I never said it was a great character. I said it's something I'm going to try. I've seen builds worse than this one go through hell. If an RDD can survive, this char can survive. Stick a shield on the paladin version of this ************ if you want and dump the double weapon - I already know how that build will turn out.
Long term crit immunity? My other WM goes through hell with 5 more ac than this one and rarely uses crit immunity, and I frontline tank with her. You don't really need crit immunity outside of boss fights.
Final(?) trade offs:
Monk Version: Dumping listen and the odd great dex for 2 more wis. Dumping listen is going to suck without blind fight, but I can survive. Pearls are my best friend, although flatfootedness isn't.
Just to drive Rajah nuts and make this char suck even more: Dumping blind fight for single weapon proficiency and taking it as a second weapon of choice. That pumps me up another 17ish ac, but drops me 6 from no wis mod. I have a blind fight pandect laying around, so no big loss. (just 60 levels and 3 layers of hell with a low ac char who has no blind fight, woo woo.... can I be a derrzagon? ) UEF, pls. 8p