Multiclassing similar classes: Cleric and Warpriest


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Sovereign Court

Due to the way I've been playing my lvl 3 Cleric(Cardinal) lately and the results of my latest game I've decided that my cleric will be joining the warpriests on my next level up.

My question is: do I only get the spells per day for warpriest or do I get both my cleric spells and my warpriest spells for a total of 6 orisons, 2 level 1 spells + 1 lvl 1 domain spell? Do I also get both domain powers and blessings at the same time?

How will the multiclass affect Channel energy since they both have it but warpriest require using fervor to activate it.

Sovereign Court **** Venture-Lieutenant, Netherlands—Leiden aka Ascalaphus

They're separate classes and you'll get separate spell progressions. Which is fairly bad, but that's by design. This is what the introduction to those classes has to say about it:

Advanced Class Guide p. 8 wrote:
Parent Classes: Each of the following classes draws upon two classes to form the basis of its theme. While a character can multiclass with these parent classes, doing so usually results in redundant abilities. Such abilities don’t stack unless specified. If a class feature allows the character to make a one-time choice (such as a bloodline), that choice must match similar choices made by the parent classes and vice-versa (such as selecting the same bloodline).

So basically you start getting warpriest abities from the ground up and your cleric abilities won't improve while you're taking warpriest levels.

You could consider using the rules for retraining from Ultimate Campaign to change your cleric levels into warpriest levels instead. It'll give you a more focused character than splitting yourself across two classes.

Sovereign Court

I don't mind the split. I am doing this for story reasons.

Sovereign Court **** Venture-Lieutenant, Netherlands—Leiden aka Ascalaphus

Muzouka wrote:
I don't mind the split. I am doing this for story reasons.

That's up to you of course. For your rules question, you simply treat them as entirely separate classes.

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Agent, Canada—Ontario—Toronto aka pauljathome

Lau Bannenberg wrote:
Muzouka wrote:
I don't mind the split. I am doing this for story reasons.
That's up to you of course. For your rules question, you simply treat them as entirely separate classes.

Note that in this specific case (warpriest/cleric) you must choose the same domains that you have as a cleric

Sovereign Court

In my cleric/cardinal's last adventure she has her faith in Sarenrae strenghtend and she realizes that sometimes people need a good kick in order to realize the greatness that is the Dawnflower.

She's not a fanatic or a zealot, yet, but she is becoming more militant. Flavorwise would it be better to retrain her archetype to a crusader or another militant archetype, multiclass to fighter, paladin, warpriest or inquisitor?

Sovereign Court **** Venture-Lieutenant, Netherlands—Leiden aka Ascalaphus

I've had a lot of fun with my paladin of Sarenrae. His take on being a necessarily lawful good follower of a neutral good deity was "I follow a strict code to make the world safe enough that other people don't have to".

Inquisitor of Sarenrae also sounds like fun, it's a very "getting things done" kind of class. Good in a fight, but if you're coming from cardinal, it's also got enough skill points that you won't feel like you just became a dumb rock :P

Dark Archive ***

I'm a super huge fan of allowing characters to grow organically. So kudos on your decision to make a shift.

As for the type of shift my suggestion is to consider the style of your campaign. Is it requiring you (and your companions) to pull out the stops to stay alive? (i.e. is the SUBOPTIMAL choice of multiclassing cleric/warpriest going to cause significant risk? )

If so consider either retraining to all warpriest (i vaguely remember that retraining an archetype wasn't an option?).

Flavorwise I think multiclassing is the way to go...

Hazzah!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Agent, Canada—Ontario—Toronto aka pauljathome

Voadkha wrote:


If so consider either retraining to all warpriest (i vaguely remember that retraining an archetype wasn't an option?).

Retraining archetypes is legal but often insanely and hideously expensive (it can often be cheaper to retrain from class A to class B and back to class A with the desired archetype than to retrain the archetype. Which is just stupid).

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