Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1

    Default Half-orc build ideas?

    Considering going half-orc next life, just because I've never really played one before, but not sure what I want to do with it. Any good concepts out there, or just "go barbarian and forget about it?"

  2. #2
    Community Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    393

    Default

    IMO, past lives boil down to two things: what do you like to play, and what gear do you have that will make you enjoy the life more?

    The third consideration is how many racial AP you have or want to invest. Some builds are more AP-starved than others, just as some builds would benefit more from certain racial abilities than others. In this case, the obvious racial AP benefit is for two-handed, Str-based melee builds to make the most of Orcish Weapon Training, Great Weapon Aptitude or Improved Power Attack.

    As an off-the-cuff example, a Half-Orc pure (or mostly pure) fighter is a solid choice. 40-ish points Kensai, 23 points Stalwart (+20% HP, +6 Str), remaining points into Half-Orc for Lock Bash, Action boosts, rages and Weapon Trainings. Since THF fighters don't benefit from Vanguard, they only have two useful trees available, which makes them a great candidate for investing in racial trees. Half-Orc complements the Fighter trees with non-overlapping buffs: Improved Power Attack and the morale bonuses from rages won't stack with Barbarian features

  3. #3

    Default

    I had fun doing a tanky bear druid that could growl at locks. The only annoying issue is that non-proficiency penalties now apply to your weapon-claws.
    Things worthy of Standing Stone going EXTREME PREJUDICE™ on.:
    • NEW - Setting Unarmed Strike back to what it was and attacking the real problem: Reinforced Fists items.
    • Fix the flipping non-proficiency penalties for Bear and Wolf wildshapes!
    • Redoing the drop rates of tomes in generic and raid loot tables.
    • Keep Lynnabel on task with updating the remaining legacy named loot to not suck.
    • Tiering the Runearms so that artificers aren’t screwed out of the advantages of Cannith Crafting in Epic levels on their signature item.
    • Finishing the enhancement tree passes (including racial PrE’s) before rolling out yet another DDOStore™ Enhancement Tree.

  4. #4
    Founder & Hero cdbd3rd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Escaping Mizzery in the Tavern Attic.
    Posts
    27,166

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Arianrhod View Post
    Considering going half-orc next life, just because I've never really played one before, but not sure what I want to do with it. Any good concepts out there, or just "go barbarian and forget about it?"
    Quote Originally Posted by Discpsycho View Post
    IMO, past lives boil down to [one] things: what do you like to play, ...
    Anything those *other* races can do, Horcs can do just fine.

    (Heroically speaking)
    CEO - Cupcake's Muskateers, Thelanis
    DDO Freebies

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cdbd3rd View Post
    Anything those *other* races can do, Horcs can do just fine.

    (Heroically speaking)
    Yeah, I know. Just looking for inspiration to keep it interesting. The tanky-druid option is winning so far, as it fits in thematically with some previous lives' histories

  6. #6
    Community Member Jetrule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    1,021

    Default

    I like to go against the grain sometimes and roll a unusual character but if I had alot of racial points to spend and was looking at half orc racial lives I would want to do one at least as a pure barbarian for sure. Wolf druid also ties in well with two handed weapons and strength so maybe a druid 18 fvs 1 barb 1 too. I think for a third option I would want to roll something a bit different. Perhaps a favored soul wis based caster who basically wastes the racial points. Maybe Aureon as deity choice and can kinda sorta supplement casting with staff beating but i wouldn't put any feats in melee stuff and I wouldn't use warsoul for a q-staffs build either.
    Percivaul Dusol, BadRandall and Shortpact--The Silver Legion

  7. #7
    Forum witchdoctor Hobgoblin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    hell.
    Posts
    6,565

    Default

    i like horc/pdk for druid. big bear big big bear
    main toons: Cerrsi(silly caster/xbow) Sttomper (silly barbarian)-jammiee (Silly melee)
    Quote Originally Posted by Eladrin View Post
    You are still completely free to run around like a jackrabbit on caffeine.
    quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius

  8. #8
    Intergalactic Space Crusader
    Treasure Hunter
    Livmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Sarlona
    Posts
    5,227

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Arianrhod View Post
    Considering going half-orc next life, just because I've never really played one before, but not sure what I want to do with it. Any good concepts out there, or just "go barbarian and forget about it?"
    https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...=1#post5333111

  9. #9
    Community Member psykopeta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Hidden in a secret hold
    Posts
    2,003

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Arianrhod View Post
    Considering going half-orc next life, just because I've never really played one before, but not sure what I want to do with it. Any good concepts out there, or just "go barbarian and forget about it?"
    tilo's brutal horc instakiller focused
    psykopeta is finally baconpletionist because there isn't anything to delay it more - thelanis, where the gimps claim to be pros and noobs claim to be pros, no newbies allowed(unless they claim to be pros), we have enough drama w/o them. PS: I post only in the latest thread shown in main page, in the weird case u want something from me, feel free to send pm

  10. #10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by psykopeta View Post
    tilo's brutal horc instakiller focused
    OK, I'll admit I'm intrigued, but most of my searches turned up Aasimar builds, and I gave up when they started pointing me to porn sites. Link, please?

