Can someone confirm +20 ability increases for 60 levels, right? My concern is that start STR 18, STR with +10 abilities, Gr Str +4, +4 Barb bonus, ends up being base 36, which excludes me from base 40 to get crit immune. I would need to shuffle, 4 more points into Str to get the crit immune, so STR would need to go +16 stat increase and dex would need to go plus +4. I would end up with 34 dex, which is bad? for a uni tank.
It looks like this now.
Stats: +3 Str / +10 in Dex / +7 in Str (Take 3 str first so no problems with rages in epic lvls)
Ending Stats: Start / Race / Items / Lvl Increases/ Greater/ Barb bonus STR 16/18/30/40/44/48 ------- Base 36 (Bad no crit immune) DEX 16/18/30/40/40/40 CON 14/18/30/30/30/34 WIS 8/10/22/22/22 INT 12/14/26/26/26 CHA 8/10/22/22/22
Can someone double check my work? If so is the only way around it is, +2 Str Arti + 2 Demi, would take me to base 40? or Greater Str +8 instead of GR Str +4, which would mean i'd have to drop 4 feats (epic intimidate/armor skin/legendary intimidate/legendary reflexes)
Post by Talamanthalon on May 24, 2009 16:04:58 GMT
Update, this guy is a terror in legendary levels, is now 51.
Missed a note Barbarians gain +1 skill increase per legendary level. So I'll be adding those into the skill points on the build a bit later.
AC Right now is 124 at 51 and still room to grow on all types of armor checks. Will post something up when I get a chance, but should be easy to make 130 AC on this build, which should be plenty. Physical damage resistance at this time is 51%, without the barb natural damage absorption. That's wearing LIGHT Armor, hawt and using large shield (which is the best for the dex bonus +15 at 40 dex).
You do want to wear Light armor BASE 3 + Dex bonus 19.
Post by Talamanthalon on Sept 5, 2009 14:06:35 GMT
Now tagged to Cania, sorry took a month an a half hiatus. Stands up very well through normal Hell Penalties, also picked up a craft armor belt that raises my AC by +1 with gird and song I'm at 133 AC in Malad.
Post by Talamanthalon on Sept 21, 2009 15:42:47 GMT
Ran Nessus last night and was solid throughout the entire run, be careful when buffs drop from others dying. Like any other tank he'll start to come apart as the parties support buffs drop from them dying, this can't be avoided.
UEF + Camo is important on this build when in nessus, so try to grab items with those buffs. I have both and it really helped when key support pple started dying off. Also the Tymora's luck for 10 rounds of full hell pen reduction + 20 to all skills was lovely boost for when those times happened and allowed me to remain stable on a number of occasion to continue tanking fine when almost all party was dead.
Solid build so far, demi bonuses will only make this better. As a note I'm toying with the idea on reincarnation splashing 1 paladin level instead of rogue level. I don't think this needs it though and don't want to cheese out the build. I will reincarnate to up the will a bit more, I was 56 in nessus last night a bit low for my taste. Again, overall solid build, great damage, solid UNI tanking even in nessus with standard pens.
I took pally lvs on my barbarian build. the pally lvl will raise youre saves eqvialent as the charisma bonus, which will smoothen out that will for you to around 60.(little depending what your char is... )
Here is how you calculate it, unless you know already:
saves naked at lvl 40 +31 + char bonus (from pally)= final save