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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #60 on: October 16, 2012, 04:18:29 PM »
Hey, there's one that's not on there -- you can do it with a 12-level dip in Wild Reaper druid!  Rock on.
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #61 on: October 16, 2012, 07:58:53 PM »
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #62 on: November 23, 2012, 12:00:26 AM »
wraith 5/marshal 1/Swordsage 2/?

Feats: Shadow Blade, TWF, Darkstalker, Imperious Command, [Never Outnumbered]

Sudden Stunning Amulet of Natual Attacks
Master of Tactics (Cha to damage when flanking)
Shadow Blade (Dex to damage when flanking in Shadow Hand stance)



saving this old wizard build from the "beating the caster" thread:
http://brilliantgameologists.com/boards/index.php?topic=3763.msg119987#msg119987
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #63 on: November 23, 2012, 10:36:59 AM »
wraith 5/fighter* 1/marshal 1

*SA thug

Feats: Craven, TWF, Darkstalker, Imperious Command, [Never Outnumbered]

Sudden Stunning Amulet of Natual Attacks
Master of Tactics (Dex to damage when flanking)
Other things to get dex/cha to dmg as he can afford

intimidating presence feat(cha 13+, intimidate 7+ranks): demoralize a number of opponents equal to cha mod per round.

stacks nicely with never outnumbered for those foes out of range.


normally i would also have suggested the fearsome feat (str 15+): str to intimidate instead of cha; but it looks like you are going for a high dex/cha build instead.


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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #64 on: November 23, 2012, 10:42:44 AM »
wraith 5/fighter* 1/marshal 1

*SA thug

Feats: Craven, TWF, Darkstalker, Imperious Command, [Never Outnumbered]

Sudden Stunning Amulet of Natual Attacks
Master of Tactics (Dex to damage when flanking)
Other things to get dex/cha to dmg as he can afford

intimidating presence feat(cha 13+, intimidate 7+ranks): demoralize a number of opponents equal to cha mod per round.

stacks nicely with never outnumbered for those foes out of range.
Where is that from? I think this guy could be a good "face" and scout, but am still not sure how good it would be in combat (other than intimidating), due to the poor damage and low number of attacks.
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #65 on: November 23, 2012, 10:56:27 AM »
the 3.x dark sun book.




some other potentially useful feats:

commanding presence: removes certain status effects from allies with a skill check.

brutal attack: score a crit to force will save vs shaken to nearby foes.

dissimulated: int plus cha to bluff checks.

inspiring presence: allies gain your cha mod as morale bonus to will saves.

teamwork: aid another as a move action instead of standard action.
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #66 on: November 29, 2012, 09:19:17 PM »
From a character idea that originally started from a picture, and was discussed here.

The Watcher
Unbodied 5/Psion (Telepath) 1/Shadow Mind 7/Subverted Psion 3/?



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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #67 on: November 29, 2012, 10:42:22 PM »
It's less optimal but an alternative to unbodied could be the Spectral Savant .
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #68 on: November 30, 2012, 01:34:46 PM »
It's less optimal but an alternative to unbodied could be the Spectral Savant .
But I wrote up a monster progression for Unbodied, so I don't have to eat the LA. :P
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #69 on: November 30, 2012, 01:48:13 PM »
It's less optimal but an alternative to unbodied could be the Spectral Savant .
But I wrote up a monster progression for Unbodied, so I don't have to eat the LA. :P

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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #70 on: January 29, 2013, 11:24:36 PM »
Copied some of my really old stuff into the next page and a half, just so it doesn't get lost with the old boards...

The Shou Iaijutsu Swashmaster
Monk1/Samurai1/Swashbuckler3/ShouDisciple5/IaijutsuMaster10

Feats: Kung Fu Genius (1), Stunning Fist (m1), IUS (m1), Dodge (h), Weapon Focus: Unarmed (3), Weapon Finesse (Swash1), Improved Initiative (Shou2), Mobility (Shou4), Weapon Focus: Katana (6), Quickdraw (9), Freezing the Lifeblood (12), Combat Expertise (IM4), Raptor School (15), Spring Attack (18), Whirlwind Attack (IM8)

This is more of a "theme" build. This character is the genius Wuxia swordsman, who uses his quickness and intellect to guide his weapon, instead of brute strength. He's mastered the art of pressure points, and mixes in paralyzing touch attacks with his deadly sword strikes. Several people compared it to one of the "villains" from Firefly, and after I'd seen the movie, I saw why. It's also kind of an old build, and so doesn't incorporate alot of newer material.

