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kierg10
12-30-2013, 08:58 PM
This is a fun, tough and deadly paladin build I made (with some help from some people)....

I have been playing it a bit (TR'd into it the other day), am sitting at level 17 (almost 18) and it is a very very fun build.

Bladeforged Paladin 9/Fighter 8/Monk 3
36 point build (Recommended)
Str 18+4 tome+7 levels+10 item+1 exc+5 primal scream+15 divine might+2 ship+2 yugo+4 tenser's+2 enh=70
Dex 10
Con 14
Int 10
Wis 6
Cha 16+4 tome+10 item+3 insight+1 exc+2 ship+2 enh+2 yugo=40

Leveling order:
1 paladin
2 monk
3-10 fighter
11-12 monk
13-20 paladin

Feats:
1-Power attack
2m-THF
3-cleave
3f-wf: slash
4f-stunning blow
6-adept of forms
6f-ws: slash
8f-iTHF
9-great cleave
10f-gwf:slashing
11m-dodge
12-master of forms
15-IC:slash (I start at level 15, so doesn't matter that I only get this now)
18-Grandmaster of forms
21-Overwhelming critical
24-Gthf
27-Blinding speed
26ed-pTWF
28ed-Tactician

HPs: 30 improved heroic durability+10 agents of argo favour reward+476 con+100 fury+50 false life+45 greensteel+20 toughness item+10 barb PL+100 paladin levels+80 fighter levels+16 monk levels+80 epic levels=994+28 if I get a +10 con item=1045

Stunning blow DC: 10+30 strength (70 strength=30 mod)+10 item+5 exc combat mastery+6 legendary tactics+2 tactician+3 kensei+3 bladeforged+1 fighter past life=70+4 titan's gloves/bard=74

Primary destiny either LD or Fury, doesn't especially matter, although I prefer fury.

In fury the twists i would use are : legendary tactics/dance of flowers/momentum swing, improved power attack, 15% fort bypass from shadowdancer, standing with stone from GMOF ... it really does not matter.

In LD you could go for something like Dance of flowers/Primal scream/Sense weakness.....

For enhancements, make sure you pick up centred with greatswords/greataxes or whatever, and also get divine might.....thinking of picking up exalted smite .... that ability was awesome in my paladin life.

Have fun pretty people, and kill more stuff!

unbongwah
12-31-2013, 08:41 AM
Why pally 9 rather than more monk and/or ftr lvls? Is it just for the PL, or does it add something else I'm missing?

kierg10
12-31-2013, 09:43 AM
Why pally 9 rather than more monk and/or ftr lvls? Is it just for the PL, or does it add something else I'm missing?

for the past life when I eventually TR out of this :) plus I like the paladin symbol more than fighter ;)

C-Shell
12-31-2013, 09:45 AM
1st reason: the amount of 12 ftr, 6monk, 2 pally builds on argo is too **** high :)
2nd reason: usefull lay on hands are a nice thing to have
3rd reason: he talks about exalted smites. but im skeptical if will have enough aps for it and im not sure if smites on a 9 pally are meaningful at all (???)

btw: i think there may be better feats for grandmaster of forms. maybe force of personality since you dumped wisdom

Krelar
12-31-2013, 10:02 AM
3rd reason: he talks about exalted smites. but im skeptical if will have enough aps for it and im not sure if smites on a 9 pally are meaningful at all (???)


9 paladin levels would only be +34 to base damage. That's not why you use exalted smite thought, it's for the +2 to crit multiplier and crit range.

Nightmanis
12-31-2013, 12:17 PM
Str 18+4 tome+7 levels+10 item+3 insight+1 exc+5 primal scream+15 divine might+2 ship+2 yugo+4 tenser's+1 enh=72


Minor thing, but both of these are the same type of bonus. So they shouldn't stack, unless I've missed something somewhere.

kierg10
12-31-2013, 02:06 PM
Minor thing, but both of these are the same type of bonus. So they shouldn't stack, unless I've missed something somewhere.

thanks, didn't remember if they fixed that.....

And krelar and c-shell are right :) the number of 12 fighter 6 monk 2 pallies is too **** high! And +2 crit range is badass :)

Krelar
12-31-2013, 05:42 PM
thanks, didn't remember if they fixed that.....

Nothing to "fix" as far as Turbine is concerned. The response was something along the lines of "I'm sure they'll find something else to put in that slot."

I did eventually, of course it wasn't until I reincarnated and was too low a level to put the old item there....

Feithlin
01-01-2014, 02:28 AM
I LRed my fighter into something similar (I'm a drow, so a lot weaker even if cha bonus fits well withthe build) for the paly PL too and I'm having fun with him, especially compared to pure fighter. I went with 10 paly levels instead of 3 monk, but I think the 3rd monk level is better.

I took Empower healing instead of GMoF since I'm fleshy and relying on cocoon.

kierg10
01-01-2014, 10:21 AM
Nothing to "fix" as far as Turbine is concerned. The response was something along the lines of "I'm sure they'll find something else to put in that slot."

I did eventually, of course it wasn't until I reincarnated and was too low a level to put the old item there....

LOL I think it needs to be fixed, it's a stupid thing to not stack.





I LRed my fighter into something similar (I'm a drow, so a lot weaker even if cha bonus fits well withthe build) for the paly PL too and I'm having fun with him, especially compared to pure fighter. I went with 10 paly levels instead of 3 monk, but I think the 3rd monk level is better.

I took Empower healing instead of GMoF since I'm fleshy and relying on cocoon.

Yes, if I were going to go fleshy I would drop GMoF and pick up empower heal for cocoon, but reconstruct SLA is too good :)

Also drow isn't half bad for this build, you could potentially reach slightly higher str/saves through more cha for divine might.

Monk 3 is superior through faster running speed, and the light finishing moves if you're not too lazy to use them (like me, although I might use them in higher end content, just no point yet).