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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2009, 03:32:34 PM »
Thanks, completely forgot about that :)

I think I'll just ditch Psychic Crush and take Greater Concealing Amorpha instead. I'll look into Psionic Dominate, but I wouldn't know what other power to dump...
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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2009, 06:42:41 PM »
You could dump breath of the black dragon in lieu of psionic dominate, I guess. Though if you're trying to decide between either botbd and stygian bolt, the latter is definitely the way to go.
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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2009, 07:07:04 PM »
Yeah, Psionic Dominate would cost me a feat slot for EK (which I can't spare) or XP for research (which I don't want to pay, at least not right now...)...


I'll definitely keep it in mind for when I get some XP above the minimum to reach level 13 though :)



Any tips on other great powers of 6th level and below that I don't have yet (aside from Contingency, BotBD and Stygian Bolt)?


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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2009, 08:05:55 PM »
Okay I just noticed something odd about your character. You are lawful neutral and are going into anarchic initiate. Slight conflict there but nothing you cannot work out with your DM. Also you have some spare feats in your build and taking the Personal construct ACF means you do not really need the tenth level of constructor, which gives you an additional manifester level.  You would just need to push back some of your feats.

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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2009, 08:08:41 PM »
Fixed the alignment thing, thanks :)

So which feat do you suggest I drop for now?

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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2009, 08:21:01 PM »
Probably psicrystal containment as at that point you would not need it as much, just delay it a little bit. It is worth the free quickening.

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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2009, 01:57:10 PM »
Okay, almost done now, thank for all the great suggestions so far guys. If I could give Fu I would :)


Got one more for you though.

Of the following powers, which would you drop if it would mean you could take Psionic Contingency, and why would you drop that one? (yes, some are lower levels, but right now I've swapped Psi. Contingency for Bestow Power, so I could swap one of the lower ones for Bestow Power instead, meaning I wouldn't have to give up Psi. Contingency. Just trying to keep it simple :P)

-Touchsight
-Energy Wall
-Telekinetic Thrust
-Time Hop
-Greater Concealing Amorpha

-Dimension Door, Psionic
-Energy Adaptation
-Wall of Ectoplasm

-Telekinetic Buffer
-Plane Shift, Psionic
-Anticipatory Strike

-Disintegrate, Psionic



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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2009, 05:53:20 PM »
I would probably drop psionic plane shift. Unless this is a plane hopping game, and you're the only one can cast it, it's too specialized (Perhaps consider getting an Item that lets you use it)

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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2009, 06:22:35 PM »
Yeah, I think we've got a wizard, so that sounds like a pretty good idea, although it would be nice if coupled with Psionic Contingency (maybe a Psi. D. Door is good enough for that though) :)

Any other candidates for dropping? :)
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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2009, 06:56:12 PM »
Don't forget to learn synchronicity. When you get twin power and/or link power, link it to a swift power to get free readied actions in the next round. Readied actions you can use to, say, heal your constructs.

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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2009, 07:12:41 PM »
Thanks, I've got that covered, as well as a basic recbarge setup :)

Just need to decide on this last thing.
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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2009, 09:36:29 PM »
Here I am, late to the table.
And strangely I'm really late.

I am so rechargeably happy.
I didn't have to nudge mention recharging.

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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2009, 09:50:02 PM »
Does this qualify as a phrenic-Tweet ...  :birthday
If it makes you happy, ADM ;)
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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2009, 08:01:01 AM »
Bowen, two things, what's that PrC you have after anarch on your sheet? Couldn't find it in SRD or complete psionic.

Secondly, what's this about recharging?

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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2009, 09:17:53 AM »
Anarchic Initiate, then Constructor. Recharge setups are tricks that allow you to recover power points without rest.

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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2009, 09:34:17 AM »
right, I mean I can't find Constructor anywhere in any book.

And I want to know the specifics of the recharge, what they cost, how much he can get back.

If I'm dealing with a Psion who spends 150 pp per encounter and then uses some crazy bullshit to regen to full in a minute, I'm going to banhammer the crap out of that, because I don't let Wizards have infinite spells slots, so I'm not letting Psions have infinite power points.

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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2009, 11:09:09 AM »
Recharge comes down to this: Use the Midnight Augmentation feat to reduce the cost of Bestow Power, manifesting Bestow power for 3 PP, granting me 4 PP (or 6 granting me 8 etc.).


I wasn't intenting to use it to recharge it after a 'Nova' (I'm no Kineticist after all ;)), it's mostly their as a backup in case we get ambushed after a particularly nasty encounter or something.

If you don't like it I'll drop the recharge-setup for something else though :)
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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2009, 11:34:49 AM »
No, that's okay. The rate of regain is slow enough that it constitutes a serious time expenditure. You may be able to get it back to full with a great deal of time, but your recovery rate of repeatedly casting that is not so fast that if I get pissed I can punish you for it without having to be too unrealistic.

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Re: Warforged Shaper - Tips and pointers welcome
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2009, 12:14:45 PM »
That's what I was thinking as well :)

Helps keep me in check :D
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