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Ankkou
05-07-2014, 06:43 PM
Hi guys, since I've been played as a druid like two months ago im thinking about to make a centered druid with bastard swords, the plan is:

Full Str build, Druid 9, Fighter 8, Monk 3, or Druid 10, Fighter 8, Monk 2.

Endgame main hand: Nightmare, the Fallen Moon (Devotion ruby Sloted)
Endgame off hand: First Blood EE.
Armor: Flawless Black Robe (Or a robe from new stuff)
Head: Black Dragon Helm - Ins. str +3.
Trinket: Planar focus of Prowess - Dex +8 (or Subterfuge, I'm still thinking about that.)
Ring 1: Consuming Darkness EE.
Ring 2: Guardian Ring (Cons +8 Sloted) or Ring of Shadows EE.
Belt: Skulldugery Kit EE (+50 hp) - (Sapphire of Resistance +8 sloted)
Cloak: Cloak of Night ML 24.
Boots: Goatskin Boots For 115%
Glasses: Deadly Accuracy X random.
Gloves: Backstabber Gloves EE

I have almost all equips to this set and the build will be simple, huge str, and doublestrike, some feats of TWF line, monk stance feats, power attack and cleaves in wolf form. However druids are not my speciality, and i really will appreciate some advice.

And i really want to know if have some way to mantain myself centered with bastard swords without fighter levels. because in this way i can swap the build to druid 9, monk 9, fighter 2.

I thank you guys in any collaboration.

Munkenmo
05-07-2014, 07:52 PM
Hi guys, since I've been played as a druid like two months ago im thinking about to make a centered druid with bastard swords, the plan is:

Full Str build, Druid 9, Fighter 8, Monk 3, or Druid 10, Fighter 8, Monk 2.

Endgame main hand: Nightmare, the Fallen Moon (Devotion ruby Sloted)
Endgame off hand: First Blood EE.

I have almost all equips to this set and the build will be simple, huge str, and doublestrike, some feats of TWF line, monk stance feats, power attack and cleaves in wolf form. However druids are not my speciality, and i really will appreciate some advice.

And i really want to know if have some way to mantain myself centered with bastard swords without fighter levels. because in this way i can swap the build to druid 9, monk 9, fighter 2.

I thank you guys in any collaboration.

First, the only way to be centred with bastard swords is 8fighter. If you wanted to consider alternate weapons though, you could go with Shortswords as a 9druid/9monk/2fighter.

Secondly, being centred with 8fighter and bastard swords is actually quite tough, as you have an additional feat tax of improved crit slashing for centred, despite needing improved crit bludgeoning in animal forms. By the time you become centred, You're only going to have 1 feat left over so you'll have to choose between natural fighting or Master of forms for the extra crit modifier in earth stance. Personally I'd go for master of forms, at level 21. Sadly You'll have no room for natural fighting feats at all unless you pick one up at 27.

Leveling order
9druid/8fighter/3monk


1 druid Empower Heal, (H) Power attack
2 druid
3 druid cleave
4 druid
5 druid
6 druid great cleave
7 druid
8 druid
9 druid Natural fighting
10 monk (M) Stunning fist
11 monk (M) TWF
12 Monk Improved Crit Bludgeoning (M) Light Path
13 fighter (f) I2wf
14 fighter (f) wf: Slashing
15 fighter Adept of Forms
16 fighter (f) G2wf
17 fighter
18 fighter IC: Slashing (f) Weapon spec slashing
19 fighter
20 fighter (f) Gwf : Slashing
21 Epic Master of forms
22 Epic
23 Epic
24 Epic Overwhelming Crit
25 Epic
26 Epic Perfect Twf
27 Epic Blinding Speed
28 Epic Holy Strike


leveling order
9druid > 9 monk > 2 fighter.

1 druid Empower Heal, (H) Power attack
2 druid
3 druid cleave
4 druid
5 druid
6 druid great cleave
7 druid
8 druid
9 druid Natural fighting
10 monk (M) Stunning fist
11 monk (M) TWF
12 monk improved crit bludgeoning
13 monk
14 monk
15 monk Master of forms, (M) Dodge
16 monk
17 monk
18 monk Natural Fighting
19 fighter (F) ITWF
20 fighter (F) GTWf
21 Epic Overwhelming Critical
22 Epic
23 Epic
24 Epic Natural Fighting
25 Epic
26 Epic Perfect Twf
27 Epic Blinding Speed
28 Epic Holy Strike

As you can probably see, a natively centered 9/9/2 build gets to make much better use of feats than someone trying to take advantage of one with the blade, with all 3 twf feats, and all 3 natural fighting feats. Once you get higher level weapons from the new raids, shortswords will definitely outdps a bastard sword build.

Ankkou
05-07-2014, 08:05 PM
Yes I thought about shortswords, my initial intention was use well the First Blood doublestrike, but seeing that way shorts gonna be better, since i have a Rebellion lost somewhere... XD

Btw I don't think stunning fists gonna be useful at EE quests, since my wis not gonna be high enough and i will have only 9 monk lvls, i could trade it for something else...

Thanks man.

Munkenmo
05-07-2014, 09:57 PM
Stunning fist is based on character level, not monk level, ive found even on wis dump builds it rivals my stunning blow dc, but has half the cool down. Ymmv.

If you dropped sf, its picked up in a monk bonus slot, there arent alot of other options. Rejigging the leveling order to squeeze in monk early with power attack in a bonus slot costs you the ability to get natural fighting at nine. You could pick up deflect arrows, instead, its definitely nifty in EE