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Impaqt
08-24-2007, 02:08 PM
Oh My! 28 Points..... No Raid Gear? Nothing "Uber" in the build? It cant be....

I really like this build for a new player. You get very good solo ability and can acheive excellent Damage and To Hit numbers without Spending a lot of plat or obtaining any Raid Gear/Uber Loot.
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Goal: Create a 28Pt Character (Prefeably Not Dwarf by Request) with good Solo Ability, Two Weapon FIghting, and can still contribute in a Party.
L20 Projection: 14Ranger/2 Rogue/4 FIghter

Pros:
ROgue Skills Good for all Normal, Most Hard and Many Elite Quests.
STR Based Two Weapon Fighting
Ranger Defensive Spells
Good Hit Points
Evasion
Self Healing
Spring Attack

Cons:
Poor Will Save (Carry Remove Fear Pots)
Poor AC
+4 Barkskin until Level Cap goes up

Level 14 Lawful Good Human Male-Alignment Open
(2 Fighter / 1 Rogue / 11 Ranger)

Hit Points: 200+
20 Heroic DUrability
88 L11 Ranger
6 L1 Rogue
20 L2 Fighter
10 Dragonic Vitality
56 CON Bonus
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200 Standing Hit Points
14 +6 Con Item or +5 and a TOme
20/30 Improved/Greater False Life
16 TOughness Feat
5 TOughness ENH
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255/265 Potential before any Buffs.


Spell Points: 100+

Base Attack/Attack Progression
13 BAB
9 STR
3 Weapons
-2 TWF
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+23 +23/+23 +28/+28 +33/+33 (NO Moving enalty)
4 Greater Heroism (Planar Gird/Scroll)
1 Haste (Pot or Scroll)
1 Divine Power Clicky(BAB to 14)
5 Human Attack Boost
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+35 First Swing Completely Self Sufficient


Armor Class:RObes-TWF
10 Base
7 DEX
1 Dodge Feat
5 Armored Bracers
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23
4 Barkskin
3 Sof Pot/item
4 Sheild CLicky/Wand
1 Haste Pot/Scroll
5 Human Versatility AC
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40 AC Self Buffed +4 TUmbling

Armor Class Sword and Board w/ armor
10 base
13 +5Leather/Studed Leather or Chain SHirt (Inc Max Dex)
7 +5 Heavy Mithral Sheild
4 Barkskin
3 Sof Pot
1 Haste
1 Dodge
5 HV
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44 +4 Tumbling


Saving Throws
Fortitude: 21
Reflex: 23
Will: 12
7/7/3 L11 Ranger
0/2/0 L1 Rogue
3/0/0 L2 FIghter
4/7/2 Attribute Adj
3/3/3 Resistance ITem
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17/19/8
4/4/4 Greater Heroism
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21/23/12



Abilities Scores
{28}Strength 16 +3 Levels +1 FTR STR +1 HA +5 Item =26 +2 Favor Tome =28
{24}Dexterity 14 +3 Ranger +1GHA +1 Tome +5 Item =24
{18}Constitution 14 +4 Item =18 (+5 ANd a Tome for Max HP's)
{16}Intelligence 12 +4 Item =16
{14}Wisdom 10 +4 Item =14
{12}Charisma 8 +4 Item =12


Skills (Max all these at Creation, Fighter Levels-Max UMD and DD. Ranger Levels After Fighter Levels Skip Hide/Move Silent to max Search/Spot
{22}Balance 4 Ranks +7DEX +11 Item =22
{50+}Disable Device 17Ranks +3INT +1Rogue-DD +7 Tools +2NF +11Item =41 +5HV +4GH =50
{31}Hide 13Ranks +7Dex +11 Item =31
{24}Jump 4Ranks +9STR +11Item =24
{31}Move Silently 13Ranks +7Dex +11 Item =31
{41+}Open Lock 4Ranks +7Dex +1Rogue-OL +2NF +7TOols +11Item =32 +5HV +4GH =41
{42+}Search 17RaNKS +3int +11Item +2Rngr Srch =33 +5HV +4GH =42
{36+)Spot 17Ranks +2Wis +11Item +2Rngr Spt =32 +4GH =36
{33+}Use Magic Device 17Ranks +1CHR +3SF +3Cartouse =24 +5HV +4GH =33

Level 1 (Rogue)
Feat: (Human Bonus) Dodge
Feat: (Selected) Nimble Fingers(Swap for Toughness. 48DD/39OL)

Level 2 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy:Reptilian (Swap for/To Undead)

Level 3 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Mobility

Level 4 (Ranger)

Level 5 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Spring Attack

Level 6 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Khopesh

Level 7 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Giant

Level 8 (Ranger)

Level 9 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons
Feat: (Selected) Skill Focus: Use Magic Device

Level 10 (Ranger)

Level 11 (Ranger)

