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Player Tips – Adding more Class to your Class – Fighter

fighterHappy Friday it is almost the weekend. I am continuing my series on adding more class to your class.  Last week we braved the jungle of the Druid class.  You can check that one out here.

Today we are going to delve deep into the fighter.

How do You add More Class to Your Class with the Fighter?

Just as the cleric offers different domains, fighters have different types of weapons, fighting styles and archetypes to choose from.  Each one of these choices will mean something to a character and tell us something about them.

Player Tips Adding More Class to Your Class – Barbarian

barbarianNerdarchist Ted here and today I want to start a whole new series.  Many of you may have been playing D&D for a long time and still have associations built into each class.  Or perhaps you are new and unaware that each class has a broad selection of options built in outside of the mechanical choices.

While some classes seem to have a profession or idea about what the class is, it is merely a suggestion that flavors the mechanics that go along with the other parts of your character.

So today we are going to look at the barbarian.  I will talk a little about the preconceived notions and easy ways to get away from this.

How do You Play a Barbarian?

Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e Wrap up with the Wizard!

WizardHello fellow Nerdarchests, Art here. I’m back with the next installment of my series Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e. If you missed my previous article on the Ranger just click HERE.

Today marks my final installment of the multi-classing in Dungeons & Dragons 5e series. So let’s get started with the Wizard…

Let me take a few lines here to talk about the most divers casting class in the game in my opinion… The Wizard. I think the way the Wizard schools give additional abilities as they level is what makes the class so complex yet simple. With the multitude of spell casting schools to choose from the Wizard gains quite a few options as to how you can play them based on their school of magic. I feel that multi-classing with the wizard opens up an even greater realm of possibilities for characters to delve into both for role-play and for combat purposes. With that, let’s get started…

Multiclass Character builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e (The Ranger)

rangerHello fellow Nerdarchests, Art here. I’m back with the next installment of my series Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e. If you missed my previous article on the Warlock just click HERE.

I’m going to take up some space and talk a bit about the Ranger in general (Yes, I know I made a booboo and missed the class entirely before). However, there was a reason I missed the anger from before as I have had quite an issue finding good builds that work well thematically with the class. As most people know the basic Ranger as listed in the Player’s Guide is quite laughable and weak, when compared to other classes.  The reason for this is the lack of any real meaning behind their main class feature the “Favored Enemy”. By this I mean it does nothing to enhance the Ranger’s combat potential against said enemies like it used to in previous editions of D&D. I have found uses for multi classing with the Ranger but only as a secondary class (listed in my previous articles), but the Ranger as a primary class has been quite difficult to say the least. So, let’s get started…

How do you Class up Your Ranger?

Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e (The Warlock)

WarlockHello fellow Nerdarchists, Art here. I’m back with the next installment of my series Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e. If you missed my previous article on the Sorcerer just click HERE.

I’m going to take up some space and talk a bit about the Warlock in general. First I think the class itself is a unique design  with its’ spell-like abilities built in aka the Eldritch Invocations gained at second level. These abilities allow characters to come up with very interesting tricks and techniques. The patron selection also adds a variety of interesting mechanics as well, making the Warlock a great utility tool in  party of adventures. The third way a warlock can be diverse is their Pact selection out of the Pact of the Tomb, Chain and Blade, giving a final score in a very diverse character class. Lastly with the Warlock able to regain spell slots on only a short rest, making this class quite durable.

How do You Build a 5e Warlock?

Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e The Sorcerer

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Hello fellow Nerdarchests, Art here. I’m back with the next installment of my series Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e.

As usual I’d like to take a moment to talk about the class in general. With the Sorcerer my personally feelings are mixed of sort. On one hand you basically have a Wizard and on the other hand you have a variation of the Wizard. But, after a closer look and a rows through the spell lists I’ve come to find Sorcerers to be very diverse as a class. Able to handle things in a multitude of ways due to their Sorcery Point ability as well as any abilities from their Blood Lines.

Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e (The Druid)

druidsHello fellow Nerdarchests, Art here. I’m back with the third installment of my series Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e. If you missed my previous article on the Cleric just click HERE.

Today we are going to be covering the wonderful menagerie of… The Druid

As always I’d like to take a few lines to address the class as a whole. The Druid in 5e  is very well thought out, but from a supplement stand point not allot of love has been given to them as a class. This means they currently are pigeon-holed into one major type of single class character, where with this article I hope to shed some light on things you can do to “Spice” up your Druid and make them more interesting as a character.

Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e The Rogue

multi-classHello fellow Nerdarchists, Art here. I’m back with the next installment of my series Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e. If you missed my previous article on the Paladin just click HERE.

As usual I’d like to take a moment to talk about the class in general. The Rogue in D&D 5e is much more diverse than we’ve seen in previous editions of D&D, with the addition of the Sword Coast Adventures Guide we are given several unique way to play them such as assassins or swashbucklers. The Back-Stab dice scale nicely in D&D 5e making the Rogue a good choice to bind other classes with adding flare and abilities that make the character quite interesting.

