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09-22-2007, 11:16 AM
This is my 28-point Ranger hybrid build. I splashed in 2 levels of Rogue, not for quick access to Evasion, but for the DD and OL skills. I splashed in two levels of Fighter to help my Fort saves slightly and get access to heavy armor (for early on, before I had Evasion) and two extra Feats.

One Enhancement is missing - Elemental Empathy. This build at 14 meets the requirements but the char. planner apparently is bugged, so I couldn't select it.

Only 3 Tomes were used: Wisdom +1, Dexterity +1, and Strength +2 (1750 Favor reward).

I never build characters with gear in mind, but this one has +6 Strength, +6 Dex, and +2 Con items.

HP seem low, I'll likely be taking Toughness at 15 to make up some of the difference. +4/+6 Con items would help too, if I could find one that fits in. :)

Think that's about all... comments welcome!

Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 2.70
DDO Character Planner Home Page (http://www.rjcyberware.com/DDO)

Christov Olaffsson
Level 14 Chaotic Good Human Male
(2 Fighter \ 2 Rogue \ 10 Ranger)
Hit Points: 160
Spell Points: 163
BAB: 13\13\18\23
Fortitude: 12
Reflex: 13
Will: 5

Starting Ending Feat/Enhancement
Base Stats Base Stats Modified Stats
Abilities (Level 1) (Level 14) (Level 14)
Strength 14 18 20
Dexterity 14 15 17
Constitution 14 14 14
Intelligence 14 14 14
Wisdom 12 13 14
Charisma 8 8 8

Tomes Used
+2 Tome of Strength used at level 12
+1 Tome of Wisdom used at level 12
+1 Tome of Dexterity used at level 12

Starting Ending Feat/Enhancement
Base Skills Base Skills Modified Skills
Skills (Level 1) (Level 14) (Level 14)
Balance 6 8 8
Disable Device 6 19 20
Haggle 3 5 5
Heal 1 10 10
Hide 6 19 19
Jump 6 15 15
Listen 5 11 11
Move Silently 6 19 19
Open Lock 6 15 15
Search 6 19 21
Spot 5 19 21
Swim 3 11 11
Tumble 5 6 6

Level 1 (Rogue)
Feat: (Human Bonus) Combat Expertise
Feat: (Selected) Dodge
Enhancement: Human Versatility I
Enhancement: Rogue Sneak Attack Training I
Enhancement: Rogue Disable Device I

Level 2 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Undead
Enhancement: Ranger Energy Resistence Boost I
Enhancement: Ranger Extra Empathy I

Level 3 (Fighter)
Feat: (Selected) Least Dragonmark of Passage
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Mobility

Level 4 (Ranger)
Ability Raise: STR
Enhancement: Ranger Desert Lore I
Enhancement: Ranger Dexterity I

Level 5 (Ranger)

Level 6 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Extend Spell

Level 7 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Spring Attack
Enhancement: Ranger Energy Resistence Boost II
Enhancement: Human Adaptability Strength I
Enhancement: Human Versatility II
Enhancement: Fighter Strength I

Level 8 (Ranger)
Ability Raise: STR
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Giant
Enhancement: Ranger Energy of the Wild I

Level 9 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons

Level 10 (Rogue)
Enhancement: Ranger Desert Lore II
Enhancement: Human Versatility III
Enhancement: Human Versatility IV
Enhancement: Ranger Vermin Emphaty
Enhancement: Rogue Sneak Attack Accuracy I
Enhancement: Ranger Search I
Enhancement: Ranger Search II
Enhancement: Ranger Spot I
Enhancement: Ranger Spot II
Enhancement: Ranger Dexterity II

Level 11 (Ranger)
Enhancement: Ranger Energy Resistence Boost III

Level 12 (Ranger)
Ability Raise: DEX
Feat: (Selected) Whirlwind Attack
Enhancement: Ranger Energy of the Wild II

Level 13 (Ranger)
Enhancement: Human Adaptability Wisdom II

Level 14 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Evil Outsider
Enhancement: Ranger Energy Resistence Boost IV

EDIT: Apparently the +1 Dex tome didn't make it into the character planner output. Fixed that.

09-28-2007, 07:17 AM

Swapped out Whirlwind Attack for WP: Slashing. The intent is to take Toughness at CL15 and Power Crit at CL18. I would have taken Toughness vs. WP, but the feat slot was a Fighter Bonus slot, and Toughness doesn't qualify. (The feat progression in the build chart was off slightly, because I couldn't remember when I took various feats.)

Not sure how much of an effect this change had, other than to cover the loss of 1BAB from Rogue 1. Time will tell as I rerun quests.