You Build the Character #20 - General Grievous

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Hi everyone, and welcome back to You Build the Character. This month we tackle Grievous, the cyborg formerly known as Qymaen jai Sheelal, Supreme Commander of the Separatist Droid Army and a man (or alien) desperately in need of a cough sweet. You have until 11.59pm (PDT) on Thursday 19 May to post your RPG stats, and any notes you want to post explaining your decisions. Once submissions have closed, all forum members will have until 11.59pm (PDT) on Thursday 2 June to vote for their favourite. Whichever build receives the most votes will win.

The prize for winning is having your stats enshrined in the YBtC Hall of Fame, as well as the bragging rights.

The following rules apply to all submissions:

  1. All builds must be created according to RAW, with no house rules (no single Athletics skill, no bonus feats for bloodlines etc).

  2. You may use "unlimited" point buy for Grievous's ability scores, provided each score is between 3 and 18 at first level (before racial and age adjustments).

  3. You are free to use material from all official Saga Edition books, up to and including The Unknown Regions.

  4. Your stats may represent Grievous at any point during his life, or serve as an overall interpretation of the character as a whole. You may even include multiple stats to represent multiple points in time, provided they are all different level versions of the same build (ie no swapping out talents or feats).

  5. Grievous is a Kaleesh, and as such uses the Kaleesh species traits provided on page 12 of The Clone Wars Campaign Guide.

  6. You may change your stats at any point up until submissions close, at which point any edited stats will be disqualified.


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Have fun everyone, and may the Force be with you. Smile

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Qymaen jai Sheelal    CL 13


Medium Kaleesh soldier 7/officer 4/elite trooper 2
Init +13; Senses darkvision; Perception +14
Languages Basic, Houk, Huttese, Kaleesh


Defenses Ref 28 (flat-footed 25, with Flurry 23), Fort 29, Will 28; Warrior's Determination
hp 130; DR 1; Threshold 29
Immune +5 to Will Defense against mind-affecting effects


Speed  6 squares
Melee vibro-ax +16 (2d10+9) or
Melee vibro-ax +16 (2d10+12) with both hands
Ranged heavy slugthrower pistol +15 (2d8+6) or
Ranged heavy slugthrower pistol +10 (2d8+6) and slugthrower rifle +10 (2d8+6) or
Ranged slugthrower rifle +15 (2d8+6) or
Ranged slugthrower rifle +10 (2d8+6) with autofire
Base Atk +13; Grp +16
Atk Options autofire (slugthrower rifle), Dual Weapon Mastery, Flurry, Melee Defense, Sadistic Strike
Special Actions Assault Tactics, Commanding Presence, Exploit Weakness, Feared Warrior, Full Advance, Indomitable


Abilities Str 16, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 14, Wis 12, Cha 13
Special Qualities command cover +2, delay damage, share talent
Talents Assault Tactics, Commanding Presence, Exploit Weakness, Feared Warrior, Full Advance, Indomitable, Warrior's Determination
Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium), Dual Weapon Mastery I, Flurry, Jedi Familiarity, Martial Arts I, Melee Defense, Overwhelming Attack, Sadistic Strike, Weapon Proficiency (advanced melee, pistols, rifles, simple weapons)
Skills Endurance +8 (may reroll but must keep the result of the reroll even if worse), Initiative +13, Knowledge (tactics) +13, Perception +14, Pilot +13, Use Computer +13
Possessions heavy slugthrower pistol, slugthrower rifle, vibro-ax

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Yes, finally! I've been working on my Grievous for some time and it isn't for naught!


