View Full Version : Building a better sorcerer gunslinger. [3.5]

2011-01-04, 10:58 PM
Well I'm trying to make a frost specialized metamagic specialist sorcerer that could be a "western style" gunslinger or cowboy. The only thing I've gotten so far is to aim for the frost mage prc and not sure where to go from there or what spells to pick.

She's starting at level 3 and is a grey elf if that matters.

2011-01-05, 01:00 AM
Energy Substitution (Cold) could be a good feat to grab early on. You'd be able to shoot out Cold Fireballs and stuff pretty easily. The Winter's Blast reserve feat will allow you to shoot out cones of cold at-will and boost your CL by 1 for cold spells.

Frostburn should be helpful for all sorts of cold related stuff.

2011-01-05, 01:33 AM
I'd suggest Reach spell (a +2 Metamagic feat which turns a touch spell into a ranged touch with a range of 30ft.) could be flavorful and cool looking if the DM rules that you can shoot the rays from your guns. Also Shivering touch is a 3rd level Necromancy [Cold] spell that deals 3d6 dex damage. Maximized Reach Shivering touch can one shot almost any dragon you encounter (assuming you penetrate SR.) Just a suggestion, though if you abuse it, it may make your DM hate you.

2011-01-06, 12:06 AM
I always thought Force Missile Mage (Dragon Compendium) would make a nice gunslinger. Maybe add some Cannith Wand Adept?

2011-01-06, 10:44 AM
Good suggestions but where can I find the cannith wand adept and the reserve feats?

I considered force missile mage but he didn't really fit my frost theme.

2011-01-06, 10:59 AM
Reserve feats can be found in complete mage. Cannith Wand adept, ehh, I forgot. is from Sharn: City of Towers

2011-01-06, 11:01 AM
Spellwarp Sniper from Complete Scoundrel?

Xuc Xac
2011-01-06, 11:16 AM
Have you looked at the Iron Kingdoms' gunmage?

2011-01-06, 02:58 PM
Cannith Wand Adept is rather annoying in that it doesn't progress casting at all.