectionist archetype, thus loosing ability to make bombs in change of roguish sneak attack. He tries to convince me, that Throw Anything feat gained as a ...
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Is there a way for Adepts to swap/retrain adept powers?

For one of my characters I've found that certain powers I've chosen as an adept don't really come in to play much; is there a way for an adept to essentially retrain power points? I realize magic (...
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Can you retrain the Magic Initiate spell using the Spellcasting feature?

This question got me thinking about the mechanics of the Magic Initiate feat when you have class levels in the class into which you were inducted. Among the classes you can pick with this feat are ...
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Retrain languages in the 4e character builder?

Is it possible to retrain languages? How does one do this in the 4e Character Builder?
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How many feats/skills/powers can a player retrain on gaining a level?

Every time your character gains a level, you can retrain. To do so, change one of the following: a feat, a power, or a trained skill. You can make only one change per level. I believe that means one ...
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If I train a skill I already have via a feat, do I get to retrain that skill?

If a character trained in Perception in Star Wars Saga Edition later buys Force Perception (Train Perception, and roll UtF for it instead), can the character retrain the skill training lost? The ...
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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?