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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2012, 10:07:09 AM »
You just take Prof in Reinforced Armor, which gives you both Suit and Vest. ;)
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2012, 11:27:02 PM »
Original Shield Guardian/Crusader build

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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2012, 08:47:35 AM »
How about my (Divine)Crusader, for a divine spell to spam?
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2012, 11:01:12 PM »
Jotun Barbarian 1/Nord's Blade 4/Paragon 3

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Steadfast Determination
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2012, 12:49:28 AM »
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2012, 01:06:15 PM »
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2012, 10:29:43 PM »
I like the build. How are you applying the smoking property to dastana?

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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2012, 11:23:27 PM »
I like the build. How are you applying the smoking property to dastana?
Its a smoking gauntlet (see other defenses) the wealth section just isn't properly updated.  There is a small problem I see which is that steadfast boots are 1400gp, not 600.  You could save that money by using the craft skill to self craft all your mundane items.

Additionally, if I may be so bold as to make some suggestions.  Steadfast Determination (w/ the crappy endurance prereq) would work to really help your will save.  Also may I suggest changing the armor spikes into netcutter spikes (RoW) for a bit of extra umph against entangling effects (plus they look cooler).  I would also look into getting a black dragonfang blade for the guisarme so you can deal acid damage against regenerators (may be to pricy AFB at the moment). 

Otherwise, I really like how the character is going and look forward to you defenestrating numerous mooks.

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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2012, 11:59:02 PM »
I like the build. How are you applying the smoking property to dastana?
Its a smoking gauntlet (see other defenses) the wealth section just isn't properly updated.  There is a small problem I see which is that steadfast boots are 1400gp, not 600.  You could save that money by using the craft skill to self craft all your mundane items.
I think Dastana are basically just oversized gauntlets that give you a shield bonus, correct? In a previous game a DM had OK'd having them enchanted as weapons, since they are basically gauntlets. I'll mention it to SirP to make sure he doesn't mind.

I had two sets of boots combined in the original equipment list that I pulled this from. The other ones cost 600 gp. I just pulled the wrong price out of the formula. :P (It's the ones that let you stand from prone as a swift action, but I forget what they're called.)

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Additionally, if I may be so bold as to make some suggestions.  Steadfast Determination (w/ the crappy endurance prereq) would work to really help your will save.  Also may I suggest changing the armor spikes into netcutter spikes (RoW) for a bit of extra umph against entangling effects (plus they look cooler).  I would also look into getting a black dragonfang blade for the guisarme so you can deal acid damage against regenerators (may be to pricy AFB at the moment). 

Otherwise, I really like how the character is going and look forward to you defenestrating numerous mooks.
Steadfast Determination is a great suggestion, especially if I can use the homebrewed version (which I think lacks the prereq, and is in fact better than the original). I hadn't finished with feats yet, as you can see, but was considering something to boost his abysmal will save. I remember that SirP is using a homebrewed version of Iron Will also, and so thought I might get that from the Otyugh Hole if it is worth it.

I'll check out the other things you mentioned, also. I'd heard mention of them, but they didn't seem to be big things, so hadn't made it onto my "standard equipment list" yet.
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2012, 12:31:49 AM »
I am a big fan of pimping out mundane equipment to increase the general usefulness of all the BS the character has to have but generally isn't that useful.  A big recommendation I would make is to spend some of your final pocket change gold to buy a few pounds of Shapesand from Sandstorm since its only 14gp/lbs and can replace tons of non-complex items like shovels, hammers, and pitons.

As for the Dastana thing, you may be right (OA is a book I don't get to use that often) and I don't think it will be a big deal since smoking acts far more like an armour property than a weapon enhancement.

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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2012, 12:40:16 AM »
Yeah, Shapesand is something I normally jot down on most characters. :D It's just too awesome not to. I'll probably go with a more "equipment light" theme for this guy, though, as he doesn't seem like the type to carry around a crate full of junk. Shapesand can be even more handy in that case, though.

Where are the dragonfang rules from? MiC? The least energy assault crystals could work for this, also.
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2012, 02:25:47 PM »
I'm not sure how much pre-game character interaction there is, but I should be able to take 10 on craft (alchemy) to create shapesand.

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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2012, 02:30:30 PM »
Dragonfang weapons are from the Red Hand of Doom module. They may have been reprinted elsewhere. Basically, the weapons also deal 1 damage of a given energy type in addition to normal damage.

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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2012, 11:31:46 PM »
Dragonfang weapon is Draconomicon p.117.  It costs +300gp and makes the weapon masterwork and adds 1 damage of the dragon type as an (ex) property.  It doesn't stack with the same type of damage but can stack with other damage types.

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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2012, 11:48:40 PM »
Dragonfang weapon is Draconomicon p.117.  It costs +300gp and makes the weapon masterwork and adds 1 damage of the dragon type as an (ex) property.  It doesn't stack with the same type of damage but can stack with other damage types.
Well hell, that's half the price of a weapon crystal that does the same thing.
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2012, 02:08:59 PM »
So... since the shield guardian adds all of its levels to your martial adept levels, I could add a level of warblade for Iron Heart Surge and a couple of other maneuvers. Is it worth it? I'd lose the 5th level of shield guardian, costing me the Spell Trap and Thin the Ranks abilities (absorb area spells, and a Force-based bull rush area effect), and delay my size upgrade to large for another level. I think it actually isn't, but it is tempting. It's something to consider for the future, anyway, if this game keeps going. Master of Nine would be a fun PrC to enter with this guy, too. :P
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2012, 01:24:51 PM »
Ported over from the Death of an Artist campaign, at PhaedrusXY's request. Followers I can't copy as easily, since the thread in question wasn't started by me and with the boards locked down I can't edit it.

Eddie, the ship's "AI"
Venerable Kalashtar (Bone Creature) Psion (Shaper) 5/Thrallherd 5



HD 10d12+40 (Desecrate, Corpse Crafter)(160 hps)
Ability Scores:
Str 6 (8-6+4)
Con -
Dex 12 (14-6+4)(6)
Int 26 (17+3age+2levels+4enh)(13)
Wis 16 (13+3)(5)
Cha 22 (15+3age+4enh)( 8 )

XP: 45077 (45000+4500-2000-2173-250) (Item familiar -LAbuyoff at 3rd level -(Item Crafting + Psychic Chirurgery) - Psychic Reformation)
AL: NE

Initiative: +9 (+1 Dex, +4 Nimble Bones, +2 trait, +2psicrystal)
Movement: 40
BAB/Grapple: +4/+2
Attacks: +7 ranged, +4 melee
Saves: F+4, R+5, W+13 (Base 2/2/8)
Feats:
1 Psicrystal Affinity (1st), Improved Psicrystal 1 (flaw1), Improved Psicrystal 2 (flaw2), Improved Psicrystal 3 (bonus)
3 Inquisitor
5 Improved Psicrystal 4, Landlord (retrained magical location)
6 Item Familiar
9 Improved Psicrystal 5
10 Practiced Manifester (retrained magical location)

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Traits: Aggressive
Special Qualities: +2 vs [Mind Affecting] effects and possession. Undead traits. Mindlink 1xday (as wilder of 1/2 level). Bonus 1pp/level. Immune to Dream and Nightmare. Darkvision 60'. Immune to Cold. DR 5/bludgeoning. +4 Turn Resistance. +2 enhancement bonus to attack rolls and saves.
Skills:
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Skill Tricks: Swift Concentration, Collector of Stories (+5 to ID creatures)
Languages: Common, Quori, Undercommon, Draconic, Giant, Dwarven, Elven, Infernal

