The angelic devastator (Paladin 32 / Fighter 6 / Rogue or Monk 2)

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  • #1126
    Aquarius

    Hello!

    After having played with Orion’s Boccob tricky devastator (nice build, btw), roleplayed as an evil follower of Erythnul, I thought to make a “good-aligned” version.

    To change class a bit, I choose paladin instead of cleric, and I kept the lv 32/fighter6/rogue2 combo as is very effective: immune to dispels lesser than Mords, and resistant to Mords casted from scrolls; she has got a few aces up her sleeve (divine damage from divine might and paladin spells) that can help her deal more damage to her God’s enemies!

    Great fun to play her: I am leveling her in the WoG server, and currently she is lv 35.

    Initially a build with devastating critical has been made: it uses monk instead of rogue, to take advantage of the free cleave feat. To increase challenge, I preferred to remove dev. crit., and so monk has been less useful: swift with rogue class.

    She wields a rapier, she crits more than longsword-wielding creatures, and is less exposed to damage resistance (as piercing damage resistance is generally less common in modules/Pw. However, one is totally free to swift to other weapons as well.

    She takes advantage of extend spell, to double the castings of divine favor/aura of glory (needed to cap CHA and to ensure as maximum divine damage as possible), and craft wand to be able to make many wands (bless, bless weapon, holy sword, GMW, buls, eagle’s splendor, etc…).

    Mundane AB is 44, no matter if devastating critical is taken or not.

    Enough words, let’s detail the build!

     

    NON-DEVASTATING CRITICAL VERSION (w/ rogue instead of monk)

    Paladin(32), Fighter(6), Rogue(2), Human

    STR: 15 (30)
    DEX: 8
    CON: 14
    WIS: 13 (14)
    INT: 13
    CHA: 14

    Human: (Quick to Master)
    01: Paladin(1): Weapon Focus: Rapier, Expertise
    02: Paladin(2): {Smite Evil}
    03: Paladin(3): Blind Fight
    04: Paladin(4): STR+1, (STR=16)
    05: Paladin(5)
    06: Paladin(6): Craft Wand
    07: Paladin(7)
    08: Paladin(8): WIS+1, (WIS=14)
    09: Paladin(9): Knockdown
    10: Paladin(10)
    11: Fighter(1): Power Attack
    12: Paladin(11): STR+1, Divine Might, (STR=17)
    13: Paladin(12)
    14: Paladin(13)
    15: Paladin(14): Divine Shield
    16: Paladin(15): STR+1, (STR=18)
    17: Fighter(2): Improved Critical: Rapier
    18: Paladin(16): Extend Spell
    19: Fighter(3)
    20: Fighter(4): STR+1, Weapon Specialization: Rapier, (STR=19)
    21: Paladin(17): Great Strength I, (STR=20)
    22: Paladin(18)
    23: Rogue(1)
    24: Paladin(19): STR+1, Great Strength II, (STR=22)
    25: Paladin(20)
    26: Paladin(21)
    27: Paladin(22): Great Strength III, (STR=23)
    28: Paladin(23): STR+1, Epic Weapon Focus: Rapier, (STR=24)
    29: Fighter(5)
    30: Fighter(6): Great Strength IV, Epic Weapon Specialization: Rapier, (STR=25)
    31: Paladin(24)
    32: Paladin(25): STR+1, (STR=26)
    33: Paladin(26): Great Strength V, Armor Skin, (STR=27)
    34: Paladin(27)
    35: Paladin(28)
    36: Paladin(29): STR+1, Epic Skill Focus: Taunt, Epic Prowess, (STR=28)
    37: Rogue(2): {Evasion}
    38: Paladin(30)
    39: Paladin(31): Great Strength VI, (STR=29)
    40: Paladin(32): STR+1, Epic Toughness I, (STR=30)

    Hitpoints: 492
    Skillpoints: 184
    Saving Throws (Fortitude/Will/Reflex): 28/20/17
    Saving Throw bonuses:
    BAB: 30
    AB (max, naked): 44 (melee), 30 (ranged)
    AC (naked/mundane items only): 19/30
    Spell Casting: Paladin(4)
    Alignment Changes: 0

    20% experience penalty starting from lv 23

    Concentration 32(34), Disable Trap 1(2), Discipline 42(52), Open Lock 1(0), Taunt 43(55), Tumble 40(39), UMD 23(25)

    01: Concentration(4), Disable Trap(1), Discipline(4), Open Lock(1), Taunt(4),
    02: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(1),
    03: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(2),
    04: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(3),
    05: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(4),
    06: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(5),
    07: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(6),
    08: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(7),
    09: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(8),
    10: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(9),
    11: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Save(11),
    12: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(2), Save(11),
    13: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(12),
    14: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(13),
    15: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(14),
    16: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(15),
    17: Save(19),
    18: Taunt(2), Save(21),
    19: Save(25),
    20: Save(29),
    21: Taunt(3), Save(30),
    22: Taunt(1), Save(33),
    23: Tumble(25), UMD(13), Save(5),
    24: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(2), Save(5),
    25: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(6),
    26: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(7),
    27: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(8),
    28: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(9),
    29: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Save(11),
    30: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Save(13),
    31: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(3), Save(12),
    32: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(13),
    33: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(14),
    34: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(15),
    35: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Taunt(1), Save(16),
    36: Concentration(1), Discipline(1), Save(18),
    37: Tumble(15), UMD(10), Save(3),
    38: Discipline(6), Save(1),
    39: Discipline(1), Taunt(4),
    40: Discipline(3), Taunt(1),

