The Hall of Heroes
A Legendary Collective
Welcome friends to the Hall of Heroes! Come close young ones and listen to the tales of those mighty adventurers who have come before us, may their deeds inspire a new generation of worthy successors. Let this place serve to remind us all of their diligence, bravery, and sacrifice!
What makes a great hero?
Here at the Char Op community we have seen builds come and go, from the mundane to the most awe inspiring. The purpose of this thread is to serve as a collection of the great builds that have graced the pages of the Char Op boards. In this endeavor we will seek to record the achievements of those who have painstakingly refined a concept from its gestation to a complete and optimized hero.
Obviously the sheer number of builds out there is staggering. With that said how do we as a community decide which builds belong here? Below are a few guidelines that should help us all in deciding those who tread these halls.
For a builds inclusion to be considered it must be complete. Partial builds, builds with illegible convoluted formatting, and builds which have not undergone sufficent critique and refinement will not be accepted.
Flesh out your Build. The build does not necessarily have to be broken down level by level; however, the build should contain snapshots of the characters progress thru its career. The tried and true tier system of 1st, 11th, 21st, and 30th is recommended.
The build must be balanced and inherently playable. This simply means that just because a hero is capable of delivering earth shattering damage or jacking a particular skill or defense through the roof does not mean that they are destined for greatness. A true hero is well thought out, and should be a viable role in any adventuring party from 1st level to the 30th. This simple guideline will hopefully prevent endless submissions of Glass Cannons and One Trick Ponies.
Be Original. Plagiarism can be considered to be the highest form of flattery. However, if a build is a blatant copy of a pre-existing archetype and differs in only the slightest of variations (ability scores, item selections, etc) then the build will most likely not be considered.
Be Legit. The build must adhere to the standards of Char Op in regards to Errata, item purchasing, and any other factors decided by majority consensus. Builds inherently dependent upon nerfed/errated material or deemed broken by the Char Op majority will not be admissible.
With that said…
Who decides which builds make it in?
For submissions there will be a recommendation process which will hopefully include each avid member of the Char Op community. Three votes in, three votes out. If for any reason there is a discrepancy with a build that is included or not included herein, if the claim is valid, then the build will be included or removed as the case may be.
How will these builds be categorized?
To keep things simple all builds will be broken into the respective role which they best exemplify. There will be no rating system, no color codes, and no relevance to which order the build is listed.
This list is by no means a definitive compilation. There are inumerable builds that Char Op has to offer. The builds herein are quality offerings in both their mechanical impact at the table, and the manner in which they are presented.
These are builds that showcase Practical Optimization, and can be used as inspiration and frameworks for your own characters.
Practical Optimization can be defined as simply optimizing a build for actual use at the table;
from level 1 to level 30.
It is the paramount goal of this thread to provide a convenient resource for both veteran and fledgling Char Op's alike.
AlphatheGreat for format ideas.
All Char Op posters for their superb works.
Members of the IRC community whose views have helped shape the nature of this thread.
And without further ado!