Discussion:What's your favorite base class?
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What's your favorite base class people?
So let's hear it fellas. Personally I love the scout class. Great features and not one empty level. Mmmm.
Well my three favorites are... 3. the cleric because they have so much potential for diversity and they heal 2. the druid simply because we all secretly wish we could shoot lightning and transform into a bear and finally 1. the monk because I myself have been a fan of old martial arts movies since I was little and being a black belt myself greatly enjoy a warrior like class with some stealthy stuff that needs no weapon.
The wizard definitely because... it can do anything. If you have enough spells any things possible. example: a wizard and warrior are fighting a giant. to do his part the wizard evens things out and casts minimize person on the giant and enlarge person on the warrior.
I'll go with barbarian. I played a barbarian in almost every edition of D&D. Sure, he may not be the most versatile guy in the world and he doesn't possess world-beating strength (i.e. CoDzilla), but I love martial characters and the barbarian's probably the best in the business as far as SRD goes. Second, I always just though the barbarian was fun to play, especially if you could perpetuate the barbarian stereotypes in a comical way ("Thog break stuff! Use of proper grammar make Thog angry. Angry enough to RAGE!").
I would never consider playing anything other than a Rogue (or similar Rogue-style Homebrew version, whatever I can convince my DM to allow). Stealing things and Sneak Attacks are just too much fun for me. There are few things more fun that sitting in a tree with some 30+ Hide check and shooting some royalty in the noggin with a 6d6 sneak attack. Ooh, I get chills just thinking about it.
Ghostwheel 22:19, 24 July 2009 (MDT)
Probably Warblade; they're flexible enough to be good in any melee role (both defending and striking), have interesting abilities (maneuvers), and are a lot of fun to play. Most other classes are usually too powerful for my taste (druid, wizard, cleric) or can get boring ("Yes. I full attack. Again. Or charge")
Long live the sorcerer. It's not as strong as the wizard (and admittedly I never take all sorc levels, I always PrC) but the casting type. Something about having tons of spells per day and a varied if limited list known is so thematic. I can play "the fire guy" or "Mr. Morpher" or "super lord of time" based on spell selection, and I consider it a tactical badge of honor to find so many uses for a single spell.
I love archivist, I alway preferred divine casters to arcane caster and I must say this sweet divine wizard never fail me. The archivist can learn druid spells and well any divine spells. It may be a slight weaker than a cleric, but it so damn sweet.