So I have a level 23 bard that I am not enjoying playing right now and a free +20 LR so I'm thinking of making a few more attempts at a pinion then LR-ing to a ranger (Is ranger the best past life to have?) and TR-ing to a monkcher. Actually I'm not opposed to another variant of AA either. I have 14 different characters and none are bow focused (except my arti) so I'm really excited about trying something different.
I have access to all races and classes. Heck I'd do a Horc AA if that was viable. No Horcs yet in my stable though I have access to the race) Let's assume I have +3 tomes. If I don't have the right one I'll buy it, but I'd rather not spend to get +4 tome right now. However if it's a must have to make a big difference on a 34 point build then so be it. I'll pony up for one.
I'm thinking STR based. I know that DEX based has been brought up a lot, but until they give an equivalent for Ram's Might and Primal Scream that bumps DEX I'm not sure it can compete (But I'd be glad to be proven wrong).
I'd also like to focus on range attacks most of the time and if need be jump in for a bit of melee, but only to regen ki if needed. I've seen all kinds of splits like 12 ranger, 8 monk or 12 ranger, 6 monk, 2 fighter or 12 monk 6 ranger 2 fighter or even a 16 ranger 4 fighter. I'm intrigued by them all, but think I'd like at least some monk splashed in.
I am also on the fence about HE, elf or human. (Or Horc. Where's the Horcs these days???? LOL)
Please help me out and hook me up with a detailed build with explanations. I loved how Anthios888 did builds. I have looked at the Sithali and I'm leaning towards it, but I don't know how it survived the update. I also don't know what the build looks like post u19 if it did. The OP hasn't been updated.
Thanks in advance