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    Default The Whirling Wolf and Other Ultimate Druid Melee Builds

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    Whirling Wolf
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    The first build is called the Whirling Wolf:

    Supposedly with update 15, they added animations for animals that use the whirling attack, but I have yet to see such a build.

    This build uses sword & board with light armor in winter wolf form. Accordingly, it is Natures Warrior and Stalwart Defender.

    Some Perks:
    -Cleave and Great Cleave
    -Whirlwind Attack
    -Natural Fighting x 3
    -Improved Shield Mastery

    Code:
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    Whirling Wolf III (2M-6F-12D)
    Level 25 Lawful Neutral Human Female
    (6 Fighter \ 2 Monk \ 12 Druid \ 5 Epic) 
    Hit Points: 379
    Spell Points: 667 
    BAB: 16\16\21\26\26
    Fortitude: 18
    Reflex: 11
    Will: 15
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (32 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 25)
    Strength             17                    26
    Dexterity            14                    14
    Constitution         14                    14
    Intelligence         11                    13
    Wisdom               12                    14
    Charisma              8                     8
    
    Tomes Used
    +2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 7
    
    Level 1 (Monk)
    Feat: (Selected) Cleave
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Power Attack
    Feat: (Human Bonus) Toughness
    Feat: (Automatic) AC Bonus
    Feat: (Automatic) Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Defensive Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Breezes
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Candles
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Pebbles
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Puddles
    Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Kama
    Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Shuriken
    Feat: (Automatic) Finishing Moves
    Feat: (Automatic) Flurry of Blows
    Feat: (Automatic) Heroic Durability
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Handaxe
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Club
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Dagger
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Heavy Crossbow
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Light Crossbow
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Quarterstaff
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Unarmed
    Feat: (Automatic) Sneak
    Feat: (Automatic) Unarmed Strike
    
    
    Level 2 (Monk)
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Dodge
    Feat: (Automatic) Evasion
    Feat: (Automatic) Meditation
    Feat: (Automatic) Sunder
    Feat: (Automatic) Trip
    
    
    Level 3 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Shield Mastery
    Feat: (Automatic) Call Wolf Companion
    Feat: (Automatic) Dismiss Charm
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Oath
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Spontaneous Casting
    Feat: (Automatic) Light Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Magical Training
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Scimitar
    Feat: (Automatic) Medium Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Shield Proficiency (General)
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 4 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Wolf
    Feat: (Automatic) Goodberry
    
    
    Level 5 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 6 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave
    
    
    Level 7 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Bear
    
    
    Level 8 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    
    
    Level 9 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Mobility
    Feat: (Automatic) Improved Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 10 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Winter Wolf
    
    
    Level 11 (Druid)
    Feat: (Automatic) Poison Immunity
    
    
    Level 12 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    
    
    Level 13 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 14 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 15 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Spring Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Heavy Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency (ALL)
    Feat: (Automatic) Tower Shield Proficiency
    
    
    Level 16 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Combat Expertise
    
    
    Level 17 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 18 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Whirlwind Attack
    
    
    Level 19 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 20 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Critical: Bludgeoning Weapons
    
    
    Level 21 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Shield Mastery
    
    
    Level 22 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 23 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 24 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Overwhelming Critical
    
    
    Level 25 (Fighter)
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost I
    Enhancement: Druid Aggravate I
    Enhancement: Druid Aggravate II
    Enhancement: Druid Beastial Nature I
    Enhancement: Druid Beastial Nature II
    Enhancement: Druid Fatal Harrier
    Enhancement: Druid Nature's Warrior I
    Enhancement: Druid Nature's Warrior II
    Enhancement: Druid Reaving Roar
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake I
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake II
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter I
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter II
    Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy I
    Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy II
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Sunder) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Sunder) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Trip) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Trip) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Flanking Mastery I
    Enhancement: Human Adaptability Strength I
    Enhancement: Human Greater Adaptability Wisdom I
    Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery I
    Enhancement: Human Versatility I
    Enhancement: Human Versatility II
    Enhancement: Human Versatility III
    Enhancement: Human Versatility IV
    Enhancement: Way of the Faithful Hound I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate I
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate II
    Enhancement: Druid Strength I
    Enhancement: Druid Strength II
    Enhancement: Druid Wisdom I
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness I
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness II
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness III
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness IV


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    Natural Born Killer
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    The second build -- the latest version of Natural Born Killer -- is a more serious druid melee build.

    This build uses sword & board with light armor in winter wolf form. Accordingly, it is Natures Warrior and Stalwart Defender.

