I'd like to start of by saying this build is insane and I wouldn't recommend it outside of Static Groups.
Okay that said a friend of mine asked me to convert his PnP character (A Half-Elven Sorcerer AA) to DDO...long back story short his Half-Elven Father was an Archer and his Elven Mother was a Sorcerer and growing up his character wanted to impress both so under their tutelage he combined his skill with a bow with the innate magical energies flowing through him inherited from his mother to become a Arcane Archer.
Now since Sorcs only have 1 prestige class right now the build will obviously go Savant. Air Savant was chosen for two reasons one the enhanced ability to control "Air" suits an archer in our opinion and two frankly lightning spells just look awesome in DDO. AA is of course required but unfortunately will not be obtained until Lvl 10 due to BAB requirements
Okay so w/o further adieu here's the build
The main idea with this build is to primarily use Arcane spells and only use a bow to Manyshot...unless he runs out of SP or were just screwing around than Bow is a decent back-up...now the build starts with 8 Str which seems bad for Bow Str but Str is so laughably easy to pump to ridiculous levels in DDO compared to other stats it's not that big of a deal (Also Elven Archers Post E-Pass get Dex to Damage for Longbows, Longswords and Rapiers). The Shiradi ED synergizes well with both Bows and Arcane Spells not to mention the fluff of Fey abilities and Elven Heritage.
Elf Sorc18/Ranger2 Arcane Archer/Air Savant
Dex 16 (+2 Tome by Lvl 12, +3 Tome by 21)
Cha 18 (Lvl ups here)
Skills: UMD, Concen, Diplo (Balance on Ranger Lvls and once a +2 Int tome is used)
Level Order: Ranger 1, Sorc 2 - 7, Ranger 8, Sorc 9 - 20
R1 Bow Strength
R1 FE: ???
3 SF: Evo
R8 Rapid Shot
9 WF: Ranged (swap to Empower post E-Pass)
15 Precise Shot
21 Improved Precise Shot
24 IC: Ranged
Oh and from what I've seen of the E-Pass this build will actually get quite a bit better (ignoring the stupid Spellcraft fiasco) with it (Note: This is based on the state of E-Pass Pre-Closed Beta)
So what do you guys think...any suggested tweaks?
Feel free to dicuss non-NDA'd Post E-Pass suggestions (Here's a PDF of the Non-NDA'd E-Pass Stuff)