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Offline Alanar

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Build help for Paladin/Sorcerer
« on: December 07, 2015, 01:17:15 PM »
Greetings!
I am in a game with the following parameters:
Starting stats:
17, 14,14,14, 12, 10
We can move one point around. I am a human and variant human is an option if is optimal for the build.

I am looking for a multi-class build because straight paladin is not going to work well because we have a wild shape druid planning to tank. I am thinking Devotion Paladin 6/Favored Soul Sorc 14 (or Dragon Sorc perhaps) would be best. I am looking for help specifically with stat allocation (as well as choosing between human and variant human), feat selection, and spell selection. Fighting style advice and sorcerer background could also be helpful.

This is my first post so please bare with me...




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Re: Build help for Paladin/Sorcerer
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 05:41:59 PM »
Background is basically customizable to whatevs.
Friends cantrip allows ditching Intimidate and
Deception for many uses.

Sorc FS 1 / Paladin 2 (maybe 3 later) / Sorc 11+
... is one way to do it.

But otherwise the FS part is overlapped by
the Paladin 2 attacks weapons and armor.
Sorc Drag 1 / Paladin 6 (or ~7) / Sorc the rest
... is better than FS.  Maybe Storm Sorc can
work here, but idk, haven't run the #'s yet.

Do you want Str or Dex to be your #2 stat?
17+1 goes to Cha , with Cha +2 first
14+1+1 goes to #2 stat , if Dex then Str 12
Int gets the 10-1 , Con 14 , Dex 14 if not #2
Var Human 1st feat is very tasty and strong.
Polearm Master with mid game 2wf stuff.
You want to have lots of opportunities to Smite.
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Re: Build help for Paladin/Sorcerer
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 11:12:06 PM »
Thanks. I would like Strength to be my #2 stat. Also, I am hoping to be a defensive guy with some serious burst so I would like to keep the shield if possible...
How would I arrange the stats optimally if I went variant human?
And what feat you think?

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Re: Build help for Paladin/Sorcerer
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 03:52:23 PM »
Presuming the 2nd build going
Sorc Drag 1 / PalX 6 / Sorc 11+

s 14 +1 vH +1 homegame = 16
d 14
con 14
i 10 -1 homegame = 9
w 12
cha 17 +1 vH = 18

the polearm master feat at level 1
Try to talk your DM into letting you
use a Shield Bash with your off arm.
Ask it with lil' baby i-hafta-play-the-"tightwad"-paladin face  :bigeyes
Because otherwise you'll have the
problem of Arcane casting with a
shield jamming up your S components.
If your DM won't let you (could be idk)
you may have to go no shield to make it work.
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