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#13952913 Jan 27, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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So I've been running a few modified versions of this build now...and im sold! I don't follow it to the letter any more and Ive made modifications each time try something different. Its designed for Racial lives but ive been using it for my heroic and iconic lives as well. So far ive done a Ranger and Paladin version of it and will be doing it with my Druid as well.

https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/488109-12-Artificer-6-Fighter-2-Monk-Reaper-Build

I'm not at completionist yet...so if you have that under your belt this will work even better.
#13954421 Jan 29, 2019 at 04:43 PM
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Once you go IPS you never go back :D
#13954424 Jan 29, 2019 at 04:52 PM · Edited 7 months ago
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Oh another fun bit of info - by level 4, rangers get the following automatically for free:
rapid shot
precise shot

At 9 they get evasion.

at level 11, rangers get IPS for free. All of these come with just the 11 levels - without having to meet the DEX requirements :D

So an 11 RGR, 5ART 4FTR is a pretty good combo for getting a ranger life or racials.
https://ddowiki.com/page/Ranger
#13954429 Jan 29, 2019 at 04:59 PM
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#13954424 Searious wrote:


So an 11 RGR, 5ART 4FTR is a pretty good combo for getting a ranger life or racials.
https://ddowiki.com/page/Ranger



Yup that was my ranger life and i ran it Iconic, it did well! :D
#13954456 Jan 29, 2019 at 06:04 PM
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The level progression here grants 11RGR by char level 18, so the IPS doesn't come until then, meaning it's more of something to push to epic, but in doing the levels this way it gives the fusilade sooner and strategically entering the ART and FTR levels here and there allow for cherry picking desired feats using the class feat choices.
Pasting here just for future reference since the last life I have to do on Dahlea is ranger and this will be a lotta fun. The stalwart stuff could easily be switched out for kensai stuff to up damage at the cost of durability.

Level 20 Lawful Good Drow Female
(4 Fighter / 11 Ranger / 5 Artificer)
Hit Points: 279
Spell Points: 453

BAB: 18/18/23/28/28
Fortitude: 15
Reflex: 17
Will: 7

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(32 Point) (Level 1) (Level 20)
Strength 8 8
Dexterity 13 13
Constitution 14 16
Intelligence 20 27
Wisdom 8 8
Charisma 13 13

Level 1 (Artificer)
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Barbarian
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Paladin
Feat: (Selected) Point Blank Shot

Level 2 (Artificer)

Level 3 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Dodge
Feat: (Selected) Insightful Reflexes

Level 4 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Construct

Level 5 (Ranger)

Level 6 (Artificer)
Feat: (Selected) Mobility

Level 7 (Artificer)
Feat: (Artificer Bonus) Shot on the Run

Level 8 (Artificer)

Level 9 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Spring Attack

Level 10 (Ranger)

Level 11 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Chaotic Outsider

Level 12 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Heavy Armor Training
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Ranged Weapons

Level 13 (Ranger)

Level 14 (Ranger)

Level 15 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Weapon Focus: Ranged Weapons

Level 16 (Ranger)

Level 17 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Elemental

Level 18 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Power Critical

Level 19 (Fighter)

