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    Default Kensei/Vanguard build

    Update 46:

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    Fighter 20
    Chaotic Neutral Half-Orc


    Stats
    . . . . . . . .28pt . . 32pt. . .34pt . . 36pt. . .Tome. . .Level Up
    . . . . . . . .---- . . ----. . .---- . . ----. . .---- . . --------
    Strength. . . . 20. . . .20 . . . 20. . . .20 . . . +8 . . . 4: STR
    Dexterity . . . .8. . . . 8 . . . .8. . . . 8 . . . +8 . . . 8: STR
    Constitution. . 14. . . .16 . . . 16. . . .16 . . . +8 . . .12: STR
    Intelligence. . .8. . . . 8 . . . .9. . . .10 . . . +8 . . .16: STR
    Wisdom. . . . . .8. . . . 8 . . . .8. . . . 8 . . . +8 . . .20: STR
    Charisma. . . . 10. . . .10 . . . 11. . . .12 . . . +8 . . .24: STR
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28: STR


    Skills
    . . . . . 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    . . . . .------------------------------------------------------------
    Intim . . . . . 1. 1. 1. 1. 2. 2. 2. 2. 2. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 23
    Jump. . . 3. 2. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 23
    UMD . . . 1½ ½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .11
    Tumble. . 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ½. ½. ½. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. ½. .8
    Swim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . 1
    . . . . .------------------------------------------------------------
    . . . . . 8. 3. 3. 3. 3. 3. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5



    Feats

    .1. . . . : Power Attack
    .1 Fighter: Cleave
    .2 Fighter: Exotic Weapon: Bastard Sword
    .3. . . . : Two Handed Fighting
    .4 Fighter: Great Cleave
    .6. . . . : Improved Two Handed Fighting
    .6 Fighter: Stunning Blow
    .8 Fighter: Improved Critical: Slashing
    .9. . . . : Weapon Focus: Slashing
    10 Fighter: Weapon Specialization: Slashing
    12. . . . : Greater Weapon Focus: Slashing
    12 Fighter: Shield Mastery
    14 Fighter: Improved Shield Mastery
    15. . . . : Heavy Armor Champion
    16 Fighter: Tactical Supremacy
    18. . . . : Tactical Mastery
    18 Fighter: Improved Shield Bash
    20 Fighter: Greater Two Handed Fighting
    21 Epic . : Overwhelming Critical
    24 Epic . : Heavy Armor Master
    26 Destiny: Perfect Two Handed Fighting
    27 Epic . : Precision
    28 Destiny: Perfect Two Weapon Fighting
    29 Destiny: Dire Charge
    30 Epic . : Tactical Combatant
    30 Legend : Scion of: Arborea


    Enhancements (80+9 AP)

    Kensei (43 AP)
    • Kensei Focus: Heavy Blades, Spiritual Bond, Strike with No Thought, Power Surge, One Cut, Alacrity
      1. Extra Action Boost III, Weapon Group Specialization, Exotic Weapon Mastery, Haste Boost III
      2. Weapon Group Specialization
      3. Critical Mastery III, Weapon Group Specialization, Shattering Strike I, Strength
      4. Opportunity Attack, Weapon Group Specialization, Liquid Courage, Strike at the Heart, Strength
      5. A Good Death: Melee, Weapon Master, One with the Blade, Deadly Strike, Keen Edge

    Vanguard (31 AP)
    • To the Fore!, Shield Combat I, Vicious Shield I, Shield Combat II, Vicious Shield II
      1. Shield Specialization, Shield Smash III
      2. Shield Specialization, Brutality III, Stunning Shield III, Missile Shield III
      3. Follow Up III, Fatal Bulwark, Strength
      4. Myrmidon's Edge III

    Half-Orc (9 AP)
    • Orcish Fury, Orcish Strength, Orcish Fury II, Orcish Strength II, Orcish Fury III
      1. (none)
      2. Extra Action Boost I

    Stalwart Defender (6 AP)
    • Toughness, Stalwart Defense
      1. Durable Defense III, Stalwart Defensive Mastery I


    Destiny (24 AP)

    Divine Crusader
    1. Bane of Undeath, Purge the Wicked, Strength
    2. Consecration III, confront any foe, Strength
    3. Sacred Ground, Strength
    4. Crusade, Strength
    5. Celestial Champion
    6. Strike Down

    Twists of Fate (27 fate points)
    1. Sense Weakness (Tier 4 Fury)
    2. Legendary Shield Mastery (Tier 2 Sentinel)
    3. Boulder Might (Tier 1 Fury)
    4. Extra Action Boost (Tier 1 Dreadnought)
    5. Legendary Tactics (Tier 1 Dreadnought)


    Or

    Destiny (24 AP)

