Hello everyone, i was thinking of making a Bard, CoT & WM with 7 levels of WM, 10 COT and 23 to Bard for Epic Song and Curse. It will be a Elf with most of the points going to Dex and some Cha for better song and spells.
I was thinking of going for Tower Shield + Rapier and i was thinking if anybody knows if this build would survive on this realm?
I will be putting my skill points on Tumble, Perform, UMD, discipline and some in Open Lock.
I will go full dexterity for AC and AB bonuses with Weapon Finesse.
Any ideas on spells or something that i should keep in mind on this server?
Post by fallenwizard on Sept 15, 2017 16:24:08 GMT
You cant get much dex ac while using towershield, those have dex ac cap, all shields on HG cap on same total base+bonus ac, difference is in immunities that larger shields provide vs no dex cap on small shields.
You cant open locks over dc 35 without rogue level, so you can forget that. Listen is very important skill on melee's on HG to beat enemy concealment. Parry also boosts survivebility quite a bit.
10 CoT gives feats, but the saves they give are within +20 magical cap, which you'll cover with gear, fighter will get +1 feat and enable weapon spec feat line.
Iirc you need to be 25 bard to get HG custom epics (very very powerfull) so anything under that is big handicap.
Ps.If you go for rapier you could utilize rapier wit which uses cha over dex for ab, this would mean less ac however. If you chose to go rapier wit then splashing paladin would boost your saves by a ton saving up a lot of feats. There are some rapier wit bard builds posted I think - personaly I dont like melee bards, but everyone have different taste.