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Is it possible to achieve 9th level spells in 3 different progressions?

OK, so we can do this by leveraging five prestige classes:1 Arcane hierophant—dual advance arcane and divine spellcasting, 10/10 levels (Races of the Wild) Blighter—9th-level divine spells in 9 ...
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Does anything prevent a paladin from taking levels in a prestige class?

Prestige Classes are just like any other Classes, except where specific rule says something else. From OGL content*: Prestige classes offer a new form of multiclassing. Unlike the basic classes, ...
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Can I use the Living Rune feature from the UA Rune Scribe prestige class to take a feat?

That UA Scribe prestige class feature does not mention feats Granted, this is UA/playtest rather than a finished class or feature, but it's still best to approach the text under the basic assumption ...
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Apostle of Peace committed murder willingly. Now what?

Vow of Non-Violence and Vow of Peace have both been violated and should both be removed. According to Dungeon Master’s Guide, prestige class requirements must be met only to take the 1st level of a ...
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Is Precocious Apprentice enough for Mystic Theurge?

This argument comes up from time to time, but it doesn’t really stand up to scrutiny. For example, a 4th-level sorcerer only knows one 2nd-level spell; do they therefore fail to qualify for mystic ...
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How does spellcasting progression work if I go back to the original class after prestige classing?

Spellcasting of this wizard/loremaster You have the spellcasting of a 13th-level wizard. Loremaster says When a new loremaster level is gained, the character gains new spells per day (and spells ...
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Can the Living Rune feature increase your ability scores over 20?

No, it can't increase your ability scores over 20. The normal ability score limit of 20 is reiterated in a few different places in the 5e rules. First, in Chapter 1 of the PHB/basic rules, under the &...
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Does taking levels in a UA prestige class count against the level limit of 20?

Your question boils down to two ingredients: Do prestige classes work like normal multiclassing, and does D&D 5e still have a level limit of 20? Do prestige classes work like normal multiclassing?...
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Can I use the Living Rune feature from the UA Rune Scribe prestige class to take a feat?

No, you cannot take a feat instead p. 165 PHB describe the circumstances that allow you to take a feat instead of increasing your ability scores: At certain levels, your class gives you the Ability ...
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Is it possible to prohibit all prohibitable schools of magic with a single character?

Wizard It turns out that topquark’s fine answer finds a couple more options: changeling wizards from Races of Eberron are another wizard variant with 3 prohibited schools (but probably isn’t strictly ...
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How does a ranger take shades as his favored enemy?

A 3.5e ranger can't, but a 3.0 ranger can. The trouble is that Races of Faerûn is a transitional product, having started development when the game was still D&D 3rd edition, and published the same ...
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To become a Hellknight, does a character have to slay the devil by themselves?

Yes, you do. But you can receive buffs! The test is not simply slay any devil whose HD is higher than your own, you participate in a ritual battle against a summoned devil. You can recieve no external ...
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Which version of the red wizard’s circle magic is correct, the text or the example?

The example is incorrect. In general, an example never has any rules weight in D&D 3.5, but sometimes might be a clue to the author's intent. Here, however, that's not the case; we can easily ...
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Does a single spell count as the ability to cast spells [plural] for prerequisites?

Maybe the wording is ambiguous, but I believe it's not about knowing 3rd level spells but more about being able to use 3rd level spells, something like that. If there was a numeric minimum required, ...
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Is it possible to achieve 9th level spells in 3 different progressions?

An alternate approach to my other answer, and uses some of the tricks from that without detailing them again. The advantage of it is that does not need to try to use Alternate Source Spell to make a ...
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Apostle of Peace committed murder willingly. Now what?

The Book of Exalted Deeds on Prestige Classes says The following text applies to every prestige class in this chapter: A character who ceases to be of good alignment or who willfully commits an ...
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Are there any other prestige classes for 5e besides the Rune Scribe?

As of now: No While this might change with future releases, there are no prestige classes, nor rules for such, officially published (outside that Unearthed Arcana entry). There are not any published ...
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In terms of optimisation, what's the point of Ruathar?

It’s something for nothing. The bar is simply low. Advancing cleric levels gives you near-literally nothing for most choices of domains. Turn undead is rarely used for turning undead, and if you’re ...
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Inconsistent spellcasting benefits from prestige classes?

You are reading it correctly, but no one does—or should—rule things that way. Furthermore, it is extremely unlikely that the authors and editors at Wizards of the Coast intended that anyone do so. ...
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Does Rainbow Servant allow a full-list spontaneous caster to cast all cleric spells?

Everyone thinks “yes,” but it’s actually quite doubtful, RAW I’m guilty myself of spreading this misinformation, including on this site; it was only recently I noticed the problem here: Cleric Spell ...
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What's the wizard prestige class that creates its own familiar?

Maybe you mean Effigy Master from Complete Arcane? It is an arcane caster PrC (1) with wondrous item as requirement (2) where the character is as said "Fascinated by the animating force of life ...
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Are Psychics arcane casters? Can they prestige into Dragon Disciples and do they suffer Spell Failure?

A psychic uses psychic magic. This does not appear on the spellcasting ability, because it later appears on the Psychic Spells class ability, few pages later (Occult Adventures, page 69): Psychic ...
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Getting into Vermin Lord as soon as possible

The skill requirements are super-easy. Even cross-class, you get them all by 3rd, and if Hide and Move Silently are in class, you get them all at 1st. The feat requirement isn’t a problem either, ...
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Looking for a Crusader Paladin prestige class

Ruby knight vindicator on Tome of Battle page 122 can be entered by a 4th-level paladin/1st-level crusader and will do exactly what you are looking for. It is, in fact, the only class that will. At ...
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Is there any way to make a PC obtain the Forsaker Prestige class at 2nd level?

To get all 3 feats at level 1, use some combination of the following: Human or Strongheart Halfling - 1 extra feat Dwarf domain - Great Fortitude feat Drow domain - Lightning Reflexes feat A quick ...
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Does a single spell count as the ability to cast spells [plural] for prerequisites?

The rules are basically never that pedantic; the use of a singular versus a plural is basically never the sole determining factor in things. If a specific numeric requirement was intended, it would be ...
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Do prestige class levels count for a Cleric Aura?

Prestige classes don't stack for aura strength by default... The Cleric's Aura class feature refers to the Detect Evil spell when describing the details of aura strength, and the relevant entry there ...
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Can one “theurge” prestige class cause four different progressions?

When the class feature spells of the prestige class mystic theurge says, "When a new mystic theurge level is gained, the character gains new spells per day as if he had also gained a level in any one ...
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Can I play a pure Ur-Priest?

Bottom line up front: a Chaotic Evil belgoi werebattletitan could take ur-priest levels without any other class levels, and then have lycanthropy cured and the belgoi race changed to another without ...
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How does Saving Throw progression work on Prestige Classes?

First, prestige class are exactly the same as base classes in this regard. You would achieve the same effect by multiclassing to sorcerer as you do by multiclassing to master specialist. What effect ...
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