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    Lightbulb Dwarven Defender (28-Point THF Fighter for new players)

    Although I created this build with new players in mind, it can be easily modified by seasoned players by simply switching some Feats and Enhancements around. I placed some of the Active Feats/Enhancements towards the higher levels, whereas experienced players may prefer to take these sooner, and perhaps replacing Power Critical with another Feat, such as another Toughness.

    Basically, this my DDO version of the Dwarven Defender Prestige Class found in D&D 3.x (but without all of the Dodge Feats). He’s able to solo quests quite well with the help of a cleric hireling, but has decent enough Intimidate and DPS to help keep aggro off of the rest of the party when playing in a group.

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    Character Generated Using: DDO Character Generator
    Direct Link to Build: http://www.ddochargen.com/home.aspx?build=49809

    Fighter 20
    Male Dwarf - Lawful Good

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    LEVEL 1:
    Race Selected: Male Dwarf
    Alignment Selected: Lawful Good
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 1)
    Abilities Raised: STR: 18, DEX: 10, CON: 18
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +4 (4)
    Feats Selected: Toughness, Two-Handed Fighting
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Toughness I,
    Dwarven Spell Defense I, Dwarven Axe Damage I
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    LEVEL 2:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 2)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (5)
    Feats Selected: Weapon Focus (Slashing)
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Strength I, Fighter Haste Boost I,
    Improved Intimidate I
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    LEVEL 3:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 3)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (6)
    Feats Selected: Shield Mastery
    Enhancements Selected: Dwarven Constitution I,
    Racial Toughness I, Fighter Armor Class Boost I
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    LEVEL 4:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 4)
    Abilities Raised: STR: 20
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (7)
    Feats Selected: Weapon Specialization (Slashing)
    Enhancements Selected: Dwarven Axe Attack I,
    Dwarven Spell Defense II
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    LEVEL 5:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 5)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (8)
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Haste Boost II,
    Improved Intimidate II, Fighter Item Defense I
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    LEVEL 6:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 6)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (9)
    Feats Selected: Improved Two-Handed Fighting,
    Improved Shield Bash
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Stalwart Defender I
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    LEVEL 7:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 7)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (10)
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Strength II
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    LEVEL 8:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 8)
    Abilities Raised: STR: 22
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (11)
    Feats Selected: Improved Critical (Slashing)
    Enhancements Selected: Dwarven Constitution II
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    LEVEL 9:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 9)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (12)
    Feats Selected: Greater Weapon Focus (Slashing)
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Weapon Specialization I,
    Fighter Haste Boost III
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    LEVEL 10:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 10)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (13)
    Feats Selected: Improved Shield Mastery
    Enhancements Selected: Dwarven Axe Damage II
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    LEVEL 11:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 11)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (14)
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Armor Class Boost II,
    Fighter Toughness II
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    LEVEL 12:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 12)
    Abilities Raised: STR: 23
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (15)
    Feats Selected: Greater Two-Handed Fighting,
    Greater Weapon Specialization (Slashing)
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Stalwart Defender II,
    Racial Toughness II
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    LEVEL 13:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 13)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (16)
    Enhancements Selected: Dwarven Axe Attack II
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    LEVEL 14:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 14)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (17)
    Feats Selected: Power Attack
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Toughness III,
    Fighter Strategy (Sunder) I
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    LEVEL 15:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 15)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (18)
    Feats Selected: Stunning Blow
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) I,
    Fighter Armor Class Boost III
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    LEVEL 16:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 16)
    Abilities Raised: STR: 24
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (19)
    Feats Selected: Superior Weapon Focus (Slashing)
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Weapon Specialization II,
    Fighter Strategy (Sunder) II
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    LEVEL 17:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 17)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (20)
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) II,
    Fighter Item Defense II
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    LEVEL 18:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 18)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (21)
    Feats Selected: Iron Will, Improved Sunder
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Stalwart Defender III,
    Dwarven Tactics I
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    LEVEL 19:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 19)
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (22)
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Haste Boost IV
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    LEVEL 20:
    Class Selected: Fighter (Fighter 20)
    Abilities Raised: STR: 25
    Skills Ranks Raised: Intimidate +1 (23)
    Feats Selected: Power Critical
    Enhancements Selected: Fighter Weapon Alacrity,
    Improved Intimidate III, Improved Intimidate IV
    Stats at End of Level 20:
    HP:392 SP:0 AC:13 FORT:17 REFL:6 WILL:7 BAB:+20/+20/+25/+30
    STR:25(+7) DEX:10(0) CON:20(+5) INT:8(-1) WIS:8(-1) CHA:6(-2)
    Balance:4, Bluff:-2, Concentration:5, Diplomacy:-2,
    Disable Device: n/a, Haggle:-2, Heal:-1, Hide:0, Intimidate:31,
    Jump:7, Listen:-1, Move Silently:0, Open Lock: n/a,
    Perform: n/a, Repair:-1, Search:-1, Spot:-1, Swim:7,
    Tumble: n/a, UMD: n/a

