[RPG] What Hit Dice do multiclass characters spend at the end of a short rest


Under the rules for Short Rest you are able to heal:

A character can spend one or more Hit Dice at the end of a short rest, up to the characters maximum number of Hit Dice, which is equal to the character's level. For each Hit Die spent in this way, the player rolls the die and adds the characters Constitution modifier to it. The character regains hit points equal to the total.

I have a multiclass character – level 1 Monk (d8 Hit Die), levels 2 – 4 Wizard (d6 Hit Die). What Hit Dice would I roll for healing?

  1. Up to 4d8
  2. Up to 4d6
  3. Up to 1d8 and up to 3d6
  4. Any combination of d8's and d6's up to a maximum of 4 dice

Best Answer

Number 3. From page 163 of the PHB:

You add together the Hit Dice granted by all your classes to form your pool of Hit Dice.


If your classes give you Hit Dice of different types, keep track of them separately. If you are a paladin 5/cleric 5, for example, you have five d10 Hit Dice and five d8 Hit Dice.