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05-01-2010, 03:35 PM
hey im making a halfing rogue , but im not sure what starting stats , i have 32 points unlocked , do i need STR at all with finesss?

05-01-2010, 03:35 PM
if you want to deal damage, yes, you need str

05-01-2010, 04:43 PM
A starting strength allowing you to reach 13 base with only tomes will give you access to Power Attack (a must-have feat for a melee combat character.)

05-01-2010, 05:01 PM
All Weapon finesse does is apply your DEX bonus to attack rolls (which determine whether you actually hit the enemy or not), not damage. You still need a decent STR to deal good damage.

On a Halfling I'd probably go at least 14 STR, 16 DEX starting out. Could get away with a 15 DEX if you had a +2 DEX tome. I assume you'll be wanting TWF feats, which you'll eventually need a base 17 DEX for.

05-03-2010, 09:26 AM
Presuming this is a Finesse build, you want enough base STR to take Power Attack; I would start with at least STR 12 and take a STR tome at some point. Are you going for a monk or fighter splash? That affects whether you make WIS a dump stat.