Questions tagged [optimization]

For questions pertaining to the positive aspects of character optimization, often abbreviated as CharOp. (If dealing with player problems relating to optimization, use the [powergaming] tag instead.)

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What methods exist to get infinite or extremely high caster level prior to epic levels?

In a recent answer, KRyan mentions that there are multiple tricks to get infinite caster level in 3.5. I'm not aware of very many, and those I am aware of require iffy rules interpretations: Greater ...
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Optimizing for off-turn free action activity

I'm trying to develop a build for levels 3-6 that optimizes for the largest number of discrete free actions that need to be taken off-turn to work but don't explicitly grant themselves the ability to ...
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Optimizing a Crossblooded Sorcerer 1/Admixture School Savant Arcanist X

Introduction One of the members of our PFS party is Ash, a blaster mage. Her player’s requirement for the character was “I WANT TO BURN”, so I googled and found this build. However, I decided to push ...
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What approaches to tanky leaders are available in 5e Eberron?

What are the general concepts, concerns, and opportunities for a tanky support/leader character? I mean “leader” in the 4e sense, of a character who leads from the front and whose primary role is to ...
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What to optimize a Skald for in such a party?

Our party I have formed a party to play in Pathfinder Society Organized Play with. It contains 7 players, including me. Me, a Conjuration School Savant Arcanist. I've just hit level 2 and am ...