House Rules: Classes

Core Classes

Base Classes

Alternative Classes

Hybrid Classes

Prestige Classes

Common Class Abilities


Characters with the Alchemy ability (such as Alchemist and Investigator) can use their class level as their base attack bonus to determine DC increases to alchemical items used as splash weapons.

Poison Use

Characters with the Poison Use ability (such as Alchemist and the Rogue talent) can use their class level as their base attack bonus to determine DC increases to injury poisons when inflicting them through their own attacks.

Key Abilities

Each class has one or more ability scores that are key to their role. When selecting your class at their 1st character level, your character gains a +2 bonus to one of that class' key ability scores of your choice. You do not gain this bonus again when multiclassing into other classes or prestige classes. Instead, you may select which key ability score from your different classes to apply your boost to if they have different key ability scores. Your class key ability score boost also changes if you retrain all levels of your chosen class into a different one.

Class Key Ability
Aegis Strength or Intelligence
Arcanist Intelligence
Alchemist Intelligence
Archivist Intelligence
Ardent Wisdom
Artificer Intelligence
Barbarian Strength or Constitution
Bard Dexterity or Charisma
Beguiler Charisma
Binder Charisma
Bloodrager Constitution or Charisma
Brawler Strength
Cavalier Strength, Dexterity, or Charisma
Civilian Any
Cleric Wisdom
Cryptic Intelligence
Crusader Strength or Charisma
Divine Mind Wisdom
Dragon Shaman Constitution or Charisma
Dragonfire Adept Constitution or Charisma
Dread Charisma
Dread Necromancer Charisma
Druid Wisdom
Duskblade Dexterity or Intelligence
Erudite Intelligence
Factotum Intelligence
Favored Soul Charisma
Fighter Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution
Gunslinger Dexterity or Charisma
Harbinger Intelligence
Healer Wisdom
Hexblade Strength or Charisma
Highlord Charisma
Hunter Dexterity or Wisdom
Incarnate Constitution
Inquisitor Wisdom
Investigator Intelligence
Kineticist Constitution
Knight Charisma
Lurk Intelligence
Magewright Intelligence
Magus Intelligence
Mahokage Dexterity or Charisma
Marksman Dexterity or Wisdom
Marshal Charisma
Medic Wisdom
Medium Charisma
Mesmerist Charisma
Monk Dexterity or Wisdom
Mystic Wisdom
Ninja Dexterity or Charisma
Occultist Intelligence
Oracle Charisma
Paladin Strength, Constitution, or Charisma
Psion Intelligence
Psychic Intelligence
Psychic Warrior Strength, Dexterity, or Wisdom
Ranger Strength, Dexterity, or Wisdom
Rogue Dexterity or Charisma
Samurai Charisma
Scout Dexterity
Shadowcaster Charisma
Shaman Wisdom
Shifter Wisdom
Shugenja Charisma
Skald Charisma
Slayer Dexterity
Sohei Strength or Wisdom
Sorcerer Charisma
Soulborn Constitution
Soulknife Strength or Dexterity
Spellthief Dexterity of Charisma
Spirit Shaman Charisma
Spiritualist Wisdom
Stalker Strength, Dexterity, or Wisdom
Summoner Charisma
Swashbuckler Dexterity or Charisma
Swordsage Dexterity or Wisdom
Tactician Intelligence
Totemist Constitution
Truenamer Charisma
Vigilante Strength, Dexterity, or Charisma
Vitalist Wisdom
Warblade Strength or Intelligence
Warder Strength, Constitution, or Intelligence
Warlock Charisma
Warlord Strength or Charisma
Warmage Intelligence
Warpriest Strength or Intelligence
Wilder Charisma
Witch Intelligence
Wizard Intelligence
Wu Jen Intelligence
Zealot Strength or Charisma
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