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Good Anti-Casters


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What are some good and/or cool anti-caster builds you've come up with in your time? They can be a caster or not. Viability at a wide range of levels is a big plus here. Everyone knows AM BARBARIAN, but what else have you guys come up with?

One of my favorites is a hexcrafter magus. They would cast a lot of curse spells to inflict spellblights and focus on getting next to an enemy caster. They would have step up to stay next to the caster when they tried to five foot step away. They'd take the disruptive and spellbreaker arcanas, in addition to the curse strike arcana, whatever that's called. They'd have blighted critical, greater blighted critical, and blighted critical mastery. Probably a finesse build. While I'm not sure how effective soellblights really are, this build would be all sorts of fun and flavorful. It sounds like the new elf magus archetype in the ARG might complement it well with movement abilities and such. Thoughts on this concept? Builds and concepts of your own?


Tetori Monk with the proper feats. Give him flying at some point and it's golden. :)

Shadow Lodge

the best antimage character is an archer with a stacked inititive. get a class like sohei which alwayse acts in suprise and gets a nat 20 on his roll, have dex be the primary stat, improved init, trait bonus to initive then grab a source of invisibility.

stealth + full atack = dead caster.

Star Voter 2013

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Wizards, clerics, druids tend to be the best against casters, because only they can deal properly with all the tricks a caster can pull out.


This the character sheet of a spell breaker inquisitor from the Chronicles Pathfinder Podcast I remember listening to awhile back. Might have to change some stuff as idk if your GM is okay with tieflings.


Talynonyx wrote:
Wizards, clerics, druids tend to be the best against casters, because only they can deal properly with all the tricks a caster can pull out.

Isn't it ironic that the best anti-caster builds are casters...


Litany of Sloth is really good with the Spell Breaker Inquisitor. Forgot to mention that.

The Exchange

I really like Maguses as Anti-casters. It makes it even more fun if you've got a big ole fighter/barbarian that you can D. Door in with you.

The Exchange

In my experience it's usually something in this order, Wildshaping Druid, Wizard, Cleric, then Achery specced fighter

Shadow Lodge

I would have to say monk due to the all good saves and that it is quite easy to have all of your saves be +5 at level one. Combine that with evasion and still mind, you could just ignore spells. Oh and Spell resistance.


Grappling monk or barbarian builds seem to shut down casters pretty effectively.


Grappling is only good against casters if you can prevent them from gaining freedom of movement. Obviously it is tricky to actually cast it once the grapple has been initiated, but it is a decently long duration buff, and there are other ways to gain it than just casting it.

As for the original question, I'll throw in that the brawler fighter archetype has some cool anti-caster tools.


Danny Kessler wrote:

Grappling is only good against casters if you can prevent them from gaining freedom of movement. Obviously it is tricky to actually cast it once the grapple has been initiated, but it is a decently long duration buff, and there are other ways to gain it than just casting it.

As for the original question, I'll throw in that the brawler fighter archetype has some cool anti-caster tools.

Granted, but in I rarely see any of the casters in modules and AP's that have had a freedom of movement item or the spell prepared. Except at really high levels. By then, if I am the ant-caster, I will try to have things like on me to make casting and magic difficult. But no it is not foolproof.

Marathon Voter 2013

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

AM BARBARIAN.

Dwarven Witch Hunter Inquisitor with spellkiller inquisition, Glory of Old trait, and Steel Soul. +5 to all saving throws against their spells? Yes please.

Gunslinger is pretty good too. Nothing says "counterspell" like a bullet to the face from a readied action.


Danny Kessler wrote:

Grappling is only good against casters if you can prevent them from gaining freedom of movement. Obviously it is tricky to actually cast it once the grapple has been initiated, but it is a decently long duration buff, and there are other ways to gain it than just casting it.

As for the original question, I'll throw in that the brawler fighter archetype has some cool anti-caster tools.

That's why I mentioned Tetori, which has the ability to nullify Freedom of Movement. Sorry, caster, there is now literally nothing you can do.


Cheapy wrote:

AM BARBARIAN.

Dwarven Witch Hunter Inquisitor with spellkiller inquisition, Glory of Old trait, and Steel Soul. +5 to all saving throws against their spells? Yes please.

Gunslinger is pretty good too. Nothing says "counterspell" like a bullet to the face from a readied action.

Why dwarven? The SR they can get?

Also I really wish the Witch Hunger and Spell Breaker archetypes could be combined. I prefer the Spell Breaker more tbh.

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