Single-class characters have more hit points than multi-class characters with the same amount of experience. They do more damage to their opponents in battle. Single-class clerics and mages gain higher level spells sooner than their multi-class counterparts.
Non-human characters may choose to belong to one or more classes, and in so doing reap a few rewards for their trouble. A fighter/mage can both melee effectively and cast spells, though his single-class counterparts prove better at their individual specialties. While this may sound at first like a weak choice, ask yourself what your brave fighter will do when he or she encounters a locked gate for which there is no key.
Because their experience points are distributed evenly between their classes, multi-class characters move up through the levels very slowly.
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