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What's you favorite class in 3rd edition?

Barbarian
4 (4.3%)
Bard
12 (13%)
Cleric
11 (12%)
Druid
9 (9.8%)
Fighter
2 (2.2%)
Monk
2 (2.2%)
Paladin
3 (3.3%)
Ranger
5 (5.4%)
Rogue
9 (9.8%)
Sorcerer
9 (9.8%)
Wizard
26 (28.3%)

Total Members Voted: 92

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3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Topic Start: November 14, 2011, 08:50:27 PM »
So, favorite class.  Which classes do you get the most fun out of playing/running/making?

Personally, I prefer the Sorcerer.  The idea of a guy descended from a supernatural entity and getting powers from their heritage is pretty damn cool.
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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #1: November 14, 2011, 09:52:49 PM »
I picked Ranger, but none of my actual favorites are from the PHb, so Ranger is partly nostalgia and partly recognizing that I wound up filling that role (skill-based ranged combatant) a lot with my old group.
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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #2: November 14, 2011, 10:07:34 PM »
Of the Core classes, druid is my favorite - power aside, it's just an incredibly fun class.

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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #3: November 14, 2011, 11:30:31 PM »
Always loved rogues, even if they were weak.
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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #4: November 15, 2011, 10:45:54 AM »
Hard to pick just one. Core only, wizard is my favorite. I'm also fond of rogues and druids.
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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #5: November 15, 2011, 12:02:33 PM »
Almost every character I play has at least one level of wizard.  I wish non-core classes were on here, though... :)
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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #6: November 15, 2011, 12:06:58 PM »
Almost every character I play has at least one level of wizard.  I wish non-core classes were on here, though... :)

I could add "Other," but non-core classes will balloon the list to unimaginable levels.  Counting variant classes alone, there technically over 100 classes by WotC alone.
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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #7: November 15, 2011, 12:17:59 PM »
I wish non-core classes were on here, though... :)
Then I'd have an even harder time picking one! Warbalde, swordsage, and dread necromancer all pop up near the top on the non-core list for me.
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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #8: November 15, 2011, 12:22:21 PM »
I have to go with wizard myself just because it fits so well with the kind of gaming I like to do.

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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #9: November 15, 2011, 12:34:22 PM »
Out of core, I'd have to say ... to actually play, Sorcerer or Rogue ... to think about, Wizard or Cleric.
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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #10: November 15, 2011, 03:09:19 PM »
Definitely the Bard.  There's just so much one can do with them.

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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #11: November 15, 2011, 06:48:43 PM »
Druids of the Coast.  Always liked the wildshape antics
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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #12: November 15, 2011, 07:02:26 PM »
Paladin. I'm a sucker for the class, despite the mechanical problems, how the Code of Conduct can be abused by bad DMs, and the fact that I dislike mounts. These days I use it as a 2 to 5 level part of a greater build, enough to keep the paladin theme without going too far into it. It's my go to for sorcerer gish builds.

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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #13: November 15, 2011, 09:30:08 PM »
I like playing high-CHA clerics, even if I don't go DMM Persist. I love that they start out with a built-in roleplaying hook: converting others and following their god's creed.

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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #14: November 15, 2011, 09:47:24 PM »
I love animals IRL, so most of my characters have pets. Because I don't want said pets killed, I go with Druid or Paladin, generally. I must say, though, I love playing the party face - that means prestige paladin, off of cleric or druid (with shenanigans to get turn undead) shows up in the builds I want to play fairly often.

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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #15: November 15, 2011, 10:28:53 PM »
I love animals IRL, so most of my characters have pets. Because I don't want said pets killed, I go with Druid or Paladin, generally. I must say, though, I love playing the party face - that means prestige paladin, off of cleric or druid (with shenanigans to get turn undead) shows up in the builds I want to play fairly often.

(You know, if you don't want shenanigans to get Turn Undead as a druid, you could always go with the Wild ReaperDragon 311 variant^^)

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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #16: November 15, 2011, 10:42:35 PM »
I am a fan of playing barbarian myself it just is a fun style of play to me

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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #17: November 15, 2011, 10:44:53 PM »
In my first year of DMing, 75% of newbie players opted for the Barbarian class.
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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #18: November 15, 2011, 10:55:01 PM »
In my first year of DMing, 75% of newbie players opted for the Barbarian class.
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Re: 3rd Edition: Favorite Class?
« Reply #19: November 15, 2011, 10:59:02 PM »
Always loved rogues, even if they were weak.

Same.  The line in their fluff about being many different things but having one thing in common -- getting access to stuff others try to prevent them from getting -- reeled me right in, even if in reality wizards are better at it.  Also really like Monk (just a huge martial arts fan) and Druid (which I only know how to play as kinky sex freaks between turning into animals, having lots of animal friends, and craptons of "bondage" spells...the Thousand Faces is a helluva lot of fetish fuel as well, I might add...).

EDIT: Wow, now I feel bad.  I kinda want to undo my Rogue vote and give monk a pity vote... It is my 2nd favorite...
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