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Bowhealer 2020 (Two builds) (Cleric/Favored Soul) 17/Fighter 2/Wizard 1  

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Inamorata
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Not just one, but two new builds for your consumption. They're both variations on the same build, with some subtle differences in playstyle and what they're better at. What they both do is lock down lines of mobs with Paralyzing Arrows while keeping the group healed.

Let's start with the first one.

(Cleric) Bowhealer 2020
17/2/1 Cleric/Fighter/Wizard
True Neutral Wood Elf


Level Order

1. Cleric          6. Fighter        11. Wizard         16. Cleric
2. Cleric          7. Cleric         12. Cleric         17. Cleric
3. Cleric          8. Cleric         13. Cleric         18. Cleric
4. Cleric          9. Cleric         14. Cleric         19. Cleric
5. Cleric         10. Fighter        15. Cleric         20. Cleric


Stats
               36pt     Tome     Level Up
               ----     ----     --------
Strength         8       +2       4: WIS
Dexterity       18       +3       8: WIS
Constitution    16       +2      12: WIS
Intelligence    12       +2      16: WIS
Wisdom          16       +2      20: WIS
Charisma         8       +2      24: WIS
                                 28: WIS

Skills
          C  C  C  C  C  F  C  C  C  F  W  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
          1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
         ------------------------------------------------------------
Heal      4  1  1  1  1     1  2  1        2  2  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  23
Spellcr   4  1  1  1  1     2  1  1     2  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  23
Concent         2     2  1  1  1     1     1  1              2     2  14
UMD          1     1     1        1  1  1        1  1  1  1     1     11
Perform   1                                                            1
Tumble    1                                                            1
         ------------------------------------------------------------
         12  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4


Feats

 1        : Point Blank Shot
 3        : Rapid Shot
 6        : Empower Healing Spell
 6 Fighter: Precise Shot
 9        : Manyshot
10 Fighter: Improved Critical: Ranged
11 Wizard : Quicken Spell
12        : Spell Focus: Enchantment
15        : Improved Precise Shot
18        : Precision
21 Epic   : Combat Archery
24 Epic   : Overwhelming Critical
26 Destiny: Epic Spell Power: Positive
27 Epic   : Blinding Speed
28 Destiny: Doubleshot
29 Destiny: Mass Frog
30 Epic   : Embolden Spell
30 Legend : Scion of: Feywild

 2 Cleric : Trickery Domain

 1 Deity  : Follower of: Sovereign Host
 7 Deity  : Unyielding Sovereignty


Enhancements (80 AP)

Elf-Arcane Archer (41 AP)
    • Arcane Archer, Morphic Arrows, Metalline Arrows, Aligned Arrows, Shadow Arrows, Mystical Archer
         1. Conjure Arrows, Energy of the Wild I, Flaming Arrows
         2. Dispelling Shot I, Force Arrows I, Corrosive Arrows
         3. Shattermantle Shot I, Terror Arrows, Soul Magic, Elemental Damage, Wisdom
         4. Banishing Arrows, Paralyzing Arrows, Smiting Arrows, Elemental Damage, Wisdom
         5. Moonbow, Arrow of Slaying, Elemental Damage, Runebow

Wood Elf (14 AP)
    • Elven Accuracy, Dexterity
         1. Elven Weapon Training
         2. Enchantment Lore III, Arcanum I
         3. Arcane Archer

Warpriest (13 AP)
    • Smite Foe: Ranged, Resilience of Battle
         1. Toughness III, Awareness I
         2. Smite Weakness, Wall of Steel III
         3. Wisdom

Falconry (12 AP)
    • Falcon, Wisdom
         1. Rugged II, Out in Nature III
         2. Killer Instinct I
         3. Killer Instinct II

I am currently in the process of leveling a 34-point Khorvaire (free) Elf version of this build on Torrynn. You need Falconry for WIS to hit and damage, which costs at least 12 AP. You could dump the stuff from Warpriest into Falconry to get some of the Tier 4 goodies. It's valid. My personal choice is Warpriest, though, for some extra bulk.

Since I'm getting WIS to hit and damage on any weapon I wield via Falconry, I go Sovereign Host for the Unyielding Sovereignty clicky. (You get bow proficiency from being an elf.)

Trickery Domain sends the build's enchant DC through the roof, at least as far as archer clerics go. 17 levels Cleric gives you access to some of the Level 9 spells. I'd suggest Implosion and True Resurrection for L9 spells worth taking.

Your normal best destiny bet is Exalted Angel for DCs (and for wings, allowing you to be a decent kiter in Killing Time), though Shiradi for Nerve Venom and a little more DPS from the tree's attacks are also a somewhat valid choice.

