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TDN
12-18-2009, 10:50 PM
Heres what I managed to come up with for a DDO warlock class other then the incomplete spell list that im still working on I would like to get some thoughs on the idea from the community and the devs if possible.

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DDO Warlock

hit dice d6
skills per lvl 2+int
base atk 15/10/5
base saves 6 fort 6 reflex 12 will
spell dc = 10+(cha mod)+ 1/2 caster lvl (note:Spell lvl doesn't matter for a warlock the lvl of the spell they cast equals 1/2 caster lvl damage and duration however is scaled according to full caster lvl.
--class skills--
bluff
concentration
intimidate
jump
umd
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--class abilites--
1st lvl- simple wep/light armor. no arcane spell failure in light armor, eldritch blast(1d6) gain lvl 1 invocation
2nd lvl- detect magic/at will (replace with bonus Warlock Feat) gain lvl 1 invocation
3rd lvl- dr cold iron/1, eldritch blast (2d6)
4th lvl- deceive item (+4 umd) gain lvl 1 invocation
5th lvl- eldritch blast (3d6)
6th lvl- gain lvl 2 invocation
7th lvl- dr coldiron/2, eldritch blast(4d6)
8th lvl- fiendish resilence 1 gain lvl 2 invocation
9th lvl- eldritch blast(5d6)
10th lvl- energy resistance 5 ((2 of choice)-class feats 2 must be used for energy resist) gain lvl 2 invocation
11th lvl-dr coldiron/3, eldritch blast(6d6) gain lvl 3 invocation
12th lvl- imbue item (replace with bonus Warlock Feat)
13th lvl- fiendish resilience 2 gain lvl 3 invocation
14th lvl- eldritch blast (7d6)
15th lvl- dr coldiron/4 gain lvl 3 invocation
16th lvl- gain lvl 4 invocation
17th lvl- eldritch blast(8d6)
18th lvl- fiendish resilience 5 gain lvl 4 invocation
19th lvl- dr coldiron/5
20th lvl- eldritch blast (9d6) energy resistance 10 (class feats 2 of choice must be same as ones picked at 10) gain lvl 4 invocation
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New feats added (bonus feats must be taken from this list may also take toughness, combatcasting)
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Invocation focus +1 dc to all warlock invocations
Greater Invocation focus +1 dc all warlock invocations stacks with Invocation focus
Extend Invocation (meta magic) requires: (ability to cast lvl 1 invocations) Increase the duration of Invocations by 50% but lowers the damage by 50%
Enlarge Invocation (meta magic) requires: (ability to cast lvl 1 invocations) Increase the range of all Invocations by 50% but lowers the damage by 50%.
Empower Invocation (meta magic) requires: (ability to cast lvl 1 invocations) Increase the damage of all invocations by 25% but increases the cooldown by 25%
Maximize Invocation(meta magic) requires: (ability to cast lvl 2 invocations) Increase the damage of all invocations by 50% but increase the cooldown by 50% stacks with Empower Invocation
Quicken Invocation (meta magic) requires: (ability to cast lvl 3 invocations) cuts the cooldown time on all invocations by 50%.
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Eldritch Blast (spell lvl = 1/2 caster lvl)
cooldown 3 secs
type-ray
spell resist-Yes
save: none
may be modified by blasts and essences
(damage type same as disintegrate untyped magic)
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Class enhancements
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Warlock Bluff ranks 1,2, and 4
Warlock Concentration ranks 1,2,3,and 4
Warlock Intimidate ranks 1,2,3, and 4
Warlock Improved Spell Peneration ranks 1,2 and 3
Warlock Charisma ranks 1, 2, and 3
Warlock Extra Fiendish Resilience ranks 1,2,3 gain a extra use per rest per rank.
Warlock Wand and Scroll Mastery ranks 1,2,3 and 4 as bard
Warlock Wand Heightening 1,2 and 3
Warlock Eldritch Mastery ranks 1,2,3 and 4 Increase the damage of your eldritch blast & blast shapes by (10%,30%,30%,40%)
Warlock Mastery of the Void ranks 1,2, and 3 increase crit chance of all eldritch blasts and shapes by (3%,6%,9%)
Warlock Power of the Void ranks 1,2, and 3 increase the crit multipler for all eldritch blasts and shapes by (.25,.50,.75) (maxed out at 2.25% crit as sorc)
Warlock Invocation Mastery ranks 1,2,3 and 4 Increase the damage of your Invocations and Essences other then eldritch blast by (10%,20%,30%,40%)
Warlock Mastery of the Unknown ranks 1,2, and 3 increase crit chance of all invocations and Essences by (3%,6%,9%)
Warlock Power of the Unknown ranks 1,2, and 3 increase the crit multipler for all Invocations and Essences by (.25,.50,.75) (maxed out at 2.25% crit as sorc)
Warlock Improved Damage Reduction
ranks 1,2,3 Increase your damage reduction cold iron by 1 per rank.
Improved Enlarge Invocation
rank1-Reduce the damage penalty total by 10%
rank2-Reduce the damage penalty total by 20%
rank3-Reduce the damage penalty total by 30%
Improved Extend invocation
rank1-Reduce the damage penalty total by 10%
rank2-Reduce the damage penalty total by 20%
rank3-Reduce the damage penalty total by 30%
Improved Empower Invocation
rank1-Reduce the cooldown penalty total by 5%
rank2-Reduce the cooldown penalty total by 10%
rank3- Reduce the cooldown penalty total by 15%
Improved Maximize Invocation
rank1-Reduce the cooldown penalty total by 5%
rank2-Reduce the cooldown penalty total by 10%
rank3-Reduce the cooldown penalty total by 15%
Warlock Capstone Limitless Power- You have become a font of limitless magical energy heightening your already Impressive abilities you gain +1 to the DCs for all invocations and blasts and your eldritch blast deals 20% more damage.
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Ways to implement Shapes and Essences.

