7. Class Power Rankings
So, you want to know which classes are the most powerful in Pathfinder, right? You want the definite, final answer as to which class is the strongest and which is the weakest, right?
Okay. Check the spoiler box below for the answer to the question “which class is the strongest?”
Now that’s out of the way, we can go on to something more useful.
Since this is a 3.5/Pathfinder handbook, what I’m interested in measuring is how the classes have changed
. So with no further ado, here’s the table of whether the Pathfinder classes have gone up or down in relative power from how they were in 3.5. Note once again that this measures relative
- These classes are significantly stronger in Pathfinder than they were in 3.5.
- These classes are better than they were in 3.5, but not hugely so.
- These classes have picked up a bunch of buffs and a bunch of nerfs. Figuring out whether they’re better or worse is going to come down to opinion.
- The only class which has unarguably gotten worse. Yeah, you saw this coming.