Qymaen jai Sheelal, Kaleesh Warlord                                                     
 CL 9

Male Kaleesh soldier 8/elite trooper 1
Destiny 3; Force 5; Dark Side 8
Init +11; Senses darkvision; Perception +9
Languages Basic, Huttese, Kaleesh

Defenses
Reflex 24 (flat-footed 21), Fort 23, Will 19 (24 vs. mind-affecting)
Hp 75; Threshold 23; Second Wind 18 (2/day)

Speed
6 squares
Melee unarmed +13 (1d6+9) or
Melee unarmed +8 (1d6+9) and unarmed +8 (1d6+9) with Dual Weapon Mastery or
Melee lig sword +13 (1d10+13) or
Melee lig sword +8 (1d10+9) and lig sword +8 (1d10+9) with Dual Weapon Mastery
Ranged slugthrower rifle +12 (2d12+4) or
Ranged slugthrower rifle +13 (2d12+5) with Point Blank Shot
Base Atk +9; Grp +13
Atk Options Dual Weapon Mastery, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot
Special Actions Commanding Presence, Delay Damage, Tough as Nails


Abilities Str 18, Dex 15, Con 11, Int 13, Wis 10, Cha 15
Special Qualities species traits (darkvision, Driven [+5 species bonus to Will Defense vs. mind-affecting],
Persistent [reroll Endurance checks])
Talents Armored Defense, Commanding Presence, Melee Smash, Tough as Nails, Unrelenting Assault
Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium), Dual Weapon Mastery I, Martial Arts I, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Skill Focus (Knowledge [tactics]), Skill Training (Persuasion), Sport Hunter, Weapon Focus (rifles), Weapon Proficiency (pistols, rifles, simple weapons)
Skills Endurance+4 (may reroll), Initiative+11, Knowledge (tactics)+15, Perception+9, Pilot+11
Possessions Czerka Outland slugthrower rifle, 2 lig swords (treat as war sword), mumuu skull mask, ceremonial cloak

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General Grievous, Supreme Commander of the Separatist Droid Army
CL 16
Male Kaleesh cybog hybrid soldier 9/elite trooper 3/Jedi 2/officer 2
Destiny 0*; Force 7; Dark Side 10
Init +16; Senses darkvision, low-light vision; Perception +15
Languages Basic, Huttese, Kaleesh, Muun 

Defenses Reflex 31 (flat-footed 28), Fort 30, Will 30 (35 vs. mind-affecting)
Hp 130; DR 1; Threshold 30; Second Wind 32 (2/day)
Immune atmospheric and inhaled poison hazards
Weakness ion vulnerability 

Speed 6 squares (walking), 3 squares (climb)
Melee unarmed +22 (1d6+15) or
Melee unarmed +20 (1d6+15) and unarmed +20 (1d6+15) with Dual Weapon Mastery
Melee lightsaber +22 (2d8+20) or
Melee lightsaber +20 (2d8+15) and lightsaber +20 (2d8+15) with Dual Weapon Mastery or
Melee lightsaber +15 (2d8+15) and lightsaber +15 (2d8+15) and lightsaber +15 (2d8+15) with Double Attack and Dual Weapon Mastery or
Melee lightsaber +10 (2d8+15) and lightsaber +10 (2d8+15) and lightsaber +10 (2d8+15) and lightsaber +10 (2d8+15) with Double Attack, Triple Attack and Dual Weapon Mastery
Ranged heavy blaster pistol +19 (3d8+8) or
Ranged heavy blaster pistol +20 (3d8+9) with Point Blank Shot
Base Atk +16; Grp +22
Atk Options Devastating Attack, Double Attack, Dual Weapon Mastery, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Triple Attack
Special Actions Battle Analysis, Commanding Presence, Delay Damage, Resilience, Tough as Nails, Unrelenting Assault, Whirling Death

