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    Default Tiefling Scoundrel - Pure Bard - Inquisitive Swashbuckler

    Just rolled up a Tiefling Scoundrel (actually did it last night).
    Since there is hardly any material out there with example builds I decided to play it save on stats and spend some on wis in case i have to switch to falconry for higher damage output.
    I also still have a need for a Bard past live, so this first iconic live will bust two things at once.

    Starting Stats:
    Str: 8
    Dex: 15
    Con: 17
    Int: 10
    Wis: 15
    Cha: 15

    I don't have the two main enhancement trees just right, so can't say much about that just yet, still trying to figure out what does what exactly.
    Will come back once I do know but for now some pointers would be welcome.

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    Those are some .. unorthodox .. stats for an inquisitive.
    The consensus for now seems to be int based, 41 inquisitive, 12 harper, 27 left for other trees.
    Going wis based with falconry is an option, but that leaves even fewer points to spend elsewhere.

    I have tried one inquisitive til now. I had an old weird mule, something like Human Paladin 8, Ranger 2, Artificer 1. So I ate some spare tomes (+3s and +4s) and LRed into an Int based character. Crafted me a ML10 Heavy Crossbow and the damage is great, for a first liver. I am planning to go 8/6/6.

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    The xbow that I'm using the The Diplomancer from the anniversary event, seems to hold its weight on its own but is a nice extra kick for this build.
    Prob because its a light xbow.

    The main confusion that I have is even tho Inquisitive states that you can now swashbuckle with light xbows I'm not 100% sure that light xbows do fully count as a finessable weapon all of a sudden.
    Like for resonating arms, does the sonic on crit all of a sudden work with a light xbow then?

    Will do some testing and get back with results.

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    Scoundrel + Inquisitive + Bard doesn't really work that well.

    - You need to lose 5% Doubleshot to get Swashbuckling.
    - It's only Light Crossbows, so you lose 1 damage per [w] vs. Heavy Crossbows.
    - You gain back 11+% Doubleshot and +6 damage, but only if you forgo Rune-arms (and the +2d12 or so damage they add per shot, plus whatever abilities are on the Rune-arm).
    - You can't use Charisma to hit/damage, so virtually all of the Bard abilities (including the flesh-to-stone ability from Scoundrel) are weakened.
    - You can't get the really big Swashbuckling benefits from T5 without sacrificing the even-more-important Crossbow abilities from T5 Inquisitive.

    Indeed, I'd call the "Swashbuckling with Light Crossbows" a red herring. It's like Swashbuckling with Thrown Weapons or Rune-arms - something they threw in that has no real practical value.

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    Ok, I am swashbuckling because I have nothing in the off-hand.
    The light xbow is only mimicked to the off-hand.

    Also, the resonant arms is working.

    Something else that I noticed is that "No Holds Barred" is sharing a timer with the "Double Shot Boost", not sure if that is supposed to be.
    Also you get a graphical notification on screen that says "Endless Fusillade", prob the wrong icon or something.

    Best part of Inquisitive seems to be "Diplomatic Immunity", once you have that all the diplomacy buffs roll off themselves.

    I prob will go with a ask questions first.

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    Is it worth pumping Dex for al the Precise/Imp Precise feats? Go Ultra ranged? I using Scoundrel to test the waters with a lv 15 toon, thus no stat tomes for messing around. Are there any ranged feats broken, or not working at all?

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    Consider going harper and INT for damage. I did not go this route but think it might be better. Perhaps at legendary range I will have enough INT boost myself to make it worth it. I'm not clear on how to make swash + inquisitive worth it.
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    I started messing around with a tiefling scoundral. I went with the default Iconic build rather then custom to check it out. Uhm, why does it only have 8 dex?! Going through every enhancement and feat the build has access to (I went with a Swashbuckler/racial build so far) I'm seeing something to use charisma for damage, but nothing to use charisma for to-hit. Since the racial enhancements favor weapons like a rapier, you would think the build would have Weapon Finesse and a decently high Dex rather then maxed out constitution. Sure the build is working out fairly well so far, but that seems like a rather odd choice.
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