D&D 4E GPuzzle's Experiment Storage

GPuzzle

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Bunch of concepts I've worked on that are all over the place. Designed primarily for Guild use, so free Expertise applies - a lot of them have tricks that kick in at 6. Most here will be posted with an L6 and a L16 version (where they start, and where I bothered to build them). Will update sporadically.

1. Half-Orc Straladin|Rogue/Champion of Order - extremely nasty mark punishment where you get to apply Sneak Attack and -4 to hit
1.5. Chaladin|Rogue/Champion of Order - same trick as above; does a bit better until mid-Paragon
2. Dwarf Warden|Ardent/Arkhosian Blademaster - "how far can we take Second Wind optimization?"
3. Gnome Rogue|Swordmage/Phantasmal Guard - mark a shitload of people and become hidden from them; exceptionally silly
4. Human Paladin|Bard/Adroit Explorer - basically a straight Defender that fucks with people
5. Goliath Straladin/Hospitaler - Resistance Master Extraordinaire
6. Half-Elf Avenger/Battle Engineer - Battle Angel; a Striker that doubles as a Leader
7. Human Warlock|Artificer/Flame of Hope - Ruining The Game For Your DM
8. Elf Barbarian|Swordmage/Sword of Assault - Or How To Beat The Daylights Out Of Everybody In A 10 Foot Radius
 
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GPuzzle

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1. Kamiizumi Nobutsuna, Half-Orc Straladin|Rogue/Champion of Order

Level 6 Rundown: you get to mostly do a lot of damage compared to most other Straladins, and you actually have some semblance of defense (slapping Dazed is a pretty good way of going about it. Doesn't do anything too special, but being able to at-will give someone -2 to hit on an attack that does 1d8+2d6+7 damage makes you a pretty nasty threat.

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Kamiizumi Nobutsuna, level 6
Half-Orc, Paladin|Rogue
Hybrid Paladin: Hybrid Paladin Will
Hybrid Talent: Paladin Armor Proficiency
Theme: Samurai
Background: Geography - Forest (+2 to Perception)

FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 19, Con 12, Dex 19, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 10.

STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 16, Con 12, Dex 16, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 10.


AC: 23 Fort: 18 Reflex: 21 Will: 16
HP: 50 Surges: 10 Surge Value: 12

TRAINED SKILLS
Perception +11, Stealth +9, Acrobatics +10, Intimidate +12, Thievery +9

UNTRAINED SKILLS
Arcana +2, Bluff +3, Diplomacy +5, Dungeoneering +4, Endurance +3, Heal +4, History +2, Insight +4, Nature +4, Religion +2, Streetwise +3, Athletics +4

FEATS
Feat User Choice: Devout Protector Expertise
Level 1: Hybrid Talent
Level 2: Versatile Duelist
Level 4: Blessed Strength
Level 6: Thirst for Battle

POWERS
Samurai utility: Iaijutsu
Hybrid at-will 1: Ardent Strike
Hybrid at-will 1: Disheartening Strike
Hybrid encounter 1: Dazing Strike (retrained to Divine Pursuit at Level 3)
Hybrid daily 1: Duelist's Prowess
Hybrid utility 2: Call of Challenge
Hybrid encounter 3: Low Slash
Hybrid daily 5: Frenzying Smite
Hybrid utility 6: Sneak in the Attack

ITEMS
Heavy Shield, Frost Longsword +1, Amulet of Physical Resolve +1, Acrobat Boots (heroic tier), Adventurer's Kit, Iron Armbands of Power (heroic tier), Battle Harness Hide Armor +1

L16 Rundown: A lot of tiny things happened to bring this all together. You go first, you can hit like a truck, your Opportunity Attacks (which include your Mark Punishment!) are rattling and deal Sneak Attack, so they slap a whopping -4 to hit on top of the mark and deal a ton of damage; you have plenty of multimarks, your mark hurts like a truck, and you can basically outduel the enemy. You've decent enough movement to be constantly darting around the battlefield. Knightly Intercession+Certain Justice is one of those that's also up there. It's pretty fun to dart around the battlefield and bully opponents.

====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ======
Kamiizumi Nobutsuna, level 16
Half-Orc, Paladin|Rogue, Champion of Order
Hybrid Paladin: Hybrid Paladin Will
Hybrid Talent: Paladin Armor Proficiency
Theme: Samurai
Choose Weapon Group for your Level 10 Samurai Feature: Heavy blade (Level 10 Samurai Feature)
Background: Geography - Forest (+2 to Perception)

FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 22, Con 13, Dex 22, Int 9, Wis 13, Cha 11.

STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 16, Con 12, Dex 16, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 10.


AC: 32 Fort: 31 Reflex: 32 Will: 25
HP: 101 Surges: 10 Surge Value: 25

TRAINED SKILLS
Perception +16, Stealth +16, Acrobatics +17, Intimidate +17, Thievery +16

UNTRAINED SKILLS
Arcana +7, Bluff +8, Diplomacy +10, Dungeoneering +9, Endurance +8, Heal +9, History +7, Insight +9, Nature +9, Religion +7, Streetwise +8, Athletics +11

FEATS
Feat User Choice: Devout Protector Expertise
Level 1: Hybrid Talent
Level 2: Versatile Duelist
Level 4: Blessed Strength
Level 6: Thirst for Battle
Level 8: Underhanded Tactics
Level 10: Cunning Stalker
Level 11: Heavy Blade Opportunity
Level 12: Mighty Challenge
Level 14: Weapon Focus (Heavy Blade)
Level 16: Improved Defenses

POWERS
Samurai utility: Iaijutsu
Hybrid at-will 1: Ardent Strike
Hybrid at-will 1: Disheartening Strike
Hybrid encounter 1: Dazing Strike (retrained to Divine Pursuit at Level 3)
Hybrid daily 1: Duelist's Prowess
Hybrid utility 2: Call of Challenge
Hybrid encounter 3: Low Slash
Hybrid daily 5: Frenzying Smite
Hybrid utility 6: Sneak in the Attack
Hybrid encounter 7: Startling Offensive
Hybrid daily 9: Knockout
Hybrid utility 10: Virtue
Hybrid encounter 13: Castigating Strike (replaces Divine Pursuit)
Hybrid daily 15: Knightly Intercession (replaces Frenzying Smite)
Hybrid utility 16: Combat Tumbleset

ITEMS
Heavy Shield, Acrobat Boots (heroic tier), Adventurer's Kit, Elven Battle Earthhide Armor +3, Amulet of Life +3, Iron Armbands of Power (paragon tier), Circlet of Arkhosia (paragon tier), Diamond Cincture (heroic tier), Backlash Tattoo (heroic tier), Bradaman's Longsword +3, Symbol of Victory +2, Symbol of the Champion's Code +3, Luckbender Gloves (heroic tier)
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Name: named after Kamiizumi Nobutsuna, inventor of the shinai and probably one of the few kenshi to ever exist.
 
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1.5. Nakazawa Koto, Drow Rogue|Paladin/Champion of Order

Basically a variant of the above. Much better through Heroic; loses steam come Paragon comparatively.

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Nakazawa Koto, level 6
Drow, Rogue|Paladin
Hybrid Paladin: Hybrid Paladin Fortitude
Hybrid Talent: Paladin Armor Proficiency
Darkfire: Darkfire Charisma
Theme: Samurai
Background: Geography - Forest (+2 to Perception)

FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 14, Con 13, Dex 19, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 17.

STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 14, Con 13, Dex 16, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 14.


AC: 24 Fort: 17 Reflex: 21 Will: 17
HP: 51 Surges: 9 Surge Value: 12

TRAINED SKILLS
Intimidate +15, Acrobatics +10, Stealth +11, Thievery +9, Perception +10

UNTRAINED SKILLS
Arcana +2, Bluff +6, Diplomacy +8, Dungeoneering +3, Endurance +1, Heal +3, History +2, Insight +3, Nature +3, Religion +2, Streetwise +6, Athletics +2

FEATS
Feat User Choice: Devout Protector Expertise
Level 1: Hybrid Talent
Level 2: Versatile Duelist
Level 4: Underhanded Tactics
Level 6: Cunning Stalker

POWERS
Samurai utility: Iaijutsu
Hybrid at-will 1: Disheartening Strike
Hybrid at-will 1: Virtuous Strike
Lolthtouched: Darkfire
Hybrid encounter 1: Valorous Smite
Hybrid daily 1: Majestic Halo
Hybrid utility 2: Call of Challenge
Hybrid encounter 3: Low Slash
Hybrid daily 5: Duelist's Prowess
Hybrid utility 6: Tumble

ITEMS
Heavy Shield, Adventurer's Kit, Quick Longsword +1, Horn Tusk Hide Armor +2, Amulet of Physical Resolve +1, Acrobat Boots (heroic tier)
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====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ======
Nakazawa Koto, level 16
Drow, Rogue|Paladin, Champion of Order
Hybrid Paladin: Hybrid Paladin Fortitude
Hybrid Talent: Paladin Armor Proficiency
Choose Weapon Group for your Level 10 Samurai Feature: Heavy blade (Level 10 Samurai Feature)
Darkfire: Darkfire Charisma
Theme: Samurai
Background: Geography - Forest (+2 to Perception)

FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 15, Con 14, Dex 22, Int 9, Wis 11, Cha 20.

STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 14, Con 13, Dex 16, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 14.


AC: 32 Fort: 28 Reflex: 32 Will: 28
HP: 102 Surges: 10 Surge Value: 25

TRAINED SKILLS
Intimidate +22, Acrobatics +17, Stealth +18, Thievery +16, Perception +15

UNTRAINED SKILLS
Arcana +7, Bluff +13, Diplomacy +15, Dungeoneering +8, Endurance +7, Heal +8, History +7, Insight +8, Nature +8, Religion +7, Streetwise +13, Athletics +7

FEATS
Feat User Choice: Devout Protector Expertise
Level 1: Hybrid Talent
Level 2: Versatile Duelist
Level 4: Underhanded Tactics
Level 6: Cunning Stalker
Level 8: Improved Initiative
Level 10: Weapon Focus (Heavy Blade) (retrained to Disheartening Ambush at Level 11)
Level 11: Heavy Blade Opportunity
Level 12: Opportunistic Sneak Attack
Level 14: Improved Defenses
Level 16: Weapon Focus (Heavy Blade)

POWERS
Samurai utility: Iaijutsu
Hybrid at-will 1: Disheartening Strike (retrained to Sly Flourish at Level 10)
Hybrid at-will 1: Virtuous Strike
Lolthtouched: Darkfire
Hybrid encounter 1: Valorous Smite
Hybrid daily 1: Majestic Halo
Hybrid utility 2: Call of Challenge
Hybrid encounter 3: Low Slash
Hybrid daily 5: Duelist's Prowess
Hybrid utility 6: Tumble
Hybrid encounter 7: Startling Offensive
Hybrid daily 9: Knockout
Hybrid utility 10: Virtue
Hybrid encounter 13: Castigating Strike (replaces Valorous Smite)
Hybrid daily 15: Knight's Defiance (replaces Majestic Halo)
Hybrid utility 16: Swift Parry

ITEMS
Heavy Shield, Adventurer's Kit, Acrobat Boots (heroic tier), Symbol of Victory +2, Symbol of the Champion's Code +3, Bradaman's Longsword +3, Iron Armbands of Power (paragon tier), Battle Harness Earthhide Armor +3, Periapt of Cascading Health +3, Strikebacks (heroic tier), Circlet of Arkhosia (paragon tier), Belt of Vim (heroic tier)
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You're a better straight defender here, but you're still a ways off from perfect. Perfect is the enemy of good, though, and you hit like a major truck (seriously, you deal something like 1d8+1d6+DEX+CHA+mods+slow+-4 to hit on your OAs, they're very devastating). Loads of marks, good parry, good defense.

Name: named after Nakazawa Koto, a swordsman from the Meiji period who said she'd only marry a man who defeated her in a duel - and died alone; was said to be so pretty that when she dressed as a man, women fell in love with her and when she dressed as a woman, men fell in love with her; pretty fitting.
 

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2. Runners High, Dwarf Warden|Ardent/Arkhosian Blademaster

Exploting Second Wind for fun and profit. By Level 6, we've a guy whose minor action Second Wind also allows another ally to use their Second Wind and a third ally gets to make a save and spend a healing surge, and we can throw some Temps and/or an extra save around. AC isn't terrible, surprisingly.

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Runners High, level 6
Dwarf, Ardent|Warden
Ardent Mantle (Hybrid): Mantle of Elation (Hybrid)
Hybrid Ardent: Hybrid Ardent Fortitude
Hybrid Warden: Hybrid Warden Will
Psionic Augmentation (Hybrid): Hybrid Power Point Option
Hybrid Talent: Warden's Armored Might
Guardian Might: Lifespirit
Dwarf Subrace: Standard Dwarf Racial Traits
Theme: Bloodsworn
Background: Geography - Forest (+2 to Perception)

FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 17, Con 15, Dex 10, Int 8, Wis 14, Cha 17.

STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 14, Con 13, Dex 10, Int 8, Wis 14, Cha 16.