Abilities
Str 22, Dex 16, Con 11, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 15
Special Qualities command cover +1, share talent (Tough as Nails), species traits (darkvision, Driven [+5 species bonus to Will Defense vs. mind-affecting],Persistent [reroll Endurance checks])
Talents Armored Defense, Battle Analysis, Commanding Presence, Devastating Attack (lightsabers), Melee Smash, Resilience, Tough as Nails, Unrelenting Assault, Whirling Death
Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium), Double Attack (lightsabers), Dual Weapon Mastery I, Dual Weapon Mastery II, Martial Arts I, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Skill Focus (Knowledge [tactics]), Skill Training(Persuasion), Sport Hunter, Triple Attack (lightsabers), Weapon Focus (rifles), Weapon Proficiency (lightsabers, pistols,rifles, simple weapons)
Skills Climb+14 (may take 10, may reroll and keep better result), Endurance+8 (may reroll), Initiative+16, Jump +14 (may take 10, may reroll and keep better result), Knowledge (tactics)+20, Perception+15, Persuasion+15, Pilot+16, Use Computer+15
Systems walking locomotion, 6 hand appendages, climbing claws, duranium plating (+8 armor), improved sensor package, internal grapple gun, jump servos, magnetic feet
Possessions 4 lightsabers, BlasTech DT-57 heavy blaster pistol, mumuu skull mask, ceremonial cloak, cyborg hybrid body

*General Grievous has completed the Destruction destiny, as evidenced by his ruthless decimation of several Yam'rii worlds. He gains a +2 Destiny bonus to his Strength score.


Design notes:
The first stat block represents Grievous prior to the loss of his partner Ronderu lij Kummar and before he becomes the supreme warlord (khagan) of his people. His stats reflect the fact that he was primarily focused on his skill with a slugthrower rifle (Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Sport Hunter), but has begun to master swordmanship and the multi-weapon prowess he will later become infamous for. I decided to give him a much higher starting Strength score than he likely would normally have, as it really isn't clear whether or not Tech Specialist droid traits would work with a cyborg-hybrid body. I just played it safe in this case to make things simple.

The second block represents Grievous as well all know and love him, right before Obi-Wan tears him a new one. By this point in his career, Grievous is an established slayer of Jedi and trained in the seven forms of lightsaber combat personally by Count Dooku himself, hence the two levels of Jedi (mostly done for the free proficiency feat, but also thematically acceptable). Aside from the standard Dual Weapon Mastery, Double Attack and Triple Attack feats, I decided to go with the Unrelenting Assault + Whirling Death combo to help represent his unorthodox lightsaber-blender fighting style. Even if Grievous misses an attack, which is likely if he uses his additional Double/Triple attacks, he still deals some damage. And just being adjacent to him can get a person damaged as well.

I actually thought about giving him more Elite Trooper levels over Officer, as most Officer stuff is all mind-affecting, which does nothing for his droid troops. But in the end Officer seemed the simplest and is character-appropriate, if mechanically a little bland - though Share Talent (Tough as Nails) does give some of his droid troops a bit of staying power, which is handy.

Also note that Grievous is fresh out of Destiny Points as of the Utapau battle - he probably should've saved one for an emergency or gone after some extra XP to level up!
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@johnnyputrid:  You could swap out something for Leader of Droids feat.  That allows a few droid allies to be affected by beneficial mind-affecting effects.  Also, most unfortunate that Grevious cannot take levels in Droid Commander.  That would be a great match.
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Dendrite,that is the most amazing build for General Grievous that I have ever seen. Wow.

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Dendrite,that is the most amazing build for General Grievous that I have ever seen. Wow.



Thank you!
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Nice work so far Dendrite and JP.

Two weeks now until submissions close. 
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Come on, no one else wants to stat one of the many faces of General Grievous (to borrow a phrase from RobShanti Wink)? The tragic Kaleesh warlord of Visionaries? The unstoppable cyborg badass of Clone Wars? The cowardly, mustache-twirling mastermind of the films? The living TV antenna of Revenge of the Brick?


You have one week until submissions close.
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Here's my version :

N-K Necrosis               CL 9



N-K Necrosis was a highly advanced combat droid created from the body of the late General Grievous of the CIS during the Galactic Civil War. Doctor Nycolai Kinesworthy, a cybernetic scientist was hired by the Galactic Empire to create the Necrosis Droid. After placing an advanced droid brain in the mechanical body, Kinesworthy dubbed the completed project "N-K Necrosis," and renamed the aging MagnaGuards "NK-3" The NK-3s instructed Necrosis on how to fight with a lightsaber, with Necrosis wielding a double-bladed lightsaber...Due to the heuristic programming from Kinesworthy's new droid brain, N-K Necrosis had traits similar to the former host of his body, the late General Grievous, though Kinesworthy assured Necrosis that he was better...

