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    Just my 2 centss - If there were time for it,...

    Just my 2 centss -

    If there were time for it, rather than move the crit modifiers to level 12 I think there are more thematically fun ways to enhance the core, like:
    - A crossbow improvement...
  2. Go 6Pal and 2 Rogue. Evasion far outweighs...

    Go 6Pal and 2 Rogue. Evasion far outweighs whatever benefit 7 Paladin would offer.
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    One argument among the many floating here is...

    One argument among the many floating here is pretty simple: Cheap and easy 100% fort is a major -- but indirect -- cause of bad design and balance in endgame. Cheap and easy damage mitigation is...
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    Already being considered: The question is:...

    Already being considered:



    The question is: will the joy of sundering mobs after this change be equal or greater to the joy of being sundered? And how much will you have to give up to stack %...
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    Depending on the level range. You have two major...

    Depending on the level range. You have two major problems: You don't want to sacrifice your spell DCs and pen, so you'll want to avoid splashing and leave your DEX as low as possible, which means...
  6. Thread: Arlos's AI...

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    Written on the wall in Arlos's cell, after...

    Written on the wall in Arlos's cell, after narrowly escaping liberation:

    "He who's concieved in a cage will weep for a cage.
    Horrified, I understood how much I love
    that cage, where they hide me...
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    Well, the d20 is only a problem when you have...

    Well, the d20 is only a problem when you have gonzo disparities in ACs. And the disparities only exist here (and in some PnP campaigns) when you introduce equipment that gives massive stackable AC...
  8. Two Weapon Fighting is to offhand attacks is what...

    Two Weapon Fighting is to offhand attacks is what Two Handed Fighting is to glancing blows. You don't need either feat to benefit from glancing blows/offhand weapons, but you have to train each one...
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    Another source which is handy and, IMO, more...

    Another source which is handy and, IMO, more accessible: ddowiki.com/page/Feats

    Remember that all classes get feats on level 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18. So if you aren't able to get weapon...
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    I agree here. The problem isn't the mob to-hit,...

    I agree here. The problem isn't the mob to-hit, but rather the investment and itemization side of the equation.

    Turbine needs to figure out how much AC inflation they want, and design it so it is...
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    Being "disadvantaged at hit points" is the same...

    Being "disadvantaged at hit points" is the same thing as saying that mobs are "overadvantaged at damage." The fact that 100% Fort gives a lot more life to melees than casters is a part of that. As...
  12. I would imagine the most realistic answer is: ...

    I would imagine the most realistic answer is:

    One could only leverage one's weight to make a wide, effective swing with a large weapon like a B. Sword or D. Axe if they attack with one weapon. ...
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    These are good points about where Epic balance...

    These are good points about where Epic balance should be.

    That said, who knows what's out there. I don't know if there are plenty of 70, 20/x4 crit enemies in Epic. If there are, I am doubtful...
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    Hey, Welcome! Well the biggest "secret" in the...

    Hey, Welcome!

    Well the biggest "secret" in the DDO casting world is that Warforged sorcerers can heal themselves and other Warforged without a drop of the other traditional "healing" classes. So...
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    Like I said before, if fort becomes reduced and...

    Like I said before, if fort becomes reduced and damage isn't rescaled to prevent well-built characters from endless slaughter, something is wrong.

    That said, a hero jumping into the enemy army...
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    In 2e, DUAL-CLASSING was the bomb. But it took a...

    In 2e, DUAL-CLASSING was the bomb. But it took a little patience from the group.

    Take a Human Ranger to 18, say, then Dual to a level 1 Wiz. Retain full Ranger hitpoints (and ThacO?), everything...
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    Just to lay it out there: If Turbine enables...

    Just to lay it out there: If Turbine enables crits without rebalancing damage, so that good builds are getting 1-shot frequently, then we all agree there are some big problems.

    Most of my points...
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    Those who are most reluctant are emphasizing that...

    Those who are most reluctant are emphasizing that this will enable one-shotting of players, and "force" players to make cookie-cutter builds.

    Both lines of argument are missing the point. ...
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    I doubt it, only because it would suddenly make...

    I doubt it, only because it would suddenly make INTIM scores shoot up by 15-20 points across all Fighter/Barb builds.
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    Unfortunately the pure Pally Tank won't be able...

    Unfortunately the pure Pally Tank won't be able to take advantage of the Dragonmark bonuses without losing some important other feats. :( Esp. once THF adds glancing blows on the Bastard Sword's...
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    Sh-hhh-hhh-uriken! Actually, if you want a...

    Sh-hhh-hhh-uriken!

    Actually, if you want a nice change with a finesse rogue, kukri's will do it. Same crit profile as the rapier for RadII glory.

    The only time you'll hate the downgrade to d4...
  22. Thread: Fireball

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    Make sure your aren't falling victim to the "soft...

    Make sure your aren't falling victim to the "soft targeting bandit."

    "Soft Targeting" is when you run your mouse over a creature, or are close to it and face it. The cursor shows the name of the...
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    Somewhere between "joke" and "pipe dream." The...

    Somewhere between "joke" and "pipe dream."

    The other two are sincere suggestions, though.
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    Other things to build upon the utility of skills...

    Other things to build upon the utility of skills for rogues and trappers:

    -- Consider adding a bonus to trap saves based on Tumble ranks. +1 per 10 ranks, perhaps?

    -- Consider allowing a...
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    I only mentioned the Set bonus because the +3 is...

    I only mentioned the Set bonus because the +3 is a Kensai III feature. Just like KotC's include the 2d6 EO damage bonus in their "class" DPS. The flanking part was just about with multple DPSers...
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