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    Bugbear in the Playground
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    Default [4e] Not enough Poison!

    Am I the only one who feels that poison needs to be more available to players?
    I was going to build a Shardmind made of living mercury, but I couldn't find a class that had enough [Poison] to really make me feel like I'm made of poison.
    Any ideas? Comments?
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    Default Re: [4e] Not enough Poison!

    Well, you could take a class of your choice and (with your DM's permission, of course) refluff existing abilities to be poison damage rather than whatever else.

    One caveat, though: I have no idea if there are specific attributes associated with poison ablities, so this may end up being unbalanced. I know dwarves will get a bonus to saving throws against abilities that grant them.
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    Default Re: [4e] Not enough Poison!

    If you go assassin, there are a number of feats that you can take that will allow almost all of your powers to do poison damage, (in addition to the ones that do poison damage automatically) as well as give you the ability to bypass creatures that have poison resistance or immunity.

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    Yep:

    Feats:
    Venom Hand Master - your attacks ignore poison resistance and immunity
    Venom Handler - resist poison 5/tier
    Venom Hand Assassin - the first attack of the encounter deals 1d8 extra poison damage per tier
    Venom Hand Killer - +2/+3/+4 feat bonus to poison damage

    In addition, you have the Venomed Soul Paragon Path, which also does all sorts of poison-y things
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    Default Re: [4e] Not enough Poison!

    Get a Spiderkissed weapon enchantment. You can do all your weapon damage as poison.
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    Default Re: [4e] Not enough Poison!

    You could also be an acid/poison Dragon Sorcerer. Won't be as much poison as if you used the poison supplements from Dragon, but you're still dealing with deadly liquid-y stuff.

    Then get a Spiderkissed dagger. Poisoned Burning Spray! Poisonous Starfall! Dazzling Ray... OF POISON!
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    Default Re: [4e] Not enough Poison!

    Also see if your DM will let you refluff/crunch fire attacks to poison. Ongoing fire damage would work very well as on-going poison damage. The only problem I know if is Fire damage is considered weak just because of all the fire resist. With a damage type change the fire based powers might become to powerful.

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    Default Re: [4e] Not enough Poison!

    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmage View Post
    With a damage type change the fire based powers might become to powerful.
    Poison isn't resisted as much, but more creatures are outright immune, mostly undead.

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    Default Re: [4e] Not enough Poison!

    Seconding assassin, it has more poison than even sorceror. I`m sure that when the actually publish assassin, they will have a poisoning build.
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    Default Re: [4e] Not enough Poison!

    You can also make this:

    Dark pact Warlock multiclass Assassin, get Spirit Poison and Venom Hand Master, pick only necrotic and poison powers.

    Now almost all your damage is poison and there's nothing immune to your attacks.

    With the exception of your at-wills and the level 27th encounter power, there is a warlock power based of charisma with the necrotic or poison keyword available for every level. It may not be an optimal build, though.

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    Default Re: [4e] Not enough Poison!

    Quote Originally Posted by demidracolich View Post
    Seconding assassin, it has more poison than even sorceror. I`m sure that when the actually publish assassin, they will have a poisoning build.
    Assassin has been "Published". Its not content that will appear in a book, but is DDI only.

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