a monk or avenger would fit the theme and they're durable enough and attention-grabbing enough to possibly make up for no defenderno defender has stealth as a class skill but a background could sort it out
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56788208 wrote:I do, however, have one last lesson on this subject.
That last one? The only build in this post that can one-shot average opponents[by dealing twice as much damage as they have HP?
I would argue that it is not optimized.
Why isn't it optimized?
Because it's overkill.
Overkill is NOT optimizing.
This means that there are portions of this build dedicated to damage which can safely be removed and thrown elsewhere. For example, you probably don't need both Leap Attack AND Headlong Rush at the same time. You could pick up Extra Rage feats for stamina, feats to support AoO effects, feats that work towards potential prestige classes, and so on.
However, you could also shift our ability scores around somewhat.
I mean, if you're getting results like that with 16 starting Strength, maybe you can lower it to 14, and free up four points to spend somewhere else - perhaps back into Charisma, giving you some oomph for Intimidating Rage or Imperious Command if you want.
You can continue to tune this until it deals "enough" damage - and that "enough" does not need to be "100%". It could easily be, say, 80% (leaving the rest to the team), if your DM is the sort who would ban one-hit killers.
So when do you think Bachmann will be saying she met a mother the previous night that had a son who got a blood transfusion using a gay guy's blood, and now the son is retardedly gay?When she meets CJ's mom?
So when do you think Bachmann will be saying she met a mother the previous night that had a son who got a blood transfusion using a gay guy's blood, and now the son is retardedly gay?
A swordmage wouldn't have armor to worry about. And it would be cool for one to stash their blade somewhere and seem unarmed, and then swordbond it into their hand when things went south.
If you need a defender in light armor you can go with a berserker. Go with the arid desert option and you can have a fairly high AC in cloth (17 is easily doable, then you get an extra +2 when you activate your aura) with a 2 handed weapon. Dex is secondary, so you can still have a decent stealth without training. And you can always multiclass or choose a background that gives you stealth. That's how I'd go. Especially since bersekers are a fun class and dish out excellent damage for a defender. And you can always rage to dish out even more. Great RP opportunities.
Hi, we are starting a new adventure at lvl 6. Our party is a Shadow assassin , rogue, bard. The general theme is a stealthy commando unit. What suggestions do people have for our fourth player.