Dancer Bard + Monk


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So hear me out: a bard built as a dancer who takes the multiclass archetype for monk as a way to gain the different styles (namely Crane Style) and Iron Fists for better unarmed strikes.

The styles can all be re-fluffed as different battle-dances, if you focus on Dex+Crane Style you're not MAD, you still get most of the good bardic abilities, and there ya go!

Thoughts?


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You need to start as monk and MC into bard, because otherwise your unarmed offense is stuck at trained.

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I agree. If your concept for the character is someone who will be good at fighting and know a few things about magic, you have to start with a martial class and MC in a casting class.

If your concept is someone who will be good at magic and know a few things about fighting, you have to start with a casting class and MC in a martial class.

And you need to make up your mind at character creation since you cannot retrain your class.


The Raven Black wrote:

I agree. If your concept for the character is someone who will be good at fighting and know a few things about magic, you have to start with a martial class and MC in a casting class.

If your concept is someone who will be good at magic and know a few things about fighting, you have to start with a casting class and MC in a martial class.

And you need to make up your mind at character creation since you cannot retrain your class.

Except that's not really true, because you can start as a Martial and decide to be really good at casting anyways.

Starting martial means you can have your cake and eat it too, starting as a Caster truncates your progression on just about anything martial (at least in terms of proficiency).

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Midnightoker wrote:
The Raven Black wrote:

I agree. If your concept for the character is someone who will be good at fighting and know a few things about magic, you have to start with a martial class and MC in a casting class.

If your concept is someone who will be good at magic and know a few things about fighting, you have to start with a casting class and MC in a martial class.

And you need to make up your mind at character creation since you cannot retrain your class.

Except that's not really true, because you can start as a Martial and decide to be really good at casting anyways.

Starting martial means you can have your cake and eat it too, starting as a Caster truncates your progression on just about anything martial (at least in terms of proficiency).

Proficiencies is the limiting factor for Martial ability. But not for casting where it is the number of spells you can cast each day that matters the most.

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