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Source: Core Rulebook, pg(s). 30ff.
See also: Category:Classes

Not everyone is born the same: people have differences such as race, ethnicity, temperament and religion. People are also differently skilled: some are devout followers of gods, artists, brutal fighters, or perhaps trained scholars of the ways of magic. Scholars tend to categorize such differences as classes. Some people seem to exhibit few special characteristics and may be classed by their role in life: perhaps as aristocrats or mere commoners. However, some develop heroic capabilities and may grow in power with experience in their class.1

Prestige classes

See also: Category:Prestige classes

Those who master a specialized set of skills or achieve an exceptional level of power often become members of a prestige class. Such classes represent a further specialization in certain fields, whether in devotion to a faith or doctrine, loyalty to an organization, or through otherwise unparalleled competency.2


  1. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 30ff. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  2. Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Matt Goodall, and Jason Nelson. (2012). Paths of Prestige, p. 2. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-451-1