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A Somewhat Obscure but Semi-official Option The prestige class charlatan appears on pages 62-6 of Dragon #335. The Brilliant Gameologists' forum has a very short charlatan handbook that describes (but doesn't reproduce) many of the class's features. The gist of the class is that, instead of casting spells, the charlatan convinces folks that he cast spells, ...


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A wizard who lost their spellcasting still has wizard spells on their spell list and would not need UMD checks to activate appropriate scrolls/wands.


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You won't be an effective combatant on UMD alone. You just won't, not without substantial splat support. To be effective: Just build a mundane badass. You don't need to fight with Fireballs for people to think you are a big-shot magic-slinger. Display your badassitude by knowing things (accomplished with skill checks) and taking charge (accomplished with ...


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Being a caster-from-items isn't possible on any sort of realistic budget. Assuming that this is a character backstory concept and not literally the case, I would either play this as the wizard choosing to be level-drained back down to 1. As an intelligent "not a spellcaster" I can only recommend the Factotum from Dungeonscape. While it's not a pure ...


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An evaluation of being a Rogue depending purely on UMD. There's not really much to say except UMD check success rate. In regards to wands Level 1 wands will be your friend. Level 2+ wands will make you cry. Look into getting a staff. Feats Skill Focus (Use Magic Device) Magical Aptitude You must be able to make a DC 20 UMD check regularly, and this is ...


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With only the DMG and PH to draw from, you've not a lot of options, but here's how you can Hit Often & Harder Below's a build that does what you want it to do. Prof. Littleman, Male Halfling Bbn1/Ftr2/Rgr2/Rog13/Blackguard 2 ----------Level---------- Character Class BAB Feats Sneak Attack 1st ...


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As a Rogue, probably the two most important tools in your arsenal are Sneak attack, and your list of skills. Items that you're going to buy include the following: Gloves of Dexterity- Bonuses to survivability and chance to hit are a must. Ring of Invisibility- Helpful in getting out of trouble if you get in above your head Blurstrike weapons- A +2 ...


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Your ideas on building an optimal DPR rogue class/skill/feat wise already seem perfectly fine to me, so I'll focus on magic item optimization for DPR instead. Unless there's a specific reason your character uses daggers, use short swords instead The only reason I would imagine that you would use daggers instead of short swords would be if you wanted to ...


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To Maximize your number of attacks: If you are not dead set on daggers you could dip into Monk for an additional attack via flurry of blows and do your two weapon fighting with unarmed attacks or Monk weapons ( for example Kamas which you could style as curved daggerlike weapons if you like the image). With you current stats that would net you: Contra: -1 ...


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A few suggestions. Some of which may require your DM to be fine undoing decisions already made. I don't know what system you used for picking stats, but I would say for a powerful rogue you have them in the wrong order. For a general purpose rogue, I would say dex > cha > con > str > int > wis. If you want a more combat focused rogue, drop cha down behind ...



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