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    Default Best way to get into JPM?

    We r starting a campaign in two weeks, and am gonna play the elven gishy dude...

    So I reeeeeally need your advice.

    I am thinking of some alternative ways..

    1. 1 Warblade/ 5 Wizard (the classic)
    2. Crusader / Battle (or stalwart) Sorcerer?
    3. Full caster with martial study feats??


    Plz give me a solid build... I need it

    Another question I have is if Arcane wrath and Arcane Strike stack.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Best way to get into JPM?

    I, personally, favor Crusader for JPM gishing.

    But if you still want those caster-levels then I suggest stalwart sorcerer for that BAB bump.

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    Default Re: Best way to get into JPM?

    What's JPM?

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    Jade Phoenix Mage, a gish prestige class from Tome of Battle.

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    Default Re: Best way to get into JPM?

    Jade Phoenix Mage, a PrC from the Tome of Battle: Book of Nine Swords, I suspect.

    Edit: Simu'ed! Great minds think alike, though.
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    Default Re: Best way to get into JPM?

    It depends what you want your character to do after you have levels in JPM- do you want to be a spellcaster with melee effectiveness if needed, or are you going to be fighting more often?

    I'm DMing a Tome of Battle campaign right now, and I'm going to have an NPC Jade Phoenix Mage, going in as a straight Battle Sorcerer (picking up maneuvers with Martial Study). You get more caster levels at the expense of some metamagic feats, but caster level is generally more important.

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    Default Re: Best way to get into JPM?

    Usually, when I'm making JPM's, if I want them to bring the pain to their enemies, I use warblade/wizards. If I want a decent tank I use crusader/sorcerers or wizards. An epic character I made recently was a Wizard/Crusader/Abjurant Champion/Jade Phoenix Mage who seems an effective tank, actually.

    In a campaign I have been DMing there is a Swordsage/Warmage/Ebon Phoenix mage(evil variant for the Jade's good). He's rather good at dishing out damage when he needs to.
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    Default Re: Best way to get into JPM?

    I hear good things about Duskblade 5/Warblade 1/JPM X.

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    Duskblade huh?

    That would be like a heavy spell-slot consuming monster (use spell with wrath and channel another in your blade? rofl... and then discharge it with a strike??? DM with headache )

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