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MacRighteous
08-21-2014, 09:59 PM
So yeah - time for another amateur building post.

Goal: Recreate the Kensei War-priest build with evasion using PDK and Monk

I likely made many mistakes but this is where my best thinking got me at this point - I would like to be set straight and advised on how to improve this build attempt. I think I have considered reasons for each and every choice I made so question me on my thinking and I'll try to explain my reasoning. I punted on skill point dist.



Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 04.20.02
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Level 20 Lawful Good Purple Dragon Knight Female
(8 Fighter \ 3 Monk \ 9 Cleric)
Hit Points: 266
Spell Points: 380
BAB: 16\16\21\26\26
Fortitude: 17
Reflex: 9
Will: 10


Starting Feat/Enhancement
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(32 Point) (Level 1) (Level 20)
Strength 17 22
Dexterity 13 13
Constitution 14 14
Intelligence 10 10
Wisdom 8 8
Charisma 14 14


Starting Feat/Enhancement
Base Skills Modified Skills
Skills (Level 1) (Level 20)
Balance 3 10
Bluff 2 2
Concentration 2 20
Diplomacy 2 2
Disable Device n/a n/a
Haggle 2 2
Heal 0 16
Hide 1 1
Intimidate 2 2
Jump 7 15
Listen -1 -1
Move Silently 1 1
Open Lock n/a n/a
Perform n/a n/a
Repair 0 0
Search 0 0
Spellcraft 0 0
Spot -1 -1
Swim 3 6
Tumble 2 2
Use Magic Device n/a n/a

Level 1 (Fighter)
Feat: (Human Bonus) Cleave
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Power Attack
Feat: (Selected) Two Handed Fighting




Level 2 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Weapon Focus: Slashing Weapons




Level 3 (Fighter)
Feat: (Selected) Precision




Level 4 (Monk)
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Dodge




Level 5 (Monk)
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Deflect Arrows




Level 6 (Cleric)
Feat: (Selected) Empower Healing Spell
Feat: (Deity) Favored by Amaunator




Level 7 (Cleric)




Level 8 (Cleric)




Level 9 (Cleric)
Feat: (Selected) Child of Amaunator




Level 10 (Cleric)




Level 11 (Cleric)




Level 12 (Cleric)
Feat: (Selected) Extend Spell




Level 13 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Great Cleave




Level 14 (Fighter)




Level 15 (Fighter)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Weapon Specialization: Slashing Weapons




Level 16 (Fighter)




Level 17 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Two Handed Fighting




Level 18 (Cleric)
Feat: (Selected) Greater Two Handed Fighting




Level 19 (Cleric)




Level 20 (Monk) Or dealers choice I guess? Maybe 10 cleric?



Enhancement: Purple Dragon Knight - Human Versatility: Damage Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Purple Dragon Knight - Improved Recovery (Rank 1)


Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Kensei Focus: Heavy Blades (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Spiritual Bond (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Strike With No Thought (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Extra Action Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Kensei Weapon Specialization: Heavy Blades (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Haste Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Haste Boost (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Haste Boost (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Kensei Weapon Specialization: Heavy Blades (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Improved Dodge (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Improved Dodge (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Improved Dodge (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Weapon Meditation (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Critical Accuracy (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Critical Accuracy (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Kensei Weapon Specialization: Heavy Blades (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Shattering Strike (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Critical Damage (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Critical Damage (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Kensei Weapon Specialization: Heavy Blades (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - A Good Death (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Keen Edge (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - One With The Blade (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Deadly Strike (Rank 1)


Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Healing Domain (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Pacifism (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Positive Energy Burst (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Divine Cleansing (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Divine Cleansing (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Divine Cleansing (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Divine Healing (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Divine Healing (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Intense Healing (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Intense Healing (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Intense Healing (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Unyielding Sovereignty (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Incredible Healing (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Incredible Healing (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Radiant Servant (Clr) - Divine Health (Rank 1)


Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Smite Foe (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Resilience of Battle (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Divine Might (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Divine Might (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Divine Might (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Toughness (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Toughness (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Toughness (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Wall of Steel (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Wall of Steel (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Wall of Steel (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Inflame (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Inflame (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Inflame (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Inflame: Energy Absorption (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Inflame: Energy Absorption (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Clr) - Inflame: Energy Absorption (Rank 3)




I tested this build using level 15 PDK on an off server and ran her through a few quests, including the free lordsmarch quests on hard difficulty and she seems viable. If I made one on my main server i would probably drop the PDK and roll from level 7 picking up Sovereign Host deity and maybe Passage dragonmark - so some feat and leveling alternatives would be needed. However my goal was to make a iconic PDK 15 ready for Wheloon content so many choices are built around that.

So? Where did I go wrong?

/Mac

Munkenmo
08-21-2014, 10:34 PM
I tested this build using level 15 PDK on an off server and ran her through a few quests, including the free lordsmarch quests on hard difficulty and she seems viable. If I made one on my main server i would probably drop the PDK and roll from level 7 picking up Sovereign Host deity and maybe Passage dragonmark - so some feat and leveling alternatives would be needed. However my goal was to make a iconic PDK 15 ready for Wheloon content so many choices are built around that.

So? Where did I go wrong?

/Mac

I'm struggling to see the point of 9th cleric
9th level nets you 2* level 5 spells + mass cure light wounds. As you're not going to have any real DC's to speak of, the likely choices would be protection from elements and Divine punishment (true seeing seems pointless since you can scroll it with no umd check

All round the build seems to fall a bit short, you're obviously taking 8 fighter to be centred with kensai weapons, which in turn precludes you from taking radiant servants healing aura.
You have evasion, but the build has low dex and poor save progression.
You don't have access to heal, meaning in epics with your small SP pool you're quite likely to pick up empower heal.

I could have seen the point to this as a heroic self healing fighter pastlife (9fighter/8cleric) but in epic levels this builds lack of focus is rather telling, deathward becomes available via potions, healing is covered via rejuv cocoon. FOM is the hardest spell left on your spell list to replace, but if you could manage to justify dropping fom, you could start considering an 8fighter/6monk/6cleric build, which will give you adept of forms free, +5% movement speed and access to the powerful shadowfade enhancement for 11ap.

Further along those lines, I see fom as being nice, but not as nice as getting charisma to my saves. 8fighter/6paladin/6monk would have a much better reflex save, retain divine might, still qualify for empower heal and would be a more focused epic build

I think you've done a good job on prioritizing your feats, but imo the build itself lacks focus. I'd either advise picking up enough cleric levels to get the heal spell, or go no further than 4 cleric levels (ameliorating strike) on a build that's spending most of it's time in epics.

MacRighteous
08-21-2014, 10:58 PM
I could have seen the point to this as a heroic self healing fighter pastlife (9fighter/8cleric) but in epic levels this builds lack of focus is rather telling

Yeah - I wasn't very clear, when I said "ready for Wheloon content" I didn't mean epics, I meant Wheloon level 15 to 20+druids deep+high road. My plan is to solo to 20 and take a cleric past LF.

Munkenmo
08-21-2014, 11:09 PM
Yeah - I wasn't very clear, when I said "ready for Wheloon content" I didn't mean epics, I meant Wheloon level 15 to 20+druids deep+high road. My plan is to solo to 20 and take a cleric past LF.

gotcha, well just be aware, that if you do decide to stick with iconic they actually have to be leveled up to 28.

As for doing this in order to get a cleric pastlife, I think it would be a lot easier to level it up with blade barrier. But if you want a melee build it looks good.