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    Post Looking for a nice caster or ranged build to play when not on my completionist

    My main always tr's with guildies because we make sure we can fill every role so we dont have to pug at all we all hate pugs. I am looking for something to play off to the side.

    I lvl way faster than them and have a little more time to play.


    I need something tht hits from a distance i cant play a melee.
    I have all races/classes and 32 point build and could farm most equipment due to owning almost all packs.

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    I'm running through a life as Human 2ROG/6ART/12WIZ (Battle Engineer & Archmage: Conjuration) and it's damn fun. Not sure how DCs will look in epic for webs, but with Acid Rain + Web on heroic you pin down a lot/most mobs and just open up with the repeater. I built with Insightful Reflexes but you could easily swap that to Manyshot and be more party oriented. You also take the Construct Essence feat for self heals. It's different than the usual monkcher that everyone else will suggest even if it is a straight forward 2/6/12 build.

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    Hard to go wrong with a WF arcane...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firepants View Post
    I'm running through a life as Human 2ROG/6ART/12WIZ (Battle Engineer & Archmage: Conjuration) and it's damn fun. .
    Have any more information on this build, particularly your level order? Looks very interesting.

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    Why not have a caster and ranged dps? You really can't go wrong with a WF artificer. Its the ddo easy button if there ever was one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romaunt View Post
    Have any more information on this build, particularly your level order? Looks very interesting.
    Here's my build:

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    Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 03.16.01
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    Gef 
    Level 25 True Neutral Human Male
    (2 Rogue \ 12 Wizard \ 6 Artificer \ 5 Epic) 
    Hit Points: 348
    Spell Points: 1920 
    BAB: 11\11\16\21
    Fortitude: 11
    Reflex: 19
    Will: 14
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (36 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 25)
    Strength              8                    12
    Dexterity            16                    22
    Constitution         16                    20
    Intelligence         18                    30
    Wisdom                8                    12
    Charisma              8                    12
    
    Tomes Used
    +1 Tome of Strength used at level 3
    +1 Tome of Dexterity used at level 3
    +1 Tome of Constitution used at level 3
    +1 Tome of Intelligence used at level 3
    +1 Tome of Wisdom used at level 3
    +1 Tome of Charisma used at level 3
    +2 Tome of Strength used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Constitution used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Wisdom used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Charisma used at level 7
    +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
    +4 Tome of Strength used at level 15
    +4 Tome of Dexterity used at level 15
    +4 Tome of Constitution used at level 15
    +4 Tome of Intelligence used at level 15
    +4 Tome of Wisdom used at level 15
    +4 Tome of Charisma used at level 15
    
    Level 1 (Rogue)
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Rogue
    Feat: (Selected) Point Blank Shot
    Feat: (Human Bonus) Rapid Shot
    
    
    Level 2 (Rogue)
    
    
    Level 3 (Artificer)
    Feat: (Selected) Toughness
    
    
    Level 4 (Artificer)
    
    
    Level 5 (Artificer)
    
    
    Level 6 (Artificer)
    Feat: (Artificer Bonus) Construct Essence
    Feat: (Selected) Precise Shot
    
    
    Level 7 (Artificer)
    
    
    Level 8 (Artificer)
    
    
    Level 9 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Mental Toughness
    Feat: (Selected) Spell Focus: Conjuration
    
    
    Level 10 (Wizard)
    
    
    Level 11 (Wizard)
    
    
    Level 12 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Selected) Insightful Reflexes
    
    
    Level 13 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Maximize Spell
    
    
    Level 14 (Wizard)
    
    
    Level 15 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Selected) Greater Spell Focus: Conjuration
    
    
    Level 16 (Wizard)
    
    
    Level 17 (Wizard)
    
    
    Level 18 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Ranged Weapons
    Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Quicken Spell
    
    
    Level 19 (Wizard)
    
    
    Level 20 (Wizard)
    
    
    Level 21 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Selected) Combat Archery
    
    
    Level 22 (Wizard)
    
    
    Level 23 (Wizard)
    
    
    Level 24 (Wizard)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Precise Shot
    
    
    Level 25 (Wizard)
    Obviously you can swap feats around a bit - depends on your play style. I tend to focus on ranged damage and use webs for CC and with that in mind I might be swapping in ESF: Conjuration instead of Combat Archery and work in ways to beef up my web DCs for epic through Epic Destinies, but at this point (level 19) I still lock most everything down. There's also the argument to swap out Insightful Reflexes for Heighten to further improve Web DCs, I haven't tried it yet but again, I'm not in epic levels yet with it so I can't really judge how it'll perform. Based on experience, it should work fine in Epic Hards and probably have reasonable staying power in most EEs.

    I maxxed out both the Recon and Acid spell lines. Gear will make this toon shine, but even with some fairly easy to get stuff at level he's definitely very functional and excels when in a party (locking down mobs so that the party can house em while dousing them with Acid Rain and a hail of crossbow bolts tends to just work). He also has full UMD and Rogue skills, Wizard buffs, some Arti buffs, and the flexibility to wear some Medium & Light armors while still casting with 0 fail chance. End game I'll have him decked in some sort of Blue Dragon Scale or possibly Black and probably running around in either Shiradi or Draconic. Ideally with a triple Earth Alchemical Heavy Repeater (not done yet!) among the usual Swiss Army Knife sets of other repeaters and rune arms.

    If anyone has some ideas on tweaks & gear, I'd love to hear them.
    Last edited by Firepants; 07-24-2013 at 12:01 PM.

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    If you're thinking more towards lvl 20+ stuff I think a 12wiz archmage/6 ranger AA/2 rogue or monk would be a ton of fun. Shoot for Shiradi so no need for high caster stat at 20. High burst damage from Manyshot and then Shiradi with magic/chain missile SLA's.

    Wouldn't be some sort of uber ownage ridiculous end-game build but I've yet to see anything like it and I'd guarantee that it would be fun to play.

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