Allahu Akbar GI'Haad 20/20 Rogue CC/Wizard Gnome Half-Fiend May 22, 2016 19:12:43 GMT
Post by Paradoom on May 22, 2016 19:12:43 GMT
I created that toon with one thing in mind: make a rogue that has some extras, because the GI part is nearly useless. Looking from that angle I succeded and provide a searcher/picker with this toon. Properly geared it doesn't die too quickly either and can work as a gs res bot in worst case. Ammunition sux and in Limbo (yes I have run it there) I had to go back to level 30 bolts occasionally so I wouldn't heal a monster. A level 65 area and I have to use level 30 ammunition. LEVEL 30!!!! Seriously this issue is known for how many years now?
The GI buff on gloves grants imp./over./dev. critical and greater weapon focus heavy crossbow. But:
Crossbow sux in general. Why the heck does a crossbow have a lower crit threat than a long bow??? Weapon lore wise it should have a modifier like 5x or something. Oh well the OC/DC I get from GI buff increased my damage from 40 to 120 points on a crit (if the mobs have some resistance, as it usually is the case, this is lower of course). The threat range is an amazing 16-20 with 3x Crits. Oh and I totally forgot: If you enter the server or relog you have to un- and reequip your crossbow, or the 2 bonus attacks they grant is not applied. And before you read the pandect and have no item with rapid reload you can enjoy the low attack amount. Did I mention how §$&%&/@ the ammunition is?!
The extra physical damage you can apply to your bolts (quick swappable) gets usually eaten up by the mobs resistance. If you encounter one that has very low or no resistance it adds a little bonus damage. Just like sneak attacks they are regarded as a second form of attack damage and are completely unaffected by critical hits, but as bonus they cause extra kickback.
EDIT: This is now a little better due to the extra added magic damage option. It increases with higher level but do not expect wonders.
Oh yeah regarding the rogue part: Before you are double demi or 1x and have +16 stats you need an item or items with SF Search and SF Disable trap. Otherwise you cannot open and search past Maladomini. And of course have a cleric with you to bug for GRs.
You can upgrade your picks with +4 maximum at level 60. That allows to use +21 picks for maximum locked chests. You also have a crazy 1% Treasure Scent (chance for increases loot quality), but hey it is there, so might as well make use of it.
An extra that I worked in is the ability to put down traps. They surprised me with their damage output, but time investment is so huge it makes no sense and cannot be used in combat while you are surrounded by mobs anyway. Still this is a good occupation when waiting for the rest of the party to make everyone die when a kickback mob runs over them if you have enough time. Be sure to have them upgraded and max out your trap skills to get maximum dc and godlike traps.
The GI Bombs have quite high spell penetration. Sadly it is still not good enough for limbo and the DC is 55 if you are level 80 and maxed out completely. You can imagine how OP they dominate abyss and hell critters at level 60, NOT!
You have no source of fire or cold damage. The curse grenades proofed to be something to spam around when there is no bard around. They are only on standard level though and they do only affect saves.
EDIT: This is now better at least due to partial substantially increased amount of bombs you carry per rest. Still don`t run around spamming left and right, but with some clever use you can manage to not run dry before the rest of the group has to rest.
Damage output of your bombs like the Shockers is so low that you even have a hard time in the desert at 60 to kill something with them (needs like 4 for a living sand if it makes its reflex save 1 or 2 times).
The few things I liked (more or less):
The special mechanized suit buff grants complete KD immunity. Quite handy and very needed on such a toon. The +12 stats are.... uhm...uh... I got to go.
The sucker bombs are quite fun. They grant you the ability of some special crowd control and pull occasionally mobs from otherwise hard to reach spots towards the party. (Does not of course work on the still bugged thanatos p2 map2 part and the bludgeoning damage they cause is so low that it gets soaked up, but still causes massive kick back in case you use it on such mobs.)
The acid cloud provides some ok acid damage at least. (Sadly it grants nothing beyond that nor do you have any other damage clouds.)
