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If your game uses the anti-hero optional rule for the hero points optional rule system you can gain a non-class, non-race, non-level-derived bonus feat. This is the only way to gain an intrinsic bonus feat without spending class or race resources on it. If you are a half-elf or can pretend to be one Paragon Surge, by far the best spell in the game before ...


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Psionic rules are only found in splatbooks by a specific 3rd party publisher. They are a good 3PP, but they are still a 3PP and so the stuff they publish doesn't benefit from the sheer volume of material available as options in the Paizo material or other publishers' splatbooks. There are traits and a rogue talent that give characters access to 0-level ...


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1Sorcerer/2 Paladin/4 Warlock/6 Paladin/7 Sorcerer Human Varient 8 Str/16 Dex/14 Con/8 Int/10 Wis/16 Cha Arcane Focus/Holy Shield : AC: 13 + Dex : 16 + 2 shield = 18 AC @ Level 1 Feat: Polearm Mastery 1: Sorcerer Origin: Draconic (Gold/Fire) / Draconic Resilience 3: Smites/Dueling Combat Style 4: The Fiend 5: Agonizing Blast/Devil's Sight 6: Tome: ...


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If you want the truth, the best idea I've come up with (especially seeing two downvoted and deleted prior answers) is to use Incite Emotion with the Potent Emotion and At Range upgrades. Put the emphasis on "Self Doubt" or "Calm" emotions and use an attack on the monster. Depending on the monster I imagine that if they're trying to physically beat the door ...


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Existing Choices Just a quick run-down of the choices already made and suggestions in the question. Lost Traditions is amazing This feat is fantastic; I would not allow it in my games at all. This character can get away with a lot of “mistakes,” build-wise, because this feat is so beefy. So take the following with that grain of salt; the critique applies, ...


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Look at races of stone, it has 2 PrCs that are thematically and mechanically appropriate, as well as a line of feats: Useful to the gishy dwarf is the Runesmith (though they're much much much much better for wizards.), allowing full casting without Arcane Spell Failure in heavy armor. The feats Earth Sense and Earth Spell are thematically appropriate and ...


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Given the stated criteria, the best option is the trident. You need a martial weapon (eliminate all exotics); you need to wield one-handed for somatic casting (eliminate all 2-handed); you are unwilling to invest further feats (making Finessable weapons less attractive); you prioritize hit point damage. For a small size character, that leaves a very small ...


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I'm presenting a couple of overlooked alternatives to KRyan's excellent answer just in case you need more things from which to choose. None of these weapons meets the criterion for good (i.e. none of them are particularly high-damage weapons), but each has some decent arguments in its favor. Martial Weapons The number of martial weapons worth a feat is ...


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In addition to the previous answers, you could consider taking the "Dragon Disciple" prestige class from the core book : the 8th level grants a +2 INT bonus. Then of course, combine the effects of aging, enchanted items, or mythic tier bonuses as Harmelyo suggested. You can have up to : 18 (base) + 2 (race) + 5 (levels) + 10 (mythic path) + 2 (mythic feat) ...


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A question like this really depends on party make up. If you're a primary damage dealer, you should go STR, unless you fight primarily big baddies who you can Smite without hesitation (then go CHA). If you're aiming more towards a tanky person, you should go CON for the HP. If your party is hurting for heals, then you really want to go CHA for more Lay ...


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First, ask your DM if you can qualify for abjurant champion with an exotic weapon; you don’t need proficiency in any martial weapons to take Exotic Weapon Proficiency, and there are some better options for exotic weapons. If exotic weapons are not allowed: Longbow There’s not a whole lot of point to getting any martial weapon; any situation where attacking ...


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Unlike 3.5 Pathfinder supports going one class all the way through much better. If you are not up for multi-classing pure fighter will work wonders, but you will need to invest into dexterity. If you are up for multi-classing, taking levels in ranger will earn you roughly the same amount of feats up to 6 levels AND you will not need to meet the minimum ...


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I'm going to pull this list out of one of my favorite online resources, The New Virtually No-nonsense guide for psions. A well optimized Psion, Wizard, or Sorceror should have a spell, or power that fits each of the following Niches: Ranged attack roll Melee attack roll Targets Fortitude Save Targets Reflex Save Targets Will Save Allows no ...


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D&D 5e doesn't have any class or race that would allow you to do this; in fact, I would go so far as to say that there is simply no way to do this in D&D 5e at present. I applaud your creativity, but if you want to do something like this you may not be playing with the right system. D&D in general and 5e in particular doesn't support this kind of ...


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I'd recommend more of a Two-handed weapon Fighter or Barbarian in lieu of using Two-Weapon Fighting. There are multiple reasons to do so, such as the Accuracy penalties you get from Two-weapon fighting lowering your overall damage, being unable to utilize Power attack fully because of said accuracy penalty, and the fact that your gold is being spent on two ...


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A casual google search uncovered several discussions about this, the most relevant apparently being this build. I am copying it here, with explanations. Paizo BLASTER CASTER build: Goal: Pile on the hurty-hurt with direct damage spells. You don't need battlefield control if the enemy is dead. Level 1: Take Sorceror: Crossblooded ...


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Why not add the great weapon master feat to polearm master? If you have advantage due to darkness + devil's sight, you likely get the hit off. So, with polearm master that's + 30 points of damage (just leave heavy armor mastery out). Or + 40 with reaction! You also might want to consider to have only an 18 Charisma, to get the war caster feat instead of one ...


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Based on your comment above and only because you included it in the list of options in your Q, I would recommend not panicking/changing anything and discussing with your party. Lower level druids are rough, but mid-high level druids are awesome and versatile enough to do a lot. They can become a tank easily (if they so choose). Similarly an animal companion ...


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There is at least two other options that I know of to increase your intelligence: The easiest and less likely to be removed/ban/get you a book in the face : Just let the time pass... Yes growing old will net you a bonus to your mental stat, albeit at the price of your physical abilities! You can look at the Aging Table. By the time you get venerable you ...


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Become a Lich Pathfinder Lich Template You get +2 to Intelligence for forsaking your humanity. Mind you, this means you value your own humanity at 4,000 gold and are willing to pay 120,000 gold. Creating a Lich: Each lich must create its own phylactery by using the Craft Wondrous Item feat. The character must be able to cast spells and have a caster ...


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The inherent difficulty of a blaster-caster is the self-defeating nature of their focus. What is the primary goal of a blaster-caster? To inflict as much damage as possible. How do we determine the most effect way to inflict damage? By doing math. Let's look at an example. A wizard of 5th level casts a fireball spell. This spell does 5d6 points of fire ...


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So this is basically an answer in two parts: some general observations about clerics, melee, and so on, which seem relevant to you, and then specific suggestions for your character. I’ve tried to keep the first section brief; feel free General Observations Just some things I want to establish first. Touch attacks are usually really easy Granted, a ...


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Weapon finesse is a good compliment to touch spells. Focus not on weapon attacks, but on save-or-suck and save-or-die spells. On the other hand, further investment in this direction is contraindicated unless you have a specific 20 level build you're going for. Your second acknowledgement of being a ranged character is, unfortunately, accurate. Focus more on ...


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Wolf monk with the savage combat style feat would be an easy way to use that bite more than once per round. There's also an actual style feat called wolf style, which helps you trip stuff (but only a little). It's mostly only worthwhile for wolf savage, which lets you curse enemies (as bestow curse, unlimited times per day) who you trip and deal damage to. ...



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