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9. Pact Knight (Paladin-Warlock)

Charisma is the unifying factor between these two classes, and the story it tells is one of a noble paladin falling from grace, resorting to gaining power from an unsavory origin. Pact Knights have all of the power that comes with a Paladin’s smites, but also the one-shot spells of the Warlock, being a great choice for players who want to deal as much damage as they can.


  • Heavily armored war caster
  • Manipulative master of persuasion
  • Powerful attacks and spells

How to play effectively:

  • You have access to a small amount of resources that you need for many abilities, so choose when to strike wisely
  • Choose the pact of the blade (or the Hexblade archetype) letting your melee skills increase dramatically beyond that of a usual paladin
  • Paladin at level 1 gives high hit points and proficiencies
  • Get the War Caster feat when it is available, although it is not necessary to play this multiclass effectively

Roleplaying hooks:

  • A paladin, fallen from grace, turning to darker powers for aid
  • Get the Oathbreaker paladin archetype (at the DM’s discretion), as it will better reflect your role as an anti-paladin
  • Perhaps you were never a paladin before, and were a nobody before the dark powers found you, turning you into their unholy champion
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Krunchyfrogg 2 years 6 months ago

It’s impossible to take warcaster and fighter at level 1, since the prerequisite for that feat is the ability to cast a spell.


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