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The Thinktank => Min/Max It! => Topic started by: Malachei on February 28, 2011, 08:56:50 AM

Title: Assassin (Swordsage / Warblade) advice
Post by: Malachei on February 28, 2011, 08:56:50 AM
I am building a character for a play-by-post campaign (Red Hand of Doom -- no spoilers please). It starts level 6.

I am looking for advice for a little practical optimization (I prefer strong characters, but I am not looking for a, well, let's just call it pun-pun junior build. I don't want to design things that will unbalance a strong party or is a sandy bridge, i.e. based on some obscure RAW interpretation)

The concept is an assassin of an order fighting for the "greater good" with an attitude of all is fair in love and war.

I had considered taking a level of beguiler or rogue for the trapfinding and possibly spells such as disguise, charm person, expeditious retreat, in order to better fill the role and possibly cover the skillmonkey as well.

Some of the game's houserules:

My rolls: 18, 15, 15, 15, 14, 14, possibly distributed like this:

STR 15, DEX 22, CON 15, INT 14, WIS 15, CHA 14 (including human adjustment and level-ability-raises, both assigned to DEX)

I had thought about a dagger TWF Swordsage / Warblade with a Tiger Claw focus. I'd take Adaptive Style, and probably (if TWF dagger route) Shadow Blade, and, possibly, Gloom Razor later on (BAB+6 requirement). This is not set in stone, however.

My questions:

My first priority is to fill an assassin role, i.e. secondary melee, able to stand my ground. I hope there will be a primary melee to partner with (could be a fighter / swashbuckler).

The second priority would be to fill the skill monkey role with Able Learner.

I have access to the usual handbooks, so no need to point me to it. I'm looking for some advice tailored to my situation.

Thank you very much in advance!

Title: Re: Assassin (Swordsage / Warblade) advice
Post by: Malachei on March 03, 2011, 07:25:20 AM
Really nobody? On the BG boards? Hard to believe.

I know it is a long post, but I wanted to give you an insight and information on the concept. I don't expect an answer to cover all of it, of course. I'd already be happy if you'd give some advice for one or two of the questions. Thanks.
Title: Re: Assassin (Swordsage / Warblade) advice
Post by: Midnight_v on March 03, 2011, 09:26:54 AM
What do you think about this?

http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75882/19871422/Feral_Dreadlord:_SA,_TWF,_9th_Level_Maneuvers,_SAD_in_one_package (http://)