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Zarkarion
08-09-2020, 09:21 AM
The Heretic

Follower of both the Silver Flame and Cthulhu.


12/7/1 Favored Soul/Warlock/Fighter

Why?
A slightly different multiclass build for (mostly solo) racial TRs, using synergies between Charisma based Favoured Soul and Warlock.

Style (in a nutshell)

Web and shoot.

What does each class bring?

Favoured Soul:
Charisma to Hit and Damage
Favoured Weapon: +6 to Hit, +5 to Damage
Divine Might: Battle Trance. 50% of Charisma Modifier to Hit and Damage.
120 extra HP
Healing
Death Ward

Warlock:
Web (2nd Tainted Scholar core)
False Life + Feigned Health
Brilliance
+ 3d4 light damage on attacks
Assorted other stuff from Enlightened Spirit
Good UMD
Jump
Blur
Dimension Door

Fighter:
1 Extra Feat

It is arguable whether it is worth taking Improved Precise Shot. With many mobs trapped in web, and the high survivability of this build with healing and abundant temporary HP, it usually isn't necessary to kite. If you aren't moving, Archer's Focus in Heroic levels does nearly twice as much damage on a single target as Improved Precise shot. So unless you are always shooting through 2 or more mobs, you will actually do more overall damage with Archer's Focus, and will certainly do far more damage on a single target.

If I do this build again I will probably ditch IPS, start with 20 Constitution, and take Greater Spell Focus: Conjuration. (For Web)

I am currently at level 18 with this build. I haven't fully fleshed out the Epic stuff as I will probably racial TR at 20.

Race: Dwarf, but any race will do. Dwarf is obviously bad for Charisma, but good for Constitution. On balance, it about breaks even with this build.
Alignment: True Neutral

Progression: Build uses Longbow till level 6.5 when it has enough AP for Divine Inquisition and so switches to Dual Crossbow. It uses Entanglement (Great Old One pact spell) from level 4 until it gets Web (T2 Tainted Scholar spell) at level 8. (Entanglement isn't as good as Web but it is a lot better than nothing, especially at low levels.)


Level Order

1. Favored Soul . .6. Favored Soul . 11. Favored Soul . 16. Fighter
2. Favored Soul . .7. Warlock . . . .12. Warlock. . . . 17. Favored Soul
3. Warlock . . . . 8. Warlock. . . . 13. Warlock . . . .18. Favored Soul
4. Warlock . . . . 9. Favored Soul. .14. Warlock. . . . 19. Favored Soul
5. Favored Soul . 10. Favored Soul . 15. Favored Soul . 20. Favored Soul


Stats
. . . . . . . .36pt . . Tome . . Level Up
. . . . . . . .---- . . ----. . .--------
Strength. . . . .8. . . .+5. . . .4: CHA
Dexterity . . . 14. . . .+5. . . .8: CHA
Constitution. . 18. . . .+5. . . 12: CHA
Intelligence. . 12. . . .+5. . . 16: CHA
Wisdom. . . . . .8. . . .+5. . . 20: CHA
Charisma. . . . 16. . . .+5. . . 24: CHA
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28: CHA

Skills
. . . . .Fv Fv Wa Wa Fv Fv Wa Wa Fv Fv Fv Wa Wa Wa Fv Fi Fv Fv Fv Fv
. . . . . 1. 2. 3 .4. 5. 6. 7 .8. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
. . . . .------------------------------------------------------------
Concent . 4. 1. 1 .1. 1. 1. 1 .1. 1. 1. 1. 1 .1. 1 .1 .1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 23
Heal. . . . .2 . . . .2 .2 . . . .3 .3 .1 . . . . . 3. . .3 . . 3. 1. 23
Spellcr . 4. 1. . .1. 1. 1. 1 .2. 1. 1. 1. 1 .1. 1 .1 . . 1. 1. 1. 2. 23
UMD . . . 2. . .3. 2 . . . .3. 1 . . . . . 3 .2. 1 . . . . . . . . . .17
Jump. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . 2. . .1. 2 . . 3 . . 3. . .1 .13
. . . . .------------------------------------------------------------
. . . . .12. 4. 4 .4. 4. 4. 5 .5. 5. 5. 5. 5 .5. 5 .5 .5. 5. 5. 5. 5


