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    Default First-time FVS Build - need advice

    Hey folks,

    Never played a FVS before, but I figured I might as well use the free lesser TR from the last update to respec a paladin that I have just lying around. I started with the False Hope build but don't really know if it will be right for me. I don't usually play casters, and prefer something that's pretty straightforward and survivable.
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    Duana Sorrowborne 
    Level 28 Lawful Good Human Female 
    (2 Paladin / 18 Favored Soul / 8 Epic) 
    Hit Points: 388 
    Spell Points: 2345 
    
    BAB: 15/15/20/25/25 
    Fortitude: 20 
    Reflex: 13 
    Will: 13 
    
                  Starting    Feat/Enhancement 
    Abilities    Base Stats    Modified Stats 
    (28 Point)    (Level 1)      (Level 28) 
    Strength           16                24 
    Dexterity           8                 8 
    Constitution       16                16 
    Intelligence       10                10 
    Wisdom              8                 8 
    Charisma           14                14 
    
                  Starting      Feat/Enhancement 
                 Base Skills  Modified Skills 
    Skills       (Level 1)      (Level 28) 
    Balance            0              10 
    Bluff              2              10 
    Concentration      3              11 
    Diplomacy          2              10 
    Disable Device     n/a            n/a 
    Haggle             2              10 
    Heal               3              28 
    Hide               -1             7 
    Intimidate         2              10 
    Jump               3              15 
    Listen             -1             7 
    Move Silently      -1             7 
    Open Lock          n/a            n/a 
    Perform            n/a            n/a 
    Repair             0              8 
    Search             0              8 
    Spellcraft         4              29 
    Spot               -1             7 
    Swim               n/a            n/a 
    Tumble             n/a            n/a 
    Use Magic Device   3              20 
     
    Level 1 (Favored Soul) 
    Feat: (Deity) Favored by the Sovereign Host 
    Feat: (Selected) Maximize Spell 
    Feat: (Human Bonus) Toughness 
     
    Level 2 (Paladin) 
     
    Level 3 (Favored Soul) 
    Feat: (Selected) Two Handed Fighting 
     
    Level 4 (Favored Soul) 
     
    Level 5 (Favored Soul) 
     
    Level 6 (Favored Soul) 
    Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Acid 
    Feat: (Selected) Power Attack 
     
    Level 7 (Favored Soul) 
     
    Level 8 (Favored Soul) 
     
    Level 9 (Favored Soul) 
    Feat: (Selected) Cleave 
     
    Level 10 (Favored Soul) 
     
    Level 11 (Favored Soul) 
    Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Fire 
     
    Level 12 (Favored Soul) 
    Feat: (Selected) Quicken Spell 
     
    Level 13 (Favored Soul) 
     
    Level 14 (Paladin) 
     
    Level 15 (Favored Soul) 
    Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave 
     
    Level 16 (Favored Soul) 
     
    Level 17 (Favored Soul) 
    Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Cold 
     
    Level 18 (Favored Soul) 
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons 
     
    Level 19 (Favored Soul) 
     
    Level 20 (Favored Soul) 
     
    Level 21 (Epic) 
    Feat: (Selected) Epic: Great Strength 
     
    Level 22 (Epic) 
     
    Level 23 (Epic) 
     
    Level 24 (Epic) 
    Feat: (Selected) Epic: Great Strength 
     
    Level 25 (Epic) 
     
    Level 26 (Epiic) 
    Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Holy Strike 
     
    Level 27 (Epic) 
    Feat: (Selected) Epic: Blinding Speed 
     
    Level 28 (Epic) 
    Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Perfect Two Handed Fighting
    Helpful suggestions welcome. Unhelpful suggestions judged on comedic worth.
    Last edited by katana_one; 10-09-2013 at 07:33 PM.
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    My suggestions: bump up INT so you can max Concentration as well (at low lvls, you don't want to have to rely on Quik all the time; at higher lvls, it's important for Heal-scrolling); drop THF for Emp Heal (THF is only worth it if you take whole chain, IMHO); drop both Great STR feats, one for Overwhelming Crit; Toughness can be dropped or backloaded, as it's only worth 30 HPs at lvl 28. Recommended feat order: Power Atk (1), CL (1), Max (3), GC (6), Quik (9), IC:Slash (12), Emp Heal (15), Toughness or Emp (18), OC (21 - need +2 STR tome), ??? (24), Blinding Speed or Epic DR (27). I might also take pal 2 a lot sooner; all depends on when you want Divine Grace. [EDIT: if you're super-lucky and pull a +5 CON tome, you can take eToughness as your lvl 24 feat; that+Toughness is worth 80 HPs.]

    As for Enhancements, I would spread them between AoV, WP, and human tree, roughly in that order of importance. Not sure the optimal config, but I'm leaning 33 APs in AoV for Zealous Faith, 20+ APs in WP for Ameliorating Strike, the rest in human for dmg boost, heal amp, action surge, etc. Or go mostly-WP for Divine Vessel etc., 20+ in AoV, rest human; can't decide which T5 enhs are more useful to melee FvS.
    Last edited by unbongwah; 10-11-2013 at 12:31 PM.

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    Hey thanks for the reply.

    I actually just went ahead and re-rolled this character (since she was only a level 6 first-life) and am playing around/rerolling.

    The INT bump should not be a problem since I also have 32-point available (which wasn't figured into the OP).

    So I'm entertaining Drow or Elf as the race instead of Human. Also considering different splashes than Paladin. Maybe Rogue for evasion (and maybe some trapping?). Or just stay pure FVS.

    Any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by katana_one View Post
    Hey thanks for the reply.

    I actually just went ahead and re-rolled this character (since she was only a level 6 first-life) and am playing around/rerolling.

    The INT bump should not be a problem since I also have 32-point available (which wasn't figured into the OP).

    So I'm entertaining Drow or Elf as the race instead of Human. Also considering different splashes than Paladin. Maybe Rogue for evasion (and maybe some trapping?). Or just stay pure FVS.

    Any thoughts?
    My first life was a H-elf/FvS. In truth, he was a mess because I was trying to do too much.

    Although I’ve not played one, I’m not a fan of Drow for FvS; I believe the +2 dex/+2 int/+2 cha are not much of a bonus for the class. Keep in mind, Cha only really helps a Fvs with some additional mana.

    As with all builds, it really depends on how you envision your character. Rogue skills would be nice, of course, but if I were looking at adding rogue I would look at a bit more of a different combo.

    Maybe look at a half-elf, 18 FvS/2 Monk – with Paladin Dilettante feat? You would gain evasion and a few extra feats. You could go 2WF with Scimitars, and gain some extra resistance via Paladin tree.

    Too many options ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylric View Post
    Although I’ve not played one, I’m not a fan of Drow for FvS; I believe the +2 dex/+2 int/+2 cha are not much of a bonus for the class. Keep in mind, Cha only really helps a Fvs with some additional mana.
    I think you're forgetting Divine Might, which is now an Insightful STR bonus based on your CHA. So drow are a decent choice for a STR-based TWF Warpriest with either rapiers or short swords+Ninja+WP bonuses.

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    I should also add that I'm premium, and I don't have access to all races/classes. Half-elf is not an option, nor is monk. Appreciate the input tho.

    I love playing stealthy skill-based characters. I love my assassin main, and I enjoyed my exploiter ranger for a while. At the moment, I'm goofing around with a drow fvs who is on the divine avenger path and it's not bad. Could be something I can base a custom-build off of.
    Last edited by katana_one; 10-13-2013 at 03:05 PM.
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