Jun 032013
 

Evasion Battlecleric vs Rednamed Ghaele
Mawry the Evasion Battlecleric and her trusty companion Adventuredog
vs Taeron Rimond, the most fearsome and red-named Ghaele of them all

I received a request for a build of the type that Mawry played in her last life. I find feedback and other communications to be very rewarding; it reinforces why I work on this blog in the first place. And as a result, Paul Morrison, this post is for you!

Mawry is a special and unique case, seeing as how she has completed multiple lives and consumed multiple tomes. Rather than recapping her build here (which was mostly done in her last life report anyway), here is a more generically-constructed 32-point build for anyone else crazy enough to play a DEX-based TWF Evasion Battlecleric.


Evasion Battle Cleric

Rogue 2/Cleric 18
Neutral Good Halfling

Warning: This is not a normal build. Not at all. Play with caution!

Goals:

  • High survivability
  • Lots of Radiant Aura and Blasts
  • Superb soloist ability
  • Able to melee at least somewhat effectively up through level 20
 STR 10
 DEX 16
 CON 14
 INT 12
 WIS 10
 CHA 16

Add to DEX on each level up.

Any tomes will help. 
I did warn you that this is not a normal build.

Skills:

Concentration (Every level), Jump & Open Lock (every cleric level), balance & haggle & move silent & tumble & search (on rogue levels only)

If you are not going to solo much, you may want to drop Jump and Open Lock in favor of maximizing Heal skill since that will now add to your healing spellpower. Note that A +2 INT Tome would allow some of both.

Feats:

Toughness, Weapon Finesse, Empower Healing, TWF, Improved TWF, Improved Crit (piercing), Greater TWF

Leveling plan:

Rogue 1st level, Cleric 2nd -7th level, Rogue 8th level, then Cleric for all remaining levels.

Enhancements:

  • Cleric Improved Heal 2
  • Cleric Life Magic AT LEAST 2 BUT AS MANY MORE AS YOU CAN
  • Cleric Prayer of Life 1
  • Cleric Prayer of Incredible Life 1
  • Cleric Improved Turning 1
  • Cleric Extra Turn 2 OR SO
  • Cleric Divine Might AS MANY AS YOU CAN
  • Cleric Radiant Servant 2
  • Racial Toughness 2
  • Rogue Speed Boost 1
  • Rogue Skill Boost 1
  • Halfling Dexterity 2
  • Rogue Dexterity 1
  • Cleric Wisdom 3
  • Cleric Charisma 2
  • Halfling Flanking Bonus PUT ANY EXTRA POINTS HERE
  • Halfling Guile PUT ANY EXTRA POINTS HERE

These will change under the new enhancement system, but not all that much.

Play Notes:

You will want rapiers. Lots and lots of rapiers. Also light armor, and a shield for those occasions when you want to go head to head with a boss or extra-hard-hitter.

Did I mention the rapiers?

πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

  9 Responses to “Details on the Evasion Battlecleric”

Comments (9)
  1. Greetings,

    I enjoy your blogs very much – good reading!

    I wanted to mention, I was reviewing my cleric’s enhancements this past weekend (so it’s fresh in my memory) and they have tagged the “Cleric Prayer of Incredible Life ” series as obsolete and has no effect on character or something along those lines. I had 1 point spent on the 1st level of that and now I’m contemplating a enhancement rebuild to recoup that 1 point πŸ˜› I’m a tad anal on stuff like that – I don’t min or max per se but I surely don’t like wasting points!

    Wondering if it’s worth it though since this will all be changed in the next couple of months…

    Belroos Ironsoul
    The Silver Dragon Kindred – Thelanis

  2. Wow – thanks Geoff!

    Now I can rest easy that I didn’t “waste” that point πŸ™‚

  3. not sure about this idea.. cleric are low on reflex, and your build lack power attack and strength. your wisdom is low so you can’t cc with flamestrike and damage with bb..

    serious i would rather put 18 pal/2monk or 18 fvs/2monk then cleric..

    • Yes. That’s how YOU would play it. But you’re not mr Geoff Hanna. Thankfully. Obviously the build worked for him, so why judge?

      • am not telling you that you are wrong, or how you should play. i just couldn’t see the benefit of cleric over fvs or pal.

  4. It’s cool Mizz he’s not judging he’s commenting. And he has some valid points too, although WIS does not determine BB damage and this particular cleric will have much better reflex save than he is considering.

    I welcome disagreement and discussion. I don’t welcome trolling, but he is not doing that he’s just disagreeing. He stated his opinions clearly and without rancor.

    And besides, I get things wrong all the time.

    It’s all good πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for the build idea Geoff. Still not sure if I’m going to go pure 20 cleric and just run with the guildies as a healbot or actually try to evade πŸ˜‰

    The fact that the heal spell actually is going to help build my heal spell power had evaded me though, so that will definitely come into play as I use my skill points.

    Thanks for the post!

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