Questions tagged [optimization]

Questions pertaining to the positive aspects of character optimization (CharOp). For problems with negative issues or player problems around optimization, use the [powergaming] tag.

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Optimizing Paladin's Ability Score Bonuses

I'm currently playing an about-to-be Level 4 Paladin. This is my first opportunity to select an ability score bonus and I'm stuck on the optimal ability score bonus to choose. My role is a two handed ...
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Holy brawler for Wrath of the Righteous

I was putting together an unarmed type for an upcoming Wrath of the Righteous campaign. I wanted to see if there was anything significantly wrong with the Champion of Irori character I'm creating. ...
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What to do with a Lizardfolk with high Str/Con/Cha?

Brief explanation; this is my third/fourth character of the campaign (after 4 sessions). He was originally a level 2 Elf Ranger, but after a mishap with a trapped temple and a Cloaker he got ...
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Which spells or tactics allow a low-level non-blaster Arcanist to deal with creatures immune to mind-affecting spells or who have a lot of HD?

I played The Confirmation yesterday, and it was a rather interesting experience. Our party consisted of: 2 Arcanists with Grease and Color Spray prepared and Quick-Study (my friend and me) A party ...
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Is using multiple Greatswords on an Unchained Eidolon with a Multiweapon Fighting feat worth it?

My friend plays an Unchained Summoner in Pathfinder Organized Play, and I build a character for them. It's actually possible that I create my own Unchained Summoner two, as I've tried this class ...
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How to increase Survivability while using Warding Bonds?

(I completely misunderstood this question, but I did not want my answer there go to waste) Now it seems you can cast Warding Bond on multiple allies. While a +1 bonus to saves and AC is good, and ...
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How can I improve my Bomber cohort?

So here's the general information about the character cohort that I have created. The cohort, named Rat Fawkes, is a Rogue under the subclass "Bomber" at the level of 8 since my main character is ...
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How to make a weapon 'extendable', as with the Dorn-Dergar?

I'm building a Tiefling Magus (Fiendflayer/Kensai) for an upcoming campaign. Level: 4 All of the stats are already adjusted for my racial stat bonus's. Str: 6 Dex: 13 Con: 16 Int: 14 Wis: 15 Cha: ...
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Looking for the best way to build a kunoichi (female ninja) or kunoichi witch [closed]

I am bipolar and I would love to play some dnd 5e. I can play every 5 months so I need to build a character that will be able to be the one thing, that is be an effective female ninja (a.k.a. a ...
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What is the maximum damage you can do per missile with the Magic Missile spell? [duplicate]

I’m currently working on a Magic Missile-centered build and want to make sure I’m not missing anything. As far as I can tell, using Hexblade’s Curse (XGtE 53) and Empower Evocation (PHB 117) are the ...
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How to max out Will saves under level 4 [closed]

Standard Paizo books. 20 point buy. 150 starting gold. How can one max out will saves at specifically level 1, but overall under level 4? Classes, archetypes, feats, races, traits, and whatnot. If ...
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What class options make a good ranged and melee striker? [closed]

What I'm looking for is a Striker, who is mainly a ranged striker, but also, sometimes, can go melee. As obvious. Something like an Arcane Archer or whatever would you call it. I've read a lot of ...
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Optimizing Torso/Body slot when restricted to light armor, no metal with high WIS [closed]

As a DM I am asked about his optimization by one of my player who plays a Healer. I found the question interesting because as far as I know there is no relevant resource for divine caster than wear ...
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Best DPR Monk build at 5th level

Please help me build the best DPR monk at 5th level. Point buy stats, human and half elf are the only racial options. Mono-class monk, no dips into other classes.
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What is the highest possible number of attacks per round for a creature with four arms?

What is the highest possible number of melee attacks that one could get consistently in one round for a four-armed creature? Exploiting possible understatements and lacks of limiters in the rules is ...
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Optimizing a Summoner w Synthesist Archetype using Natural Weapons for max DPS

With goals of Max DPS to keep up with a Min/maxed wizard and Dwarven Fighter, is this an optimal build? This is my first venture into a natural weapons build. What enhancements should I have? I ...
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Build - Maximum nonmagic Damage with Level 3 Character [closed]

I am looking for a really hard damage dealing character for Level 3. Everything on Pathfinder OGC is allowed. Our world is a very very low magic world that means no magical characters. So open Classes ...
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What's the best max damage build for a goliath Fighter(weaponmaster)?

My party composition is: Templar Cleric (wis/con, buffing/debuffing/healing). Fighter(Weaponmaster) (str/con, "tanking" role, axe+shield, mostly controlling and debuffing). Storm sorcerer (main DD,...
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What is the best weapon option for a Templar Cleric?

I've created a Templar Cleric with Battle Cleric's Lore and I have a question about the best weapon choice for him. Morningstar seems pretty useless... Now I got a defensive staff that gives +1 to my ...
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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 ...
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Best way to maximize Sneak Attack damage in Pathfinder

Unchained Rogue Sources allowed: Core Rulebook Advanced Player's Guide Advanced Class Guide Advanced Race Guide Ultimate Combat Ultimate Magic I'm asking for how to maximize damage output using ...
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Could a Rogue/Sorceror multiclass work this purpose? [closed]

We are playing for fun with a friend and I wanted to create a lv 4-6 character to do this gameplay: It's a rogue, able to go stealth easily and prepare flame or strong magical arrows so that you ...
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Warblade 9th level bonus feat, or Fun vs. Effectiveness [closed]

Disclaimer: I am fully aware that this question may come off as too broad or opinion-based. Here's the character in question: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bYcgjyeuXGZnj_1Bht-...
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A million-to-one chance to succeed an attack? [closed]

Flavor I like when my attack rolls succeed often. D&D 5e is designed to have success rolls roughly two thirds of the time. That's too low, way too low. I think that nine times out of ten is ...
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Which feat Combo can give the most number of ranged attacks? [closed]

What feats can I take to give me the largest number of ranged attacks per turn? I know Rapid Shot and Many Shot are good for ranged attacks, but Two Weapon Fighting, Improved Two Weapon Fighting, ...
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What is the best “core” race for DCFS abuse?

Some races grant racial feats as bonuses. These could be DCFS'd into any other feat of interest to the character. Limiting the scope to the races in the 3.5 PHB what is the race with the most bonus ...
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How can I gain the Dare “Run like Hell” without taking 4 levels in the Gunslinger class?

I have a character that benefits greatly from the Run Like Hell dare, but I want to remake the character with less (or no) levels in gunslinger. How else can I gain that Dare? Just the effects would ...