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Can you multiclass the same class twice for different class features?

No. PHB, Page 163, Multiclassing With this rule, you have the option of gaining a level in a new class whenever you advance in level, instead of gaining a level in your current class. This ...
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Can a multiclass character with 1 level of wizard copy any wizard spell they find into their spellbook?

I would say no to both copying and casting Wizard spells above level 1, based on the spellcasting rules under multiclassing on pg 164 of the PHB: You determine what spells you know and can prepare ...
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What are the downsides to multi-classing?

There are two main downsides to multiclassing, though depending on your play style and group you may never run into the lesser of the two issues. Falling behind single-class characters The primary ...
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Does the same fighting style stack with itself?

Everywhere that you can get a Fighting Style includes this important sentence: You can’t take a Fighting Style option more than once, even if you later get to choose again. So it doesn't ...
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Does a sorcerer's metamagic work for non-sorcerer spells?

Sorcery points are not restricted in which spells they can affect. Other class features similarly work between classes, as the classes merely grant abilities and few of them state that they have any ...
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Would letting a multiclass character rebuild their character to be single-classed be game-breaking?

This is known as a "re-spec", and it's reasonable on occasion. While changing one's character levels isn't a standard rule in D&D 5th edition, it's not unreasonable to allow a character to change ...
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How do you help a new player evaluate complex multiclassing options without driving them and yourself crazy?

The Simple Answer Simply, you don't. It's the players' responsibility to learn the rules and build their characters. You as DM have enough on your plate without running the players through a dozen ...
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Is Bard level 20 utterly worthless, mechanically?

Yes, it is particularly underwhelming. Suppose your table actually runs what the Dungeon Master's Guide calls The Adventuring Day: Assuming typical adventuring conditions and average luck, most ...
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Can multi-classing prerequisite ability score(s) be met through a magic item?

In this unofficial tweet, Jeremy Crawford states that the prerequisite ability scores for multiclassing are intended to be met by your base score and not a temporary score. As such, we can infer that ...
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Multiclass Warlock/Sorcerer: How do spell slots recover?

Your spell slots recover based on the class feature that allows your spellcasting. The language in the multiclassing section only mentions how you cast spells, not how you recover them. Note that ...
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Does this character concept involving never taking a long rest and converting spell slots to sorcery points (aka coffeelock) violate RAW?

The big issue with this seems to rely on being able to stockpile spell slots through short rests during downtime. Unfortunately, in the Resting rules (page 67 of the basic rules), it states: ...
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Do you need to let the DM know when you are multiclassing?

Yes. The PHB p. 163 is explicit in that you have to have the GM's permission. Prior to the game in this context means that you have to get permission from your DM before you use it in game. If you ...
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If I multiclass from ranger into Druid, can I still wear metal armor?

In the PHB pg 164 it gives you the multiclass table for what proficiencies you gain once you place 1 level into Druid (or any other class). Note on this table it also reminds you that Druids will NOT ...
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What are the downsides to multi-classing?

For instance, we have a 3rd-level Barbarian who has started multi-classing in to Druid. He's not going to be getting any more significant Barbarian abilities until 9th-level... I would strongly ...
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Multiclassing: How do Ability Score Improvements work?

Ability score improvements are a class feature, and are only gained when the class level grants it. Different classes gain these advances at different levels (the Fighter is the clearest example of ...
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What happens when it's time to level up and I no longer meet a multiclass prerequisite?

RAW: it appears that this would not matter. Page 163 of the PHB (emphasis mine): To qualify for a new class, you must meet the ability score prerequisites for both your current class and your new ...
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Do multiple instances of the Extra Attack feature stack?

The Extra Attack feature from different sources does not stack. The rules for stacking Extra Attack as they relate to non-fighters and fighters are in the Multiclassing section of the Player's ...
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Can you cast a 9th level spell if your multiclass spell slots have 9th level spell slots?

No. The multiclass spellcasting rules are more specific and override the individual class's spellcasting rules. Player's Handbook You determine what spells you know and can prepare for each class ...
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Proficiency bonuses and multiclassing: highest, add all together, or what?

Your Proficiency Bonus is based on the total levels you have as a character, not on any one class. Your proficiency bonus is always based on your total character level, as described in Chapter 1 [p....
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In this absurd multi-class, is there any other benefit to having a specific starting class?

Starting Equipment Which class you begin with may provide better starting equipment for your eventual playstyle. Bonus Feat (Credit to Sdjz in comments) If Abserd is a Variant Human, the feat ...
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What Hit Dice do multiclass characters spend at the end of a short rest?

Number 3. From page 163 of the PHB: You add together the Hit Dice granted by all your classes to form your pool of Hit Dice. [...] If your classes give you Hit Dice of different types, ...
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Is Bard level 20 utterly worthless, mechanically?

It's useless, if you mainly use Inspiration in combat This might seem like a strange statement, since Superior Inspiration triggers upon entering combat, but it's important to keep in mind how this ...
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Can you multiclass out of your starting class if you don't have the required stats for it?

The multi-classing rules say on PHB page 163, under “Prerequisites”: To qualify for a new class, you must meet the ability score prerequisites for both your current class and your new one, as ...
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Can a rogue multiclass into druid?

Optional Rule Unfortunately, multiclassing is an entirely optional rule, so there is no way to force your DM to allow it. If the DM allows for it, the character needs to have a 13 in the relevant ...
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How do you help a new player evaluate complex multiclassing options without driving them and yourself crazy?

Don't use mutliclassing; or, use it with some restrictions Don't use multiclassing Since you're throwing around words like hexsorcadin that are not in the core rules but are widely used in online ...
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How can I roleplay multiclassing to explain new class features?

You need not be your class(es) You are playing a character, who has a certain skill set. That character may self-identify as a rogue, and then may recognize a distinct switch from being a rogue to ...
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What are the downsides to multi-classing?

It takes a lot of time and effort to do it properly It is difficult to mess up a single-class character1 but multiclassing efficiently is hard. You have to keep in mind what features can be fueled ...
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How does the November 2018 PH errata change the usage of multiclass spell slots to cast spells?

It doesn't Multiclassing has its own set of rules that define what spell slots you have, and this overrides the spell slots mentioned in the wizard class section. The errata you mention was added (I ...
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Does this strict reading of the rules allow both Extra Attack and the Thirsting Blade warlock invocation to be used together?

No. Or, more specifically, yes, as long as you didn't get those features via multiclassing, which is never. The multiclassing rules state: Extra Attack If you gain the Extra Attack class feature from ...
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What are the benefits of multi-classing over gestalting?

Gestalt isn't a choice, it's a game variant. That's very important to understand when asking why you don't just do it: because it's not generally assumed that it's a valid option. The game doesn't ...
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