Yeah, I have printed the builds for the Shifer from HGEpic and had thought of using the Lizardfolk subrace...but am hoping to get the Thri-kreen. I keep telling myself it is time to work on another build but everytime I log on I end up logging my immo.
this build has hit level 56 and is an absolute blast to play, 20% xp penalty and all.
i haven't gone on an illithid run since my first, but other than that i do just fine in db, the desert, and sissy. on these runs i use very few heals. in the maze, i need more heals, but i lose health at a slow pace there, so its not dangerous. i've still gotta test out the pyramid and illithid, and i don't think i'll be doing beholder runs, but only cuz i have a shifter for that
current gear: unitary focus arakains casement belt of bestial resilliance legendary bracers of resistance noble boots myrkul's protector ecto-weave ygrettes locket rings for the occasion
Milo the sorc Luhr the shifter Ford the tank bob the druid Turk the assassin
update: this char is currently 57, and is a success in that the goal was to create a character to run db well (that was the areas i was struggling with the most when i drew up the plans way back when) and i'm happy to say he rocks everywhere short of the hells (as it turns out having a reflex save of 52 and a will save of 53 means i won't even attempt to head down past maybe the first couple levels.
i think that i'd like to eventually re build this char with maelephant-half orc, or maybe kolyarut (not a huge fan of the salamander looks but i suppose they'd be perfect too.
i would warn you guys that while if i rebuilt i wouldn't use shapestrong, shapestrong barbarians probably enjoy an easier life than my humble (well maybe not) dwarf