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Title: Cleric 9/Bard 2/ Arcane Archer 29
Post by: nwnolan on 08 July 2009, 17:32
Starting Statistics (final)

Str - 10 <-----*
Dex - 18 (38)
Con - 10 <-----*
Int - 10 <-----*
Wis - 15
Cha - 8

*I decided setting Str, Con & Int to 10 gave the best overall balance to the build, though this is tangible & u can modify this to more suit the build towards your particular needs

Levelling Guide:

1 - Cleric (1): Weapon Proficiency Martial
2 - Cleric (2):
3 - Cleric (3): Weapon Focus: Longbow
4 - Cleric (4): Dex +1 (dex = 19)
5 - Cleric (5):
6 - Cleric (6): Point Blank Shot
7 - Cleric (7):
8 - Cleric (8): Dex +1 (dex = 20)
9 - Cleric (9): Rapid Reload
10 - Bard (1):
11 - Arcane Archer (1):
12 - Arcane Archer (2): Improved Critical: Longbow, Dex +1 (dex = 21)
13 - Arcane Archer (3):
14 - Arcane Archer (4):
15 - Arcane Archer (5): Blindfight
16 - Arcane Archer (6): Dex +1 (dex = 22)
17 - Arcane Archer (7):
18 - Arcane Archer (8): Toughness/ Weapon Finess
19 - Arcane Archer (9):
20 - Arcane Archer (10): Dex +1 (dex = 23)
21 - Arcane Archer (11): Epic Weapon Focus: Longbow
22 - Arcane Archer (12):
23 - Arcane Archer (13):
24 - Arcane Archer (14): Great Dexterity I, *Great Dexterity II, Dex +1 (dex = 26)
25 - Arcane Archer (15):
26 - Arcane Archer (16):
27 - Arcane Archer (17): Great Dexterity III (dex = 27)
28 - Arcane Archer (18): *Great Dexterity IV, Dex +1 (dex = 29)
29 - Arcane Archer (19):
30 - Arcane Archer (20): Great Dexterity V (dex = 30)
31 - Arcane Archer (21):
32 - Arcane Archer (22): *Great Dexterity VI, Dex +1 (dex = 32)
33 - Arcane Archer (23): Great Dexterity VII (dex = 33)
34 - Arcane Archer (24):
35 - Arcane Archer (25):
36 - Arcane Archer (26): Great Dexterity VIII, *Great Dexterity IX, Dex +1 (dex = 36)
37 - Arcane Archer (27):
38 - Arcane Archer (28):
39 - Arcane Archer (29): Great Dexterity X (dex = 37)
40 - Bard (2): Dex +1 (dex = 38)

*feats marked with a star indicate Arcane Archer bonus feats

Attacks (nonmagical bow) :

58/53/48/43 - BAB 26, + 3 wf/ewf, +15 imbue arrow, + 14 dexterity

not bad for starters...now with a little buffing: +1 bless, +1 aid, +2 prayer, +3 divine might, +4 divine power, +1 bardsong -> 70/65/60/55

throwing in a +6 weapon & +6 from ability boosting items and u have a truely sick attack bonus:

82/77/72/67  

Cleric domains for this build I would choose are Trickery (improved invisibility lvl 5) and Earth (stoneskin lvl 4 & energy buffer lvl 5)

Skills:

Perform 7 (6) <--- gives maximum bardsong for a lvl 2 bard, +1 attack +1 damage & +1 will save
Tumble 40 (54) <--- +8 Dodge AC

this leaves 101 skill points to allocate as desired, Discipline really helps, I love UMD as well so maybe Max them out with rest going into Spot.

Saving Throws:

Fort - 23
Will - 23
Reflex - 36

HP - 316 (maxed)

AC (naked) - 32 (10 base + 8 tumble + 14 dex)

- Just passing this build along, I'm pretty sure this guy added some things wrong, but when I tested it out I was getting 78 AB fully buffed (may even be higher). It's a decent archer build for those who do not like playing as a Shadow Dancer (I hate them). Also I changed out the Earth domain for the War domain because you'd get a +2 or three to AB and Damage. Feel free to comment however you wish!