Level 12 (Ranger)
FEAT: Your Choice. Mental TOughness, TOughness, Weapon Focus, Two-Weaon Defense

Level 13 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Construct

Level 14 (Ranger)
Enhancement: Ranger Sprint Boost I
Enhancement: Ranger Sprint Boost II
Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy I
Enhancement: Fighter Item Defense I
Enhancement: Human Adaptability Dexterity II
Enhancement: Human Adaptability Strength I
Enhancement: Human Versatility I
Enhancement: Human Versatility II
Enhancement: Human Versatility III
Enhancement: Human Versatility IV
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Attack I
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Damage I
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Damage II
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Defense I
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Defense II
Enhancement: Rogue Disable DDevice I
Enhancement: Rogue Open Lock I
Enhancement: Ranger Search I
Enhancement: Ranger Search II
Enhancement: Ranger Spot I
Enhancement: Ranger Spot II
Enhancement: Ranger Dexterity I
Enhancement: Ranger Dexterity II
Enhancement: Ranger Dexterity III
Enhancement: Fighter Strength I

GeneralDiomedes
08-24-2007, 02:13 PM
You have resists .. you have Evasion .. no need for 2 Rogue levels and Rogue skills for soloing other than 1 level of Rogue for Open Lock and UMD.

Impaqt
08-24-2007, 02:49 PM
I would add the second ROguue level just to add some more points into Open Lock.. You canhit everythng right now.. But it would be nice to have a few extra points... But true, the second rogue level would be optional... and certainly isnt included in the l14 plan.

Ann_Shadow
11-04-2007, 07:44 PM
I have been searching the boards for a solo character. I am almost exactly as the person requesting the solo build... founding member, left before favor, only an hour or so to play at a time, and that only about 2 times a week.

I was looking for a solo character. I like ranged, I like taking my time to sneak around. I like opening all the chests and side adventures...

Can this build solo most of the adventures in the game?

Most everyone else seems to say that Paladins are the best solo class.

Is ranger a better choice?

Edit: What is up with everyone taking exotic weapon: Khopesh

pjyelton
11-05-2007, 11:11 AM
Actually I also have a question on this build. I've been using this build and just hit level 3 (first character to make it to the marketplace, yay!), so far so good and I've done a decent job soloing it. My question though, and excuse my newbishness, but why wait til level 5 to add the fighter class? It would seem to me that level 4 would make more sense to get the extra feats as soon as possible. Am I missing something?

And I agree, whats up with the Khopesh?

jmonty
11-05-2007, 07:24 PM
the upside of soloing as a pally is at 14 you can get deathward. as an 8 ranger so far, the best part of soloing, to me, is being able to kite like mad, and switch to twf for trashier mobs, or throw up a shield if you need some AC, and still be able to kill well.

jmonty
11-05-2007, 07:26 PM
anyways, i was kinda wondering about how melee (strength) oriented rangers do compared to fighters and barbarians at level 14. i'll keep leveling my guy either way, but i am curious as to how they compare with like items.

ErgonomicCat
11-06-2007, 09:49 AM
Actually I also have a question on this build. I've been using this build and just hit level 3 (first character to make it to the marketplace, yay!), so far so good and I've done a decent job soloing it. My question though, and excuse my newbishness, but why wait til level 5 to add the fighter class? It would seem to me that level 4 would make more sense to get the extra feats as soon as possible. Am I missing something?

And I agree, whats up with the Khopesh?

I'd say you can really put the fighter level where ever you'd like it. The level 9 fighter level is important to get IC: Slashing ASAP, but the other can float.

And Khopeshs are the highest burst DPS in the game right now. They're 1d8, 19-20/x3 crit, which is a range that doesn't exist in core PnP. With IC: Slashing, that's 17-20/x3, and in DDO, there are a lot more ways to confirm crits and increase your threat range, so that x3 becomes really important, not to mention all the "on a critical hit..." effects.

It's the best general purpose 1-h weapon out there.

If you're an elf or a pally (or elf pally), Longswords may be better, if you're a dwarf, axes. But for one feat, it's a huge boost in DPS.

Kreaper
11-07-2007, 07:43 AM
IF you can find some decent ones.


A really good kopesh is hard to find. A variety to fit various situations is even more difficult.

Impaqt
11-08-2007, 10:31 AM
Wow, forgot about this build......

I like ranger for Soloists becauseo f their vast flexibility. Especialy when ya throw the Fighter and Rogue levels in there, theres nothing they cant use or do for the most part.

Fighter is Taken at l5 because Spring attack requires a BAB of +4. WIththe ROgue Level first, you'l only be at BAB of +3 at Level 4.

If your not going the Spring attack route, then FIghter could easilybe taken Earlier. Otherwise, take Kopesh as your L4 Fighter Feat and use your L6 Feat for Spring Attack...

Personally, I like having Spring attack early.... that -4 while moving is a huge penalty at low levels especially. and on a soloist build, your constantly moving.