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Advantages of a Cleric If you're doing Wrath of the Righteous, then eventually your character will be Mythic. A huge number of Mythic abilities consume your swift action to use. Warpriests need swift actions to activate fervor, sacred armor, and a large number of blessings, where Clerics usually only have a swift action when using a spell. Being a Cleric ...


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Melee-centric battle priest? I think they're called "paladins..." If you don't have a paladin in the party (which I suspect when you say no one is in heavy armor), then you're going to miss out on a lot of goodies. We have 3 paladins, an oracle, a priest, and a sorcerer in our WotR party and the treasure, benefits, etc. for paladin types more than make up ...


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This assumes you are not using Fractional BAB (pp 73 Unearthed Arcana), as most groups don't; Barbarian Barbarian is an excellent dip. You gain fast movement, some proficiencies, rage (which can be switched out for a better type like Whirling Frenzy, and stacks perfectly with Feral Trance), full BAB and d12 HD. Uncanny dodge if you double down. That's ...


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Not even a little bit. A low level caster will get significantly more mileage out of Warcaster than they would proficiency with Con saves. Here's the most important thing, advantage is much better than proficiency at L1. So giving yourself advantage on concentration saving throws is much better than gaining proficiency in those saves. You might want them ...


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So, is blasting a suboptimal strategy for a D&D5e Wizard? A good answer will be able to objectively demonstrate that this is or is not the case compared to 3.5e, or that something else is different between the two editions which alters the situation. Compared to 3.5e, it is a less suboptimal strategy, for the reasons you mention, as well as a few ...


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Can I combine Polearm Master/Sentinel with War Caster to cast spells as OAs when an enemy >enters my reach (PM) or when they Disengage from reach (Sentinel)? (note: technically speaking, all of this will be up to your DM) War Caster with Sentinel, creatures moving away even with Disengage, yes; creatures within 5' attacking a different target no: ...


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First, it must be said: monk is a weak class. The best number of monk levels you can have is zero, and unarmed swordsage would be literally strictly-superior. I am assuming, per the question, that the first two monk levels are set in stone, but if they are not, I would strongly consider alternatives. For a quick run-down... Monk 1 is a fairly solid level ...


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Build Requirements Start as a level 1 Fighter for Heavy Armor Proficiency and Great Weapon Fighting Style (GWF). Your AC becomes 18 with Plate. For Eldritch Blast maximization, take the Agonizing Blast invocation, and cast Hex. For Blade Pact Maximization, take the Polearm Master feat, the Thirsting Blade invocation, and the Lifedrinker Invocation. Take ...


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How about this? Its kind of simple, but you don't need it to be that convoluted. You want a two-weapon barbarian with effective mobility, able to make killer attacks either as a full attack or a standard one. That sounds a lot like a Tempest build to me. Alternate Barbarian and Fighter levels with a dip into Tempest. Take the Ferocity alternate class ...


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Probably too late but for 10 k you can get an opal Ioun stone that if socketed gives you weapon focus and proficiency with a wakisashi. Also if you pick up weapon versatility you won't have to worry about s/b/p DR.


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A note: if you get the feat "Dual Wielder" the stats become like so: L20 AC 15: GWF: 4*(2d6+5) = 4*(13.33 * .8 + .15 * 8.33) = 47.65 TWF: 5*(1d10+5) = 5*(10.5 * .8 + .15 * 5.5) = 46.125 TWF has a much higher chance of hitting, but the average damage is much lower


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Dipping 3 levels into Warlock, a Sorcerer can get Shillelagh via Pact of the Tome. Because it's acquired via a Warlock feature, Shillelagh will use Charisma instead of Wisdom for attack and damage. Although it requires Concentration, a Sorcerer is proficient in Con saves, and taking War Caster grants advantage on Concentration checks (if damaged). With 20 ...


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OK, so, to begin: you are going to get +2 Dex, which is nice-ish, −2 Con, which sucks but at least you’ll get bonuses and d12 HD, and you will get a bunch of other stuff that barely matters at all. For reasons, you probably will not be using any traditional elven weapons (though the less traditional elven-specific weapons in Races of the Wild are ...


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spiritual Lion totem (Complete Champion p.46 ) = Pounce at first lvl Max jump skill multi-class 2 lvl of fighter for feats power attack, leap attack (complete adventurer p.110) feat leap of the heavens if you can or when you can (players handbook II p.80). Explaination: make a full attack on charge with pounce leap attack : You can combine a jump with a ...


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Truthfully, you're not going to find a weapon attack that scales well. However, that doesn't matter as much since you're looking for a weapon attack that is going to be used as your reaction and that actually means that scaling isn't nearly as important as I was originally thinking with this question. This means that basically any melee attack that uses Dex ...


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I can see how the wording could lead to confusion, but Powerful Build, Monkey Grip, Wield Over-sized Weapon all modify the effort (or additional effort) required to use an inappropriately sized weapon, and thus do not stack. main faq, pp 51 Do effects that allow you to use larger than normal weapons, such as the Monkey Grip feat or the Powerful ...


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Looks like a Huge weapon works without penalty Wield Oversize Weapon says you can treat a weapon as one size category smaller than it is. Thus, you can treat a Huge weapon as if it were Large. Powerful Build says you can wield weapons one size category larger than yourself without penalty. Since a goliath is a Medium creature, that means a goliath may ...


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It very much depends on the nature of the encounters your PC expects to face. In typical published material, including PFS scenarios, encounters don't last long enough for bleed to have much of an effect. To make use of bleed, not only do you have to be facing a creature that isn't immune to it (see MrLemon's amazing answer for an assessment of the question ...


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For your starting class, I would recommend Barbarian. You'll get a bit more health than the druid, and you'll also get better saving throw proficiencies, skill proficiencies, and armor proficiencies. To elaborate on saving throws, Barbarian gets STR and CON proficiencies, while Druid gets INT and WIS. Generally you want to prioritize saving throws which ...


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I don't think so. A few things up front. There are several important issues to address regarding Bleed effects. Rules as intended James Jacobs (Creative Director of Paizo) has clarified on the "Ask JJ" thread that the RAI about stopping bleed damage is (emphasis mine): Anything that heals hit point damage stops bleed damage. Not only does that ...



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