gnome character builds

Mar 032016
 

First Life Gnome Eldritch Knight
It is Gnome build week here on DDOGamer, as Count Babcula posts a Deep Gnome Illusionist build, followed by me and this Eldritch Knight, and soon (or at least, soonish) to include a Gnome Assassin.

Gnomes everywhere. In fairness, you were warned.


DDOGamer accidentally presents: A week of Gnome character builds


This one is for my Gamer Girl. She wanted something different, something to play with our Torchwood friends on Torchwood nights, something that didn’t worry about end game or epics because she doesn’t think it is likely this character will ever get there. Being played probably only once per week, I see her point, but tried to figure in end game capabilities too, because reasons. Like, things change, I’ve run bank characters up to cap, who knows what might happen.

But I digress. Let’s talk build details!

Constraints:

  • It must have a frontloaded power curve; this can not be one of those late-blooming characters that only gets good in Epic
  • Does not have to be overly self-healing; there will always be a cleric in accompaniment
  • Has to be able to really contribute; my Gamer Girl hates it when she feels like the group is carrying her character

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Mar 032016
 

The Evilest of Gnomes
With Gnomes added, I’ve decided to try my hand at the new iconic Deep Gnome. I don’t have a real wizard, and my wizard life on Babingo is quite distant, so I figured; why not? However, I am currently on a caster life with Babingo, so I also didn’t want a pure caster. What to do…

I decided to roll up Babspell as a Deep Gnome battle-wizard. Pure wizard, using Int to Damage from the Harper tree, and with great criticals on a pickaxe using a combination of Improved Critical and the Gnome enhancement. There are no named light picks (YET!) so the best crit profile I can probably get is 18-20 X4, which isn’t bad at all (but DOES give me a great idea for a swashbuckling gnome! Maybe next life….)

Originally I wanted to go TWF, so I rolled up the character. However, I realized that my high Dex wasn’t doing much for me, and that I could really benefit from an orb in my offhand. Besides, my stat bonus (Int) will be so high that adding it twice is just too good to pass up.

So I rerolled as a SWF gnome, maxing out Int and putting the rest in Con. Ended up with a 6/8/18/20/10/6 spread (str/dex/con/int/wis/cha) which is acceptable.


DDOGamer accidentally presents: A week of Gnome character builds


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