View Full Version : Melee build questions

2010-03-10, 11:50 PM
Is it possible to do nasty damage as a melee class without resorting to Leap Attack and Shock Trooper? what do those builds look like? I've only ever played Warblades but what can Swordsages do

2010-03-11, 12:10 AM
uberchargers do decent damage

a mounted character with a lance + spirited charge= probably the rare thing that a paladin can do as well if not better than a fighter (since smite evil gets tripled and paladin gets a mount that survives fights)

flanking sneak attack builds , usually rogue 3/swashbuckler x + a few feats from ToB (Island of blades to flank from anywhere with a buddy and shadow blade to get Dex to damage)

usually go the 2 weapon fighting route with those

weirdly enough, a monk can do significant damage if he gets pounce somehow (also recommend shadow blade to lessen MAD, a good source for pounce is catfolk with +4 to dex, but only worth it if you're allowed to buy off the LA)

finally a chain tripper /AoO build

you lockdown your enemies in a tripping routine (they fall every turn, you hit them multiple times every turn) on top of doing your normal iteratives

often enough (with decent positioning) you will outdamage a barbarian (not on a single enemy but on multiple ones) and you will be more useful to a group

again, shadow blade is great for spike chain builds (the more Dex you have the more AoO you get, lets you ignore Str)

2010-03-11, 12:16 AM
I was going to list some stuff, but then I remembered that Person Man did already (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127026).