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    Awesome. I canít thank you enough for breaking...

    Awesome. I canít thank you enough for breaking this down.
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    Are you suggesting that itís never worth getting...

    Are you suggesting that itís never worth getting a +2 to hit? Even when willingly taking a -5 (a net +2 with a 20 DEX) to hit?
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    The only thing I can think of to make to power...

    The only thing I can think of to make to power attack portion of sharpshooter worth is to multiclass that one level of fighter. As I detailed in my previous post, if Iím going to take sharpshooter,...
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    Well, Iíve been using a longbow so far. I really...

    Well, Iíve been using a longbow so far. I really like the idea of getting the sharpshooter feat at some point, but Iím pretty sure when I hit level 4, Iím getting elven accuracy first. It boosts my...
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    Thanks, Iíd love that!

    Thanks, Iíd love that!
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    How do I optimize this character?

    Iím playing an elf arcane trickster (monoclass so far) who is level 3 with the following stats (standard array): 8/17/14/14/12/10.

    Now, I can rearrange these if I wanted, but I think this is...
  7. I like the hat that lets you pull out minor...

    I like the hat that lets you pull out minor critters.

    Iím playing a rogue/wizard and the dm let us choose one. I was tempted to get the hat that could be used as a focus. I thought that was...
  8. I just have to say that I love this build idea. ...

    I just have to say that I love this build idea.

    I had a similar flavor idea (weíre not hitting level20 though) for an upcoming campaign. All my theorycrafting went to a maximum of 3 levels in...
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    Thanks for all the feedback guys. Going...

    Thanks for all the feedback guys.

    Going primarily wizard, perhaps Iíd be better served just getting 2 rogue levels.
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    My proposed rogue/wizard

    I plan on playing a rogue/wizard in an upcoming game. We use standard array for stats. Iím kind of excited about this character and Iíd really like to hear if thereís anything I should change before...
  11. This has me literally drooling over the idea of...

    This has me literally drooling over the idea of my EB/controlling warlock.

    He starts as a fighter, then becomes a fiend chainlock, taking all the goodies that enhance EB.

    Wearing heavy armor,...
  12. It works without the darkness part, but if you...

    It works without the darkness part, but if you really want to pull that trick, donít be a dick and hinder your party. Save it for when your side is losing and needs to get away, or for when youíre...
  13. I donít know how I never knew about this. ...

    I donít know how I never knew about this.

    ::Drool::
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    Another option is to go light foot halfling. ...

    Another option is to go light foot halfling.

    This brings some luck into the picture, the stats arenít quite as good, but it still looks like a real fun character.

    The drop off is that at...
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    Party face build

    I got this concept when I was trying to build Indiana Jones, and then I realized I like spellcasting way too much to be primarily rogue.

    Half elf
    Archaeologist background

    Level 1: rogue...
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    The only small problem I see with your idea is...

    The only small problem I see with your idea is that you canít take warcaster at paladin 1.

    The DEX idea is cool but I donít like the stats for it since you still need a 13 STR to multiclass...
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    I was just pointing out that you can get away...

    I was just pointing out that you can get away dumping a Stat with a dwarf nature cleric that youíd normally need to prioritize as a human
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    Unfortunately, the awesome melee cantrips would...

    Unfortunately, the awesome melee cantrips would be unavailable to me (PHB only).
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    All I was looking for was a single classed cleric...

    All I was looking for was a single classed cleric who can use his WIS instead of any other stat for everything.
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    Shillelagh from magic initiate is considered a...

    Shillelagh from magic initiate is considered a druid spell, and therefore keys off of wisdom. Thatís not too useful for a warlock.

    I think the best pre-hexblade blade pact warlock is still...
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    How is the nature cleric? With the relatively...

    How is the nature cleric?

    With the relatively low level cap, a hill dwarf could start with 16ís in CON and WIS and ditch STR, since dwarves have that heavy armor loophole.

    With shillelagh,...
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    Thank you for this suggestion. Only thing is...

    Thank you for this suggestion.

    Only thing is you get CON saves from both sorcerer and fighter.
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    Hey Blue! Miss you dude, how are things in River...

    Hey Blue! Miss you dude, how are things in River Edge? Give my best to the gang!

    I had thought about a paladin 2/bard or sorcerer. Heck, if we have a decent amount of playing time at level 8,...
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    I guess my problem with EK, especially when being...