AC: 21 Fort: 18 Reflex: 16 Will: 18
HP: 59 Surges: 10 Surge Value: 14

TRAINED SKILLS
Diplomacy +11, Perception +12, Bluff +11, Intimidate +11

UNTRAINED SKILLS
Acrobatics +1, Arcana +2, Dungeoneering +7, Endurance +4, Heal +5, History +2, Insight +5, Nature +5, Religion +2, Stealth, Streetwise +6, Thievery, Athletics +3

FEATS
Level 1: Hybrid Talent
Level 2: Wind of Sympathy
Level 4: Bolstering Mantle
Feat User Choice: Heavy Blade Expertise
Level 6: Resourceful Leader

POWERS
Hybrid at-will 1: Ire Strike
Hybrid at-will 1: Weight of Earth
Hybrid Power Point Option: Strongskin Clash
Hybrid daily 1: Form of Winter's Herald
Hybrid utility 2: Mind over Matter
Hybrid daily 5: Fate Exchange
Hybrid utility 6: Treacherous Ice

ITEMS
Luckblade Longsword +1, Cloak of the Walking Wounded +1, Acrobat Boots (heroic tier), Horn Tusk Hide Armor +1, Iron Armbands of Power (heroic tier), Adventurer's Kit, Heavy Shield
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====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ======
Runners High, level 16
Dwarf, Ardent|Warden, Arkhosian Blademaster
Ardent Mantle (Hybrid): Mantle of Elation (Hybrid)
Hybrid Ardent: Hybrid Ardent Fortitude
Hybrid Warden: Hybrid Warden Will
Hybrid Talent: Warden's Armored Might
Guardian Might: Lifespirit
Psionic Augmentation (Hybrid): Hybrid Power Point Option
Dwarf Subrace: Standard Dwarf Racial Traits
Theme: Bloodsworn
Background: Geography - Forest (+2 to Perception)

FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 20, Con 16, Dex 11, Int 9, Wis 15, Cha 20.

STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 14, Con 13, Dex 10, Int 8, Wis 14, Cha 16.


AC: 28 Fort: 28 Reflex: 23 Will: 27
HP: 120 Surges: 13 Surge Value: 30

TRAINED SKILLS
Diplomacy +18, Perception +17, Bluff +18, Intimidate +20

UNTRAINED SKILLS
Acrobatics +6, Arcana +7, Dungeoneering +12, Endurance +12, Heal +10, History +7, Insight +10, Nature +10, Religion +7, Stealth +5, Streetwise +13, Thievery +5, Athletics +10

FEATS
Level 1: Hybrid Talent
Level 2: Wind of Sympathy
Level 4: Bolstering Mantle
Feat User Choice: Heavy Blade Expertise
Level 6: Resourceful Leader
Level 8: Improved Initiative
Level 10: Arkhosian Fang Student
Level 11: Bravura Leader
Level 12: Lifespirit Healing
Level 14: Reserve Maneuver
Level 16: Novice Power

POWERS
Hybrid at-will 1: Ire Strike
Hybrid at-will 1: Weight of Earth
Hybrid Power Point Option: Strongskin Clash
Reserve Maneuver: Earth Gift (retrained to Hammer and Anvil at Novice Power)
Hybrid daily 1: Form of Winter's Herald
Hybrid utility 2: Mind over Matter
Hybrid daily 5: Fate Exchange
Hybrid utility 6: Treacherous Ice
Hybrid at-will/encounter 7: Mindlink Strike
Hybrid daily 9: Passage of Swords
Hybrid utility 10: Spiritual Rejuvenation
Hybrid at-will/encounter 13: Healing Harvest (replaces Strongskin Clash)
Hybrid daily 15: Coordinated Effort (replaces Passage of Swords)
Hybrid utility 16: Tower of Iron Will

ITEMS
Acrobat Boots (heroic tier), Iron Armbands of Power (heroic tier), Adventurer's Kit, Heavy Shield, Timeless Locket +3, Captain's Longsword +4, Veteran's Earthhide Armor +3, Cincture of Vivacity, Helm of Battle (heroic tier), Strikebacks (heroic tier)

This is an intensely fun one - free attacks galore, combined with some decent stickiness; your second wind now is a mass healing and save-grant power that also regains an encounter power for you, that you can also use proactively to regain THP (I suggest your entire party grab a Cincture of Vivacity). Timeless Locket+Captain's Weapon is a top tier enabling combo.

Name: After both the runner's high effect and the pillows album.
 

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