5E What Seven Classes Would You Keep? (and why!)

Which Seven Classes Would You Keep? (please vote for all seven and thanks!)

  • Barbarian

    Votes: 39 24.8%
  • Bard

    Votes: 88 56.1%
  • Cleric

    Votes: 138 87.9%
  • Druid

    Votes: 87 55.4%
  • Fighter

    Votes: 144 91.7%
  • Monk

    Votes: 39 24.8%
  • Paladin

    Votes: 85 54.1%
  • Ranger

    Votes: 61 38.9%
  • Rogue

    Votes: 145 92.4%
  • Sorcerer

    Votes: 20 12.7%
  • Warlock

    Votes: 51 32.5%
  • Wizard

    Votes: 142 90.4%
  • Other (PLEASE post what and why!)

    Votes: 13 8.3%

  • Total voters
    157

steeldragons

Steeliest of the dragons
Big 4: Cleric, Fighter, Thief[Rouge], MU/Mage[Wizard]

Leaves us with 3...

Any arcane spell-user can be fluffed out of a Wizard character, just squint and reskin for a warlock, sorcerer, witch, specialist mages, what have you. So we'll leave that be.

Barbarian -special flavor of a warrior.
Druid -special flavor of a cleric.
Ranger -special flavor of a rogue and/or another slice of warrior.

Done.
 
I agree with several others in this thread: 7 classes are still too many.

Barbarian - a subclass* of Fighter
Bard - a subclass* of Rogue
Cleric
Druid - A subclass* of Cleric
Fighter
Monk - a subclass* of Fighter
Paladin - a subclass* of Cleric or Fighter
Ranger - a subclass* of Fighter or Rogue
Rogue
Sorcerer - a subclass* of Wizard
Warlock - a subclass* of Wizard
Wizard

*or kit, or other 1st-level option
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
I agree with several others in this thread: 7 classes are still too many.

Barbarian - a subclass* of Fighter
Bard - a subclass* of Rogue
Cleric
Druid - A subclass* of Cleric
Fighter
Monk - a subclass* of Fighter
Paladin - a subclass* of Cleric or Fighter
Ranger - a subclass* of Fighter or Rogue
Rogue
Sorcerer - a subclass* of Wizard
Warlock - a subclass* of Wizard
Wizard

*or kit, or other 1st-level option
That's a good start. Here, let me help!

Conan - a subclass of Fighter
Bard - a subclass* of Rogue
Cleric
The Druid Abides- a subclass of White Russian
Fighter
Monk - all ur martial artz r belong 2 me
Paladin - a subclass* of Cleric or Fighter
Strider- a subclass of Tolkien
Thief
Sorcerer - a subclass* of Wizard
Warlock - a subclass of Cthulhu
Wizard
 

Salthorae

Imperial Mountain Dew Taster
It's interesting how much this is coloured by 5E.

10 or 15 years ago I doubt Rangers would have been so low or Paladins quite so high.
This is definitely true. In 3.x there is no way that Bard would have garnered 25% of the vote in a "keep" thread.

I believe at some point in 3E's development there was some thought about making Paladin and Ranger prestige classes but that ultimately they chickened out.

(Yes I know they did this later in Unearthed Arcana - I mean from the beginning.)
this was one of my favorite things from UA and went into my 3.5 games almost immediately.
 

wizard71

Explorer
I would ditch the rogue. The logic leaps of how a dagger in a rogue’s hand is more effective than a fighter’s greatsword attacks are too much. Skills have been so devalued that the rogue need not exist.
I would keep fighter & barbarian because they are iconic. Sorcerers , wizards, bards., clerics and druids bring much fun and flexibility to the table.
Monks need multiple high stats to be effective and 5E does not lend itself to high stats. Paladins are overpowered and rangers are underpowered. Warlocks have no real meaning for the pacts and are really just eldritch blast auto turrets.
 

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