    Legendary Dreadnought
    1. Legendary Tactics III, Extra Action Boost III, Strength
    2. Strength
    3. Critical Damage II, Strength
    4. Strength
    5. Advancing Blows, Devastating Critical, Strength
    6. Master's Blitz

    Twists of Fate (27 fate points)
    1. Sense Weakness (Tier 4 Fury)
    2. Legendary Shield Mastery (Tier 2 Sentinel)
    3. Boulder Might (Tier 1 Fury)
    4. Dance of Flowers (Tier 1 Flowers)
    5. Purge the Wicked (Tier 1 Crusader)


    Gear: Legendary...
    Umber brim
    part of family set
    bronze dragon belt
    cloak city champion
    Black Opal Bracers
    ruby ring with 21 str
    ring taer valaestas artifact (shattered device+sucker punch)
    trinket Bone Figurine
    many hooked greaves (trip+combat mastery) / flighfoot boots (FOM+reflex)
    precision lenses
    Best Defense (deconstructor)
    Soul Sorrow (prowess+shattered device/ruby good+deconstructor). Trash killer.
    If have Shatterd Hilt, slot prowess+any melle power/STR fili (one against many+sucker punch raid one)/same augments. Boss Beater

    Ps. Works with any race.
    No need racial points (but they help).
    For Precision at lvl 27, need +5 dex Tome (but still viable w/o it).

    Ps2. With enough racial points and/or in Fury, can reach 200 Strikethrough. Swap Cleave/GCleave for anything else (Greater Weapon spec/Superior weapon focus - for melee power bonus).
    Last edited by Ballrus; 07-08-2020 at 09:11 AM.
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    Nice. +1


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballrus View Post
    More vanguard, less kensei:
    Has your feat list changed? I'm playing basically this as a Aasimar or fighter life (I cant decide which) and wanted to go with Bsword + shield + THF. That way I can fall back to falchion when I just need to mow stuff down. The 41/39 split seems a good idea too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballrus View Post
    Hello.
    First build on forums.
    Someone in game asked about my build, so here i am.
    Attention: i'm not a pro builder!

    I'm a casual player that like S&B fighter. Not uber, not powergamer, almost always PUG (lvl 85 3-man guild, all casuals and old's)

    I have triple heroic completionist, 3x doublestrike, 1x colors and 1x fast healing and +7 tomes.

    Working on racials atm (doing dragonborn PL's), 20 reaper points, play mostly r1-3 on heroics (solo-PUG) and epics EE-R1. Able to play in epic r4 with party (CC, hjeals me! etc - tested).

    (Thanks Ellisdee for charbuilder)

    New Build
    Fighter 20
    Chaotic Good Purple Dragon Knight


    Stats
    . . . . . . . .28pt . . 32pt. . .34pt . . 36pt. . .Tome. . .Level Up
    . . . . . . . .---- . . ----. . .---- . . ----. . .---- . . --------
    Strength. . . . 18. . . .18 . . . 18. . . .18 . . . +7 . . . 4: STR
    Dexterity . . . .8. . . .12 . . . .8. . . .10 . . . +7 . . . 8: STR
    Constitution. . 16. . . .16 . . . 18. . . .18 . . . +7 . . .12: STR
    Intelligence. . 10. . . .10 . . . 10. . . .10 . . . +7 . . .16: STR
    Wisdom. . . . . .8. . . . 8 . . . .8. . . . 8 . . . +7 . . .20: STR
    Charisma. . . . .8. . . . 8 . . . .8. . . . 8 . . . +7 . . .24: STR
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28: STR


    Skills
    . . . . . 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
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    Intim . . 2. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 2. 1. 1. 1. 2. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 23
    Jump. . . 4. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 23
    Balance . . .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .1 .1 .1 .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .11
    UMD . . . 2. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. . .11
    Heal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .½ .½ .½ .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .. 8
    Tumble. . 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
    . . . . .------------------------------------------------------------
    . . . . .12. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5. 6. 6. 6. 6. 6. 6



    Feats

    .1. . . . : Two Handed Fighting
    .1 PDK. . : Power Attack
    .1 Fighter: Cleave
    .2 Fighter: Stunning Blow
    .3. . . . : Weapon Focus: Slashing
    .4 Fighter: Great Cleave
    .6. . . . : Exotic Weapon: Bastard Sword
    .6 Fighter: Shield Mastery
    .8 Fighter: Improved Critical: Slashing
    .9. . . . : Improved Two Handed Fighting
    10 Fighter: Weapon Specialization: Slashing
    12. . . . : Improved Shield Mastery
    12 Fighter: Greater Two Handed Fighting
    14 Fighter: Improved Shield Bash
    15. . . . : Greater Weapon Focus: Slashing
    16 Fighter: Precision
    18. . . . : Tactical Supremacy
    18 Fighter: Tactical Mastery
    20 Fighter: Dodge
    21 Epic . : Overwhelming Critical
    24 Epic . : Mobility
    26 Destiny: Perfect Two Weapon Fighting
    27 Epic . : Blinding Speed
    28 Destiny: Perfect Two Handed Fighting
    29 Destiny: Dire Charge
    30 Epic . : Completionist
    30 Legend : Scion of: Arborea


