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Daze
02-02-2014, 11:57 AM
Character designed to be EE viable (and with enough skill, to solo EE, if that's your bag). Shuriken are the main source of dps/crowd control due to the rate of fire using Imp precise shot/imp paralyzing and the ability to backpedal. Bursts are available either with 10k stars or bow/manyshot for extreme effect.... I have to say it is very pleasing to crit for 5800 on a base 1d2 weapon 3 or 4 times in a row in one volley. Especially considering that is with manyshot and 10k stars on timer.

I havent played a monkcher before this but have played the shuricannon (shiradi based ranged for those unfamiliar) and wanted a more hefty burst dmg (that I have some semblance of control over) avatar.

I have discovered the AA toggles working on shuriken so the enhancements below are not optimized in the AA enhancement tree. Readjust and play according to your preferences.... I have noticed the 2 forms of paralyzing rolling independently from toggle and weapon.


Character limitations/drawbacks:

-No abundant step and slower run speed than shuricannon make kiting more dangerous.

-More complicated than shuricannon to use to full effectiveness ... but this is what I was going for because I'm not bored with it. It does tend to make the fancy footwork more problematic though.

-Limitations to DPS longevity are all centered around mana. Shuriken do not proc the temp spell points of the longbow with soul magic etc.




ED: FotW
Twists: Brace for Impact, Whirling Wrists, Cocoon


for reasons on why drow: https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/423018-Shiradi-Shuricannon?highlight=shuricannon


Thanks to Firewall for figuring it all out and giving me the simplicity of the shuricannon to break me from my deathmagnet melee playstyle.





Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 04.19.03
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Level 28 Lawful Good Drow Male
(3 Paladin \ 6 Monk \ 11 Ranger \ 8 Epic)
Hit Points: 446
Spell Points: 525
BAB: 18\18\23\28\28
Fortitude: 25
Reflex: 35
Will: 23

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(32 Point) (Level 1) (Level 28)
Strength 8 15
Dexterity 18 38
Constitution 14 21
Intelligence 10 17
Wisdom 16 23
Charisma 12 19

Tomes Used
+1 Tome of Strength used at level 3
+1 Tome of Dexterity used at level 3
+1 Tome of Constitution used at level 3
+1 Tome of Intelligence used at level 3
+1 Tome of Wisdom used at level 3
+1 Tome of Charisma used at level 3
+2 Tome of Strength used at level 7
+2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 7
+2 Tome of Constitution used at level 7
+2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 7
+2 Tome of Wisdom used at level 7
+2 Tome of Charisma used at level 7
+3 Tome of Strength used at level 11
+3 Tome of Dexterity used at level 11
+3 Tome of Constitution used at level 11
+3 Tome of Intelligence used at level 11
+3 Tome of Wisdom used at level 11
+3 Tome of Charisma used at level 11
+4 Tome of Strength used at level 15
+4 Tome of Dexterity used at level 15
+4 Tome of Constitution used at level 15
+4 Tome of Intelligence used at level 15
+4 Tome of Wisdom used at level 15
+4 Tome of Charisma used at level 15
+5 Tome of Strength used at level 19
+5 Tome of Dexterity used at level 19
+5 Tome of Constitution used at level 19
+5 Tome of Intelligence used at level 19
+5 Tome of Wisdom used at level 19
+5 Tome of Charisma used at level 19

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Base Skills Modified Skills
Skills (Level 1) (Level 28)
Balance 4 45
Bluff 1 16
Concentration 6 46
Diplomacy 1 16
Disable Device n/a n/a
Haggle 1 16
Heal 7 39
Hide 4 27
Intimidate 1 14
Jump 3 19
Listen 3 21
Move Silently 4 27
Open Lock n/a n/a
Perform n/a n/a
Repair 0 14
Search 2 42
Spellcraft 0 13
Spot 7 38
Swim -1 12
Tumble 5 28
Use Magic Device 3 26

