I have reached the limit of MY arty in his second life (lvl 21) and will TR again for the 3rd. He is a pure arty halfling and I need some direction as where to go next so that the 2 Arty past lives will benefit the new character. No wiz/monks. Rogues are rather dependent on groups most of the time. I know what MY limits are with artys and that excludes epics. I'd like to run something I might be able to take into epics this time and survive. I had a ranger in mind but I want to make sure I don't want to waste any past life benefits with one. Suggestions with reasons and basic starting instructions would be of much help. I have never multiclassed before so if the new character encompasses multiclassing I'd take any instructions in the reasoning and mechanics in that too. I do not prefer a ranger over anything. I am leaving my options open to suggestions.