View Full Version : action/treasure hunter/archaeologist style elocator? help please!

2007-01-31, 05:05 AM
Hiya guys I want to make a kind of treasure hunter/archaeologist out of a elocator build I was just wondering if you could all help me pick powers/feats or give me any other advice on how I may realise such a vision.

2007-01-31, 05:18 AM
- Exotic Weapon Prof. (Whip)
- Ranks in jump, tumble, climb, swim, survival and several knowledges
- 'Hates Nazis'-trait (Like the UA traits)
- Powers? I don't see Indiana Jones doing magic... (Or psionics for that matter)

2007-01-31, 05:29 AM
There is a feat in ToB that lets you use a whip as a graplinghook.
A must-have.

2007-01-31, 06:08 AM
sorry i was really just using Indiana Jones to represent the characters personality/mentality. I'll change it to action/archaeologist instead! My bad

2007-01-31, 06:10 AM
Give him a few levels of bard. Gets the whip business, lots of knowledge skills, and accounts for his ability to give lectures that make the school girls swoon.

2007-01-31, 06:29 AM
I had a character just like this. Absolutely obsessed with treasure and building a museum. He actually turned into the group's leader because he would find a way to motivate everyone into going on dungeon crawls or into a dragon's lair in hopes of finding rare loot.

He started out in 2nd edition but I brought him over to 3rd easily. You really don't need to make a new class or use anything outside of the PHB. It's really all about role-playing and what you do.

In the 3.5 version, I started him out as a rogue and put all of my skill points in the appropriate classes for a treasure hunter: appraise, decipher script, disable device, gather information, knowledge: dungeoneering, knowledge: lost treasures, open lock, search and spot.

Then I picked up wizard and did only non-combat spells that had to do with treasure finding. Identify, Tenser's Floating Disc, etc

Maybe based off of something like that you could build a prestiege class?

2007-01-31, 01:42 PM
If you are going for an elocator use this class instead of bard: http://www.bossythecow.com/TheThoughtsinger.pdf
It already has proficiency with the whip, knowledge skills, skill points, psionic powers and a decent attack, or just go Rogue/Psion
As for the feats you'll have to get dodge, mobility and spring attack to prestige into elocator you could also get Speed Of Thought (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/psionic/psionicFeats.htm#speedOfThought) or Psionic Dodge (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/psionic/psionicFeats.htm#psionicDodge) (since you already have dodge) or you could choose more power focus feats like Psionic Meditation (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/psionic/psionicFeats.htm#psionicMeditation) and any metapsionic feat.