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    Barbarian in the Playground
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    Default Re: Video Game protagonists as D&D characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Muggins View Post
    Unless I hear any complaints, I think I've got the tools with which to make Raiden. You know, that guy with the sword.
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    Question: What format should I be doing these in?
    'Twas foretold, and thus it has arrived! He even gets the surprise round!

    Spoiler: ReRaiden Wants ReRevengeance
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    Race: Wood Elf
    Template: Dust-Stuffed (+5 LA)
    Alignment: Lawful Evil

    Ability Scores: 32 Point-Buy
    Base: 14/8/14/16/10/15
    Racial: +2 Str, +2 Dex, -2 Con, -2 Int
    Dust-Stuffed: +4 Str, +4 Dex, +2 Con
    Levels: +3 Cha
    Total: 20/14/14/14/10/18



    Build: Crusader 4/Samurai 2/Iaijutsu Master 5/Divine Mind 1/Warblade 2/Exemplar 1
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    Level Class Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Skills Feats Class Features
    1st Crusader 1 +1 +2 +0 +0 4 Iaijutsu Focus, 4 Concentration, 4 Diplomacy, 4 Balance, 4 Intimidate, 4 Jump Aereni Focus (Iaijutsu Focus) Furious Counterstrike, Steely Resolve 5
    2nd Crusader 2 +2 +3 +0 +0 5 Iaijutsu Focus, 5 Concentration, 5 Diplomacy, 5 Balance, 5 Intimidate, 5 Jump Indomitable Soul (Charisma to Reflex)
    3rd Crusader 3 +3 +3 +1 +1 6 Iaijutsu Focus, 6 Concentration, 6 Diplomacy, 6 Balance, 6 Intimidate, 6 Jump Improved Initiative Zealous Surge
    4th Crusader 4 +4 +4 +1 +1 7 Iaijutsu Focus, 7 Concentration, 7 Diplomacy, 7 Balance, 7 Intimidate, 7 Jump Steely Resolve 10
    5th Samurai 1 +5 +6 +1 +3 8 Iaijutsu Focus, 7 Concentration, 8 Diplomacy, 7 Balance, 8 Intimidate, 7 Jump, 3 Sense Motive Ancestral Daisho
    6th Samurai 2 +6 +7 +1 +4 9 Iaijutsu Focus, 7 Concentration, 9 Diplomacy, 7 Balance, 9 Intimidate, 7 Jump, 6 Sense Motive Quick Draw Bonus Feat: Weapon Focus (Katana)
    7th Iaijutsu Master 1 +7 +7 +3 +4 10 Iaijutsu Focus, 7 Concentration, 10 Diplomacy, 7 Balance, 9 Intimidate, 7 Jump, 10 Sense Motive Weapon Finesse (Katana), Canny Defense (Intelligence to Dexterity to AC)
    8th Iaijutsu Master 2 +8 +7 +4 +4 11 Iaijutsu Focus, 7 Concentration, 11 Diplomacy, 7 Balance, 9 Intimidate, 7 Jump, 11 Sense Motive, 3 Tumble Lightning Blade (Charisma to Initiative)
    9th Iaijutsu Master 3 +9 +8 +4 +5 12 Iaijutsu Focus, 7 Concentration, 12 Diplomacy, 7 Balance, 9 Intimidate, 7 Jump, 12 Sense Motive, 6 Tumble Power Attack
    10th Iaijutsu Master 4 +10/+5 +8 +5 +5 13 Iaijutsu Focus, 7 Concentration, 13 Diplomacy, 7 Balance, 9 Intimidate, 7 Jump, 13 Sense Motive, 9 Tumble Bonus Feat: Skill Focus (Iaijutsu Focus)
    11th Isijutsu Master 5 +11/+6/+1 +8 +5 +5 14 Iaijutsu Focus, 7 Concentration, 14 Diplomacy, 7 Balance, 9 Intimidate, 7 Jump, 14 Sense Motive, 12 Tumble Strike from the Void (Charisma to Iaijutsu Focus damage dice)
    12th Divine Mind 1 +11/+6/+1 +10 +5 +7 15 Iaijutsu Focus, 10 Concentration, 14 Diplomacy, 7 Balance, 9 Intimidate, 7 Jump, 14 Sense Motive, 12 Tumble Combat Brute Mantle (Destruction), Psychic Aura 5ft, Wild Talent
    13th Warblade 1 +12/+7/+2 +12 +5 +7 16 Iaijutsu Focus, 15 Concentration, 14 Diplomacy, 7 Balance, 9 Intimidate, 7 Jump, 14 Sense Motive, 12 Tumble Battle Clarity (Intelligence to Reflex), Weapon Aptitude
    14th Warblade 2 +13/+8/+3 +13 +5 +7 17 Iaijutsu Focus, 17 Concentration, 14 Diplomacy, 7 Balance, 9 Intimidate, 7 Jump, 14 Sense Motive, 15 Tumble Uncanny Dodge
    15th Exemplar 1 +13/+8/+3 +13 +5 +9 18 Iaijutsu Focus, 18 Concentration, 15 Diplomacy, 8 Balance, 10 Intimidate, 8 Jump, 15 Sense Motive, 18 Tumble Focused Sunder Skill Artistry (Iaijutsu Focus), Skill Mastery (Iaijutsu Focus, Concentration)



