I never thought I'd build a Pale Master because it seems like such a selfish and arrogant concept. Oh well. I got over it.
The Idea is to make an extremely survivable character, capable of soloing most content in the game and pulling his weight in Epics. DCs Should end up in the low forties and spell pen should be ≈28.
Int 18+6item+3exeptional+2tome+3enh+5lvls+2lich=39+1Di abolist's Docent+2ship+2yugo=44
2 SF: Necro
3 GSF: Necro
4 Spell Penetration(will replace this with Wiz PL once it becomes available on my 5th life)
5 Insightful reflexes
6 Shield Proficiency
7 Shield Mastery
20 pale master
0/2/2 Exceptional Vorne's set
32/38/30 Self buffed and sustainable.
GEAR (worth mentioning)
-3 piece Abishai set(Cloak/Helm/Boots)
-Conc Ops SP item
-Air Guard HP item
-Docent of Defiance
I'm hoping that both Negative energy Auras combined with the Docent of Defiance will make this character extremely hard to kill in raid scenarios.
I have an interest in tanking but I really can't decide on how to hold aggro efficiently. I can only sustain DoT DPS for so long. PM SLA won't hold aggro against much. I actually considered a 2-handed weapon on this guy and using one of the monk feats for PA....Any thoughts on this. It would only be another means of generating hate. My Str will already be in the 30s so I thought it might be an interesting concept. Vamp form would give +2str and additional vampiric healing. More of a way to conserve mana than anything else. I know that adding melee into an arcane build seems noobish and flavorful, but I honestly can't think of a better way to hold aggro. Any advice is welcome as this will be my first life as an Arcane.