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2013-05-06, 04:30 PM
So, I need help. I found this build online and really like the idea of it. But it only uses core book. I dont have access to the other books off hand, but i can get them. I wanted to make this better. Would using a Gamorreans or Trandoshans be any better? Any help would be great. Could it be done as a droid? Please feel free to help, Im not super familiar with star wars saga. The only rule I was given was no force use. Ill be starting at 3rd Level with 7000 creds to buy gear.

Our timeline places us between episode 5 and 6.

The Melee Condition Track Killer

Species: Wookiee.

I went with the Wookiee because the species easily fits the motif of the build. Hes got the highest Strength bonus of all the species in the Core Rulebook and has the devastating Rage ability that makes him even more ferocious in combat. His ability to shrug off even the most debilitating wounds more quickly than any other species also helps them to get back into the fight more quickly, and his bonus to Constitution gives him a little extra staying power in the middle of a knock-down, drag out fight. Wookiees do take three ability score penalties, but two of the three stats dont have a bearing on this build. The other one is a hit to Dexterity, which does bring down our Reflex Defense a little bit, but nothing that cant be compensated for later on.

Stats -

At 1st level

Strength -18 (+4)

Dexterity -13 (+1)

Constitution 16 (+3)

Intelligence 11 (+0)

Wisdom -6 (-2)

Charisma -8 (-1)

When budgeting points, Strength and Constitution are your two primary stats, in that order. Strength not only allows you to deal more damage to break an opponents damage threshold, but also allows you to hit more often, Strength being your prime combat stat. A high Constitution not only allows your character to take more damage through more hit points, but also helps to drive up your Fortitude Defense, which helps you avoid being the victim of the same tactics that you yourself use. Dexterity is nice, but a super high one isnt essential at 1st level. You can easily pick up a suit of armor to keep yourself ahead of the curve at lower levels, either trading out for your character level at higher levels or picking up a couple of key soldier talents to let you keep another possible source of a Fortitude Defense bonus. When looking to spend your points every four levels, Strength and Constitution are always solid choices. Putting a few points into Dexterity isnt a bad idea, though Id recommend putting your first one into Intelligence to pick up another trained skill, but Ill discuss that more a little later.

Level Spread

Levels 1-2 Soldier

Level 3 Scoundrel

Level 4-8 Soldier

Level 9-18 Elite Trooper

Level 19-20 Soldier

Youre largely going to want to stick with the soldier class. It starts you off with some great armor proficiencies, plus it has the highest hit die of the basic classes not to mention the highest base attack bonus. However, a level dip into Scoundrel for Dastardly Strike is highly worth it in my opinion, plus it allows you to train in Deception as a trained skill in order to more fully utilize the Dastardly Strike, and lets you pick up the (worthless to you) Point Blank Shot feat for free in order to qualify for the Elite Trooper class (since were doing Core Rulebook only for this build, you dont have access to the Flurry feat that can be substituted).

Level 1 -

Feat Weapon Proficiency (advanced melee weapons) This class of weapons gets you access to the melee weapons with the highest damage output, plain and simple.

Talent Devastating Attack (advanced melee weapons) -This starts you off on the track of breaking a foes damage threshold more often by allowing you to treat it lower.

Level 2

Soldier Bonus Feat Power Attack This gives you a huge trade-off for taking a penalty on your attack rolls to add to your damage rolls, at a double rate if youre using the weapon two handed (which you should be ;) ).

Level 3

Feats Rapid Strike, Point Blank Shot Rapid Strike gives you an extra die of damage in exchange for a measly -2 to your attack roll (since you have the required Dexterity score needed for the smaller penalty). This is pretty much a no-brainer feat. Point Blank Shot is gained from the level dip into Scoundrel, which satisfies a feat prerequisite for entry into the Elite Trooper prestige class.

Talent Dastardly Strike This lets you move a foe a guaranteed step down the condition track should you catch them without their Dexterity bonus to Reflex, on top of what you might normally move them down. This is nice under the right circumstances. A little later, well move to help those circumstances come about more often.

Level 4

Stat Bumps +1 Dex, +1 Int Use your new Intelligence bonus to train in Deception.

Talent Melee Smash A +1 bonus to melee damage rolls may not seem like much in the grand scheme, but since its untyped, it stacks with everything, and is a set up for our next soldier talent.

Level 5

Soldier Bonus Feat Martial Arts I Unarmed fighting isnt what were really going for, but it not only satisfies a prerequisite for entry into the Elite Trooper, but gives us a solid backup option should we find ourselves ever without a weapon, and gives us a +1 dodge bonus to Reflex Defense on top of it. Not bad.

Level 6

Talent Stunning Strike This talent lets you move a foe an additional step down the condition track should you beat his damage threshold. Now were up to -3 steps per hit should we catch a foe flat-footed and break his damage threshold from one attack. Scary.

Feat Improved Charge This feat gives you an extra damage bump when charging, which is a nice combat option for melee types to close the distance faster when they need to.

Level 7

Soldier Bonus Feat Weapon Focus (advanced melee weapons) This gives you a permanent +1 to hit with advanced melee weapons. This is always a good option.

Level 8

Ability Bumps +1 Str, +1 Dex

Talent Weapon Specialization (advanced melee weapons) This gives you a little damage bump when using advanced melee weapons, which all goes toward helping to break a foes damage threshold.

Level 9

Talent Greater Weapon Focus (advanced melee weapons) This is our first Elite Trooper talent, and increases our bonus to hit with our weapon that we got from Weapon Focus, and sets us up for the last next few talents.

Feat Double Attack (advanced melee weapons) This gives us our first chance to take an opponent down in one round, provided we catch him without his Dexterity bonus to his Reflex Defense and break his damage threshold with each attack.

Level 11

Talent Greater Devastating Attack (advanced melee weapons) This moves the penalty to a foes damage threshold from -5 to -10. This is an absolutely mean talent.

Level 12

Ability Bump +1 Str, +1 Dex

Feat Extra Rage This gets us one additional use of our devastating Rage ability per day, plain and simple, simple and dirty.

Level 13

Talent Greater Weapon Specialization (advanced melee weapons) This is the same story as Weapon Specialization, only the damage bonus is greater.

Level 15

Feat Extra Second Wind This feat allows us to last an extra encounter or two per day by allowing us one more use of the Second Wind action each day.

Talent Indomitable This talent lets you turn the tables on an opponent who is trying to use the same tactics on you by letting you jump to the top of the condition track once per day. This can put you back in the fight in a second and allow you put some serious hurt on an opponent.

Level 16

Ability Bumps +1 Str, +1 Con

Level 17

Talent Tough As Nails This is the same concept as the Extra Second Weapon feat, giving you a few more encounters per day that you can conceivably last through.

Level 18

Feat Improved Damage Threshold This gives your own damage threshold a boost of 5 points, allowing you to foil the plans of a foe that attempts to use your own tactics against you.

Level 19

Solder Bonus Feat Triple Attack (advanced melee weapons) This gets you a third attack with your weapons as a full attack. Simple and nasty, not to mention highly effective.

Level 20

Ability Bumps +1 Str, +1 Con

Talent Indomitable This gives you one more use of the talent per day.

The Mentalist
2013-05-07, 04:53 AM
Try posting this in the Roleplaying forum, not Homebrew. You'll probably get better responses to your question there.

2013-05-07, 09:09 AM
Thanks a lot!