Drow Monk 20 Ninja Spy Shiradi Shuriken Thrower Build with Ten Thousand Stars and Max DEX plus high WIS
Pretty straight forward build:
- highest monk shuriken crit range with Ninja Spy capstone and Overwhelming Critical in Ultimate Mountain Stance: 15-18x2, 19-20x5 in Legendary Dreadnaught, 13-18x2, 19-20x4 in Divine Crusader for Sting of the Ninja and use with Life Stealing shuriken (Level Drain), Radiance II shuriken (Blinding) and Shimmering Arrowhead (Crippling), Thunderforged (On-Crit damage effects: Dragon's Edge, Crippling Flames, Burning Emptiness)
- very high number of attacks and attack speed through Shuriken Expertise and Ninja Training (they stack!), Full BAB, Blinding Speed, Doubleshot, Whirling Wrists and Ten Thousand Stars
- great saves with Water Stance and Bulwark of Defense (Defensive variant)
- Max DEX for shuriken attack and damage, Shuriken Expertise and Ninja Training Proc Rate, High Reflex Save, Hide, Move Silently, Balance, Tumble, AC
- Improved Evasion
- Vorpal at full attack range
- poison damage synergy of Venomed Blades and Sting of the Ninja (non-named shuriken only (bug!)) and scaling with 200% melee power
- Shiradi for high damage and Crowd Control, Legendary Dreadnaught or Divine Crusader for high DPS
- All the usual Monk survivability including highest running speed for kiting and abundant step for access to safe spots
- high Spell Resistance
- incorporeality from Shadow Veil with +3 passive Ki regeneration
- EE viable high AC, 30% Dodge, Deflect Arrows
- Limited Self Healing with Wholeness of Body, Healing Spring, Rejuvenation Cocoon, Silver Flame Potions and Eternal Bottle of Rum
- Lots of Feats
- 20 starting DEX
- +2 DEX from racial enhancement tree
- Free Shuriken Expertise and Shuriken Proficiency Feats
- +4 to Hit and Damage (Xen'drik Weapon Training)
- Venomed Blades (up to 1d8 poison damage) (scaling with 200% melee power and being doubled by Sting of the Ninja with non-named shuriken only (bug!))
- 44 Spell Resistance
Full DPS Variant:Code:Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 04.19.03 DDO Character Planner Home Page Level 28 Lawful Neutral Drow Female (20 Monk \ 8 Epic) Hit Points: 412 Spell Points: 117537822 BAB: 15\15\20\25\25 Fortitude: 19 Reflex: 27 Will: 19 Starting Feat/Enhancement Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats (32 Point) (Level 1) (Level 28) Strength 8 13 Dexterity 20 36 Constitution 14 19 Intelligence 10 14 Wisdom 14 15 Charisma 10 14 Tomes Used +5 Tome of Strength used at level 1 +6 Tome of Dexterity used at level 1 +5 Tome of Constitution used at level 1 +4 Tome of Intelligence used at level 1 +5 Tome of Wisdom used at level 1 +4 Tome of Charisma used at level 1 Level 1 (Monk) Feat: (Monk Bonus) Dodge Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Cleric Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Rogue Feat: (Selected) Point Blank Shot Feat: (Automatic) AC Bonus Feat: (Automatic) Attack Feat: (Automatic) Defensive Fighting Feat: (Automatic) Drow Spell Resistance Feat: (Automatic) Elven Keen Senses Feat: (Automatic) Enchantment Save Bonus Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Kama Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Shuriken Feat: (Automatic) Finishing Moves Feat: (Automatic) Flurry of Blows Feat: (Automatic) Heroic Durability Feat: (Automatic) Immunity to Sleep Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Handaxe Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Rapier Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Shortsword Feat: (Automatic) Shuriken Expertise Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Club Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Dagger Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Heavy Crossbow Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Light Crossbow Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Quarterstaff Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Unarmed