    Some Perks:
    -Cleave and Great Cleave
    -Improved Shield Mastery
    -Combat Expertise
    -Stunning Blow
    -Improved Trip
    -Improved Sunder
    -3 x Natural Fighting
    -Overwhelming Critical
    -Reaving Roar
    -Fatal Harrier

    Code:
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    Natural Born Killer (2M-6F-12D)
    Level 25 Lawful Neutral Half-Elf Female
    (6 Fighter \ 2 Monk \ 12 Druid \ 5 Epic) 
    Hit Points: 404
    Spell Points: 646 
    BAB: 16\16\21\26\26
    Fortitude: 19
    Reflex: 12
    Will: 14
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (32 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 25)
    Strength             18                    30
    Dexterity            14                    16
    Constitution         14                    16
    Intelligence         10                    13
    Wisdom               10                    12
    Charisma              8                    10
    
    Tomes Used
    +3 Tome of Strength used at level 11
    +2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 11
    +2 Tome of Constitution used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Intelligence used at level 11
    +2 Tome of Wisdom used at level 11
    +2 Tome of Charisma used at level 11
    
    Level 1 (Monk)
    Feat: (Selected) Cleave
    Feat: (Half-Elf Dilettante) Half-Elf Dilettante: Rogue
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Power Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) AC Bonus
    Feat: (Automatic) Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Defensive Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Breezes
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Candles
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Pebbles
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Puddles
    Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Kama
    Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Shuriken
    Feat: (Automatic) Finishing Moves
    Feat: (Automatic) Flurry of Blows
    Feat: (Automatic) Half-Elven Keen Senses
    Feat: (Automatic) Half-Elven Mixed Heritage
    Feat: (Automatic) Half-Elven Social Graces (ALL)
    Feat: (Automatic) Heroic Durability
    Feat: (Automatic) Immunity to Sleep
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Handaxe
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Club
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Dagger
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Heavy Crossbow
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Light Crossbow
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Quarterstaff
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Unarmed
    Feat: (Automatic) Sneak
    Feat: (Automatic) Unarmed Strike
    
    
    Level 2 (Monk)
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Toughness
    Feat: (Automatic) Evasion
    Feat: (Automatic) Meditation
    Feat: (Automatic) Sunder
    Feat: (Automatic) Trip
    
    
    Level 3 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Shield Mastery
    Feat: (Automatic) Call Wolf Companion
    Feat: (Automatic) Dismiss Charm
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Oath
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Spontaneous Casting
    Feat: (Automatic) Light Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Magical Training
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Scimitar
    Feat: (Automatic) Medium Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Shield Proficiency (General)
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 4 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Wolf
    Feat: (Automatic) Goodberry
    
    
    Level 5 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 6 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave
    
    
    Level 7 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Bear
    
    
    Level 8 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    
    
    Level 9 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Stunning Blow
    Feat: (Automatic) Improved Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 10 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Winter Wolf
    
    
    Level 11 (Druid)
    Feat: (Automatic) Poison Immunity
    
    
    Level 12 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    
    
    Level 13 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Dire Bear
    
    
    Level 14 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 15 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Shield Mastery
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Heavy Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency (ALL)
    Feat: (Automatic) Tower Shield Proficiency
    
    
    Level 16 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Critical: Bludgeoning Weapons
    
    
    Level 17 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 18 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Combat Expertise
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    
    
    Level 19 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 20 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Trip
    
    
    Level 21 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Overwhelming Critical
    
    
    Level 22 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 23 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 24 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Sunder
    
    
    Level 25 (Fighter)
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost I
    Enhancement: Druid Aggravate I
    Enhancement: Druid Aggravate II
    Enhancement: Druid Beastial Nature I
    Enhancement: Druid Beastial Nature II
    Enhancement: Druid Fatal Harrier
    Enhancement: Druid Nature's Warrior I
    Enhancement: Druid Nature's Warrior II
    Enhancement: Druid Reaving Roar
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake I
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake II
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter I
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter II
    Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy I
    Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy II
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Sunder) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Sunder) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Trip) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Trip) II
    Enhancement: Improved Rogue Dilettante I
    Enhancement: Improved Rogue Dilettante II
    Enhancement: Human Adaptability Strength I
    Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery I
    Enhancement: Human Versatility I
    Enhancement: Human Versatility II
    Enhancement: Human Versatility III
    Enhancement: Human Versatility IV
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate I
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate II
    Enhancement: Druid Strength I
    Enhancement: Druid Strength II
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness I
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness II
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness III
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness IV


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    Rogue Wolf
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    The third build is called the Rogue Wolf:

    As one might expect, it is a rogue in winter wolf form. However, you may wish to pop out of animal form to do traps for the +2 difference in int. In any case, this build evolved out of my attempt to take advantage of the shifting rake enhancement, which automatically triggers a sunder effect when you use a bluff attack. In theory, this should also apply to the improved feint feat, which makes an arc of bluff attacks in front of the player. However, I have not yet tested this.

    This build uses sword & board with light armor in winter wolf form.

    Some Perks:
    -Trapping/Unlocking Skills
    -Improved Feint (Frontal Arc of Bluff Attacks)
    -High Sneak Attack Damage
    -Cleave and Great Cleave
    -Improved Shield Mastery
    -Combat Expertise
    -Stunning Blow
    -3 x Natural Fighting
    -Overwhelming Critical
    -Fatal Harrier
    -Improved Uncanny Dodge

    Code:
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    Rogue Wolf (9D-2F-9Rog)
    Level 25 Neutral Good Human Female
    (2 Fighter \ 9 Rogue \ 9 Druid \ 5 Epic) 
    Hit Points: 368
    Spell Points: 496 
    BAB: 14\14\19\24
    Fortitude: 15
    Reflex: 14
    Will: 11
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (32 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 25)
    Strength             16                    28
    Dexterity            15                    20
    Constitution         14                    17
    Intelligence         14                    17
    Wisdom               10                    14
    Charisma              8                    11
    
