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Currently the following question exists

All of the following questions are currently marked as duplicates of the above one:

And then there are the following questions about spell slots which the very first question does not cover:

Should something be done regarding all these questions about spell slots for multi-classed spellcasters? Perhaps a general question should be made to address spell slots like the one that addresses spells known/prepared?


There are even some other related questions about spell slots but are distinct from "How many spell slots do I have?" in one way or another. Thus these may be different enough that anything that happens to the previously mentioned questions wouldn't apply to these:

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    \$\begingroup\$ Previous discussion on this: Multiclassing mayhem: should all these questions be duplicates of this question about wizards' spellbooks? \$\endgroup\$ – Someone_Evil Nov 29 '19 at 19:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ Just to clarify my reasoning for not closing others, from that previous meta: "I also went ahead and updated some of the old questions that had been incorrectly marked as a duplicate of the wizard question to point to my new question instead - though I didn't go searching for any others (if at least to avoid flooding the front page all at once)." It's worth addressing in this meta, though. \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Nov 29 '19 at 20:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ (As for spell slots, I think it would be best to make it a separate mainsite question from my known/prepared spells one if that's what people decide, as it is a mostly separate question.) \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Nov 29 '19 at 20:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ To quote Aerys Targaryen - “burn them all.” Oh, wait, not a tag question. Sorry. :) \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Mar 31 at 17:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Wow. Maybe someone should hop on the Twitter and show the game's designers this question. I mean, if there are that many questions about this, somebody should let the designers know folks are struggling with their rules. Really, just to be kind to all the folks don't visit here. \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Apr 1 at 5:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ @HeyICanChan: They're pretty clearly explained in the same chapter and section as the rest of the multiclassing rules... I don't know what WotC can really do about people not reading the relevant part of the rules before asking a question :P \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Apr 3 at 3:35
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Make a generalized question with a canonical answer, then link all new questions of this type to it.

I think that this is typically what's done about these sorts of things, and evidently small variations of this question keep getting asked regarding different class/level combinations - so I'd suggest to make a single generalized version of this question like "How do spellcasting slots work with a multiclassed character in DnD 5e" and self-answer it with a canonical answer discussing how multiclassing spell slots work for a character in DnD 5e. That way, we can close any new questions of this type as duplicates while leaving the old ones alone unless someone bumps them to the front page.

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