Hi everyone! My first post on the forums! ^^
I am running my first character on DDO. I have choose a Ranger with a first level on rogue for being able to do traps and stuff. My ranger is Melee oriented, with Tempest in mind and Strenght based.
I use to solo a lot, but when I'm playing with friends or in Party, I also enjoy being as helpful as I can.
Actually I'm a level 9 Human (1 Rogue / 8 Ranger), but I'm not sure if I should go the Ranger way to level 18 or multiclass with Fighter.
If I go with The Fighter choice, I was thinking to do something like:
- 1st Level of Rogue
- 12 Levels of Ranger (Tempest II)
- 6 Levels of Fighter (Kensai I)
- 1 Level of Rogue (To try to recover all that skill points I loose for being Fighter)
I have enough Int to keep maximize Spot, Search, Disable, Open Locks, Hide and Move Silently as I´m leveling as Ranger. But if I go the Fighter way, at Lv 20, I would not have enough points to keep all the skills maximized, so I guess I would just keep Disable and Search (and maybe Open Locks) as high as I can.
The other Option would be to stick to Ranger for 18 levels and the last one would for something like Rogue (not really useful, I guess), Warrior, Barbarian (?) or Monk (If I buy the class, of course).
I´m really worried about my rogue skills becoming useless at high levels. I'm not sure if you need to be a Rogue with the right Prestige class and Enhancements to be able to do traps on really high levels (Epic and that stuff).
And I'm really worried about not being a good Melee DPS too.
My initial stats are something like this:
And I'm putting all the points on Strength, of course.
I don't really have any problem about taking a Minor Reincarnation (Not True) when I hit Lv 20 if I'm not really happy with the performance of the guy, but if I'm right this could only change three levels (no?), so I would have to stick with the 12 Ranger / 6 Warrior (or 18 Ranger) and I could only change the splash level/s.
So what do you guys suggest? Should I go the 12/6 road or just stick to at least 18 Ranger Levels? Is Tempest 3 better than all the Fighter Feats and Enhancements?
Thank you very much for any advice you can share =)
PS. Sorry about my lame English, as you can see, this is not my mother tongue v_v