I've always loved the idea of sword in one hand and spell in the other.
With the new enhancement pass I decided to try it.
The idea is to use a bastard sword and rune arm while being able to be proficient in spells.
Honestly, this is more of a solo flavor build, and I would love to have input on it to make it viable for endgame.
This is a Melee(ONLY) and spellcasting build for those people who want it If you want an Xbow you can find your build somewhere else.
This build focuses on using insightful damage to keep melee damage high without losing so much on spellcasting and using rune arms to
augment bastard swords. It is currently a WF build but can easily be changed to Dwarf, Human, or Drow(Best Candidates) by changing your
Body Feat to Construct Essence and weapon proficiency if necessary.
This build is now a pure Articifer. It's not hurting for feats at all so the two monk levels weren't really necessary.
I'm now also adding an Epic Destiny to the list in the form of Shadowdancer to make up for the loss of monk evasion.
the only tome necessary will sadly have to be a +6 str tome for overwhelming critical
32 Point Build
36 Point Build
Feats(Ignore Feat Selection Below)
1 Power Attack
4 (Arti)Proficiency: Bastard Sword/Body Feat of your choice
6 Great Cleave
8 (Arti)Proficiency: Bastard Sword/Body Feat of your choice
9 Two Handed Fighting
12 IC: Slashing Weapons(Insightful Reflexes if using keen weapons)/(Arti)Maximize Spell
15 Improved Two Handed Fighting
16 (Arti)Empower Spell
18 Greater Two Handed Fighting
20 (Arti)Quicken Spell
21 Insightful Reflexes(if not taken at 12, otherwise free feat slot)
24 Overwhelming Critical(Requires +6 Str Tome)
27 Blinding Speed(unless someone sways me otherwise)
The body feat choice depends on whether you want no fail arcane scrolls with on inscribed body wf enh or more prr and 20-25% arcane scroll failure. Ill personally go with admantine since i only really scroll divine spells.
Sorry for the sloppy OP it's all I can do for now. Would love some help on the ED and twist choices for this
Max all articifer class skills with leftover points dumped into balance
(wouldn't want to fall in our own grease puddles while trolling would we?)
Oh and this is my first build so help would be great!
edit: I'm using an outdated build creator so the balance was what i put the leftover skill points in. they should probably go to spellcraft/open lock