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09.29.2009 | 3:17 PM
Feats: Constructing the Bastion
Epic Tier Feats
Enduring Font (PHB2)
Two saves that apply to two different effects. I haven't played epic yet, but it seems like this would be incredibly useful seeing as how you should be taking the bulk of the enemy's attacks. If you get attacked more, you're gonna suffer more conditions, which makes Enduring Font awesome.
Epic Fortitude, Reflexes, Will (PHB2)
These feats are a must have. The bonuses they give are substantial and epic. Now the question is will you take them all? Earthstrength Wardens will want them, but Wildbloods will get higher defenses out of them most of the time.
Indomitable Will (PHB2)
Combined with your Epic Will and other saving throw bonuses, this feat is just on the threshold of SkyBlue. Of course this does not stack with Robust Defenses as both are a feat bonus.
Opportune Reflexes (PHB2)
Not nearly as good as Indomitable Will, it is worth a feat slot.
Primal Resurgence (PHB2)
Reload of your awesome control Dailies, or get a Form back. This feat is about as automatic as it gets.
Robust Defenses (PHB2)
A solid boost to your NADs. What makes it great is that is covers all your NADs.
Unyielding Fortitude (PHB2)
The most unimpressive of the alternate NAD boosters in epic. It's just barely better than Great Fortitude.
Axe Mastery (PHB)
The mastery feats, like all damaging feats are rated high for Nova Bursters only. Axemen love this feat because of High Crit.
Blind Fight (PHB)
This feat is still a good choice, though there are now more ways to see/detect invisible enemies.
Bludgeon Mastery (PHB)
The mastery feats, like all damaging feats are rated high for Nova Bursters only. This one is a must have for the Hammerer.
Epic Resurgence (PHB)
This feat should see a decent amount of use throughout epic. Of course the more attacks you get, the more often this will trigger per encounter. With this feat a Human Adroit Explorer could spam Storm of Blades five times in one encounter (Twice from the AE PP, once from this feat, once from a Torc of Power Preservation, once from Renewal). Maybe more if I've missed something.
Heavy Blade Mastery (PHB)
A Half Orc shouldn't have much problem taking this. Since you went Half Orc you're probably a Nova Burster. Take this ASAP. If you can't meet the Dex requirement don't go out of your way to get it and don't let not getting it discourage you from going Heavy Blade. A +3 proficiency weapon is preferred for a Warden. Though this was already covered, it bears repeating it because it's important.
Spear Mastery (PHB)
It's really hard for you get meet the Dex requirement for most Reacher Builds.
Triumphant Attack (PHB)
Combined with Psychic Lock and you've imposed a crippling penalty on your enemy's chance to hit your allies. Multi-attackers want this though.
Two Weapon Flurry (PHB)
Pretty good if you're a dual wielder that can meet the steep Dex requirement. It's probably not worth meeting the Dex requirement though. An extra chance to hit with Sudden Roots is solid however.
Transcendent Lineage (PHB2)
If you went Deva then this feat is a good pick.
Ancient Stone (PHB2)
Your resist damage all lasts one round longer at somewhat decreased value. This feat is easily the best of the Goliath feats for a Warden.
Ferocious Critical (PHB2)
Now here's another epic feat. This feat is absolutely devastating for multi-attackers that can generate extra attacks on criticals. It's obviously better for true Rangers, Insane Avengers (Avengers that ignore their class' powers.), and even Barbarians. For you, as a Nova Burster, it's still incredible for MC Barbarians that abuse Storm of Blades.
Uncanny Scent (PHB2)
Superior to Blind Fight in every way.
Burst of savagery (PHB2)
You need a really good reason to end your shifting. A feat needs to actually improve your character. This feat meets neither standard.
Warforged Fortification (D 364)
Not horrible, but is it worth a feat AND 22nd level utility?