Level 20 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Weapon Specialization: Ranged Weapons
Enhancement: Deepwood Stalker (Rgr) - Far Shot (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Battle Engineer (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Infused Weapons (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Crossbow Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Thaumaturgical Conduits (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Thaumaturgical Conduits (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Thaumaturgical Conduits (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Crossbow Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Caustic Shot (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Caustic Shot (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Caustic Shot (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Extra Action Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Extra Action Boost (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Extra Action Boost (Rank 3) Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Crossbow Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Intelligence (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Crossbow Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Endless Fusilade (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Shatter Defense(Crossbow) (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Shatter Defense(Crossbow) (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Shatter Defense(Crossbow) (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Agility Engine (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Agility Engine (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Agility Engine (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Intelligence (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Reconstructed Crossbows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Thunder-Shock Weapon(Crossbow) (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Unlock Potential (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Tactical Mobility (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Agent of Good (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Intelligence (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Traveler's Toughness (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Traveler's Toughness (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Strategic Combat I (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Know The Angles (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Know The Angles (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Know The Angles (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Strategic Combat II (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Toughness (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Stalwart Defense (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Item Defense (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Durable Defense (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Durable Defense (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Durable Defense (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Stalwart Defensive Mastery (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Stalwart Defensive Mastery (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Stalwart Defensive Mastery (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Defense Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Defense Boost (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Defense Boost (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Armor Expertise (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Armor Expertise (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Armor Expertise (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Hardy Defense (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Hardy Defense (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Hardy Defense (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Constitution (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Tenacious Defense (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Tenacious Defense (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Tenacious Defense (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Stalwart Defender (Ftr) - Constitution (Rank 1)
#13965190 Feb 14, 2019 at 01:23 PM · Edited 7 months ago
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Ok the more I thought about my build post the more it didn't feel completely correct. It gets IPS by level 18 which implies it's more of an epic build, and that's ok, but if going for epics it might make a little more sense to focus on maximizing damage to better assist in epic content, and also resolving the self healing problem that is created by taking so few ART levels. (Searious' current 20ART allows for taking improved construct essence and benefits from a big reconstruct heal when/where needed, but without the construct essence this becomes problematic.) Sure cocoon can help, but when questing currently, I find the big heal happens too often to lose it. So - here is an alternative that allows for more UMD and the scroll boost to healing from the mechanic tree - as well as going through to tier 5 in the mechanic tree while putting just enough into ART to get the fusillade from the battle tree. IPS here comes at 20, which is unfortunate, but with starting at 2 levels of ART, then switching to get 4 levels of RGR to secure precise shot and rapid shot by level 6, then taking rog levels to open up the mechanic tree, the level progression seemed to speak for itself. And of course the points in the harper tree for INT to attack and damage is key for this build. Squeezing in 6 ROG would free up 9 points, but can't drop under 11 RGR or will lose IPS and can't drop under 4 ART without losing the fusillade so it is what it is. This build could definitely benefit from additional racial APs. I would love to see both the 4FTR and 4ROG builds in action and comparison to really determine if the 4FTR levels build and stalwart tree truly contribute enough to significantly increase durability over instead taking the 5ROG levels and getting the huge damage boost from the mechanic tree.

Level 20 Lawful Good Drow Female
(5 Rogue / 11 Ranger / 4 Artificer)
Hit Points: 232
Spell Points: 421

BAB: 17/17/22/27/27
Fortitude: 11
Reflex: 21
Will: 7

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(32 Point) (Level 1) (Level 20)
Strength 8 8
Dexterity 13 13
Constitution 15 15
Intelligence 20 29
Wisdom 8 8
Charisma 10 10

Level 1 (Artificer)
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Barbarian
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Paladin
Feat: (Selected) Point Blank Shot

Level 2 (Artificer)

Level 3 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Undead
Feat: (Selected) Heavy Armor Proficiency

Level 4 (Ranger)

Level 5 (Ranger)

Level 6 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Dodge

Level 7 (Rogue)

Level 8 (Rogue)

Level 9 (Artificer)
Feat: (Selected) Mobility

Level 10 (Artificer)
Feat: (Artificer Bonus) Improved Critical: Ranged Weapons

Level 11 (Rogue)

Level 12 (Rogue)
Feat: (Selected) Shot on the Run

Level 13 (Rogue)

Level 14 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Construct

Level 15 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Insightful Reflexes

Level 16 (Ranger)

Level 17 (Ranger)