    Tomes Used
    +3 Tome of Strength used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Dexterity used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Constitution used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Intelligence used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Wisdom used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Charisma used at level 11
    
    Level 1 (Rogue)
    Feat: (Human Bonus) Power Attack
    Feat: (Selected) Toughness
    Feat: (Automatic) Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Heroic Durability
    Feat: (Automatic) Light Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Rapier
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Shortsword
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Shortbow
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Sneak
    Feat: (Automatic) Sneak Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Trapfinding
    
    
    Level 2 (Rogue)
    Feat: (Automatic) Defensive Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Evasion
    Feat: (Automatic) Sunder
    Feat: (Automatic) Trip
    
    
    Level 3 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Cleave
    Feat: (Automatic) Call Wolf Companion
    Feat: (Automatic) Dismiss Charm
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Oath
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Spontaneous Casting
    Feat: (Automatic) Magical Training
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Scimitar
    Feat: (Automatic) Medium Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Shield Proficiency (General)
    Feat: (Automatic) Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 4 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Wolf
    Feat: (Automatic) Goodberry
    
    
    Level 5 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 6 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave
    
    
    Level 7 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Bear
    
    
    Level 8 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    
    
    Level 9 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Combat Expertise
    Feat: (Automatic) Improved Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 10 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Winter Wolf
    
    
    Level 11 (Druid)
    Feat: (Automatic) Poison Immunity
    
    
    Level 12 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Critical: Bludgeoning Weapons
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Heavy Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency (ALL)
    Feat: (Automatic) Tower Shield Proficiency
    
    
    Level 13 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Feint
    
    
    Level 14 (Rogue)
    Feat: (Automatic) Trap Sense
    
    
    Level 15 (Rogue)
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Trapmaking
    Feat: (Automatic) Uncanny Dodge
    Feat: (Automatic) Uncanny Dodge (Dodge Bonus)
    
    
    Level 16 (Rogue)
    Ability Raise: STR
    
    
    Level 17 (Rogue)
    
    
    Level 18 (Rogue)
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    
    
    Level 19 (Rogue)
    Feat: (Automatic) Improved Uncanny Dodge
    
    
    Level 20 (Rogue)
    Ability Raise: STR
    
    
    Level 21 (Rogue)
    Feat: (Selected) Overwhelming Critical
    
    
    Level 22 (Rogue)
    
    
    Level 23 (Rogue)
    
    
    Level 24 (Rogue)
    Feat: (Selected) Stunning Blow
    
    
    Level 25 (Rogue)
    Enhancement: Rogue Skill Boost I
    Enhancement: Rogue Skill Boost II
    Enhancement: Rogue Skill Boost III
    Enhancement: Druid Beastial Nature I
    Enhancement: Druid Fatal Harrier
    Enhancement: Druid Nature's Warrior I
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake I
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake II
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake III
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter I
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter II
    Enhancement: Rogue Sonic Trap Lore I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) I
    Enhancement: Human Adaptability Strength I
    Enhancement: Human Greater Adaptability Dexterity I
    Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery I
    Enhancement: Human Versatility I
    Enhancement: Human Versatility II
    Enhancement: Human Versatility III
    Enhancement: Human Versatility IV
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
    Enhancement: Rogue Mechanic I
    Enhancement: Rogue Sneak Attack Training I
    Enhancement: Rogue Sneak Attack Training II
    Enhancement: Rogue Sneak Attack Training III
    Enhancement: Improved Bluff I
    Enhancement: Improved Bluff II
    Enhancement: Improved Bluff III
    Enhancement: Improved Disable Device I
    Enhancement: Improved Disable Device II
    Enhancement: Improved Open Lock I
    Enhancement: Improved Open Lock II
    Enhancement: Rogue Dexterity I
    Enhancement: Druid Strength I
    Enhancement: Druid Strength II
    Enhancement: Druid Wisdom I
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness I
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness II
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness III
    Enhancement: Rogue Improved Trap Sense I
    Put skill points into balance, bluff, search, disable device, and open lock.



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    Whirling Wolf Tank
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    This is a tactical tank version of the Whirling Wolf. It could also be a whirling bear, even though that doesn't have as nice of a ring to it. I opted for wolf since bear form with a tank/tactical build seems too one-sided to me.

    It uses sword & board in winter wolf form.

