Could I please Get some Advice on a Slayer / Horizon Walker build


Advice


I want to build a Wandering Swordsmen who can Move Super fast and cut up his Foes

So I am planning a Slayer 6/7 Horizon Walker 3/4
Total levels Slayer 16/17 Horizon walker 3/4

I am very set on this build or something like U-Rogue / Horizon Walker

but would like some input


JuliusCromwell wrote:

I want to build a Wandering Swordsmen who can Move Super fast and cut up his Foes

So I am planning a Slayer 6/7 Horizon Walker 3/4
Total levels Slayer 16/17 Horizon walker 3/4

I am very set on this build or something like U-Rogue / Horizon Walker

but would like some input

I'm guessing you're building for dimension door with Terrain Mastery/Dominance of the Astral Plane. I'm further guessing that you want to follow the Dimensional Agility/Assault/Dervish/Savant feats.

If so, it would bring your build online faster by picking up Flickering Step (conduit feat from Planar Adventures) and a few Fighter levels. This gets you an extra 2-5 uses of Dimension Door per day, and allows you to complete through Dimensional Dervish by level 11 (Slayer 6/Horizon Walker 3/Fighter 2) without the need for retraining.

Level 9: Flickering Step
Level 10: Dimensional Agility (Fighter Bonus Feat)
Level 11: Dimensional Assault, Dimensional Dervish (Fighter Bonus Feat)

If you pick up the Mutation Warrior archetype and add one more level, you can get a mutagen for an additional +4 alchemical strength bonus.

Final build would be ~Slayer 14 / Horizon Walker 3 / Fighter 3. To my mind, you're not giving up a ton by not getting 15-17 in Slayer, and you're gaining 5 uses of dimension door per day, a +4 alchemical strength bonus for tough fights, and early entry into your Dimensional X feats (plus two bonus feats). YMMV though.


Cheburn wrote:
JuliusCromwell wrote:

I want to build a Wandering Swordsmen who can Move Super fast and cut up his Foes

So I am planning a Slayer 6/7 Horizon Walker 3/4
Total levels Slayer 16/17 Horizon walker 3/4

I am very set on this build or something like U-Rogue / Horizon Walker

but would like some input

I'm guessing you're building for dimension door with Terrain Mastery/Dominance of the Astral Plane. I'm further guessing that you want to follow the Dimensional Agility/Assault/Dervish/Savant feats.

If so, it would bring your build online faster by picking up Flickering Step (conduit feat from Planar Adventures) and a few Fighter levels. This gets you an extra 2-5 uses of Dimension Door per day, and allows you to complete through Dimensional Dervish by level 11 (Slayer 6/Horizon Walker 3/Fighter 2) without the need for retraining.

Level 9: Flickering Step
Level 10: Dimensional Agility (Fighter Bonus Feat)
Level 11: Dimensional Assault, Dimensional Dervish (Fighter Bonus Feat)

If you pick up the Mutation Warrior archetype and add one more level, you can get a mutagen for an additional +4 alchemical strength bonus.

Final build would be ~Slayer 14 / Horizon Walker 3 / Fighter 3. To my mind, you're not giving up a ton by not getting 15-17 in Slayer, and you're gaining 5 uses of dimension door per day, a +4 alchemical strength bonus for tough fights, and early entry into your Dimensional X feats (plus two bonus feats). YMMV though.

what would be a good Feat set up for this.


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Another good one is to go weapon-based UnMonk too!


Something along the lines of the following is what I would think (up through 13):

Half-Orc
Alternate Racial Trait: Sacred Tattoo, Shaman's Apprentice [Endurance as a bonus feat]
Traits: Fate's Favored, Tusked

Slayer 1 - Power Attack
Slayer 2 - Slayer Talent - Ranger Combat Style (Two-Weapon Combat) - Two Weapon Fighting
Slayer 3 - OPEN Feat
Slayer 4 - OPEN Slayer Talent
Slayer 5 - OPEN Feat
Slayer 6 - Slayer Talent - Ranger Combat Style (Two-Weapon Combat) - Improved Two Weapon Fighting
Slayer 7 - OPEN Feat
Slayer 7 / Horizon Walker 1
Slayer 7 / Horizon Walker 2 - Flickering Step
Slayer 7 / Horizon Walker 3
Slayer 7 / HW 3 / Fighter (Mutation Warrior) 1 - Dimensional Agility / Dimensional Assault (Fighter bonus)
Slayer 7 / HW 3 / Fighter (Mutation Warrior) 2 - Dimensional Dervish (Fighter bonus)
Slayer 7 / HW 3 / Fighter (Mutation Warrior) 3 - Dimensional Savant

Candidates for open feats (3rd, 5th, and 7th levels)
Improved Initiative
Blind-Fight
Iron Will
Combat Reflexes
Accomplished Sneak Attacker
Blood Vengeance
Ironhide

Candidates for open slayer talent (4th level)
Combat Trick
Slow Reactions
Weapon Training

It's likely this build could be improved significantly. I delayed entry into Horizon Walker to get the build a Swift Action studied target (Slayer 7), which I actually think is pretty crucial for action economy, especially since your higher level goal is to be doing full attack actions. Higher levels I'd tailor based on the needs of the campaign.


Secret Wizard wrote:
Another good one is to go weapon-based UnMonk too!

How would I do this?


JuliusCromwell wrote:
Secret Wizard wrote:
Another good one is to go weapon-based UnMonk too!
How would I do this?

I was about to suggest that myself.

Unchained Monk with a 2 handed weapon is incredibly effective. Take the ascetic style feats. It lets you apply feats and class features for unarmed attacks to your weapons, including style strikes.

Unchained Monks get their dimension door ability at level 8, much earlier than vanilla monks. Start taking the dimensional feats.

You get a ki ring which lowers the cost of ki powers by 1, minimum 1, this lets you use the monks dimension door for 1 ki point.

At level 10 you take ki leech power so you gain a ki point back every time you crit or kill someone.


JuliusCromwell wrote:
Secret Wizard wrote:
Another good one is to go weapon-based UnMonk too!
How would I do this?

LV1. Weapon Focus

LV3. Ascetic Style

LV5. Ascetic Focus

LV7. ???

LV9. Dimensional Agility

and the rest writes itself.


Cheburn wrote:

Level 10: Dimensional Agility (Fighter Bonus Feat)

Level 11: Dimensional Assault, Dimensional Dervish (Fighter Bonus Feat)

Is there some way to turn fighter bonus feats into General feats? By default they can only be Combat feats, which the Dimensional X feats are not.


Lucy_Valentine wrote:
Cheburn wrote:

Level 10: Dimensional Agility (Fighter Bonus Feat)

Level 11: Dimensional Assault, Dimensional Dervish (Fighter Bonus Feat)
Is there some way to turn fighter bonus feats into General feats? By default they can only be Combat feats, which the Dimensional X feats are not.

When taking the Flickering Step feat, the Dimension X feats count as combat feats for fighters.


Danny StarDust wrote:
When taking the Flickering Step feat, the Dimension X feats count as combat feats for fighters.

Oh, neat, I missed that. Thanks :-)

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