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Dastis wrote:
Pure RAW leads to stupid things. RAI leads to less stupid things. RAI with houserules leads to new stupid things. I go for RAI with minimal houserules simply because that's what seems to work best.

Oh, that metaphor of organized religion

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When choosing a domain, you have to look at a couple of things, the powers and the spells.
If I only consider the late game Cleric (17+), the Trickery domain is the best because you get Time Stop.

Every single teleport spell you might need for moving around in the world, you can use Miracle instead at 0 cost (Miracle doesn't costs gold if you just replicate a spell).

After that, the Animal domain gets you Shapechange. And Shapechange will grant you access to all the good spells : Giant Form II , Form of The Dragon 3 etc.
The feather subdomain is especially good :

Eyes of the Hawk (Ex): You gain a racial bonus on Perception checks equal to 1/2 your cleric level (minimum +1). In addition, if you can act during a surprise round, you receive a +2 racial bonus on your Initiative check.

my top domains:
1. Trickery (just get time stop)
2. Animal/Feather (we get shapechange, an animal companion and perception bonuses)
3. Travel/Trade (we get the useful spells, and a way to escape grapple)
4. Demon subdomain (crazy damage for melee)

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I would just do Ranger VMC Summoner, TWF build with Butterfly String. I worship Gozreh (N)
I then Summon a Young Cloud Giant with a longbow. I can cast enlarge person on it (or not) and lead blades.

Damage is : 3d6+14/×3. I have 19HD with a Celestial or Fiendish template so I can smite too for +19 damage.
3d6+33 (with enlarge person)
4d6+33 (with lead blades)
Critical damage is 12d6+99 (Average 135 damage)

Or use the greatsword with power attack: 4d6+21+19 = 4d6+40+12(pa) = 4d6+52 (enlarge person) -> 6d6+52 (leadblades) = 140 average

Cloud giant is (With broadsword) : 4d6+18 + 16 = 4d6+34
+ enlarge person : 6d6+34
+ lead blades : 8d6+34
crit is 16d6+68 : (Average 116)
(With power attack : 116+24 (Average 140)

Edit : Doesn't work with bows, forget about the bow section.