Speedy Wizard with some bow skills

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    Aficionado of the arcane arts

      Hello all!


      First build I’m posting here and I got to acknowledge Orion for giving me some inspiration playtesting his spell-kama with an AB 30 and his observations on that which he was kind enough to share.

      So I wanted a speedy wizard with at least 29 caster levels and 30+ INT for good spellcasting power that could also make use of a bow to conserve spells for important targets.

      Conjuration Foci were chosen because I like how it turns Grease into a formidable disable spell throughout (throw 2-3 of them on a spot and watch anyone without KD immunity on their arse for a long time, ignores SR) and for the boni it provides on summoning spells on WoG, one can sub for different spell focus of choice.

      EMA and EW are just icing on the cake really, with careful solo or in party play I think one can get by without them and get that INT to 34. Appraise is there due to an item on WoG that uses a lot of money to duplicate arrows, one can sub it with other skill of choice.

      I ran this recently to level 40 on WoG solo and it was really fun and strong at all stages, with a +5 bow and +12 to DEX (+9 from items/+3 from Cat’s Grace) I was going around with 44 AB with rapid shot on which was pretty much enough for anything with some disables thrown in the mix except the strongest bosses.




      Monk(3), Illusionist(30), Arcane Archer(7), Elf

      STR: 10
      DEX: 17 (18)
      CON: 10
      WIS: 8
      INT: 18 (32)
      CHA: 8

      Elf: (Hardiness vs. Enchantments, Keen Sense, Low-light Vision, Skill Affinity: Listen, Skill Affinity: Search, Skill Affinity: Spot, Sleeplessness)
      01:Illusionist(1):Spell Focus: Conjuration, {Scribe Scroll
      03:Illusionist(3):Greater Spell Focus: Conjuration
      05:Illusionist(5):Extend Spell
      06:Illusionist(6):Point Blank Shot
      09:Illusionist(9):Weapon Focus: Longbow
      10:Illusionist(10):Craft Wand
      12:Illusionist(12):INT+1,Rapid Shot, (INT=20)
      13:Arcane Archer(1
      14:Arcane Archer(2
      15:Arcane Archer(3):Empower Spell
      16:Arcane Archer(4):INT+1,(INT=21)
      17:Arcane Archer(5
      18:Arcane Archer(6):Blind Fight
      21:Illusionist(15):Epic Weapon Focus: Longbow, Silent Spell
      22:Monk(1):{Cleave, Evasion, Improved Unarmed Strike, Stunning Fist}
      24:Illusionist(17):INT+1,Epic Spell Focus: Conjuration, (INT=23)
      27:Illusionist(20):Epic Prowess, Great Intelligence I, (INT=24)
      30:Illusionist(23):Great Intelligence II, Epic Spell: Mummy Dust, (INT=26)
      32:Monk(2):INT+1,{Deflect Arrows}, (INT=27)
      33:Illusionist(25):Epic Spell: Epic Mage Armor
      34:Illusionist(26):Epic Spell: Epic Warding
      36:Illusionist(28):INT+1,Great Intelligence III, (INT=29)
      38:Illusionist(29):Great Intelligence IV, (INT=30)
      39:Arcane Archer(7):Great Intelligence V, (INT=31)

      Hitpoints: 200
      Skillpoints: 359
      Saving Throws (Fortitude/Will/Reflex): 19/20/23
      Saving Throw bonuses: Spells: +10, Mind Effects: +4
      BAB: 23
      AB (max, naked): 24 (melee), 35 (ranged)
      AC (naked/mundane items only): 22/29
      Spell Casting: Wizard(9)
      Alignment Changes: 0

      Appraise 20(31), Concentration 43(43), Craft Weapon 3(14), Disable Trap 2(15), Heal 43(42), Lore 43(54), Open Lock 1(5), Persuade 15(14), Search 10(23), Set Trap 11(15), Spellcraft 43(54), Spot 41(42), Tumble 40(44)



        Hey there Aficionado of the Arcane Arts

        Thanks for sharing this build concept, and welcome to the forums!

        It was nice to see your character in action when I partied with you! Pity I didn’t take any screenshots but we smashed through the adventure pretty fast. It was good to see the nice synergy with Bigby’s Grasping Hand (Bigby’s 7) to hold powerful physical melee opponents still, lower their AC, and using your ranged attack. It brings a different playstyle to the usual IGMS spam (or Bigby 7/Evards).

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