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    Hey guys, I apologize if this has already been dicussed.

    Looking to build my first earth savant and am uncertain as to which race to choose.

    Have been informed that WF is nice for the self heals and boost to Earth grab effect.

    Any other suggestions

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    It's personal preference.

    Human: Always a safe choice. Nets you a free feat which is very nice for a sorcerer. They need quite a few feats and having one more to play with is wonderful. With a sorcs great CHA and some points into UMD you can usually self heal via scrolls of Heal.

    Elf is not a good choice. lowers con which is useful for your Tier 3 ability (more below) and the Elven Arcanum only works for Wizards. However Half-elf is doable as with Cleric dili at level 15 you can easily use Heal scrolls with minimal UMD to save skill points. (many different things you can do with 1/2 elf I just mentioned this one as healing was specifically mentioned in the OP)

    Warforged Solid choice. You'll have -1 to all your DCs as you can't max CHA. Not necessarily an issue but if max DCs are your goal this is not a good choice. Immune to all the "annoying" effects of poison, slow, energy drain and more. The Self healing via repair spells. you'll typically have 300-500 HP on a sorc and your reconstruct will do typically 300-500. It's heal for WF. You can max out con (20) which further affects your HP and helps with your Tier 3 enhancement:

    Earthen hands grasp your foe, rendering them helpless and dealing bludgeoning damage over time on a failed Reflex save (DC: 10 + Constution Modifier + Sorcerer Level). (Cost: 15 sp, 15 sec cooldown, 12 sec duration)

    Drow is ok. Nets you Spell Resist (not nearly as nice on a player currently as it is on mobs) lowers your con like elf but allows for max DCs with a start of 20 CHA.

    Each has pros and cons. WF is the easy button. Self healing with quicken is simply wonderful as scrolls are subject to concentration checks, but they lower your DC by 1. If you're geared out and know the game well fleshy classes are just as good as WF without the DC penalty. If you're new to sorcs / the game / lacking gear / then maybe WF is the best choice.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by Syllph; 04-14-2012 at 09:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderPig View Post
    Hey guys, I apologize if this has already been dicussed.

    Looking to build my first earth savant and am uncertain as to which race to choose.

    Have been informed that WF is nice for the self heals and boost to Earth grab effect.

    Any other suggestions
    Any race can work, but WF will be best. Quickened self heals, 260 pt+ stone skin, buffed con to help with grab DCs. Great choice. Yes, WF will have lower DCs but earth savant is the least reliant on saves so the synergy is hard to deny.

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