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Advanced Class Guide
Cover of Advanced Class Guide
PZO1129 (Hardcover)
PZO1129-PE (Pocket Edition)
Author(s) Jason Bulmahn et al.
Publisher Paizo Inc.
Price Hardcover: $39.99
Pocket Edition: $19.99
PDF: $19.99
Released Hardcover: August 2014
Pocket Edition: January 31, 2018
Type Core
Binding Hardcover, softcover
Pages 256 pages
isbn ISBN 978-1-60125-671-3 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-64078-007-1 (Pocket Edition)
Rules set PFRPG
Series Pathfinder RPG
Follows Bestiary 4
Precedes Monster Codex
Errata 1st printing
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Advanced Class Guide, a hardcover Pathfinder RPG rulebook featuring content by Dennis Baker, Ross Byers, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Jason Bulmahn, Jim Groves, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, Jonathan H. Keith, Will McCardell, Dale C. McCoy, Jr., Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Thomas M. Reid, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Russ Taylor, was released August 6, 2014. Errata for a second printing was released on July 22, 2015.

A production error in the first printing resulted in the Pathfinder Adventure Path logo being printed on the cover instead of the Pathfinder RPG logo.[1]

A softcover Pocket Edition of the book was released on January 31, 2018.

A New Breed of HeroAdventure like never before with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Advanced Class Guide! Explore new heights of heroism with 10 new base classes, each with 20 levels of amazing abilities. Incredible powers also await existing characters, with more than a hundred new archetypes and class options. Prepare characters for their most legendary adventure ever with massive selections of never-before-seen spells, magic items, and more!

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Advanced Class Guide is a must-have companion volume to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 15 years of system development and an open playtest featuring more than 50,000 gamers to create a cutting-edge RPG experience that brings the all-time best-selling set of fantasy rules into the new millennium.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Advanced Class Guide includes:

  • Ten new base classes—the magic-twisting arcanist, the ferocious bloodrager, the cunning investigator, the daring swashbuckler, the formidable warpriest, and others.
  • Variant class abilities and thematic archetypes for all 29 base classes, such as the counterfeit mage and the mutagenic mauler.
  • Nearly a hundred new feats for characters of all classes, including style feats, teamwork feats like Coordinated Shot, and more.
  • Hundreds of new spells and magic items, such as feast on fear and skullcrusher gauntlets.
  • An entire armory of amazing equipment, from vital new adventuring gear to deadly alchemical weapons.


  • Introduction (4)
  • Chapter 1: Classes (6)
Hybrid Classes (8)
Arcanist (8)
Bloodrager (15)
Brawler (23)
Hunter (26)
Investigator (30)
Shaman (35)
Skald (49)
Slayer (53)
Swashbuckler (56)
Warpriest (60)
Racial Favored Class Options (69)
  • Chapter 2: Archetypes and Class Options (72)
  • Chapter 3: Feats (134)
  • Chapter 4: Spells (160)
  • Chapter 5: Gear and Magic Items (200)
  • Chapter 6: Designing Classes (238)
  • Index (250)

Advanced Class Guide Playtest

Advanced Class Guide Playtest
Cover of "Advanced Class Guide Playtest"
Author(s) Jason Bulmahn et al.
Publisher Paizo Publishing, LLC
Price PDF: free
Released November 14, 2013; revised December 9, 2013
Type Core
Binding PDF
Pages 56 pages
Rules set PFRPG
Series Pathfinder RPG
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The Advanced Class Guide Playtest was released on November 14, 2013, as a free PDF download and was revised on December 9. The playtesting period ran through December 17, 2013.


  1. Erik Mona. (August 1, 2014). A Tale of Two Covers, Paizo Blog.