View Full Version : Elf Fighter, How To Increase AC ?

10-06-2007, 04:31 PM
After 6 months of being stuck with 1 a paladin toon I decided to make another. I feel alot better with this new build, but I think I am lacking though and need some pointers on what to do with the next 8 Action points

My fighter Jalbalja is an Elf

Jalbalja is lvl 13 rank 1 atm with

Strenght is 30

Dex is 23

I am wearing a +5 Full Plate and +5 Mithral Tower Shield, and Chaosgaurds giving me 42 on AC

I will be getting a ring from turning in invader token that will give me +2 to ntural armor bonus.

However I need to know what I can add from enhanments to increase my AC.

I have the following options :

Elven Dexterity III (3 points)

Fighter Armor Mastery III (6 points)

Fighter Tower Shield Mastery II (4 points)

Fighter Tower Shield Mastery III (6 points)

10-07-2007, 03:46 AM
At the moment, your DEX is 23. Drop Elven Dexterity II, and level your DEX off at 22.

Look for +5 Mithral Full Plate (Run Cursed Crypt every week until you pull the named one, if you have to). With that and Fighter Armor Mastery III, you are now filling out your 22 DEX (+6 Modifier).

Take Fighter Tower Shield Mastery II to increase your DEX bonus from the tower shield to 6, which will maintain your DEX..

Now with those things balanced out, you should look like this:

10 Base
13 Armor Bonus (+5 Mithral Full Plate)
6 DEX Bonus
2 Chaosgard
5 Protection Item
9 Shield Bonus (+5 Mithral Tower Shield)
2 Natural AC Bonus (Invaders Ring)
47 AC

Run Titan 20 times and see if you get offered (or loot) a Chattering Ring- that would take you to 50AC unbuffed.

Run Demon Queen 20 times and see if you get offered (or loot) a Seal of the Earth. That would replace the Invaders Ring to give you an additional 1 Natural AC.

47s not bad, 51s better. Hasted, and grouped with a paladin you'd sit at 56 which is adequate for most content.

10-07-2007, 03:12 PM
Get a ranger also with you in a group to pass you a barkskin to give you a 58 AC also which is pretty good. If you can't get the seal of the earth you can just drink bark pots also.

10-07-2007, 11:48 PM
what feats did you take? dodge and combat expertise both add to AC totals

10-11-2007, 05:34 PM
what feats did you take? dodge and combat expertise both add to AC totals

I have dodge

I did not get Combat Expertise cause it is not passive, I traded such for more reflex saves

10-12-2007, 12:28 AM
See Riot's build for advice....Trade for Combat expertise and loot run untill you get the items you need...... Raid like there is no tomorrow and then raid some more. Look for the specific items mentioned in this thread already.

Btw: Do you have the intel for combat expertise?