My old THF-guy got a bit dated with the enhancementpass, and now i have some time to refresh his build. So i am contemplating if it is worth spending 5 feats to get Manyshot on a THF-guy?
All the feats to get it working are:
* Weapon Focus: Ranged
* Bow Strengh
* Point Blank Shot
* Rapid Shot
* Improved Critical: Ranged (strongly recommended if you already invest so deep, i suppose)
So that means either spending a whole bunch of feats, or multiclassing with Ranger either 2 or 6 Levels, if you can spare the levels and the additional classes. While that comes not so expensive on a TWF-guy (more synergy with Ranger-multiclass, needing decent DEx anyway), how about a character that is primarily about swinging a Big Hunking Twohander around?
I never used Manyshot in the epic levels. Used it on a ranger past-live when cap was still 20, and remember it as a nice DPS action, but not overwhelmingly cool.
What are your experiences with Manyshot and its big build costs?
As an example if you are planning a THF based build and your 3rd class could either be:
* Paladin for great saves and perhaps Divine Might
* Rogue for trapskills and UMD
* Ranger to get Manyshot
Is it really that great as i get the feeling when reading about it here?