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    I'm about to start a 3.5 campaign and i'm thinking of starting either a Dwarf or Human character that mainly throws axes as well as uses them for comment along with a broadsword or similar weapon. Think of a throw happy viking. I was thinking of going with a fighter, but not being particularly knowledgeable of the dozens of classes in 3.5, thought someone might know of a better class that can let my character hold his own while throwing alot of weapons, while being able to roleplay the throw happy aspect of the character.
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    Goliath hehehehheehhe Throw bigger axes.

    Barring that jotunbrud human has the same effect.

    Hell take throw anything and chuck a great axe as you charge with hurling charge

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    if ToB is allowed, a warblade going into the bloodstorm blade prc begins to work nicely once you get into the prc.

    (bloodstorm blade's deal is that you get to apply the throwing and returning properties to melee weapons for free and can use martial maneuvers at throwing range. So you'd actually be throwing a battleaxe around)

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    In core, the following feats are a must:
    Throw Anything - throw melee weapons (greataxe sounds nice)
    Brutal Throw - attack rolls with thrown weapons use STR bonus instead of DEX
    Power Throw - same as Power Attack, but with thrown weapons
    Quick Draw - throw more than one weapon per round

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    Bloodstorm Blade in Tome of Battle is exactly what you need. You can throw around Battleaxes and Greataxes and they'll come right back to your hand instantly so you can make your next attack with them. You get to treat your thrown weapon attacks as though they were melee attacks, so you get Str to hit, 1.5 Str two-handed, you can Power Attack, you can throw an axe at the end of a charge with Leap Attack, you can use your martial maneuvers with thrown attacks, they don't provoke AoOs, etc. Definitely worth taking a look at.

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    +1 for a Warblade/Bloodstorm Blade build, although it's subject to DM approval since Tome of Battle is not always allowed. Even if your DM might not like martial maneuvers, the Bloodstorm Blade doesn't get them (it only requires them) so with some tweaks that you can work out with your DM, it might be playable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AslanCross View Post
    +1 for a Warblade/Bloodstorm Blade build, although it's subject to DM approval since Tome of Battle is not always allowed. Even if your DM might not like martial maneuvers, the Bloodstorm Blade doesn't get them (it only requires them) so with some tweaks that you can work out with your DM, it might be playable.
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    This is the bomb-diggity of throwing builds.
    See if you can get your axes to count for Boomerang Daze, even if you have to take EWP to get it. So worth it.
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    Heh heh heh... I remade the Lord of Blades for my most recent Eberron game as a Bloodstorm Blade. He had artifact component wings, and he flew around throwing a greatsword and turning Sharn city watchmen into red mist. Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lin Bayaseda View Post
    In core, the following feats are a must:
    Throw Anything - throw melee weapons (greataxe sounds nice)
    Brutal Throw - attack rolls with thrown weapons use STR bonus instead of DEX
    Power Throw - same as Power Attack, but with thrown weapons
    Quick Draw - throw more than one weapon per round
    But these aren't core. (Apart from Quick Draw)
    The rest are in Complete Warrior, IIRC, which isn't a core book.


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    Master Thrower (Complete Warrior). Complements Bloodstorm Blade nicely as well, if you have ToB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AslanCross View Post
    But these aren't core. (Apart from Quick Draw)
    The rest are in Complete Warrior, IIRC, which isn't a core book.
    Uhm, my core is bigger than your core!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AslanCross View Post
    But these aren't core. (Apart from Quick Draw)
    The rest are in Complete Warrior, IIRC, which isn't a core book.
    Complete Adventurer for most. CWar has Throw Anything, Brutal/Power are Adv.
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    Titan Bloodline for throwing a 40 lb Gargantuan Warhammer :D

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    Hulking Hurler is nice but you have to be at least large. Though at higher levels you could throw the moon if you wanted to.
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    Agreed with the Bloodstorm Blade. Or you can start as a Scout to add some skirmish damage to your throwing axes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demidracolich View Post
    Hulking Hurler is nice but you have to be at least large. Though at higher levels you could throw the moon if you wanted to.
    You gotta be large for War Hulk anyways so that's a non-issue. Hulking Hurler War Hulk is the standard combo since War Hulk is a very efficient means of increasing your Carrying Capacity.
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    I think I'll go try out a warblade, and as for as restrictions go, the DM said there are none for this particular campaign. So what books do I need to find or at least see if the DM has them? All I have is core.
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    All you really need is Tome of Battle. Complete Warrior and Complete Adventurer are icing on the delicious axe-throwing cake.
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    But I like icing. Alright, thanks yall.
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    Bloodstorm blade is really nasty. Like, really.

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    Bloodstorm blade is really nasty. Like, really.
    But in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Roc View Post
    +2
    This is the bomb-diggity of throwing builds.
    See if you can get your axes to count for Boomerang Daze, even if you have to take EWP to get it. So worth it.
    +3, except instead of axes, play a large character and throw around enemies.

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    ...That's not what core means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxhero View Post
    +3, except instead of axes, play a large character and throw around enemies.
    I think a Bloodstorm Blade with Fling Ally/Fling Enemy would be hilarious.

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    I think a Bloodstorm Blade with Fling Ally/Fling Enemy would be hilarious.
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    I think a Bloodstorm Blade with Fling Ally/Fling Enemy would be hilarious.
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    +3, except instead of axes, play a large character and throw around enemies.
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