# Max Skill Ranks

#### Brown Jenkin

##### First Post
I have a question that I should probably be able to find the answer too but I can't see to be able to.

The question is about max skill ranks and multiclassing. If a character starts a level 1 with a skill that is cross class they are at half the max skill ranks as one that is a class skill. (3+level)/2 = Max cross class skill ranks. So far so good.

Now lets say the character multiclasses to another class where that previously cross class skill is now a class skill for the new class. Can the character dump skill points into that skill now to reach a max skill rank of (3+ total level) or is it [(3+level class A)/2] + level class B. If it is (3+total level) what happens if they switch back to class A, are they now no longer able to put points in until (3+ total level)/2 is greater than what they already have.

#### Shape D.

##### First Post
Yes as far as totals go a class skill for one class = a class skill for all classes.

Although the cost of putting skill points into the skill is based off what class you are leveling up in currently.

#### Thurbane

##### First Post
Max ranks for any skills that has ever been a class skill for you is total levels + 3, 1/2 that if it's never been a class skill for you. Skills still cost 2 for 1 if they are not class skills for the current level bestowing the skill points.

Please correct me if I have that mixed up!

#### Ranger REG

##### Explorer
Brown Jenkin said:
I have a question that I should probably be able to find the answer too but I can't see to be able to.

The question is about max skill ranks and multiclassing. If a character starts a level 1 with a skill that is cross class they are at half the max skill ranks as one that is a class skill. (3+level)/2 = Max cross class skill ranks. So far so good.

Now lets say the character multiclasses to another class where that previously cross class skill is now a class skill for the new class. Can the character dump skill points into that skill now to reach a max skill rank of (3+ total level) or is it [(3+level class A)/2] + level class B.
3 + total character level.

If you multiclass back to your first class, it's still 3 + total character level. However, because you're using skill points alloted from that first class that considers it a cross-class skill, you need to pay 2 skill points for 1 rank increase.

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#### Brown Jenkin

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