Feat: (Automatic) Sneak Feat: (Automatic) Spell Save Bonus Feat: (Automatic) The Way of Air Feat: (Automatic) The Way of Fire Feat: (Automatic) The Way of Earth Feat: (Automatic) The Way of Water Feat: (Automatic) Unarmed Strike Level 2 (Monk) Feat: (Monk Bonus) Toughness(Heroic) or Deflect Arrows(Epic) Feat: (Automatic) Evasion Feat: (Automatic) Meditation Feat: (Automatic) Sunder Feat: (Automatic) Trip Level 3 (Monk) Feat: (Monk Path) Path of Harmonious Balance: Fists of Light Feat: (Selected) Rapid Shot Feat: (Automatic) Fast Movement Feat: (Automatic) Finishing Moves: Path of Harmonious Balance (ALL) Feat: (Automatic) Finishing Moves: Path of Inevitable Dominion (ALL) Feat: (Automatic) Still Mind Level 4 (Monk) Ability Raise: DEX Feat: (Automatic) Ki Strike: Magic Feat: (Automatic) Slow Fall Level 5 (Monk) Feat: (Automatic) Improved Heroic Durability Feat: (Automatic) Purity of Body Level 6 (Monk) Feat: (Selected) Quick Draw Feat: (Monk Bonus) Ten Thousand Stars Feat: (Automatic) Adept of Forms Level 7 (Monk) Feat: (Automatic) Wholeness of Body Level 8 (Monk) Ability Raise: DEX Level 9 (Monk) Feat: (Selected) Precise Shot Feat: (Automatic) Archer's Focus Feat: (Automatic) Improved Evasion Level 10 (Monk) Feat: (Automatic) Curse of the Void Feat: (Automatic) Ki Strike: Lawful Feat: (Automatic) Moment of Clarity Level 11 (Monk) Feat: (Automatic) Diamond Body Level 12 (Monk) Ability Raise: DEX Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Thrown Weapons Feat: (Automatic) Abundant Step Feat: (Automatic) Master of Forms (ALL) Level 13 (Monk) Feat: (Automatic) Diamond Soul Level 14 (Monk) Level 15 (Monk) Feat: (Selected) Improved Precise Shot Feat: (Automatic) Quivering Palm Level 16 (Monk) Ability Raise: DEX Feat: (Automatic) Ki Strike: Adamantine Level 17 (Monk) Feat: (Automatic) Timeless Body Level 18 (Monk) Feat: (Selected) Combat Expertise Feat: (Automatic) Grandmaster of Forms (ALL) Level 19 (Monk) Feat: (Automatic) Empty Body Level 20 (Monk) Ability Raise: DEX Feat: (Automatic) Perfect Self Feat: (Automatic) Shining Star Level 21 (Epic) Feat: (Selected) Epic: Bulwark of Defense Level 22 (Epic) Level 23 (Epic) Level 24 (Epic) Ability Raise: DEX Feat: (Selected) Epic: Overwhelming Critical (or Combat Archery if you want max dodge and cannot reach it without it) Level 25 (Epic) Level 26 (Epic) Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Epic Mage Armor Level 27 (Epic) Feat: (Selected) Epic: Blinding Speed or Epic Reflexes Level 28 (Epic) Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Doubleshot
Racial Tree: 18 AP
- All Core Enhancements
- All Xendrik Weapon Training
- Improved Dodge Tier 1 (because my character is above dodge cap with more)
- Venom Lore Tier 1 (you might put this point into Improved dodge if you are not at cap yet)
- Venomed Blades Tier 1 (you might put this point into Improved dodge if you are not at cap yet)
Henshin Mystic Tree: 12 AP
- Two Core Enhancements
- Way of the Patient Tortoise
- Full Negotiator
- Full Contemplation
Ninja Spy Tree: 41 Points
- All Core Enhancements
- All Sneak Attack Training and Crippling Strike
- Sting of The Ninja
- Full No Mercy
- Two times Dexterity
- Full Acrobatic
- Full Stealthy
- Full Agility
- 2 points in Faster Sneaking
Shintao Tree: 9 Points
- Two Core Enhancements
- Ki Shout
- 2 points in Exemplar
- Full Conditioning
Variant: If you are at uneven DEX and uneven WIS or CON you can also drop DEX, one point in negotiator and the 2nd core in Henshin Mystic and take full Exemplar, 2nd core and CON/WIS in the Shintao tree for more HP, Heal Amp and positive spellpower.
- Concentration max
- Spot max
- Tumble 1 Pt.
depending on your INT Tome also any of UMD, Heal, Move Silently, Hide, Jump, Balance
If you can reach a high enough UMD (39+) you can boost the Shuricannon's power with Tenser's Transformation, True Seeing, (Greater) Teleport, Raise Dead and some other Scroll and Wand Buffs.
