D&D Insider brings you another exclusive playtest opportunity this month with a second look at hybrid characters from Player's Handbook 3. The hybrid character rules allow you to combine elements of two character classes into a whole. Effectively, you create a brand-new class from portions of two classes. We analyzed your comments from the first round of playtesting and present the results here for a second round. Check out hybrid characters and send us your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hybrid character rules break down each class into parts. The hybrid version of a class provides a portion of the game benefits of the normal class (hit points, defenses, proficiencies, class features, and so forth). When combined with the hybrid version of another class, these two partial classes create a whole, functional class.