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cru121
01-06-2015, 01:44 PM
I have a lvl 27 pure human THF paladin. He's fun. I want to ETR and try Vanguard instead. I want suggestions for the feats and weapons/shields.

Some options:
* Bastard swords (or daxes). THF feats, relies on glancing blows for AoE damage. Similar to Unbongwah's first build here (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/451677). Maybe Precision instead of PA? I have a drow bastard sword somewhere.

* Use various onehanders without glancing blows. Maybe Khopeshes, but I don't have any. Pick up cleaves for AoE damage. I was thinking of starting with Oathblade.

* Some other feat setup?

I have pulled Vengeful Protector (http://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Vengeful_Protector) recently, would that be an OK shield to start at 20?

unbongwah
01-06-2015, 02:38 PM
I have pulled Vengeful Protector (http://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Vengeful_Protector) recently, would that be an OK shield to start at 20?
Seems fine to me: better than average DPS (double crit range, +20% bashing, holy burst); and the Incite and heal amp bonuses should stack with mithril bear cloak (http://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Mithral_Cloak_of_the_Bear) and PDK gloves (http://ddowiki.com/page/Purple_Dragon_Gauntlets), respectively, both of which are relatively easy to farm up.

cru121
01-24-2015, 12:25 PM
Okay, so I am now a lvl 21 vanguard, using drow bastard.
I now have all these various vanguard moves, shield smashes, rushes, charges and whatnot. Also picked up the first cleave from KotC and the big cleave from Divine Crusader.

Which of the vanguard special attacks are worth hotbaring? I am usually using the charge or rush to approach a group of mobs, then spam cleaves, then maybe those click those obscure single target attacks, occasional trip...