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A new feature in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, multiclass characters can select abilities from two classes, but gain access to higher power levels of class abilities more slowly and cannot access their classes' highest level abilities. Single-class characters are entirely focused on their chosen class and gain access to higher ability power levels more quickly. Multiclass characters are generally not recommended for new players.

Multiclassing rules[]

Multiclassing allows a character to essentially have two classes at once. Multiclassing is selected at character creation and cannot be added or altered later.

  • As stated above, multiclass characters cannot access the highest power level abilities (VIII and IX) of their classes and unlock new power levels more slowly. At every third level gained (1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19) they unlock a new power level and gain an ability in both of their classes. At other levels, they only gain one ability point which can be spent in either class.
  • Base health and defense values are the average of the two classes.
  • Initial skill bonuses from class are averaged between the two classes. For example while a priest gets a +2 bonus to Alchemy, a Mystic (Cipher + Priest) will get +1.

Class names[]

Each multiclass combination has an unique name associated with it. The name has no effect on gameplay.

Primary class Secondary class
Howler Witch Tempest Brute Ravager Fanatic Shaman Savage Marauder Warlock
Howler Spiritualist Theurge War Caller Cantor Herald Celebrant Wildrhymer Harbinger Loremaster
Witch Spiritualist Oracle Psyblade Transcendent Inquisitor Mystic Seer Mindstalker Hierophant
Tempest Theurge Oracle Warden Ascetic Liberator Universalist Beastmaster Pathfinder Sorcerer
Brute War Caller Psyblade Warden Brawler Crusader Cleric Hunter Swashbuckler Battlemage
Ravager Cantor Transcendent Ascetic Brawler Votary Contemplative Wanderer Shadowdancer Sage
Fanatic Herald Inquisitor Liberator Crusader Votary Templar Shepherd Holy Slayer Arcane Knight
Shaman Celebrant Mystic Universalist Cleric Contemplative Templar Itinerant Zealot Thaumaturge
Savage Wildrhymer Seer Beastmaster Hunter Wanderer Shepherd Itinerant Scout Geomancer
Marauder Harbinger Mindstalker Pathfinder Swashbuckler Shadowdancer Holy Slayer Zealot Scout Spellblade
  Warlock Loremaster Hierophant Sorcerer Battlemage Sage Arcane Knight Thaumaturge Geomancer Spellblade