So I have a few questions regarding layout of my 3rd life FvS. I played my first life as a pure evoker build and had a blast nuking the old epics, but I would like to incorporate a bit more melee into this life. My aim is to use a half-elf with scimitars.
1. Pure 20 FvS vs 18/2 with monk splash?
To be honest, I do not see the capstone being as important as it used to be. Defense has shifted away from DR towards PRR, and let us be honest... the capstone is not quite geared towards PRR. The 2 monk allows me an increase in dodge, as well as giving me evasion and some feats. My playstyle does tend to be a bit more reckless. High risk, high reward. Other major concern is that I want implosion, but will be limited to mass heal. I cannot afford the amount of scrolls needed to solely scroll mass heal.
2. How much STR is acceptible?
I am not sure how much STR is going to be required for this build. To-hit is not an issue, but overall melee damage is. I primarily will be using dual Lit-II scimitars onec I hit 12, and before that swinging a Carnifex. Can I get away with 16 base STR and no level ups, as long as I keep appropriate gear and clickies etc.?
3. What kind of scimitars are worth the investment beyond my Lit-II's?
First time going beyond level 20 with this life, and have no idea what lies ahead of me on the weapon front.
4. Feat selection... dun dun dun...?
This class is feat starved! I will not need Maximize AND Empower. I was more than capable with only maximize on a first life no tome toon. What I am wondering is can I afford to drop Empower AND Heighten for a deeper forray into the TWF line?
Not gonna worry about the ED's atm as I have not had a chance to use anything other than fatesinger... so thanks for the input ahead of time... trying to tune out a jewelry party in the background. Silly wife wanted to host it!