The stone-hold grenades work at least a bit in hells and abyss ( at level 73 and 3x demi that is).
EDIT: Totally forgot, your caster level is so bad that stuff like clarity does not work to free someone from rage, nor does remove curse work to free someone out of a maze in aboleths.
Oh and just to make this clear: this is a real toon I have played through hells now 6x times and a couple of abyss layers too as well as limbo and a pelor prince win. The pain is real!
Items to consume
-Pandect of Rapid Shot (it grants the rapid reload feat, but rapid shot is unusable with crossbows. go figure...)
-Alternative (when reincing or leveling with it): Sneak Attack Pandect and take Rapid Shot as feat (take one more greater dex feat then in paragon levels)
-Illusion Spell School Tome (mainly just to prolong GS (greater sanctuary) vom GV (ghostly visage))
|Stats||Creation||Half-Fiend||Level 40 (+12)||Level 60 (+ Arty + 14)||Level 80 all maxed|
2 Rogue / 1 Wizard / 16 Rogue / 7 Wizard / 1 Rogue / 11 Wizard / 1 Rogue / 1 Wizard
All stat points are put into dexterity.
|Level||Pre Epic Levels (1-20)|
|1 Rogue||Strong Soul|
|3 Wizard||Spell Penetration|
|6 Rogue||Skill Focus Concentration|
|9 Rogue||Skill Focus Craft Weapon|
|11 Rogue||Improved Evasion (Rogue Bonus Feat)|
|12 Rogue||Weapon focus: Heavy Crossbow|
|14 Rogue||Skill Mastery (Rogue Bonus Feat)|
|15 Rogue||Skill Focus Craft Armor|
|17 Rogue||Defensive Roll (Rogue Bonus Feat)|
|18 Rogue||Iron Will|
|Level||Epic Levels (21-40)|
|21 Wizard||Epic weapon focus: Heavy Crossbow|
|24 Wizard||Epic Prowess, Spell focus: Enchantment (Wizard Bonus Feat)|
|27 Rogue||Great Dexterity I, Epic Dodge (Rogue Bonus Feat, make sure raise tumble to 30)|
|29 Wizard||Spell focus: Transmutation (Wizard Bonus Feat)|
|30 Wizard||Great Dexterity II|
|33 Wizard||Great Dexterity III|
|34 Wizard||Greater Spell Penetration (Wizard Bonus Feat)|
|36 Wizard||Great Dexterity IV|
|39 Rogue||Extend Spell, Max out rogue skills and make sure to put in 1 point into Appraise!|
|40 Wizard||Epic Spell Penetration (Wizard Bonus Feat), Max out concetration and put in 1 point into spellcraft|
|Level||Legendary Levels (41-60)|
|42||Legendary weapon focus|
|45||Legendary Hardened Soul|
|48||Legendary Spell Penetration|
|51||Great Dexterity V|
|57||Great Dexterity VI|
|60||Great Dexterity VII|
|Level||Paragon Levels (61-80)|
|63||Paragon weapon focus|
|66||Paragon Spell Penetration|
|69||Paragon Hardened Soul|
|72||Great Dexterity VIII|
|75||Environmental Adaptivity I OR Inherent Waterbreathing (for convinience) OR Rapid Reload (when reincing)|
|78||Environmental Adaptivity I/II|
If you want you can play around with the skills a bit and e.g. max out appraise if you want to have a toon to sell stuff at good prices or recover slacked items from zerial for less.
|Skill||Level 40||Level 60||Level 80|
|Use Magic Device||20||60||60|
|Appraise||1, take at 39||9||18|
|Spellcraft||1, take at 40||1||1|
Saves, AC, Health
|Save||Level 60||Level 80|
Attack bonus: 108 maximum at 80 (109 if u have gsf craft weapon aug, while under penalties)
Health points: 1245 maximum at 80
Armor Class: in the midst/upper 130s at 80 (you get 6 Bonus Shield AC on a heavy crossbow as GI)