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Prestige classes have requirements that are more restrictive than those for advanced classes, and therefore reflect deeper specialization. In general, prestige classes are usually accessible only after 8 to 10 character levels and often have requirements only found in advanced classes.
|Prestige Class||Advanced Class1|
|Archmage||Mage, Techno Mage|
|Artificer||Mage, Techno Mage|
|Holy/Unholy Knight||Strong and Fast2|
|1 The given advanced class provides the fastest path to the associated prestige class, though not the only path.|
|2 The fastest path into this prestige class is from a combination of the Strong and Fast hero basic classes, in particular those which proceed through the Archaic Weaponsmaster and Swashbuckler advanced classes.|