I'm building a dual wielding+archery character as a "recommended" build for a friend. I don't know whether it would be better for him to build for handaxes/throwing axes or short swords.
I know this is probably a long asked question of higher critical modifiers or wider critical ranges, but I want to figure it out for THIS CHARACTER. I think that the character themselves are the most important thing for it, so here's his backstory he's told me.
"I lived a normal life until my father killed my mother when I was young. I ran into the forest to hide from my murderous parent. The only reason I survived (rather than dying from disease) was because I was found by a small clan of Druids. I learned the way of the predator in my years. I also made a connection with the spirit animals of the world, the wolf, eagle, and bear, from my time with the druids. I was found by (the other party members) the same day I learned my father was a member of a chaos cult that they (the other party members) were working to fight against. I now use my skills gained from my time in nature to fight the chaos cultists and hope to kill my father to avenge my mother".
level: 1 Race: Wood elf (+2 dex, +2 int +1 wis -2 con) Class: Ranger/fighter Feats: Able sniper and point blank shot. available wealth: 99 gold equipment already bought: leather armor and a longbow