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Hello Paizo Fans!
I'm going to work on a Guide to the Builds, a repository for all the great builds that we have seen here on the forum in the past years. Hopefully, it will include the likes of AM Barbarian, Alchy Amy, and the hordes of builds that messageboard superstars have come up with.
For now, the guide is going to take the form of a google doc, which can be found here.
What I would like from you: Please add links to your favorite builds in this thread, or in the comments section of the google doc. If the build is on Paizo messageboards, then I will probably add it into the guide. However, if the builds are hosted off site, then I will ask for permission from the author before hosting them.
If you are an author and you would like more people to see your builds, please respond to this thread with the appropriate links.
For right now just send me everything you can. But for those people making new builds, I think this is what people will want:
The Perfect Build will have four things:
1: It will be be hosted externally in pdf or google doc format with a stable link. Ideally, it will not be in a thread. However, I realize that most builds are, right now, in threads, so don’t be afraid to send me those.
2: It will have a feat advancement list, showing what feats are taken at each level.
3: It will have a short paragraph or two explaining what the build does, and why it chose what it did.
4: It is either a good build, or it is an interesting build. This should be explained in your paragraph.
Builds also get extra credit for having the any of the following things:
5: Items that the player should buy.
6: What the build looks like at some important level.
7: It must be well-written, and well organized.
Any build that has at least three of the first four, and at least one of the extra credit, will get a little star by it to mark it as a great build!
That's all for now! Hopefully we can get a good list going right away.
|Darigaaz the Igniter|
|CalebTGordan RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32|
Can I just email you a bunch of my builds? I've posted so many I don't know if I can find them all. All of my builds are built one level at a time but I don't have them broken down like that. I use Hero Lab and I don't always save each level. I just make sure everything lines up rules-wise as I build them.
Yup, to reiterate a few of my earlier points:
Please have your posts hosted online in a pdf or google doc format. Then, just add the link to this thread, and a short, one sentence synopsis ("Level 15 Half-Elf Wizard who focuses on fireballs" or "Level 20 Human Invulnerable Rager Barbarian who focuses on soaking up hits.")
Only post builds that are interesting or great - if you have a million builds, just post the ones that other people will want to look at.
@Dust Raven - I am going to organize it by class (and probably in multiple classes for true multi-classers). The guides present comprehensive suggestions and tips for playing a class. This thread and google doc are for specific builds of classes.
Added another handful. Now we've got some alchemists, barbarians, fighters, gunslingers, monks, paladins, rogues, sorcerers, summoners, and a wizards. Looking for more!
I remember seeing some interesting druid builds on the forums, taking advantage of massive natural attacks... Any ideas?
Magus and Witch builds are also in high demand, so looking for those.
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Excited to see those builds!
Model Build Template
Ok, well I found a link to a master of many styles monk build that looked like it could be fun. However it wasn't built all the way to 20. So perhaps someone more skilled in building, would be willing to finish it and / or make it better so that it can be added to the build guide.
Build found here:
Partial Master of Many Styles Monk Build
I'm working on my Champion of Irori build here: Irori's Champion
Basically its a build that lets you smite every enemy you encounter, and also has great saves/AC.
I'm not sure that its a shoo-in to the guide to the builds, but it would be nice to hear what people think.
Disclaimer: I've only plotted out the lvl 1-10 progression so far. More incoming after I've received comments, I suppose.
|Mirrel the Marvelous|
Added a Classic Ninja and a negative channeling cleric.
Unfortunately, you can only take extra channel once!May I suggest that one of the feats be Shatter Resolve from Faiths of Corruption. This would require a change of alignment (to true neutral or any evil) and a deity change to Urgathoa (a requirement of the feat.) Now your Channels have a chance to make opponents Shaken as well as the regular damage.
Hmm, there's probably not as much utility as this, but would you consider adding 'teams' to your build list?
I enjoy theorycrafting builds every so often, but I also like to make builds that do interesting and nasty things as a group. This also means I can fool around with knowledge skills and the like, so that the various group members don't overlap their skills.
For instance, there's the oracle of nature power 'friend to the animals', which offers the outrageous +Cha to saves on all animals within 30 ft. So, the more animal companions you can pack close together, the better the power. Thus, I made an 'Elfquest team' composed of a halfling oracle of nature, a halfling cavalier (order of the paw), a halfling urban ranger (for the trapfinding), and a halfling sylvan sorcerer, all of whom get to ride on wolves by 4th level.
Would things like that be something you'd post to your guide?
@ Prototype: Changed!
@ Ohako: That stuff is very interesting, but probably is worthy of its own guide. A "Party Synergy' guide. If there is enough support I'd write up a guide for it, but I'd want more information/examples. I've started a thread here and posted your example as a starting point (giving you credit of course). Feel free to head over there and offer more suggestions!