Well, she wanted me to make the character for her since I know the system. She originally asked to be an "Angel Sorceress", so I tried Deva Sorcerer. I saw Lightning Cuts and thought it was a good idea to have a minor action attack, so I decided to go with daggers as an implement. Then I saw a bunch of other melee attacks, and we don't have a lot of melee people in this group (it's a space campaign so most are using "guns") so I figured I'd make her a melee sorcerer since its unique and interesting.
Her final AC was 24, however, 2 less than my Wizard, and so I started looking for ways to boost her AC, but they all involved burning a ton of feats for heavy armor, so I figured I'd Hybrid her with a class with heavy armor proficiency. I also made her Vryloka because the scores fit better. So far it's working out pretty well, we've had two sessions already and she's performed very well in DPR as well as survivability. This is what I settled on:
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Ariel, level 11
Vryloka, Blackguard|Sorcerer, Snow Tiger
Hybrid Blackguard: Hybrid Blackguard Reflex
Sorcerous Power: Sorcerous Power Strength
Hybrid Talent: Paladin Armor Proficiency
Background: Auspicious Birth, Occupation - Military (Auspicious Birth Benefit)
FINAL ABILITY SCORESStr 20, Con 11, Dex 16, Int 11, Wis 10, Cha 20.
STARTING ABILITY SCORESStr 15, Con 10, Dex 15, Int 10, Wis 9, Cha 15.
AC: 28 Fort: 24 Reflex: 23 Will: 25HP: 83 Surges: 8 Surge Value: 20
TRAINED SKILLSEndurance +8, Intimidate +15, Arcana +10, Dungeoneering +10
UNTRAINED SKILLSAcrobatics +6, Bluff +10, Diplomacy +10, Heal +5, History +5, Insight +5, Nature +5, Perception +7, Religion +5, Stealth +8, Streetwise +10, Thievery +6, Athletics +8
Level 1: Mastery of Knives
Level 2: Hybrid Talent
Level 4: Improved Defenses
Level 6: Cunning Stalker
Level 8: Light Blade Expertise
Level 10: Warrior of the Wild
Level 11: Weapon Focus (Light Blade)
Hybrid at-will 1: Ensorcelled Blade
Hybrid encounter 1: Dread Smite
Hybrid daily 1: Blood of the Mighty
Hybrid utility 2: Spatial Trip
Hybrid encounter 3: Lightning Cuts
Hybrid daily 5: Blinding Blade
Hybrid utility 6: Shield of Discipline
Hybrid encounter 7: Dweomer Dagger
Hybrid daily 9: Force Daggers
Hybrid utility 10: Narrow Escape
Jagged Katar +3, Periapt of Cascading Health +2, Melora's Storm Blessing (level 8), Magic Dagger +3, Summoned Gith Plate Armor +3
On her arcane attacks she gets 1d6 + 14 damage + 4 w/CA +2 if they're bloodied.
On her Paladin powers it's just 2 less due to Dark Menace.
The PP gives bonus damage with her katars, gives her a double attack encounter power, and the AP ability is perfect for nova turns.
The way I see it, perfect nova is Tiger Jump, Stand up, Lightning Cuts, AP to Ensorcelled Blade x2 (thanks to AP ability), trigger Dread Smite and Hunter's Quarry off one of them.