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  1. #1
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    Default Let the force be with you! 14 wizard/6 art

    Well after playing a rog/wiz I've been playing with various battlemage builds and I came up with this which I would be quite effective and fun at at the same time. Its based on been half elf and have 1 wizard past life.

    The idea behind the character from the art side:

    To use a combo Doublecross Bow/epic version which uses int as attack mod so can use the art damage spell for +int to damage, and the lucid dreams runearm for a constant barrage of fire for starters, with point blank shot, elemental weapons and h/elf rog for sneak attack. You have the battle engineer for the pew pew as well. I have the lucid on a 14 bard/6 art combo and with only 20% to force enhancements I can see 500 damage on the rune arm at times with crits, so with 14 wizard should be alot more. You also have traps and UMD with nifty +2 lvl to wands and scrolls.

    Second you have the wizard side, The idea is a cross of been able to spam max empowered magic and chain missles for stuff with heavy dr as well as the wizard feat for even more force spam, you have ice storm and acid rain for aoe, the dots, and the dc should be decent enough that you can get some instant kills/damage with prismatic spray or chain lightening etc. On top of that with you have a 3sp web! which has no SR check. Through there's a few items that are needed for this to work.

    Infused_Chaosrobe +1 casters lvl to evo spells and +2 conj focus
    Bracelet_of_Madness +2 evo item

    So you should cast evo spells as a lvl 15 wizard.

    Evo dc should be basic with 36 int = 13 + 10DC base +7 spell lvl + 3 feats + 2 item + 1 arch mage =36 DC
    Conj should be 35dc

    Runearm uses evo dc feats for its save so your looking for a similar save on that.

    This isnt without adding ship buffs or other bonues like crafting exceptional and solid fog is -5 to reflex. So your looking to hit 40 evo/39 conj dc. Add cleric or sorc past lifes for more DC.

    Lucid dreams provides sup pot 6, and +6% crit.

    I'm certain it would be quite viable to play, I've got it up to level 11 so far and no issues at all. The crossbow damage alone should be quite close to a arti, the dots plus battle pew should give you decent boss dps and icestorm/acid rain is decent enough vs bb. Its more like a flavour art, Through if anyone has any comments please let me know.

