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    Default [Any D&D] If you could have a class level... what would it be?

    So, if you could, in the real world, gain a single class level (not a PrC) and only a single class level (no xp for you) what class would you pick and from what edition of the game? Why?


    I'll start with something totally worthless for gaining fame/money (maybe some minor fame)

    4e- Beastmaster Ranger: If my dog gets run over I can just raise it back from the dead.

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    3.X Ranger

    I want to be able to hunt men, as though they were beasts
    please excuse my splling, im dysgraic

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    Fighter. Unfortunately, the only class that allows for Gish out of the box doesn't capture the feel I'd want. I'd want versatility AND blasty death beatstick, so I'll just go beatstick.

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    4e cleric. Enough healing to bring people back from the brink of death, twice per five minute period? Yes please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hat-Trick View Post
    Fighter. Unfortunately, the only class that allows for Gish out of the box doesn't capture the feel I'd want. I'd want versatility AND blasty death beatstick, so I'll just go beatstick.
    I think the 4e Swordmage can do it out of the box, sorta. I forget what 3.x Swordsage does out of the box...
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    4e Wizard. The cantrips alone are worth it.

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    Cloistered Cleric. I mean, of course I want to be able to cast spells! And since our world is kinda short on spell scrolls and such, classes like Archivist and Wizard are kinda out of question.

    That leaves spontaneous and divine casters, and spontaneous casters are horribly limited. Therefore Cleric is an obvious choice; over Druid because of how urban our world nowadays is and how hard it is to e.g. get the weeds necessary to cast Entangle anywhere. Oh, and I'd acquire quite the proficiency at using weapons too. And I'd acquire a bunch of information.


    Stuff like Cause Fear, Command and such would be gold, and Cure Light Wounds would be a lifesaver (literally). But yeah, definitely a magic user and preferably a subtle, defensive one; I wouldn't want anyone to know of my abilities. 3.5 Cloistered Cleric for sure.
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    Default Re: [Any D&D] If you could have a class level... what would it be?

    3.5: Factotum, Wizard, or Totemist.

    4E: Paladin, and I'd be Chaotic Neutral. Screw the 5 alignments. Chaos all the way.

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    i would take a level in archivist. i would just have to find a bunch of old temples and stuff to get spells.

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    3.5 Cloistered Cleric +1

    4e Wizard +1

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    Spell Mastery. Seriously a Wizard without Spell Mastery is like a Fighter without Weapon Focus: possible, but why?

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    3E Paladin. Do you have any idea how useful being able to detect evil at will would be?
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    I fail to see how "No, that guy is too fat to be hurt by your fire" would make sense.

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    3E Paladin. Do you have any idea how useful being able to detect evil at will would be?
    Are you crazy? You actually want to cram a long, hard stick up your rectum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurlySeraph View Post
    3E Paladin. Do you have any idea how useful being able to detect evil at will would be?
    Of course, that assumes our world has objective morality. If it doesn't, the number of contrasting viewpoints would probably just make your head implode.

    Anyway, I'd probably go with a shapeshift druid.
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    I'm gonna hop on the 4e wizard and/or cleric bandwagon. Cantrips and MM ftw, zomg healing ftw.

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    even with it, there is the

    "why did you kill him?"
    "I thought he was evil"
    "Not enough of a justification"

    problem.

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    3.5 Psion

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    3.5 Telepath psion.

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    Bard!

    Perform as a class skill, minor magic, and a free proficiency in whip? Sign me up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldariel View Post
    Are you crazy? You actually want to cram a long, hard stick up your rectum?
    Worth it!

    Quote Originally Posted by monty View Post
    Of course, that assumes our world has objective morality. If it doesn't, the number of contrasting viewpoints would probably just make your head implode.
    Of course our world has objective morality. Claiming that it doesn't is heresy. Heresy is punishable by death. Are you a heretic, citizen?

    Quote Originally Posted by hamishspence View Post
    even with it, there is the

    "why did you kill him?"
    "I thought he was evil"
    "Not enough of a justification"

    problem.
    It's not so much for killing as avoiding. I wouldn't go around stabbing everyone who detected as evil, I'd just avoid buying things from them, try to stay away from them, etc.
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    I fail to see how "No, that guy is too fat to be hurt by your fire" would make sense.

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    Lightning Warrior.

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    and in Champions of Ruin there is the suggestion that those who take "Ends Justify The Means" too far would qualify as evil. 24's Jack Bauer, for example, might skirt along the Evil/Neutral border.

    Eberron handled it pretty well- sometimes, the evil guy is an ally of sorts, and the obsessive "Kill It With Fire" good guys are the ones to watch.

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    Let's see, I only need one level of Paladin and a bunch of stuff to boost my Knowledge (The Planes) skill, and then I need to get in touch with Pazuzu...




    Seriously, though, I'd probably go with 3.x Archivist. I mean, that's kinda what I am anyway, but I'd get spells! Ooh, either that or 4E Druid because, honestly, minor action at-will Wild Shape once per round is pretty sweet.
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    Cloistered Cleric with the Charm and Trickery domains, or Psion (Telepath), either way I'd get what I'd want.
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    Lightning Warrior.

    (You're just jealous you didn't think of it first.)
    Are you kidding? Why would you want to be such a weak class? It doesn't even get a familiar!
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    Dragonfire Adept. Having spells that run out once you loose them is not fun. Why angst about whether or not you should use your powers or save them for later when you can do both?
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    Quote Originally Posted by monty View Post
    Are you kidding? Why would you want to be such a weak class? It doesn't even get a familiar!
    It also needs to get spells from scrolls like a Wizard. A real problem when the scrolls don't exist :P
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    I'd probably be tempted to either go Soulknife, Psychic Warrior or Wilder.

    Wilder and PsyWar both have access to some pretty cool psionic powers.

    Cleric is the sensible choice at this level, although Rouge could be quite interesting.

    In 4e, I'd be tempted to go Warlord or Warlock.
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    3.5 Erudite. That would be lots of fun.
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    Factotum. Who doesn't want to be able to learn anything at all, and use their intelligence to help them pass saves?

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    Bard.

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    Nah, Bard.
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