(PEACH)The Unholy Winter Knight: Paladin (Blackguard)/Sorcerer, Blizzard Mage, Raven Knight

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I just recently lost yet another character to a trap in my friend's literal meatgrinder of a campaign, as a result I am rushing to put a character together before Thursday night's game. 

We use a 24 point spread for attributes and pretty much anything is allowed, with exception of the Born Undera Bad Sign/ Auspicous Birth Backgrounds (which the DM dislikes)

My idea or inspiration for this build is to make a character loosly like the sorcerer knights from some of David Gemmil's works (but a little more darker inspired), a striker that abuses cold/ cold vulnerability by using things like "Winter Touched + Lasting Frost" combo mated to a Frost or Frost Brand Craghammer and Sheild for " Hindering Shield + Overwhelming Impact", along with other tricks like "Commanding Vow + Deadly Draw". I also decided to try Hybridizing the Blackguard with the Sorcerer in order to cherry pick some of the Sorcerer's powers and give some arcane flavor to my build.

I have to present my DM with a 1-30th build before I can play the character, so this is what I have come up with so far.

The Raven Queen’s Winter Knight


Half-Elf (Drow), Paladin (Blackguard)/Sorcerer, Blizzard Mage, Raven Knight



The Heroic Tier:

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====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ======
Ravenack, level 10                                                                                                                          Half-Elf (Drow), Paladin (Blackguard)/Sorcerer 
Vice: Vice of Domination
Eldritch Strike Option: Eldritch Strike Charisma 
Hybrid Paladin (Blackguard) Option: Hybrid Blackguard Fortitude
Sorcerous Power Option: Sorcerous Power Strength
Hybrid Talent Option: Paladin Armor Proficiency 
Half-Elf Power Selection Option: Dilettante
Background: High Imaskar (High Imaskar Benefit)
Theme: Sohei

FINAL ABILITY SCORES
STR 16, CON 18, DEX 11, INT 8, WIS 10, CHA 20  

STARTING ABILITY SCORES
STR 16, CON 14, DEX 11, INT 8, WIS 10, CHA 16


AC: 27 Fort: 22 Ref: 19 Will: 23
HP: 76 Surges: 12 Surge Value: 19


TRAINED SKILLS
Athletics +9, Diplomacy +17, Intimidate +15


UNTRAINED SKILLS
Acrobatics +1, Arcana +4, Bluff +10, Dungeoneering +5, Endurance +7, Heal +5, History +4, Insight +9, Nature +5, Perception +7, Religion +4, Stealth +1, Streetwise +10, Thievery +1


POWERS
Basic Attack: Melee Basic Attack
Basic Attack: Ranged Basic Attack
Sohei Encounter Attack: Sohei Flurry
Paladin Feature Attack: Dread Smite
Warlock (Half-Elf Dilettante) Encounter Attack 1: Eldritch Strike
Paladin At-will Attack 1: Ardent Strike
Sorcerer At-will Attack 1: Dragonfrost
Sorcerer Encounter Attack 1: Tempest Breath
Paladin Daily Attack 1: Majestic Halo
Paladin Utility 2: Virtue
Paladin Encounter Attack 3: Dread Smite
Sorcerer Daily Attack 5: Glacial Armor
Sohei Utility 6: Sohei Clarity
Paladin Encounter Attack 7: Righteous Smite
Sorcerer Daily Attack 9: Ice Stalagmites
Sorcerer Utility 10: Maiden's Waking


FEATS
Level 1: Hybrid Talent
Level 2: Weapon Proficiency (Craghammer)
Level 4: Devout Protector Expertise                                                                                               Level 6: Weapon Focus (Hammer) 
Level 8: Commanding Vow
Level 10: Deadly Draw


ITEMS
Siberys Shard of Merciless Cold (heroic tier)
Tusk Shield Heavy Shield (heroic tier)
Boots of Adept Charging 
Dwarven Rimefire Plate Armor +2 
Frost Craghammer +2 
Symbol of the Champion's Code +2
Badge of the Berserker +2 
Helm of Battle (heroic tier) 
Frost Gauntlets (heroic tier) 
Iron Armbands of Power (heroic tier) 
 ====== End ======


