- 15% from Shield Mastery feats & Legendary SM (US)
- 15% Enhancement (EE First Blood)
- 6% morale bonus
- 5% Alchemical bonus
- 3% Artifact bonus
- 3% Hail of Blows (GMoF)
- 25% from Block & Cut in T5 Stalwart D. tree (10 sec. duration, 20 sec. cooldown)
That's 47% base doublestrike once fully kitted out, 72% while B&C is active; so the idea would be to use B&C just before using Smite Foe to max out chance of double-procing Ameliorating Strikes. If I also double-proc Smite Weakness, well, so much the better.
AP costs make things tight, though: I need to spend at least 33 APs in SD for B&C, 22 APs in WP for Ameliorating Strike. Which leaves 25 APs for whatever else I need/want.
Quick question Ellis
You said you don't use this build in EE (whatever it is, lol) but you built it to level 28...
At cap level: can the build perform well enough (outside EE)?
Also, while leveling and beyong, any specific gear should i aim for (all ready have GS boots, bracers, ESoS, bunch of stuff from TOD), was really looking more of the "new stuff", expansion and whatnot...
I like to have a certain goal to end game
With U20 around the corner, do you foresee any major changes?
I can see Tring into the DPK, for more cheese enhancements wise... but that's about it...
Noob alert: I read a couple of times about cleric's aura, how do you get them? what they do? I look into enhancements, found out about bursts (powered by turn undead) but aura...
You must spend at least 30 points in the RS tree and have 6 cleric levels to get it.
Getting it will lock you out of any other Tier 5 abilities in any other tree. But it is a pretty potent one to have.
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I tested it on lama, and aura only ends up being worth in the teens per tick. A real cleric's aura will be worth 50-100 per tick.
For this build it is much preferred to take kensei to tier 3 for the +1 crit range. (Keen Edge) "Dumping" heals almost entirely (investing 0 in the radiant servant tree) still gives you a massive amount of healing.
With U20 you can now TR into iconic race, even at only 20th level and restart at 15... what you think of this build as a PDK? Almost all same enhancements, and racial (feat, extra skill points)
I would miss the dragonmark (expeditious retreat is so useful at low level, and DD also), BUT all this is redeem with: For Cormyr!!! On top of it, they start as fighter...
It should work fine as any race. An iconic PDK version would be particularly nice if you want to start at 15.
So... I sort of tried a build quite similar to this... only with a lot more gimmick to it. Its basically a WF Lord of The Blades Greatsword wielding kensai centered monk.
What I wanted was the following:
1. Monk for Stances and Evasion
2. Enough Fighter so I could be centered with a Greatsword
3. Enough Cleric to make using my religion's weapon Greatsword actually worth it
The split I originally came up with was Monk3/Fighter8/Cleric9... but now that I've read through this thread I'm pondering if it would be worth it giving up the ability to cast level 5 cleric Spells an Evasion for the +8 Strength boost. What are your thoughts on this? And also... the Warpriest religious weapon enhancements and Kensei Battle meditation stack right?
I might toy around with 12/4/4 fighter/monk/cleric or 8/8/4 fighter/monk/cleric. Heck, even 12/6/2 fighter/monk/cleric might be good, though cleric 4 is nice for deity weapons.
EDIT: And I would also lose Bladesworn Transformation... its sort of weird but damage-wise its comparable to the fighter boost although of course it comes at a greater cost.
Last edited by LaryTrueman; 11-22-2013 at 08:24 AM.
Bladeforged really shine here, no pen to CHA, reconstruct as a SLA, good enhancements.
5 cleric open 3rd level spells and all the warpriest enhancements (including weapon of faith)
3 monk is enough for evasion, earth stance, and 2 feats! (level 4 give you what? slow fall?)
You'll loose some healing amp, but gain reconstruct to compensate.
One more thing: one a WF/BF platform, i'll go TWF, cost more feat, but the double proc of ameliorating strike fills your health bar even faster
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