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    Community Member DefecTalisman's Avatar
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    Default Help with A build for my wife please (AA)

    I have not played a AA yet myself and just want to check the following build would be viable.

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    Level 28 Lawful Good Half-Elf Male
    (2 Paladin \ 12 Monk \ 6 Ranger \ 8 Epic) 
    Hit Points: 368
    Spell Points: 232 
    BAB: 17\17\22\27\27
    Fortitude: 20
    Reflex: 18
    Will: 18
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
    (36 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 28)
    Strength             17                    23
    Dexterity            15                    19
    Constitution         13                    16
    Intelligence          8                    11
    Wisdom               16                    24
    Charisma              8                    10
    
    Tomes Used
    +1 Tome of Strength used at level 4
    +1 Tome of Dexterity used at level 4
    +1 Tome of Constitution used at level 4
    +1 Tome of Intelligence used at level 4
    +1 Tome of Wisdom used at level 4
    +1 Tome of Charisma used at level 4
    +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
    +3 Tome of Strength used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Dexterity used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Constitution used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Intelligence used at level 11
    +3 Tome of Wisdom used at level 11
    +4 Tome of Strength used at level 15
    +4 Tome of Dexterity used at level 15
    
                      Starting          Feat/Enhancement
                     Base Skills         Modified Skills
    Skills           (Level 1)            (Level 28)
    Balance               4                    20
    Bluff                -1                     8
    Concentration         5                    31
    Diplomacy            -1                     8
    Disable Device       n/a                    n/a
    Haggle               -1                     8
    Heal                  7                    38
    Hide                  2                    12
    Intimidate           -1                     8
    Jump                  3                    14
    Listen                3                    15
    Move Silently         2                    12
    Open Lock             n/a                  n/a
    Perform              n/a                    n/a
    Repair               -1                     8
    Search               -1                     8
    Spellcraft           -1                     8
    Spot                  5                    21
    Swim                  3                    14
    Tumble                3                    13
    Use Magic Device      1                    19
    
    Level 1 (Ranger)
    Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Evil Outsider
    Feat: (Half-Elf Dilettante) Half-Elf Dilettante: Rogue
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Ranger
    Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Ranger
    Feat: (Selected) Point Blank Shot
    
    
    Level 2 (Monk)
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Power Attack
    
    
    Level 3 (Ranger)
    Feat: (Selected) Cleave
    
    
    Level 4 (Ranger)
    
    
    Level 5 (Ranger)
    
    
    Level 6 (Ranger)
    Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Construct
    Feat: (Selected) Weapon Focus: Ranged Weapons
    
    
    Level 7 (Monk)
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Zen Archery
    
    
    Level 8 (Ranger)
    
    
    Level 9 (Paladin)
    Feat: (Deity) Follower of the Sovereign Host
    Feat: (Selected) Precision
    
    
    Level 10 (Monk)
    Feat: (Monk Path) Path of Inevitable Dominion: Fists of Darkness
    
    
    Level 11 (Monk)
    
    
    Level 12 (Monk)
    Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave
    
    
    Level 13 (Monk)
    Feat: (Monk Bonus) Ten Thousand Stars
    
    
    Level 14 (Monk)
    
    
    Level 15 (Paladin)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Ranged Weapons
    
    
    Level 16 (Monk)
    
    
    Level 17 (Monk)
    
    
    Level 18 (Monk)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Precise Shot
    
    
    Level 19 (Monk)
    
    
    Level 20 (Monk)
    
    
    Level 21 (Epic)
    Feat: (Selected) Epic: Overwhelming Critical
    
    
    Level 22 (Epic)
    
    
    Level 23 (Epic)
    
    
    Level 24 (Epic)
    Feat: (Selected) Epic: Improved Martial Arts
    
    
    Level 25 (Epic)
    
    
    Level 26 (Epic)
    Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Holy Strike
    
    
    Level 27 (Epic)
    Feat: (Selected) Epic: Blinding Speed
    
    
    Level 28 (Epic)
    Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Elusive Target
    She will work out gear as she goes.
    If there is anything I could/should change please let me know.

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    Community Member JBS's Avatar
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    I would not recommend taking the ranger levels - if you need a caster level take one of Wizard or cleric or bard

    One of the really nice things about AA is that you don't have to take ranger levels at all. So If you take AA as a ranger you've only taken 6 levels of it and are losing out on the more powerful aspects of AA later in the game. From the ddowiki:
    Arcane Archer: You gain access to the Arcane Archer enhancement tree. (The Elf: Arcane Archer tree uses your total character level instead of Ranger level, but advances Core Abilities at a slower rate. You cannot spend action points in both the Ranger: Arcane Archer and Elf: Arcane Archer trees.)
    You need to click the Accept button before you can select the Arcane Archer (Elf) tree


    I currently am leveling the following aa splashes

    Rogue/AA she can disable every trap/lock she has been set to in game
    Cleric/AA RS can heal with the best of them, but usually stays back and fires off arrows
    SpellSinging Bard/AA hagglebot that heals and is very effective bowlady
    Warchanting Bard/AA a nice self healing hagglebot
    Monk/Fighter/AA

    If you'd like I could work some of my builds out in the character planner - I usually don't rely on tomes and haven't found the need for them with these builds. I usually craft a couple of bows to start them out - like Pure Good/fire PG/acid PG/lightning pg/frost - they can be used at lvl 7.

    Jules

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBS View Post
    I would not recommend taking the ranger levels - if you need a caster level take one of Wizard or cleric or bard
    Seems like very silly advice.

    6 levels of ranger nets a lot of very useful bonus feats, it's not taken for the caster levels, though rams might is quite nice.

    @ the op, about the only thing i'd advise is consider reaching 21dex to pick up the feat combat archery, I'd get that instead of blinding speed.

    You may find this somewhat easier to do if you choose elf as your race.

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    Skip WF:Ranged, it's no longer necessary; I suggest squeezing in GTWF somewhere. Also, Combat Archery is now WAI, so you may want consider finding a way to bump up base DEX to 21 and take it at lvl 27 instead of Blinding Speed. I'd also want Stunning Fist, but I'm not sure what to drop for it. I would also bump up base CHA a little for higher saves; get some more mileage outta Div Grace (and hopefully Div Might).

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    Community Member DefecTalisman's Avatar
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    Thanks for the advice guys, its much appreciated. We went with a Bladeforged version that a friend built, I can't post the build plan as he hasn't given me permission as of yet. I will look at getting combat archery in there though.
    The build should be sufficient for my wife to have some ranged fun with and she still has a 20+ heart to use if she feels its not working out for her.

    Thanks again

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