Character optimization, at its simplest, is the act of looking at two choices when building a character and choosing the option which will make your character more mechanically effective. The practice is a bit more nuanced, if only because the abundance of options makes weighing those choices challenging. The collection of articles below includes detailed guidance on building your ideal character from top to bottom.

State of the Character Optimization Meta

A discussion of the current state of the character optimization meta, including changes introduced in Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything.

This article will be periodically updated as new source books are released and rules changes are introduced.

Classes

General guides to building and playing your class.

Races

Sometimes you want to play a specific race. Knowing which options are available for that race can make playing that race more viable.

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