Power Points: 122 (72+40+10) (97/122 current)
DC: 18+ power level
Powers known:
1st (5) Energy Ray, Crystal Shard, Deflection Field (CPsi, swift +4 defl. to AC, Conc.+1 rnd), Vigor, Entangling Ectoplasm, Psionic Charm
2nd (4) Psionic Repair Damage, Damp Power, Feat Leech, Energy Adaptation: Specified
3rd (4) Time Hop, Ectoplasmic Cocoon, Dispel Psionics, Greater Concealing Amorpha
4th (4) Fabricate, Quintessence, Wall of Ectoplasm, Freedom of Movement, Psionic Dominate
5th (2) Stygian Dominion, Anticipatory Strike, Psionic Revivify

Items (49k WBL)(all on psicrystal unless otherwise noted):
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Unspent Wealth: 237.4 gp

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Other possible forms: War troll (with Overchannel), Will-o-wisp (for scouting, since it has "natural" invisibility)


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Sources Used: Libris Mortis (Corpsecrafter feats, Necropolitan, Haunt Shift), Book of Vile Darkness (Bone Creature), MiC, Sandstorm (Black Sand), CPsi (feats, powers, Ardent believers), Lords of Madness (Mindsight), SRD and other online sources (Item Familiar, homebrewed flaws, Transference spell), XPH, Eberron campaign book (Kalashtar race), and I forget where Legendary Artisan, and Extraordinary Artisan are from (an Eberron book and FR book I think). I also don't know where Landlord is (I just took it because they told me to :P ).


Ongoing effects: Synthesete and See Invisible (on psicrystal) for 1 hour. Burrowing Read Thoughts (Conc, up to 10 min), Chameleon (100 min)
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2012, 01:36:38 PM »
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Moving my minions to here. I used the Elite Array on my Thrall. I don't think I'll bother statting the followers fully, but I assumed a 15 as the highest base stat for a lot of them, which would be the Elite Array, also.
Eddie's Thrall and Believers

Felix Feinstein, The Administrative Assistant (Thrall)

Middle-aged Necropolitan Human (Native Outsider, Undead) Psion (Telepath) 9
AL: LE
Ability Scores: Int 20, Cha 14, Wis 16, Con -, Str 9, Dex 12 (used Elite Array)

HD 9d12+18 (73 hit points)(ritual conducted in a Desecrated area with an altar to an evil deity)
AC: 11 (10+1dex) (19 as Hound Archon, 24 as Erinyes)
Saves: Fort +6, Ref +5, Will +10 (F11, R10 as Erinyes)(F7, R4 as Hound)
Attacks: +1 melee, +5 ranged (+7 melee, +10 ranged as Erinyes)
BAB: +4

Equipment (12,000 wbl): Headband of Intellect +2, Charisma +1, Hat of Disguise and Headband of Conscious Effort (1,100/8,800), Gloves of Dex +1 (1,000), Composite Longbow (str+5) and 40 arrows (602), MW tools for Gather Info, Sense Motive, Concentration, Profession (Acct. and Lawyer), and Psicraft (300 total); Cloak of Resistance +1 (1000), Anklet of Translocation (1400), Handy Haversack (2000), magical location x2 (4000), Black Sand (in Haversack, free). 598 gp left over.

Feats: Burrowing Power (1), Psicrystal Affinity (flaw1), Linked Power (Psion 1), Otherworldly (human), Hidden Talent (Metaphysical Weapon) (flaw2), Psicrystal Containment (3), Metamorphic Transfer (Psion5), EK: Chameleon (6), EK: Metamorphosis (9), EK: Remote Viewing (magical location, reformatted), Point Blank Shot (magical location, reformatted), (Gain Dodge and Mobility as Erinyes)
Flaws: Murky Eyed, Non-Combatant
XP spent: He used Psychic Reformation to redo two purchased magical location feats, and defrayed 90% of the cost into 9 of Eddie's believers via Metaconcert, meaning he only spent 5 XP himself. He also spent 264 XP on having his headband crafted. Since his level is capped from being a Thrall, he can earn extra XP and spend it on things like this without losing levels, though.