Goodies: BAB +19, good saves, Int to AC twice, Cha to Initiative, Int to damage, 2d6 unarmed damage, Flurry with any weapon (unarmed strikes can be mixed in freely, as with normal Flurry), Finesse with a katana, Cha to all Iaijutsu Focus dice, automatically gets a surprize round if starts within striking distance.

Focus on Int, Dex, Con and Cha.

Could swap out Freezing the Lifeblood, Whirlwind Attack, Combat Expertise, Mobility, and Spring Attack for other feats. Power Attack (if you have the Str) and Elusive Target would be good choices, as would Combat Reflexes, Stand Still, and Hold the Line (especially if you can get turned into a large creature). Interesting feats to take for the Charisma synergy would be Frightful Presence, Resounding Blow, and (Greater) Kiai Shout. As suggested in a later post, the best feat to add to this build is probably Karmic Strike or Robilar's Gambit. If you can use Dragon material, Fairy Mysteries Initiate is a good feat to add.

Source books: Oriental Adventures (Iaijutsu Master, Samurai), Complete Warrior (Freezing the Lifeblood, Raptor School, (Greater) Kiai Shout, Elusive Target, Hold the Line), Unapproachable East (Shou Disciple), Dragon Mag 319 (Kung Fu Genius), Dragon Mag 318 (Updates Oriental Adventures to 3.5), Book of Exalted Deeds (Resounding Blow), Draconomicon (Frightful Presence).

Another version: http://boards1.wizards.com/showpost.php?p=8593236&postcount=4 (which isn't 100% legal...)
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #71 on: January 29, 2013, 11:25:43 PM »
Here is an NPC that I made for a campaign that I started a while back, but never got to finish. The PCs never even encountered this guy. They briefly entered a town he'd captured and turned into his temporary headquarters, and the party wizard (using True Seeing) spotted Durak's succubus cohort spying on them ethereally. I'm sure they would have eventually made their way back to meet him (for good or ill), but they had more pressing issues at the time.

The game was set in the Unapproachable East region of the Forgotten Realms, and the description of Durak below mentions things related to that area and to specific campaign elements of my game. I also used a few houserules when making him, but I think I mentioned them all where they are listed. You can of course get rid of these, and he can be scaled back (or up) to suit your needs.

Durak the Black, Fallen Palladin, Blackguard Demonbinder

Fighter1/FallenPalladin1/Blackguard10/NarDemonbinder2/Spellsword1/Eldritch Knight 5
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #72 on: January 29, 2013, 11:26:15 PM »
The Dwarven "Answerer"
Ranger3/PsychicWarrior2/Deepwarden2/Warmind10/DwarvenDefender3
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #73 on: January 29, 2013, 11:28:07 PM »
This was originally from an old thread titled Low level warforged shaper fun. The old thread is now gone, along with the rest of the WotC CO forums, but most of the info is inside the spoiler below. I really enjoyed playing these types of characters for a while, and wanted to save what I learned for myself and others.

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« Reply #74 on: January 29, 2013, 11:29:01 PM »
This is a modification of a character that I just finished playing in a (short-lived) PbP. The main focus is on being able to take a tremendous beating and protect your teammates. I also had some planar travel capabilities built in via Astral Caravan, but it is totally unnecessary and was there mostly to fit the flavor of the campaign (I've removed it in the version below).

Khas "The Human Shield"
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #75 on: January 29, 2013, 11:30:28 PM »
Name: Planewalker Greth
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #76 on: January 29, 2013, 11:31:23 PM »
A couple of builds that I made but never played...

Mecha-gishzilla
Magic-blooded Dragonborn Warforged
Duskblade5/Spellsword 1/Suel Arcanamach 1/Abjurant Champion 5 (not necessarily in that order)

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Warforged Suel Glaivelock of Tyranny

Warforged Warlock 3/Palladin of Tyranny 4/Suel Arcanamach 1/AbjChmp2/Eldritch Theurge 7/AbjChmp+3

   Feats: Dreadful Wrath (flaw), Power Attack (1), Combat Casting (3), Travel Devotion (6)
   Invocations: Eld. Glaive, Frightful Blast, (Baleful Utterance or See the Unseen)

The idea is to stack fear effects to panic people when I attack them, and also use Power Attack all the time since my attacks are all touch attacks. He will also debuff their saves from -2 to -4, depending on if they save vs. the fear effects or not. Suel Arcanamach will give a few self buffs and other things, eventually. I realize this would be better as a race that doesn't have a Cha penalty, but this was for a warforged campaign.

Would start as Warlock 2/PoT 2. The Skin of Ectoplasmic Armor would be the way to go for armor. Or you could ditch Travel Devotion till later, take Mithril Body, and move the other feats up.

I didn't plan feats out for the later levels, and I was unsure if I should finish Abjurant Champion first, and then go into Eldritch Theurge, or do it the way I have it now. The quickened Abjurations should be handy, but so will the CL=BAB thing. I'm guessing most of his magical might will be from Suel Arcanamach spells and warlock will mainly be for the Eldritch Glaive, but I've never played a warlock before.
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #77 on: January 29, 2013, 11:31:57 PM »
lol, maybe. It is easier to search with control-F without text blocks, and this thread is mostly for my own use... but I'll consider it. :P

Edit: More build stubs that I'll likely never use:

Something I swiped from 339 that does "triple 9s" without Beholder Mage:
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Mr. Shadows
Illumian Beguiler 2/Binder 1/Anima Mage 4/Shadowcraft Mage 3/Anima Mage +6/SCM+2/Shadowcrafter 2

Feats: Improved Sigil (Krau) (retrained from Versatile Spellcaster) (flaw1), Earth Sense (flaw 2), Heighten (1), Improved Binding (3), SF: Illusion (6), Earth Spell (9), Chain Spell (12), Residual Magic (15), Greater Spell Focus (Illusion) (18)

What he does: Gets +2 spell levels for free when Heightening Silent Image, meaning he can produce 9th level effects using 8th level slots with his Shadow Illusion ability, and they are 140% real. :P He also gets lots of free metamagic (3x vestige metamagic + residual magic). And he's a decent binder.

McBlasty the Blaster
Wizard (Focused Conjurer) 5/Red Wizard 5/Incantatrix 10
Banned: Evocation, Enchantment, Illusion, Necromancy
Feats: Searing Blast, Twin, Empower, Repeat, Quicken, Arcane Thesis (Orb of Fire), Spell Mastery, Uncanny Foresight

What he does: Blows shit up. Uses Uncanny Forethought if that doesn't work. :D

Mr. Buffles
Human? (Necropolitan?) Wiz 3/War Weaver 5/Spellguard of SMoon 2/Incantatrix 10
Skill Focus (Spellcraft), Chain Spell, Spell Mastery, Uncanny Foresight

What he does: Turns his party mates into unholy nightmares.


Alpha Bravo, team leader of team Alpha Strike

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Ardent 10/Slayer 9 with Dominant Ideal for the tarrasque slaying game
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #78 on: January 29, 2013, 11:32:35 PM »
Memhrek, the Unbreakable
Pictures of Memhrek :D

Illumian Ardent 3/Erudite 1/Crusader 2 (into psionic Jade Phoenix Mage next level)
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Re: PhaedrusXY's Playground
« Reply #79 on: January 29, 2013, 11:33:40 PM »
Just making an "archive" of my character from KSBsnowowl's "Mythic Sagas" game.



Hergeirr Helfdane
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Vestiges Herger can Bind (currently bound vestige(s) underlined):
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future progression
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Working on this guy for Bowen's potential RHoD game:

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