Mobile Glaive (3.5e Optimized Character Build)

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Introduction[edit]

Quickly move around the battlemap to hit your enemies for massive damage while locking them down.

References[edit]

  • Unearthed Arcana
  • Complete Adventurer
  • Complete Scoundrel
  • Complete Arcane
  • Tome of Battle
  • Races of the Dragon
  • Fiendish Codex II
  • Complete Champion
  • Magic of Incarnum
  • Dragon Magic

Game Rule Components[edit]

Skill Tricks[edit]

  • Collector of Stories (for use with Knowledge Devotion)

Invocations[edit]

  • Eldritch Glaive (9)
  • See the Unseen (10)
  • Entropic Warding (13)
  • Hellrime Blast (15)
  • Flee the Scene (17)
  • Voidsense (19)
  • Vitriolic Blast (20)

Progression[edit]

Starting Ability Scores (Before Racial Adjustments): (Assuming 32 Point Buy) 17 14 15 10 8 11

Race (Templates): Arctic Kobold

ECL Class/HD/LA Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Feats Class
Features
Special
Fort Ref Will
1st Scout 1 +0 +0 +2 +0 Insightful, Martial Study: Crusader's Strike, Stand Still +2 Move Silently checks, Skirmish +1d6, Trapfinding
2nd Scout 2 +1 +0 +3 +0 Power Attack Battle Fortitude +1, Uncanny Dodge
3rd Demon Bloodline 1 +1 +0 +3 +0 Combat Reflexes Strength +1
4th Scout 3 +2 +1 +3 +1 Fast Movement +10, Resistance to Electricity 5, Skirmish +1d6/+1 AC, Trackless Step
5th Ranger 1 +3 +3 +5 +1 Track Demon Affinity +2, Favored Enemy (Arcane), Wild Empathy
6th Demon Bloodline 2 +3 +3 +5 +1 Improved Skirmish Smite Good 1/day
7th Scout 4 +4 +3 +6 +1 Swift Hunter +2 Hide checks, Skirmish +2d6/+1 AC
8th Cleric 1 +4 +5 +6 +3 Knowledge Devotion, Law Devotion, Travel Devotion Resistance to Acid 5, Turn Undead
9th Warlock 1 +4 +5 +6 +5 Practiced Spellcaster: Warlock Constitution +1, Eldritch Blast 1d6
10th Unseen Seer 1 +4 +5 +6 +7 +2 Saves vs. Poison, Skirmish +3d6/+1 AC
11th Unseen Seer 2 +4 +5 +6 +8 Silent Spell Advanced Learning, Demon Affinity +4, Eldritch Blast 2d6
12th Demon Bloodline 3 +4 +5 +6 +8 Martial Stance: Thicket of Blades Resistance to Fire 5
13th Unseen Seer 3 +5 +6 +7 +8 +2 Intimidate checks, Divination Spell Power +1
14th Unseen Seer 4 +6 +6 +7 +9 Cleave Eldritch Blast 3d6 Skirmish +4d6/+1 AC
15th Unseen Seer 5 +7 +6 +7 +9 Shape Soulmeld: Strongheart Vest Advanced Learning, Charisma +1, Guarded Mind
16th Hellfire Warlock 1 +8 +6 +7 +11 Divination Spell Power +1, Eldritch Blast 4d6, Hellfire Blast 8d6, Resistance to Cold 5 Potential is fully realized
17th Hellfire Warlock 2 +9 +6 +7 +12 Demon Affinity +6, Hellfire Blast 10d6
18th Hellfire Warlock 3 +9 +7 +8 +12 Quicken Spell-Like Ability +1 Natural Armor, Eldritch Blast 5d6, Hellfire Blast 12d6
19th Unseen Seer 6 +10 +8 +9 +13 +2 Spot checks, Divination Spell Power +2
20th Unseen Seer 7 +11 +8 +9 +13 Damage Reduction 5/Good, Eldritch Blast 6d6, Skirmish +5d6/+1 AC

At level 20: Scout 4 / Ranger 1 / Cleric 1 / Warlock 1 / Hellfire Warlock 3 / Unseen Seer 7 / Major Bloodline 3

Items of Note[edit]

  • Skirmisher Boots (Magic Item Compendium) allow you to add extra skirmish damage, as well as get an extra attack after skirmishing twice per day.
  • A Nightstick (Libris Mortis) or a Reliquary Holy Symbol (Magic Item Compendium) will give you extra turn attempts with which to fuel your domain devotions
  • Greater Chausable of Fell Power for more damage

Highlights[edit]

  • Pick up a first-level spell with the Draconic Rite of Passage (such as Nerveskitter)
  • Caster level of 24 for Warlock
  • Assumed stats at level 20:
    • Strength: 17 (Base) - 2 (Racial) + 1 (Bloodline) + 5 (Level) + 6 (Item) + 5 (Tome) = 32 (+11
    • Damage: 6d6 (Base Eldritch Blast) + 2d6 (Greater Chausable of Fell Power) + 5d6 (Skirmish) + 2d6 (Improved Skirmish) + 22 (Power Attack) + 16 (Strength) + 12d6 (Hellfire Warlock) = 27d6 + 38 x3
      • Total damage per attack comes out to 122.5 (on average). Should all attacks hit (and they probably will, being touch attacks), that's 367.5 damage (735 with Quicken Spell-like Ability)

Combat Sequence[edit]

  • Activate Travel Devotion on one round, Law Devotion on another
  • Keep moving and dealing damage with full attacks using Travel Devotion to move as a swift action
  • Easily lock enemies down using Stand Still with Thicket of Blades

Further Optimization[edit]

  • Pick up a wand of Divine Favor and Divine Power to boost your attack and damage

Limitations[edit]

  • Creatures immune to skirmish will reduce overall damage considerably

DM Counters[edit]

  • Defenses apart from AC (illusions, concealment, etc)
  • Teleporting foes

Variants[edit]

  • Take the Titan Bloodline instead of the Demon Bloodline
  • If you're not worried about Spell Resistance, pick up Chilling Tentacles or another invocation instead of Vitriolic Blast



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Article BalanceVery High +
AuthorGhostwheel +
Final Class ProgressionScout 4 / Ranger 1 / Cleric 1 / Warlock 1 / Hellfire Warlock 3 / Unseen Seer 7 / Major Bloodline 3 +
Identifier3.5e Optimized Character Build +
RaceArctic Kobold +
RatingUnrated +
SummaryQuickly move around the battlemap to hit your enemies for massive damage while locking them down. +
TitleMobile Glaive +