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~True_Knight
02-25-2008, 11:14 PM
I wanted to get some opinions here. I wanted to take advantage of the Dragonmark and Spellsinger enhancements and I'm playing around with this halfling that is a descent healer (actually with all the dragonmark heals it should be good) and buffing which is why he is mostly bard. Here's the build...


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Coruven Silversong
Level 16 True Neutral Halfling Male
(3 Cleric \ 13 Bard)
Hit Points: 138
Spell Points: 940
BAB: 11\11\16\21
Fortitude: 9
Reflex: 11
Will: 13

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Base Stats Modified Stats
Abilities (Level 1) (Level 16)
Strength 14 16
Dexterity 12 12
Constitution 10 12
Intelligence 12 12
Wisdom 12 13
Charisma 14 18

Tomes Used
+2 Tome of Strength used at level 3
+2 Tome of Constitution used at level 3
+3 Tome of Intelligence used at level 20
+1 Tome of Wisdom used at level 20
+1 Tome of Charisma used at level 20

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Base Skills Modified Skills
Skills (Level 1) (Level 16)
Balance 1 14
Bluff 2 4
Concentration 3 24
Diplomacy 2 4
Disable Device n/a n/a
Haggle 2 4
Heal 4 13
Hide 1 3
Intimidate 2 4
Jump 2 6
Listen 1 5
Move Silently 1 5
Open Lock n/a n/a
Perform n/a 25
Repair 1 1
Search 1 2.5
Spot 1 3
Swim 2 3
Tumble 2 11
Use Magic Device 4 25

Notable Equipment
Armor: +5 Elven Chainmail of the Magi

Level 1 (Cleric)
Feat: (Selected) Empower Healing Spell
Enhancement: Cleric Heal I
Enhancement: Cleric Divine Vitality I
Enhancement: Cleric Extra Turning I

Level 2 (Bard)
Enhancement: Bard Extra Song I
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Bravery I
Enhancement: Halfling Hero's Companion I
Enhancement: Bard Perform I
Enhancement: Bard Energy of the Music I

Level 3 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Least Dragonmark of Healing
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage I
Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song I
Enhancement: Extra Dragonmark I
Enhancement: Jorasco Healing I

Level 4 (Bard)
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Attack I
Enhancement: Bard Charisma I

Level 5 (Bard)
Enhancement: Bard Perform II
Enhancement: Bard Wand Mastery I

Level 6 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Lesser Dragonmark of Healing

Level 7 (Bard)
Enhancement: Bard Concentration I
Enhancement: Bard Concentration II
Enhancement: Bard Lyric of Song I
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic I
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic II
Enhancement: Bard Energy of the Music II

Level 8 (Bard)
Enhancement: Spellsinger I

Level 9 (Cleric)
Feat: (Selected) Greater Dragonmark of Healing
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic III
Enhancement: Cleric Divine Cleansing I

Level 10 (Bard)
Enhancement: Bard Extra Song II
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage II

Level 11 (Bard)
Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song II
Enhancement: Extra Dragonmark II

Level 12 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Mental Toughness
Enhancement: Extra Dragonmark III

Level 13 (Cleric)
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic IV

Level 14 (Bard)

Level 15 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Mental Toughness
Enhancement: Bard Extra Song III
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Attack II
Enhancement: Cleric Divine Healing I

Level 16 (Bard)
Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song III
Enhancement: Bard Wand Mastery II



Thoughts are welcome.

Angelus_dead
02-25-2008, 11:47 PM
I wanted to get some opinions here. I wanted to take advantage of the Dragonmark and Spellsinger enhancements and I'm playing around with this halfling that is a descent healer (actually with all the dragonmark heals it should be good) and buffing which is why he is mostly bard. Here's the build...
Bad idea. That's a redundant build that provides the same capability in multiple ways. Pure bard would be better (as would bard15/sorc1 or bard15/barb1 or many other things)

You're spending 4 feats + multiple APs on Dragonmark of Healing. But you're already a bard, so you have cure spells on your list anyway, and you can read Heal scrolls anytime you feel like. The Halfling Dragonmarks are only really good for a class like a fighter, who would not have a way to heal otherwise.

A bard would get better results by moving feats and APs out of Dragonmark and into Haggle (put skillpoints there also, instead of so much Tumble and balance). Even if you don't get the Focus Haggle and Negotiator feats, you can still buy Heal scrolls cheaply enough that spending 10 of them per quest won't bother you at all. (And put more APs into the Bard Wand mastery, to make the scrolls stronger).

Also the cleric levels don't get you anything really useful (except for a Spellsinger requirement, but a sorc level would provide it too, along with more mana). Cutting even a few levels away from Bard hurts your ability to buff, and little things like Divine Cleansing and Divine Healing don't even begin to make up for it.