Door number 2 is...

(Favored) Bowhealer 2020
17/2/1 Favored Soul/Fighter/Wizard
Wood Elf


Level Order

1. Favored Soul    6. Fighter        11. Wizard         16. Favored Soul
2. Favored Soul    7. Favored Soul   12. Favored Soul   17. Favored Soul
3. Favored Soul    8. Favored Soul   13. Favored Soul   18. Favored Soul
4. Favored Soul    9. Favored Soul   14. Favored Soul   19. Favored Soul
5. Favored Soul   10. Fighter        15. Favored Soul   20. Favored Soul


Stats
               36pt     Tome     Level Up
               ----     ----     --------
Strength         8       +2       4: WIS
Dexterity       18       +3       8: WIS
Constitution    16       +2      12: WIS
Intelligence    12       +2      16: WIS
Wisdom          16       +2      20: WIS
Charisma         8       +2      24: WIS
                                 28: WIS

Skills
         Fv Fv Fv Fv Fv Fi Fv Fv Fv Fi Wz Fv Fv Fv Fv Fv Fv Fv Fv Fv
          1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
         ------------------------------------------------------------
Heal      4  1  1  1  1     1  2  1        2  2  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  23
Spellcr   4  1  1  1  1     2  1  1     2  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  23
Concent         2     2  1  1  1     1     1  1              2     2  14
UMD          1     1     1        1  1  1        1  1  1  1     1     11
Perform   1                                                            1
Tumble    1                                                            1
         ------------------------------------------------------------
         12  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4


Feats

 1        : Point Blank Shot
 3        : Rapid Shot
 6        : Empower Healing Spell
 6 Fighter: Precise Shot
 9        : Manyshot
10 Fighter: Improved Critical: Ranged
11 Wizard : Quicken Spell
12        : Spell Focus: Enchantment
15        : Improved Precise Shot
18        : Precision
21 Epic   : Combat Archery
24 Epic   : Overwhelming Critical
26 Destiny: Epic Spell Power: Positive
27 Epic   : Blinding Speed
28 Destiny: Doubleshot
29 Destiny: Mass Frog
30 Epic   : Embolden Spell
30 Legend : Scion of: Feywild

 2 FavSoul: Knowledge of Battle
 8 FavSoul: Stout of Heart

 5 FavSoul: Energy Absorption: Fire
13 FavSoul: Energy Absorption: Electricity
18 FavSoul: Energy Absorption: Cold

 1 Deity  : Follower of: Silver Flame
 7 Deity  : Silver Flame Exorcism


Enhancements (80 AP)

Elf-Arcane Archer (41 AP)
    • Arcane Archer, Morphic Arrows, Metalline Arrows, Aligned Arrows, Shadow Arrows, Mystical Archer
         1. Conjure Arrows, Energy of the Wild I, Flaming Arrows
         2. Dispelling Shot I, Force Arrows I, Corrosive Arrows
         3. Shattermantle Shot I, Terror Arrows, Soul Magic, Elemental Damage, Wisdom
         4. Banishing Arrows, Paralyzing Arrows, Smiting Arrows, Elemental Damage, Wisdom
         5. Moonbow, Arrow of Slaying, Elemental Damage, Runebow

War Soul (25 AP)
    • Smite Foe: Ranged, Resilience of Battle, Sanctuary
         1. Toughness III, Righteous Weapons
         2. Smite Weakness, Wall of Steel III, Righteous Weapons
         3. Magic Backlash III, Wisdom
         4. Ameliorating Strike, Holy Striker: Doubleshot III

Wood Elf (14 AP)
    • Elven Accuracy
         1. Elven Weapon Training, Arcane Fluidity II
         2. Enchantment Lore III, Arcanum I
         3. Arcane Archer

I will soon be leveling this build on Tenpercenter. Compared to the cleric, you lose some enchantment DC from the lack of a domain, and level 9 spell access. What you gain is Ameliorating Strike, many more spell points for healing, higher HP plus three energy absorbencies, and built-in wings, making Shiradi a much more viable choice for running in full time. Divine Crusader and Fury of the Wild also become viable destiny options when you need a little more DPS.

Fighter effectively is giving you three feats here: the two bonus fighter feats (applied at specific levels to take advantage of specific BAB values), and built-in heavy armor proficiency. Wizard comes in with the free feat for Quicken.

As to what both builds do well, your job is to lock down mobs with paralyzing arrows and IPS, and heal when needed. Your enchantment DC is enough to lock down melees with spells like Hold Person or Greater Command, but by and large, you should CC with the bow and use the bluebar to throw heals.

This topic was modified 1 month ago by Inamorata

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Posted : Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:18 am
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