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The Expert was one of several NPC Classes introduced in Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition.

An expert is an NPC usually very skilled in a profession or craft.

A typical expert NPC could be a very skilled professional or an elite craftsperson.

Notably, they pick any ten skills at character creation to be their class skills, meaning they can actually be min-maxed somewhat-effectively compared to their non-spellcasting NPC class brethren. In particular, Iaijutsu Focus can give them a solid damage option, Use Magic Device turns them into a knockoff caster, Tumble grants excellent mobility, Autohypnosis can make them immune to fear and poison, the social trifecta of Bluff, Diplomacy, and Intimidate lets them handle all face duties, and that still leaves two slots for things like Sense Motive, Spot/Listen, Handle Animal, Stealth, or Survival. There are also some silly builds that revolve around skill checks rather than other mechanics.

Perhaps because of this, the class was, ironically, power-creeped by the Factotum and Savant classes, who automatically get all skills as class skills without having to pick, and get actual class features.

Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition Classes
Player's Handbook: Barbarian - Bard - Cleric - Druid - Fighter - Monk
Paladin - Ranger - Rogue - Sorcerer - Wizard
Player's Handbook II: Beguiler - Dragon Shaman - Duskblade - Knight
Complete Adventurer: Exemplar - Ninja - Scout - Spellthief
Complete Arcane: Warlock - Warmage - Wu jen
Complete Divine: Favored Soul - Shugenja - Spirit Shaman
Complete Psionic: Ardent - Divine Mind - Erudite - Lurk
Complete Warrior: Hexblade - Samurai - Swashbuckler
Dragon Compendium: Battle Dancer - Death Master - Jester
Mounteback - Savant - Sha'ir - Urban Druid
Dragon Magazine: Sha'ir - Deathwalker - Fleshcrafter - Soul Reaper
Dragon Magic: Dragonfire Adept
Dungeonscape: Factotum
Eberron Campaign Setting: Artificer
Heroes of Horror: Archivist - Dread Necromancer
Magic of Incarnum: Incarnate - Soulborn - Totemist
Miniatures Handbook: Favored Soul - Healer - Marshal - Warmage
Oriental Adventures: Samurai - Shaman - Shugenja - Sohei - Wu jen
Psionics Handbook: Psion - Psychic Warrior - Soulknife - Wilder
Tome of Battle: Crusader - Swordsage - Warblade
Tome of Magic: Binder - Shadowcaster - Truenamer
NPC Classes: Adept - Aristocrat - Commoner - Expert - Magewright - Warrior
Class-related things: Favored Class - Gestalt character - Multiclassing
Prestige classes - Variant Classes - Epic Levels