Brawler+Bloodrager, Multi-classing Advice?


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Soon I will be starting the Kingmaker campaign with a friend of mine, his character being the main focus of the story and mine being his childhood friend and tag-along companion. We have a whole party planned and also plan for the campaign to be a long one.

Now, my character is definitely starting as a Brawler, but as within the setting he is a brother to a Sorcerer character, I was toying with the idea of giving him at least a few levels in Bloodrager. My question would be if this is a viable choice, and if so, what would be the ideal balance between the two classes' levels?


Trumoi wrote:

Soon I will be starting the Kingmaker campaign with a friend of mine, his character being the main focus of the story and mine being his childhood friend and tag-along companion. We have a whole party planned and also plan for the campaign to be a long one.

Now, my character is definitely starting as a Brawler, but as within the setting he is a brother to a Sorcerer character, I was toying with the idea of giving him at least a few levels in Bloodrager. My question would be if this is a viable choice, and if so, what would be the ideal balance between the two classes' levels?

Bloodrager is really not an ideal dipping class, at that point its just pretty much a downgrade from dipping barbarian. Honestly, its a poor multiclass candidate period since the vast majority of its abilities are class-level based. If you want to do something, I would recommend going after the Eldritch Heritage featline instead.


Going 1 level will get you rage. going 4 will get you the next blood power and a spell. So I'd suggest 1 or 4 levels. 2 and 3 don't really give you anything nice as a bloodrager, even if you archetype into something more useful it's still not super big. Or you can do it the other way, bloodrager dip brawler.


Calth wrote:
Trumoi wrote:

Soon I will be starting the Kingmaker campaign with a friend of mine, his character being the main focus of the story and mine being his childhood friend and tag-along companion. We have a whole party planned and also plan for the campaign to be a long one.

Now, my character is definitely starting as a Brawler, but as within the setting he is a brother to a Sorcerer character, I was toying with the idea of giving him at least a few levels in Bloodrager. My question would be if this is a viable choice, and if so, what would be the ideal balance between the two classes' levels?

Bloodrager is really not an ideal dipping class, at that point its just pretty much a downgrade from dipping barbarian. Honestly, its a poor multiclass candidate period since the vast majority of its abilities are class-level based. If you want to do something, I would recommend going after the Eldritch Heritage featline instead.

Much appreciated, I was looking for Bloodline-based Prestige Classes but none were to be found. So naturally my thoughts turned to Bloodrager as the two big B's of the Advanced Class Guide are two of my favourite character flavours. Was not even aware of the Eldritch Heritage featline, thanks a billion!


Draconic Disciple is bloodline-based. Limited to Draconic, and not easy for a Brawler to access, but hey.


I don't recommend dipping for either class. The Brawler isn't as front loaded as the Monk, and the early versions of its class features are weak.

Perhaps the same can be said of the Bloodrager.

A good compromise would be an Eldritch Scrapper Sorcerer into Draconic Disciple, as it gets Martial Flexibility basically for free, since you get all the bloodline powers you gave up for it when you take that prestige class. Take a level in Brawler for Improved Unarmed Strike and better saves, then take Feral Combat Training and Pummeling Style to full attack on a charge with your claws.


If you were to do this I would say 1 lvl bloodrager elemental bloodline for elemental strike 3/day, uses of wands, and rage. Then go mutagenic mauler.

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