    Some Perks:
    -Cleave and Great Cleave
    -Whirling Attack
    -Improved Shield Mastery
    -Stunning Blow
    -Combat Expertise
    -Improved Trip
    -Overwhelming Critical
    -Reaving Roar
    -Stalwart Defender II


    Code:
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    Wolf Tank (8D-12F)
    Level 25 True Neutral Dwarf Female
    (12 Fighter \ 8 Druid \ 5 Epic) 
    Hit Points: 486
    Spell Points: 415 
    BAB: 18\18\23\28\28
    Fortitude: 19
    Reflex: 8
    Will: 10
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (32 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 25)
    Strength             16                    24
    Dexterity            14                    14
    Constitution         18                    20
    Intelligence         10                    13
    Wisdom               10                    10
    Charisma              8                     8
    
    Tomes Used
    +2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 7
    +3 Tome of Strength used at level 11
    
    Level 1 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Toughness
    Feat: (Automatic) Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Call Wolf Companion
    Feat: (Automatic) Dismiss Charm
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Oath
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Spontaneous Casting
    Feat: (Automatic) Dwarven Stability
    Feat: (Automatic) Dwarven Stonecutting
    Feat: (Automatic) Heroic Durability
    Feat: (Automatic) Light Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Magical Training
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Scimitar
    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) Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 2 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Wolf
    Feat: (Automatic) Defensive Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Goodberry
    Feat: (Automatic) Sunder
    Feat: (Automatic) Trip
    
    
    Level 3 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Cleave
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Power Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Dwarven Waraxe
    Feat: (Automatic) Heavy Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency (ALL)
    Feat: (Automatic) Tower Shield Proficiency
    
    
    Level 4 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: INT
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Shield Mastery
    
    
    Level 5 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 6 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave
    
    
    Level 7 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Bear
    
    
    Level 8 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    
    
    Level 9 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Combat Expertise
    Feat: (Automatic) Improved Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 10 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Winter Wolf
    
    
    Level 11 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 12 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Critical: Bludgeoning Weapons
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Shield Mastery
    
    
    Level 13 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 14 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Trip
    
    
    Level 15 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Stunning Blow
    
    
    Level 16 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Dodge
    
    
    Level 17 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 18 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Mobility
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Spring Attack
    
    
    Level 19 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 20 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Whirlwind Attack
    
    
    Level 21 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 22 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 23 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 24 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 25 (Fighter)
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost I
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost II
    Enhancement: Druid Aggravate I
    Enhancement: Druid Aggravate II
    Enhancement: Druid Beastial Nature I
    Enhancement: Druid Nature's Warrior I
    Enhancement: Druid Reaving Roar
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake I
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Armor Mastery I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Constitution I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Constitution II
    Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense II
    Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense III
    Enhancement: Dwarven Tactics I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Tactics II
    Enhancement: Dwarven Tactics III
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Mastery I
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender I
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender II
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Trip) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Trip) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Item Defense I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness III
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness IV
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate I
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate II
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate III
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate IV
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness I
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness II
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness III
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness IV
    Put skill points into balance and intimidate.



    See http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread...lease-Critique for a 2F/9M/9D build.

    (This post is mainly for my own reference. However, comments/criticisms are very welcome.)

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    Default Whirling Wolf/Bear Tank

    This is a tactical tank version of the Whirling Wolf. It could also be a whirling bear, even though that doesn't have as nice of a ring to it. I opted for wolf since bear form with a tank/tactical build seems to one-sided to me.

    Here it is:

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    Wolf or Bear Tank (8D-12F)
    Level 25 True Neutral Dwarf Female
    (12 Fighter \ 8 Druid \ 5 Epic) 
    Hit Points: 486
    Spell Points: 415 
    BAB: 18\18\23\28\28
    Fortitude: 19
    Reflex: 8
    Will: 10
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (32 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 25)
    Strength             16                    24
    Dexterity            14                    14
    Constitution         18                    20
    Intelligence         10                    13
    Wisdom               10                    10
    Charisma              8                     8
    
    Tomes Used
    +2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 7
    +3 Tome of Strength used at level 11
    
    Level 1 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Toughness
    Feat: (Automatic) Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Call Wolf Companion
    Feat: (Automatic) Dismiss Charm
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Oath
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Spontaneous Casting
    Feat: (Automatic) Dwarven Stability
    Feat: (Automatic) Dwarven Stonecutting
    Feat: (Automatic) Heroic Durability
    Feat: (Automatic) Light Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Magical Training
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Scimitar
    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) Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 2 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Wolf
    Feat: (Automatic) Defensive Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Goodberry
    Feat: (Automatic) Sunder
    Feat: (Automatic) Trip
    
    
    Level 3 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Cleave
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Power Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Dwarven Waraxe
    Feat: (Automatic) Heavy Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency (ALL)
    Feat: (Automatic) Tower Shield Proficiency
    
    
    Level 4 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: INT
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Shield Mastery
    
    
    Level 5 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 6 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave
    
    
    Level 7 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Bear
    
    
    Level 8 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    
    
    Level 9 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Combat Expertise
    Feat: (Automatic) Improved Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 10 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Winter Wolf
    
    
    Level 11 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 12 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Critical: Bludgeoning Weapons
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Shield Mastery
    
    
    Level 13 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 14 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Trip
    
    
    Level 15 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Stunning Blow
    
    
    Level 16 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Dodge
    
    
    Level 17 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 18 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Mobility
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Spring Attack
    
    
    Level 19 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 20 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Whirlwind Attack
    
    
    Level 21 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 22 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 23 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 24 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 25 (Fighter)
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost I
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost II
    Enhancement: Druid Aggravate I
    Enhancement: Druid Aggravate II
    Enhancement: Druid Beastial Nature I
    Enhancement: Druid Nature's Warrior I
    Enhancement: Druid Reaving Roar
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake I
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Armor Mastery I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Constitution I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Constitution II
    Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense II
    Enhancement: Dwarven Spell Defense III
    Enhancement: Dwarven Tactics I
    Enhancement: Dwarven Tactics II
    Enhancement: Dwarven Tactics III
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Mastery I
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender I
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender II
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Trip) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Trip) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Item Defense I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness III
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness IV
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate I
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate II
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate III
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate IV
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness I
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness II
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness III
    Enhancement: Fighter Toughness IV
    Put skill points into balance and intimidate.