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    Level 20 Lawful Good Half-Elf Male
    (14 Wizard \ 6 Artificer) 
    Hit Points: 244
    Spell Points: 1312 
    BAB: 11\11\16\21
    Fortitude: 10
    Reflex: 9
    Will: 14
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (34 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 20)
    Strength             10                    12
    Dexterity            14                    16
    Constitution         16                    18
    Intelligence         18                    29
    Wisdom                8                    10
    Charisma              8                    10
    Tomes Used
    +1 Tome of Intelligence used at level 3
    +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               2                     3
    Bluff                -1                     0
    Concentration         3                     7
    Diplomacy            -1                     0
    Disable Device        n/a                   n/a
    Haggle               -1                     0
    Heal                 -1                     0
    Hide                  2                     3
    Intimidate           -1                     0
    Jump                  0                     1
    Listen               -1                     0
    Move Silently         2                     3
    Open Lock             n/a                   n/a
    Perform              n/a                    n/a
    Repair                4                     9
    Search                4                     9
    Spot                 -1                     0
    Swim                  0                     1
    Tumble                n/a                   n/a
    Use Magic Device     n/a                    n/a
    Level 1 (Artificer)
    Feat: (Half-Elf Dilettante) Half-Elf Dilettante: Rogue
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Wizard
    Feat: (Selected) Toughness
    Level 2 (Artificer)
    Level 3 (Artificer)
    Feat: (Selected) Point Blank Shot
    Level 4 (Artificer)
    Feat: (Artificer Bonus) Construct Essence
    Level 5 (Artificer)
    Level 6 (Artificer)
    Feat: (Selected) Past Life: Arcane Initiate
    Level 7 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Mental Toughness
    Level 8 (Wizard)
    Level 9 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Selected) Maximize Spell
    Level 10 (Wizard)
    Level 11 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Empower Spell
    Level 12 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Selected) Heighten Spell
    Level 13 (Wizard)
    Level 14 (Wizard)
    Level 15 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Selected) Spell Focus: Evocation
    Level 16 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Spell Focus: Conjuration
    Level 17 (Wizard)
    Level 18 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Selected) Greater Spell Focus: Evocation
    Level 19 (Wizard)
    Level 20 (Wizard)
    Enhancement: Artificer Damage Boost I
    Enhancement: Artificer Damage Boost II
    Enhancement: Artificer Crossbow Attack I
    Enhancement: Artificer Crossbow Damage I
    Enhancement: Artificer Improved Rune Arm Use I
    Enhancement: Artificer Battle Engineer I
    Enhancement: Artificer Rune Arm Overcharge I
    Enhancement: Improved Rogue Dilettante I
    Enhancement: Improved Rogue Dilettante II
    Enhancement: Human Adaptability Intelligence I
    Enhancement: Wizard Improved Maximizing I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
    Enhancement: Improved Concentration I
    Enhancement: Improved Concentration II
    Enhancement: Improved Concentration III
    Enhancement: Kinetic Spellcasting I
    Enhancement: Deadly Kinetics I
    Enhancement: Acid Manipulation I
    Enhancement: Acid Manipulation II
    Enhancement: Acid Manipulation III
    Enhancement: Acid Manipulation IV
    Enhancement: Acid Manipulation V
    Enhancement: Acid Manipulation VI
    Enhancement: Acid Manipulation VII
    Enhancement: Frost Manipulation I
    Enhancement: Storm Manipulation I
    Enhancement: Force Manipulation I
    Enhancement: Force Manipulation II
    Enhancement: Force Manipulation III
    Enhancement: Force Manipulation IV
    Enhancement: Force Manipulation V
    Enhancement: Force Manipulation VI
    Enhancement: Force Manipulation VII
    Enhancement: Wizard Energy of the Scholar I
    Enhancement: Wizard Energy of the Scholar II
    Enhancement: Wizard Energy of the Scholar III
    Enhancement: Wizard Intelligence I
    Enhancement: Wizard Intelligence II
    Enhancement: Wizard Intelligence III
    Enhancement: Artificer Wand and Scroll Mastery I
    Enhancement: Wizard Archmage I
    Enhancement: Wizard Archmage II
    Enhancement: Wizard Archmage III
    Enhancement: Archmage Secondary Spell Mastery I: Conjuration
    Enhancement: Archmage Spell Mastery I: Evocation
    Enhancement: Conjuration I - Grease
    Enhancement: Conjuration II - Web
    Enhancement: Evocation I - Magic Missile
    Enhancement: Evocation II - Gust of Wind
    Enhancement: Evocation III - Chain Missiles
    Last edited by idle1; 04-23-2012 at 08:47 PM.

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    I think I'd want to go to 9 artificer for lightning motes and then TR as soon as I hit 20
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    I guess I missed the part where you fully explain why you're not just going pure arty Seriously though, I may have misunderstood, but didn't you say you already have a wizard past life, or did you mean that you *need* one?

    (Actually, I remember recently wandering down this avenue in response to someone who was building a wizard AA, mmm . . . wonder where that thread is . . . )

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    Nice quote there, but it's 'May the Force be with you'

    Also, I wouldn't play this, just go pure Artificer.
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    But in terms of actual quest ideas, perhaps something where Halflings ride around on Warforged in battle-backpacks with shoulder-mounted repeating crossbows.

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    I thought about this for fun, epic doublecross bow/enervate proc/finger of death.

    I would run mine as a wraith form PM though.

    Of course as everyone is likely to point out 20 Wiz or 20 Arti is likely superior dependent on wether you want to be primarily a caster or xbower.....
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