Handbooker Helper: Multiclassing

  • Published: 10 April 2019
  • Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer is in it for the long-haul with all the details on how to multiclass your 5th Edition D&D character!

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Comments • 1 862

  • Mild Soul
    Mild Soul  22 minutes back

    Ahm uh RAnGER

    • paolo bonaguri
      paolo bonaguri  10 hours back

      This series is awesome

      • Storyspren
        Storyspren  2 days back

        "Synergistic little buggers," Matt says as I scream "9th level Armor of Agathys!"

        • looted gravel
          looted gravel  3 days back

          I'd love to see one of the members in Critical Role play a lizardfolk. C'mon give them some love!

          • UnKnown
            UnKnown  5 days back

            Thank you God, very cool!

            • The Chosen
              The Chosen  5 days back


              • Kidlol_ 597
                Kidlol_ 597  6 days back

                When I do dming for my group I allow all proficiency and spells for multiclassing. I also one time let my group go beyond 20th level because my campaign went for a looooooooooong time

                • gargmann
                  gargmann  1 weeks back

                  Deadass making a FighterMonkBard..

                  • Dustin Bruce
                    Dustin Bruce  1 weeks back

                    I've watched this before, but just noticed that fighter 5 /wizard 2 example, the wizard got only one hit dice not two

                    • hoyer
                      hoyer  1 weeks back

                      hmm wonder what multiclass i need to play to create Matthew Mercer...bard and bard?

                      • Aaron Lew
                        Aaron Lew  1 weeks back

                        ...I need a dozen Matt Mercers.

                        • Yuuki Kuroutarou
                          Yuuki Kuroutarou  1 weeks back

                          I took 7 levels in Rogue/Thief, giving me 1d6 Sneak Attack start of turn, then added 13 levels of Fighter, using the Unearthed Arcana's Brute archetype, so that's one d6 Brute Force damage. My character is also a Warforged Juggernaut, so his fists deal d4 + str mod (+5), plus. Start of turn, I go without weapons and use my Tavern Brawler feat, +1d4, physical damage through the roof on the first turn using Sneak Attack.

                          • Menno Antheunisse
                            Menno Antheunisse  1 weeks back

                            Love to have a following up video about multiclassing, with some more dept and some tips, do's and don't

                            • Wolves600Gaming
                              Wolves600Gaming  1 weeks back

                              Can you multi class int he same class to get the other subclasses abilities

                              • Sam Mayes
                                Sam Mayes  2 weeks back

                                see i was all for following and understanding, until spells and more importantly, walocks were mentioned

                                *I Have the dumb*

                                • Mandy Karevicius
                                  Mandy Karevicius  2 weeks back

                                  I wish I could play D&D. It looks fun but I have no friends.

                                  • Chubbs Words go here
                                    Chubbs Words go here  5 days back

                                    There are ways to play online, I used the subreddit r/lfg to find players and a dm, and we use discord and roll20 to play

                                • Gr3vious_Owl
                                  Gr3vious_Owl  2 weeks back

                                  Matt looks like Chancellor Palpatine

                                  • 휘어진42
                                    휘어진42  3 weeks back

                                    I want to multi so bad but there's a little voice convincing me to stay cleric because what if I miss out on 20th level abilities?

                                    • Kate Linnell
                                      Kate Linnell  3 weeks back

                                      I'm simple, I see Matt Mercer, I click.

                                      • Michael Scott
                                        Michael Scott  3 weeks back

                                        Blood Hunter wants to hunt and track monsters better. I.e. Blood Hunter/Ranger.

                                        • Timeturner
                                          Timeturner  3 weeks back

                                          Matthew Mercer could read the dictionary to me and I'd listen gladly. 🥰

                                          • Blueturtle Stone
                                            Blueturtle Stone  3 weeks back

                                            HB multiclassing: character level is determined by total experience, not by total level. To me this makes more sense, and makes for a more balanced game.

                                            • Angelm3296
                                              Angelm3296  4 weeks back

                                              I just realized Matt is the Keanu Reeves of DnD

                                              • Jayson Cowan
                                                Jayson Cowan  4 weeks back

                                                1st edition which is more balanced. Would only let you use the abilities of the old class when you exceeded the levels of the old class. Only humans could dual class and demi-humans could multiclass. Of course their levels were capped because they were multiclassed. :) Hey critical role. How about play a couple of sessions of classic DND 1st edition and show the current generation how entitled their gaming is nowadays. Oh and make it a no magic item game, like we used to back in the 80's. We didn't like Monty Hall games back then.