    I know that tanks are nearly extinct. However, I came up with this build while being frustrated that you need nine levels of druid to open up the natural fighting feats. This prevents you from nice 8/12 splits with druid and fighter or monk for example. However, I realized that the 8/12 split would work on a more defensive and tactical build, which could take wolf or bear form while using sword and board.

    Please critique.

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    Default Not enough time

    to craft any solid critiques, but I enjoyed reading your ideas.

    +1

    I really enjoy shapeshifted combat even though it has lots of really stupid mechanics on the devs' part (attacks considered spells, weapon effects, etc)
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    Default Natural Born Killer V

    Here's another Natural Born Killer. This one is a vanilla melee build with a focus on flexibility. You can use either wolf or bear form. It uses light armor with sword & board.

    Some features are:
    -Cleave and Great Cleave
    -Improved Shield Mastery
    -Combat Expertise
    -Stunning Blow
    -Improved Trip
    -Improved Sunder
    -3 x Natural Fighting
    -Overwhelming Critical
    -Reaving Roar
    -Fatal Harrier


    Natural Born Killer V:

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    Natural Born Killer (2M-6F-12D)
    Level 25 Lawful Neutral Half-Elf Female
    (6 Fighter \ 2 Monk \ 12 Druid \ 5 Epic) 
    Hit Points: 404
    Spell Points: 646 
    BAB: 16\16\21\26\26
    Fortitude: 19
    Reflex: 12
    Will: 14
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (32 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 25)
    Strength             18                    30
    Dexterity            14                    16
    Constitution         14                    16
    Intelligence         10                    13
    Wisdom               10                    12
    Charisma              8                    10
    
    Tomes Used
    +3 Tome of Strength used at level 11
    +2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 11
    +2 Tome of Constitution used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Intelligence used at level 11
    +2 Tome of Wisdom used at level 11
    +2 Tome of Charisma used at level 11
    
    Level 1 (Monk)
    Feat: (Selected) Cleave
    Feat: (Half-Elf Dilettante) Half-Elf Dilettante: Rogue
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Power Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) AC Bonus
    Feat: (Automatic) Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Defensive Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Breezes
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Candles
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Pebbles
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Puddles
    Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Kama
    Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Shuriken
    Feat: (Automatic) Finishing Moves
    Feat: (Automatic) Flurry of Blows
    Feat: (Automatic) Half-Elven Keen Senses
    Feat: (Automatic) Half-Elven Mixed Heritage
    Feat: (Automatic) Half-Elven Social Graces (ALL)
    Feat: (Automatic) Heroic Durability
    Feat: (Automatic) Immunity to Sleep
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Handaxe
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Club
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Dagger
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Heavy Crossbow
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Light Crossbow
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Quarterstaff
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Unarmed
    Feat: (Automatic) Sneak
    Feat: (Automatic) Unarmed Strike
    
    
    Level 2 (Monk)
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Toughness
    Feat: (Automatic) Evasion
    Feat: (Automatic) Meditation
    Feat: (Automatic) Sunder
    Feat: (Automatic) Trip
    
    
    Level 3 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Shield Mastery
    Feat: (Automatic) Call Wolf Companion
    Feat: (Automatic) Dismiss Charm
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Oath
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Spontaneous Casting
    Feat: (Automatic) Light Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Magical Training
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Scimitar
    Feat: (Automatic) Medium Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Shield Proficiency (General)
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 4 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Wolf
    Feat: (Automatic) Goodberry
    
    
    Level 5 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 6 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave
    
    
    Level 7 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Bear
    
    
    Level 8 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    
    
    Level 9 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Stunning Blow
    Feat: (Automatic) Improved Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 10 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Winter Wolf
    
    
    Level 11 (Druid)
    Feat: (Automatic) Poison Immunity
    
    
    Level 12 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    
    
    Level 13 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Dire Bear
    
    
    Level 14 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 15 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Shield Mastery
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Heavy Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency (ALL)
    Feat: (Automatic) Tower Shield Proficiency
    
    
    Level 16 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Critical: Bludgeoning Weapons
    
    
    Level 17 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 18 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Combat Expertise
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    
    
    Level 19 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 20 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Trip
    
    
    Level 21 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Overwhelming Critical
    Feat: (Automatic) Epic Skills
    
    
    Level 22 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 23 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 24 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Sunder
    
    
    Level 25 (Fighter)
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost I
    Enhancement: Druid Aggravate I
    Enhancement: Druid Aggravate II
    Enhancement: Druid Beastial Nature I
    Enhancement: Druid Beastial Nature II
    Enhancement: Druid Fatal Harrier
    Enhancement: Druid Nature's Warrior I
    Enhancement: Druid Nature's Warrior II
    Enhancement: Druid Reaving Roar
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake I
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake II
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter I
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter II
    Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy I
    Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy II
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Sunder) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Sunder) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Trip) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Trip) II
    Enhancement: Improved Rogue Dilettante I
    Enhancement: Improved Rogue Dilettante II
    Enhancement: Human Adaptability Strength I
    Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery I
    Enhancement: Human Versatility I
    Enhancement: Human Versatility II
    Enhancement: Human Versatility III
    Enhancement: Human Versatility IV
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate I
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate II
    Enhancement: Druid Strength I
    Enhancement: Druid Strength II
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness I
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness II
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness III
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness IV
    Put skill points into balance and intimidate.

