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Stuff We Love: The ability to multiclass in Dungeons & Dragons

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Mar 20, 2018

When I started playing Dungeons & Dragons, I spent a lot of time trying to decide what class I wanted my character to be. I considered all the options, looking at the abilities they had and what would make the most sense for the story I had created for the character. Recently, I reached level 10 as a fighter and I found myself seriously thinking about multiclassing. While I had considered it before, due to a variety of reasons in the story I found myself with the perfect opportunity to take the leap. After much consideration, I decided to multiclass as a paladin. I am having way more fun with it than I ever thought I could.

If you want to multiclass in D&D, you can figure out how by reading the section about it in chapter 6, “Customization options,” in the Player’s Handbook. That section walks you through the prerequisites for multiclassing and how you move forward with class features and other aspects. Of course, while the book is helpful, your DM can also be a big help when you’re multiclassing, and depending on your game, they ultimately decide what you can and cannot do when taking on another class. I was able to drop some fighter levels and take on more than one level of paladin because of story reasons in our campaign. As a battle master fighter, I was excited by the prospect of having some spells as a paladin. It was really great to be able to have that option sooner rather than later this way and take an oath.

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The whole process really sucked me in, and I spent hours deciding on exactly how I wanted to multiclass. My decisions were based not only on the fighting style of my character and the abilities I wanted to add, but also the things I felt would really make sense for her in the story. Multiclassing offers some great opportunities to add to your role playing, if that’s what you’re interested in.

You can add some amazing new abilities and features to your character that will help you when it comes to the game mechanics, as well as how you want to play your character within the amazing story you’ve created with your friends. It's all of these options that make me love how you can multiclass in this game. You can have the best of both worlds.