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If built correctly, an unarmed ninja is far superior to a sap build, both in terms of damage potential and flexibility. Here is why: Start out with one level of monk, Flowing Monk to be exact. By doing this you get Improved Unarmed Strike for free, as well as Weapon Finesse as your free bonus feat. This build is very feat heavy, so this is key. As a bonus, ...


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You should not try to play tank, as you are not capable. You do not have the tools like the paladin has. ( see Jonathan Hobbs' answer ) That aside, a high Reflex is a really bad reason to do so, it is the least important defense. AC is targeted most, nasty conditions like stun and dominate usually come from Fort or Will attacks. Reflex attacks mostly just ...


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Your question is incorrect, as "stealth" and "tank" are not the right operationalizations of roles. They represent MMO jargon that if applied to its fullest extent, result in the characters being played against their strengths. While it's seductive to import roles from other games into D&D, the cognitive shortcuts enabled by that jargon may make people ...


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High Reflex Doth Not A Tank Make Having a high reflex doesn't count for anything extraordinary. It's one of four defences beside armor, fortitude and will, and one quarter of attacks missing you more often doesn't make you a tank. The magic of defenders, however, is not a matter of being unable to be hit. Defenders in D&D 4e take their denial abilities ...


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You should play the character you want to play. If you want to be a stealthy archer, be a stealthy archer. Even if your group believe they need someone to tank, rogues are strikers, not defenders. They have poor hit dice and, more importantly, have no way to mark targets. Even if you had a rogue with arbitrarily high defenses, enemies could ignore them and ...


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Ultimately, you should choose the path that suits the character and that you will enjoy. There is no reason in DnD4e that you need to fill specific 'roles' - groups of 4 strikers or 4 leaders or 4 tanks do perfectly fine. If you want to be sneaky and in the shadows - by all means. Be sneaky and in the shadows.



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