EDIT: I've finally completed a (semi) solid build for you guys to pick over located here within this thread.
My DM has recently asked that we begin another campaign using 4e and I'm finding very few things to get excited about. I'm a die-hard 3.5 fan (god how I loved me some customization...) and I'm pretty late to the 4e scene in terms of a knowledge base to draw from. Of the few character concepts I find remotely appealing, I've noticed that my intrigue for a teleport-based character is increasing.
I've done a small amount of homework so far:
- I've visited the Complete Collection of Character Build Links countless times (I was initially trying to stay away from hybrids, but I'm beginning to understand and accept them more).
- I've visited the Teleporter's Guide several times.
- Finally, I've sifted through no less than four Arcane Slasher build threads.
What keeps happening with the vast majority of builds that I find is something very key to thier optimization gets errata'd and the build becomes pointless. With how little I know of 4e in it's current state (there's only so much of the D&D handbooks and compendiums I can read before my eyes begin to bleed), I feel like I'm in over my head if I want a character I can have fun with and be proud of.
So my request:
Please help me develop a build that will allow me to teleport via several different actions for a moderate distance (arbitrarily 3 - 5 at least?), provide respectable damage (it doesn't have to be the most optimized damage, but I would like to be considered a striker with respect to the damage dealt), and not get one-shot due to a glaringly weak defense or defenses.
I do not have to be a class that WotC defines as a Striker, I am open to hybrids, I have access to every available resource WotC has put out (Dragon Magazines included) and I am not restricted by campaign. We will most likely not get beyond Paragon tier (if it even gets that far...) so any optimization should be directed to that level.
Beyond those requested parameters, I am very open to suggestions. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help out a poor soul that is having a hard time adjusting to a new world...