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    Default Best first life Solo build for FvS

    What is the best solo first life 32 pt build for melee FvS i just recently came back to the game after a 2 year break i have a lvl 13 FvS that cant solo orchard i was gonna do a reset on him to get the best build or if i have to start a new one.

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    What is your current race? Can you provide a bit more info? I also hit the Orchard a bit later. With the new Bravery Bonus, i run quests on elite two levels below mine, generally...
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    his stats right now are
    he is also a warforged

    STR 21

    DEX 16

    COn 20

    INT 17

    WiS 8

    CHR 19

    without modifiers this is his current stats. its also a 32 point build on him he had adamantium as one of his feats but i dont know the rest i am just looking for the right and best solo build for him right now so if mine is wrong i can reset the feats and go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazlin View Post
    his stats right now are
    he is also a warforged

    STR 21

    DEX 16

    COn 20

    INT 17

    WiS 8

    CHR 19

    without modifiers this is his current stats. its also a 32 point build on him he had adamantium as one of his feats but i dont know the rest i am just looking for the right and best solo build for him right now so if mine is wrong i can reset the feats and go from there.
    So it's a 73-point build, plus you got double ability score increases at levels 4, 8, and 12? I'll assume you're just doing a poor job of communicating the information you've been asked for. The question is: What are his BASE stats. No tomes; no items.

    I recently dusted off my Lord of Blades favored soul and leveled him from 13 to 20. It looks like maybe you had the right idea with stats (hard to tell since you gave us numbers with unknown modifiers). High strength, high constitution, enough charisma to cast everything, intelligence if you need the skill points (I personally like to have Concentration, UMD, Jump, and Balance on my favored soul).

    As for feats, I personally like:
    Toughness
    Power Attack
    Maximize
    Empower Healing
    Improved Critical: Slashing
    Quicken
    Empower

    I hadn't played mine since before Divine Punishment was added. It's a real game-changer. Use it on a dangerous boss you're kiting, or use it on a not-so-dangerous boss you're meleeing. Or, heck, if you have the SP to burn, use it on whomever else you want dead.

    In case you haven't leveled a divine before, note that Blade Barrier and Heal are a big deal. Blade barrier slaughters many non-evasion trash mobs, and it works on some bosses. Heal (especially with Quicken and Empower Healing) means you can bring yourself from low health to full health in the middle of a fight.

    Of course, LoB favored souls get great swords, so you should be respectable in melee combat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorbadoc View Post
    So it's a 73-point build, plus you got double ability score increases at levels 4, 8, and 12? I'll assume you're just doing a poor job of communicating the information you've been asked for. The question is: What are his BASE stats. No tomes; no items.

    I recently dusted off my Lord of Blades favored soul and leveled him from 13 to 20. It looks like maybe you had the right idea with stats (hard to tell since you gave us numbers with unknown modifiers). High strength, high constitution, enough charisma to cast everything, intelligence if you need the skill points (I personally like to have Concentration, UMD, Jump, and Balance on my favored soul).

    As for feats, I personally like:
    Toughness
    Power Attack
    Maximize
    Empower Healing
    Improved Critical: Slashing
    Quicken
    Empower

    I hadn't played mine since before Divine Punishment was added. It's a real game-changer. Use it on a dangerous boss you're kiting, or use it on a not-so-dangerous boss you're meleeing. Or, heck, if you have the SP to burn, use it on whomever else you want dead.

    In case you haven't leveled a divine before, note that Blade Barrier and Heal are a big deal. Blade barrier slaughters many non-evasion trash mobs, and it works on some bosses. Heal (especially with Quicken and Empower Healing) means you can bring yourself from low health to full health in the middle of a fight.

    Of course, LoB favored souls get great swords, so you should be respectable in melee combat.
    This is basically what I am thinking. I did take AoV2 on my build. No Emp. Healing for more Melee. I'll try to post more later, but we have lots more Easter treats and princess dress playing with my 2 1/2 year old daughter to knock out.

    Start with his planner though: planner... Character Planner by RJCyberware.
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    Yes i did do a poor job of saying that he was level 13 and the stats were without modifier bonusus and etc i just wanted a basic idea of a great melee favored soul i dont mind respecting his feats if needed and what is divine punisment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazlin View Post
    Yes i did do a poor job of saying that he was level 13 and the stats were without modifier bonusus and etc i just wanted a basic idea of a great melee favored soul i dont mind respecting his feats if needed and what is divine punisment?
    Here's a good start. Only a Lesser Reincarnation would allow stat reworking. Some will say it isn't worth it at that level, but hey...

