The design of Erenel prestige classes aims to provide exciting specialized class options by covering thematic concepts in a broader term outside of single feats or generalized subclasses. Prestige classes should have character investment leading up to gaining a level in prestige!
Gaining a Prestige Class
A prestige class uses the 5E multiclassing rules. When your character is ready to advance a level and meets the prestige class prerequisites, you can choose to gain a level in an available prestige class. Your levels in all your classes, including prestige classes, are added together to determine your character level.
Taking up a prestige class through multiclassing involves meeting certain prerequisites, just as with multiclassing into a standard class. A prestige class requires a minimum character level that you must meet before taking your first level in the prestige class. For example, if the prestige class requires you to be a 7th-level character, you could only take levels in the prestige class upon reaching 8th level or higher. In addition, a prestige class also requires a minimum score in at least one ability and typically the completion of a specific task or story-based aspect before being able to take that prestige class.
Prestige Class Features
You gain prestige class features just like normal class features. Sometimes, a prestige class can improve features you have gained from other classes. If a prestige class grants Channel Divinity, Extra Attack, or Unarmored Defense, that feature is treated the same way as if you had gained it from multiple standard classes.