    Enhancements (80 AP)

    Kensei (43 AP)
    • Kensei Focus: Heavy Blades, Spiritual Bond, Strike with No Thought, Power Surge, One Cut, Alacrity
      1. Extra Action Boost III, Weapon Group Specialization, Exotic Weapon Mastery, Haste Boost III
      2. Tactics III, Weapon Group Specialization
      3. Weapon Group Specialization, Strength
      4. Opportunity Attack, Weapon Group Specialization, Strike at the Heart, Strength
      5. A Good Death: Melee, Weapon Master, One with the Blade, Keen Edge

    Vanguard (23 AP)
    • To the Fore!, Shield Combat I, Vicious Shield I, Shield Combat II
      1. Shield Specialization, Armor Training II
      2. Brutality III, Stunning Shield III, Missile Shield III
      3. Fatal Bulwark, Strength
      4. Strength

    Stalwart Defender (14 AP)
    • Toughness, Stalwart Defense, Overbalance
      1. Durable Defense III, Stalwart Defensive Mastery II
      2. Instinctive Defense III
      3. Tenacious Defense III


    Destiny (24 AP)

    Legendary Dreadnought
    1. Legendary Tactics III, Extra Action Boost III, Strength
    2. Strength
    3. Critical Damage II, Strength
    4. Strength
    5. Advancing Blows, Devastating Critical, Strength
    6. Master's Blitz

    Twists of Fate (27 fate points)
    1. Sense Weakness (Tier 4 Fury)
    2. Legendary Shield Mastery (Tier 2 Sentinel)
    3. Rejuvenation Cocoon (Tier 1 Primal)
    4. Primal Scream (Tier 1 Fury)
    5. Brace for Impact (Tier 1 Sentinel)


    Why Power attack and bswd?
    I like cleaves and bswd! And i know khopeshes are better etc, etc...
    Feel free to swap feats.

    Gear:
    Attention!!! I'm casual, lazy and i HATE slave lords chain!!!

    heroics: CC and old named gear.

    Lvl 20: same.

    Lvl 23-28: CC gear.

    Googles: deadly, seeker, ins. seeker, master gift.
    Head: wis, resistance, ins wis, sapphire heavy fort.
    Neck: ins heal, ins wizardry, ins spell res, topaz of power 150.
    Trinket: stunning, vertigo, ins magic sheltering.
    Cloak: intimidate, spell saves, ins cha, topaz blindness immunity.
    Belt: Str, ins str, doublestrike, topaz striding.
    Ring 1: Con, ins con, false life, sapphire spell agility.
    Ring 2: Devotion, ins heal, healing lore (whatever here).
    Gloves: healing amp, melee alacrity, ins devotion, topaz fear immunity.
    Boots: Dex, ins dex, jump, topaz FF OR dodge, ins dodge, parrying, Topaz FF.
    Bracer: protection, sheltering, ins phisical sheltering, topaz deathblock.
    Armor: Whisperchain.
    Shield: Talon, Wall of wood, Tireless aid...
    Weapon: Wave of despair (heroic), epic chimera, drow bswd, nightmare (upgraded, with prowess 5 piece, my only sentient atm), epic spinal tap, tier 2 TF, lgs 1khp, leg wave of despair.

    Lvl 29:

    Googles: CC seeker, accuracy, ins seeker, master gift.
    Head: Leg soujourner cowl, sapphire defense.
    Neck: leg ward inscribed pendant, topaz fear immunity.
    Trinket: CC dodge, ins str +6, TS.
    Cloak, light armor (draconic S gem) and belt (topaz of power 250): silent avenger set.
    Ring 1: leg ring of prowess.
    Ring 2: Slave lord 17 cha, 14 res, 7 umd, 4 quality str. Yeahh, i got it!!
    Boots: flightfoot greaves, topaz FF.
    Gloves: Molten silver.
    Bracer: leg bracer fallen hero, golem hearth.
    Shield: leg best defense.
    Weapon: morninglord, nightmother, leg wave of despair, epic spinal, etc.

    Dont't remember final stats, saves etc,
    (str around 80-90, melee power 190(?), saves around 60, dodge 22, hp 1900 iirc, doublestrike 97, shield bash 81%, prr near 200, mrr 100(?), shield stunning 129, dire charge 119, trip and stunning blow 89(?)).
    It's been awhile since i played this build. Need adapt to dragonborn last racial.

    Appreciate any help, critics and comments.

    Hows the dps on this build? I would love a high dps vanguard build.