    I guess my problem with EK, especially when being restricted to using the basic array for stats, is that I can never figure out how to prioritize INT enough that Iím not gimping the fighter.

    Iíve...
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    Yup. Crazy. The most useful character too!

    Yup. Crazy. The most useful character too!
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    Best gish (PHB only)

    In addition to only using the PHB, were using the standard array for stats (NOT point buy!).

    This game will go to level 8.

    Definition of a gish for this argument: someone who can decently...
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    Iím looking forward to this! Personally, the...

    Iím looking forward to this!

    Personally, the two closest classes to being able to imitate the god wizard, IMHO, are the lore bard and arcana cleric.

    Again, JMHO.
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    If there is, it probably doesnít fit the god...

    If there is, it probably doesnít fit the god wizard archetype.
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      I totally agree. One of the appeals of D&D is...

    I totally agree. One of the appeals of D&D is that it isnít a video game.
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    Dragons breath on a familiar sounds so freaking...

    Dragons breath on a familiar sounds so freaking awesome.

    I know itís outisde the scope of this thread, but doing it with a chain lock/sorcerer with an improved familiar would be so freaking cool!!
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    I actually think defense fighting style is better...

    I actually think defense fighting style is better than great weapon fighting fighting style now.

    Now that I understand moving in combat more in this edition, a 5í step provokes AoO, so stepping...
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    Wow, thatís be really cool!

    Wow, thatís be really cool!
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    Amazing to see re-evaluations of the schools on...

    Amazing to see re-evaluations of the schools on page 93. Perhaps itís time for another guide?
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    Iím glad my group doesnít allow UA stuff as well.

    Iím glad my group doesnít allow UA stuff as well.
  35. Bilbo did compose a book translating elvish,...

    Bilbo did compose a book translating elvish, didnít he?
  36. LOL, only if you call the toilet the throne. ...

    LOL, only if you call the toilet the throne.

    Yes, the poem refers to Aragorn, but you see the second line on half the signs at Bed Bath and Beyond. 😂

    I think it does look pretty cool though.
  37. Ok, need some Tolkien nerd help (can YOU write elvish?)

    This kinda relates to a thread I stared a couple days ago. A good friend of mine wants a Tolkien tattoo. Wants the first two lines from The Riddle of Strider tattooed on his forearm.

    Iíve been...
  38. Question about ďThe Riddle of StriderĒ (Lord of the Rings books)

    ďThe Riddle of StriderĒ is the poem, written by Bilbo Baggins, about Aragorn.



    My question is this:

    Why is it often written in Quenya if Bilbo wrote it? Did he learn to write high elven in...
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    I believe this guide is only based on official...

    I believe this guide is only based on official material.
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    Not a bad idea. What cantrips are worth it with a...

    Not a bad idea. What cantrips are worth it with a significantly lower INT than WIS?

    Would the ritual caster feat do the same thing?
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    Iím ok with not being flashy. Iíll get more HP...

    Iím ok with not being flashy. Iíll get more HP and be much more likely to keep concentration when itís needed.
  42. Please help me with the ďone spell cast per roundĒ rule

    Where is this rule written?

    Does it apply to all spells? Are cantrips an exception? Are bonus action spells an exception?

    Iíve just had trouble with this rule and thought you guys could explain...
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    Iím beginning to think youíre right. My...

    Iím beginning to think youíre right.

    My hesitation with this feat was that I chose it at first level for a wizard that I played until level 8 a long time ago. I canít ever remember making...
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    I like this idea for flavor and story reasons....

    I like this idea for flavor and story reasons. The issue is these spells keying off a 12 intelligence. What spells are worth it that fit this feat and donít use intelligence?
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    The problem with planning for resilient...

    The problem with planning for resilient constitution is that I probably wouldnít get it until level 12. Thatís a long time staring at that odd number. :p
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    Optimal feat for a casting cleric

    This character probably wonít do a weapon attack unless heís hiding his abilities or heís in an anti magic zone.

    Iím going variant human cleric of arcana.

    What feat at first level?

    Iíve...
  47. Thanks everybody!

    Thanks everybody!
  48. Link to said thread? Iím interested! Thank...

    Link to said thread? Iím interested!

    Thank you! And I agree about post 2e.
  49. This might help me, but it isnít always the...

