Who Wants More Hybrid Classes?


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The Hybrid Classes are really nice, but I kinda feel like there may have been 2-3 possible classes left out.

Right now, on the Arcane side, there are 4 full-casters (Wizard, Sorc, Witch, Arcanist), 4 half-casters (Bard, Magus, Summoner, Skald), and 1 pseudo-caster (Bloodrager); on the Divine side, there are 4 full-casters (Cleric, Oracle, Druid, Shaman), 3 half-casters (Inquisitor, Warpriest, Hunter), and 2 pseudo-casters (Paladin, Ranger).

To even things up, and to add in designs that I think are thematically missing, I'd kinda like to the:

Volvur - Barbarian/Oracle hybrid; d8 half-caster

Grenadier - Gunslinger/Wizard hybrid; d10 psuedo-caster

Artificer - Alchemist/Summoner hybrid; d8 half-non-caster

The Volvur would round out the "barbarian-brigade" group so you could have a Warrior, Priest, Mage, and Supporter party build. It'd also be a single-class entrance fee into the Rage Prophet, like how the Bloodrager is to the Dragon Disciple.

The Grenadier would be a counterpoint to the Ranger the same way the Bloodrager is to the Paladin, and whose Bonded Object (ala the Wizard) would be their Gun. This would give us a caster whose spells revolve mostly around ranged combat and blaster-caster spells - I can only imagine the number of Gene Starwind references that would abound from people firing Magic Bullets.

The Artificer would have a Contraption in a similar way the Summoner has its Eidolon, though a Contraption could be things OTHER than mechanical sidekicks, like prosthetics, weapons, etc.; they'd also maybe get Gadgets, rather than Extracts, which are clockwork mechanisms that copy the effects of a spell (the same way Extracts do), but break once they're used.

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Can anybody else think of Hybrid Classes they'd like to see in the future?


chbgraphicarts wrote:

The Hybrid Classes are really nice, but I kinda feel like there may have been 2-3 possible classes left out.

Right now, on the Arcane side, there are 4 full-casters (Wizard, Sorc, Witch, Arcanist), 4 half-casters (Bard, Magus, Summoner, Skald), and 1 pseudo-caster (Bloodrager); on the Divine side, there are 4 full-casters (Cleric, Oracle, Druid, Shaman), 3 half-casters (Inquisitor, Warpriest, Hunter), and 2 pseudo-casters (Paladin, Ranger).

To even things up, and to add in designs that I think are thematically missing, I'd kinda like to the:

Volvur - Barbarian/Oracle hybrid; d8 half-caster

Grenadier - Gunslinger/Wizard hybrid; d10 psuedo-caster

Artificer - Alchemist/Summoner hybrid; d8 half-non-caster

The Volvur would round out the "barbarian-brigade" group so you could have a Warrior, Priest, Mage, and Supporter party build. It'd also be a single-class entrance fee into the Rage Prophet, like how the Bloodrager is to the Dragon Disciple.

The Grenadier would be a counterpoint to the Ranger the same way the Bloodrager is to the Paladin, and whose Bonded Object (ala the Wizard) would be their Gun. This would give us a caster whose spells revolve mostly around ranged combat and blaster-caster spells - I can only imagine the number of Gene Starwind references that would abound from people firing Magic Bullets.

The Artificer would have a Contraption in a similar way the Summoner has its Eidolon, though a Contraption could be things OTHER than mechanical sidekicks, like prosthetics, weapons, etc.; they'd also maybe get Gadgets, rather than Extracts, which are clockwork mechanisms that copy the effects of a spell (the same way Extracts do), but break once they're used.

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Can anybody else think of Hybrid Classes they'd like to see in the future?

Funny you should say that

Louis Porter Designs beat you to the punch... They actually have a full setting and stuff and their stuff is actually pretty good. I would put it up there with the Azure campaign setting (the underwater stuff) and Dreamscarred Press' psionics.


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I was rather hoping to see the Arcanist method of spellcasting applied to other classes. They provided a spontaneous caster magus, so this sort of thing is certainly doable.

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Ever seen the Multiclass Archetypes? There are so many hybrid classes there that your head might spin. :)


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cartmanbeck wrote:
Ever seen the Multiclass Archetypes? There are so many hybrid classes there that your head might spin. :)

Oh yes, I am very familiar with that site. I am looking forward to seeing some ACG combinations appear there.

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