Skills: Gather Information +18 (12), Sense Motive +17 (12), Concentration +17 (12), Profession (Lawyer) +15 ( 8 ), Profession (Accountant) +15 ( 8 ), Knowledge (Local) +10 (5), Psicraft +19 (12)

Powers Known: (94 PPs, DC 15+ power level)(80 spent currently)
1- Vigor, Deflection Field (CPsi, swift +4 defl. to AC, Conc.+1 rnd), Metaphysical Weapon, Entangling Ectoplasm, Mind Thrust, Force Screen, Chameleon
2- Brain Lock, Read Thoughts, Suggestion, Ego Whip
3- Psionic Blast, Telekinetic Force, Energy Wall, Touchsight
4- Schism, Modify Memory, Telekinetic Maneuver, Trace Teleport, Metamorphosis, Remote Viewing
5- Metaconcert, Mind Probe

Active powers: Metamorphosis (Hound Archon) shared with Psicrystal (Glimmerskin) ?/90 rounds left

Psicrystal
HD: 9 (36 hp)
Ability Scores: Str 1, Dex 15, Con Ø, Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 10
AC: 20 (10+4size+2dex+4nat)
Saves: F+3, R+4, W+8
BAB +6
Attack: +5 (+4size-5str+6bab)
Special Qualities: Move 30 (climb 20), Fly 50 (poor), Sighted, Telepathic Link, Deliver Touch Powers, Telepathic Speech, +4 NA and Int, Improved Evasion, Hardness 8
Feats: Mindsight (1), Dark Stalker (3), SF: Hide (6th), Stealthy (9th)
Skills: Spot +4, Listen +4, Hide +19 (+29 w/Chameleon), Move Silently +8, Search +4, Climb +14
Personalities: Hero (+2 Fort saves)

Common metamorphosis forms: Erinyes (Telepathy 100', constant True Seeing; Str, Con and Dex 21)
Hound Archon (Greater Teleport, Aura of Menace, Magic Circle, Tongues)
Ether Scarab (MM2) - can create a portal between any two planes that accommodates large or smaller creatures for 1d4+1 rounds
Ethereal Slayer (MM2) - Detect Magic at will; dimensional anchor at will; plane shift(self only) 2/day
Asperi (MM2, for Psicrystal) - Feather Fall 4/day; Air Walk at 60' speed (aided, but not hampered by strong winds): 60' telepathy w/ any creature w/ Int 1+
Glimmerskin (MM2, for Psicrystal) - touch range heal 5 hp per round; bond with host and grants bonuses; 100' telepathy (any language)(has 12 HD, so no good for a couple of levels)
Psurlon (MM2, for Psicrystal) - 250' telepathy
Pseudodragon (for Psicrystal) - 2 hd tiny dragon, 60' telepathy, fly 60 (good), poison, 6 Str, 15 Dex, 13 Con and +4 NA, +4 hide (+8 in forests), Weapon Finesse (B), 5' reach w/tail
Spellweaver (MM2, 10 HD, for Eddie's) - 1000 mile telepathy...
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2012, 02:20:26 PM »
Thanks, Boz. I don't have cookie, but here is some delicious cake.  :cake

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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2012, 12:54:07 PM »
Saul Yehanan
Kalashtar Paragon 3/Psion (Telepath/Seer) 1

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AL: Lawful Neutral

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HD: 3d6+1d4+8 (25 hp)
Saves (base): F +4 (1), R +3 (1), W +6 (5) (+2 vs. Mind-Affecting and possession)
AC: 18 (10+4armor+3shield+2dex-1trait), touch 11 (15 vs. incorporeal), flat-footed 16 (includes non-augmented inertial armor)
Initiative: +6 (+2 dex, +2 trait, +2 psicrystal)
Speed: 30'
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BAB/Grapple: +2/+1
Attacks: dagger -1 (1d4-1), light crossbow +4 (1d8)

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