Ultimately, the Duskblade is not good at much else besides dealing damage, so this guide is mostly optimizing for more damage and some amount of utility. the-duskblade-handbook: A guide for the e Duskblade class. I was reading the Duskblade handbook, and I found some perplexing statements. Can you guys help me out? First, it cites this ridiculous post.
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Akula on June 19, Martial Study ToB31 — A decent situational feat if used well in the build, as it gives you a class skill from the discipline permanentlyand any maneuver you have the IL to support.
This is a bad spell choice. Each time you gain a new class level, you learn one additional spell of any level you can cast, chosen from the duskblade handvook list. Thank you for the clarification Dimitris.
While duskblades can be described as arcane gish, they don’t need clever dips in prestige classes to acquire as high base attack bonus and spellcasting as possible. Join Date Mar Location Posts 4, You are going to get this spell so late that the odds to get one through are minimal. I dislike spell storing on your main weapon because you have to load it with spells and then discharge it once. Therefore, multiclassing or prestige classing out of Duskblade before 13th is a fairly poor decision.
The best of these is Sacred Exorcist, which is open to arcane casters. However keep in mind that this is listed often as a requirement.
I have considered the duskblade and that may be the best answer, but as I have limited experience with 3. Now it mentions that you get it when you are delivering the spell, but since the arcane channeling ‘s effect states [ I have a foundness for those that can sling spell along with blade, like Dak’kon from Planescape: Nice ability, but unfortunately the duration is too limited.
Useful in many situations. Twisted Duskblwde — 5 in balance and 5 in Tumble duskbladde you turn 90 degrees during charge movement once.
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Con bonus is always nice and if with Mind draconic aspect duskblades gain nice bonuses, including the awesome blindsence at 15th level.
Saves you a lot of trouble and it’s one of the best arcane spells. Race is a minor decision. Races suitable for Duskblades generally need to hanfbook melee ability while being able to backup spellcasting as well. I assume Arcane Strike is listed as being a duskbllade action? This is most helpful if you are dealing with trippers. However, you could always just TOUCH them with your touch spells if they are adjacent to you, but what fun would that be?
I was seing them but He doesn’t get bonus feats like a fighter or ranger for combat nor the powerful defensive abilities of a paladin. It’s probably better than cause fear. After all duskblades are a melee class with a high base attack bonus. The translation is “arcane steel crystal” but i dont know if that is the real name in english. You should eventually get it on your weapon or one of your weapons if you use multiple. I mention this only because you did; I would not otherwise consider it a gish prestige class.
Or you can get a fist spell and try Blade of Force only if you need to bypass incorporeality – the damage bonus will be next to nothing at those levels. Duskblade Building As with all classes, a build should play to the Dusbklade’s strengths, cover its weaknesses, or–preferably–both. Con bonus is always nice and if with Mind draconic aspect duskblades gain nice bonuses, including the awesome blindsence dhskblade 15th level. You only get 1 more spell known each level, so the spells you choose are of vital importance if you want to be a useful member of your party.
August 01, You’ll actually only have a few dead levels, and duskhlade are almost worth waiting for some of the good stuff later. There are two things I have spotted which work for the duskblade but how well they work is another thing: I could then later pickup flyby attack and with being able to channel a reach weapon some rather interesting combinations of attacks can open up yes?
Also, get rid of color spray, it won’t be able to affect most enemies.
If you’re going straight duskblade, or building a gish with sorcerer as the casting side, take Arcane Strike at 9th level or whenever it is you get access to 3rd-level spells.
Not all of the rest of the characters have been fully fleshed out, but we will have a cleric and a wizard. You will definitely want to euskblade Practiced Spellcaster if you enter JPM, because in order to get down to the good stuff you have to lose a CL at first level, and another CL for the Warblade or Swordsage dip to get in.
What is great about this, is that it has no save, and can really disable some characters that depend on movement. Usually a great pick.
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Rings of Wizardry DMG: Wednesday, 15th May, This is possibly useful to other arcane spellcasters that make heavily use of rays, but it isn’t going to help duskblades remember that your BAB is full, while normally arcane casters have half BAB. Strength — Very important score, allows you to hit things in melee and deal more damage, but mostly ensures you hit things.
True Strike — Useful primarily if you are concerned about missing with a high level channeled spell.
Also, your damage goes down. This is because if you activate Arcane Strike it lasts for the whole round, so your attacks of opportunity benefit from it.
Mobility is a minor issue to the duskblade, because these characters need to position themselves correctly in the battlefield.