  11. #11
    Community Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Arianrhod View Post
    OK, I'll admit I'm intrigued, but most of my searches turned up Aasimar builds, and I gave up when they started pointing me to porn sites. Link, please?
    lmao

  12. #12
    Community Member psykopeta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Hidden in a secret hold
    Posts
    2,003

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Arianrhod View Post
    OK, I'll admit I'm intrigued, but most of my searches turned up Aasimar builds, and I gave up when they started pointing me to porn sites. Link, please?
    Necrobarbqrian for damonzz in barbarian category, pretty sure it will be in 1st page, get ready to see teisting DDO mechanics like only he can do
    psykopeta is finally baconpletionist because there isn't anything to delay it more - thelanis, where the gimps claim to be pros and noobs claim to be pros, no newbies allowed(unless they claim to be pros), we have enough drama w/o them. PS: I post only in the latest thread shown in main page, in the weird case u want something from me, feel free to send pm

  13. #13
    Community Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    135

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetrule View Post
    I like to go against the grain sometimes and roll a unusual character but if I had alot of racial points to spend and was looking at half orc racial lives I would want to do one at least as a pure barbarian for sure. Wolf druid also ties in well with two handed weapons and strength so maybe a druid 18 fvs 1 barb 1 too. I think for a third option I would want to roll something a bit different. Perhaps a favored soul wis based caster who basically wastes the racial points. Maybe Aureon as deity choice and can kinda sorta supplement casting with staff beating but i wouldn't put any feats in melee stuff and I wouldn't use warsoul for a q-staffs build either.
    I played a wis based 13 FVS / 6 Monk / 1 Rogue staff build 1-30. https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...light=caduceus

    I'd completely recommend it as an unusual and perfectly viable all round - melee, healer, trapper. That had plenty points in warsoul. BUT, I can't see any synergy at all with Horc.

  14. #14
    Community Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,753

    Default

    Raging Crush is fun. It's the primary reason I consider Half~Orc in any build.

  15. #15
    Community Member C-Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Lacalifusa
    Posts
    4,948

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Arianrhod View Post
    OK, I'll admit I'm intrigued, but most of my searches turned up Aasimar builds...
    Key word "Barbarian", author "Tilomere", Search Titles only:

    o https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...ight=barbarian

    But, yeah, that is Aasi, so... :/

  16. #16
    Community Member Kutalp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Gates of the Multiverse club
    Posts
    1,086

    Default

    Rogue/Multiclass. Lots of options.

    Rogue heavy Rogue/Barbarian build is actually pretty nice to play. But pure rogue actually has alot more bonus. Barbarin's true bonus is some run speed and extra health and healing bonus for sure.

    Half orc Strength core gives bonus when your build starts with lower strength and higher Dexterity. Several advantages at tactics, athletic skills, carry limit, UMD, social skills bonus through rogue skills. Saves against strength sapping attacks during fights. So they complete eachother.

    Dont let Half orc enhancements trick you. although you can still build something out of it. The cores and may be extra will saves the only deal. Dont get lured deep with Half orc cores and extra hitpoint total from certain builds. It works but not that big.


    Stalward with shield is the only real option for that but that takes away alot from actual rogue goodies or actual barbarian healing and health total bonus.

    There is no special Fighter feats for empowering Toughness feat nor any Fighter feat that empowers Healing amplificiation. True advantage of Stalward is running defensive stance and extra hp but saves and survival skills arent good enough.


    Orc druids (Gatekeepers/also some Hobgoblin version) are famous for Eberron setting which is anoter point.

    You can go for radical builds such as Half orc Rogue/Spellsinger or Swashbuckler and take advantage of Spellsinger cores aswell as Rogue skills to create a twist. Charisma is not the only focus there.
    Last edited by Kutalp; 01-23-2020 at 09:35 AM.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdbEx7nuczo
    Basements & Rogue Dinosaurs

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

This form's session has expired. You need to reload the page.

Reload