Level 1 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Undead
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Artificer
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Barbarian
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Bard
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Cleric
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Druid
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Favored Soul
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Monk
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Monk
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Monk
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Paladin
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Ranger
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Rogue
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Sorcerer
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Wizard
Feat: (Selected) Point Blank Shot
Level 2 (Monk)
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Zen Archery
Level 3 (Paladin)
Feat: (Selected) Completionist
Feat: (Deity) Favored by Vulkoor
Level 4 (Paladin)
Level 5 (Paladin)
Level 6 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Quick Draw
Level 7 (Ranger)
Level 8 (Ranger)
Level 9 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Elemental
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Ranged Weapons
Level 10 (Ranger)
Level 11 (Monk)
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Resiliance
Level 12 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Thrown Weapons
Feat: (Monk Path) Path of Harmonious Balance: Fists of Light
Level 13 (Monk)
Level 14 (Monk)
Level 15 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Master of Forms
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Ten Thousand Stars
Level 16 (Ranger)
Level 17 (Ranger)
Level 18 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Grandmaster of Forms
Level 19 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Evil Outsider
Level 20 (Ranger)
Level 21 (Epic)
Feat: (Selected) Epic: Bulwark of Defense
Level 22 (Epic)
Level 23 (Epic)
Level 24 (Epic)
Feat: (Selected) Empower Healing Spell
Level 25 (Epic)
Level 26 (Epic)
Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Epic Spell Power: Positive
Level 27 (Epic)
Feat: (Selected) Epic: Epic Reflexes
Level 28 (Epic)
Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Elusive Target
Enhancement: Drow - Spell Resistance (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Drow - Drow Dexterity (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Drow - Spell Resistance (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Drow - Drow Dexterity (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Drow - Spell Resistance (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Drow - Xen'drik Weapon Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Drow - Xen'drik Weapon Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Drow - Xen'drik Weapon Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Arcane Archer (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Morphic Arrows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Metalline Arrows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Conjure Arrows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Energy of the Wild (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Energy of the Wild (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Energy of the Wild (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Awareness (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Awareness (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Awareness (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Dispelling Shot (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Dispelling Shot (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Dispelling Shot (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Inferno Shot (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Inferno Shot (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Inferno Shot (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Terror Arrows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Soul Magic (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Dexterity (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Paralyzing Arrows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Dexterity (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Moonbow (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) - Arrow of Slaying (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Ninja Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Ninja Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Shadow Veil (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Stealthy (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Stealthy (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Stealthy (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Faster Sneaking (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Faster Sneaking (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Faster Sneaking (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Acrobatic (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Acrobatic (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Acrobatic (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Agility (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Agility (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Agility (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Sting of the Ninja (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Dexterity (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) - Dexterity (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) - Riddle of Fire (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) - Negotiator (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) - Negotiator (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) - Way of the Patient Tortoise (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) - Contemplation (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) - Contemplation (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) - Contemplation (Rank 3)

Tilomere
02-11-2014, 04:36 AM
Shuriken are coded as ammunition not weapons, (no crit profile so the crit enhancements don't work), so it makes sense that the imbues work.

Pretty clever to get around the -100% double shot manyshot/10K stars penalty with shuriken extra shots though.

Daze
03-07-2014, 07:51 AM
Shuriken are coded as ammunition not weapons, (no crit profile so the crit enhancements don't work), so it makes sense that the imbues work.

Pretty clever to get around the -100% double shot manyshot/10K stars penalty with shuriken extra shots though.

Thanks Tilomere


Converted the toon to elf for elven grace and went fully dex based. Makes a fairly large difference. Downside being the shuriken do a little less dmg and have to spend a feat on shuriken expertise. It really all depends on your playstyle. You can rock the shuriken most of the time utilizing 10k stars and save the unbridled manyshot for bosses or you can rock a pinion the majority of the time and only switch to shuriken when on timer to work around the penalty. I've been doing the latter recently so the benefits of being an elf outweigh that of drow.

It has the added benefit of garnering more mana from soul magic and moonbow too.

Taking out resilience and bulwark and adding in Shuriken expertise and precision is a net increase in DPS (especially considering the elven ability to negate 3% dodge) ... on a reflex build with monk and pally levels ... the saves are good even without the feats (or even a CHA item) so the loss isn't even felt.