Do you only get 5 Feats over the course of the 20 Paragon Levels? I am making 3 Skill points per level, at Level 61 that places me at 7 points into Intimidate. So by Level 67 I will have the 25 needed for Terrifying Rage. Do I continue placing all points into Intimidate at this point? Or do I change things up?
You get 6 feats in Paragon levels. If you dump 3 points/level into Intimidate, you'll hit 25 intimidate at Level 68, meaning you can take Terrifying Rage at 69. At Level 80, if you dump all points into Intimidate, you'll have 63 Intimidate and one extra point, so it's probably worth concentrating on Intimidate.
P.S. With a bit of effort, 69 isn't that far off from 60. Just make sure your build is where you want it to be before going much past 60 - the XP Penalty gets very harsh in the late 60s/early 70s.
With regard to Pandects again, people have mentioned Craft Weapon and Craft Armor. I understand those uses. I saw someone else mention the Blind Fighting pandect as well. What purpose would this serve me and would this be a better option than those other two?
I have a KD Pandect. Is it general practice to pretty much trade a pandect for a pandect? Where my KD pandect would be "worth" the value of any of the others we have mentioned here? Are there any other possible avenues I should consider?
Blind Fight reduces enemy concealment and negates some of the negative effects associated with blindness / darkness. As far as I know the mechanics in HG have not been changed compared to vanilla NWN. Read more about it here: nwn.wikia.com/wiki/Blind_fight
You need one or the other on any melee character, because most end-game creatures have high concealment. Some people even take both, but the conceal reduction doesn't stack. On a barbarian you should take listen, because 1) it is a class skill for barbarians, and 2) it is more effective than Blind Fight once you get past 60 skill ranks. Blind Fight is not useless, though, as it does still negate some penalties of blindness.
Regarding the pandects, some are in higher demand than others, but they are still all about the same relative to other loot. The KD pandect is, in my estimation, one of the least in-demand, while Blind Fight is probably second highest in-demand (after Shield Proficiency). That doesn't mean you won't be able to make the trade, but you'll have to find someone who actually wants a KD pandect, which might be hard.
Personally, I prefer to save my Blind Fight pandects for classes that don't get Listen as a class skill (or can't fit in LSA: Listen and 60+ skill points).
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2012 13:52:36 GMT by buddhamind
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So by Level 80 with regard to skills I will be adding Intimdate to 63 plus 1 point and that will be my total skill allotment.
I am currently Level 61. I've followed this build to the tee, minus the fact I took 3 Levels of Paladin and 5 Weapon Master versus 1 Paladin and 7 Weapon Master. I was told to take the Paladin levels during any Weapon Master Level for no issues. Am I good to go? Is there any changes or adjustments I should make that would require reincarnating? Or can I press on to 80 knowing I am golden?
they just dont add up the way they are posted at start- and i double checked- also had another person take a look at starting stats- so i just re arranged them to my liking... which of course then you have to go back and re arrange the leveling...
The base column shows 15,15,14,14,8,10, that's 30 points spent. Keep in mind that the race is half-orc and the race column is what shows at character creation, just like Digs said, so you should see 17,15,14,12,8,8 then because of the +2 str, -2 int, -2 cha of half-orcs.
Make sure you're looking at the 2nd column (17 15 14 12 8 8)--see his note: "1This is what you should see during character creation".
The 1st column's numbers (15 15 14 14 8 10) indeed are impossible to achieve @ character creation page (if one goes down the list in order, you indeed run out of points @ Cha 9) but that's because Half-Orc modifiers are already present when you start assigning points, and that changes the pointbuy costs. For example you're not making Cha a visible 10 for total score on char creation page; you're making it to show a score 8, and Str should show 17, rather than 15 as in 1st column.