     

    DEVASTATING CRITICAL VERSION (w/ monk instead of rogue)

    Paladin(32), Fighter(6), Monk(2), Human

    STR: 15 (30)
    DEX: 8
    CON: 14
    WIS: 13 (14)
    INT: 13
    CHA: 14

    Human: (Quick to Master)
    01: Paladin(1): Weapon Focus: Rapier, Expertise
    02: Paladin(2): {Smite Evil}
    03: Paladin(3): Blind Fight
    04: Paladin(4): STR+1, (STR=16)
    05: Paladin(5)
    06: Paladin(6): Craft Wand
    07: Paladin(7)
    08: Paladin(8): WIS+1, (WIS=14)
    09: Paladin(9): Knockdown
    10: Paladin(10)
    11: Fighter(1): Power Attack
    12: Paladin(11): STR+1, Divine Might, (STR=17)
    13: Paladin(12)
    14: Paladin(13)
    15: Paladin(14): Extend Spell
    16: Paladin(15): STR+1, (STR=18)
    17: Paladin(16)
    18: Paladin(17): Improved Critical: Rapier
    19: Paladin(18)
    20: Paladin(19): STR+1, (STR=19)
    21: Paladin(20): Great Strength I, (STR=20)
    22: Monk(1): {Cleave, Evasion, Improved Unarmed Strike, Stunning Fist}
    23: Fighter(2): Great Cleave
    24: Paladin(21): STR+1, Great Strength II, (STR=22)
    25: Paladin(22)
    26: Paladin(23): Epic Weapon Focus: Rapier
    27: Paladin(24): Great Strength III, (STR=23)
    28: Paladin(25): STR+1, (STR=24)
    29: Fighter(3)
    30: Fighter(4): Weapon Specialization: Rapier, Epic Weapon Specialization: Rapier
    31: Paladin(26): Overwhelming Critical: Rapier
    32: Paladin(27): STR+1, (STR=25)
    33: Paladin(28): Great Strength IV, (STR=26)
    34: Paladin(29): Devastating Critical: Rapier
    35: Paladin(30)
    36: Paladin(31): STR+1, Great Strength V, (STR=28)
    37: Fighter(5)
    38: Monk(2): {Deflect Arrows}
    39: Fighter(6): Great Strength VI, Armor Skin, (STR=29)
    40: Paladin(32): STR+1, Epic Prowess, (STR=30)

    Hitpoints: 476
    Skillpoints: 176
    Saving Throws (Fortitude/Will/Reflex): 27/20/17
    Saving Throw bonuses:
    BAB: 30
    AB (max, naked): 44 (melee), 30 (ranged)
    AC (naked/mundane items only): 21/30
    Spell Casting: Paladin(4)
    Alignment Changes: 0

    20% experience penalty starting from lv 29

    Concentration 43(45), Disable Trap 1(2), Discipline 43(53), Open Lock 1(0), Persuade 3(5), Taunt 43(45), Tumble 40(39)

    A few stats when buffed:

    AB fully buffed: 44 + capped strenght 6 + divine favor 5 + greater magic weapon 5 + 3 (bless/aid/prayer) = 63

    Damage fully buffed: STR 16 + 6 (weapon specializ + epic weap spec) + 3 (deafening clang) + 8 divine (divine might) + 5 GMW + 1 prayer + 5 divine favor = 43 (86 when critting).

    Devastating critical DC (with capped STR): 46

     

    On with your comments!

    #1133
    Orion

    Looks nice.

    I would think about a Str 14 Dex 8 Con 14 Wis 14 Int 14 Cha 14 start and change the Wis increase at level 8 to Str, one will get more skill points that way, for a detection skill (ie Listen).

    The second build I would think about Paladin 34 / Fighter 4 / Monk 2 or Paladin 35 / Fighter 4 / Monk 1 – the Fighter 6 bonus feat used for Armor Skin could be taken as a epic Paladin bonus feat.

     

    #1137
    Aquarius

    Orion, thank you for your reply!

    Totally agree about the change of first version….more skill points, and final STR will remain the same.

    It is interesting also your comment about taking only 1 monk level. This will delay the experience penalty due to multiclassing. Should be easier to survive (even without that big AC skill dump) with devastating critical up to the 37th level!

    #1142
    Mordren

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>First of all, thanks for the build, I was looking for a Non-Devastating Crit Paladin build for my run of the Aeilund Saga and I think I might have found the One.
    I don’t have much experience in terms of character builds so people like you help a lot.

    Thanks again for the hard work and keep it up!</p>

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