Support the GITP forums on Patreon
Help support GITP's forums (and ongoing server maintenance) via Patreon
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. - Top - End - #1
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    SwashbucklerGuy

    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Default PsyWar Money Question

    I'm making a Psy War in my game, he is lvl 12 and has ~50k gold. I was wondering what I should spend all my gold on. He will be going for Str and Wis mostly. I haven't totally sold my DM on psionics, so no psionic items as of yet. What I was thinking was this:
    +2 Ammy of Mighty Fists-24k
    +4 Belt of giant Str-16k
    Full plate-1.5k
    +2 Wis ioun stone-8k

    My PsyWar would be using the power that gives you claws for attacking, not weapons. So tell me if there is anything better in your opinion.
    Thanks
    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
    -Groucho Marx

    not nale, not-nale. thog help nale nail not-nale, not nale. and thog knot not-nale while nale nail not-nale. nale, not not-nale, now nail not-nale by leaving not-nale, not nale, in jail.

    I support LGBT In the playground.

  2. - Top - End - #2
    Firbolg in the Playground
     
    Draz74's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Utah
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: PsyWar Money Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkman1231 View Post
    +2 Ammy of Mighty Fists-24k
    Huge waste of money. Much better to get the Metaphysical Claw power and use it on yourself.

    +4 Belt of giant Str-16k
    Good investment for a level 12 melee character.

    Full plate-1.5k
    Depends what your Dex is, and whether you picked up the Inertial Armor power. But long story short, probably a good idea. You can certainly afford to buy a magical version at this level, though, and possibly even to buy a mithral version.

    +2 Wis ioun stone-8k
    No. Ioun Stones cost double.

    If your DM isn't allowing the various rules (DMG or Magic Item Compendium) that let multiple magic effects stack on the same item, then as a PsyWarrior you should certainly be saving your Neck item slot for an Amulet of Wisdom. (As I pointed out above, Amulet of Mighty Fists is not necessary. Even if it were, Wisdom would be more important.) You might even be able to afford a +4 instead of +2 by this point. (More PP is, arguably, even more important to a PsyWarrior than more Strength.)
    You can call me Draz.
    Trophies:
    Spoiler
    Show

    Also of note:

    I have a number of ongoing projects that I manically jump between to spend my free time ... so don't be surprised when I post a lot about something for a few days, then burn out and abandon it.

  3. - Top - End - #3
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    OldWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: PsyWar Money Question

    What books do you have access to for this character? If you're only going to use claw attacks, I believe there is a magic item in Savage Species that functions as an Amulet of Mighty Fists, but only for one set of natural attacks. It's significantly cheaper, but I'm not sure by how much.

    The full-plate might also be less than a good idea, depending on your dex score. Making it mithral is never a bad idea, though. If you feel like saving some money and blowing a feat instead, you could dip a level or two into monk and grab Tashalatora from one of the Eberron books (Races of, maybe?). It basically stacks monk and psychic warrior for most of the good monk class features and ML, I think.
    Spoiler
    Show
    Quote Originally Posted by Wings of Peace View Post
    "See these cookies? Note how while good they taste sort of bland. Now try these, they're the same cookies but with chocolate chips added. Notice how with the second batch we expended slightly more ingredients but dramatically enhanced the flavor? That's metamagic."
    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Roc View Post
    Seriously, can we kill this misconception now? A wizard is never late, nor is he early. He shops for precisely what he means to.

  4. - Top - End - #4
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    SwashbucklerGuy

    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Default Re: PsyWar Money Question

    My stats would be
    16 (23 w/the item&lvls)
    12
    12
    8
    16 (18 w/the stone)
    8
    So full plate is perfect for my Dex
    So if I get rid of the ammy of mighty fists and stone, and get a ammy of +4 wis, what should i get with the leftover 16k?
    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
    -Groucho Marx

    not nale, not-nale. thog help nale nail not-nale, not nale. and thog knot not-nale while nale nail not-nale. nale, not not-nale, now nail not-nale by leaving not-nale, not nale, in jail.

    I support LGBT In the playground.

  5. - Top - End - #5
    Colossus in the Playground
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Finland
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: PsyWar Money Question

    Say it after me:
    Torc Of Power Preservation

    Psy Wars are kinda starved for power points so that's doubly important for them. The XPH version obviously; the Magic Item Compendium is crap. Also, Manifester Arrows (magic Arrows with the Manifester-quality) are good - they cost 1/50th of what the equivalent weapons cost so they're actually affordable and an easy way to increase your PP reserve.
    Campaign Journal: Uncovering the Lost World - A Player's Diary in Low-Magic D&D (Latest Update: 8.3.2014)
    Being Bane: A Guide to Barbarians Cracking Small Men - Ever Been Angry?! Then this is for you!
    SRD Averages - An aggregation of all the key stats of all the monster entries on SRD arranged by CR.

  6. - Top - End - #6
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Starbuck_II's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Enterprise, Alabama
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: PsyWar Money Question

    Belt of Con +4? More health.
    Con bonus fits belt slot according to DMG.

    Cloak of Resistance +3? +3 saves are nice.

    Agreed, buying some +1 manifester arrow can be useful. You don't shoot the arrow: instead you hold it (drawing ammo is free action), each 1/day adds +1 pp to use when manifeting.
    If DM allowsw you to buy individual arrows instead of 50 at once.

  7. - Top - End - #7
    Troll in the Playground
     
    jiriku's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Default Re: PsyWar Money Question

    An item granting invisibility, levitation, flight, or teleportation would be useful in many situations, and would probably leave money left over for something to boost saves.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •