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Dogchair
10-29-2007, 05:18 PM
Whats the highest AC you can have from stuff bought on the AH, meaning non-raid loot.

Is this AC still good? Respectable?

Thoughts?


-Dogchair

*Note, I mean without pots and buffs. aura's ok, if they are yours.

binnsr
10-29-2007, 05:36 PM
my rogue has yet to see AC-related raid loot and can hit a 60ac

10 base
+ 9 - +5 Mithril Chain Shirt (traded for +5 mbp purchased on the AH)
+8 - Dex (includes +2 from Daggertooth Belt - purchased on the AH)
+7 - +5 heavy shield (readily available from AH, pawn shop or a chest near you)
+5 Combat Expertise
+1 Dodge Feat
+5 Protection Necklace (traded from a guildy, but I've seen them on the AH)
+1 Own Pally aura
+2 Chaosgarde (seen them on the AH, but they're not common)
+3 Barkskin Potion
+1 Haste
+2 Recitation
= 54
+2 Ranger Barkskin
+3 Paladin Aura
= 59
+6 Improved Uncanny Dodge
= 65

And I'd say that is a decent AC. This guy typically is TWFing, so I subtract 7 from that.

I think I'm forgetting something too...

edit: chaosgarde

Yvonne_Blacksword
10-30-2007, 09:43 AM
Barkskin potions and spells stack?
News to me...

Aspenor
10-30-2007, 09:44 AM
Barkskin potions and spells stack?
News to me...

He only added +2 for the ranger bark, he didn't stack em ;)

Yvonne_Blacksword
10-30-2007, 09:50 AM
Ah...my ranger is only level 12...and could not pull off a +5 to AC from her barkskin...<sigh>...I suppose I am ignorant regarding the paladin aura thing too...some day, someone has got to explain these things to me...

Nataichal
10-30-2007, 04:17 PM
Lets see what sort of AC nightmare I can create just off the top of my head.

Race:Halfling

Build (lets aim for mod 6, shall we?) 9 rogue, 7 paladin.

Stats : dex minimum of 26
Int : 13 (for CE)
rest I don't care.

10 base
+9 +5 mithral chain shirt
+8 dex bonus (Daggertooth belt included)
+1 class bonus
+5 protect neck
+2 bulwark of Good
+7 +5 heavy steel shield
+2 chaosguardes
+6 improved uncanny dodge
+4 armor class boost 3 (if useable at the same time as uncanny dodge)
+1 dodge feat
+5 combat expertise
+2 shield block

So there's a nice start at 62 AC. Shall we keep going?

+6 from 2 chattering rings (uncanny dodge will exceed +10 dodge bonus)
+5 rangers barkskin
+1 from a full paladin bulwark aura
+2 recitation
+1 haste

So there's 77. Shall we KEEP going?

Tumble with the mobility feat will add another +2

So if you want to be an armor crazy fool for about 20 seconds while rolling around on the ground, you can hit 79 AC. If flopping around on the ground isn't your forte and a 20 or 30 second timer isn't your thing, then you can only get a measily 67 AC. 65 if you like swinging back. 62 if you're all by your lonesome. And 60 if you're going off of a lvl 9/5, non boosted, non externally buffed, non blocking, non tumbling character.

binnsr
10-30-2007, 04:20 PM
2 chattering rings do not stack .. much to the chagrin of those who do have 2..

brshelton
10-30-2007, 04:23 PM
add 7 if your dwarf vs giant or 1 for halfling

Nataichal
10-30-2007, 04:36 PM
Fair enough. If you ditch the chattering ring and mith chain shirt, up your dex to 38 (20 base, +4 level, +4 enhancements +3 tome +7 item from mod 6) and wear the white dragon robe, you'll get the same numbers.

Matter of fact, ditch the mith chain shirt anyways. Even with a 36 dex and the white robe, its inherent +6 armor bonus and +13 dex bonus would still give you an additional +2 over the mith/belt combo.

brshelton
10-30-2007, 04:42 PM
38 dex is max but dwarf +7 vs would be better

Casta
10-30-2007, 04:59 PM
The only good raid loot for ac is the rings from titan and queen. Other then them the amulet from stormreavers only +4 protection scale armor is 1 less then +5 mith fp I know thats not raid loot but theres not really to much else for ac.

binnsr
10-30-2007, 08:36 PM
The only good raid loot for ac is the rings from titan and queen. Other then them the amulet from stormreavers only +4 protection scale armor is 1 less then +5 mith fp I know thats not raid loot but theres not really to much else for ac.
For light armored characters, the Kundarak Delving Suit is still king of ac.