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Legacy_Naeryna

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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2015, 08:09:53 pm »


               

I'm considering bard/barbarian/prestige class. I really want to play with Sharwyn, but I like bard bit too much. So, I'm thinking, more barbarian than bard, but I like to be decents as caster/buffer, too. Maybe use wands and other items, but bard nonetheless.


 


Any suggestions? I was looking at http://home.comcast....wk/buildsearch/ which is epic character search engine, but I got lost.



               
               

               
            

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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2015, 10:06:24 pm »


               


I'm considering bard/barbarian/prestige class. I really want to play with Sharwyn, but I like bard bit too much. So, I'm thinking, more barbarian than bard, but I like to be decents as caster/buffer, too. Maybe use wands and other items, but bard nonetheless.


 


Any suggestions? I was looking at http://home.comcast....wk/buildsearch/ which is epic character search engine, but I got lost.




Maybe you can just be a couple of bards travelling together playing taverns and getting into crazy adventures together.  Like Sonny and Shar-wyn. 


               
               

               
            

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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2015, 02:19:36 pm »


               


I'm considering bard/barbarian/prestige class. I really want to play with Sharwyn, but I like bard bit too much. So, I'm thinking, more barbarian than bard, but I like to be decents as caster/buffer, too. Maybe use wands and other items, but bard nonetheless.


 


Any suggestions? I was looking at http://home.comcast....wk/buildsearch/ which is epic character search engine, but I got lost.




If you want a Bard/Barbarian, you won't want a character that has racial penalties to strength or charisma.  You don't really need a dexterity above 14, so an Elf with a -2 constitution modifier, effecting rage is not a desirable option.  That leaves human or Half-Elf, I'd go Human.


 


Go Barbarian 1 at level 1, and Bard 1 at level 2.  Save your skill points until level 2, where you can can take 5 ranks in many useful skills such as tumble and use magical device.  Take 3 more levels of Barbarian, then 4 levels of Red Dragon Disciple.  After that, Bard and Barbarian levels at your discretion.


 


One suggestion:


 


Human (S14 (22), D14, C14, I14, W8, Ch14).

01: Barbarian 1.  Power attack, cleave.

02: Bard 1

03: Barbarian 2.  Exotic weapon prof.

04: Barbarian 3. Str +1

05: Barbarian 4.

06: RDD 1.  Weapon focus Katana.

07: RDD 2. Str +2


08: RDD 3.  Str +1

09: RDD 4. Str +2.  Great cleave.

10: Bard 2.

11: Barbarian 5.

12: Bard 3. Str +1, Lingering Song.

13: Barbarian 6

14: Barbarian 7

15: Barbarian 8. Improved initiative (or Barbarian 7 & Bard 4 if curse song and level 2 spells wanted).

16: Barbarian 9 (or 8 & 4 or 7 & 5). Str +1.


17: Barbarian 10 (or 7 & 6, or 8 & 5 or 9 & 4).


 


Personally, for the type of melee fighter I believe you are looking for, I think Barbarian 10, Bard 3, RDD 4 may be your best option.

 


The OC finishes at level 17.



               
               

               
            

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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2015, 11:22:14 pm »


               


I'm considering bard/barbarian/prestige class. I really want to play with Sharwyn, but I like bard bit too much. So, I'm thinking, more barbarian than bard, but I like to be decents as caster/buffer, too. Maybe use wands and other items, but bard nonetheless.


 


Any suggestions? I was looking at http://home.comcast....wk/buildsearch/ which is epic character search engine, but I got lost.




By playing the Barbarian-Bard you could add the Red Dragon Disciple prestige class in order to boost your strenght, anyway if you start with a half-orc you have to spend very many points to boost your charisma. Playing with two bards (i.e. with Sharwyn) could be fun especially when you get the "Curse Song": while Sharwyn casts her bard song (enhancing your party) you cast the negative counterpart of the song getting your enemies fight under malus.


               
               

               
            

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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2015, 11:24:45 pm »


               


A character like unclejoe1917 suggested would be fun from a roleplaying perspective, as you'd basically be playing Daelan (I really enjoyed their flirting banter in HotU). I wouldn't go the mage route or any other particularly squishy character; I tried that with Sharwyn as my companion once and it was very frustrating since her fighting skills aren't that good, especially at low levels. (Does Sharwyn get fighter levels in the OC? I thought she had some in HotU, but I could be mistaken.)


 


A fighter/druid could be fun. You get good combat abilities, plus healing and some offensive spells. I played one once (in a mod, not in the OC) where I took the exotic weapons feat and ran around avenging wrongs committed against nature with a flaming scythe. A fighter/rogue might shake things up a bit since I noticed you only listed one rogue character in your list, but your PC could end up being too similar to Sharwyn depending on how you level up your character. Perhaps a melee rogue could work?




Actually Sharwyn doesn't get any fighter levels in the OC but you are correct: she gains them in HoU.


               
               

               
            

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« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2015, 08:19:47 pm »


               

I decided human bard/barbarian. Thanks!



               
               

               
            

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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2015, 02:16:58 am »


               

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