    This might help me, but it isnít always the builds that get to me. I really canít place a finger on it, just that I get kinda bored.
  50. Thatís asking the DM to do a lot of extra work...

    Thatís asking the DM to do a lot of extra work for my benefit only.

    Nobody else seems to have this problem in my game.
  51. Anybody ever want to change characters a lot? How do you prevent that?

    Hey all, I have a problem. I usually start a game, have fun for a session or two, and then want to switch characters.

    How can I get myself to want to stick with a character?

    I hate this...
  52. Trying to make a good vengeance paladin, I need some help.

    Hey guys, Iím looking at trying out a paladin in my next game. Weíll start at level 1.

    Iím torn on many aspects, from race, to STR vs DEX, to one handed weapon vs two handers (STR only). Should I...
  53. Thank you all. This character has been submitted...

    Thank you all. This character has been submitted so with me luck.

    Hereís what I went with:

    Variant human
    Arcana cleric 1
    Magic initiate (druid) feat

    8/14/14/12/16/10
  54. Please help me optimize my arcana cleric

    Iíve chosen to play a variant human arcana cleric in the Greyhawk setting. He follows the god Celestian.

    Hereís my basics at level 1:

    8/14/14/12/16/10

    Feat: magic initiate druid...
  55. How would you best represent astronomy skills in D&D?

    Iím talking about using a telescope, knowledge of stars and other celestial bodies, ect.

    My character has Arcana and history skills, but Iím wondering if I should see if I should petition my DM...
  56. Iím not sure what subclasses most people plan on...

    Iím not sure what subclasses most people plan on taking. I wish I could give more info.

    There are 6 party members.

    Barbarian
    Dual wielding ranger
    Rogue
    Celestial warlock
    Druid
  57. Melee Team player (the other melee combatants...

    Melee
    Team player (the other melee combatants are a ranger with two short swords and a greataxe wielding barbarian).
    Tanks *and* elusive? IDK, which is a better option?
  58. yes. Thank you everyone.

    yes. Thank you everyone.
  59. Effectiveness/survivability in combat.

    Effectiveness/survivability in combat.
  60. How can I optimize a hexblade pact of the blade warlock?

    Iím thinking of human or half elf.

    Point buy, official books only.

    Thank you.
  61. Thanks. Heís on board with it, saying his...

    Thanks. Heís on board with it, saying his celestial warlock is much more of a spellcaster and healer. Mine will be closer to a fighter.
  62. Would a hexblade pact of the blade warlock step...

    Would a hexblade pact of the blade warlock step on the toes of the celestial pact of the tome warlock?

    I feel like this might be a great example of two of the same class being played very...
  63. Thank you. I do realize Iím not giving...

    Thank you.

    I do realize Iím not giving everybody much to go on. I only have the info Iíve been given.
  64. This is exactly what Iím asking. Thank you. ...

    This is exactly what Iím asking. Thank you.

    Iím concerned because, while not knowing anything more than whatís listed above (thatís not completely true; I know the celestial warlock plans on...
  65. Need help in picking a character to fit this party

    Iím joining a new game. Iíve asked what the others are playing, and this is what Iíve been told:

    Celestial warlock
    Rogue
    Barbarian
    Hunter ranger
    Moon druid

    We are starting at level 1,...
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    IM. Still waiting for a correct pronunciation of...

    IM. Still waiting for a correct pronunciation of genasi.
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    Considering the large number of feats a fighter...

    Considering the large number of feats a fighter gets, you would be better off with the magic initiate feat and the find familiar spell. The owl has flyby, which is probably the best option.
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    This is big.

    This is big.
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    I canít be the only one whoís disappointed that...

    I canít be the only one whoís disappointed that this amazing guide has degenerated into a discussion about only one of the (currently nine) wizard subclasses.

    Bladesingers should have their own...
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    If there are any local guides that can be emailed...

    If there are any local guides that can be emailed offline, I'll take one at krunchyfrogg@gmail.com please!
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    LOL, dont all jump out at once!

    LOL, dont all jump out at once!
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    High Elf cleric 1/wizard 3

    Hey guys, I'm playing a high elf cleric 1/wizard 3. He's a knowledge cleric and a diviner wizard.

