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    Default Fvs Soloist/Divine tank?

    So... during the recent downtime of DDO servers i thought back on a conversation i had with a guildy revolving around effective tanking/soloing of Raid Bosses. Across came the idea of a favored soul tank/soloist. I figured that this build has been reworked many times on other threads but have yet to see one around epic levels. I came up with a quick build just throwing some ideas around. My idea for this build is to be able to eventually be able to solo VoD elite, and tank ToD elite. For me this seems a little far fetched but it seems like a nice challenge. Gear wise this would have to be pretty much max with little room for downgrading. For VoD i think hamstring would be a really nice addition to this build but dont see how i can fit in the prerequisites without losing 9th level spells or dropping a fighter level for rogue. In the build i have not geared towards aggro but Epic vulkoor and other gear would be neccesary. i would appreciate any feedback on this build! (my first time on forums so go easy on the hate =) advice on tactics and other tricks are most welcome. Is this build even viable?

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    lefie de loyal
    Level 20 Lawful Good Warforged Male
    (2 Fighter \ 18 Favored Soul) 
    Hit Points: 406
    Spell Points: 1657 
    BAB: 15\15\20\25\25
    Fortitude: 19
    Reflex: 11
    Will: 13
    
                      Starting            Ending          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats         Base Stats         Modified Stats
    (36 Point)       (Level 1)          (Level 20)           (Level 20)
    Strength             18                 25                   26
    Dexterity             8                 10                   10
    Constitution         18                 20                   21
    Intelligence          8                 10                   10
    Wisdom               12                 14                   14
    Charisma             10                 12                   12
    
    Tomes Used
    +2 Tome of Strength used at level 1
    +2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 1
    +2 Tome of Constitution used at level 1
    +2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 1
    +2 Tome of Wisdom used at level 1
    +2 Tome of Charisma used at level 1
    +3 Tome of Strength used at level 21
    +3 Tome of Constitution used at level 21
    +3 Tome of Wisdom used at level 21
    +3 Tome of Charisma used at level 21
    
                      Starting            Ending          Feat/Enhancement
                     Base Skills        Base Skills        Modified Skills
    Skills           (Level 1)          (Level 20)          (Level 20)
    Balance               0                  0                    0
    Bluff                 1                  1                    1
    Concentration         5                 28                   28
    Diplomacy             1                 10                   10
    Disable Device        n/a               n/a                   n/a
    Haggle                1                  1                    1
    Heal                  2                  2                    2
    Hide                  0                  0                    0
    Intimidate            1                  3                    3
    Jump                  9                 16                   16
    Listen                2                  2                    2
    Move Silently         0                  0                    0
    Open Lock             n/a               n/a                   n/a
    Perform               n/a               n/a                   n/a
    Repair                0                  0                    0
    Search                0                  0                    0
    Spot                  2                  2                    2
    Swim                  5                  8                    8
    Tumble                n/a               n/a                   n/a
    Use Magic Device      n/a               n/a                   n/a
    
    Notable Equipment
    Epic Mask of Comedy 
     Epic Siren's Charm 
     Vibrant Purple Ioun Stone (Unsuppressed) 
     Epic Cloak of the Silver Concord 
     Epic Belt of the Mroranon 
     Epic Ring of Spell Storing 
     Epic Ring of the Mire 
     Ogre Power +6 Gloves of Balance +13 
     Supreme Tyrant Green Steel Weave Boots of Mineral 
     Epic Sword of Shadow 
     Epic Goggles of Time-Sensing 
     Natural Armor Bonus +3 Bracers of Springing +13 
     Epic Red Dragonscale Docent 
      
     Level 1 (Favored Soul)
    Feat: (Deity) Favored by the Lord of Blades
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Barbarian
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Barbarian
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Barbarian
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Cleric
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Cleric
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Monk
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Monk
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Monk
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Paladin
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Paladin
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Paladin
    Feat: (Selected) Power Attack
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Damage Boost I
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Saves Boost I
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Energy of the Scion I
    Enhancement: Warforged Healer's Friend I
    
    
    Level 2 (Favored Soul)
    
    
    Level 3 (Favored Soul)
    Feat: (Selected) Empower Spell
    
    
    Level 4 (Favored Soul)
    Ability Raise: STR
    
    
    Level 5 (Favored Soul)
    Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Sonic
    
    
    Level 6 (Favored Soul)
    Feat: (Selected) Maximize Spell
    
    
    Level 7 (Favored Soul)
    
    
    Level 8 (Favored Soul)
    Ability Raise: STR
    
    
    Level 9 (Favored Soul)
    Feat: (Selected) Toughness
    
    
    Level 10 (Favored Soul)
    Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Acid
    
    
    Level 11 (Favored Soul)
    
    
    Level 12 (Favored Soul)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons
    
    
    Level 13 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Cleave
    
    
    Level 14 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Great Cleave
    
    
    Level 15 (Favored Soul)
    Feat: (Selected) Heighten Spell
    
    
    Level 16 (Favored Soul)
    Ability Raise: STR
    
    
    Level 17 (Favored Soul)
    Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Fire
    
    
    Level 18 (Favored Soul)
    Feat: (Selected) Quicken Spell
    
    
    Level 19 (Favored Soul)
    
    
    Level 20 (Favored Soul)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Enhancement: Bladesworn Transformation (Favored Soul)
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Angel of Vengeance I
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Angel of Vengeance II
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness III
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Smiting I
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Smiting II
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Smiting III
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Smiting IV
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Life Magic I
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Life Magic II
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Life Magic III
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Life Magic IV
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Energy of the Scion II
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Energy of the Scion III
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Energy of the Scion IV
    Enhancement: Fighter Strength I
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Toughness I
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Toughness II
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Toughness III
    Enhancement: Favored Soul Toughness IV
    Enhancement: Warforged Brute Fighting I
    Enhancement: Warforged Brute Fighting II
    Enhancement: Warforged Constitution I
    Enhancement: Warforged Damage Reduction I
    Enhancement: Warforged Damage Reduction II
    Enhancement: Warforged Healer's Friend II
    Enhancement: Warforged Power Attack I
    Enhancement: Warforged Power Attack II
    Enhancement: Warforged Power Attack III
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    Curious why you would bother with Heighten on a wis-dumped character.

    Drop that, take Adamantine Body. That's a huge amount of extra PRR and DR to stay alive with.

    Even better if you can drop the 2 fighter levels entirely, as the L20 DR stacks with Adamantine Body and the enhancements.

    I'd rather have FvS Greatsword Specialization I over FvS Damage Boost I, unless you're planning on going Dreadnaught? But that's not very tanky.
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    Default Some confusing stuff here

    1) Why sonic then acid then fire? Fire damage is a lot more prevalent than sonic damage early in the game and on. Most elemental burst damage is either fire, lightning, or cold. Acid damage is often pretty easily mitigated with resist energy and in intense cases resist+protection.

    2) As Matuse mentioned, heightened on a poor-wisdom build will do close to nothing. Swap that for something more useful, like:

    3) Shield Mastery? If you intend to tank, shields are a must unless you plan to build something that mitigates damage via dodge/incorporeality/concealment, something this build likely cannot achieve in any case. Note that shields will conflict with your favored weapon so you'd have to work something out where you get aggro with boosts and then periodically switch to sword'n'board which I find rather cumbersome.

    4) Matuse makes a good point about the Lord of Blades capstone, but speaking from experience, the 15 dr/adamantine accounts for just a very small component of damage mitigation in today's end game. In almost every case I'd say that a sword'n'board Sovereign Host capstone fleshy will be able to out-tank your proposed build with DoTs, Oathblade or something similar, shield-blocking, and SLA CLW on themselves.

    5) Speaking of end game, VoD is a level 20 raid on heroic elite and we now have Caught in the Web which is level 26 on epic elite. Fall of Truth will soon exceed that, iirc.

    As a benchmark, VoD seems like a very odd choice if you have all the gear and past lives that you indicated.

    6) If you truly intend to go the WF FvS route for tanking (and I mostly do not recommend it), I'd recommend that you focus on getting as much PRR as possible via shield mastery, legendary shield mastery, adamantine body, a sheltering item, and planar conflux of prowess.

    Your dodge value will not be great with adamantine body but max it out ASAP. Your AC will likely be negligible.

    I would also urge you to test out tanking when you have to switch between a greatsword and sword'n'board because I personally find it very distasteful and in end game (not VoD) you can take quite a bit of damage while trying to build hate which is not ideal.

    Last thought: be ready to change your build dramatically after the enhancement pass, as I think everyone is anticipating the divine avenger prestige to bring eSoS-wielding LoB FvSs a new spark of viability. Current end-game min-maxing does not favor the WF FvS very much.
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    Default thanks!

    Thanks for the advice guys, dropping highten is a good idea i mainly would pick it up for bb's at heroic levels but as this is based at end game it wont be too effective, i should experiment around with different play styles as well and waiting for the Pre's to come out would be a good idea thanks =)
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