    Critiques/Comments appreciated.

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    Default So far, so good.

    I'm playing all three builds in the OP. The are currently at levels 12, 13, 10, respectively.

    The Natural Born Killer III build is especially strong, clearly beyond merely flavor, but I have no complaints regarding the other builds.

    I know the Whirling Wolf will be tons of fun once I have the whirling attack, even if it makes some small compromises to get it. All the extra dodge bonus from the prerequisite feats for whirling attack will be nice too.

    Likewise, the Rogue Wolf will be especially fun when I get improved feint.

    These builds are so far so fun and effective that I've been playing them nearly non-stop.

    More soon to come.

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    I'm currently at level 15 with the Natural Born Killer. The split is 2M/3F/10D. I'm debating whether to go with the 2M/6F/12D or the 2M/8F/10D build, and am leaning toward the former -- aka Natural Born Killer V. I think that having Nature's Warrior II, some extra spells slots, and dire bear form is worth losing one feat.

    I'm not much of a zerger, but this build is very solid and has no problem being on the front line. I'm typically first or second in the kills, for what little that is worth. (I'm waiting for the day they tally up damage done rather than merely kills.)

    I think that the Whirling Wolf build is also very good, and is at level 12 -- 2M/10D -- pretty much indistinguishable from the Natural Born Killer V. I'll think about it a little more, but as it stands, the Whirling Wolf split will remain 2M/8F/10D since the build benefits from the extra feat.

    One of the coolest things I've discovered on the Natural Born Killer is that at level 15, with only 10 levels of druid, my pet dog is still pretty awesome. The trick is to keep him alive by maxing cunning wolf, yelp (bluff), hamstring, and takedown rather than increasing any damage. Your pet needs to be stealthy and tactical to survive at higher levels. Equip him with effects like cursing or paralyzing collar and fearful or fortifying armor. In any case, I was surprised to still find the pet very useful even at level 15.

    One other thing you might want to do on these builds is to take one level of fighter early on -- for example, 2M then 1 or 2F then 10 or 12D -- as this give you full martial weapon proficiency. Weapon proficiency doesn't really matter for the most part since you are mostly in animal form. However, if you need to pop out of animal form to use a wand or perform some backup healing (to avoid the cooldown penalty), then being proficient in any weapon you equip becomes important.

    Lastly, I've started to play the tank build listed above in this thread. More to come.

    -savingsoul

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    Default Whirling Wolf III (Human)

    Here's an alternative, human version of the Whirling Wolf.

    This build uses sword & board with light armor in winter wolf form. Accordingly, it is Natures Warrior II and Stalwart Defender I.

    Some Perks:
    -Cleave and Great Cleave
    -Whirlwind Attack
    -Natural Fighting x 3
    -Improved Shield Mastery
    -Reaving Roar and Fatal Harrier
    -Winter Wolf and Dire Bear Form


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    Whirling Wolf III (2M-6F-12D)
    Level 25 Lawful Neutral Human Female
    (6 Fighter \ 2 Monk \ 12 Druid \ 5 Epic) 
    Hit Points: 379
    Spell Points: 667 
    BAB: 16\16\21\26\26
    Fortitude: 18
    Reflex: 11
    Will: 15
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (32 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 25)
    Strength             17                    26
    Dexterity            14                    14
    Constitution         14                    14
    Intelligence         11                    13
    Wisdom               12                    14
    Charisma              8                     8
    
    Tomes Used
    +2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 7
    
    Level 1 (Monk)
    Feat: (Selected) Cleave
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Power Attack
    Feat: (Human Bonus) Toughness
    Feat: (Automatic) AC Bonus
    Feat: (Automatic) Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Defensive Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Breezes
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Candles
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Pebbles
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Puddles
    Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Kama
    Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Shuriken
    Feat: (Automatic) Finishing Moves
    Feat: (Automatic) Flurry of Blows
    Feat: (Automatic) Heroic Durability
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Handaxe
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Club
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Dagger
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Heavy Crossbow
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Light Crossbow
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Quarterstaff
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Unarmed
    Feat: (Automatic) Sneak
    Feat: (Automatic) Unarmed Strike
    
    
    Level 2 (Monk)
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Dodge
    Feat: (Automatic) Evasion
    Feat: (Automatic) Meditation
    Feat: (Automatic) Sunder
    Feat: (Automatic) Trip
    