    Link

    Also, Google DDO favored soul prestige wiki. Ddo wiki is your friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazlin View Post
    his stats right now are
    he is also a warforged

    STR 21

    DEX 16

    COn 20

    INT 17

    WiS 8

    CHR 19

    without modifiers this is his current stats. its also a 32 point build on him he had adamantium as one of his feats but i dont know the rest i am just looking for the right and best solo build for him right now so if mine is wrong i can reset the feats and go from there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kazlin View Post
    Yes i did do a poor job of saying that he was level 13 and the stats were without modifier bonusus and etc i just wanted a basic idea of a great melee favored soul i dont mind respecting his feats if needed and what is divine punisment?
    Um. No. Those numbers aren't base values. On your character sheet, mouseover the number for each stat. It should come up with a breakdown of your bonuses for that stat.

    Divine Punishment is an efficient source of spell damage against tougher monsters, and it beats spell resistance. For details, do what everyone else does.

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    ok sorry for the mess up and greatly appreciated for the time and help. here are the true base stats

    STR 17

    Dex 14

    Con 17

    Int 11

    Wis 6

    Cha 13

    i did love the class but before i left i found out i couldn't do anything that was really good by myself couldn't solo orchard gianthold i was having issues and etc i have veteran status so i could easily make another FvS but my goal is to pl him a few times to make him the farm bot and money maker for my account also have a artificier that will be doing the same thing.

    I wanted a FvS because they looked like the ultimate solo class they can heal dps buff and etc .

    I am just getting back and want to stay on this game for a long time because all the other games are way to easy for me i like grouping and all that but i also like to be by myself for awhile .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazlin View Post
    ok sorry for the mess up and greatly appreciated for the time and help. here are the true base stats

    STR 17

    Dex 14

    Con 17

    Int 11

    Wis 6

    Cha 13

    i did love the class but before i left i found out i couldn't do anything that was really good by myself couldn't solo orchard gianthold i was having issues and etc i have veteran status so i could easily make another FvS but my goal is to pl him a few times to make him the farm bot and money maker for my account also have a artificier that will be doing the same thing.

    I wanted a FvS because they looked like the ultimate solo class they can heal dps buff and etc .

    I am just getting back and want to stay on this game for a long time because all the other games are way to easy for me i like grouping and all that but i also like to be by myself for awhile .
    I think your stat starts are passable. Level ups in STR? My main farmer (see signature) is a 32pt Evoker. He is building up some good gear ans does so e epic scroll farming pretty well. My main is 36pt and close to capping as a WF FvS, AoV2, Melee/healing specced.

    Gear can make a big difference. By this I don't mean you have to have the best raid gear, just the right stuff for your build and play style. If you are on Thelanis, I can help some..l
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanteEnFuego View Post
    I think your stat starts are passable...

    Gear can make a big difference. By this I don't mean you have to have the best raid gear, just the right stuff for your build and play style...
    I agree on both points. You'll want to tweak those stats a bit when you TR, but they're perfectly capable of getting you to level 20.

    As for gear, a cleric thread recently covered this, and most of the gear suggestions there should also apply to you:
    http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=367216.

    In general, there are a few effects that are great to have in non-named loot:
    • Heavy fortification (unless you have Minos Legens)
    • Greater False Life
    • Superior Potency (set a shield + superior potency VI dagger/scepter to one hotkey; set a great sword to another hotkey; swap whenever you need to cast a healing/damaging spell)
    • +6 Constitution (or whatever you can get)
    • Superior Ardor VI

    Then there are a lot of great pieces of named gear which, if you have the adventure pack, are fairly easy to obtain. I mentioned many of them in that linked thread. Don't worry if you don't get a specific item from running something; the idea is that you keep an eye out for these pieces of loot, as you're better off if you get some of them. Additionally, check out these named swords:

    Blade of Fury: The enhancement bonus is solid, and the special con damage is decent when you can first equip this weapon.

    Insanity: Easier to obtain and better than The Blade of Fury. Note the 2d10 damage dice (better than normal great swords).

    Terror: Read up on the U13 release notes. By running Mindsunder repeatedly on any difficulty (even casual!), you get a chance at some really good end rewards every third run. Based on rarity and how good the item is for your build, I would grab Titan's Grip in favor of Terror. Also keep an eye out for the Quorforged Docent of Battle and the force version of Rahl's Might. There's other good stuff, but those are the most applicable to your build.

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    Thx for the help. i was afraid of him being gimped and i guess he is i should make a veteren level 7 FvS and try out the evoker build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazlin View Post
    Thx for the help. i was afraid of him being gimped and i guess he is i should make a veteren level 7 FvS and try out the evoker build.
    Um. Did you even read what people wrote?

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