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    Aasimar version possible? How will this change the build?

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    Nice build. May use this to try and resurrect my long since abandoned warforged fighter alt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagin View Post
    Nice. +1
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kodwraith View Post
    Has your feat list changed? I'm playing basically this as a Aasimar or fighter life (I cant decide which) and wanted to go with Bsword + shield + THF. That way I can fall back to falchion when I just need to mow stuff down. The 41/39 split seems a good idea too.
    Works with TH weapons, but Vanguard Attack speed is the thing here. Update 45 AP split: 43/31/6.

    Quote Originally Posted by LawLessk View Post
    Hows the dps on this build? I would love a high dps vanguard build.
    Update 45: Good! Not top, but for sure better with Strikethrough.

    Quote Originally Posted by LawLessk View Post
    Aasimar version possible? How will this change the build?
    Yes. Better self heal.

    Quote Originally Posted by axel15810 View Post
    Nice build. May use this to try and resurrect my long since abandoned warforged fighter alt.
    Thanks.
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    ...Raiding is pointless because gear will eventually be replaced by better gear. Past lives are forever and thus are the only character improvement that is worth the trouble of acquiring...

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    Hi there,

    I need to knock out 2 more fighter lives. I play a monk 100% of the time, so just looking to get the DC boost from the fighter past life along with the PRR from PDK. I messed up and thought i could just play a 12 fighter 8 monk since i dont have any fighter gear at all. Id like to try this on my next life. What gear should i be hoarding/acquiring. I dont plan to actually fatm at all, just whatever i pick up as i go from 15 to 30. My plan right now is to go 15 to 30, the epic to 20, back up to 30, then TR into PDK X 2.

    Thanks,
    Nico

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickodeamous View Post
    Hi there,

    I need to knock out 2 more fighter lives. I play a monk 100% of the time, so just looking to get the DC boost from the fighter past life along with the PRR from PDK. I messed up and thought i could just play a 12 fighter 8 monk since i dont have any fighter gear at all. Id like to try this on my next life. What gear should i be hoarding/acquiring. I dont plan to actually fatm at all, just whatever i pick up as i go from 15 to 30. My plan right now is to go 15 to 30, the epic to 20, back up to 30, then TR into PDK X 2.

    Thanks,
    Nico
    To be honest, Monk wont combine with Vanguard.
    I'm not very "Monky" to comment on Monk gear.
    Maybe THF tier 5 Centered Kensei with Monk stuff?

    But, again, monk isn't for me.

    Sorry.
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    ...Raiding is pointless because gear will eventually be replaced by better gear. Past lives are forever and thus are the only character improvement that is worth the trouble of acquiring...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballrus View Post
    To be honest, Monk wont combine with Vanguard.
    I'm not very "Monky" to comment on Monk gear.
    Maybe THF tier 5 Centered Kensei with Monk stuff?

    But, again, monk isn't for me.

    Sorry.
    Thanks for the response. I was actually asking what gear i should be hoarding as i leveled with that horrible 12 fighter 8 monk combo. I want to go 20 fighter but i dont know what to pick up and keep as i go through that current life. Should i be picking up heavy armor, two handed swords, str gear? That kinda stuff

    Thanks again!!

    Nico

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickodeamous View Post
    Thanks for the response. I was actually asking what gear i should be hoarding as i leveled with that horrible 12 fighter 8 monk combo. I want to go 20 fighter but i dont know what to pick up and keep as i go through that current life. Should i be picking up heavy armor, two handed swords, str gear? That kinda stuff

    Thanks again!!

    Nico
    12 fighter/8 Monk... Same gear except shield/heavy armor (go pajamas instead?).
    20 Fighter THF, use the same gear from Kensei/Vanguard, but w/o shields?
    Levels 1-14, whatever; 15-23 i´m using Sharn+CC gear; 23-28 CC "Universal Melee Gear"; 29 Sharn.
    Quote Originally Posted by erethizon View Post
    ...Raiding is pointless because gear will eventually be replaced by better gear. Past lives are forever and thus are the only character improvement that is worth the trouble of acquiring...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballrus View Post
    20 Fighter THF, use the same gear from Kensei/Vanguard, but w/o shields?
    Levels 1-14, whatever; 15-23 i´m using Sharn+CC gear; 23-28 CC "Universal Melee Gear"; 29 Sharn.
    Using a combo of Ravenloft & Sharn gear from lvl 10 - 20. THF mainly, w/ a splash of shield proficiency for the few times I want to "turtle up".

    Mainly a stun/trip build, the pure fighter/strength build w/ shield bash/rush/charge is a BLAST. (as long as you're out in front of casters )

    I've found splashing 5 points into Falconry for + 1 to hit & confirm, animal favored enemy and bird attack (for trip really helps for single target cc)

    You can also add 1 point in harper for +1 vs evil.


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