- Ultimate Water Stance for passive Ki regeneration, Dodge Bonus and Saves and when tanking Caster Bosses
- Ultimate Mountain Stance for tanking Melee Bosses
- Twist 1: Echoes of the Ancestors: Shadowdancer (FS Tier 4); Sense Weakness (FotW Tier 4); Purify Weapon (US Tier 4); Improved Combat Expertise (LD Tier 2); Brace for Impact (US Tier 1)
- Twist 2: Rejuvenation Cocoon (PA Tier 1); Fast Healing (FotW Tier 1)
- Twist 3: Enlightenment (GoF Tier 1) for passive Ki regeneration
- Epic Completionist Twist 4: Critical Damage (LD Tier 3); Grim Precision (SD Tier 3); Walking with Waves (GMoF Tier 3); Orchid Blossom (GMoF Tier 3); Improved Combat Expertise (LD Tier 2) or any good Tier 1 ability
Update 23 Gear layout for Full DPS variant: https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...=1#post5466808
My pre Update 21 endgame gear layout can be found here:
- Head: Helm of the White Dragon (EH currently, EE planned) +3 Insightful DEX, Blue Slot: Resistance +7 (+8 planned), Colorless Slot: Concentration +13 (+15 planned)
- Neck: Deadly 9, Natural Armor +10 (better one planned)
- Goggles: EE Shadowsight, Green Slot: +35 HP, (+40 HP planned)
- Trinket: Planar Focus of Prowess +3 Insightful CON
- Armor: Flawless White Dragonscale Robe with Alchemical Armor ritual, Blue Slot: +14 PRR (+16 planned)
- Cloak: EE Jeweled Cloak, Yellow Slot: Globe of True Imperial Blood, Blue Slot: +2 Good Luck
- Bracers: +10% Heal Amp, Parrying VIII, Colorless Slot: Vitality (+20 HP)
- Belt: +10 DEX, +9% Dodge (better one planned)
- Ring 1: Seal of House Avithoul (+2 Insightful WIS)
- Ring 2: Tier 3 Epic Ring of the Stalker with Eldritch Resistance Ritual, Colorless Slot: STR +6 (+8 planned), Yellow Slot: Deathblock
- Gloves: Gauntlets of Immortality, Colorless Slot: +7 CON (+8 planned), Yellow Slot: Power +200 (250 planned)
- Boots: Greensteel Boots of Smoke: Permanent Blur, 2x Displacement, +45 HP, +6 DEX Skills
- Quiver: EE Quiver of Poison
- Mainhand: Spelltouched Shuriken and others
- Offhand: Celestia, Green Slot: Golem's Heart planned
Other useful equipment suggestions:
- Main Hand Weapon: Shadow Star, Snowstar, Spelltouched Shuriken with Life Stealing, Alchemical Shuriken (Silver,Earth,Fire,Air), GS Radiance II shuriken, GS Triple Positive Shuriken, The Morning Star, Thunderforged Shuriken,...
- Offhand Weapon: Cannith Crafted +5 Seeker VIII Kama/Shortsword with red augment slot (Devotion Spell Power), Treason, fully upgraded Celestia for AOE procs, green slot and set bonus with Planar - Focus, Rebellion for lots of passive bonuses and red slot (Devotion Spell Power), Alchemical Kama (Triple Air), Thunderforged Shortsword,...
- Trinket: Shimmering Arrowhead, Planar Focus, Pale Green Ioun Stone,...
- Helm: Epic GH Dragon Helm (White)
- Armor: Tier 3 (Epic) Frozen Tunic, Epic GH Flawless White Dragonscale Robe, ...
- Bracers: Wind Howler Bracers for leveling, Bracers of the Sun Soul, Epic Skirmisher's Bracers
- Quiver: EE Quiver of Poison
- Ring: Tier 3 Epic Ring of the Stalker, Seal of House Avithoul, Epic Ring of Shadows,...
- Neck: (Epic) Golden Guile, Epic Guardians Locket,...
- Boots: EE Treads of Falling Shadow,...
- Gloves: Backstabbers Gloves,...
- Goggles: Shadowsight
Deadly, Accuracy and Speed are good item enchantments until you have the Epic Blinding Speed Feat.
Comments, Questions and Suggestions Welcome