    
    Level 3 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Shield Mastery
    Feat: (Automatic) Call Wolf Companion
    Feat: (Automatic) Dismiss Charm
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Oath
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Spontaneous Casting
    Feat: (Automatic) Light Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Magical Training
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Scimitar
    Feat: (Automatic) Medium Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Shield Proficiency (General)
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 4 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Wolf
    Feat: (Automatic) Goodberry
    
    
    Level 5 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 6 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave
    
    
    Level 7 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Bear
    
    
    Level 8 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    
    
    Level 9 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Mobility
    Feat: (Automatic) Improved Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 10 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Winter Wolf
    
    
    Level 11 (Druid)
    Feat: (Automatic) Poison Immunity
    
    
    Level 12 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    
    
    Level 13 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 14 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 15 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Spring Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Heavy Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency (ALL)
    Feat: (Automatic) Tower Shield Proficiency
    
    
    Level 16 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Combat Expertise
    
    
    Level 17 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 18 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Whirlwind Attack
    
    
    Level 19 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 20 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Critical: Bludgeoning Weapons
    
    
    Level 21 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Shield Mastery
    
    
    Level 22 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 23 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 24 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Overwhelming Critical
    
    
    Level 25 (Fighter)
    Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost I
    Enhancement: Druid Aggravate I
    Enhancement: Druid Aggravate II
    Enhancement: Druid Beastial Nature I
    Enhancement: Druid Beastial Nature II
    Enhancement: Druid Fatal Harrier
    Enhancement: Druid Nature's Warrior I
    Enhancement: Druid Nature's Warrior II
    Enhancement: Druid Reaving Roar
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake I
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake II
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter I
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter II
    Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy I
    Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy II
    Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Sunder) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Sunder) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Trip) I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Trip) II
    Enhancement: Fighter Flanking Mastery I
    Enhancement: Human Adaptability Strength I
    Enhancement: Human Greater Adaptability Wisdom I
    Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery I
    Enhancement: Human Versatility I
    Enhancement: Human Versatility II
    Enhancement: Human Versatility III
    Enhancement: Human Versatility IV
    Enhancement: Way of the Faithful Hound I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate I
    Enhancement: Improved Intimidate II
    Enhancement: Druid Strength I
    Enhancement: Druid Strength II
    Enhancement: Druid Wisdom I
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness I
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness II
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness III
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness IV

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    Default Natural Born Killer VI

    Here is a bare bones version of the Natural Born Killer w/ access to the Heal spell.

    The build uses light armor w/ sword & board in winter wolf form.

    Some Perks:
    -Cleave and Great Cleave
    -Natural Fighting x 3
    -Improved Shield Mastery
    -Fatal Harrier
    -Winter Wolf and Dire Bear Form
    -Celerity
    -Heal


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    Natural Born Killer (2M-2F-16D)
    Level 20 Lawful Neutral Half-Elf Female
    (2 Fighter \ 2 Monk \ 16 Druid) 
    Hit Points: 326
    Spell Points: 965 
    BAB: 15\15\20\25\25
    Fortitude: 19
    Reflex: 10
    Will: 15
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (32 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 20)
    Strength             16                    23
    Dexterity            14                    14
    Constitution         16                    16
    Intelligence          8                     8
    Wisdom               14                    14
    Charisma              8                     8
    
    Level 1 (Monk)
    Feat: (Selected) Cleave
    Feat: (Half-Elf Dilettante) Half-Elf Dilettante: Rogue
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Power Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) AC Bonus
    Feat: (Automatic) Attack
    Feat: (Automatic) Defensive Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Breezes
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Candles
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Pebbles
    Feat: (Automatic) Disciple of Puddles
    Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Kama
    Feat: (Automatic) Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Shuriken
    Feat: (Automatic) Finishing Moves
    Feat: (Automatic) Flurry of Blows
    Feat: (Automatic) Half-Elven Keen Senses
    Feat: (Automatic) Half-Elven Mixed Heritage
    Feat: (Automatic) Half-Elven Social Graces (ALL)
    Feat: (Automatic) Heroic Durability
    Feat: (Automatic) Immunity to Sleep
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Handaxe
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Club
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Dagger
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Heavy Crossbow
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Light Crossbow
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Quarterstaff
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency: Unarmed
    Feat: (Automatic) Sneak
    Feat: (Automatic) Unarmed Strike
    
    
    Level 2 (Monk)
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Toughness
    Feat: (Automatic) Evasion
    Feat: (Automatic) Goodberry
    Feat: (Automatic) Meditation
    Feat: (Automatic) Sunder
    Feat: (Automatic) Trip
    
    
    Level 3 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Shield Mastery
    Feat: (Automatic) Call Wolf Companion
    Feat: (Automatic) Dismiss Charm
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Oath
    Feat: (Automatic) Druidic Spontaneous Casting
    Feat: (Automatic) Light Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Magical Training
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Scimitar
    Feat: (Automatic) Medium Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Shield Proficiency (General)
    Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 4 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Wolf
    Feat: (Automatic) Ki Strike: Magic
    Feat: (Automatic) Slow Fall
    
    
    Level 5 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 6 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave
    
    
    Level 7 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Bear
    
    
    Level 8 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    
    
    Level 9 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Stunning Blow
    Feat: (Automatic) Improved Wild Empathy
    
