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I've been playing a bladebound bastard sword swingin' in ROTRL. I have split my spells between buff and damage. Shield is nice for the bbeg fights, and there are plenty of more suttle damage spells. Maybe look into words of power from UM. UC has some interesting archtypes other than the kensai you should look into as well, and arcana to use.
...Sexist... Can't we just enjoy something for what it is? Come on, it was classic, I loved it. It reminded me of all the sword and sorcery stories that got me into RPGs. Besides it was all of 9 minutes long, you were expecting some mind blowing world altering revelation from an art students project.
My question here is not with the feats but with the description in the Blood Drinker Feat itself.
David Gemmell. How the man managed to write so many books with the same story and characters and get a with it I don't know. He was like the AC/DC of fantasy novels. Oh... and the LotR stuff is crap, I've been saying that for years. There have been so many other novels and series that I've dropped do to massive amounts of suckage I can't even recall them all.
The Kensai recieves the canny defense ability, Int bonus to AC upto class level. Then one of the suggested arcana is prescient defense which grant the magus his/her Int bonus to AC against a particular enemy. Would this stack, does the magus then apply his/her Int bonus to AC twice against this one opponent?
I call it Pathfinder. If i have to explain myself I do. The laymen, muggles and commoners didn't know what "D&D" was back in the day, so now we just have to make them aware of Pathfinder. So no I don't play D&D anymore and I don't call my game night D&D night, it's Pathfinder night. I think Gary and Dave would approve.
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I'm currently running an Inquisitor (just made 6th level Saturday), but under the "church-less" concept offered in the domain description for the class. I have this idea of him eventually joining the Pathfinders guild and "hunting" secrets and those who would keep them. I took the Dangerously Curious and Scholar of the Great Beyond, traits. For a domain I chose Air, to represent his tendency to not stay in one place for long. RP whise he is fun to play and as far as power is concerned having access to pretty much all magic through the use magic device skill makes him quite fun to play in melee or at range. And yes the mix of skills does mean you are still viable off the battle field.
I'm currently playing level 3 Inquisitor. And I have to admit I regularly see smoke pouring out of my GM's ears. Using judgement even once a day forf ast healing 2 per round and the ability to heal myself when thats not enough... yeah, he calls my little Inq overpowered all the time. I just sit there smile.
I was wondering while looking at making an inquisitor of Nethys, why not an inquisitor who uses wizard schools (and sub schools) instead of domains. Possibly a variant spell list, something close to the witch's spell list combining arcane with divine. Then maybe replace someother class functions, such as bane and greater bane, with blade thirst or disruptive and spellbreaker. Any other thoughts or possible variant ideas? I see this variant as something of a mage hunter or hunter mage, or however you see it. Judgement could be used to close the distance to a wizard or other major caster through the more protective powers and then shifting to the more attack orrientted powers once in melee range. Access to arcane spells would allow for better counter spell chances.
I love this idea i was just thinking of it today. It could be used to even fuel the magus arcana abilities instead of once a day uses. Maybe instead of a wizard/fighter build Paizo should look to a sorcerrer/monk build. This would be different from the EK. I still think Paizo needs to think of the Magus not as a xx/yy class, which it is in its current version and try to give it some of it's own flavor. Right now it is just a metamagic spell machine.