Here's a question I don't have to answer immediately, since I'm leveling at Rogue and Ranger first. Please give perspective on Rogue2/Ranger18 over Rogue2/Ranger6/Fighter12. I'm wondering if it makes sense to level in later levels in fighter to take advantage of extra feats. To effectively use fighter, I would have to take Weapon Finesse to effectively use Dex, thought I imagine this char being more of an archer. This is my first time playing through ddo, so I don't know enough of the game mechanics at upper levels to make a good decision.
Here's the breakdown as I see it.
4 extra skill points per level over fighter
Improved Wild Empathy
3rd and 4th favored enemy
Hide in Plain sight
5 extra feats (assuming already used two for Improved Precise Shot and Greater Two Weapon Fighting)
Access to Weapon Specialization, Greater Weapon Focus, Greater Weapon Specialization
Access to better armor without spending feats - though then I would have to spend points to reduce armor penalties
All in all, addition of fighter would make his less skilled, less sneaky, but have more feats. Also, the fighter levels would allow path exploration in addition to ranger paths (Arcane Archer + Kensai?) Does the mix add for a better overall archer DPS and does that matter in endgame over better skills?
Thanks in advance for the perspective.