Level 12 DPR King Build: Double Sword Fighter/Ranger

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I was playing around with a character concept for an upcoming campaign, after a little thought I was curious how high I could push the dpr. If I end up playing the character I think I will make it a little more balanced, but I am pretty happy with the results as far as sustainable over the top damage is concerned. As such I'm just going to include the dpr relevant aspects of this build.

Edit: I decided to follow crabcrouton’s advice and use a Blood Fury weapon to trigger Longtooth Shifting and Battle Fury Stance for an extra 2 damage and 4 damage encounter-long respectively. Then drop the weapon (free action) and pull out a Frost weapon with a Battle Harness armor before attacking. I’ve left the old calculations in place (strikethrough) and labeled the new stuff with new/edit for anyone interested in distinguishing the two.

in DPR King Candidates 2.0 template


53.575 DPR Double Sword Master (12), by Lazyphilosopher (1,6;8)
64.375 DPR Double Sword Master (12), by Lazyphilosopher (1,6,8,@)



- Build -


Race: Half-Orc Longtooth Shifter


Class: Hybrid Ranger/Fighter


Paragon: Kensai


Ability scores: Str. 23 Con. 11 Dex. 18 16 Int. 9 Wis. 14 16 Cha. 11


Feats:


1 Weapon Proficiency (Double Sword)


2 Hybrid Talent (Tempest Technique)


4 Weapon Expertise


6 Weapon Focus


8 Lethal Hunter


10 Wintertouched


11 Lasting Frost


12 Agile Tempest





At-Will: Twin Strike

Utility: Battle Fury Stance new/edit



Equipment:


Frost Double Sword +3 (Lv 13) (Found Item)


Siberys Shard of Merciless Cold (Paragon Tier) (Lv 12) (Found Item)


Gloves of Ice (Paragon Tier) (Lv 11) (Found Item)


Iron Armbands of Power (Heroic Tier) (Lv 6) (Bought 1800 gp)


Summoned Leather Armor +2 (Lv 6) (Bought 1800 gp)
Battle Harness Leather Armor +2 (Lv 9) (Bought 4200 gp) new/edit

Blood Fury Hand Axe +1 (Lv 3) (Bought 680 gp) new/edit


DPR Calculation:


To Hit with Twin Strike: +23 vs AC 26 hit 85% crit 5% miss 10%


6 (1/2 level)
6 (Strength)
3 (Double Sword proficiency)
1 (Tempest Technique)
1 (Weapon Expertise)
1 (Kensai)
3 (Enhancement)
2 (Combat advantage)


Average Damage Per Hit with Twin Strike: 23.5 29.5


3.5 (Double Sword)
5 (vulnerable 5 cold)
2 (Gloves of Ice)
2 (Tempest Technique bonus)
1 (Tempest Technique offhand bonus)
3 (Enhancement)
2 (Iron Armbands of Power)
3 (Siberys Shard of Merciless Cold)
2 (Weapon Focus)

2 (Longtooth Shifting) new/edit
4 (Battle Fury Stance) new/edit


Damage Per Hit on a Crit with Twin Strike: 36.5 42.5


6 (Double Sword)
20 (Static Damage)
10.5 (Crit Die for Frost Weapon)

2 (Longtooth Shifting) new/edit
4 (Battle Fury Stance) new/edit


Chance to do Hunter's Quarry damage per round with Twin Strike:


.85+(.85)(.1)=.935


Average damage on Hunter's Quarry: 9


Crit damage with Hunter's Quarry: 16


Chance to Crit with Hunter's Quarry:


.05+.05(.95)=.0975





Total Expected DPR:


(.85)(23.5)(2)+(.05)(36.5)(2)+(.935)(9)+(.0975)(16)=53.575

(.85)(29.5)(2)+(.05)(42.5)(2)+(.935)(9)+(.0975)(16)= 64.375


You might want to consider the following for extra damage:
- Go with Longtooth Shifter. Use a Blood Fury weapon to trigger their Longtooth Shifting for an extra 2 damage encounter-long. Then drop the weapon (free action) and pull out your Frost weapon with a Battle Harness armor before attacking.
- Battle Fury Stance is a level 2 Fighter utility stance that adds 2/4/6 damage per attack.
If you want to use the armor slot for something else you can get the wonderous item ruby scabbard to pull out your weapon of choice as a free action before you attack.
DPR King Candidates 3.0
How much damage should I shoot for?
You're fired : 1 Kills Per 5 Rounds = .2 KPR Fair Striker : 2 Kills Per 5 Rounds = .4 KPR Highly Optimized : 3 Kills Per 5 Rounds = .6 KPR Nerfbat please : 4 Kills Per 5 Rounds = .8 KPR It's OVER 9000!!!!!: 5 Kills Per 5 Rounds = 1+ KPR
DPR? KPR? KP4R? Bless you
DPR = Damage Per round ~= Chance to hit * damage on a hit KPR = Kills Per Round. 1 Kill = 8*Level+24 damage = DPR/(8*level+24) KPNR = Kills Per N Rounds. How many standards can you kill in N rounds?
Thanks, those seem like good suggestions. It bumps the dpr up to 64.375, I'll definitely be editing the build.
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