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    This build focuses on both defense and offense. Specialize in the Dwarven Waraxe, and wield a shield. However, to help with DPS, he utilizes both Two Handed Fighting and shield bashing. Looking forward to constructive criticism!

  2. #2
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    Looks pretty solid. For comparison's sake, here's my take on a 28-pt dwarf SD:
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    Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 03.16.01
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    Level 25 True Neutral Dwarf Female
    (20 Fighter \ 5 Epic) 
    Hit Points: 557
    Spell Points: 0 
    BAB: 20\20\25\30\30
    Fortitude: 18
    Reflex: 8
    Will: 5
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (28 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 25)
    Strength             16                    26
    Dexterity            12                    14
    Constitution         18                    22
    Intelligence         12                    13
    Wisdom                8                     8
    Charisma              6                     6
    
    Tomes Used
    +1 Tome of Intelligence used at level 11
    +2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 17
    +2 Tome of Strength used at level 20
    +3 Tome of Constitution used at level 23
    
    Level 1 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Power Attack
    Feat: (Selected) Toughness
    
    
    Level 2 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Shield Mastery
    
    
    Level 3 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Cleave
    
    
    Level 4 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Two Handed Fighting
    
    
    Level 5 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 6 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Two Handed Fighting
    Feat: (Selected) Stunning Blow
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost I
    Enhancement: Fighter Haste Boost I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Armor Mastery I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Axe Damage I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense I
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Mastery I
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate I
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate II
    Enhancement: Fighter Strength I
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness I
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness II
    
    
    Level 7 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 8 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Shield Mastery
    
    
    Level 9 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons
    
    
    Level 10 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Great Cleave
    
    
    Level 11 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 12 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Selected) Combat Expertise
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Greater Two Handed Fighting
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost II
    Enhancement: Dwarven Axe Damage II
    Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense II
    Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense III
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender II
    Enhancement: Fighter Item Defense I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strength II
    Enhancement: Fighter Strength III
    
    
    Level 13 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 14 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Trip
    
    
    Level 15 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Sunder
    
    
    Level 16 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Weapon Focus: Slashing Weapons
    
    
    Level 17 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 18 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Dodge
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Mobility
    
    
    Level 19 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 20 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Weapon Specialization: Slashing Weapons
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost III
    Enhancement: Fighter Extra Action Boost I
    Enhancement: Fighter Haste Boost II
    Enhancement: Fighter Haste Boost III
    Enhancement: Fighter Haste Boost IV
    Enhancement: Fighter Weapon Alacrity
    Enhancement: Dwarven Constitution I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Tactics I
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender III
    Enhancement: Fighter Dwarven Waraxe Specialization I
    Enhancement: Fighter Greataxe Specialization I
    Enhancement: Fighter Item Defense II
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness III
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness III
    
    
    Level 21 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Overwhelming Critical
    
    
    Level 22 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 23 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 24 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Epic Toughness
    
    
    Level 25 (Fighter)
    
    
    
    Basically I traded some DPS for survivability (Dodge, Mobility, Combat Expertise) and tactics (Imp Trip, Imp Sunder, Stunning Blow). She requires a few tomes as built, which I backloaded to give newcomers as much time as possible to acquire them: +1 INT for CE & Imp Trip; +2 DEX for Dodge & Mobility; +3 CON for epic Toughness. Extra INT for CE also means more skill pts; I would max Intim, Balance, and either Spot or UMD.
    The Once and Future unbongwah

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    My same build, but using Character Planner 3.16.01

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    Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 03.16.01
    DDO Character Planner Home Page
    
    
    Dwarven Defender
    Level 20 Lawful Good Dwarf Male
    (20 Fighter) 
    Hit Points: 392
    Spell Points: 0 
    BAB: 20\20\25\30\30
    Fortitude: 17
    Reflex: 6
    Will: 7
    
