Dual Wield build with a 28 pt build
Hello. I am new to DDO and all the builds or characters I would like to play seem to be nerfed unless you have enough favor for 32 pt build. Saying this I would like to see if I can put together a fighter or fighter/hybrid that can dual wield without being too gimpy. I don't have Drow, and would like to see if there is something reasonably viable without 32pt or drow. Plus, since I am new, please break it down without all the abbreviations that are normal to long time players. My thanks in advance for any help forthcoming.
you have a couple of options
To get the highest lvl currently available of twf feats you will need a base dex of 17. Since you have said you are just starting out I will assume tomes are not available to you. This means you are going to have to start at least with a 15 dex for the first two twf feats and add in 2 of your lvl up stat points into dex. This will limit what your starting stats will be. Once upon a time superior twf was listed in the compendium but was removed. Its dex requirement was 19 so if you want to prepare yourself for the future then you will need to be able to hit a base dex of 19. Since you are going to need a high dex elf or drow is a good choice. Dwarfs always make good damage dealers. Both races have nice enhancements for weapons. Dwarves I like a little better since you also get a bonus with handaxes for the off hand. Figure if you go really min/max with an elf you could have
str 18 +2 lvls +3 enhancements+2 tome +5 item= 30
dex 16 +1 lvl +4tiem +1 enhancement= 22 or 24 with +5 item and +2 enhancment
con 12 +4item = 16
put to lvl up stat points into str and one into dex and you are set for greater twf. Now you could drop str to allow for better stats all around but if you want max dps then take str to 18.
human you could drop str to 17 since they can put a point into str by way of human adaptability. so your starting stats could look like
str 17 +1 human adaptability+2 lvls +3 enhancement +2 tome+5 item= 30 start with 18 and a +6 item and you hit a 32
dex 16 +1 lvl + 5 item= 22
con 13 + human adaptability +4 item for 18
str 18+2lvls +3 enhancment + 2 tome +5 item= 30
dex 16 +1 lvl up +4 item = 20
con 12 +2 enhancement +4 item= 18
now the adavantage you get with elves is +2 attack and damage with longswords but nothing for the off hand. Dwarves get +2 attack and damage with axes including handaxes in the off hand. Also if you take toughness dwarves can get 50 more hitpoints due to enhancements. Elves get better saves vs. enchantment spells while dwarves can get a +5 verses all spells.
your feats are going to be assuming elf or dwarf. With human you get one more feat at start.
1st lvl twf, weapon focuse slashing most likely
4th weapon specialization slashing
6th improved twf iron will(since your will save will suck)
8th improved critical slashing
10th greater weapon focus slashing
12th greater twf, greater weapon specialization slashing.
The choices are up to you depending on what you want to do. You could add in bludgeoning for more weapon options. Power attack for more damage on trash mobs. Stunning blow to take out casters. Or ones that will increase your saving throws since they are going to be pretty bad.
Another option to look at is a str based ranger. All of your twf feats you get for free without the dex requirement. Good ranged combat skills. Nice buff spells such as resistance of 30, barkskin, freedom of movment etc. If you look at my 1rogue/13 ranger dwarf his stats are as follows.
str 17 +3 lvls +2 tome + 4 item= 26
dex 15 + 2 ranger+ 1 tome+ 6 item= 24
con 13 + 1 tome + 4item = 18
int 14 +1 tome + 5 item=20
wis 10 +1 tome + item=16
cha 6 +4 item when needed.
this is a 32 point build but could be modified by dropping the str,dex or con. Dex would be my most likely since he sits at 306 hitpoints right now. Gol posted some good dwarven str builds as has gren they may be really hard to find though. malachi stormlight had a really good twf dwarven fighter called the tesyus build that was complete machine. I think you can google them and may be able to find them that way not sure though.