Medium droid (4th-degree) nonheroic 6/soldier 6/elite trooper 1

Init +14; Senses darkvision; Perception +11
Languages Basic, Binary, (2 unassigned)
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Defenses Ref 23 (flat-footed 19, with Flurry 18), Fort 21, Will 17
hp 58; second wind +14/29, 2 per day; Threshold 21
Immune droid traits
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Speed  6 squares (walking)
Melee double-bladed lightsaber +16 (2d8+10) or
Melee double-bladed lightsaber +16 (2d8+14) with both hands or
Melee double-bladed lightsaber +18 (2d8+14) with Flurry or
Melee double-bladed lightsaber +11/+11 (2d8+14) with Double Attack
Ranged  by weapon +14
Fighting Space 1 square; Reach 1 square
Base Atk +11; Grp +15
Atk Options Double Attack (lightsabers), Dual Weapon Mastery, Flurry, Melee Defense
Special Actions Tough as Nails
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Abilities Str 18, Dex 16, Con -, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 11
Special Qualities delay damage
Talents Armored Defense, Melee Smash, Tough as Nails, Weapon Specialization (lightsabers)
Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium), Double Attack (lightsabers), Dual Weapon Mastery I, Dual Weapon Mastery II, Flurry, Martial Arts I, Melee Defense, Rapid Strike, Weapon Focus (lightsabers), Weapon Proficiency (lightsabers, pistols, rifles, simple weapons)
Skills Climb +10 (may take 10 when distracted, may reroll and keep better result), Initiative +14, Jump +10 (may take 10 when distracted, may reroll and keep better result), Knowledge (tactics) +13, Perception +11
Systems walking locomotion (climbing claws, jump servos), heuristic processor, duranium plating (+8 armor), 6 hand appendages (legs may be used as hands), vocabulator, improved sensor package, darkvision, vocabulator
Possessions double-bladed lightsaber

(Point Buy : 28)
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Submissions are now closed. Voting is now open for  the winning entry. Each forum member may vote once for their favourite entry in the contest. Post your vote in this thread, and remember to include the screenname of the person you're voting for. You have until 11.59pm (PDT) on Thursday 2 June to vote.

Good luck to everyone who entered, and may the best stats win. Smile
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Oh, and don't forget to offer your suggestions for the next contest, which will be an EU character.
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What's the situation, Captain? No votes? Just as Count Dooku predicted...

Come on Jedi slime, cast a vote for the good General. Or he'll crush you, and make you suffer.
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JohnnyPutrid's Grevious of Whirling Death, mainly cause I like the brutal combo of Unrelenting Assault + Whirling Death.  Die, Jedi dog, die! 
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All three are interesting builds. My vote goes to Dendrite. I think that stat block captures the essence of the character, the man behind the myth as it were. Good job all!
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Johnny Putrid's build is the reason why I didn't enter. Her gets me vote.
Have to say, my vote goes to Dendrite.

As for future YBtC, can we do a Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus one?

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My vote goes to Dendrite, very good build !
As for future YBtC, can we do Vilmarh Grahrk or Watto ?
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My vote goes to JohnnyPutrid. Nice builds everyone! 

And I second a contest for Jacen. 
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I vote for JohnnyPutrid for including both a pre-cyborg and cyborg version of Grievous.

As for the next contest, Darth Caedus or Darth Bane?
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OK everyone, voting is now closed. And the winner is... johnnyputrid!

Congratulations JP. Your Grievous will join your inaugural entry in the YBtC Hall of Fame. Feel free to put "Winner of You Build the Character #20" in your signature.

Thank you to everyone who entered and voted, and keep your eyes peeled for the next You Build the Character competition.
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Thanks!

Though I wished we'd have gotten more entries -I was hoping to see a lot of different and unusual builds for Grievous. Looking forward to the next 20 contests!
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