I've heard via an unofficial source that if you are an Arcane Archer that you must have 3 levels in whatever arcane class (Wizard, etc.) you took to become one by level 20. Is this true? I could find no mention of this on the forums.
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Post by DM Valkyrie on Apr 25, 2007 3:49:01 GMT -5
The DM Team has discussed this in the past.
Regarding the wizard levels for AA, while it is preferable that characters who multiclass develope thier three classes beyond first level to third level before getting to level 20, it is not a requirement. We feel that it would represent the character devoting study the arcane, and in turn show how it is the Arcane Archer abilities are gained as they get more powerful as an Arcane Archer.
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Post by ShadowCatJen on Apr 25, 2007 15:56:07 GMT -5
As Valk said, it's not a requirement, but we kinda like to see more effort put into a particular class.
What we like to see more then anything is you roleplaying having the class. If you have it, play it. If you take wizard, then show some roleplay showing your character studying spells. If you take bard, then show some form of performing or charismatic act. That sort of thing.
Secondly, I see each level of Arcane Archer (AA) as an ultra-specialization of magic you can put into arrow form. So, as you gain AA levels, your understanding of the arcane grows, though not in the normal sense pertaining to straight wizardry, but only as it relates to archery and imbuing your arrows with magic.
Brin studied the arcane to open herself up to arcane energies so she could become an AA, and finds the study involved in it pure drudgery. She is more of a doer, not a thinker. More interested in the practical side of magic as it pertains to her AA than the theoretical side.
Though she may later want to develop her Wizard abilities more, right now she's solely focused on her AA abilities instead. She's only taken one level in Wizard because she isn't interested in spells or any of the trappings of Wizardry, only in what it takes to make her bow and arrows more potent magically. Therefor she wouldn't take any more levels in Wizard than she needed to.
I hope this helps you understand where Brin is coming from. ;D
PS: I would love to see some archery targets placed throughout Cormyr. The ones I currently know of, are basically off limits to Brin.
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