Feats

.1. . . . : Point Blank Shot
.3. . . . : Force of Personality
.6. . . . : Rapid Reload
.9. . . . : Precise Shot
12. . . . : Improved Critical: Ranged
15. . . . : Improved Precise Shot
16 Fighter: Precision
18. . . . : Spell Focus: Conjuration
21 Epic . : Overwhelming Critical
24 Epic . :
26 Destiny:
27 Epic . : Blinding Speed
28 Destiny: Doubleshot
29 Destiny:
30 Epic . :
30 Legend :

.3 Warlock: Pact: Great Old One

.2 FavSoul: Grace of Battle
11 FavSoul: Stout of Heart

.9 FavSoul: Energy Absorption: Electricity
18 FavSoul: Energy Absorption: Fire

.1 Deity. : Follower of: Silver Flame
10 Deity. : Silver Flame Exorcism


Spells

Favored Soul Cure Light Wounds (1), Nightshield (1), <Any>, <Any>
Cure Moderate Wounds (6), Aid (9), Resist Energy (11), Lesser Restoration (17)
Cure Serious Wounds (10), Remove Curse (11), Remove Disease (17), <Any>
Cure Critical Wounds (15), Death Ward (17), <Any>
Raise Dead (18), <Any>
<Any>
Warlock False Life (3), Jump (4), Entangle (4)
Blur (8), Knock (12)
Dimension Door (14)

Enhancements (84 of 80 AP) Errors

Inquisitive (41 AP) Inquisitive, Hit the Streets, Mind Like Iron, True Seeing, Undaunted, Master Inquisitive Dual Shooter, Eye for Accuracy III, Conjure Bolts I, Law on your Side
Crossbow Adept, Observation, Improved Law
Crossbow Adept, Shoot First, Improved Observation, Charisma
Crossbow Adept, Divine Inquisition, Greater Law, Charisma
No Holds Barred, Jaded, Diplomatic Immunity
Enlightened Spirit (26 AP) Eldritch Aura, Aura of Courage, Shape Vestments Resilience of Body II, Spiritual Defense III, Resilience of Soul II
Spiritual Bastion III, Shield
Spiritual Ward III, Charisma
Spiritual Retribution III, Brilliance, Charisma
Dwarf (7 AP) Dwarven Toughness, Dwarven Constitution, Dwarven Toughness II, Dwarven Constitution II, Dwarven Toughness III
Tainted Scholar (6 AP) Tainted Spellcasting, Tainted Lore Planar Power I, Feigned Health III
War Soul (4 AP) Smite Foe: Ranged Divine Might III

Destiny (24 AP)

Shiradi Champion

Twists of Fate (18 fate points) Grim Precision (Tier 3 Shadowdancer)
Precise: Conjuration (Tier 2 Draconic) (For Web)
School Specialist: Conjuration (Tier 2 Magister) (For Web)

Bunker
08-09-2020, 09:29 AM
nvm

darkniteyogi
08-09-2020, 09:49 AM
how will you get web DC high enough if its a level 2 spell?

Zarkarion
08-09-2020, 09:58 AM
how will you get web DC high enough if its a level 2 spell?

Well you don't need it to stop every single mob, only enough that they aren't all trying to hit you. It's a pretty unsquishy build.

This is with Summoner's Spectacles and Spell Focus: Conjuration. If I did it again I would have Greater Spell Focus: Conjuration too.

How effective it would be in Epics is open to doubt, even with the two +Conjuration twists, but this is really only intended to be a Racial TR build.

Web works fine in Epics when running in Magister, but that would be too much of a DPS hit for this build.

Feralthyrtiaq
08-10-2020, 07:15 AM
Could also go with Celestial pact and have 2 Soundbursts on separate CDs @ level 9. @ 4 FVS and 5 Warlock (Or 5 FVS then 5Lock to keep the Cha to hit/damage) With PLs, tomes and such could get a good DC on both in Heroics and maybe an OKish DC in epic given that you would probably run in Primal sphere and may be better things to twist for ranged over spell DC.