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    Default The Brute (a build by request)

    This build is from Sigtrent's build request thread

    Build Name: The Brute
    Author: Sigfried Trent
    Requester: Venar
    Last Updated: 07/20/10

    Key Words [Warforged, Paladin, Hate Tank, THF]

    Objectives
    The requester wanted a warforged using the brute enhancemetns to ensure agro of creatures immune to intimidate. In short a WF hate tank. Now that we have Defender of Siberys we can lay on a whole lot more agro amplification as well as increased ability to lay out damage and survive the return fire.

    Design
    Hate tank is an interesting balance of strong DPS to generate the agro with the ability to survive the backlash. This can be a challenge in a game system where offense/defense tend to be set up such that going for one sacrifices the other. Defender of Siberys easily outstrips any other hate generating system giving you more than double the agro generation in stance. On a strong DPS build no one is going to be able to touch that. Paladin also helps in that exalted smite can make for some enormous criticals only other paladins can match. It really shouldn’t be possible for anyone to take agro via DPS from this build if it lands a critical hit on a smite.

    I was tempted to splash two fighter, but the paladin capstone is good, especially for raid bosses and that is one of the places where hate tanks really shine. You loose out on GTWF but the use of that has been marginalized a bit anyhow.

    AC should be in the low 50s in stance which is not stellar but is passable. With raid buffs it should get into the low 60s. Its still not quite raid ac tank range but it will lead to at least some misses on a good number of targets. Saves are very solid as with any paladin and hit points are pretty decent, especially in stance. While not built for healing the build does have some lay on hands for emergencies. With an arcane backing up its healing it should be a Juggernaut both in offense and defense.

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    Level 20 Lawful Good Warforged Male
    (20 Paladin) 
    Hit Points: 382
    Spell Points: 235 
    BAB: 20\20\25\30\30
    Fortitude: 23
    Reflex: 12
    Will: 12
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (32 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 20)
    Strength             16                    23
    Dexterity             8                    10
    Constitution         18                    20
    Intelligence         12                    14
    Wisdom                8                    10
    Charisma             12                    14
    
    Tomes Used
    +2 Tome of Strength used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Constitution used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Wisdom used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Charisma used at level 7
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
                     Base Skills         Modified Skills
    Skills           (Level 1)            (Level 20)
    Balance               1                     5
    Bluff                 1                     2
    Concentration         8                    30
    Diplomacy             1                     2
    Disable Device        n/a                   n/a
    Haggle                1                     2
    Heal                 -1                     0
    Hide                 -1                    -5
    Intimidate            1                     2
    Jump                  3                     3
    Listen               -1                     0
    Move Silently        -1                    -5
    Open Lock            n/a                    n/a
    Perform               n/a                   n/a
    Repair                1                     2
    Search                1                     2
    Spot                 -1                     0
    Swim                  3                    -4
    Tumble                1                     2
    Use Magic Device      n/a                  13
    
    Level 1 (Paladin)
    Feat: (Selected) Adamantine Body
    Enhancement: Paladin Armor Class Boost I
    Enhancement: Follower of the Lord of Blades
    Enhancement: Paladin Extra Smite Evil I
    
    
    Level 2 (Paladin)
    Enhancement: Paladin Focus of Good I
    Enhancement: Warforged Brute Fighting I
    Enhancement: Warforged Healer's Friend I
    
    
    Level 3 (Paladin)
    Feat: (Selected) Toughness
    Enhancement: Paladin Courage of Good I
    Enhancement: Paladin Bulwark of Good I
    Enhancement: Paladin Resistance of Good I
    Enhancement: Paladin Extra Lay on Hands I
    
    
    Level 4 (Paladin)
    Enhancement: Paladin Extra Smite Evil II
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    
    
    Level 5 (Paladin)
    Enhancement: Paladin Divine Sacrifice I
    Enhancement: Warforged Healer's Friend II
    
    
    Level 6 (Paladin)
    Feat: (Selected) Power Attack
    Enhancement: Bladesworn Transformation
    
    
    Level 7 (Paladin)
    Enhancement: Paladin Divine Righteousness I
    Enhancement: Paladin Exalted Smite I
    Enhancement: Warforged Brute Fighting II
    
    
    Level 8 (Paladin)
    Enhancement: Paladin Resistance of Good II
    
    
    Level 9 (Paladin)
    Feat: (Selected) Combat Expertise
    Enhancement: Paladin Defender of Siberys I
    
    
    Level 10 (Paladin)
    Enhancement: Paladin Extra Smite Evil III
    Enhancement: Paladin Divine Might I
    
    
    Level 11 (Paladin)
    Enhancement: Paladin Bulwark of Good II
    Enhancement: Paladin Exalted Smite II
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
    
    
    Level 12 (Paladin)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons
    Enhancement: Paladin Defender of Siberys II
    Enhancement: Paladin Toughness I
    Enhancement: Warforged Power Attack I
    
    
    Level 13 (Paladin)
    Enhancement: Paladin Divine Sacrifice II
    Enhancement: Paladin Toughness II
    
    
    Level 14 (Paladin)
    Enhancement: Paladin Extra Smite Evil IV
    
    
    Level 15 (Paladin)
    Feat: (Selected) Two Handed Fighting
    Enhancement: Paladin Exalted Smite III
    
    
    Level 16 (Paladin)
    Enhancement: Paladin Bulwark of Good III
    
    
    Level 17 (Paladin)
    Enhancement: Paladin Resistance of Good III
    Enhancement: Warforged Power Attack II
    Enhancement: Warforged Great Weapon Aptitude I
    
    
    Level 18 (Paladin)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Two Handed Fighting
    Enhancement: Paladin Defender of Siberys III
    Enhancement: Warforged Great Weapon Aptitude II
    
    
    Level 19 (Paladin)
    Enhancement: Paladin Exalted Smite IV
    
    
    Level 20 (Paladin)
    Enhancement: Paladin Weapons of Good
    Enhancement: Paladin Extra Lay on Hands II
    Play
    Much of the time you can function like any DPS and lay the hurt down on just about anything yet have a bit more durability than a typical barbarian or Kensai. As a hate tank you need to exercise a bit more caution, making sure your healer/repairer can handle the damage you will take. As you have few actual weaknesses, its not a hard build to play. Make sure you get good at hot bar mashing as the divine sacrifice and smites take some attention in combat.

    Variations
    You could go for the fighter splash, but I’m not sure you would gain a great deal from it.
    Last edited by sigtrent; 07-20-2010 at 11:48 AM.
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