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der_kluge
12-17-2013, 04:19 PM
Got an idea for my next life floating around in my head . Wanted to hear some ideas on this.

It's a bard AA. What I'm thinking is :

half-elf (paladin dilly for saves)
Bard9 + Rgr6 + Rog5

I'd pick up the AA line, and the Warchanter lines. I'd have evasion, and with a high Int, a crapload of skills. So, traps wouldn' t be an issue. I could also pick up UMD, Tumble, and maybe even a social skill like Bluff.

High charisma and dex. I've never done an AA before and this seemed like a decent way to do it. I've done pure bard, and a bardbarian, and while the latter seemed fairly solid, I feel pure bards tend to be a bit weak.

Any other ideas are appreciated.

Scrag
12-19-2013, 09:38 AM
Got an idea for my next life floating around in my head . Wanted to hear some ideas on this.

It's a bard AA. What I'm thinking is :

half-elf (paladin dilly for saves)
Bard9 + Rgr6 + Rog5


You are missing out on level 4 bard spells which include the ultimately usefull cure crit, and discoball if you tie it to mindfog (which is level 5). But in any case, level 4 gives you cure crit and dimension door at 10. Not going to 10 seems like a huge mistake. Rogue 5 gets you no increase on saving throws, no BAB increase, and a paltry +d6 to your sneak attacks.

10 bard/6 ranger/4 rogue makes much more sense in my opinion.

Chaimberland
12-19-2013, 09:43 AM
What Scrag said.

Scrag
12-19-2013, 09:46 AM
Damn, I kinda want to make one of these now....

Nadalis
12-20-2013, 12:12 PM
I am enjoying my 16/2/2 build which is based off of:

https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...ull-trapskills

make sure you read his updates at post number 11, as he changes feats and enhancements around a little bit.

My character is a 34 pt and not 36, but so far I am not worried. My past life was a 18/2 bard/rogue combo, so I had most of the heroic gear in my bank like delving googles, tharnes googles, con opp hp greensteel gloves, silver longbow with ruby of endless night slotted, and bard's cloak. I used the +20 LR stone to make it a ranger past life because I felt that would be more beneficial to the build than the bard past life passive feat. I am excited to use my pinion that I picked up in my raider's box when I reach 23. I do not miss toughness, and I don't feel that I am too squishy. With heal scrolls and displacement, I can do alright. At level 15 I am running with 300 hitpoints and 700 spell points. I typically skip 1/2 the shrines because I scroll heal and only use the spell points for buffs (displacement, blur, fom, haste, invis, rage, and grease). I have found the paralyzing arrows at level 15 with DC26 to be pretty effective. I may be jinxing myself but I feel that with the paladin dilettante, resis 6 item, and +6 stat items, that my saves are pretty good, I seem to evade very well (but fail disintegrate). At least for leveling I have maxed paralyzing arrows, with the anticipation that they will be ineffective in epic quests, and I will take enhancement points back out of it then.

The 6 levels of ranger vs only 2 would mean that you get free manyshot, and precise shot, but miss out on spells. I went with 2 levels of ranger. The feats and enhancements are very tight on this build, but it still works. I am not a strong player but I have made it through a lot of quests successfully when I have failed on other builds.



or there is a 28 pt build in the 2nd post here: https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...ard-AA-builds)

unbongwah
12-20-2013, 01:40 PM
I'm not a big fan of heavily-MCed bard builds; you miss out on too many of their higher-level goodies. See my new Bardcher thread.

Aerendil
12-21-2013, 06:51 AM
I'm not a big fan of heavily-MCed bard builds; you miss out on too many of their higher-level goodies. See my new Bardcher thread.

Yep, agreed.
Tempted to go 15 Bard / 4 Ranger / 1 Cleric myself. Warpriest's Divine Might is awesome for boosting dps when you really need it.

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