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    9 Monk/8 Fighter/3 Ranger

    STR 16 + 4 levels +3 tome
    DEX 15 + 2 tome
    CON 16 + 2 levels + 3 tome
    INT 8
    WIS 12
    CHA 8


    Level | Class | Feat(s)

    1 Fighter Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Bastard Sword, Power Attack, Weapon Focus: Slashing

    2 Ranger Favored Enemy: Evil Outsider

    3 Monk Dodge, Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Khopesh

    4 Ranger

    5 Monk Mobility

    6 Fighter Cleave, Great Cleave

    7 Fighter

    8 Monk Path of Harmonious Balance

    9 Fighter Weapon Specialization: Slashing, Improved Critical: Slashing

    10 Fighter

    11 Monk

    12 Fighter Improved Two Weapon Fighting, Greater Two Weapon Fighting

    13 Fighter

    14 Monk

    15 Fighter Greater Weapon Focus: Slashing, Spring Attack

    16 Monk Toughness

    17 Monk

    18 Monk Master of Forms

    19 Monk

    20 Ranger
    "You lie down with rats, and the rats run away."

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    Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 04.19.02
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    Level 21 Lawful Good Warforged Male
    (12 Fighter \ 4 Monk \ 4 Rogue \ 1 Epic) 
    Hit Points: 321
    Spell Points: 0 
    BAB: 18\18\23\28\28
    Fortitude: 17
    Reflex: 15
    Will: 9
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (34 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 21)
    Strength             18                    25
    Dexterity            14                    16
    Constitution         16                    18
    Intelligence         12                    14
    Wisdom                8                    10
    Charisma              6                     8
    
    Tomes Used
    +2 Tome of Strength used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Constitution used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Wisdom used at level 7
    +2 Tome of Charisma used at level 7
    
    Level 1 (Rogue)
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter
    Feat: (Selected) Power Attack
    
    
    Level 2 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Cleave
    
    
    Level 3 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Stunning Blow
    Feat: (Selected) Weapon Focus: Slashing Weapons
    
    
    Level 4 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 5 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Great Cleave
    
    
    Level 6 (Monk)
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Dodge
    Feat: (Selected) Weapon Specialization: Slashing Weapons
    
    
    Level 7 (Monk)
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Mobility
    
    
    Level 8 (Monk)
    Feat: (Monk Path) Path of Harmonious Balance: Fists of Light
    
    
    Level 9 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Adept of Forms
    
    
    Level 10 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Spring Attack
    
    
    Level 11 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 12 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Greater Weapon Focus: Slashing Weapons
    Feat: (Selected) Master of Forms
    
    
    Level 13 (Fighter)
    
    
    Level 14 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Combat Expertise
    
    
    Level 15 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Selected) Whirlwind Attack
    
    
    Level 16 (Fighter)
    Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons
    
    
    Level 17 (Rogue)
    
    
    Level 18 (Rogue)
    Feat: (Selected) Grandmaster of Forms
    
    
    Level 19 (Monk)
    
    
    Level 20 (Rogue)
    
    
    Level 21 (Epic)
    Feat: (Selected) Epic: Overwhelming Critical

    cleave, great cleave, whirlwind, overwhelming critical... grab a greataxe, power surge and go to town.
    the 4 rogue levels let you get killer enhancement from the assassin tree, should work nicely with the master's blitz.

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    Interesting, but a completely different build. Power Surge is nice, but I'm not sure that it is a reasonable trade-off for Improved Evasion and Shadow Veil; that's a lot of defense to lose for something only situationally better than other action boosts on the same timer and counter.

    Plus, I have a ton of Khopeshes and Bastard Swords I need someone to use
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    I know you called it the Blademaster, but I would try to exploit the rgr splash further by adding Manyshot (+PBS+Zen Archery) rather than take the D/M/SA chain. Use your monk feats for PA, ZA, and Toughness. I'd also take rgr 1 @ lvl 1 to max skill pts; and move up rgr 3 to get +10% offhand that much sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unbongwah View Post
    I know you called it the Blademaster, but I would try to exploit the rgr splash further by adding Manyshot (+PBS+Zen Archery) rather than take the D/M/SA chain. Use your monk feats for PA, ZA, and Toughness. I'd also take rgr 1 @ lvl 1 to max skill pts; and move up rgr 3 to get +10% offhand that much sooner.
    All excellent points, as usual, but again, a different build.

