- I would not take Paragon Anchoring (+4 to all str checks) on a pure STR tank. Environmental Adaptivity would be my choice. - 7 feats for saves seems too much. I would calculate all 3 saves and see if something could be dropped. Goal: 60 - With Demi + Asmo Belt+ Paragon Balance (+4 to all dex checks) you hit the required DEX 40 for Malebranche. That will work.
Torin, pure strength or not, there are already Strength checks in the mod that this build cannot make without either Anchoring or the Asmo belt. Adapatability is certainly an option, as is Paragon Luck.
As for saves, There is a way to do it, but it requires a lot of shuffling and ultimately frees up just one feat unless you let your reflex save sit at 58. To do it, take SS/LHS instead of LoH/LL, take Lightning Reflexes instead of Improved Critical, and take Improved Critical instead of Armor Skin. Net result: -2 fort/reflex/will, -2 AC, +1 Feat. Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do with that free feat....maybe ESF: Craft Weapon? Or if you're OK with just 58 dex (60 at 2xD, 65 max with PLs), you could move Power Attack down to where Improved Critical is and take 2x Great Strength for 1 more AB. Neither option, however, is going to make the main build, since the former doesn't give anything substantial to it and the latter will hurt you even in the Hells.
simpetar, thanks for that, I've made the correction. The original build was ancient.
This build with 2x Demi, L80, and +16 STR get 62 STR which other than paragons I don't think any STR check is over 60. This does mean it would have some issue with the Paragons which I am not sure what they reach to but I don't believe it exceeds 70 currently with UUU that is +10 for 72 max, Warchanter Warcry is +8 for 70 max, and Heralds can give +3 (stacking IIRC) to checks too. I personally would skip the Anchoring feat as I don't see it being enough of a problem. None of that even considers you having a bonus to STR checks from gear too so the point is that it is going to be reasonably easy enough to reach the numbers needed w/o the feat. I easily could be mistaken but I was thinking Half-Guardinal had Levitation but I can't check the wiki and I am not inclined to check the forums for it now but it would be good to verify.
As I said, Adaptability is certainly an option. Since you folks are so determined I put that in the build, I did - as an option. That said, staffmasters aren't affected by penalties as much as other tanks are, so I put less stock in adaptability here than I would on another tank with a similar strength score, which is why it remains an option alongside Anchoring. There are other options as well, as very few things in PLs will currently break any build.