I’m wanting to build the Arkham games Batman in Pathfinder.


Conversions


Please note: this is a very specific version of Batman, that only has 4 major appearances so far, those being Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Batman: Arkham Knight.

I unfortunately never got a chance to finish Origins, as my PS3 broke, and only recently got a PS4, so I haven’t yet had a chance to play Knight, but I can look up how he plays easily on wikis.

Anyways, I was wondering how you would build this version of Batman. I’m thinking he would have levels of the prestige class Sleepless Detective, since one of its abilities is the ability to recreate a scene from the recent past to learn information, which Batman does with his batsuit in the games.

Any help would be appreciated.


You can manage something akin to him, but he's impossible to build per spec using the Pathfinder system. If you open the build to 3rd party material, you can get alot closer using the Spheres of Might system and taking the Conscript class which is basically just a Full BAB utility knife class. The build gets even easier if you go Gestalt.

Point being, that using the core system, the best you can do is emulate one aspect of the character. You can either go all on melee, or all in on the detective stuff, or try and split the difference and end up with a pale imitation of either. My suggestion would be to find one aspect you want to focus on and aim for that. Maybe supplement with magic items to get closer, but understand that this system will never be able to manage it.

Sorry.


It's going to be tough without gestalt.

There's LOTS of punching in those games... Brawler is the best you are going to get here. You get a few Maneuvers, too, which Bats uses extensively. Snakebite Striker might be doable for the sneaky-ish/Feint crap...? Although, the robot arm tricks of a Constructed Pugilist might be better for all the Bat-gadgets and literal grappling hook stuff in the game?

If you ignore the hand-to-hand combat aspect, Bats is clearly an Investigator.


Reksew_Trebla wrote:

Please note: this is a very specific version of Batman, that only has 4 major appearances so far, those being Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Batman: Arkham Knight.

I unfortunately never got a chance to finish Origins, as my PS3 broke, and only recently got a PS4, so I haven’t yet had a chance to play Knight, but I can look up how he plays easily on wikis.

Anyways, I was wondering how you would build this version of Batman. I’m thinking he would have levels of the prestige class Sleepless Detective, since one of its abilities is the ability to recreate a scene from the recent past to learn information, which Batman does with his batsuit in the games.

Any help would be appreciated.

Use the Vigilante class

Community / Forums / Pathfinder / Pathfinder First Edition / Conversions / I’m wanting to build the Arkham games Batman in Pathfinder. All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.