ITEMS by Level 
 1

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Lvl 1: = 100GP 
Platemail
Heavy Shield
Holy Symbol
Warhammer
 Adventurer’s Kit

2

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Lvl 2: = 1920GP 
Dwarven Plate Armor +1
Frost Craghammer +1
Badge of the Beserker +1
200GP

3

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Lvl 3: = 2560GP 
Dwarven Plate Armor +1
Frost Craghammer +1
Badge of the Beserker +1
Siberys Shard of Merciless Cold (Heroic)
320GP

4

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Lvl 4: = 3200GP 
Dwarven Plate Armor +1
Frost Craghammer +1
Badge of the Beserker +1
Siberys Shard of Merciless Cold (Heroic)
Tusk Shield
440GP

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Lvl 5: = 4480GP 
Dwarven Plate Armor +1
Frost Craghammer +1
Badge of the Beserker +1
Siberys Shard of Merciless Cold (Heroic)
Tusk Shield
Casque of Tactics (Heroic)
Boots of Adept Charging
360GP

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Lvl 6: = 6400GP 
Frost Craghammer +1
Badge of the Beserker +1
Siberys Shard of Merciless Cold (Heroic)
Tusk Shield
Casque of Tactics (Heroic)
Boots of Adept Charging
Dwarven Rimfire Plate Armor +2
200GP

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Lvl 7: = 9600GP 
Badge of the Beserker +1
Siberys Shard of Merciless Cold (Heroic)
Tusk Shield
Casque of Tactics (Heroic)
Boots of Adept Charging
Dwarven Rimfire Plate Armor +2
Frost Brand Craghammer +2
680GP

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Lvl 8: = 12800GP 
Badge of the Beserker +1
Siberys Shard of Merciless Cold (Heroic)
Tusk Shield
Casque of Tactics (Heroic)
Boots of Adept Charging
Dwarven Rimfire Plate Armor +2
Frost Brand Craghammer +2
Symbol of the Champion’s Code +2
480GP

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Lvl 9: =16000GP 
Siberys Shard of Merciless Cold (Heroic)
Tusk Shield
Casque of Tactics (Heroic)
Boots of Adept Charging
Dwarven Rimfire Plate Armor +2
Frost Brand Craghammer +2
Symbol of the Champion’s Code +2
Badge of the Beserker +2
1600GP

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Lvl 10: = 22400GP 
Siberys Shard of Merciless Cold (heroic tier)
Tusk Shield Heavy Shield (heroic tier)
Boots of Adept Charging
Dwarven Rimefire Plate Armor +2
Frost Brand Craghammer +2
Symbol of the Champion's Code +2
Badge of the Berserker +2
Helm of Battle (heroic tier)
Frost Gauntlets (heroic tier)
Iron Armbands of Power (heroic tier)
 240GP


I just made a few changes mostly in formating to make the build easier to read, and like was suggested I swapped out Versatile Expertise for Devout Protector Expertise. Thanks for the suggestion Koshinuke

As for the stat spread I opted to build the blackguard as a chaladin, making CHA the primary stat, which meshed well with the Sorcerer, and made CON the secondary, and STR as the tertiary stat as it was needed for the Sorcerer's power and for some feat investment. I will repost the paragon and epic tiers in further postes, as trying to post them all as 1 post proved to be impossible as the post was to large to display.

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Instead of versatile expertise, check out devout protector expertise.

And if you want to be a striker, L15 should be lightning daggers with admixture cold. 
Maybe I'm missing something, but that's an awful lot of CON you've got there.  Even a hybrid Sorcerer should really be pumping that secondary stat as much as possible.
I tried to build a sorcerer/blackguard once to be a frontline burster but in the end there weren't much complementarities. It's perfectly playable but it's not a mix that has a lot of synergies in my opinion, mainly because you don't add your sorcerer damage bonus to non-sorcerer attacks. Why not go one or the other? A Sorcerer with only a few feats can have as much AC as a blackguard.
Why are there two of the same thread?
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Why are there two of the same thread?

I have been trying to make some formating edits to my post and somehow a second thread resulted.

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