Level 18 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Spring Attack

Level 19 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Elemental

Level 20 (Ranger)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Arbalester (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Sharpshooter (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Lacerating Shots (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Lacerating Shots (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Lacerating Shots (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Sharpshooter (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Wand and Scroll Mastery (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Wand and Scroll Mastery (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Wand and Scroll Mastery (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Skill Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Skill Boost (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Skill Boost (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Sharpshooter (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Use Magical Device (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Use Magical Device (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Use Magical Device (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Intelligence (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Sharpshooter (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Fletcching (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Fletching (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Fletching (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Leg Shot (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Intelligence (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Sharpshooter (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Rapid Fire (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Rapid Fire (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Rapid Fire (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Sniper (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Mechanical Reloader (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Battle Engineer (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Infused Weapons (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Crossbow Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Thaumaturgical Conduits (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Thaumaturgical Conduits (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Thaumaturgical Conduits (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Crossbow Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Caustic Shot (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Caustic Shot (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Caustic Shot (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Extra Action Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Extra Action Boost (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Extra Action Boost (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Crossbow Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Intelligence (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Crossbow Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Endless Fusilade (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Agility Engine (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Agility Engine (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Deepwood Stalker (Rgr) - Far Shot (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Agent of Good (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Intelligence (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Harper Enchantment (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Strategic Combat I (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Know The Angles (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Know The Angles (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Know The Angles (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Strategic Combat II (Rank 1)
#13965236 Feb 14, 2019 at 03:15 PM · Edited 7 months ago
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Not trying to hijack the thread I promise :D
There's just one more thought I had, and it was that with regard to an effective epic build for those who have a +7 supreme tome etc - a method to bypass the required 19DEX to get the IPS then the mandatory ranger becomes kinda moot since the auto granted feats can be made up in other ways and the GTWF isn't needed. So I figured, if I were to TR searious to gain more DPS it would look like this.
The point here being to get the fusillade, the tier 5 mechanic stuff, and the strike w no thought from kensai. Good UMD and the scroll boosts from the mechanic tree for heal scroll should provide what's needed to keep self healing competent.

This is a build meant to go epic and if a high dex tome is on the char.

Level 20 Lawful Good Drow Female
(6 Fighter / 10 Rogue / 4 Artificer)
Hit Points: 234
Spell Points: 296

BAB: 16/16/21/26/26
Fortitude: 11
Reflex: 19
Will: 8

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(32 Point) (Level 1) (Level 20)
Strength 8 8
Dexterity 14 19
Constitution 14 14
Intelligence 20 28
Wisdom 8 8
Charisma 12 12

Tomes Used
+7 Tome of Dexterity used at level 2

Level 1 (Artificer)
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Barbarian
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Paladin
Feat: (Selected) Point Blank Shot

Level 2 (Artificer)

Level 3 (Fighter)
Feat: (Selected) Insightful Reflexes
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Precise Shot

Level 4 (Rogue)

Level 5 (Rogue)

Level 6 (Rogue)
Feat: (Selected) Dodge

Level 7 (Artificer)

Level 8 (Artificer)
Feat: (Artificer Bonus) Rapid Shot

Level 9 (Rogue)
Feat: (Selected) Mobility

Level 10 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Critical: Ranged Weapons

Level 11 (Rogue)

Level 12 (Rogue)
Feat: (Selected) Shot on the Run

Level 13 (Rogue)

Level 14 (Rogue)

Level 15 (Rogue)
Feat: (Selected) Weapon Focus: Ranged Weapons

Level 16 (Rogue)
Feat: (Rogue Bonus) Improved Evasion

Level 17 (Fighter)

Level 18 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Power Critical
Feat: (Selected) Weapon Specialization: Ranged Weapons

Level 19 (Fighter)

Level 20 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Precise Shot
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Arbalester (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Tanglefoot (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Targeting Sights (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Sharpshooter (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Lacerating Shots (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Lacerating Shots (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Lacerating Shots (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Mechanics (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Sharpshooter (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Wand and Scroll Mastery (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Wand and Scroll Mastery (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Wand and Scroll Mastery (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Sharpshooter (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Use Magical Device (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Use Magical Device (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Use Magical Device (Rank 3))
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Intelligence (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Sharpshooter (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Fletching (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Fletching (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Fletching (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Leg Shot (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Intelligence (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Sharpshooter (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Rapid Fire (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Rapid Fire (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Rapid Fire (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Sniper (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Mechanic (Rog) - Mechanical Reloader (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Battle Engineer (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Infused Weapons (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Crossbow Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Field Engineer (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Thaumaturgical Conduits (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Thaumaturgical Conduits (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Thaumaturgical Conduits (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Crossbow Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Extra Action Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Extra Action Boost (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Extra Action Boost (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Crossbow Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Intelligence (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Crossbow Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Endless Fusilade (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Agility Engine (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Agility Engine (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Battle Engineer (Art) - Agility Engine (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Kensei Focus: Crossbows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Spiritual Bond (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Strike With No Thought (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Extra Action Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Extra Action Boost (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Kensei Weapon Specialization: Crossbows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Kensei (Ftr) - Kensei Weapon Specialization: Crossbows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Agent of Good (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Harper Agent - Strategic Combat I (Rank 1)
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