Class complexity.


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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Just looking for some advice.

Which classes are generally easier to build / play? From a newbie standpoint?


Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Fighter is the easiest from the martial side. I'd say Sorc is the easiest from the caster side.

From there Rogue and Cleric next easiest. Everyone else apart from wizard and alchemist after that.


Why is Fighter the easiest martial?

I would say it depends more on the build. So ranger/Fighter archer is imo the easiest.

Tanking champion is very easy too.


Yeah i don't think fighter is the easiest anymore, as choosing the feats for a fighting style is no longer a trivial thing. Paladin is probably easier to both build and play, in general, as your main thing is always going to be retributive, and it's a bit harder to go wrong with feat selection there.


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Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Fighter has no extraneous factors that it relies on to do well from the start of the game. Yes as you get further into the builds you can do some wonderful combinations for them, but simply picking what works with your weapon will serve you plenty fine. In the meantime in actual play you aren't having to worry about when to rage, or hunt, or command your companion etc. Fighter just excels at using those base actions.


Fighter without a doubt.

You can also swap between builds with no problems, and because of extra feats which you can change daily you will be some sort of jack of the fight, but way more powerful.


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I'll go the other way around.
Hard to build classes:
Alchemist
Warpriest
Sorcerer
Bard

Hard to play:
Alchemist
Wizard
Warpriest
Rogue (if you are a total newbie to the game)
Bard
Occult Sorcerer
Champion (if your party lacks cohesion)

Anything else is roughly easy. Just follow basic logic and you'll have an easy to play and efficient character.

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