The Edgedancer (Cleric 19 / Wizard 17 / Monk 4)

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  • #1111
    TheSquid

    This is a build made for the World of Greyhawk PW, with custom rules as of August 1, 2021.

    This is a different, more defensive, take to the summoner Cleric/Wizard spellbow for WoG. Compared to the Windkindler, she loses 6 damage and 6 DC on Evocation spells. She gains better Listen, good AC, better saves, Evasion, and Monk speed. She has much better survivability against attacks, spells and traps, and she can abuse Expeditious Retreat (can be put on wands!) to run very fast as an additional means of not dying. Experience penalty is similar, 20% on levels 19-20-21 and from 25 on. She has 1 less AB, but that matters not 99% of the time, as you will use Divine Power and not buff AB to cap (Prayer’s duration is too short). She has even worse carrying capacity with 8 STR.

    The class combination is not new, but maybe the 17+/17+/3+ level spread is. This build is untested and less refined than its aggressive counterpart, so comments and suggestions are especially welcome.

    The Edgedancer – Cleric(19), Illusionist(17), Monk(4), Human, any Lawful

    STR: 8
    DEX: 10
    CON: 10
    WIS: 18 (32)
    INT: 16 (19)
    CHA: 8

    Human: (Quick to Master)
    01: Cleric(1): Spell Focus: Conjuration, Greater Spell Focus: Conjuration, Domain Animal, Domain Plant
    02: Cleric(2)
    03: Cleric(3): Extend Spell
    04: Cleric(4): WIS+1, (WIS=19)
    05: Cleric(5)
    06: Cleric(6): Zen Archery
    07: Cleric(7)
    08: Cleric(8): WIS+1, (WIS=20)
    09: Cleric(9): Craft Wand
    10: Cleric(10)
    11: Cleric(11)
    12: Cleric(12): WIS+1, Blind Fight, (WIS=21)
    13: Illusionist(1): {Scribe Scroll}
    14: Cleric(13)
    15: Cleric(14): Weapon Proficiency Martial
    16: Cleric(15): WIS+1, (WIS=22)
    17: Monk(1): {Cleave, Evasion, Improved Unarmed Strike, Stunning Fist}
    18: Monk(2): Improved Critical: Shortbow, {Deflect Arrows}
    19: Monk(3)
    20: Cleric(16): WIS+1, (WIS=23)
    21: Cleric(17): Epic Spell Focus: Conjuration
    22: Illusionist(2)
    23: Illusionist(3)
    24: Illusionist(4): WIS+1, Weapon Focus: Shortbow, (WIS=24)
    25: Illusionist(5): Great Intelligence I, (INT=17)
    26: Illusionist(6)
    27: Illusionist(7): Epic Weapon Focus: Shortbow
    28: Illusionist(8): WIS+1, (WIS=25)
    29: Illusionist(9)
    30: Illusionist(10): Great Wisdom I, Great Intelligence II, (WIS=26), (INT=18)
    31: Illusionist(11)
    32: Illusionist(12): WIS+1, (WIS=27)
    33: Illusionist(13): Great Wisdom II, (WIS=28)
    34: Illusionist(14)
    35: Illusionist(15): Great Intelligence III, (INT=19)
    36: Illusionist(16): WIS+1, Great Wisdom III, (WIS=30)
    37: Monk(4)
    38: Illusionist(17)
    39: Cleric(18): Great Wisdom IV, (WIS=31)
    40: Cleric(19): WIS+1, (WIS=32)

    Hitpoints: 252
    Skillpoints: 276
    Saving Throws (Fortitude/Will/Reflex): 23/36/18
    Saving Throw bonuses: Spells: +9, Mind Effects: +2
    BAB: 24
    AB (max, naked): 23 (melee), 38 (ranged)
    AC (naked/mundane items only): 29/29
    Spell Casting: Cleric(9),Wizard(9)
    Alignment Changes: 0

    Appraise 11(15), Concentration 43(43), Disable Trap 1(5), Listen 40(51), Open Lock 1(1), Search 21(25), Spellcraft 43(47), Spot 21(32), Tumble 40(40)

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

    #1112
    Orion

    Thanks for sharing, this looks strong!

    Suggestions:

    • Reorder feats Weapon Proficiency Martial at level 3, Extend Spell at 12 / Blind Fight at 15. Without Rapid Reload getting faster access to Bows means less reliance on Slings early game (or being limited to Heavy Crossbow and 1 attack / round).
    • Wizard 2 level at 19, Monk 3 level at 20 to reduce exp penalties and +1 BAB.
    • A single value point in set trap (take from Appraise or even Spellcraft)

    Thought:

    • Not sure if you can make a wand of expeditious retreat? If you can, the CL seems to be 5, so a little short?┬áIt might be worth going Necromancy for specialty school over Illusionist, as this grants access to Mass Haste + Extended Mass Haste. Mass Haste will be good with summons a big part of the build. I think with Monk Speed and Wisdom AC from Monk you could manage without Premonition, and with Divine Power / PnP Tensors you might be able to manage without True Strike, although True Strike would be nice. (References: NWN Wiki: Craft Wand, WoG Tapatalk Forum: Crafting Potions, Wands and Scrolls)
    #1115
    TheSquid

    Hi Orion and thanks for the nice and clever words.

    I don’t think you can get +1 BAB in the way you propose, but maybe I misunderstand. You can get +1 Will by delaying the 3rd Monk level, but your will is high enough and I wanted to have speed as early as possible.

    The point in Set Trap is a good idea, I wonder if traps can be stacked with Glyph of Warding…

    I have not tested that you can make ER wands, I assumed it works as it’s in the crafting table. Yes the CL is 5 which is low. I agree that True Strike is probably not needed on a Cleric (only useful early on for Harm/Heal combos, later you have plenty of AB bonus). I picked Illusionist mainly to have access to Premonition, but I think you have a strong point that Mass Haste could be better.

    Concerning weapons, I am personally happy to play with a sling until I can get my hands on an infinite ammo bow, which as far as I know is not early. On the other hand, Tempertuppin’s Everthrower can be easily found in early levels.

    Cheers

    #1116
    Orion

    Hi TheSquid, thanks for correcting me! You are correct one cannot get +1 BAB in that way, apologies.

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