    
    Level 10 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Winter Wolf
    
    
    Level 11 (Druid)
    Feat: (Automatic) Poison Immunity
    
    
    Level 12 (Fighter)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Critical: Bludgeoning Weapons
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Heavy Armor Proficiency
    Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency (ALL)
    Feat: (Automatic) Tower Shield Proficiency
    
    
    Level 13 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Shield Mastery
    
    
    Level 14 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 15 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Dire Bear
    
    
    Level 16 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Feat: (Automatic) Thousand Faces
    
    
    Level 17 (Druid)
    Feat: (Druid Wild Shape) Wild Shape: Water Elemental
    
    
    Level 18 (Druid)
    Feat: (Selected) Natural Fighting
    Feat: (Automatic) Timeless Body
    
    
    Level 19 (Druid)
    
    
    Level 20 (Druid)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Enhancement: Druid Beastial Nature I
    Enhancement: Druid Beastial Nature II
    Enhancement: Druid Celerity
    Enhancement: Druid Essence of the Shrike I
    Enhancement: Druid Essence of the Shrike II
    Enhancement: Druid Fatal Harrier
    Enhancement: Druid Nature's Warrior I
    Enhancement: Druid Nature's Warrior II
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake I
    Enhancement: Druid Shifting Rake II
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter I
    Enhancement: Druid Vengeful Hunter II
    Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy I
    Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) I
    Enhancement: Improved Rogue Dilettante I
    Enhancement: Improved Rogue Dilettante II
    Enhancement: Human Adaptability Strength I
    Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery I
    Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery II
    Enhancement: Human Versatility I
    Enhancement: Human Versatility II
    Enhancement: Human Versatility III
    Enhancement: Human Versatility IV
    Enhancement: Way of the Faithful Hound I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
    Enhancement: Druid Waxing Life I
    Enhancement: Druid Waxing Life II
    Enhancement: Druid Zenith of Life I
    Enhancement: Druid Eminence of Life I
    Enhancement: Druid Eminence of Life II
    Enhancement: Druid Eminence of Life III
    Enhancement: Druid Eminence of Life IV
    Enhancement: Druid Strength I
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness I
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness II
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness III
    Enhancement: Druid Toughness IV

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    Default Natural Born Killer V, Whirling Wolf III, and Wolf Tank

    My Natural Born Killer V (NBK) character is currently at level 18. It does considerable damage, so much so that I have to manage agro much like an evoker sorcerer. Don't get me wrong, the NBK has decent AC and hp, far more so than the average sorc. However, if you're not careful, you can easily get this character killed.

    I'll have to get back to you on the Whirling Wolf, but it's been doing great so far. When it gets the whirling attack is when I plan to report again on it. I have opted to go with the Whirling Wolf III build, which is the human variation with 12D/6F/2M.

    Lastly, I have played the Wolf Tank (8D-12F) up to level 10 (2F-8D). Not much to report yet because it's too similar to the other builds at this level, and doing great.

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    Just curious, why lawful neutral and not lawful good?

    -Wolf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfridr2 View Post
    Just curious, why lawful neutral and not lawful good?

    -Wolf.
    Druids cannot go lawful good - they must be True Neutral, Lawful Neutral, Chaotic Neutral or Neutral Good.
    Lawful Neutral is required for monk (Lawful requirement), but you can only be one step away from Neutral as a druid.
    Also, Lawful Good doesn't give anything much anyway, if you ask me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by savingsoul View Post
    One other thing you might want to do on these builds is to take one level of fighter early on -- for example, 2M then 1 or 2F then 10 or 12D -- as this give you full martial weapon proficiency. Weapon proficiency doesn't really matter for the most part since you are mostly in animal form. However, if you need to pop out of animal form to use a wand or perform some backup healing (to avoid the cooldown penalty), then being proficient in any weapon you equip becomes important.

    Lastly, I've started to play the tank build listed above in this thread. More to come.

    -savingsoul
    Hello Savingsoul,

    iam giving nbk V a try and want to go 2m and third level and fouth as fighter. Do i keep the feat order as shown or must i make some changes?

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    How would you do the enhancements under the new system?

    -Wolf/Kris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfridr2 View Post
    How would you do the enhancements under the new system?

    -Wolf/Kris.
    I have startet with the NBK V Build and are now unsure if this concept ist still possible (and useful) with the new enhancement system...

    Maybe use the woodheart and build something new?

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    Default No worries.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rondra View Post
    I have startet with the NBK V Build and are now unsure if this concept ist still possible (and useful) with the new enhancement system...

    Maybe use the woodheart and build something new?
    I've set the enhancements for my NBK and Whirling Wolf under the new system and they are working great. Selecting the new enhancements depends partly on your style but for the most part is common sense. I was particularly happy to see that these builds can now get celerity. Awesome.

    If you take fighter levels earlier in the progression, you may have to switch around feats. I leveled up NBK and Whirling Wolf using the progressions I posted here and had no problems.

    In any case, I apologize, as I am not able to dedicate much time to these builds because I am a grad student starting a new semester and will be quite busy. Not sure if I'll get around to posting updated builds. I guess my disclaimer is that this was mainly a reference post for my own use.

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