My Life So Far, Post U19

So this weekend was a good one for me to play with the enchantment pass, Tobril was out of town and most of the Brits were out and about when I had free time. So it was solo a lowbe, which I did a lot, or look at fixing some of my men….

McPlunderer took the most work as I ended up swapping 3 levels to Ranger like I talked about last post. Btw sorry for the long break, what can I say I am burnt out after work lately…. Anyway 3 ranger levels are huge. Those few levels grant vital feats to free things up and allowing me to move things around, not for forget that Arcane Archer via a direct class line saves a ton of points as well as freeing up old feats.

I was able to lose Toughness and some other random AA prerequisite feat for Imp Precise Shot, oh and I gained Dodge, which I am not sold on. Overall for 150ish hp I picked up a fair amount of get things done. Deep Wood sniper, at least for this build, is amazing; 2 more sneak attack dice, a ton of healing spell power and another melee attack with bonus [W].

But the assassin tree got most of my points. Assassin’s Trick is mostly useless btw, things that live long enough for it to matter are immune and everything else would be dead had you just attacked for the time to do the animation.

With all that in mind I made a mistake and didn’t tome up (dex) before lessering and had to drop an extra stat point into dex to take extra sneak attack vs adding it to Int. But I was still able to raise my Assassinate DC by 2. Making it 51 unbuffed. Not too bad. Shipbuff, Yugo pot, store pot (?) house D pot, Let measure the Foe build up and a 60+ DC could happen…

As for everyone else?

Java is fine but I am not happy with just fixing his enhancements. Think he might get a TR simi soon. Maybe will use that heart and nab a something unfun to level up and get him back on the completionist train. I just don’t know.

Similar deal with Samius as I have with Java, he is playable but just not as good as I would like. Think I will get into a longer post about spell power/ caster changes but let me just say I used to have unmetaed Magic Missiles do about 35 points per missile to try and proc Shiridi effects now they do about 24 points. That is a lot less damages add in the changes to the Double Rainbow and I am not sure that now is the time for casters any longer.

Okay need to head back to work, talk again real soon.


Welcome Back Samius, All Your Guys Are Broken!

I know you all missed me very much and awaited my return with bated breath. Well I to hungered to write for you again.

Okay enough of that shit, to the meat!

Day 1 of U19 for me. Knowing that I would most likely need to use that +20 heart on Samius to get him up to snuff I chose to use McPlunderer as my enchantment test bed. Other then Samius he is currently my top guy for dealing with whatever DDo life throws at me.

Just as a quick reminder McPlunderer is/was my twf/full AA/Assassin 18/1/1 rog/arty/fghr. He was fairly tight. Right around 650 hp fair to solid dps against things looking at him, great dps vs things looking the other way and a fairly high instant kill DC (could be +3 higher as a pure rogue). ☺

Now with the changes I dumped 46 points into the assassin tree however many points it took to unlock arcane archer enough in kensei for my haste boost which I found in acrobat in a way that might be a little more useful… But almost non-left to spend in the Archer tree. Aka my build is shot.

Time to hit the old idea room, aka the pooper. While clearing my mind I hit the wiki like I often do and started to wonder.

Would 3 levels of ranger be worth it? I wouldn’t need to meet the prerequisites for AA via feats any more so the question is can I get everything I “want” from AA with just 3 levels of ranger?

Make arrows, check
Morphic arrows, check
Force Arrows, check
But not slaying arrows…
But you know soul Magic looks real good if you have cocoon twisted in as your healing… Echo of power for 4 -8 and a few bow hits and heal. Loth you might be a lot less scary real soon.

But the other nice thing that happens is you open up tempest and Deep Wood Sniper, which is really what this build is all about big dual welding with a massive ranged option.

As an added bonus I would be able to swap my dilettante feat to Paladin for a huge bonus to saves.. Might have a build for you all in a few days.