Classes are the mechanical heart of characters in Dungeons and Dragons. While your race and background carry equal weight in who your character is, your class defines what your character does. Understanding how to build and play a class effectively is the most important part of building an effective DnD character.

Listed below are Handbooks on the various classes and subclasses, exploring the nuances and tricks to get the most out of each. To that end we not only go over the features and options of each class, but put those ideas into practice by showcasing example builds. We try to keep multiclassing to a minimum in these basic examples, but if those advanced options interest you don’t miss the Practical Guide to Multiclassing and our Build Guide Showcase, both of which go into multiclassing.

DnD Classes

3rd-Party Publishers

RPGBOT has covers some 3rd-party content from our favorite creators. This content is published under the Open Gaming License, and is not considered official content. As such, it is not available in Adventurer’s League organized play, and your group may not allow it in your game. If your group wants to explore 3rd-party content, we hope that these articles will help you make them work for you.