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Lets pretend you must make a character using VoP. No LA buy-off or rebuilding. Any race/template is open.
What would you personally make to play?

I will start, but im in class so its going to be short  :D   
im thinking feral for the fast healing...
feral whisper gnome. druid-5/planar shep-10/???-4   probly something like that.

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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 10:50:29 PM »
First I'd pick something with flight, like a raptorian or dragonborn with wings. Then I would go with druid, cleric, or wizard (assuming the DM isn't an ass and doesn't hold my components or spellbook against me) depending on what I feel like for the character.

If I go druid it goes to planar shepard, for cleric I'd look hard at Skypledge but there are obviously other choices, for wizard the standard master spec./I7V or Incantrix type build.
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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 11:00:13 PM »
Definitely Monk 1/Druid with prestige class (planar shepherd) or Monk 1/Cleric with prestige class (Divine orcale 2, contemplative 1, RSoP 6, Church inquisitor 2; all the free lunches and domains). Eschew materials if the DM was picky.

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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 11:03:38 PM »
Meh. I'd leave Monk out, if only to spite VoP Monk fans.
Anyway, yes, Druid or Cleric is what it's at. If a Spellbook is allowed, Wizard enters the equation. If I didn't feel like playing a Tier 1 caster, though, I'd look into a Totemist or Incarnate. Those are the classes that come next closest to gear independency.
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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 11:03:55 PM »
Telekinesis ghost. Because it's otherwise too expensive to buy thousands of magic weapons to throw.

Also, incarnum. Or a dvati, who get half gear anyway.

EDIT: Another character I'd use? An animal companion.
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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2011, 11:24:49 PM »
Dragonborn Warforged Unarmed Swordsage for image.

Psion rocks the self-sufficiency department with freedom of movement, fly, teleport, plane shift, astral construct, etc.
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2011, 11:28:18 PM »
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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2011, 11:38:37 PM »
i agree with the druid -> Planar Shepherd or Master of Many Forms.

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2011, 11:47:54 PM »
Monk 6/Shou Disciple 5/Kensai 9, as a Dragonborn Water Orc.  Could be fun.

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2011, 11:54:14 PM »
Monk 6/Shou Disciple 5/Kensai 9, as a Dragonborn Water Orc.  Could be fun.

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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2011, 12:01:49 AM »
Druid.
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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2011, 12:34:27 AM »
One problem with a Cleric or Druid build is that a divine focus isn't listed among the items a character can carry without breaking his Vow of Poverty, although a worshiper of the Sovereign Host could get around that with Worldly Focus.

Personally, I like the psionics route, especially if you're using a Monk dip (for Tashalatora).  Thrallherd offers some interesting flavor (and indirect access to wealth, since your thralls haven't necessarily taken their own Vows).

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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2011, 12:41:43 AM »
Cleric can cast Summon Holy Symbol (level 0 from Comp Champ) and get around that problem / restriction.
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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2011, 12:55:02 AM »
Cleric can cast Summon Holy Symbol (level 0 from Comp Champ) and get around that problem / restriction.
And Druids use Holly and Mistletoe, I believe, which is free.
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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2011, 01:08:28 AM »
Dragonborn warforged totemist/psion/soul manifester//factotum/swordsage.

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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2011, 01:34:53 AM »
Gonna have to go with Psion for one ideal. (Sometimes with a dash of Incarnate.) Learning new powers and any power cost is paid with for XP, so that's a definite advantage over a wizard.

I actually did play a VoP druid (hunter variant) once. She had a dire wolf animal companion and traded her Exalted bonus feats for normal bonus feats at a 3:2 ratio, taking a number of mounted combat feats. It amused me to play a mounted VoP character, I guess.

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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2011, 01:35:54 AM »
Sharn.  Because only idiots bother with components for their spells.
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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2011, 01:52:27 AM »
+1 planar shepherd, unarmed arcane swordsage and thrallherd

With the unarmed arcane swordsage, yea the spells known is low but you can spam them all day AND at each level you can trade out an old spell, so the entire polymorph line only ever takes up one spell known, and you can spam the best spell for each level all day long. 

A few ghost levels couldn't hurt...

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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2011, 02:35:12 AM »
How does VoP interact with Infested With Chickens?

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Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
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Re: If you HAD to make a VOP character. What Build would you use?
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2011, 02:40:43 AM »
I still like the idea of a VoP-based Psion Uncarnate.

The ultimate holier-than-thou character.

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