D&D3 Omni-classing

     As I discuss in my article on multiclassing, most evenly split multiclasses are fairly penalized compared to specialists. An exception is the "omni-classer", who takes only 1 or 2 levels in a wide variety of classes. There are often many abilities bundled with 1st level in a class. For example, a Rogue who takes 1 level in Ranger effectively gets 5 new feats: Medium Armor Proficiency, Shield Proficiency, Tracking, Two-Weapon Fighting, and Ambidexterity.

     The omniclasser cannot work as a spellcaster, but can be quite effective compared to other non-spellcasting classes like Fighters and Rogues. Below I give some example builds of omni-class progression.


The Dirty Fighter

     This is a omniclass path which specializes in dirty fighting.

Lvl Class  BAB  Saves       SPs  Special
--- -----  ---  ----------  ---  -------------
 1  Rog-1  +0  +0/ +2/ +0   32  Sneak attack +1d6
 2  Bbn-1  +1  +2/ +2/ +0   36  Rage (1/day), fast movement, evasion
 3  Rgr-1  +2  +4/ +2/ +0   40  Track, favored enemy, Ambidex./2W Fighting
 4  Ftr-1  +3  +6/ +2/ +0   42  Bonus feat
 5  Clr-1  +3  +8/ +2/ +2   44  Turn undead, spells(3x 0th, 1+1 1st), domain powers
 6  Ftr-2  +4  +9/ +2/ +2   46  Bonus feat
 

Seeker

     This omniclass plass represents a figure who is working to become a better person. While some are born to the path of a paladin, others have to find their calling through many trials.

Lvl Class  BAB  Saves       SPs  Special
--- -----  ---  ----------  ---  -------------
 1  Rog-1  +0  +0/ +2/ +0   32  Sneak attack +1d6
 2  Bbn-1  +1  +2/ +2/ +0   36  Rage (1/day), fast movement, evasion
 3  Rgr-1  +2  +4/ +2/ +0   40  Track, favored enemy, Ambidex./2W Fighting
 4  Ftr-1  +3  +6/ +2/ +0   42  Bonus feat
 5  Clr-1  +3  +8/ +2/ +2   44  Turn undead, spells(3x 0th, 1+1 1st), domain powers
 6  Ftr-2  +4  +9/ +2/ +2   46  Bonus feat
 

The Turncoat

     This is a rogue who turns against both Law and Chaos for his own ends.

Lvl Class  BAB  Saves       SPs  Special
--- -----  ---  ----------  ---  -------------
 1  Rog-1   +0   +0/ +2/ +0   32  Sneak attack 1d6
 2  Rgr-1   +1   +2/ +2/ +0   36  Favored enemy(+1), Ambidex./2W Fighting
 3  Mnk-1   +1   +4/ +4/ +2   40  Unarmed strike, stunning attack, evasion
 4  Mnk-2   +2   +5/ +5/ +3   44  Deflect arrows, +1 unarmed attack
 5  Sor-1   +2   +5/ +5/ +5   46  Summon familar, spells (5x 0th, 3x 1st)
 6  Bbn-1   +3   +7/ +5/ +5   50  Fast movement, rage (1/day)
 7  Ftr-1   +4   +9/ +5/ +5   52  Bonus feat
 8  Ftr-1   +5  +10/ +5/ +5   54  Bonus feat
 9  Rog-2   +6  +10/ +6/ +5   62  Evasion, uncanny dodge(Dex bonus to AC)
10  Rog-3   +7  +11/ +6/ +6   70  Sneak attack +2d6
11  Rog-4   +8  +11/ +7/ +6   78  
12  Rog-5   +8  +11/ +7/ +6   86  Sneak attack +3d6, uncanny dodge(can't be flanked)
13  Rog-6   +9  +12/ +8/ +7   --
14  Rog-7  +10  +12/ +8/ +7   --  Sneak attack +4d6
15  Rog-8  +11  +12/ +9/ +7   --
16  Rog-9  +11  +13/ +9/ +8   --  Sneak attack +5d6
17  Rog-10 +12  +13/+10/ +9   --  Uncanny dodge(+1 v traps), Opportunist
18  Rog-11 +13  +13/+10/ +9   --  Sneak attack +6d6
19  Rog-12 +14  +14/+11/+10   --
20  Rog-13 +14  +14/+11/+10   --  Sneak attack +7d6, Improved Evasion

Class Notes on Omniclassing


John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
Last modified: Wed Dec 13 22:45:32 2006