I've played this build to 40 and enjoyed it. it's going to be even more enjoyable in hells, where everything is an outsider. That said, I've had a few ideas about it. This build wastes a couple of feats, EWF: Whip, Epic Prowess, Superior critical, these things can all be taken as blackguard bonus feats. Extend spell really doesn't seem necessary. I reinced mine to take these things into account, and it frees up a few feats for great dex, which frees up some LL feats, probably for Saves.(Anyone know if LSF: Enchantment can be taken, or if it will work to boost your GMW to 14?) Further, I'm going to do a total rebuild of it here in a few days where instead of splashing Monk, you take 5 harper scout levels. This grants 2 additional Favored Enemies, making the total for this build 6 favored enemies. It also grants 2 additional attacks per round. You can retain CC Blackguard with 20BG/5Harper/15Ranger. I've tested it and it works, but I haven't played it. After I play it for awhile, I'll post the full build and let you all know how it works.
Post by CataclysmicDeath on Dec 19, 2010 11:50:01 GMT
Lolz I'm not sure you need more Dex, the midget gets 70 Dex as it is.
With respect to Epic WF and Epic Prowes I'm not sure how you figure those to be a waste since they add to AB, which makes you hit more often.
And Superior Crit I took cause it gives me +10 to critical hit confirmation rolls, ok it's a Dexer so not a great bonus since my Crits probably aren't going to do THAT much damage but still, when ya Crit a Kokrachon with a POM Whip, for example, after giving it Fire Vulnerabilities its some nice damage.
As for adding 5 HS levels, I'm not sure but wouldn't that reduce the amount of Lash Infliction?
GL with the rebuild tho and let me know how it goes.
I think i may not have communicated that clearly in my post above.
I meant that the feats EWF: Whip, Epic Prowess, Sup Critical, could all be taken as BG bonus feats. The build posted takes things like epic fiendish servant & epic toughness, which are a waste. If you hold off on taking EWF, Epic prowess, sup critical, armor skin, you can get them all as BG bonus feats. Which frees up a few feats. You could maybe take more great dex in epic levels, which frees up LL feats.
You're taking great dex X anyway, which is the most you can have. So no, there's no way to get more dex on this build.
Post by CataclysmicDeath on Dec 19, 2010 21:04:02 GMT
Ahh yeah that makes more sense hehe. I may take another look at it then and see if taking them in epic levels free's up any useful feats in LL's. Tbh the saves on the build are pretty solid and don't need any help.
If you'll find yourself with free feats it might be worthwhile to pick up esf: taunt and dump the points from craft weapon into taunt (bg class skill). Craft armor is at best +3 ab for you, while taunt is at best +6 ab for everyone in party. Since you've got a respectable cha score anyway; esf and bard song might already be push it high enough to land....and if not, taunt items shouldn't be any harder to come by than craft weapon...especially on rona gear.