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Whats your favorite standard fantasy class?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by v1rus, Jun 6, 2021.

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Favorite standard fantasy class?

  1. Barbarian

    7.3%
  2. Bard

    5.5%
  3. Cleric

    8.2%
  4. Druid

    5.5%
  5. Fighter

    12.8%
  6. Monk

    4.1%
  7. Paladin

    12.8%
  8. Ranger

    4.1%
  9. Rogue

    16.9%
  10. Sorcerer

    4.6%
  11. Wizard

    16.9%
  12. Warlock

    1.4%
  1. Bloodeyes Arcane

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    Cleric. I like to put more STR than WIS because I like hitting stuff but also healing and casting buffs. Paladins are cool too, and a bit more powerful than playing a Cleric like this. But this is more flexible from a roleplay perspective. You don't have to be LG, can pick whatever deity you want. I like being a neutral aligned human devotee of a non-demonic evil deity, in it for the power only. That way I get the aesthetic of the bad guy without having to actually roleplay as evil. Can be an antihero that ultimately ends up on the right side of history, albeit for his own reasons.
     
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  2. Kleptocratic debt serf Scholar

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    Ever since reading some of Howard's Conan the Cimmerian I have been a Barbarian at heart.
     
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  3. Catacombs Magister Patron

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    Fighter/Paladin when I want to hit stuff up close; Ranger when I want to hit stuff from a distance; Rogue when I'm feeling sneaky; Mage when I want to use spells for everything. It also depends on the party and game. I have wanted to play a cleric but haven't had the chance (yet).
     
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  4. Dodo1610 Magister

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    Saying that 3.5 classes are the standard for western fantasy should be a bannable offense.
     
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  5. Vladimuar Learned

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    11 paladins in this thread make me uncomfortable.
     
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  6. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    Paladin or cleric.

    Monks are the worst. Doesn't fit the theme and it's already enough of a stretch that you can kill some of the creatures in the game with a sword let alone by punching them in the face. Imagine tryting to kick a dragon in the shins. At least pinning them with arrows has a precedent in fantasy lore.
     
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  7. Reinhardt Arcane

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    Fighter. You are getting visibly stronger with each level and can use almost every piece of loot.
     
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  8. Spacer's Nugget Educated Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In
    Crew slut
     
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  9. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    Ranger, but I'm also of firm belief that making it one of the standard classes was a mistake because a Ranger needs some sort of wilderness exploration game to really shine. Nature knowledge, Animal Handling and Survival honestly have fuck all general use beyond niche situations. Favorite Enemy was a kind of band-aid to add potential use while, going by 5E, Natural Explorer is basically the same thing except for environment and how well you navigate it.
     
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  10. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Ranger-Chronomancers of course....
     
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  11. Decado Prestigious Gentleman Old time handsome face wrecker Patron

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    Paladin. Obviously. :smug:
     
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  12. Tavernking Don't believe his lies Patron Shitposter Developer

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    I went from Lawful Good Paladin to Netural Good Fighter because the roleplay was so much better. Smiting evil at every opportunity gets so tedious...
     
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  13. Trithne Augur

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  14. Lonely Vazdru Pimp my Title

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    If I had to actually live in a D&D world, I'd go for bard. Music, taverns, booze and women, what's not to like ? But when playing D&D then cleric all the way.
    Buff, kill, heal... efficiency FTW !
     
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  15. Lambach Arcane

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    Hey, V_K , go read a book or something, nerd.
     
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  16. V_K Arcane

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    Sorcerer isn't really a standard class - the Sorcerer/Wizard distinction doesn't make sense outside of DnD.
    On the other hand, the list is missing Shaman/Summoner kind of caster.
    Voting for Druid because shapeshifting, but tying shapeshifting to divine nature-based magic is also a very DnD-specific thing that doesn't really translate beyond that context.
     
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  17. Sykar Arcane

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    Who needs CHA when you can cast just Dominate Person.
    :evilcodex:
     
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  18. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane Patron

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    Depends if we’re talking crpg or pnp.

    In pnp I most often played Bards or Rangers because they offer fun role-playing and out-of-combat opportunities.

    In crpgs I tend to play clerics or multi-classed wizards because they’re OP.
     
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  19. 0sacred Educated

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    it was a draw between Paladin and Ranger, but I went with Ranger.

    Wilderness survival is one of the funnest things to do if a game supports it.
     
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  20. JackOfOwls Erudite

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    Druid, especially in D&D-based cRPGs. Just like the idea of working that class and eventually getting my dragonshape on (or pissed off minotaur with a Labrys) at will. I even killed a fearsome end-game boss in a well-known NWN module with just a small acid wyrmling once. Just two or three corrosive green puffs and I blew his house down.
     
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  21. Old Hans Cipher

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    These days it's the Rogue. I have a soft spot for those burglar types like that Bilbo Biggins character in the lord of the hobbits movie
     
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  22. Goldschmidt Learned

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    Marauder, the one and only!
     
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  23. fantadomat Arcane Edgy

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    :smug:
     
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  24. fantadomat Arcane Edgy

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    lol nobody likes warlock
     
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  25. KörangarTheMighty Educated

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    As opposed to the vast archetypal difference between Mage and Mage who doesn't read good? Or Fighter and angrier Fighter?
    That ship has sailed but Monks need not have divine magic that would step on a Cleric's toes anyway.
     
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