Back-Stabbing with the rogue!

Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e The Paladin

paladinHello fellow Nerdarchists, Art here. I’m back with the next installment of my series Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e. If you missed my previous article on the Monk just click HERE.

Today we are upholding our vows with…the Paladin!

AS always I’d like to talk a little about the class and its’ uses in multi classing. First I think the paladin can be the most effective “Tank” in the game due to the new content in the Sword Coast Adventure’s Guide with the Oath of the Crow Paladin class path. Being able to force opponents to attack only you can be quite a strong ability. When multi-classing you can combine the Paladin’s ability to smite with other class features to create some insane damage combos as I’ll give you a few here. Also the Paladin can be a great healer with their “Lay On Hands” abilities to keep other characters up in a fight even if its only healing for a few points at a time just to get them up and out of danger. It also lets the Paladin be very hard to kill due to their ability to cast Cure Wounds as well, combined with their Lay on Hands. Now on with the builds…

D&D sorcerer

A Sorcerous Legacy | New Metamagic options & Feats for the Sorcerer 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons

Sorcerer_PHB5e (1)I have a love/hate relationship with the Sorcerer- thematically, I think they’re fantastic, but in this edition of Dungeons & Dragons, I think they’re a second-tier spellcaster and that makes me sad.

Next to the Wizard, with their full array of ritual tag spells, Wizard’s literally have as many more spells as that character can acquire provided they have the time to ritual cast it, arcane recovery to regain half of your spell levels, 2 3rd level spells become spells that recharge after a short rest at higher levels, and many great school of magic abilities.

Then one could make the case for the Warlock as being on equal footing as the Sorcerer, surely the Warlock has a comparably limited scope of spellcasting. The Warlock has a higher hit die, access to light armor, and simple weapons. So, dismissing that a main feature of the Warlock is it’s use of Eldritch Blast (an always useful Force effect) and let’s decide that we want to make a more caster-y Warlock.

The Pact of the Tome’s the most obvious Pact choice for the expanded cantrip list from any class and you would likely take The Book of Shadows invocation for access to all the ritual spells you can afford and acquire.

Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e The Monk

Hello fellow Nerdarchests. I’m back with the fourth installment of my series Multiclass Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5E. If you missed my previous article on the Fighter just click here. Today we are going in the dojo with the monk! As before I want to take up some space and talk about the class as a whole. Monks areone of the most interesting 5E D&D classes as a whole. It offers a variety of ways to address martial arts and characters that use them a defining path in their existence. Themonk by far has the most options in combat with their Unarmored Defense and ability to deal deadly bludgeoning damage with only their bare hands and feet. Looking at the progression of the monk at 11th level they switch to a d8 for their Martial Arts damage and that is when they start to taper off as a combatant. This is when multiclassing will come into effect if you are not looking to the whole spiritual aspect of the monk.

Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e (The Fighter)

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Hello fellow Nerdarchests, Art here. I’m back with the third installment of my series Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e. If you missed my previous article on the Druid just click HERE.

Today we are going to march onto the battlefield with… The Fighter

First I’m going to take a some space and talk about the class as a whole. The Fighter is a very diverse and well thought out class in my honest opinion. Wizards of the Coast did a pretty good job with it as a base class and added a little bit of depth with the additions in The Sword Coast Adventure’s Guide with the addition of the Purple Dragon Knight. As far as scaling power levels go in reference to the higher level challenges, the Fighter scales quite nicely especially the Battle Master archetype.

Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e (The Cleric)

dungeons & dragonsOne quick note, this article come after the release of Sword Coast Adventures Guide, so my article will contain builds including content from that book as well. If you missed my last article on the Bard click HERE to take a look. Today we are going to prey to the gods with… The Cleric

I’d like to start with a quick overview of the Cleric so I can clear up a few issues with the class as a whole.

To start off, the Cleric as a class falls off at eighth level due to the class features only coming from the domains themselves. There is no base class feature at later levels. Also, the ability to cast Revivify as a third level spell removes most of the need for Raise Dead. With this I feel that the Cleric when multi-classed with any other primary spell caster is the best option sense the multi-class spell slot chart on page 165 of the Player’s Guide still allows for the same amount of spell slots needed to cast higher level heals and party buffs. With that explained let’s get started.

Multi-class Character – The Cleric

Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e (The Bard)

BardHello fellow Nerdarchests, Art here. I’m back with the second installment of my series Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e. If you missed my previous article on the Barbarian just click HERE!

Today we are going to be singing along with… The Bard

Allot of you may think of the Bard as a musical little nuisance at the game table from previous D&D editions. In 5th Edition the Bard has taken quite a dramatic turn. They have become both a healer as well as one of the highest damage dealers at lower levels. They are in my opinion the most versatile class in the game by far.

How do You Play a Bard?

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