View Full Version : Seeking opinion on character

06-09-2010, 10:24 AM
I've discovered that I can't post this on a more relevant board (as I have not yet spent any money on this game, having only just started playing about 3 or 4 days ago) - so it will have to go here, I guess.

After playing my horribly mangled rogue (no con, 10 str 20 dex 16 int starter stats, euch), I'd like to think that I've improved when it comes to building characters. I also happen to have fallen in love with the concept of a wee man spinning about with axes, chopping all that come in to range. As such, I thought up the following build:

Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 3.34
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Level 20 Chaotic Good Dwarf Male
(1 Fighter \ 1 Rogue \ 18 Ranger)
Hit Points: 332
Spell Points: 178
BAB: 19\19\24\29\29
Fortitude: 17
Reflex: 16
Will: 7

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(28 Point) (Level 1) (Level 20)
Strength 18 23
Dexterity 14 17
Constitution 16 18
Intelligence 8 8
Wisdom 8 8
Charisma 6 6

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Base Skills Modified Skills
Skills (Level 1) (Level 20)
Balance 4 18
Bluff -2 -2
Concentration 3 4
Diplomacy -2 -2
Disable Device n/a n/a
Haggle -2 -2
Heal -1 -1
Hide 6 26
Intimidate -2 -2
Jump 8 29
Listen -1 -1
Move Silently 6 26
Open Lock n/a n/a
Perform n/a n/a
Repair -1 -1
Search -1 1
Spot 1 22
Swim 4 6
Tumble 3 4
Use Magic Device n/a n/a

Level 1 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Dodge
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Undead

Level 2 (Ranger)

Level 3 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Mobility
Feat: (Selected) Oversized Two Weapon Fighting

Level 4 (Ranger)

Level 5 (Ranger)

Level 6 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Giant
Feat: (Selected) Spring Attack

Level 7 (Ranger)

Level 8 (Ranger)

Level 9 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons

Level 10 (Ranger)

Level 11 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Evil Outsider

Level 12 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Toughness

Level 13 (Ranger)

Level 14 (Ranger)

Level 15 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Power Attack

Level 16 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Construct

Level 17 (Ranger)

Level 18 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Iron Will

Level 19 (Ranger)

Level 20 (Rogue)
Enhancement: Dwarven Axe Attack I
Enhancement: Dwarven Axe Attack II
Enhancement: Dwarven Axe Damage I
Enhancement: Dwarven Axe Damage II
Enhancement: Dwarven Constitution I
Enhancement: Dwarven Constitution II
Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense I
Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense II
Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense III
Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy I
Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
Enhancement: Racial Toughness III
Enhancement: Racial Toughness IV
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Attack I
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Attack II
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Damage I
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Damage II
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Damage III
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Damage IV
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Defense I
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Defense II
Enhancement: Ranger Favored Defense III
Enhancement: Ranger Tempest I
Enhancement: Ranger Tempest II
Enhancement: Ranger Tempest III
Enhancement: Rogue Sneak Attack Training I
Enhancement: Ranger Dexterity I
Enhancement: Ranger Dexterity II
Enhancement: Ranger Dexterity III
Enhancement: Fighter Toughness I
Enhancement: Rogue Improved Trap Sense I

Is there anything that might be improved upon? Is this going to be a colossal waste of time to level up?

I'm also wondering if maybe I should've only taken 16 points in strength instead of 18, so that I could get 14 wisdom for 3 more to will saves.

06-09-2010, 10:31 AM
Pretty common build, similar to the exploiter build, just with fighter instead of monk.

These are pretty resiliant characters that do well in many situations, you should have fun with it. The only thing I might suggest is to find a different feat at 18, Iron will is nice but things like Maximize Spell (for healing spells) or another toughness feat are better choices IMO.

06-09-2010, 10:34 AM
You are fine. With a +6 item (easily available by L14) you will be able to cast all spells. You might have some issue at low level.

If you haven't already, check out the "exploiter" build. It is the king of 18ranger/2x builds.

06-09-2010, 11:08 AM
Looks like you forgot UMD but besides that yes, it should work. Personally I would recommend a bit more Wis for a new player (starting with 17 Str instead), for better will saves and making it easier to cast spells, but such a min/max version works too.

06-10-2010, 12:14 AM
It is a great build.
Take rogue at level one.

06-10-2010, 10:07 AM
You are fine. With a +6 item (easily available by L14) you will be able to cast all spells. You might have some issue at low level.

If you haven't already, check out the "exploiter" build. It is the king of 18ranger/2x builds.

Exploiter is a great build, but not very new player friendly. Just sayin'