Hi everyone! I am COMPLETELY new to this style of Role-Playing gaming and new to DnD. I played my very fist game with a computer random character. I am still very lost but was told to just focus on my character build first and then learn from there. I would like to make a character very similar to a Jean Grey (Phoenix). Yes, I want a character that can move things and enemies around with the mind and a bit of mind control as well. What advice do you suggest in my venture to create my character? Like I said, I am brand new to the game. I just started today and played my first game today.
Player's Handbook 3 has the Psion class, which does pretty much all of that. Its powers focus heavily on sliding enemies and and giving them penalties to their attacks and defenses. (There's even a Firestarter Paragon Path, if I recall right, if you want to get in on the burny action.)
I'd suggest going with a Human Psion, since the extra at-will and feat will help you with the versatility. Choose either Telekinesis or Telepathy for your Discipline Focus feature, depending on what you want to specialize in. Note that you can still use telekinetic powers and psychic powers regardless of build.
If you want to keep your options open, make your intelligence 18 (16 + racial bonus) and make both Wisdom and Charisma 14 or so, while putting some spare points in Constitution for the sake of not dying.
- Awesome! This is EXACTLY the type of information I am looking for. I don't really have money to just be throwing around to buy the book. I need to focus down the the essentials of what it is I am trying to build. Getting ideas of what is best to use narrows my online searching. As far as stat build up, I wanted to know what stats are crucial for a Jean Grey type character. I'm really appreciating all this help. Thank you!
The DM won't let you have access to the books, even though two of you are new to the game? Meaning that there's a very slim chance the two of you have the books? Wow, that's... that's not good.
Maybe ask one of them if you can borrow the program they use? Or ask them if they'll help you stat up the character, that way they can help you out in real time.
Because, if they aren't willing to help out a new player, they're probably not the best group to start out with. Or at the very least, they're not going to be the best representation of 4e playgroups...
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