DnD 5e – New Player Resource: Starting Above 1st Level and Wealth by Level

Say you’ve been playing 5e since release day. You haven’t played a level 1 character in years. But every time you build a new character, you and your group aren’t sure exactly how to build your character and how much stuff they start with when starting above 1st level.

Or maybe you’ve been playing a long-running game, and your character fell into an infinitely deep pit and can’t be raised from the dead. You need a replacement character, but you don’t know what items to give them or how to integrate them into your existing party.

Well, I’ve got the answers for you.

In this article you’ll find advice for building out your character stats without accidentally cheating, a character wealth by level table which includes magic items, and a brief section on introducing a new character to an existing party.