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Minimum PrC levels

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 11:32 pm
Author: surfer69
Is there a Team stance on the minimum number of levels a character should take in their chosen Prestige Class? Does it depend on the PrC? I've always considered 10 to be the minimum, because I think it makes sense if you choose one you should be capable of passing it on, whether you're inclined to or not. But I know there are very few Weapon Masters with more than 7 levels, and I've seen a few Shadowdancers with 5 or fewer. By the same token, I have yet to see a level 40 build with fewer than 10 Holy Warrior levels, which seems fitting.

Does anyone really care? Is this thing on?

Thanks for your thoughts.

Re: Minimum PrC levels

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 12:06 am
Author: Ronan
Heya,

We're currently discussing this and will get back to you.

Re: Minimum PrC levels

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 1:19 am
Author: Grunt
Addendum to the question: What about base classes? Should someone with 4 levels of wizard at level 40 have a high mage position, for example? Should minoring in a class get the benefits that are more appropriate for epic levels in the class?

Re: Minimum PrC levels

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 1:28 am
Author: jwhite5730
Grunt wrote:Addendum to the question: What about base classes? Should someone with 4 levels of wizard at level 40 have a high mage position, for example? Should minoring in a class get the benefits that are more appropriate for epic levels in the class?
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I realy see this depending on the Order, say someone is 4 wizard\36 palemaster. If there part of an Order that deals with undead a lot I could understand this but...I would not think anyone would take past 10 levels in Palemaster if that...

Re: Minimum PrC levels

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:35 pm
Author: Ronan
surfer69 wrote:Is there a Team stance on the minimum number of levels a character should take in their chosen Prestige Class? Does it depend on the PrC? I've always considered 10 to be the minimum, because I think it makes sense if you choose one you should be capable of passing it on, whether you're inclined to or not. But I know there are very few Weapon Masters with more than 7 levels, and I've seen a few Shadowdancers with 5 or fewer. By the same token, I have yet to see a level 40 build with fewer than 10 Holy Warrior levels, which seems fitting.

Does anyone really care? Is this thing on?

Thanks for your thoughts.


Sorry for the wait.

Please don't class dip. We would prefer that you take more than a couple class levels but we're not going to be peering closely at your character sheet.*

*Except for me, maybe

Grunt wrote:Addendum to the question: What about base classes? Should someone with 4 levels of wizard at level 40 have a high mage position, for example? Should minoring in a class get the benefits that are more appropriate for epic levels in the class?


The 'four levels of wizard' is a little awkward since we've got classes that add to arcane spellcasting, so it could be deceptive - a 20th level caster with level 9 spells would still be reasonably powerful, and may even have epic spells... Generally someone dabbling in a class is unlikely to have any luck advancing in social rank for that class; they just don't have the expertise. Note that with the refresh program, some odd and temporary exceptions may apply.