So, Two of my favorite races in Pathfinder are Goblins (Woo!) And Halflings and I'm tossing arround the idea for a small sized character who fights in melee and was wondering if there are any good classes and/or archetypes for being a small melee combatant? I know Cavalier can be awesome due to the medium mount, But are there any others?
Thanks in advance. =)
"Pickles are magical, if you make jerky, it will last for a while, but it's dry and chewy. PICKLES on the other hand, will keep for as long, AND THEY STAY JUICY! Therefore, pickles are magic" ~Qundle
I love it! Goblins have rapidly become my favorite race (Or Ancestry as it is called now) in Pathfinder. =D
So, In First Edition I loved Alchemists, They where so fun to play and could fit just about any role. So now that the second edition rules are out I immediately took a look at the Alchemist and, While it seems realy intresting in concept, I struggle to figure out their role...
Touch AC isent a thing anylonger so they wont hit as well, They can do some damage with the limited alchemical bomb items, But they only go up to a max of 4d6 at level 17... They can heal a bit with Elixir of Life (Love the name and concept) But it wont heal as well as a cleric would so it is at best a secondary healer role. Mutagens seem like they can now be given to other people! Cool! But, Most of them dont seem super useful...
So.. It seems like Alchemists exist to give semi useful items to the party at the start of the day and... Then what..?
Please help a not very smart person understand!
So, Random question. How would a Construct Rider keep his construct mount "alive"? Seems like you cant heal it untill you get Craft Construct at level 4, But even so, How much would it cost to repair the construct mount? From what I found the cost of repairing a construct depends on the cost of making the construct, And I have found no price for making a construct mount similar to that of the construct rider...
So how would a Construct Rider keep his mount repaired, And how much would it cost?
So, I'v bene playing Pathfinder for a while now with friends online. Love the game, Excited to try second edition! But, I'v noticed with the second edition stuff when ever goblins comes up (Like Fumbus, And when people play goblin characters, Like Qundle) there is a lot of stuff about Pickles being special or important in some kind. Is this new to second edition or is it something I'v managed to compleately miss that was also in first edition? Whats the deal with pickles?
Thanks for all the replies! I have one more question, I just noticed it says on the tumor familiar " the alchemist can have the tumor detach itself from his body as a separate creature vaguely resembling a kind of animal suitable for a familiar" Vaguely resembling? So instead of a black furred cat (For example) It would be a vaguely cat shaped flesh blob?
Have you ever played a character who used to be a bad guy, Like a bandit or something, But through one way or another found redemption and became a good guy? If so, What did your redeemed bad guy do before he found redemption? How did he find his redemption? And what did he become after?
I had this random idea of a former bandit who was spared death by a group of adventurers and, Having already before had his doubts about the bandit life, Now decides to give up on being a bandit, Instead he tries to become a knight, Taking the cavalier class and claiming he's a knight of an order, But is self taught and his order dosent realy exist... But mayhaps one day he will find a true cavalier order!
I have silly ideas... xD
Thank you! The class seems realy intresting and could be quite fun. I'l have to sit down and try to push through the mountains of text that intimidate me so with the class. Never seen anyone play one, Nobody in my group has touched them or even mentioned them.
Thanks for the replies!
The Kineticist.. This class sounds intresting but every time I try to read it I get information overload.. I am intimidated by the sheer ammount of information to work through and I saw someone explain it away with every class using things you are used to while Kineticist plays like no other class and thus has to have a lot more information on how everyting works... But I get intimidated by it.. Even if it looks realy intresting...
Not quite sure what I'm looking for.. Sorry for being so vague.. I just saw people say that Sneak Attack isent good and is too unreliable, And you are best in looking for other ways to add to your damage that is more reliable. So I guess I'm trying to figure out other class features that add extra damage that is more reliable and dosent have uses per day...
So.. I started thinking about this a little while ago.. What class abilities (Not spells) gives damage that scales with level?
I know there is Sneak Attack, The Cavalier's Challange, the Monk and Brawlers unarmed damage and the Warpriest's Sacred Weapon damage. Are there any other classes that have a ability that gives damage that scales with level in similar ways to the ones I mentioned?
Ah, Thank you for the information! =)
So.. I'v been eyeing the Tumor Familiar discovery for the Alchemist for some time but I wonder.. What use does an Alchemist have of familiars? I'v never realy understood them... I mean, I know you can take a Cat familiar and get +3 on Stealth Checks and things like that, But other then the bonus they give to a skill depending on their animal type, What are they used for?
