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    Hey everyone i have been lookin around the forums and saw there were very few bowbarian builds still around. Because my main has 3 GS bows i want to do my barb lives for completionist with a bow. So i came up with a new version of the build

    Build Name: BowBarian
    Class split: 13/4/3 Barb/Ranger/Rogue

    -Barb for past life,Frenzy,rage like crazy, and Great THF dps when manyshot is on cooldown
    -Ranger free bow str, Bow Proficiency, and DC 26 Paralyzing arrows that you can equip to your arrows for 20 sp
    -Rogue for traps, max UMD, evasion, and 4d6 sneak attack damage per hit

    This will be able to solo a lot depending on your play style. There are 2 ways to do this build
    #1 Play as a human for the extra feats and try to get max UMD from rogue
    #2 Play as a H-elf and use cleric dilettante for 90% heal scrolls

    Pros/Cons
    #1 pro extra feat /Con you will not be as successful with heal scrolls as early
    #2 pro almost 100% heal scrolls which means almost no fail/Cons you lose a feat and can't get the extra toughness which is the only thing the feat is good for

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    What does this level split offer over the classic 12 / 6 / 2 build, apart from extra sneak atks and 2 less feats?

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    i believe its better to do the 13/4/3 because besides manyshot from 12/6/2 u gain a little more. Such as for 3 rogue you can get a second lvl haste boost and from 13 barb you get nothing but it is better to have the level because it can allow you more depth into the barbarian enhancement trees if u want it. Also more rogue gives a bigger boost to UMD which can be helpful for scrolls tht arent normally able to be used by a cleric. Such as Greater Heroism

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    What "second lvl haste boost?" Haste Boost is a T2 Acrobat and Tempest enhancement; you can already take it from the 12 / 6 / 2 build from either tree. The 5 /3 split would let you take T3 rogue enhs; is there something there you want, though? Apart from 2 feats, rgr 6 also lets you unlock Sniper Shot and Metalline Arrows (if not an elf or HE AA).

    Likewise, barb 13 gets you nothing as far as the barb PrEs go; barb 12 unlocks the core enhancements at that lvl, you don't unlock anything else until lvl 18.

    EDIT: for me, when it comes to bowbarians the choice is between barb 12 & 18; 18 lets you pick up Death Frenzy, but limits your options when it comes to other classes / PrEs, ofc.
    Last edited by unbongwah; 09-03-2013 at 07:49 AM.

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