Okay, I have some questions about making a hybrid character, but I'll list my character's stats and abilities before I get to my questions:
Warforged Ranger|Fighter Hybrid (dual-weapon specialist)
STR: 19 (17 + 2), CON: 16(14 + 2), DEX: 18, INT: 15, WIS: 17, CHA: 16
HP: 34( 13 + 16 CON score & Toughness +5 bonus), Bloodied: 18, Surge Value: 9, Surges per day: 10 (7 + 3 CON Modifier)
Weapons: 2 x Short Sword, Armor: Leather
Class Features (Fighter): Combat Challenge, Fighter Weapon Talent (1-handed weapons), Tempest Technique*.
Class Features (Ranger): Hunter's Quarry, Two-Blade Fighting Style.
* Added by Hybrid Talent Feat.
Feats: Hybrid Talent (Tempest Technique), Toughness, Two-Weapon Defense, & Lethal Hunter.
At-Wills: Mauler's Rush (Rngr) & Dual Strike (Fghtr)
Lvl. 1 Encounter: Funneling Fury (Fghtr)
Lvl. 1 Daily: Jaws of the Wolf (Rngr)
Lvl. 2 Utility: Begin the Hunt (Rngr)
Okay, here's the questions:
First, did I calculate the HP stats correctly? I went with doing half of each class's starting value and rounded down as shown in the Fighter/Cleric example for calculating HP gained per level in Player's Handbook three. It doesn't say to do half of each starting value anywhere except in the Fighter/Cleric example, and I thought that the full values would make him too overpowered, so I went with the rounded-down half values.
Second, My understanding of Combining Fighter Weapon Talent (choosing 1+handed Weapons), with Tempest Technique (using the Short swords, which have the off-hand classification) would give me a +2 to attack rolls. If that is so, would I really need the Ranger's Two-Blade Fighting Style? Is it needed for the Ranger two-melee weapon required powers, or should I go for a different class feature, like Prime Shot (for a potential +3 to attack rolls)?
Lastly, I see that many of the later powers I want are Ranger-oriented (mostly the Daily attacks). Must I keep an even balance of Fighter vs. Ranger powers as I go up in levels, or does the balance only apply to the early levels? For example, I want Lvl. 15 through 29 Daily powers that are all Ranger powers. Must my Lvl. 13 and beyond Encounter powers be all Fighter Encounter powers only?) Also, do the Utility powers also figure into this somehow?
Thanks in advance for all your help.
Edit1: Also, does the Tempest Technique +2 damage bonus apply to both of my Short Swords, and if so, is that on every melee attack I use, weather basic or power attacks that use the melee keyword?
Edit2: And 1 extra question: Fighter gives +2 Fortitude and Ranger gives +1 Fortitude and +1 Reflex. Should I round down the Fighter Fortitude bonus to 1 for +2 Fort. and +1 Ref., or +3 Fort. and +1 Ref.?