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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #120 on: April 12, 2011, 05:08:39 AM »
I'm currently working on a Psionic build using Swiftclaw, Subconscious Warrior, and Feral.  Schism+Psi-Haste+Combat Form = awesome.  Ironically, I might be able to do all of this without any of those classes, instead cherry picking for saves/ML/BAB and using the powers themselves.  More on this once I get back from work.
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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #121 on: October 09, 2011, 02:56:42 PM »
I'm glad others noticed some slight synergy with Duskblade. 

Random thought on the Generalist Wizard bit: Wizard 3/Factotum 3 easily gets +12 initiative.  Add Swiftblade 4 and that jumps up to 2x Int mod to initiative, meaning at least +16.  A build starting with Factotum 3/ Generalist Wizard 3/ Trapsmith 1/ going into Swiftblade 4+ is pretty much guaranteed to go first and with Haste constantly active has incredible mobility.

Kell, did you ever find that Swiftclaw build?

CantripN, the link to Swiftclaw doesn't work anymore.

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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #122 on: October 09, 2011, 07:46:06 PM »
Tough luck. I can't find a working link. It's from a book called The Mind Unveiled, by Dreamscarred Press. Buy it or otherwise obtain it, if you want the class.
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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #123 on: October 10, 2011, 12:27:28 PM »
It's good enough to know where to find it.  Thanks for the info.

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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #124 on: October 13, 2011, 05:49:59 AM »
isn't "psi-haste" actually a power called 'accelerate'?

the power desc even has the "as haste" statement.

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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #125 on: October 13, 2011, 06:09:29 PM »
isn't "psi-haste" actually a power called 'accelerate'?

the power desc even has the "as haste" statement.


Physical Acceleration.
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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #126 on: October 13, 2011, 10:47:16 PM »
It'd be a pain to somehow manage to spend all your PP for an entire level manifesting Physical Acceleration, though.

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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #127 on: October 14, 2011, 07:13:50 AM »
isn't "psi-haste" actually a power called 'accelerate'?

the power desc even has the "as haste" statement.


Physical Acceleration.

no. i mean the 100% official wotc power "accelerate". not third-party dsp stuff.

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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #128 on: October 14, 2011, 06:07:23 PM »
isn't "psi-haste" actually a power called 'accelerate'?

the power desc even has the "as haste" statement.


Physical Acceleration.

no. i mean the 100% official wotc power "accelerate". not third-party dsp stuff.

here, see for yourself
Ohh, nice. I guess I'll sift through this Dark Sun stuff soon enough.
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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #129 on: October 14, 2011, 06:35:41 PM »
there is also a weather wise power that justifies distance archers knowing exactly what the wind is doing, among other things, for miles around. there are some nice feats too. immunity to massive damage, group intimidate based on cha mod... and more.
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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #130 on: October 27, 2011, 10:21:46 AM »
this is probably a breach of some CoC but here is the Swiftclaw:

[spoiler]Requirements:
bab 3
Knowledge (psionics) 6, Autohypnosis 8
Manifesting: Able to manifest claws of the beast and biophysical boost
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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #131 on: October 27, 2011, 09:30:42 PM »
It doesn't have the miss chance, but that capstone is nothing to sneeze at.  Could be worth a 50% boost in PP for a certain kind of PsyWar.

Of course, if you're not a fan of claws of the beast then it's kind of a no-brainer why you might not like this class.

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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #132 on: October 28, 2011, 10:35:43 AM »
It may not be the best for a Gish, but it certainly is not bad.

edit: Quick example, Ardent 10/Swiftclaw 10 will most likely pull its weight.
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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #133 on: October 28, 2011, 08:55:04 PM »
Let's go back to the feats: although this prc  swiftblade has dubious prerequisites, they make you eligible to a favourite of mine, elusive target from CW ( with a 6+ bba  ;) no problem here ). You can negate power attack which is GREAT for someone wary about his hp ( i think, i'm new on this board ). The diverting defense part is funny to roleplay, especially when DMing ( the meat shield brains out his rogue friend trying to get your npc), it's elegant and fits you well.

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Re: The Swiftblade Handbook
« Reply #134 on: October 28, 2011, 11:53:56 PM »
what source is the swiftclaw from?
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