If you manage to generate all 18's on your ability scores, which single class might,

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01) ……benefit the most, core-only?
02) ……be the most versatile one, core-only? (though I suspect this to be the so-called Tier 1 classes)

EX) ……as with the above questions, with any D&D 3.5E splatbooks & multiclassing & etc. available?
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1)A)Probably the monk or paladin, but they'd both still suck so much it doesn't really matter
1)B)I dunno. If you want good class, probably Swordsage, Warblade, or Factotum, or maybe PsyWar. If not, probably Monk, but, hey, it still sucks so it doesn't matter.
2)A)Wizard. Just, Wizard.
2)B)Wizard, Archivist, Artificer, or, if you can use that very questionable reading, StP Erudite. But those are just the best classes anyways, so it doesn't really matter.
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Cleric would make pretty good use of those stats. Strength for stabbing, constitution because it's good for everyone, wisdom for spellcasting, and charisma for turning.

Cleric would make pretty good use of those stats. Strength for stabbing, constitution because it's good for everyone, wisdom for spellcasting, and charisma for turning.

Except a cleric can jack those stats so high, it doesn't really matter anyways. They don't gain as much as a MAD class. They're still way better, just don't gain as much.
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I'd rank the paladin as having the most benefit of core-only classes, followed by the ranger (who has a marginal use for Charisma), then the monk (who has no particular use for it).

Rogue gets an honourable mention for relying on skills that cover the full spectrum of ability scores.

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Paladin (See the "A"-Game Paladin for mostly why), and Swordsage for sure get amazing use out of those stats.  Spirit Shaman might actually be pretty playable with those stats, if you wanted to... might be neat.
human rogue... OOHHHH the skills!

Multi-classing and all? Wizard/Priest and then I'd get hierophant and eventually divine champion/divine disciple levels and max those out, one at a time. If I have any levels left before reaching epic level? Maybe spellsword or arcane knight...
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hmm ... all 18s eh?
PAO can wipe out this advantage, so lets assume you're not going there.


Unusual race with imbalanced stats, is no longer a BSF.
Super MAD builds that have never been considered, become viable.

Heck even a Divine Mind gets a little juicy with this (but just a little).

I'd bet a very weird Archer and Frontliner combo could work,
and still have a full go at UMD.

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