Can someone look at this questioner investigator build i came up with?


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Silver Crusade

I wanna make sure i'm not missing anything
Journeyman(Questioner)
3.Chronicler's Insight
5.Quick Study
7.Amazing Inspiration
9.Combat Inspiration
11.Eidetic Recollection
13.Tenacious Inspiration
Enchant weapon with Inspired

1.Point Blank Shot
3.Weapon Focus(Light Crossbow)
5.Ranged Study
7.Precise Shot
9.Rapid Reload
11.Shadow Strike
13.Inspired Strike


It looks pretty solid, although I am not overly familiar with the Investigator class, that particular archetype, or what it is you are trying to accomplish with it.


The DPR looks marginal (mental arithmetic suggests into the red) and your AC is going to be mostly armourless, so probably not amazing. Out of combat you're an investigator (i.e. very good), and the bard spell list is likely to augment that even more than the alchemist formula list. Is that what you're after?

Grand Lodge

Fly asap.
30ft. is in charge range and close combat is not healthy for your character.
Also rapid shoot is missing!
And waiting 9 levels for rapid reload is tough.
Consider human for the extra feat.
Ranged builds is feat heavy and you have to few. Consider shortbow instead. And replace rapid reload with rapidshot or manyshot (bows only).


Malik Gyan Daumantas wrote:

I wanna make sure i'm not missing anything

Journeyman(Questioner)
11.Eidetic Recollection

Good news! You don't need to take this at 11, you get it for free at 5! "At 5th level, the questioner gains the eidetic recollection investigator talent as a bonus talent, ignoring its prerequisites. This ability replaces poison lore."

Silver Crusade

avr wrote:
The DPR looks marginal (mental arithmetic suggests into the red) and your AC is going to be mostly armourless, so probably not amazing. Out of combat you're an investigator (i.e. very good), and the bard spell list is likely to augment that even more than the alchemist formula list. Is that what you're after?

Almost forgot about this thread but yes, this is the general angle i'm going for, mostly out of combat and support, while having just enough damage to defend itself Also everything about the investigator kinda just screams one big hit anyway.


Really? My thought on studied combat is that it screams out for as many little hits as possible. YMMV.

Silver Crusade

avr wrote:
Really? My thought on studied combat is that it screams out for as many little hits as possible. YMMV.

You would think but looking into the various enchants and feats that coencide with studied combat, it seems to really encourage piling all your damage into one devastating shot.


Looking at the archetype and your build, you've no way of avoiding arcane spell failure chance if you put armor on. Avr mentioned "being armourless," but I'd just like to explicitly point out that even though you use bard spells, you lack their ability to cast in light armor. I don't know what your games are like, but any game I've played in, someone up front without a boatload of HP and/or a reasonable AC is going to have a bad time! Unless you finish everyone you hit with "one devastating shot," that sounds like a recipe to draw aggro to me. Just something to think about.

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