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Help with Character
« on: October 08, 2011, 10:55:05 AM »
My friends and I are doing a new campaign, running level 1-?. I need an Ardent "tanking" style build that's effective from 1-20 just in case. Pretty much everything's a go since this isn't a very serious campaign, and I can probably get away with 1 flaw. The rest of the party is 1cleric, 1 sorcerer, 1 Blue Mage (the homebrew class), 2/3 rogues, and me, so I can get pretty ridiculous, what with being the only melee combatant. With that, I leave it with you guys and hope for a reply. :D

edit: Doesn't HAVE to be Ardent, but i really like the class
« Last Edit: October 09, 2011, 10:21:00 PM by Mister Lamp »
That was somewhat misleading on my part. Think of it as self-confidence, self-image, the ego, and other such things, not people skills. Someone with a low Charisma who goes insane is probably suffering crippling self-doubt or has a skewed perception of him/herself (or, given the power of the entities in the Cthulhu mythos, an accurate perception of his or her place in the universe).

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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011, 04:49:21 PM »
Psicrystal Affinity with Vigor + Share Pain combo, potentially made utterly ridiculous by the Dominant Ideal ACF in the Mind's Eye articles.

In other words, you're basically invincible.  Do whatever floats your boat for offense.

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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 08:07:14 PM »
With so many casters, as well as squishy rogue, a Lockdown-type build may be in order.
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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 09:51:15 PM »
With so many casters, as well as squishy rogue, a Lockdown-type build may be in order.

could I get a link to a good one? I don't play melee types, well, ever.

or just post one.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2011, 10:20:16 PM by Mister Lamp »
That was somewhat misleading on my part. Think of it as self-confidence, self-image, the ego, and other such things, not people skills. Someone with a low Charisma who goes insane is probably suffering crippling self-doubt or has a skewed perception of him/herself (or, given the power of the entities in the Cthulhu mythos, an accurate perception of his or her place in the universe).

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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011, 11:16:28 PM »
Fighter 20
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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2011, 12:29:18 AM »
Lockdown that comes online on level 2:

Human Wolf Totem Barbarian 2

Feats: Exotic Weapon Proficiency (spiked chain), Combat Reflexes. You get Improved Trip at level 2. Work from there.

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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2011, 07:27:05 PM »
Lockdown that comes online on level 2:

Human Wolf Totem Barbarian 2

Feats: Exotic Weapon Proficiency (spiked chain), Combat Reflexes. You get Improved Trip at level 2. Work from there.

Remember to also pick up whirling frenzy and a spirit lion totem.
Monks are pretty much the best designed class ever.

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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2011, 09:05:19 PM »
Lockdown that comes online on level 2:

Human Wolf Totem Barbarian 2

Feats: Exotic Weapon Proficiency (spiked chain), Combat Reflexes. You get Improved Trip at level 2. Work from there.

Remember to also pick up whirling frenzy and a spirit lion totem.
Wonder when people will start calling this setup "Panther Totem" like I do...

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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2011, 10:25:35 PM »
Lockdown that comes online on level 2:

Human Wolf Totem Barbarian 2

Feats: Exotic Weapon Proficiency (spiked chain), Combat Reflexes. You get Improved Trip at level 2. Work from there.

Remember to also pick up whirling frenzy and a spirit lion totem.
Wonder when people will start calling this setup "Panther Totem" like I do...
IMO, "Fleshraker Totem" fits better.
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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2011, 04:28:18 PM »
I am partial to "slightly angry kitten totem."

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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2011, 04:55:42 PM »
I am partial to "slightly angry kitten totem."
If I were level 2, I wouldn't call a Barbarian a "kitten."

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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2011, 12:53:15 AM »
I am partial to "slightly angry kitten totem."
If I were level 2, I wouldn't call a Barbarian a "kitten."

I would.

If my DM gave me bonus exp for being in character.

That was somewhat misleading on my part. Think of it as self-confidence, self-image, the ego, and other such things, not people skills. Someone with a low Charisma who goes insane is probably suffering crippling self-doubt or has a skewed perception of him/herself (or, given the power of the entities in the Cthulhu mythos, an accurate perception of his or her place in the universe).

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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2011, 06:10:38 AM »
I am partial to "slightly angry kitten totem."
If I were level 2, I wouldn't call a Barbarian a "kitten."

I would.

If my DM gave me bonus exp for being in character.



Does your DM give bonus XP for being dead?
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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2011, 06:40:02 AM »
I am partial to "slightly angry kitten totem."
If I were level 2, I wouldn't call a Barbarian a "kitten."

I would.

If my DM gave me bonus exp for being in character.



Does your DM give bonus XP for being dead?
I can't hear you over the army of mules my 2nd level wizard has.
Monks are pretty much the best designed class ever.

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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2011, 06:10:23 PM »
I am partial to "slightly angry kitten totem."
If I were level 2, I wouldn't call a Barbarian a "kitten."

I would.

If my DM gave me bonus exp for being in character.



Does your DM give bonus XP for being dead?

yes, its called the ghost template.
That was somewhat misleading on my part. Think of it as self-confidence, self-image, the ego, and other such things, not people skills. Someone with a low Charisma who goes insane is probably suffering crippling self-doubt or has a skewed perception of him/herself (or, given the power of the entities in the Cthulhu mythos, an accurate perception of his or her place in the universe).

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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2011, 09:01:07 PM »
Ok, an X 1/Ghost 1 can call a level 2 Barbarian a kitten.

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Re: Help with Character
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2011, 09:20:39 PM »
Ok, an X 1/Ghost 1 can call a level 2 Barbarian a kitten.

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That was somewhat misleading on my part. Think of it as self-confidence, self-image, the ego, and other such things, not people skills. Someone with a low Charisma who goes insane is probably suffering crippling self-doubt or has a skewed perception of him/herself (or, given the power of the entities in the Cthulhu mythos, an accurate perception of his or her place in the universe).