I've been playing this game for quite some time now, but never got around to TR-ing. I just played a lot of different toons. Lately I have been having a lot of fun playing a TWF dwarven fighter. He's close to lvl 20 now and I plan on TR-in him as soon as I hit 20 shroud runs. Plan is to make him into a melee bard. Plan is also to make him a dwarven bard. Why dwarf? I just like to play dwarfs. No more reason to it than that.
This would be my 2nd life on this toon. However; I do have an heroic Otto box. So in theory, I could 'skip' past my 2nd life (using xp potion) and TR to a 3rd life. I can see the benefits of 36 points, etc, etc, but if I can manage a nice build for 2nd life; I'd rather save my Otto box for now. I have looked over the forum, but with the impact of U19 it just leaves me with more questions than answers. I have been looking at this build: https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...layer-Friendly which seems interesting enough. I could easily make this work for a 2nd life dwarf (and surely make it even better with 3rd life)
My goal is to make a melee toon that is selfsufficient and eventually can do some Cc with OID. I usually play with my wife who likes trapper-like toons. So don't need pure solo build, but at the same time I am used to run things with just 2-3 ppl instead of full groups. Would also be nice to have a toon that is still viable on E content. I would use my casting abilities for boosts and buffs, so DC is not a high concern. I already ate a +5 tome on Con and +4 tome on Str and have +2 on all remaining stats.
Things that I could use some help with:
1. THF or TWF? TWF I could use all the nice dwarven axes I have, but is costely from a feat perspective. THF will get me greataxes; i also have a couple of nice ones laying around
2. 18 brd/1 ftr/ 1 clr split, or 18 brd/2 rg split? First referst to the above mentioned build, 2 lvls rogue will get me evasion. 18 levels of Bard seem interesting from a SS enhancement point of view, but Im open to suggestions.
3. Can I make this a workabel toon with 1st life figther, or is 2nd life a necesity? If so, what to take?
I would really apreciate all the help and insights I can get.