D&D Classes: Dungeons & Dragons Guide

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Want to know more about D&D classes? I’ve got you covered. This page contains a lot of different information on the various classes you can play in Dungeons & Dragons. I’ve also included a D&D Classes FAQ with frequently asked questions and, of course, some answers. Sit back, relax, and get ready to dive down the rabbit hole.

D&D Classes - Ranger
D&D Classes – Ranger

D&D Classes in Various Editions

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition

The ranger was one of the standard character-classes available in the original Player’s Handbook. It was one of five subclasses.

Basic Dungeons & Dragons

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition

Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition

Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

D&D Classes FAQ

Here’s some frequently asked questions about D&D classes.

What DND classes are good for beginners?

This is a tricky question. On the one hand, Dungeons and Dragons is all about having fun. So, technically, the best D&D class for a beginner is the one they want to play. With a dozen main classes in D&D 5e and who knows what around the corner with D&D sixth edition!

In all seriousness, beginners might want to pick one of the more straight-forward classes like a fighter, cleric, or maybe a rogue. The latter has to be played right to survive at early levels, though, so it might not be a great choice for those who are new to D&D and RPG.

What is the most powerful D&D class?

Another great question…that’s entirely subjective. Yeah, yeah, this guy or that gal has put together scientific facts, blah, blah, blah. You really need more info to answer this question! For instance, are we talking low-level characters, mid-level characters, or high-level characters?

The answer makes a difference in what I personally would call the most powerful D&D class. With all that said, when it comes to D&D 5e classes, I’m partial to Warlock and Rogue. (Long live Gord the Rogue!) Depending on the player, any of the classes can really excel at the game.

How many classes can you be in D&D 5e?

In the basic rules (not including Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything), there’s twelve basic classes, including…

  1. Barbarian
  2. Bard
  3. Cleric
  4. Druid
  5. Fighter
  6. Monk
  7. Paladin
  8. Ranger
  9. Rogue
  10. Sorcerer
  11. Warlock
  12. Wizard

What is the easiest class in D&D?

Another subjective question, but I am going to allow! Here’s a breakdown of what I think are the easiest D&D classes to play for new players.

  1. Barbarian
  2. Fighter
  3. Cleric
  4. Ranger
  5. Bard

If you don’t agree, find me on Twitter and let me know!

Can I have 2 classes in D&D?

Not at the same time! You can multiclass from one class to another class (if you meet the requirements), but you can’t advance in two separate classes at the same time in D&D fifth edition. This is a common confusion with many new players, so don’t feel bad about asking the question. It’s the way to learn – and earn xp!

How to Play Character Classes in D&D

Tips for How to Play a Bard in D&D 5e

I’ve written an article on How to Play a Bard in 5e.

Tips for How to Play a Barbarian in D&D 5e

You can also learn How to Play a Barbarian in D&D 5e.

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