    
                      Starting            Ending          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats         Base Stats         Modified Stats
    (28 Point)       (Level 1)          (Level 20)           (Level 20)
    Strength             18                 23                   25
    Dexterity            10                 10                   10
    Constitution         18                 18                   20
    Intelligence          8                  8                    8
    Wisdom                8                  8                    8
    Charisma              6                  6                    6
    
    
                      Starting            Ending          Feat/Enhancement
                     Base Skills        Base Skills        Modified Skills
    Skills           (Level 1)          (Level 20)          (Level 20)
    Balance               0                  0                    4
    Bluff                -2                 -2                   -2
    Concentration         4                  5                    5
    Diplomacy            -2                 -2                   -2
    Disable Device       n/a               n/a                   n/a
    Haggle               -2                 -2                   -2
    Heal                 -1                 -1                   -1
    Hide                  0                  0                    0
    Intimidate            2                 21                   31
    Jump                  4                  7                    7
    Listen               -1                 -1                   -1
    Move Silently         0                  0                    0
    Open Lock             n/a               n/a                   n/a
    Perform              n/a               n/a                   n/a
    Repair               -1                 -1                   -1
    Search               -1                 -1                    1
    Spot                 -1                 -1                   -1
    Swim                  4                  7                    7
    Tumble                n/a               n/a                   n/a
    Use Magic Device     n/a               n/a                   n/a
    
    Level 1 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+4)
    Feat: (Selected) Toughness
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Two Handed Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Defensive Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Dwarven Stability
    Feat: (Automatic) Dwarven Stonecutting
    Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Dwarven Waraxe
    Feat: (Automatic) Heavy Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Heroic Durability
    Feat: (Automatic) Light Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency (ALL)
    Feat: (Automatic) Medium Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Orc and Goblin Bonus
    Feat: (Automatic) Poison Save Bonus
    Feat: (Automatic) Shield Proficiency (General)
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Sneak
    Feat: (Automatic) Spell Save Bonus
    Feat: (Automatic) Sunder
    Feat: (Automatic) Tower Shield Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Trip
    Enhancement: Dwarven Axe Damage I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense I
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness I
    
    
    Level 2 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Weapon Focus: Slashing Weapons
    Enhancement: Fighter Haste Boost I
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strength I
    
    
    Level 3 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Shield Mastery
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Constitution I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    
    
    Level 4 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Weapon Specialization: Slashing Weapons
    Enhancement: Dwarven Axe Attack I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense II
    
    
    
    
    Level 5 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Enhancement: Fighter Haste Boost II
    Enhancement: Fighter Item Defense I
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate II
    
    
    Level 6 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Shield Bash
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Two Handed Fighting
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender I
    
    
    Level 7 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Enhancement: Fighter Strength II
    
    
    Level 8 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons
    Enhancement: Dwarven Constitution II
    
    
    Level 9 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Greater Weapon Focus: Slashing Weapons
    Enhancement: Fighter Haste Boost III
    Enhancement: Fighter Dwarven Waraxe Specialization I
    
    
    Level 10 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Shield Mastery
    Enhancement: Dwarven Axe Damage II
    
    
    Level 11 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost II
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness II
    
    
    Level 12 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Greater Two Handed Fighting
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Greater Weapon Specialization: Slashing Weapons
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender II
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
    
    
    Level 13 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Enhancement: Dwarven Axe Attack II
    
    
    Level 14 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Power Attack
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Sunder) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness III
    
    
    Level 15 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Stunning Blow
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost III
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) I
    
    
    Level 16 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Superior Weapon Focus: Slashing Weapons
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Sunder) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Dwarven Waraxe Specialization II
    
    
    Level 17 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Item Defense II
    
    
    Level 18 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Sunder
    Feat: (Selected) Iron Will
    Enhancement: Dwarven Tactics I
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender III
    
    
    Level 19 (Fighter)
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Enhancement: Fighter Haste Boost IV
    
    
    Level 20 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Intimidate (+1)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Power Critical
    Enhancement: Fighter Weapon Alacrity
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate III
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate IV
    From: drkstlkr (Absalon Cononach, Cleric of The Church of the Silver Flame @ http://webpages.charter.net/drkstlkr/OnlineGaming.htm and member of the Frostfell Nomads Guild @ http://www.frostfellnomads.org)

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