Hi! Really new player here. Unlocked Artificer today because I was super excited at the idea of playing one. I had a little question because I'm using the character generator and something is bugging me.
I'm probably not going to be able to afford any stat tomes, sadly Just not something I'll be able to do (unless you can buy them/find them in-game? That would be wonderful!) I keep reading the Artificers need to have 19 DEX for Improved Precise Shot around level 16 or so. Obviously, the feat looks amazing and seems very important so I hashed out a few ideas!
You should have seen the little new guy lightbulb go off over my head! I would take Elven Dexterity and Half-Elf Rogue Dexterity enhancements to hit 19! Then I could pour all of my points into intelligence! Brilliant!...?
Perhaps not. I'm running the character generator now and even though I have 19 DEX, I cannot access Improved Precise Shot. Are my dreams shattered? Do the elf/dilly enhancements not count towards feats? I have all the other prereqs so it's really frustrating.
So yeah. I suppose this boils down to two questions (and I'll toss in some other newbie ones on the end that are more general and less Artificer if anybody wants to help)
Question 1: Do the Elven Dexterity/Half-Elf Rogue Dexterity Enhancements count towards feats such as Improved Precise Shot? Is the character generator just being goofy?
Question 2: If not, is IPS really necessary? It looks great and I don't want to miss it. Is there any other way to get the 19 DEX without spending a ton on a tome? I'm a new player that only has access to 28-point builds as well : (
Question 3: Is it worth getting the +4 stat buff spells if I'll have +4 or better equips? They don't stack, do they?
Thanks so much in advance for any and all help! If somebody answers my question I'll throw my build up here and see what you guys think : D