    For one thing, you need at least dodge to open up the enhancement bonuses, and this is a high defense, high dps melee build that needs the defense. Yes, ranged is more dps, but then, ranged is more dps; 12 monk/6 ranger/2 fighter with manyshot and 10k stars will do more dps than any melee you can put together, without ever putting the bow down. It also needs some kind of high threat melee to hold aggro, which is where this sort of build will hopefully come in.


    The reason the level order is all screwed up is that I rolled it as a PDK iconic to start at level 15
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    Quote Originally Posted by elg582 View Post
    Interesting, but a completely different build. Power Surge is nice, but I'm not sure that it is a reasonable trade-off for Improved Evasion and Shadow Veil; that's a lot of defense to lose for something only situationally better than other action boosts on the same timer and counter.

    Plus, I have a ton of Khopeshes and Bastard Swords I need someone to use
    Power surge is an independent action boost; it does not share a timer. It's a 1 min boost with1 min cool down so it can be maintained almost all the time, and stacks with haste boost and damage boost (and manyshot), and it triggers action surge which also will remain up all that time.

    That said your build is just fine, should do what it's designed to very well. My only misgiving is that it has neither great saves (paladin level saves) nor crowd control (tactics), so for a "defensive build" it has some important blind spots. That and the fact that you didn't list your enhancements =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inoukchuk View Post
    Power surge is an independent action boost; it does not share a timer. It's a 1 min boost with1 min cool down so it can be maintained almost all the time, and stacks with haste boost and damage boost (and manyshot), and it triggers action surge which also will remain up all that time.
    Fair enough, but it is still only 4 damage; nice, but not a "must have," imho.


    Quote Originally Posted by Inoukchuk View Post
    That said your build is just fine, should do what it's designed to very well. My only misgiving is that it has neither great saves (paladin level saves) nor crowd control (tactics), so for a "defensive build" it has some important blind spots. That and the fact that you didn't list your enhancements =)
    Yea, no paladin saves, but improved evasion and good reflex, anyway. Add in 25% incorporeal, 25+% dodge, decent AC and PRR...

    Should I pick up stunning blow? AP are kind of tight, so I'm not sure how high I could get the DC...

    Enhancements are fairly obvious once it's built: Kensei to get One with the Blade, Ninja for Shadow Veil and Sting of the Ninja, Tempest and Shintao for off-hand proc % and goodies (+15 PRR in Earth stance, for example).
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    Quote Originally Posted by elg582 View Post
    Fair enough, but it is still only 4 damage; nice, but not a "must have," imho.




    Yea, no paladin saves, but improved evasion and good reflex, anyway. Add in 25% incorporeal, 25+% dodge, decent AC and PRR...

    Should I pick up stunning blow? AP are kind of tight, so I'm not sure how high I could get the DC...

    Enhancements are fairly obvious once it's built: Kensei to get One with the Blade, Ninja for Shadow Veil and Sting of the Ninja, Tempest and Shintao for off-hand proc % and goodies (+15 PRR in Earth stance, for example).
    No, I wouldn't bother with tactics without some form of str augmentation like power surge and/or DM (that's the real value of power surge IMO). If you'd maxed STR, put all level ups in it, had ram's might or something and +4/5 tome you could at least make it worthwhile (target around 60 DC by level 25). DM + power surge makes it tactics a no-brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inoukchuk View Post
    No, I wouldn't bother with tactics without some form of str augmentation like power surge and/or DM (that's the real value of power surge IMO). If you'd maxed STR, put all level ups in it, had ram's might or something and +4/5 tome you could at least make it worthwhile (target around 60 DC by level 25). DM + power surge makes it tactics a no-brainer.
    That's kind of what I thought; even with items and AP, I'll never get stunning blow over ~40, and I don't have the AP.

    That's OK, I really had this build in mind for more of a party/raid DPS/off-tank.
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