Thanks for your detailed answer again!
I played a couple of sessions with my Paladin (level 3) so far. I realized that there is really a lack of possibilities using the Bonus Action. I know that this might get better in further levels, but so far I have really few spell slots and almost all...
Ah, so you suggest the best way to be Polearm Mastery without shield for triggering most OA and stay out of melee range from foes, right?
Well, I guess I'm going to play my character until level 15 or so. So, this would make sense. But I also expect my DM to allow me switching fighting style on...
Your explanations are awesome! Thank you guys!
@Blue: I didn't get all your explanations. But if I understand you right, your advice is to stick to Sword-and-Board and get Polearm Master with a 1H-spear, right?
- high AC
- good average damage due to Duelist + reaction/bonus action attack
Thanks for your great answer! Your argumentation is very thorough!
You are totally right with Shield Master. Thought it was DM-depended (as written in this guide), but Jeremy made that quite clear. So, Shield Master is out then.
Concerning Bonus Action you compared 2H-fighting...
Thanks for your advice!
You are right. Furthermore, I think Resilient is stronger on later levels, when the proficiency bonus that is added, is higher. I even might find out that there is no need for resilient, because the Aura of Protection (adding CHA mod. to all my saves)...
Thanks for your recommendations!
Oh, did I say the "t-word"? Well, actually I see my party role as "tanky DD/Support" - not just the tank. My fault. ;-)
Considering your suggestions I came up with the following idea of build:
Race: Fallen Aasimar
Class: Pure Paladin
I am playing a Fallen Aasimar that was captured by some evil faction (like drow - don't know yet). Touched by a god they felt the presence and decided to take advantage of it. They tortured and brainwashed him until his pure soul became a picture of misery.
Many years have passed and he...
Thanks for your answers! Oh man, that's such a tough decision. All Oaths have pros and cons. And I am still not sure how to combine it with Aasimar.
That's what I know about the character I want to play:
Race: Protector Aasimar (for RP reasons) OR best optimized race (Human: Varian, Half-Elf)...
Thanks for your comment!
1.) Would it be viable to ask my DM to change an ability bonus referring to the "variant race rules"?
2.) I could ask for ST/DEX/CON. That would make Aasimar great, wouldn't it?
3.) I still don't know which setup to go for. I was thinking to either go for Polearm...
I was thinking about a Protector Aasimar Paladin, but from the perspective of optimization this race seems a bit behind (e. g. compared to an half-elf), isn't it?
Our camptaign starts at level 3 and I am looking for a good build with Vengeance Oath. Any recommendations?
Thanks in advance!
First things first: We are starting a new campaign soon. Because our DM wants some more interesting RP interactions for the new adventure, I had the idea playing a Drow Paladin. Guess, a Drow in the party will spice adventuring up for sure. ;-) I know I have to find some workarounds for...
the optional rule for Disarming says:
Usually a caster uses a component pouch (at least in our games). So, would you allow e.g. a ranged attacker to target the component pouch of a caster to shoot it off his grasp, then pick it up himself to prevent the caster from further spells?
Xanathar's Guide says:
That means, that it is not possible to anticipate a spell without using either your reaction or action. So, how can you ever specifically Counterspell using your reaction, if you already need your reaction to identify the spell?
Seems like Counterspell is only...
I know there have been some discussions about that topic, but I couldn't find a clear answer.
The rules intend that ranged attacks while hidden seem to be possible. Otherwise there wouldn't be feats like Skulker concerning this. Furthermore you wouldn't get Advantage while being...
we are currently at the very end of the campaign "Princes of the Apocalypse". Our characters are level 13 and we have dozens of thousands of gold, but we don't know on what to spend our money. The treasure system is broken. Prices are even more broken. Gold is worth nothing, if you...