Matthew Downie wrote:
So having a living family and friends, Is a worse backstory then the classic "I'm an orphan who have no family or friends and no attachment to anyone in the world"? How does that work? How does having a living family and friends give less plothooks then having nobody at all?
I'm curious what your favorite mount is for a small cavalier? Personaly I like wolves (And that was the mount for my only cavalier I played.. Need to play more cavaliers..) Because Wolves are my favorite animals. But wolves grow large at level 7.. And there is plenty other nice mounts for small cavaliers!
Riding Dogs and Wolfdogs seem good, Boars and Goats are cool, Ponies have the advantage of being able to wear the various magic horseshoes.. The Giant Gecko can charge along walls!
What mount is your favorite for a small size cavalier?
So many people have the sad backstory and dead family, So I wanted to ask if anyone here has gone the other way and had a happy backstory and living family?
I had a Halfling Cavalier, Who grew up on a farm, And joined the milita to protect his home village, But during a extended period of peace was struck by wanderlust and his family and friends helped provide him with suplies to set out on his journey to see the world. And so he traveld, Meet up with some adventurers, Saved the continent from a evil lich, And returned home with loads of money to spend on helping his village and order.
I liked his backstory, And the fact that his story had an eventual happy ending aswell.
Awesome! Thank you. =) Plant pets and summons sound fun, And plant battlefield control too!
Wood element wizards, phytokineticists, fey this that and the other...care to define what you're after a little more? Most classes have at least one option that might be defined as nature based, many have several.
Sorry! I actualy dont know exactly what i'm after.. I just got this weird idea of a nature/plant based character and started thinking of what options there are.. I couldent think of many so I asked! I guess, I'm mostly looking for plant based things.. Sorry for being bad at explaining.. It is just a random poorly thought out question..
Random question of the day!
What Nature based classes, Archetypes or class options (Like oracle mysteries and sorcerer bloodlines and the like) Are there?
So far I know of:
Are there any other good nature/plant based options?
Darigaaz the Igniter wrote:
For me it's definitely the summoner. The sheer versatility you have when designing your perfect pet is just amazing.
The summoner is so much fun! But so easy to make realy strong.. I dident even aim for power, I made my Summoner and his Eidolon based on Thanquol and Boneirpper from Warhammer Fantasy, A Skaven (Rat person) And his giant rat ogre bodyguard. So I made a somewhat cowardly Ratfolk Summoner with his large sized four armed rat ogre eidolon and they where much fun to play! But Boneripper was so strong... And when he went down I annoyed my GM by summoning Whooly Rhinos...
As the title asks, What is your favorite pet/companion class or archetype?
I havent played many myself, Infact I only played one, The Summoner, And I loved it, But I agree that it is rather strong so I doubt I'l be playing it again... What are your favorites? There are so many to chose from and I love pet classes in games so I'd love to hear what ones you all like!
Random question of the day, Crossbows, Can they be viable if you can also use bows? If you can use bows and crossbows, Why would you pick the crossbow over the bow? Are Crossbows just worse then bows in every way (Other then being simple weapons, unless you go for more exotic ones like the repeating crossbow..) And is there a way to get them up to fiering as quickly as a bow?
That all sounds realy cool and realy fun! =D Mayhaps I shall take the time to try and figure it out. It seems like a realy nice class. =)
Medium you say... Medium does seem like a intresting class, I do like classes that deal with spirits and ghosts.. I'l take a look at it. Thanks!
Also, Thanks to everyone who has been kind enough to post and reply in this thread! Thank you all!
Another option, if we're going for your theme, could be kineticist, there's a few varieties to choose from. I've gone water kineticist, no archetypes, focusing on Kinetic Blade. It can be used to manifest light or one handed weapons, which include gauntlets, for psuedo unarmed fighting.
Kineticist sounds realy intresting but when I tried to read the class my brain dibbled out my ears and it took a few hours before I regained the ability to think..
Alright, Overexaguarting aside, Trying to read kineticist makes my head hurt.. I just cant wrap my mind arround it.. Sounds realy cool! But I cant wrap my mind arround it..
@Derklord Thank you again. I do admit that I value big dice a bunch.. Dunno, Feels great to have a big die and roll well. Though I guess if you manage to find ways to buff up your bonuses a lot you can do as well or better on the base d3 die.
@Mysterious Stranger Armored or not mathers not, Be is a unarmored monk, Or a heavily armored fighter, I just realy like the idea of someone going into combat and punching his way through the greatest foes.. xD
@avr Thank you, I'l take a look at them archetypes. =)