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06-12-2010, 04:05 AM
I was planning to TRing my rogue somewhere in the near future and thought i might try out something a little different in the process.

With u5 coming i thought maybe a wizard with rogue mechanic might be an interesting and not completely useless setup, since my experience with casters is rather limited i thought i'd post before ruining my main character. :)

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Level 20 Lawful Good Drow Female
(1 Fighter \ 6 Rogue \ 13 Wizard)
Hit Points: 180
Spell Points: 913
BAB: 11\11\16\21
Fortitude: 9
Reflex: 18
Will: 10

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(30 Point) (Level 1) (Level 20)
Strength 10 10
Dexterity 18 22
Constitution 12 12
Intelligence 18 28
Wisdom 10 10
Charisma 10 10

Tomes Used
+1 Tome of Intelligence used at level 1
+2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 7

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Base Skills Modified Skills
Skills (Level 1) (Level 20)
Balance 8 12
Bluff 0 1
Concentration 1 24
Diplomacy 4 23
Disable Device 8 37
Haggle 0 1
Heal 0 1
Hide 8 13
Intimidate 0 1
Jump 4 8
Listen 0 3
Move Silently 8 17
Open Lock 8 28
Perform n/a n/a
Repair 4 12
Search 8 37
Spot 4 22
Swim 4 5
Tumble 8 11
Use Magic Device 4 24

Level 1 (Rogue)
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Rogue
Feat: (Selected) Toughness

Level 2 (Wizard)
Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Mental Toughness

Level 3 (Wizard)
Feat: (Selected) Past Life: Sneak of Shadows

Level 4 (Wizard)

Level 5 (Rogue)

Level 6 (Rogue)
Feat: (Selected) Rapid Reload

Level 7 (Wizard)

Level 8 (Wizard)
Feat: (Wizard Bonus) This new pet boost feat

Level 9 (Wizard)
Feat: (Selected) Point Blank Shot

Level 10 (Rogue)

Level 11 (Wizard)

Level 12 (Rogue)
Feat: (Selected) Rapid Shot

Level 13 (Wizard)

Level 14 (Rogue)

Level 15 (Wizard)
Feat: (Selected) Spell Penetration

Level 16 (Wizard)
Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Spell Focus: Enchantment

Level 17 (Wizard)

Level 18 (Wizard)
Feat: (Selected) Insightful Reflexes

Level 19 (Wizard)

Level 20 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Critical: Ranged Weapons
Enhancement: Rogue Haste Boost I
Enhancement: Rogue Skill Boost I
Enhancement: Rogue Skill Boost II
Enhancement: Elven Dexterity I
Enhancement: Elven Dexterity II
Enhancement: Rogue Fire Trap Lore I
Enhancement: Adamantine Companion
Enhancement: Iron Companion
Enhancement: Mithral Companion
Enhancement: Steel Companion
Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
Enhancement: Rogue Mechanic I
Enhancement: Rogue Disable Device I
Enhancement: Rogue Disable Device II
Enhancement: Rogue Open Lock I
Enhancement: Rogue Open Lock II
Enhancement: Wizard Lineage of Elements I
Enhancement: Wizard Lineage of Elements II
Enhancement: Wizard Lineage of Deadly Elements I
Enhancement: Wizard Elemental Manipulation I
Enhancement: Wizard Elemental Manipulation II
Enhancement: Wizard Elemental Manipulation III
Enhancement: Wizard Elemental Manipulation IV
Enhancement: Wizard Force Manipulation I
Enhancement: Wizard Spell Penetration I
Enhancement: Wizard Spell Penetration II
Enhancement: Wizard Spell Penetration III
Enhancement: Rogue Dexterity I
Enhancement: Rogue Dexterity II
Enhancement: Wizard Intelligence I
Enhancement: Wizard Intelligence II
Enhancement: Wizard Intelligence III
Enhancement: Rogue Improved Trap Sense I
Enhancement: Rogue Improved Trap Sense II

Now my questions are:
Would it be beneficial to get rid of the fighter level, which would cost me insightful reflexes?
With the spell penetration feat and enhancements i would have an effective caster level of 18, how many spells would be resisted then?

I will have few sp but i'm planning on using the repeater quite often, thus conserving sp compared to a wizard that solely relies on spells for damage.

06-12-2010, 04:39 AM
Lets put it this way... end game mobs can often have an SR of 25+, end game raid bosses usually have SR of 32+

If you really want to put that repeater to use I'd suggest having your primary class either be fighter or ranger. You will want a fairly high BAB to be able to hit things reliably. Fighter gives you the option of Kensei and weapon specialization on the repeater giving it better damage all around. Ranger gives the favored enemies, and a reasonable TWF for when you aren't using the repeater.

Also Augment Summoning REQUIRES the feat of Spell Focus Conjuration.

06-12-2010, 06:17 PM
Ah so i'd get around 60% hits on normal, resistant mobs.
That was about what i was hoping for.

The reason i did not take fighter or ranger is that i wanted some synergy with the int stat, which is only provided by wizards.
If i have trouble hitting i can always cast a tensers transformation or use a divine power clicky, am used to casting the latter now before tougher fights and its not too much of a hassle imo.

As to augment summoning having some requirements that is not true, i rolled a sorc on lamannia and took it at first feat.

Thank you for answering though. :)

06-16-2010, 03:43 PM
working on something similar i have a halfling gonna end up 14 wiz 6 rogue for mechanic and extra intell damage added to repeater. dont know how it will all hash out only 6 lvl at the moment but seems to be a nice build concept.
my advice get a shattermantle repeater of sorts for them nasty sr..maybe improved shattermantle