Shapes could be used just like a normal spell, target, click, wait on cooldown. The essences are the issue though I might of solved that problem what if you made the Essences a toggle like poweratk and combat expertise, but put them on the spell list instead of the feat window, the functions in the code that turns off poweratk if you swap to combat expertise could be used to swap off Essences allowing you to use them like a meta magic for the shapes click another to swap to a another essence while that would turn off the other preventing multiple essences from being up at once.

AylinIsAwesome
12-20-2009, 12:27 PM
What about Infernal Pact Warlocks? I'm fairly sure their abilities are based on CON, not CHA.

Perhaps at level 1, you get a bonus feat which is your pact and determines which stat. Would also allow certain other bonuses (and extra pact feats along the way, like an Infernal pact one gaining some Temp HP for a few seconds if she kills a mob with an Eldritch Blast).




Though the biggest issue is... With a 3 second cooldown time, Eldritch blast seems a little gimp. Especially when I could drop a 15d6 Blade Barrier that affects everything, instead of a 9d6 blast that's single-target.

You did list a way to increase the damage on Blasts (Maximize, Extend), but with a 4.5 second cooldown, I fear it wouldn't really be used very much.


The main obstacle to making the Warlock a class is how gimped Ranged combat is for the most part.

Angelus_dead
12-20-2009, 08:31 PM
What about Infernal Pact Warlocks? I'm fairly sure their abilities are based on CON, not CHA.
You seem to have confused DDO for something based on 4e.

TDN
12-20-2009, 08:46 PM
The reason for the cooldown is it doesnt effect the blast shapes they would each have there own cooldown so you could have blast, spear, chain, cone, and doom all on individual cooldowns plus it casts for free warlocks have unlimited power pools effectively meaning you can spam all your shapes as much as you possibly want maximized and empowered only way to effectively keep it from being extremely OP is to effect the cooldown times hence the design of the meta magics, warlocks also have more then blast shapes and essences remember they get invocations as well such as the 1/2 holy damage firewall spell and the chilling evards black tendrils just think how powerful that would be if you could cast those limitlessly at the same damage and cooldown as a sorc.

PS:Also this DDO is based off 3.5 D&D not 4th so pact sets don't have a effect but that is a good option for prestige enhancements at some point.

AylinIsAwesome
12-21-2009, 01:11 PM
You seem to have confused DDO for something based on 4e.

My bad.

Lack of sleep does that to you. >_<