                                                • Q's Views
                                                  Q's Views  4 weeks back

                                                  Such great information, thanks for taking the time to share it. I realize this was some time ago now, but it's always helpful as there are always new players looking to learn these concepts!

                                                  • Louis Masters
                                                    Louis Masters  4 weeks back

                                                    Multi classing is literally just taking 2+ classes and putting them into a blender and drinking whatever comes out.

                                                    • Mama Tea
                                                      Mama Tea  4 weeks back

                                                      Druid bard

                                                      Druid bard

                                                      Druid bard

                                                      DRUID BARD

                                                      • Mad Hatman
                                                        Mad Hatman  4 weeks back

                                                        Monk/battle master

                                                        • alex zheng
                                                          alex zheng  4 weeks back

                                                          he really is the Dungeon Master

                                                          • gem ofthepride
                                                            gem ofthepride  4 weeks back

                                                            His best qualities: his wiggles

                                                            • Amy Cronin
                                                              Amy Cronin  1 months back

                                                              Matt Mercer is Jesus

                                                              • Ziptomba
                                                                Ziptomba  1 months back

                                                                I'm JUST adding some warlock levels to my character, that last bit was exactly what i was looking for...perfection

                                                                • Peppermint Gumballs
                                                                  Peppermint Gumballs  1 months back

                                                                  thanks for the advice, dnd jesus

                                                                  • DEAD man walking
                                                                    DEAD man walking  1 months back

                                                                    I never knew how much of a life leech the 17th lvl Necro wizard+ 3rd lvl Feind Warlock

                                                                    • Walker Pierce
                                                                      Walker Pierce  1 months back

                                                                      Note: Paladin Heavy armor proficiency does not apply to Babarians even if they have a very low AC and would be benefited by the use of heavy armor. Medium armor max folks.

                                                                      • Ralegade
                                                                        Ralegade  1 months back

                                                                        Fallen Aasimar- Level 4 Gloomstalker Level 12 Way of the Long Death Level 4 Celestial Pact. Had a rough upbringing in the underdark and traveled to the surface world to rid it of the evil that corrupted him. Trained at a monastery to hone his fighting prowess. When a celestial noticed his deeds and that he was trying to turn his life around and make the world a better place, offered to unlock his true potential. Blade meets Aoshi Shinomori meets Jin/Kazuya.

                                                                        Or I guess that basically makes him Cloud from FD

                                                                        • Idiocy Incorporated
                                                                          Idiocy Incorporated  1 months back

                                                                          Light cleric who will multi into fighter for that sweet martial weapon and heavy armor proficiencies.

                                                                          • EveesCastle
                                                                            EveesCastle  1 months back

                                                                            I have a level 18 character, 16 in Sorcerer (Divine Soul) and 2 in Cleric.

                                                                            Now I can heal better and actually be useful in combat instead of having to choose between Bane or Haste because all 3 of my damage spells are fire based and we are fighting a fire elemental and I don't think Dominate person is going to work well here.

                                                                            • will nelson
                                                                              will nelson  1 months back

                                                                              Is the background music from wizard101?

                                                                              • Blazing Nerd
                                                                                Blazing Nerd  1 months back

                                                                                My favorite is rouge/monk. It’s basically ninjas. I love it.

                                                                                • Itay Dor
                                                                                  Itay Dor  1 months back

                                                                                  My favourite character is a monk barbarian named Susan (based on the Jonny cash song a boy named Su).

                                                                                  • Henry Hollingshead
                                                                                    Henry Hollingshead  1 months back

                                                                                    I didn't actually know that about Eldrich Knights and Arcane Tricksters. It just goes to show there's always something interesting to learn.

                                                                                    • War Cedric
                                                                                      War Cedric  1 months back

                                                                                      I know how to Multiclass, but needed to help explain multiclassing to my friend, so this helped.

                                                                                      • Fad Nie
                                                                                        Fad Nie  1 months back

                                                                                        Dragonborn druid/Warlock of tiamat my Best multiclass

                                                                                        • Maran
                                                                                          Maran  1 months back

                                                                                          The music in the background reminds me of the wizard 101 idle music

                                                                                          • Bob Bluered
                                                                                            Bob Bluered  1 months back

                                                                                            I don't know why I watch these. I've been playing D&D since before fifth edition came out, I'm perfectly clear on the rules. Maybe just to listen to Matt Mercer's smooth as butter voice.

                                                                                            • jerbus
                                                                                              jerbus  1 months back

                                                                                              Artificer please

                                                                                              • Franco Martins
                                                                                                Franco Martins  1 months back

                                                                                                Jotaro Kujo is currently teaching me how to multiclass in D&D

                                                                                                What a time to be alive.