    I have to use the standard array, and I'm playing with a new DM who doesn't want to be...
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    You are not wrong, but that's a pretty niche...

    You are not wrong, but that's a pretty niche ability.
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    Good point. You are more likely to get a critical...

    Good point. You are more likely to get a critical if you can generate advantage on more attacks, which you will if you knock an enemy prone.
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    I didnít get a snarky impression at all

    I didnít get a snarky impression at all
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    I see. Thank you for explaining. It just flew...

    I see. Thank you for explaining. It just flew over my head.
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    Whatís your favorite class?

    Is it bard, or are you wrong?


    😂
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    Half orc champion 20. Dual wield or polearm...

    Half orc champion 20. Dual wield or polearm master feat for an extra attack(and chance to crit).

    It's very simple, but a lot more effective than many will give it credit for.
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    With standard array, how can I get two 6's on a...

    With standard array, how can I get two 6's on a variant human?
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    Thanks. I could adjust stats and switch to...

    Thanks. I could adjust stats and switch to variant human in my suggested build point.

    I also like the one you suggested, as well as the few suggested by bid. Thank you both.
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    I had some ideas. One was something I saw on...

    I had some ideas.

    One was something I saw on another forum. I wonít link it here, because it probably isnít allowed. I feel it would be in poor taste.

    Anyway, that idea was to go with a half...
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    Vhuman= variant human, correct? Thatís in the...

    Vhuman= variant human, correct? Thatís in the PHB, so itís allowed.
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    Need help building a good warrior

    Hereís the deal: new game with my group is starting very shortly. PHB only, standard array will be used for stats. Weíre starting at level 1.

    We have a wizard (abjuror), cleric (life), rogue and...
  84. How did this work out for you?

    How did this work out for you?
  85. LOL, I thought about Pepe too.

    LOL, I thought about Pepe too.
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    Looking for a Central NJ group.

    I live in Fords, NJ, which is right next to Woodbridge.

    I'm looking for a group to play D&D with.

    Please let me know if you are in a group with a spot for another gamer.

    Thank you.
  87. Any chance for an updated guide with the new...

    Any chance for an updated guide with the new official monks from SCAG?
  88. I had considered this. I'm also kind of hoping I...

    I had considered this. I'm also kind of hoping I could take chill touch for a good ranged attack.
  89. Arcana cleric: booming blade or green flame blade?

    Which is a more optimal choice?

    You gain two wizard cantrips with this class and these two cantrips really help mitigate the loss of an extra attack.
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    Thanks for all the input! The DM is allowing...

    Thanks for all the input!

    The DM is allowing "some" UA.

    I'm considering emulating the whole Paladin/Sorcerer idea with a stone sorcerer/hexblade warlock.

    Or I could just go sorcerer /...
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    Considering there are some skills that really...

    Considering there are some skills that really don't matter as much, and being proficient in everything takes away from Jack of all Trades a tiny bit, I'm quite happy with:

    Half elf
    Rogue 1...
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    What would you play in this party?

    I don't want to step on anybody else's toes. I'm looking for a niche that hasn't been taken yet.

    I haven't played with this party, but here's what I know is in it already:

    Level 4

    Human...
  93. Let me know. I might be able to swing this.

    Let me know. I might be able to swing this.
  94. But it's no different from making the best gish...

    But it's no different from making the best gish that is a full spellcaster. LOL. ��
  95. I understand he won't be as good as a dedicated...

    I understand he won't be as good as a dedicated warrior, I'm trying to get opinions on what full spellcaster makes the best warrior.
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    I'm in Jersey City.

    I'm in Jersey City.
  97. Any chance any of you guys are still looking for...

    Any chance any of you guys are still looking for gamers?
  98. Looking for a group in JERSEY CITY, NJ

    I'm new to the area.

    Please let me know if there is room in your game for another player and I'll do my best to adjust my schedule to meet up with you guys.

    Thanks!!

    Get in touch with me...
  99. Two of the four suggested characters get extra...

    Two of the four suggested characters get extra attack, and a third uses the SCAG cantrips booming blade and green flame blade (which, IMHO, helps mitigate the need for extra attack).
  100. Best Adventurer's League single classed gish that is a full spellcaster

    Hey guys, I'm trying to figure out what my best option is on this mechanical character idea.

    I'd like to build a gish type that is a single classed character, who will eventually gain 9th level...
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