-nwnolan


Title: Re: Cleric 9/Bard 2/ Arcane Archer 29
Post by: parknutz on 09 July 2009, 00:36
I have one somewhat similar but with more damage.
This was an idea I had for a boss killer. Crappy AC so needs help leveling in groups.

13STR,16DEX(28),14WIS(15),16CHA(22)

(*) Epic Bonus Feat for AA

with cleric spells and Divine Might you have a total of 17 damage that can't be resisted.

I took War and STR as domains for Cat's grace and DP as 3rd lvl spell.
I built this toon around a group of support toons.(KK and Rade) Rade was tank, KK was the arcane and i was the damage. Definitely will get destroyed in PvP unless you Crit them first for uber damage.

With Bard song this build can have a max AB of 75.

pre-epic i went 10cler/1wiz/9aa
1)Pwr Attack
3)Wpn Focus longbow
6) Point Blank Shot
9) Divine Might
12) Blind Fight
15) Improved Crit
18) Extend Spell
21) Great Dex 1
24) Great Dex 2
25) *Epic Wpn Focus
27) Great Dex 3
29) *Epic Prowess
30) Great Dex 4
33) Great Dex 5,*6
36) Great Dex 7
37) *Great Dex 8
39) Great Dex 9


Title: Re: Cleric 9/Bard 2/ Arcane Archer 29
Post by: pinkpuff on 09 July 2009, 00:37
Divine power is 1ab per every 7 cleric lvls.

Go cleric15/bard2/aa23

Fully buffed you get 75ab, 7 attacks, and 15 damage per hit that can't be resisted.

9cleric/1bard/10aa pre epic, you figure out the rest.

Travel/War domains.


Title: Re: Cleric 9/Bard 2/ Arcane Archer 29
Post by: Rade on 09 July 2009, 03:05
An interesting variation, but where are you gonna find a +6 bow?


Title: Re: Cleric 9/Bard 2/ Arcane Archer 29
Post by: nwnolan on 09 July 2009, 16:39
Divine Power only does 1 per 7 cleric levels? Is that just a server thing or is that always the case? Also how is it that you'd get 7 attacks per round? Most I could come up with is 6. And a +6 Bow? I haven't a clue...  ;D


Title: Re: Cleric 9/Bard 2/ Arcane Archer 29
Post by: Rade on 09 July 2009, 19:31
1 per 7 is a server thing. As far as 7 attacks go, same thing. Click the "Spell Changes" hyperlink (http://www.gondorvsmordor.com/gvm2/forum/index.php?topic=502.msg5189#msg5189) to see what we're talking about, search up Divine Power.

As far as the +6 bow goes, then why'd you say "throwing in a +6 weapon ..."?


Title: Re: Cleric 9/Bard 2/ Arcane Archer 29
Post by: nwnolan on 09 July 2009, 23:45
.... I don't know. I just assumed that they had +6 weapons. Oh and pinkpuff what were the starting stats on that person? I might just try yours if it matches mine.


Title: Re: Cleric 9/Bard 2/ Arcane Archer 29
Post by: MasterThief on 10 July 2009, 10:34
Dont you suffer without uncanny dodge when caught flat footed  :'(


Title: Re: Cleric 9/Bard 2/ Arcane Archer 29
Post by: parknutz on 21 July 2009, 16:16
Dont you suffer without uncanny dodge when caught flat footed  :'(

Well you would suffer without uncanny dodge but an archer shouldn't be anywhere near the front lines.


Title: Re: Cleric 9/Bard 2/ Arcane Archer 29
Post by: nwnolan on 21 July 2009, 16:23
That was one thing, however I ditched this build upon my enlightenment of going cleric 15 instead of cleric 9.  ;D