    Crusader Maneuvers: ML 9.5
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    Maneuvers: 6 Known, 5 Readied, 2 Granted
    Crusader 1: Crusader's Strike (Devoted Spirit 1), Vanguard Strike (Devoted Spirit 1), Charging Minotaur (Stone Dragon 1), Douse the Flames (White Raven 1), Leading the Attack (White Raven 1)
    Crusader 2: None.
    Crusader 3: Mountain Hammer (Stone Dragon 2)
    Crusader 4: None.

    Stances: 2 Known
    Crusader 1: Martial spirit (Devoted Spirit 1)
    Crusader 2: Stonefoot Stance (Stone Dragon 1)
    Crusader 3: None.
    Crusader 4: None.


    Warblade Maneuvers: ML 8.5
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    Maneuvers: 4 Known, 3 Readied
    Warblade 1: Iron Heart Surge (Iron Heart 3), Emerald Razor (Diamond Mind 2), Action Before Thought (Diamond Mind 2)
    Warblade 2: Ruby Nightmare Blade (Diamond Mind 4)

    Stances: 1 Known
    Warblade 1: Punishing Stance (Iron Heart 1)
    Warblade 2: None.


    How Much Raiden Is In My Raiden?
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    Hitting Really Hard? Yessir.
    • When wielding a Katana in two hands, Raiden deals 1d10+7 base damage.
    • Iaijutsu Focus: If Raiden can catch an enemy flat-footed, he'll deal extra damage after drawing a weapon. This is a skill check, buffed up with skill ranks, by skill focus bonuses and by Exemplar levels. He doesn't even need to roll; if he wants to make an Iaijutsu Focus check, he takes 10 for a result of 42. This grants him 7d6+28 bonus damage on each hit.
      While not spectacular, it still grants him 4d6+16 extra damage on every attack (as a baseline, without items).
    • To aid in catching enemies flat-footed, Raiden keeps the Divine Mind's Psychic Aura in Perception mode for an extra +2. Accounting for Improved Initiative and Lightning Blade, he has an Initiative modifier of about +12.
    • Raiden primarily uses one Katana, forged from adamantine and given the Shadow Striking enchantment (which ignores all Damage Reduction). If he wants to trigger multiple Iaijutsu Focus attacks in one round, he draws another Katana (likely a regular one, since he's not swimming in gold), attacks with it using one hand, then drops it. There's no penalty to doing this so long as he doesn't gain any extra attacks from it.
    • His maneuvers are geared towards high-damage attacks, with a little bit of movement, healing and durability.

    Result: Raiden acts first, cuts up all your junk and then cuts up you too. How considerate of him.

    Cutting Things Into Tiny Bits? You betcha.
    • Divine Mind's Psychic Aura (Destruction) ability halves any hardness during sunder attempts.
    • The Destruction Mantle's ability grants Improved Sunder while focused, and if you expend your focus while sundering you ignore 4 points of hardness.
    • Focused Sunder halves any hardness at the cost of psionic focus.
    • Combat Brute's Sundering Cleave ability gives you an extra attack after a successful sunder attempt.
    • Iaijutsu Focus can be used with sundering attempts. This doesn't seem to require anything to be flat-footed.

    Result: Raiden only has to go through a quarter of an object's hardness while sundering, plus an additional -4. Iaijutsu Focus adds some extra meat to these sundering attacks to ensure that they don't fall flat.

    How Robo Is My Robo-Raiden? Dusty.
    • Dust-Stuffed Nanomachine-Buffed Robo-Raiden gets some new toys. One of them is 3/day Haste with a caster level equal to his hit dice, because everybody loves Haste.
    • He gets DR 15/Bludgeoning, because nanomachines make you tough.
    • If he takes 20 points of damage from a slashing or piercing weapon, he releases a cloud of dust which penalises the attacks, saves and skills of adjacent enemies. Neat!
    • Oh, and he's a Construct (Living Construct) without the vulnerability to Heat Metal and similar nonsense. Comes with immunities and is generally a Good Thing.

    Result: I am a cyborg. Beep boop.



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    Resource List
    Player's Guide to Eberron: Aereni Focus
    Tome of Battle: Crusader, Warblade, Maneuvers
    Complete Warrior: Combat Brute
    Expanded Psionics Handbook: Focused Sunder
    Complete Psionics: Divine Mind
    Oriental Adventures: Iaijutsu Focus, Iaijutsu Master, Samurai
    Tome of Magic: Shadow Striking
    Explorer's Handbook: Dust-Stuffed
    Last edited by Muggins; 2014-05-14 at 09:09 PM.
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