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    Community Member ivo_rocker's Avatar
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    Question Returning from a break, trying a Bard

    Hey guys, what's up? It has been a very long time since i last logged in on DDO, and once again im back. So, celebrating my lame return, i've decided that im sick of being a pure caster, but also couldn't care less about being a pure melee or ranger. That's why i choose to play a bard, having roleplayed one in skyrim for half a year.
    I have 32pt builds, Vale, Reaver's, zero tomes or money. I was thinking of making a pure bard Virtuoso (having read about the benefits of such prestige), but i have no idea whatsoever of how to build one nowadays. Not planning to play anything harder than vale, i want to be able to tackle such chalenges by cc, minor healing and, of course, some (even if laughable) dps.
    Any suggestion is welcome, but i'd probably pay far more attention to those that make a suggestion within the parameters that i mentioned. Again, i have no money whatsoever (too much goes to my rent... so no gaming money), so buying stuff in RL it's not gonna happen. Thank you alot for any help, and i hope to see ya all 'round Stormreach.
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    Community Member Lauf's Avatar
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    here's a pure virtuoso build, twf (as not to break fascinate for more than 1 mob at a time).
    the feat Skill Focus: Perform is taken early in order to allow you to pick up virtuoso at level 6. you would probably want to swap it out for toughness once you're able to take the Bard Extra Song IV enhancement (which would also qualify you for virtuoso).
    the level 18 feat is open, meaning you can take whatever feat you want at that slot without breaking the build in any way.
    a 2nd toughness, magical training, empower healing, maximize, all valid options, to name a few.

    first attribute level up should go into dex, the rest into strength.

    hope this helps, enjoy your bard

    Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 03.16.01
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    Level 20 Neutral Good Human Male
    (20 Bard) 
    Hit Points: 180
    Spell Points: 641 
    BAB: 15\15\20\25\25
    Fortitude: 8
    Reflex: 15
    Will: 11
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (32 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 20)
    Strength             16                    20
    Dexterity            16                    17
    Constitution         14                    14
    Intelligence          8                     8
    Wisdom                8                     8
    Charisma             14                    18
    Level 1 (Bard)
    Feat: (Selected) Power Attack
    Feat: (Human Bonus) Two Weapon Fighting
    Level 2 (Bard)
    Level 3 (Bard)
    Feat: (Selected) Skill Focus: Perform  --- Prestige pre-requisite, swap it out for toughness once you're able to take the Bard Extra Song IV enhancement (which would also qualify you for virtuoso) 
    Level 4 (Bard)
    Level 5 (Bard)
    Level 6 (Bard)
    Feat: (Selected) Extend Spell
    Level 7 (Bard)
    Level 8 (Bard)
    Level 9 (Bard)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Two Weapon Fighting
    Level 10 (Bard)
    Level 11 (Bard)
    Level 12 (Bard)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Piercing Weapons
    Level 13 (Bard)
    Level 14 (Bard)
    Level 15 (Bard)
    Feat: (Selected) Greater Two Weapon Fighting
    Level 16 (Bard)
    Level 17 (Bard)
    Level 18 (Bard)
    Feat: (Selected) Oversized Two Weapon Fighting
    Level 19 (Bard)
    Level 20 (Bard)
    Enhancement: Bard Extra Song I
    Enhancement: Bard Extra Song II
    Enhancement: Bard Extra Song III
    Enhancement: Bard Extra Song IV
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Attack I
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Attack II
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Attack III
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage I
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage II
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage III
    Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song I
    Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song II
    Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song III
    Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song IV
    Enhancement: Bard Music of Makers
    Enhancement: Bard Music of the Dead
    Enhancement: Bard Virtuoso I
    Enhancement: Bard Virtuoso II
    Enhancement: Bard Musical Prodigy
    Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery I
    Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery II
    Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery III
    Enhancement: Improved Perform I
    Enhancement: Improved Perform II
    Enhancement: Bard Song Magic I
    Enhancement: Bard Song Magic II
    Enhancement: Bard Song Magic III
    Enhancement: Bard Song Magic IV
    Enhancement: Bard Charisma I
    Enhancement: Bard Charisma II

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