I assume this is a 32pt build. Is there a 28pt version?
I don't see the advantage to taking the monk level. The AC bonus doesn't apply unless centered. Am I wrong? Can someone enlighten me?
You get the wisdom to ac when not wearing armor and not using a shield. Centered means you can't use monk stances.
So a little bit more AC is the only benefit? Why not just wear armor? I am curious. :)
Would barbarian be more helpful with rage and fast movement as well as some extra HPs?
Thanks for the info.
2) and if you have say 14 wisdom+4 tome+6 item+2 ring exceptional that would be 26 wisdom or +8 ac. +8 ac is not a little bit more granted most people will have more like 22 wisdom for +6 but even that would be very nice
3) You also get a free feat
4) You also get +2 to all saves
5) High dex people want either an ICY+ac bracers or cloth DT +chaos
Thanks for the quick responses.
Any thoughts on the Barbarian idea?
You lose out on a feat but you get the barbarian power attack and toughness enhancements.
Thank you very much for the info.
How dependent is this build on the tomes? I really like this build idea and I have my 32pt build. the only problem is I do not have access to those kind of tomes. So basically what I need to know is, can this build be successful without the tomes or should I cap another character and work on getting the tomes first. Thanks in advance :)
Less int means fewer skills, and you NEED 13 int to take combat expertise.
There's a couple places you can skimp, 2 less con means 20 HP and 1 fort save at end game, but anything that pushes you towards squishiness is a tough call.
This is not a beginner's build. There are some variants that are not so bad, but in general, you can't just follow the instructions and be uber without putting in some time and equipment and shrewd playing. Your armor class is going to be nothing special until you get some high end gear, for instance.
Hi - is there a Drow version of the Exploiter?
I think i started with:
I guess my character wont be quite the 'exploiter' since I am fairly new to the game and have no tomes. So I guess what I am looking for is advice as to a good ranger-rogue-monk build that is suitable for no tomes, using a drow.
I've done a bit of reading and from what I read I ended up rolling the following (this is before the advice above with the DEX based mix - so I'd welcome feedback on that approach also):
What I have right now is a level one (almost going on 2) drow, with STR 15, DEX 15, CON 12, INT 13, WIS 14, CHA 10. However, if you folks think there may be a better combination for someone like me, I'd welcome the feedback. For example, the DEX based build above (thanks by the way).
Otherwise, my plan will be to follow the exploiter build as close as I can given I have no tomes. I would use level up points on STR and use enhancements for DEX.. but where I had a question was regarding some feats/enhancements given I have a drow.. what should I modify from the human based template you folks show here given the different ones available to drow. Specifically,
1) the drow melee attack and the drow melee damage enhancements... should I grab those but if so they are 2 points and will that mean I shouldn't grab some of the others you have listed.. and if so, which would you recommend I skip
2) as a drow ranger I have access to both, the ranger dexterity and the elven dexterity enhancements. should I get both but if so, that's more enhancements towards dexterity than the recommended and what do you recommend I not get?
Which then brings the question, with so many dexterity enhancements available - should I go as a DEX based build and if so, should I just re-roll and to what specs do you recommend? (and I would assume with that approach all my level up points go to DEX instead of STR?)
Thanks very much. This game is tons of fun so far.
I'm working up a drow variant myself, though I've reduced his combat potential just a bit to enhance his rogue abilities.
The extra drow dex enhancements means more AC. right now at level 13 I'm sitting at 41 AC self buffed, which is edging into the useful range on normal difficulties. Next level that goes up by 2 from tempest II and bark +5 instead of +4, and a bunch more if I can grind out an Icy.
A dex based version of this can reach some crazy AC, but you are leaving a lot of damage on the table by doing so. I would not call it an exploiter at that point, as DPS is still a very high priority for this build.